Events Calendar

Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Blow through the gates of the Buffalo Chip four whole days before the festival’s official rally kickoff date to nab your favorite camp spot, watch the festival spring to life and rock out to nightly concerts from Big Skillet on the Bikini Beach Stage!

Blow through the gates of the Buffalo Chip four whole days before the festival’s official rally kickoff date to nab your favorite camp spot, watch the festival spring t...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Blow through the gates of the Buffalo Chip four whole days before the festival’s official rally kickoff date to nab your favorite camp spot, watch the festival spring to life and rock out to nightly concerts from Big Skillet on the Bikini Beach Stage!

Blow through the gates of the Buffalo Chip four whole days before the festival’s official rally kickoff date to nab your favorite camp spot, watch the festival spring t...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Blow through the gates of the Buffalo Chip four whole days before the festival’s official rally kickoff date to nab your favorite camp spot, watch the festival spring to life and rock out to nightly concerts from Big Skillet on the Bikini Beach Stage!

Blow through the gates of the Buffalo Chip four whole days before the festival’s official rally kickoff date to nab your favorite camp spot, watch the festival spring t...
Rides & Races
8:30 AM - 23:59 PM

Join Sturgis Chief of Police Geody VanDewater on a guided ride through the Northern Hills.

Registration fee includes catered sandwich lunch and commemorative Rally challenge coin. Proceeds from the ride benefits a local non-profit organization working in the Sturgis community. (A final designation of the organization has not been made by the Chief.)

Riders will depart from the tennis courts behind the Sturgis Community Center at 1401 Lazelle St at 9am sharp. Please arrive by 8:30am to meet the Chief, check-in and receive your ride instructions.

Participation limited to 25 bikes.

Join Sturgis Chief of Police Geody VanDewater on a guided ride through the Northern Hills. Registration fee includes catered sandwich lunch and commemorative Rally chall...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Blow through the gates of the Buffalo Chip four whole days before the festival’s official rally kickoff date to nab your favorite camp spot, watch the festival spring to life and rock out to nightly concerts from Big Skillet on the Bikini Beach Stage!

Blow through the gates of the Buffalo Chip four whole days before the festival’s official rally kickoff date to nab your favorite camp spot, watch the festival spring t...
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Music Events
19:00 PM - 23:00 PM

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street strip. The boys have also played in parts of Arizona, California and Alaska. Keep an eye out for their up-coming CD and near-bye shows in your area.

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street str...
Contests
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Poster Model Search
If you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and personality for a chance to score the rally’s most coveted modeling job. The Buffalo Chip will feature the winner of the Poster Model Search in countless advertisements, videos, magazine spreads, billboards and posters.

See the contestants and learn more!

 

Chip Shots Photo Contest
They say what happens at the Chip stays at the Chip, and sometimes, that’s for the best. However, many memories made during this legendary event are too good not to share with everyone. That’s why we’re giving you the opportunity to win killer prizes just for sharing your Sturgis Buffalo Chip experience with the world via your best Chip Shots!

See photos and learn how to show off yours!

 

Onsite Sturgis Contests:

Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant
What goes better with motorcycles than sexy girls? Nothing! And that’s why the Chip hosts three rounds of the Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant every night of the Sturgis Rally. Roll on up to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage and rev your engines for the luscious ladies of the International Bikini Team as they compete for the title of Miss Buffalo Chip.

Meet the contestants!

 

Air Sex Championships
Are you a master of pelvic storytelling? Do you have a whole lotta motion in your ocean? If you’re an expert at making love to nobody in particular, then you’d make a serious contender in the Air Sex World Championships. If you’re not an air Casanova, you can laugh yourself silly watching people do the dirtiest and most ridiculous stuff you’ve ever seen anyone do to the air.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Bikini Contest
If you’ve got an exceptional sense of style and like to “Do It Yourself,” then this daily contest is the place to put your skills to the test for a chance to win prizes. If seeing women wearing skimpy homespun bikinis sounds like something you’d enjoy, this is easily one of the hottest places to be during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Mankini Contest
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is a land of equal opportunity, so if you’re a dude who wants to rock a homemade bikini, we’re not going to stand in your way! After the ladies warm things up, you’ll get the same shot at strutting your stuff in a mankini of your own design.

See schedule!

 

Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search
You don’t have to be in your 20s to strut your stuff at the Buffalo Chip. Like a fine whiskey or your favorite pair of leather boots, the women of the Buffalo Chip’s Sassy & Classy Model Contest are proof that certain things just keep getting better with age! 

Learn more!

 

Ultimate Rope Swing Contest
Belly flop, face plant, back flip, cannonball, you name it—this is the event where anything goes. Whether you’ve got real skill or just want to act like an idiot, this contest will help you cool off during the hot days at the Bikini Beach Swim Paradise!

Learn more!

 

Slip 'N' Slide Relay
There’s no bad time to launch yourself down the ginormous slip ‘n’ slide at Bikini Beach, but if you do it during the daily Slip ‘N’ Slide Relay, a free beer will be waiting for you at the end! Take the plunge, swim to the ladder, slam your beer and flip your cup faster than the opposing team, and you’ll come out the winner!

 

Dick Pictionary
Get your mind into the gutter and bust out some of your dirtiest doodles in this hilarious new Bikini Beach contest. Just like regular Pictionary, the goal is to get your teammates to guess the words that are on your card. But unlike the original, the words you’ll be drawing in this uncensored version will be far from family friendly.

See schedule!

 

Beer Belly Contest – It takes years of dedication to shape the perfect beer belly, but it only takes a few moments to win the Chip’s Beer Belly contest. Show the judges you’re the biggest beer buff alive and have the belly to prove it! 

Learn more!

 

Beers & Burps Contest
To hell with minding your manners! The Chip wants your longest, loudest juiciest burp, and we’ll give you the liquid ammunition you need to get ‘er done! Head on over to Bikini Beach for this daily contest during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Frozen T-Shirt Contest
Everyone knows wet t-shirt contests are hot, but since the daily party at Bikini Beach is already so smokin’, this contest’s contestants have to use frozen t-shirts to cool things down! Pull it, tear it, sit on it, or soak it with your beer; we don’t care how you get it on, just do it before the other contestants.

 

Cherry Pie Eating Contest
No one can deny that it’s fun to get pie-eyed at the Best Party Anywhere™, but it’s even more fun when you’re doing it for your chance to win free Rally Passes! Check out this and all the other crazy contests during the Buffalo Chip’s Fan Fest Celebration at the CrossRoads!

Learn more about Fan Fest!

 

Fake Orgasm Contest
Are you a screamer? Do you moan and groan? Maybe you bite! Whatever your style, the Chip wants you to get on the stage to show us how you get off during the annual Fan Fest Celebration. We don’t care if you come alone or come with a friend. Just come!

