Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival - 54th Anniversary
Watch cowboys and cowgirls as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,400 buffalo in Custer State Park. Not only is the roundup a spectacular sight to see, it is also a critical management tool in maintaining a strong and healthy herd.
The Buffalo Roundup will begin at 9:30 a.m. MT on Friday, September 25 with the parking lots opening at 6:15 a.m. Be sure to get there early if you want to pick your spot. Guests must stay in the viewing areas until the herd is safely in the corrals, generally around noon. Breakfast is available at 6:15 a.m. in both viewing areas. Lunch is served at the corrals once the buffalo are rounded up. There is a fee for both meals. The Arts Festival will be held throughout the event Friday through Sunday.
Testing, branding and sorting of the buffalo begins at 1 p.m. and lasts until approximately 3 p.m. Crews will work the remainder of the herd in October.
Saturday, September 26
Custer State Park
13329 US Hwy 16 A, Custer, SD 57730