Gold Discovery Days

In 1874, Lieutenant Colonel George Custer led the troops of the 7th Cavalry into the Black Hills and discovered gold near present-day Custer. Colonel Custer and his men found wealth beyond gold in the beauty of the Black Hills. To celebrate this event, the town of Custer has the annual Gold Discovery Days celebration. This annual three-day celebration has it all for the ENTIRE FAMILY! A carnival, car show, arts & crafts fair, volleyball tournament, 5K fun run, cornhole tournament, golf scramble, hot air balloon rally, and the largest parade in the Black Hills!

Carnival  July 14-17

Friday, July 15
11am – 8:30pm   Arts & Crafts Festival
5pm   Gold Nugget Hunt
6pm   Gold Panner’s Race

Saturday, July 16
10am   Parade
11am – 2pm   Car Show
11am – 7pm   Arts & Crafts Festival
2pm   Corn Hole Tournament

Sunday, July 17
8am   Gold Rush Fun Run
11am – 3pm   Arts & Crafts Festival

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