Learn more!

 

Best Beard Contest
Calling all hairy, scruffy, bearded, and generally unkempt bikers! Yet another opportunity to win big at Fan Fest awaits! The Best Beard Contest awards prizes an Epiphone guitar to the gentleman (or lady?) whose facial fuzz has the right recipe of ridiculous and just plain huge. Strut your scruff and you could win big!

 

Stud Contest
Another Fan Fest competition, the Stud Contest calls the men aboard the Big Engine Bar Stage to demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. Demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. If you’ve got the right stuff to woo the sexy ladies of the Flaunt Girls, then you could be walking away with a pair of Top Shelf Passes.

 

Mullet Contest
Does your hair make you go fast, steal your friend’s girl and not apologize because, welp, mullets are just that way? Do you like to live dangerously, laugh in the face of today’s hairstyle trends and crank up the metal and bang your head into oblivion? If so, then you may be a prime candidate to take home the grand championship at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s “Mullet Madness” Mullet Competition!

Poster Model SearchIf you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and pe...
Misc
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip kicks off the 82nd Sturgis Rally the right way on Aug. 5 with a parade of motorcycles and UTVs, the Star-Spangled Banner, The Rally Roar, a Beer Wall Smash stunt, and entertainment from Quiet Riot and Judd Hoos. Other 2022 festival events announced include GUNFEST, Ultra4 Racing, Cool Hand Speedco Antique Hangout and the Sturgis Rally Wrap Party.

There’s no such thing as being fashionably late to the Sturgis Rally, so the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is blasting out of the gate right away with their Sturgis Rally Kickoff Party on Friday, Aug. 5. The event includes entertainment from legendary ‘80s metal quartet Quiet Riot and the Black Hills’ own rock ‘n’ rollers Judd Hoos. In addition, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is bringing in both new and returning events to the 2022 Best Party Anywhere®, including the inaugural GUNFEST presented by GunBroker.com, Billy Lane’s Cool Hand Speedco Antique Hangout, Ultra4 Racing and the Why We Ride Sturgis Rally Wrap Party. See the full announcement at BuffaloChip.com/EVENTS.

“The Kickoff Party is when our year-long spark of anticipation finally touches the powder keg,” said Sturgis Buffalo Chip president Rod Woodruff. “This night sets the pace for the entire nine days of music, motorcycles, freedom and friends. We hope all our friends will come join the fun.”

On Aug. 5 the Sturgis Buffalo Chip will come alive, welcoming all to take part in kicking off the 82nd Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff events include:

Woody’s Motorcycle Industry Happy Hour at the Big Engine Bar (open to the public)
The Badgers and Biker Lifestyle Moto Meetup at the Big Engine Bar
Parade down Main Street to the Buffalo Chip Amphitheater
National Anthem
Beer Wall Smash featuring Daymon Woodruff and Joe Mielke
The Buffalo Chip Rally Roar
Live music from Quiet Riot and Judd Hoos

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip kicks off the 82nd Sturgis Rally the right way on Aug. 5 with a parade of motorcycles and UTVs, the Star-Spangled Banner, The Rally Roar, a Beer ...
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Misc
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Rally week starts off with a bang at the inaugural GUNFEST presented by GunBroker.com. This three-day interactive event at the Buffalo Chip Shooting Range gives visitors the opportunity to watch demonstrations and test out the latest firearm products, ammunition, accessories and more in a safe and controlled environment. This will be the ultimate experience for firearm and outdoor enthusiasts, offering private shooting lanes and a chance to try out live ammunition, thermal optics, air guns, shotguns, rifles and handguns. The event is free and open to the public.

Rally week starts off with a bang at the inaugural GUNFEST presented by GunBroker.com. This three-day interactive event at the Buffalo Chip Shooting Range gives visitors ...
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Music Events
19:05 PM - 20:00 PM

Bring your appetite, because Big Skillet is cookin’ up a crock full of concerts at the Chip that you’ll never be able to get enough of. Party down with great classic rock, R&B, blues, funk and modern country when this Missouri-based quartet gets the night started on the Wolfman Jack Stage Friday Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6. There will be plenty of chances to come back for seconds on both the Bikini Beach and Big Engine Bar Stages. See full schedule for performance times.

Bring your appetite, because Big Skillet is cookin’ up a crock full of concerts at the Chip that you’ll never be able to get enough of. Party down with great classic ...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

South Dakota’s own golden boys, Judd Hoos, take the biggest stage at the Sturgis Rally on Aug. 5 to kick off nine nights of music at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling. Recently featured on NBC’s hit show American Song Contest, Judd Hoos bring rock ‘n’ roll hits like “Bad Girl,” “Lipstick Stain,” “We Were Young” and many more to the Wolfman Jack stage for the first time ever.

South Dakota’s own golden boys, Judd Hoos, take the biggest stage at the Sturgis Rally on Aug. 5 to kick off nine nights of music at the Largest Music Festival in Motor...
Music Events
22:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Despite their name, Quiet Riot is anything but quiet. Famously described as the first heavy metal band to top the pop charts, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster 1983 smash album “Metal Health”. Their follow-up album “Condition Critical” went double platinum and the band continued to record and tour throughout their 25+ year history. Quiet Riot will keep heads banging all throughout the Buffalo Chip amphitheater Aug. 5 at the Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff Party.

Despite their name, Quiet Riot is anything but quiet. Famously described as the first heavy metal band to top the pop charts, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight ...
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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Rides & Races
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Get your dirt on and get your pulse racing with ULTRA4 off-road racing at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Bring the whole family and watch in awe as this off-road racing series pushes man and machine right up to the brink at the Chip’s PowerSports Complex. ULTRA4 kicks off a week’s worth of racing events at the Buffalo Chip with races on Aug.5, 6 and 7. Race fans can catch all the high horsepower excitement for just $20 per day. Better yet, admission is free for campers staying at the Buffalo Chip.

Get your dirt on and get your pulse racing with ULTRA4 off-road racing at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Bring the whole family and watch in awe as this off-road racing series...
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Misc
9:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show.

This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’oeuvres, more like leather jackets, helmets and brews. This is a grassroots, down home moto show combined with art - lowbrow, lowrider, hot rod, dirty real art.

And all the art - comes from women. Not just any women - women who ride. Women who love, live and breathe motorcycles.

This isn’t just pretty photos of pretty ladies posed with a motorcycle. All of the artists involved - the photographers, the painters, the leather makers - they’re all female.

Why?
Because nearly 20% of motorcycle ownership is women. And we’re determined to watch that number continue to grow.

You’ll find Maiden Moto across the country at your favorite motorcycle shows, rallies and events. Check out our Locations page to see where you can come be part of the movement.

