10 Best Craft Fairs in South Dakota!

South Dakota’s craft fairs showcase the state’s long-standing and dynamic art communities by displaying the handcrafted works of talented local artists and craftspeople throughout the region. This state’s craft fairs often cater to all ages and many also include fundraisers for local charities. The best craft fairs in South Dakota are local favorite, often annual events and extravaganzas of diverse art, entertainment, and activities for families.

Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival, Custer, SD

The Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival is an event unlike any other! Held each September in Custer State Park for nearly 60 years, this three-day spectacular event features a roundup of around 1,400 buffalo while exhibiting up to 150 vendors showcasing South Dakota-made fine arts and crafts. This family-friendly festival offers a glimpse of authentic South Dakota in a family-friendly setting.

Sidewalk Arts Festival, Sioux Falls, SD

Sidewalk Arts Festival is a wonderful outdoor event held each September in downtown Sioux Falls. This free festival highlights over 220 vendors exhibiting the region’s premier fine art, crafts, and handmade creations. As South Dakota’s largest one-day festival, this popular celebration also features live entertainment, kid’s activities, food vendors, and a fundraiser for the area’s arts and science community.

Brookings Summer Arts Festival, Brookings, SD

As the state’s premier juried art fair, Brookings Summer Arts Festival features over 200 artists and crafters from across the country representing a wide variety of art disciplines to satisfy all art enthusiasts. Visitors can also purchase natural skin products and gourmet foods from nearly 30 artisans in the Edibles and Naturals area. This two-day summertime event also offers fantastic live entertainment in the park bandshell.

Festival in the Park, Spearfish, SD

Held each July in Spearfish City Park, the Festival in the Park features over 200 vendors including local artisans offering unique art, jewelry, furniture, gifts, and more. This three-day local celebration is one of the most popular artistic festivals in the Black Hills, attracting thousands of visitors annually. It also boasts many food and beverage vendors plus live entertainment and fundraising.

Spring Sioux Empire Arts & Crafts Show, Sioux Falls, SD

Each March at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds the Spring Sioux Empire Arts & Crafts Show offers an enjoyable shopping experience featuring handcrafted and handmade items. Visitors can explore a wide array of products made by some of the Midwest’s most talented artists and crafters. Visitors of all ages can also take advantage of the fun activities, food trucks, and other goodies at this two-day event.

Main Street Arts & Crafts Festival, Hot Springs, SD

Taking place in Hot Springs’ Centennial Park since 1976, the annual Main Street Arts & Craft Festival is a local favorite tradition held the last weekend of June. This three-day festival attracts dozens of local and regional artists, crafters, woodworkers, candle makers, jewelers, and food vendors selling handmade items. There’s also a children’s stage and live entertainment to enjoy.

Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair, Sioux Falls, SD

Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair highlight’s the country’s finest artists and crafters each November at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Featuring hundreds of vendors selling artwork and handcrafted products, this two-day event offers everything from holiday furnishings to gifts personalized on the spot. There’s also plenty of family fun, food and drinks, plus hourly gift certificate drawings.

Sturgis Art Festival, Sturgis, SD

Featuring arts from the Sturgis and Black Hills region, the Sturgis Art Festival takes place each June and welcomes over 50 vendor booths in charming downtown Sturgis. Attendees can browse a variety of original works by local artisans and businesses, enjoy live music and performances, kids’ activities, and explore the local year-round shops and eateries.

KELOLAND Living Arts & Crafts Show, Sioux Falls, SD

Held each October at the Best Western Plus Exhibit Hall & Annex, KELOLAND Living Arts & Crafts Show features talented artists and crafters from the local area in a unique and fun shopping environment. Visitors can shop a wide array of original handcrafted items while enjoying live music and demos throughout this two-day event. Food and concessions are also available.

Craft & Vendor Fair, Sioux Falls, SD

Shop for a good cause at the Craft & Vendor Fair, held each November at the Peace Lutheran Church. This exciting craft fair has it all, from woodworks to embroidery items to handmade jewelry. There’s also handmade pet accessories, non-toxic home products, clothing, cosmetics, holiday ornaments, upcycled items, and more. Aside featuring crafty vendors, this event also hosts a bake sale and raffle with proceeds benefiting the local youth’s summer camp experience.

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