August 20-22, 2019 | Mitchell, SD
Dakotafest - Special Events

Special Events

Dakotafest Special Events


Free Wings
(until supplies last)

11:00 a.m.
Seed Row #6

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Free Mini Donuts

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Seed Row #6

Sponsored by: 


Women's Brunch

10:00 a.m.
Highland Conference Center, 2000 Highland Way, Mitchell, SD

The annual Women’s Brunch event will be held on Wednesday, August 16 at the Highland Conference Center. This year’s speaker, Karen Harrington, is known for her upbeat and passion filled message, Great to 8: The Powerful Process for Positive Change.  In this message, she talks about taking charge of your life and handling the ups and downs with a positive attitude.  Karen believes she was destined to be a teacher as she remembers always trying to help people.  Breaking things down into understandable pieces is her gift.

Enjoy brunch, a motivational message and conversation with other women.  We hope you leave feeling Empowered!

Advance tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, located at 601 N. Main St. in Mitchell or by calling 996-5567. If available, tickets will be sold at the door for $20.


Miller Lite Bull Bash

6:30 p.m.
Mitchell Rodeo Grounds



After spending the day at Dakotafest, come watch the most daring, fast-paced sport in America. The Miller Lite Bull Bash features over 40 bull rides with some of the top bull riders in the sport of rodeo today. Added attractions include Mutton Bustin’ for the young riders;
ages 4–7, under 60 pounds.

Don’t miss the excitement on August 17, 2017 at the Rodeo Grounds in Mitchell. The gates open at 6:30 p.m. with brats, burgers, and beverages served on the grounds by the Mitchell Exchange Club. The show begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.