Maiden Moto is proudly presented by The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company!

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show. This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’o...
Misc
13:30 PM - 19:00 PM

Hang over the edge and watch in amazement as the world-famous Ives Brothers defy death, performing stunts on their traveling vertical wooden board track.They’ll be performing multiple daily shows throughout the rally. Check out the times posted by their motodrome and plan to take one in.

1:30-2:00pm
4:00-4:30pm
6:30-7:00pm

Hang over the edge and watch in amazement as the world-famous Ives Brothers defy death, performing stunts on their traveling vertical wooden board track.They’ll be perf...
Map
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Cowboy - The Ultimate Kid Rock Tribute Show

Cowboy - The Ultimate Kid Rock Tribute Show...
Map
Music Events
21:00 PM - 23:59 PM

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street strip. The boys have also played in parts of Arizona, California and Alaska. Keep an eye out for their up-coming CD and near-bye shows in your area.

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street str...
Contests
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Poster Model Search
If you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and personality for a chance to score the rally’s most coveted modeling job. The Buffalo Chip will feature the winner of the Poster Model Search in countless advertisements, videos, magazine spreads, billboards and posters.

See the contestants and learn more!

 

Chip Shots Photo Contest
They say what happens at the Chip stays at the Chip, and sometimes, that’s for the best. However, many memories made during this legendary event are too good not to share with everyone. That’s why we’re giving you the opportunity to win killer prizes just for sharing your Sturgis Buffalo Chip experience with the world via your best Chip Shots!

See photos and learn how to show off yours!

 

Onsite Sturgis Contests:

Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant
What goes better with motorcycles than sexy girls? Nothing! And that’s why the Chip hosts three rounds of the Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant every night of the Sturgis Rally. Roll on up to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage and rev your engines for the luscious ladies of the International Bikini Team as they compete for the title of Miss Buffalo Chip.

Meet the contestants!

 

Air Sex Championships
Are you a master of pelvic storytelling? Do you have a whole lotta motion in your ocean? If you’re an expert at making love to nobody in particular, then you’d make a serious contender in the Air Sex World Championships. If you’re not an air Casanova, you can laugh yourself silly watching people do the dirtiest and most ridiculous stuff you’ve ever seen anyone do to the air.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Bikini Contest
If you’ve got an exceptional sense of style and like to “Do It Yourself,” then this daily contest is the place to put your skills to the test for a chance to win prizes. If seeing women wearing skimpy homespun bikinis sounds like something you’d enjoy, this is easily one of the hottest places to be during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Mankini Contest
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is a land of equal opportunity, so if you’re a dude who wants to rock a homemade bikini, we’re not going to stand in your way! After the ladies warm things up, you’ll get the same shot at strutting your stuff in a mankini of your own design.

See schedule!

 

Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search
You don’t have to be in your 20s to strut your stuff at the Buffalo Chip. Like a fine whiskey or your favorite pair of leather boots, the women of the Buffalo Chip’s Sassy & Classy Model Contest are proof that certain things just keep getting better with age! 

Learn more!

 

Ultimate Rope Swing Contest
Belly flop, face plant, back flip, cannonball, you name it—this is the event where anything goes. Whether you’ve got real skill or just want to act like an idiot, this contest will help you cool off during the hot days at the Bikini Beach Swim Paradise!

Learn more!

 

Slip 'N' Slide Relay
There’s no bad time to launch yourself down the ginormous slip ‘n’ slide at Bikini Beach, but if you do it during the daily Slip ‘N’ Slide Relay, a free beer will be waiting for you at the end! Take the plunge, swim to the ladder, slam your beer and flip your cup faster than the opposing team, and you’ll come out the winner!

 

Dick Pictionary
Get your mind into the gutter and bust out some of your dirtiest doodles in this hilarious new Bikini Beach contest. Just like regular Pictionary, the goal is to get your teammates to guess the words that are on your card. But unlike the original, the words you’ll be drawing in this uncensored version will be far from family friendly.

See schedule!

 

Beer Belly Contest – It takes years of dedication to shape the perfect beer belly, but it only takes a few moments to win the Chip’s Beer Belly contest. Show the judges you’re the biggest beer buff alive and have the belly to prove it! 

Learn more!

 

Beers & Burps Contest
To hell with minding your manners! The Chip wants your longest, loudest juiciest burp, and we’ll give you the liquid ammunition you need to get ‘er done! Head on over to Bikini Beach for this daily contest during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Frozen T-Shirt Contest
Everyone knows wet t-shirt contests are hot, but since the daily party at Bikini Beach is already so smokin’, this contest’s contestants have to use frozen t-shirts to cool things down! Pull it, tear it, sit on it, or soak it with your beer; we don’t care how you get it on, just do it before the other contestants.

 

Cherry Pie Eating Contest
No one can deny that it’s fun to get pie-eyed at the Best Party Anywhere™, but it’s even more fun when you’re doing it for your chance to win free Rally Passes! Check out this and all the other crazy contests during the Buffalo Chip’s Fan Fest Celebration at the CrossRoads!

Learn more about Fan Fest!

 

Fake Orgasm Contest
Are you a screamer? Do you moan and groan? Maybe you bite! Whatever your style, the Chip wants you to get on the stage to show us how you get off during the annual Fan Fest Celebration. We don’t care if you come alone or come with a friend. Just come!

Learn more!

 

Best Beard Contest
Calling all hairy, scruffy, bearded, and generally unkempt bikers! Yet another opportunity to win big at Fan Fest awaits! The Best Beard Contest awards prizes an Epiphone guitar to the gentleman (or lady?) whose facial fuzz has the right recipe of ridiculous and just plain huge. Strut your scruff and you could win big!

 

Stud Contest
Another Fan Fest competition, the Stud Contest calls the men aboard the Big Engine Bar Stage to demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. Demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. If you’ve got the right stuff to woo the sexy ladies of the Flaunt Girls, then you could be walking away with a pair of Top Shelf Passes.

 

Mullet Contest
Does your hair make you go fast, steal your friend’s girl and not apologize because, welp, mullets are just that way? Do you like to live dangerously, laugh in the face of today’s hairstyle trends and crank up the metal and bang your head into oblivion? If so, then you may be a prime candidate to take home the grand championship at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s “Mullet Madness” Mullet Competition!

Poster Model SearchIf you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and pe...
Misc
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Rally week starts off with a bang at the inaugural GUNFEST presented by GunBroker.com. This three-day interactive event at the Buffalo Chip Shooting Range gives visitors the opportunity to watch demonstrations and test out the latest firearm products, ammunition, accessories and more in a safe and controlled environment. This will be the ultimate experience for firearm and outdoor enthusiasts, offering private shooting lanes and a chance to try out live ammunition, thermal optics, air guns, shotguns, rifles and handguns. The event is free and open to the public.

