The time has come again for the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo® in Rapid City, South Dakota from January 28-February 5, 2022! Celebrating all their years of wild western action, Rapid City, South Dakota is ready to go as they prepare for the 2022 Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo® where rodeo and stock show fans alike to come on out and “Do Big Things!”
History of Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo
With a history rich in farming and ranching and originating from an idea to protect and honor agriculture communities, the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo® were born. With humble beginnings in 1958, members of the Rapid City Chamber Ag Committee aimed to combine the rural lifestyle with the quickly growing urban community of Rapid City. Starting out as a stock show showcasing only three breeds of cattle (Angus, Hereford, and Shorthorn,) the “Winter Show,” as it was originally called, made a splash in Rapid City and continued to grow and thrive. Each year saw great improvement as more breeds of cattle were added to the lineup. In 1966, the Winter Show received the new name, The Black Hills Stock Show® when ownership of the event was passed on to Central States Fair, INC. It wasn’t until 1978 that the first “Winter Rodeo” occurred in conjunction with the stock show.
Since its conception in 1958, the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo® has blossomed into a full-fledged extravaganza. With all the fun starting on January 28, there is so much going it is hard to pick one thing! Here are just a few things going on…
- 2-Day Horse Sale | Jan 28 – Jan 29, 2022 | 8am | James Kjerstad Event Center- Central States Fairgrounds
- Livestock Show/Sales | January 28 – February 5, 2022 | James Kjerstad Event Center- Central States Fairgrounds
- Buckles and Bling Heritage Awards | February 2, 2022 |5:00 PM | Fine Arts Theater
- Rodeo Rapid City | January 28-February 5, 2022 | Summit Arena
- Black Hills Stock Show® Official Ranch Rodeo | Jan 21 – Feb 01, 2022 | Showtimes vary | James Kjerstad Event Center- Central States Fairgrounds
You can find tickets for all the events here. With such success over the years, it’s no surprise that the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo® has made a positive impact in its community. Not only does the Stock Show send money back into the community, but it also provides job/internship opportunities for locals and scholarship opportunities through the Central States Fair Foundation,
“a 501 (c) 3 organization geared to supporting youth, agriculture, and long term capital improvements to the Central States Fairgrounds”
We hope you will join Cowboy Lifestyle Network as we head to Rapid City to share in one of the largest celebrations in South Dakota!
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