Fort Sisseton Annual Historical Festival Approaching in South Dakota

Fort Sisseton Annual Historical Festival
Fort Sisseton Annual Historical Festival
South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks
South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks

Pierre, SD -( On June 3-5, Fort Sisseton will host its historical festival. The annual event expects a large turnout; previous years have brought in more than 15,000 visitors.

The festival charges a $5 admission fee or $25 per night to camp onsite for the event. The historical festival allows visitors to relive history in a re-enactment of frontier life.

The three day event stages scenes of early settlement when muzzleloaders, riflemen and more participate in a rendezvous gathering. The rendezvous is complete with fur traders and both military and teepee encampment sites. Rendezvous traders and campers will compete in Tomahawk throws and black powder shoots.

The event features food and craft vendors throughout the weekend. The historical festival offers activities to showcase frontier life such as fiddle music, period oriented dance instruction classes, arts and craft shows and a costume ball.

Please note that the melodrama originally scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Saturday has been cancelled, and the 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Gatling gun demonstration has been replaced with a cannon demonstration.

For the full schedule and other information, visit:

For camping reservations: or 1.800.710.2267.

About The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (SDGFP):

The purpose of the Department of Game, Fish and Parks is to perpetuate, conserve, manage, protect, and enhance South Dakota’s wildlife resources, parks, and outdoor recreational opportunities for the use, benefit, and enjoyment of the people of this state and its visitors, and to give the highest priority to the welfare of this state’s wildlife and parks, and their environment, in planning and decisions.

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