Rally week starts off with a bang at the inaugural GUNFEST presented by GunBroker.com. This three-day interactive event at the Buffalo Chip Shooting Range gives visitors ...
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Bike Shows
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

The first campers to ever pass through the Buffalo Chip gate in 1981 rode in on choppers, so it’s only fitting that the Chip is celebrating its historic 40th anniversary with a show for chopper lovers. Old school, new school and everything in between will be on display, plus you’ll have the chance to meet star chopper builders including Mondo of Denver Choppers and win prizes to get you going on your next chopper build.

The first campers to ever pass through the Buffalo Chip gate in 1981 rode in on choppers, so it’s only fitting that the Chip is celebrating its historic 40th anniversa...
Music Events
19:05 PM - 20:00 PM

Bring your appetite, because Big Skillet is cookin’ up a crock full of concerts at the Chip that you’ll never be able to get enough of. Party down with great classic rock, R&B, blues, funk and modern country when this Missouri-based quartet gets the night started on the Wolfman Jack Stage Friday Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6. There will be plenty of chances to come back for seconds on both the Bikini Beach and Big Engine Bar Stages. See full schedule for performance times.

Bring your appetite, because Big Skillet is cookin’ up a crock full of concerts at the Chip that you’ll never be able to get enough of. Party down with great classic ...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 22:00 PM

If you are lookin’ to get “Lit Up” this summer, then get ready for Buckcherry to blast its way back into the Buffalo Chip concert lineup during the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. These seductively slithering rockers will be coming at you with the crushing chords and familiar refrains of songs like “Crazy Bitch”, as well as tracks from their 2019 album “Warpaint” when they take to the Wolfman Jack Stage

If you are lookin’ to get “Lit Up” this summer, then get ready for Buckcherry to blast its way back into the Buffalo Chip concert lineup during the 2020 Sturgis M...
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Music Events
22:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Snoop Dogg to Spit Legendary Rhymes at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

Superbowl LVI 2022 entertainer Snoop D-o-double-g, Snoop Dogg is making his return to the Best Party Anywhere! He’s a visionary, a trailblazer and a certified party liaison with a nearly 30-year-long pedigree of certified dance floor-rockin’, chart-topping hits.

Reserve Now!

Who:
You and Your Pack of Doggs
What:
Partying with Big Snoop Dogg
When:
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022
Where:
Buffalo Chip Amphitheater
 

Don’t miss your opportunity to get down at this wild and unforgettable Doggystyle party with Snoop. Reserve your passes today!

Snoop Dogg to Spit Legendary Rhymes at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Superbowl LVI 2022 entertainer Snoop D-o-double-g, Snoop Dogg is making his return to the Best Pa...
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Map
Rides & Races
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Get your dirt on and get your pulse racing with ULTRA4 off-road racing at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Bring the whole family and watch in awe as this off-road racing series pushes man and machine right up to the brink at the Chip’s PowerSports Complex. ULTRA4 kicks off a week’s worth of racing events at the Buffalo Chip with races on Aug.5, 6 and 7. Race fans can catch all the high horsepower excitement for just $20 per day. Better yet, admission is free for campers staying at the Buffalo Chip.

Get your dirt on and get your pulse racing with ULTRA4 off-road racing at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Bring the whole family and watch in awe as this off-road racing series...
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Rides & Races
7:00 AM - 23:59 PM

JOIN US SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH, 2022 FOR THE 20TH ANNUAL MAYOR’S RIDE!!

The City of Sturgis is excited to be hosting the 20th Annual Sturgis Mayor’s Ride during the 82nd Annual City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally! This ride has been a special part of the event, not only for the amazing beauty of the Black Hills but that it brings people together from all over the word….and brings them back year after year! All proceeds from the ride go back to our local emergency services.

Enjoy a beautiful ride through the Black Hills led by Sturgis Mayor Carstensen and our Grand Marshal Jody Perewitz. Our morning will include a break at Mount Rushmore for a group photo. We will continue to Custer State Park where we will have lunch at the State Game Lodge and presentations from Mayor Carstensen and our Sponsors.

Please register today to guarantee your spot; only 150 spaces available. T-shirts not guaranteed after July 1.

Check-in starts at 7:00am with kickstands up at 9:00am at the back parking lot of the Community Center, located at 1401 Lazelle St.

RIDER AND PASSENGER, IF PURCHASED, MUST BE 21 TO RECEIVE COMMEMORATIVE LIQUOR BOTTLE. No discount is given if rider / passenger are not 21.

JOIN US SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH, 2022 FOR THE 20TH ANNUAL MAYOR’S RIDE!! The City of Sturgis is excited to be hosting the 20th Annual Sturgis Mayor’s Ride during the 82...
Rides & Races
18:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Mayor Mark Carstensen will be giving the VIP treatment as he leads a Pub Crawl to One Eyed Jacks, The Loud American Roadhouse, The Oasis, The Knuckle Saloon and the Iron Horse Saloon all in downtown Sturgis! Your VIP Experience includes a swag bag, t-shirt and photo with Mayor Carstensen.

The Pub Crawl will depart from Harley-Davidson Rally point at 7:00 pm on Saturday, August 6th, 2022. Check in begins at 6pm.

Mayor Mark Carstensen will be giving the VIP treatment as he leads a Pub Crawl to One Eyed Jacks, The Loud American Roadhouse, The Oasis, The Knuckle Saloon and the Iron ...
Misc
9:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show.

This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’oeuvres, more like leather jackets, helmets and brews. This is a grassroots, down home moto show combined with art - lowbrow, lowrider, hot rod, dirty real art.

And all the art - comes from women. Not just any women - women who ride. Women who love, live and breathe motorcycles.

This isn’t just pretty photos of pretty ladies posed with a motorcycle. All of the artists involved - the photographers, the painters, the leather makers - they’re all female.

Why?
Because nearly 20% of motorcycle ownership is women. And we’re determined to watch that number continue to grow.

You’ll find Maiden Moto across the country at your favorite motorcycle shows, rallies and events. Check out our Locations page to see where you can come be part of the movement.

Maiden Moto is proudly presented by The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company!

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show. This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’o...
Misc
13:30 PM - 18:30 PM

Hang over the edge and watch in amazement as the world-famous Ives Brothers defy death, performing stunts on their traveling vertical wooden board track.They’ll be performing multiple daily shows throughout the rally. Check out the times posted by their motodrome and plan to take one in.

