Everyone is welcome to Dupree's
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
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
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
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
Come and enjoy the wide-open
spaces and a true "hometown" feeling with something for
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Contestants in the greased pig contest
Opening ceremony at the rodeo