Fort Sisseton Historical Festival
June 5, 2020
Come to the Fort Sisseton Historical Festival during the first full weekend in June. As, cavalry troops and infantry units converge on the fort’s grounds to form a military encampment. While, complete with soldiers, women and children, and all the necessary tents, uniforms, horses, and memorabilia. The military is joined by fur traders and other participants of the Rendezvous. Furthermore, muzzleloaders, riflemen and crack-shots from eight states meet amidst a teepee encampment with dozens of lodges and traders.
The festival covers the whole gamut of frontier life and settlement. While, it includes fiddle music, historic figures, an art and craft show, and melodrama stage show. Also, songs and music from the Civil War, period dance instruction classes, and a military costume ball. Colorful costumes, tall tales and unique system of bartering brings history to life.
The annual three-day event draws more than 15,000 visitors and 200 camping units. As, local supporters have “accused” of doubling the population of rural South Dakota.
Admission is $5 per person (12 and over).
Stay on the grounds during the Festival and experience the night like the forefathers once did. Sleep comfortably under the stars and enjoy the sounds of the great outdoors.
$25 per unit per night (includes daily admission)
Use the South Gate for both camping and general admission.
Reservations are available for public camping (located near south entrance).
Reservations open at 7 a.m. 90 days prior to arrival — 1.800.710.2267
Campsites assigned upon arrival. While, reservations reduce check-in time. Please remember confirmation letter.
Muzzleloading 101 Class
This class is for ALL ages. Learn the basic and safety of muzzle-load shooting. Class size is limited to the first 20 people. Also, registration is highly recommended!
South Dakota Wildlife Division sponsors event, no additional fees apply.
Finally, questions please contact Fort Sisseton at 605-448-5474.