1:30-2:00pm
4:00-4:30pm
6:00-6:30pm

Hang over the edge and watch in amazement as the world-famous Ives Brothers defy death, performing stunts on their traveling vertical wooden board track.They’ll be perf...
Map
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Molly Hatchet is an American rock band formed by guitarist Dave Hlubek in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1971. They were a popular band during the late 1970s and early-to-mid 1980s among the Southern rock and hard rock communities

Cover Charge at the gate - Free bands at the inside bar all night

Molly Hatchet is an American rock band formed by guitarist Dave Hlubek in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1971. They were a popular band during the late 1970s and early-to-mid ...
Map
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Cowboy - The Ultimate Kid Rock Tribute Show

Cowboy - The Ultimate Kid Rock Tribute Show...
Map
Music Events
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics.

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics....
Music Events
12:00 PM - 14:00 PM

Frank Fletcher is an American country music singer/songwriter. The Norrissong Productions recording artist puts on high-energy shows that deliver a truly unique experience to fans.

Frank Fletcher is an American country music singer/songwriter. The Norrissong Productions recording artist puts on high-energy shows that deliver a truly unique experienc...
Music Events
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM

Western South Dakota best R&B music group

Western South Dakota best R&B music group...
Music Events
16:00 PM - 19:00 PM

Camp Comfort is a band based out of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Camp Comfort creates highly-danceable guitar-centric jams in a relaxed but rugged fashion. Insistent grooves highlight playful lyrics and tasteful lead guitar for an energy that is equal parts bonfire jam session, reggae house party, and festival blues-rock.

Camp Comfort’s magnetic style draws even the most stubborn wallflowers to the dance floor with accessible and memorable songs. After realed of their debuting album Day One Dream, the band has branched out of the midwest playing shows and festivals.

Camp Comfort is a band based out of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Camp Comfort creates highly-danceable guitar-centric jams in a relaxed but rugged fashion. Insistent ...
Music Events
19:00 PM - 20:00 PM

America's Favorite Bag! Internationally Known Headline Comic, Author, Speaker, Biker, Vet Supporter!

America's Favorite Bag! Internationally Known Headline Comic, Author, Speaker, Biker, Vet Supporter!...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street strip. The boys have also played in parts of Arizona, California and Alaska. Keep an eye out for their up-coming CD and near-bye shows in your area.

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street str...
Music Events
23:59 PM - 23:59 PM

Dead Level is a hard rock/metal band from Franklin PA formed in 2001.

Midnight to close

Dead Level is a hard rock/metal band from Franklin PA formed in 2001.Midnight to close...
Contests
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Poster Model Search
If you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and personality for a chance to score the rally’s most coveted modeling job. The Buffalo Chip will feature the winner of the Poster Model Search in countless advertisements, videos, magazine spreads, billboards and posters.

See the contestants and learn more!

 

Chip Shots Photo Contest
They say what happens at the Chip stays at the Chip, and sometimes, that’s for the best. However, many memories made during this legendary event are too good not to share with everyone. That’s why we’re giving you the opportunity to win killer prizes just for sharing your Sturgis Buffalo Chip experience with the world via your best Chip Shots!

See photos and learn how to show off yours!

 

Onsite Sturgis Contests:

Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant
What goes better with motorcycles than sexy girls? Nothing! And that’s why the Chip hosts three rounds of the Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant every night of the Sturgis Rally. Roll on up to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage and rev your engines for the luscious ladies of the International Bikini Team as they compete for the title of Miss Buffalo Chip.

Meet the contestants!

 

Air Sex Championships
Are you a master of pelvic storytelling? Do you have a whole lotta motion in your ocean? If you’re an expert at making love to nobody in particular, then you’d make a serious contender in the Air Sex World Championships. If you’re not an air Casanova, you can laugh yourself silly watching people do the dirtiest and most ridiculous stuff you’ve ever seen anyone do to the air.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Bikini Contest
If you’ve got an exceptional sense of style and like to “Do It Yourself,” then this daily contest is the place to put your skills to the test for a chance to win prizes. If seeing women wearing skimpy homespun bikinis sounds like something you’d enjoy, this is easily one of the hottest places to be during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Mankini Contest
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is a land of equal opportunity, so if you’re a dude who wants to rock a homemade bikini, we’re not going to stand in your way! After the ladies warm things up, you’ll get the same shot at strutting your stuff in a mankini of your own design.

See schedule!

 

Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search
You don’t have to be in your 20s to strut your stuff at the Buffalo Chip. Like a fine whiskey or your favorite pair of leather boots, the women of the Buffalo Chip’s Sassy & Classy Model Contest are proof that certain things just keep getting better with age! 

Learn more!

 

Ultimate Rope Swing Contest
Belly flop, face plant, back flip, cannonball, you name it—this is the event where anything goes. Whether you’ve got real skill or just want to act like an idiot, this contest will help you cool off during the hot days at the Bikini Beach Swim Paradise!

Learn more!

 

Slip 'N' Slide Relay
There’s no bad time to launch yourself down the ginormous slip ‘n’ slide at Bikini Beach, but if you do it during the daily Slip ‘N’ Slide Relay, a free beer will be waiting for you at the end! Take the plunge, swim to the ladder, slam your beer and flip your cup faster than the opposing team, and you’ll come out the winner!

 

Dick Pictionary
Get your mind into the gutter and bust out some of your dirtiest doodles in this hilarious new Bikini Beach contest. Just like regular Pictionary, the goal is to get your teammates to guess the words that are on your card. But unlike the original, the words you’ll be drawing in this uncensored version will be far from family friendly.

See schedule!

 

Beer Belly Contest – It takes years of dedication to shape the perfect beer belly, but it only takes a few moments to win the Chip’s Beer Belly contest. Show the judges you’re the biggest beer buff alive and have the belly to prove it! 

Learn more!

 

Beers & Burps Contest
To hell with minding your manners! The Chip wants your longest, loudest juiciest burp, and we’ll give you the liquid ammunition you need to get ‘er done! Head on over to Bikini Beach for this daily contest during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Frozen T-Shirt Contest
Everyone knows wet t-shirt contests are hot, but since the daily party at Bikini Beach is already so smokin’, this contest’s contestants have to use frozen t-shirts to cool things down! Pull it, tear it, sit on it, or soak it with your beer; we don’t care how you get it on, just do it before the other contestants.

 

Cherry Pie Eating Contest
No one can deny that it’s fun to get pie-eyed at the Best Party Anywhere™, but it’s even more fun when you’re doing it for your chance to win free Rally Passes! Check out this and all the other crazy contests during the Buffalo Chip’s Fan Fest Celebration at the CrossRoads!

Learn more about Fan Fest!

 

Fake Orgasm Contest
Are you a screamer? Do you moan and groan? Maybe you bite! Whatever your style, the Chip wants you to get on the stage to show us how you get off during the annual Fan Fest Celebration. We don’t care if you come alone or come with a friend. Just come!

Learn more!

