The 144th Annual Rosebud Fair, Wacipi and Rodeo will be held on August 27-30th, 2020 at the Rosebud Fairgrounds in Rosebud, South Dakota.  The Annual Wacipi (pow wow), fair and rodeo is held each year, beginning on the fourth Thursday in August, ending on Sunday.   This event has long been a favorite stop on the pow wow trail where generations of Lakota have gathered to celebrate their proud culture.  This event provides an opportunity for relatives from afar and near to reconnect with friends and love ones, reminisce, and share stories of the joys in life.  This celebration literally serves as an essential conduit in the continued exercise of our Lakota traditions and culture from one generation to the next.

In the late summer of 1876, a victory celebration was held to honor Warriors returning from the Battle of the Little Bighorn.  This celebration has become an annual tradition and progressed into what is now known as the Rosebud Fair and Wacipi (pow wow).  The celebration features dance contest during the Wacipi, special contests before the grand entry or during supper breaks, youth rodeo on Thursday August 27, 2020, adult rodeo (INFR) on August 28-30th, 2020, Fast Pitch Tournament, Women’s Softball Tournament, Little League Tournament, carnival, parade, garden contest, road run, mud races and other numerous events.  We welcome and hope that you will attend our celebration this year.

Danielle Burnette, RST Fair Manager, is doing fundraising for this year celebration.  We do raffles, Fast Pitch Tournament (poster on the website under events), looking for donators for Championship Jackets for the Wacipi, looking for In Memory Of or In Honor Of for the prize money on the categories of the Wacipi, looking for donation or In Memory Of or In Honor Of for the Rodeo Buckles for each Champion events, looking for In Memory Of or In Honor Of for the Championship jackets for the Men’s Fast Pitch and Women’s Softball Tournaments and looking for donations In Memory Of or In Honor Of for the trophies of the Mud Races and Men’s Fast Pitch Tournament and Women’s Softball Tournament.

The people and business donators of these items listed above will get recognition at the events, will be on the website and on the Facebook page for the Rosebud Fair & Wacipi.  The business donators can send or we will make a banner to be hung at the Rodeo grounds, Wacipi grounds or any of the events that they have donated too.  If you would like to be a proud supporter of the 144th Annual Rosebud Sioux Tribe Fair & Wacipi, please contact Danielle Burnette @ (605) 319-1854 or email to