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Community Events For Children And Adults Fill Gold Discovery Days
Community Events For Children And Adults Fill Gold Discovery Days
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July 23, 2018

Custer Celebrates 95th Annual Gold Discovery Days

The city of Custer’s annual Gold Discovery Days, a celebration of the discovery of gold in the Black Hills, took place this past weekend, reports the Custer County Chronicle. Community events were held all weekend and included a quilt show, street dance, and the Gold Rush Fun Run.

The arts and crafts festival was held at Way Park on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, in conjunction with the Custer Piecemaker’s Quilt Show, which was held at the Armory. The 8th annual Caroline Hatton Judged Flower Show had public viewing periods both Friday and Saturday at the Custer Senior Center. Judging started Friday.

Kids could get involved too, with a gold nugget hunt and stick horse rodeo Friday Night, followed by bed races on 6th and Washington Streets, and the Fireman’s Ball Street Dance from 8-11pm.

The weekend brought hot air balloon rallies at Pageant Hill, breakfast hosted by the Lions Club, and the annual car show, along with a parade, kids’ activities, and basketball and volleyball tournaments.

The Gold Rush Fun Run was held Sunday with a youth 1k and a 5k race, followed by the Walt Thomas Memorial Golf Scramble.

The Black Hills Playhouse had performances of “Oklahoma” all weekend and the Buffalo Ridge Theater was showing the “Potter Family Show”. Legends in Light Laser Shows at Crazy Horse Memorial closed out each night of the festivities.

Learn more about Civic Life and History in the Black Hills on the Black Hills Knowledge Network issue hub.

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