 

Best Beard Contest
Calling all hairy, scruffy, bearded, and generally unkempt bikers! Yet another opportunity to win big at Fan Fest awaits! The Best Beard Contest awards prizes an Epiphone guitar to the gentleman (or lady?) whose facial fuzz has the right recipe of ridiculous and just plain huge. Strut your scruff and you could win big!

 

Stud Contest
Another Fan Fest competition, the Stud Contest calls the men aboard the Big Engine Bar Stage to demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. Demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. If you’ve got the right stuff to woo the sexy ladies of the Flaunt Girls, then you could be walking away with a pair of Top Shelf Passes.

 

Mullet Contest
Does your hair make you go fast, steal your friend’s girl and not apologize because, welp, mullets are just that way? Do you like to live dangerously, laugh in the face of today’s hairstyle trends and crank up the metal and bang your head into oblivion? If so, then you may be a prime candidate to take home the grand championship at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s “Mullet Madness” Mullet Competition!

Poster Model SearchIf you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and pe...
Bike Shows
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Ride in and register for free for this no-nonsense motorcycle event coordinated by Joe Mielke that brings together motorcycle riders to have fun and show and talk motorcycles. The show is all about the riders, their stories and their ride. Tons of great prizes will be awarded based on popular vote thanks to the support of many of the biggest names in the motorcycle world and aftermarket parts industry. One hundred percent of the revenue generated from donations and t-shirt sales at this show go directly to LifeScape of SD..

Ride in and register for free for this no-nonsense motorcycle event coordinated by Joe Mielke that brings together motorcycle riders to have fun and show and talk motorcy...
Misc
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Rally week starts off with a bang at the inaugural GUNFEST presented by GunBroker.com. This three-day interactive event at the Buffalo Chip Shooting Range gives visitors the opportunity to watch demonstrations and test out the latest firearm products, ammunition, accessories and more in a safe and controlled environment. This will be the ultimate experience for firearm and outdoor enthusiasts, offering private shooting lanes and a chance to try out live ammunition, thermal optics, air guns, shotguns, rifles and handguns. The event is free and open to the public.

Rally week starts off with a bang at the inaugural GUNFEST presented by GunBroker.com. This three-day interactive event at the Buffalo Chip Shooting Range gives visitors ...
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Music Events
19:00 PM - 23:59 PM

The most loveable bunch of mainstream music outliers you’ve ever heard is headed to the legendary Buffalo Chip this August. Whether you’re a country fan, rock fan or something in the middle, the Devon Worley Band’s powerful originals are sure to set your soul ablaze. Get a glimpse Worley’s strong, old-soul sensibility as she wisely navigates the diverging roads inside her head and heart throughout the band’s incendiary sets. You can catch these unapologetic country rockers on the Wolfman Jack Main Stage ahead of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bush, then get encore performances daily on the showcase stages for the rest of the week!
Times subject to change.  See Buffalochip.com for latest details.

The most loveable bunch of mainstream music outliers you’ve ever heard is headed to the legendary Buffalo Chip this August. Whether you’re a country fan, rock fan or ...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 22:00 PM

Hailing from Britain and bursting onto the scene in the midst of the grunge-rock explosion, Bush have been captivating audiences worldwide since 1994. The band has sold over 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada alone and has compiled a string of 23 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts, six of which shot to no. 1. Bush make their Best Party Anywhere debut on Sunday, Aug. 7. 

Hailing from Britain and bursting onto the scene in the midst of the grunge-rock explosion, Bush have been captivating audiences worldwide since 1994. The band has sold o...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

A long-running and favorite tradition is returning when the self-proclaimed Sturgis Buffalo Chip house band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, come home to rock the Wolfman Jack Stage for the first time in four years. When the godfathers of southern rock rain down their fan-pleasing sound on Sunday, Aug. 7, you won’t want to be anywhere except right in the heart of the world’s best biker venue seeing the world’s best biker band.

A long-running and favorite tradition is returning when the self-proclaimed Sturgis Buffalo Chip house band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, come home to rock the Wolfman Jack Stage for ...
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Rides & Races
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Get your dirt on and get your pulse racing with ULTRA4 off-road racing at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Bring the whole family and watch in awe as this off-road racing series pushes man and machine right up to the brink at the Chip’s PowerSports Complex. ULTRA4 kicks off a week’s worth of racing events at the Buffalo Chip with races on Aug.5, 6 and 7. Race fans can catch all the high horsepower excitement for just $20 per day. Better yet, admission is free for campers staying at the Buffalo Chip.

Get your dirt on and get your pulse racing with ULTRA4 off-road racing at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Bring the whole family and watch in awe as this off-road racing series...
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Rides & Races
7:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Are you a first timer to the City of Sturgis Sturgis Motorcycle Rally or just need to find out how to get around and where the best bar or hamburger joint is? Let us take the hassle out of learning the Black Hills on your own and join us for a “Ride with a Local”.

Bring your bike….all are welcome and join our friendly guides who have been in the Black Hills for years and know their way around. They will show you the sights and delights that the Black Hills of South Dakota can offer.

This ride will take you to some of the best back roads and places to visit in the Black Hills. Every year people come to Sturgis thinking they are going to see and do everything just to find out that they didn’t plan well enough to accomplish that goal. Leave the planning up to us and ride along with some of our most experienced riders in the area who will take you to see some of the most spectacular sights in the Black Hills.

Registration is $45 per person and limited to 25 bikes. Itineraries and maps will be handed out the morning of the ride. The ride will take approximately three hours with rest breaks and return to Sturgis for a catered lunch. Registration includes a Rally Coin.

On Sunday, August 7th, at 9:00am sharp, you will depart from the tennis courts behind the Community Center at 1401 Lazelle St, please arrive by 8:30am to meet your ride leaders, to check-in and receive your ride instructions.

Are you a first timer to the City of Sturgis Sturgis Motorcycle Rally or just need to find out how to get around and where the best bar or hamburger joint is? Let us take...
Misc
9:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show.

This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’oeuvres, more like leather jackets, helmets and brews. This is a grassroots, down home moto show combined with art - lowbrow, lowrider, hot rod, dirty real art.

And all the art - comes from women. Not just any women - women who ride. Women who love, live and breathe motorcycles.

This isn’t just pretty photos of pretty ladies posed with a motorcycle. All of the artists involved - the photographers, the painters, the leather makers - they’re all female.

Why?
Because nearly 20% of motorcycle ownership is women. And we’re determined to watch that number continue to grow.

You’ll find Maiden Moto across the country at your favorite motorcycle shows, rallies and events. Check out our Locations page to see where you can come be part of the movement.

Maiden Moto is proudly presented by The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company!

