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South Dakota Culinary Travel

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!

Campbell's RibFest

Sioux Falls
6/2/2016 - 6/5/2016
Features award-winning bar-b-que vendors from across the country, national and local concerts, and fun for the kids.
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Original South Dakota BBQ Championships

Huron
6/3/2016 - 6/4/2016
Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned. Also a Peoples Choice Backyard BBQ Competition and Chili Challenge
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Rockin' RibFest

Yankton
6/3/2016 - 6/4/2016
Spend a day in Yankton, listen to a Classic Rock Concert, savor every bite of mouth-watering ribs, and check out the Amateur Rib Competition!
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Dairy Fest

Brookings
6/4/2016
The Got Milk Gala, 5K Run, Central Plains Holstein Show, Carnival, Open House Discussion, Dairy Farm Tours.
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Art and Wine Festival at Main Street Square

Rapid City
6/11/2016
Sample wine as you browse art from more than 50 local and regional artists. Enjoy live artistic performances, music and activities for kids
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Cookin' on Kampeska: Wing Fling & BBQ Thing

Watertown
7/15/2016 - 7/16/2016
The successful family friendly event will feature a State Championship Kansas City BBQ Society competition.
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Strawbale Winery Folk Off

Renner
7/30/2016
Music, Wine, Beer, and a beautiful country setting.
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Clark Potato Day

Clark
8/6/2016
Entertainment, parades, potato sack races, recipe contests, potato sculptures, craft market, dance band at night and many more events.
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Downtown Riverfest

Sioux Falls
8/13/2016
Enjoy music, art and food at this new downtown event that embraces the beauty of the Big Sioux.
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Wing & Brew Festival

Brookings
8/20/2016
Celebrate the best of summer, sampling craft brews and a dynamite wing eating contest.
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1880 Train's Rails & Ales

Hill City
8/27/2016
Enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful Black Hills on the 1880 Train while sampling different beer selections.
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Great Dakota Wine Festival

Vermillion
8/27/2016 - 8/28/2016
Includes wine tastings from South Dakota wineries, grape stomping, live music, cooking demonstrations, and amateur wine making competition.
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Ribs, Rods & Rock 'n Roll

Vermillion
9/9/2016 - 9/10/2016
World class BBQ ribs, food vendors, arts & crafts, street dance, beer garden, music fest, State BBQ Championship cook-off, & more!
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Taste of Autumn BBQ Championships

Spearfish
9/16/2016 - 9/17/2016
BBQ vendors, live music, Taste of Autumn People's Choice Judging, KCBS judging, and another People's Choice Judging.
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1880 Train Wine Express

Hill City
9/17/2016
This is your chance to enjoy a memorable experience on the 1880 Train during our Wine Express.
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Dutch Oven and Pie Iron Cooking

Yankton
9/26/2016
Come and show off your cooking skills, enjoy the samples and share recipies with fellow outdoor cooking enthusiats.
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