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Everyone is welcome to Dupree's Pioneer Days,
the hometown celebration  event of the summer! 

Pioneer Days offers a unique blend of cultural events, with a true taste of the friendly west.  Usually held the second weekend in July,  Pioneer Days begins with 4-H Achievement Days on Thursday, and Ranch Rodeo events in the evening.  Dupree's Alumni gather on Friday evening, honoring classes that end with the same digit as the calendar year. 

Friday evening is also the Grand Entry of the Dupree Pow-Wow. The dancers with colorful costumes and drum groups participate  throughout the weekend.  The SDRA rodeo captivates audiences at performances both Saturday and Sunday.  The Pioneer Days Parade, held Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m., is a colorful procession of floats, horse-drawn entries, vintage tractors, Native American entries, and fire trucks. 

Other Saturday events include a crafters' exhibit (Art in the Halls), the Ziebach County Historical Society's Silent Auction, Street Sports with contests for children of all ages (races, turtle races, pig wrestling), Free Stage featuring local talent, and a Home-made Ice Cream Social. Any time during the week-end you can view the "Ageless Iron"  display of restored tractors near the "Lenk Restorations" building. 

Following Saturday's Rodeo, a dance at Pioneer Hall concludes the Saturday festivities.  Sunday morning, a free Town and Country Breakfast begins the day, followed by Community Church Services at Pioneer Hall.  The afternoon offers an "Old-Fashioned Cowboy Tribute" with local musicians and poets sharing tributes to the "good old days."  The Sunday evening performance of the Rodeo concludes the weekend. 

Come and enjoy the wide-open spaces and a true "hometown" feeling with something for everyone.

Download a schedule of events for Dupree Pioneer Days 2010...

           

                  Contestants in the greased pig contest

              

                         Opening ceremony at the rodeo


 

This site was last updated 07/01/11