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show. This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’o...
Misc
11:30 AM - 18:30 PM

Hang over the edge and watch in amazement as the world-famous Ives Brothers defy death, performing stunts on their traveling vertical wooden board track.They’ll be performing multiple daily shows throughout the rally. Check out the times posted by their motodrome and plan to take one in.

11:30-12:00pm
1:30-2:00pm
6:00-6:30pm

Hang over the edge and watch in amazement as the world-famous Ives Brothers defy death, performing stunts on their traveling vertical wooden board track.They’ll be perf...
Map
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Slaughter is an American glam metal band formed in Las Vegas by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum

Cover Charge at the gate - Free bands at the inside bar all night

Slaughter is an American glam metal band formed in Las Vegas by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana StrumCover Charge at the gate - Free bands ...
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Music Events
20:00 PM - 22:00 PM

Cowboy - The Ultimate Kid Rock Tribute Show

Cowboy - The Ultimate Kid Rock Tribute Show...
Music Events
22:30 PM - 23:59 PM

There's more to the duality of Clay Walker's debut Show Dog Nashville album Texas To Tennessee than the title. Certainly, the realities of place are as central as this comeback album's name implies: Nashville busily working toward the next fresh hit; Texas moving at its inimitable and familiar pace. There's also a mix of songwriting and production approaches, evident and more nuanced relationships between the songs themselves, and the overarching presence of a naturally gifted vocalist who relentlessly pursues his own development as a singer. But don't mistake those dualities for dichotomy – and certainly not polarity. In a storied career dotted with smash singles, platinum albums and countless honors and acclaim, maybe the connection between country's timeless themes and music-of-the-moment timeliness has been there all along.

Many of the country fans behind the almost 20 million on-demand and video streams for his latest single "Need A Bar Sometimes" – who may also be among his 750,000 TikTok followers – are wholly unaware of Walker's history. Discovered in a Beaumont area bar by noted producer and head of Giant Records James Stroud (Toby Keith, Tracy Lawrence, Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers), Walker was in his early twenties when he started rattling off a string of smash hits. Among them, “Live Until I Die,” "Dreaming With My Eyes Open," “This Woman And This Man,” "Hypnotize The Moon," "Rumor Has It," “Then What,” "I Can't Sleep" and "She Won't Be Lonely Long." His self-titled debut album rocketed to platinum status, the first of four to cross the million-sold mark.

There's more to the duality of Clay Walker's debut Show Dog Nashville album Texas To Tennessee than the title. Certainly, the realities of place are as central as this co...
Map
Music Events
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics.

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics....
Music Events
12:00 PM - 14:00 PM

more info coming soon

more info coming soon...
Music Events
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM

Western South Dakota best R&B music group

Western South Dakota best R&B music group...
Music Events
16:00 PM - 19:00 PM

Frank Fletcher is an American country music singer/songwriter. The Norrissong Productions recording artist puts on high-energy shows that deliver a truly unique experience to fans.

Frank Fletcher is an American country music singer/songwriter. The Norrissong Productions recording artist puts on high-energy shows that deliver a truly unique experienc...
Music Events
19:00 PM - 20:00 PM

America's Favorite Bag! Internationally Known Headline Comic, Author, Speaker, Biker, Vet Supporter!

America's Favorite Bag! Internationally Known Headline Comic, Author, Speaker, Biker, Vet Supporter!...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street strip. The boys have also played in parts of Arizona, California and Alaska. Keep an eye out for their up-coming CD and near-bye shows in your area.

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street str...
Music Events
23:59 PM - 23:59 PM

Dead Level is a hard rock/metal band from Franklin PA formed in 2001.

Midnight to close

Dead Level is a hard rock/metal band from Franklin PA formed in 2001.Midnight to close...
Contests
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Poster Model Search
If you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and personality for a chance to score the rally’s most coveted modeling job. The Buffalo Chip will feature the winner of the Poster Model Search in countless advertisements, videos, magazine spreads, billboards and posters.

See the contestants and learn more!

 

Chip Shots Photo Contest
They say what happens at the Chip stays at the Chip, and sometimes, that’s for the best. However, many memories made during this legendary event are too good not to share with everyone. That’s why we’re giving you the opportunity to win killer prizes just for sharing your Sturgis Buffalo Chip experience with the world via your best Chip Shots!

See photos and learn how to show off yours!

 

Onsite Sturgis Contests:

Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant
What goes better with motorcycles than sexy girls? Nothing! And that’s why the Chip hosts three rounds of the Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant every night of the Sturgis Rally. Roll on up to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage and rev your engines for the luscious ladies of the International Bikini Team as they compete for the title of Miss Buffalo Chip.

Meet the contestants!

 

Air Sex Championships
Are you a master of pelvic storytelling? Do you have a whole lotta motion in your ocean? If you’re an expert at making love to nobody in particular, then you’d make a serious contender in the Air Sex World Championships. If you’re not an air Casanova, you can laugh yourself silly watching people do the dirtiest and most ridiculous stuff you’ve ever seen anyone do to the air.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Bikini Contest
If you’ve got an exceptional sense of style and like to “Do It Yourself,” then this daily contest is the place to put your skills to the test for a chance to win prizes. If seeing women wearing skimpy homespun bikinis sounds like something you’d enjoy, this is easily one of the hottest places to be during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Mankini Contest
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is a land of equal opportunity, so if you’re a dude who wants to rock a homemade bikini, we’re not going to stand in your way! After the ladies warm things up, you’ll get the same shot at strutting your stuff in a mankini of your own design.

See schedule!

 

Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search
You don’t have to be in your 20s to strut your stuff at the Buffalo Chip. Like a fine whiskey or your favorite pair of leather boots, the women of the Buffalo Chip’s Sassy & Classy Model Contest are proof that certain things just keep getting better with age! 

Learn more!

 

Ultimate Rope Swing Contest
Belly flop, face plant, back flip, cannonball, you name it—this is the event where anything goes. Whether you’ve got real skill or just want to act like an idiot, this contest will help you cool off during the hot days at the Bikini Beach Swim Paradise!

Learn more!

 

Slip 'N' Slide Relay
There’s no bad time to launch yourself down the ginormous slip ‘n’ slide at Bikini Beach, but if you do it during the daily Slip ‘N’ Slide Relay, a free beer will be waiting for you at the end! Take the plunge, swim to the ladder, slam your beer and flip your cup faster than the opposing team, and you’ll come out the winner!

 

Dick Pictionary
Get your mind into the gutter and bust out some of your dirtiest doodles in this hilarious new Bikini Beach contest. Just like regular Pictionary, the goal is to get your teammates to guess the words that are on your card. But unlike the original, the words you’ll be drawing in this uncensored version will be far from family friendly.

See schedule!

 

Beer Belly Contest – It takes years of dedication to shape the perfect beer belly, but it only takes a few moments to win the Chip’s Beer Belly contest. Show the judges you’re the biggest beer buff alive and have the belly to prove it! 

