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South DakotaCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Just like its diverse landscape, South Dakota offers visitors a variety of choices when it comes to dining. From foods that honor our heritage—German, Dutch and Native American—to modern-day menus and restaurant chains, you’re sure to please the palate of every foodie. Experience a taste of South Dakota at a local eatery, fine dining establishment or classic Main Street café.

— South Dakota Cooking Schools —

Curry Masala
Rapid City 605-716-7788
Join us for an enchanting afternoon of exclusive Indian culinary experiences. Learn how to prepare mildly spiced rice, roti bread and curries. Learn about different spices and how to use them. We have limited seats, and schedules vary, so call for upcoming classes.
Sanaa’s Gourmet Mediterranean
Sioux Falls 605-275-2516
Sanaa offers Mediterranean cooking classes for small groups — these short, one-night events are designed to introduce people to healthy food preparation techniques and also expose others to the joy of preparing and sharing a meal with friends
Someone’s In The Kitchen
Rapid City 605-341-5044
Someone's In The Kitchen offers seasonal cooking classes in the fall, winter and spring. Our chefs come to us from popular Rapid City and Black Hills restaurants, through referral from outstanding local gourmands, and occasionally we bring in outside visiting chefs.

Taste What's Happening!

Argus Leader RibFest

Sioux Falls
5/29/2014 - 6/1/2014
Features award-winning bar-b-que vendors from across the country, national and local concerts, and fun for the kids.

Original South Dakota BBQ Championships

6/6/2014 - 6/7/2014
Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned. Also a Peoples Choice Backyard BBQ Competition and Chili Challenge

Art and Wine Festival at Main Street Square

Rapid City
6/14/2014 - 6/15/2014
Sample wine as you browse art from more than 50 local and regional artists. Enjoy live artistic performances, music and activities for kids

Faulkton's Wild West Days

7/3/2014 - 7/6/2014
Parade fireworks, car show, 4-H Carnival, 5k run, BBQ in the park, Golf Tournament, brat feed, music bands and much more

Cookin' on Kampeska: Wing Fling & BBQ Thing

7/18/2014 - 7/19/2014
The successful family friendly event will feature a State Championship Kansas City BBQ Society competition.

Great Dakota Wine Festival

8/30/2014 - 8/31/2014
Includes wine tastings from South Dakota wineries, grape stomping, live music, cooking demonstrations, and amateur wine making competition.

Ribs, Rods & Rock 'n Roll

9/5/2014 - 9/6/2014
World class BBQ ribs, food vendors, arts & crafts, street dance, beer garden, music fest, State BBQ Championship cook-off, & more!

Kuchen Festival and Old Time Harvest Festival

9/13/2014 - 9/14/2014
Kuchen Sales, Craft Show, Quilt and Fabric Arts Show, Farm Demos, Parade, Threshing & Plowing Demos, Old Time Fiddlers, BBQ Pork Supper.

German-Russian Schmeckfest

9/19/2014 - 9/21/2014
Musical entertainment, German food, parade, vintage car, tractor & motorcycle show, pioneer demos, German church service, and antique tractor pull.

NESD Celtic Faire and Games

9/20/2014 - 9/21/2014
Sporting events, agricultural events, storytelling, dance & music, promoting Celtic culture and it's impact on our American society.

Buffalo Roundup and Chili Cook-off

9/26/2014 - 9/27/2014
Taste the best chili in the Northern Plains during Custer State Park's Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival.


Rapid City
Microbrew tasting, homebrew sampling, homebrew contest, polka music provided by the Barry Boyce Polka Band and more
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