Learn more!

 

Beers & Burps Contest
To hell with minding your manners! The Chip wants your longest, loudest juiciest burp, and we’ll give you the liquid ammunition you need to get ‘er done! Head on over to Bikini Beach for this daily contest during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Frozen T-Shirt Contest
Everyone knows wet t-shirt contests are hot, but since the daily party at Bikini Beach is already so smokin’, this contest’s contestants have to use frozen t-shirts to cool things down! Pull it, tear it, sit on it, or soak it with your beer; we don’t care how you get it on, just do it before the other contestants.

 

Cherry Pie Eating Contest
No one can deny that it’s fun to get pie-eyed at the Best Party Anywhere™, but it’s even more fun when you’re doing it for your chance to win free Rally Passes! Check out this and all the other crazy contests during the Buffalo Chip’s Fan Fest Celebration at the CrossRoads!

Learn more about Fan Fest!

 

Fake Orgasm Contest
Are you a screamer? Do you moan and groan? Maybe you bite! Whatever your style, the Chip wants you to get on the stage to show us how you get off during the annual Fan Fest Celebration. We don’t care if you come alone or come with a friend. Just come!

Learn more!

 

Best Beard Contest
Calling all hairy, scruffy, bearded, and generally unkempt bikers! Yet another opportunity to win big at Fan Fest awaits! The Best Beard Contest awards prizes an Epiphone guitar to the gentleman (or lady?) whose facial fuzz has the right recipe of ridiculous and just plain huge. Strut your scruff and you could win big!

 

Stud Contest
Another Fan Fest competition, the Stud Contest calls the men aboard the Big Engine Bar Stage to demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. Demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. If you’ve got the right stuff to woo the sexy ladies of the Flaunt Girls, then you could be walking away with a pair of Top Shelf Passes.

 

Mullet Contest
Does your hair make you go fast, steal your friend’s girl and not apologize because, welp, mullets are just that way? Do you like to live dangerously, laugh in the face of today’s hairstyle trends and crank up the metal and bang your head into oblivion? If so, then you may be a prime candidate to take home the grand championship at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s “Mullet Madness” Mullet Competition!

Poster Model SearchIf you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and pe...
Bike Shows
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Burn rubber and haul ass to one of the most badass bike shows to ever set up shop during the Sturgis Rally when Hardcore Cycles and John O’Brien throttle the Hardcore Cycles Performance Show & Skinny Tire Bagger Build-Off into the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip.

Burn rubber and haul ass to one of the most badass bike shows to ever set up shop during the Sturgis Rally when Hardcore Cycles and John O’Brien throttle the Hardcore C...
Rides & Races
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Legends Ride® - Ride and rub elbows with some of the biggest names in the biz on an awe-inspiring trip from historic Deadwood to the Legendary Buffalo Chip. Celebrities who have made appearances on The Ride That Rocks™ include Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Journey’s Neal Schon, Orange County Choppers’ Paul Teutul, Sr., and the Ness family, just to name a few. One hundred percent of rider fees from the Legends Ride supports worthy local charities.

Legends Ride® - Ride and rub elbows with some of the biggest names in the biz on an awe-inspiring trip from historic Deadwood to the Legendary Buffalo Chip. Celebri...
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Music Events
19:00 PM - 23:59 PM

They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But one of Sin City’s top hard rock bands is breaking that rule. Foundry will be making their way to the Best Party Anywhere to bring you an incredible live performance that’s uniquely Las Vegas ahead of Lita Ford and Rob Zombie. Although their roots are based in classic rock, many of Foundry’s tracks have found their way to success on top 40 active rock radio.
Times subject to change, see Buffalochip.com for latest. 

They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But one of Sin City’s top hard rock bands is breaking that rule. Foundry will be making their way to the Best Party Anyw...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Immerse yourself in glam metal as Lita Ford takes you back in time to an era filled with lightning-fast licks and enough hair spray to make Bigfoot look pretty. This guitar goddess will remind you just how much you love the ‘80s when she lights up the Buffalo Chip’s motorcycle and music festival with searing solos and brilliant, emotional ballads on Monday, Aug. 8.

Immerse yourself in glam metal as Lita Ford takes you back in time to an era filled with lightning-fast licks and enough hair spray to make Bigfoot look pretty. This guit...
Music Events
22:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Rob Zombie at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

Get on your bike and ride like a Demon Speeding to one of the most memorable performances to ever hit the Wolfman Jack Stage. The multi-platinum-selling, seven-time Grammy-nominated King Freak himself, Rob Zombie, is making his return to the Best Party Anywhere. Descend into madness as Zombie pushes you to the limit with his heavy grooves, high-energy performance and mind-blowing stage production on Monday, Aug. 8.

Rob Zombie at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Get on your bike and ride like a Demon Speeding to one of the most memorable performances to ever hit the Wolfman Jack Sta...
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Charity Events
7:00 AM - 23:59 PM

On Monday, August 8th, 2022, join us for a fun, easy 5k run followed by a delicious breakfast.

It doesn’t get simpler than this: walk/jog/run…and raise money for a local charity to be announced. Includes a free breakfast, a challenge coin and T-shirt.

Join us at check-in, 7:00 am – 7:40 am on Monday, August 8th at the Sturgis City Park and enjoy our 4th Annual 5K for charity. We’ve mapped out a course that begins at Fort Meade and comes back to the City Park where you can enjoy a great breakfast. A shuttle will take you to the starting line at 7:45 am.

**Refund prior to July 1st minus a 10% fee; no refunds after July 1st.

On Monday, August 8th, 2022, join us for a fun, easy 5k run followed by a delicious breakfast. It doesn’t get simpler than this: walk/jog/run…and raise money for a l...
Misc
9:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show.

This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’oeuvres, more like leather jackets, helmets and brews. This is a grassroots, down home moto show combined with art - lowbrow, lowrider, hot rod, dirty real art.

And all the art - comes from women. Not just any women - women who ride. Women who love, live and breathe motorcycles.

This isn’t just pretty photos of pretty ladies posed with a motorcycle. All of the artists involved - the photographers, the painters, the leather makers - they’re all female.

Why?
Because nearly 20% of motorcycle ownership is women. And we’re determined to watch that number continue to grow.

You’ll find Maiden Moto across the country at your favorite motorcycle shows, rallies and events. Check out our Locations page to see where you can come be part of the movement.

Maiden Moto is proudly presented by The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company!

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show. This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’o...
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Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Tesla is an American rock band formed in Sacramento, California, in late 1981 by bassist Brian Wheat and guitarist Frank Hannon. The band is ranked at No. 22 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hair Metal, and have been described as a "thinking man’s hair metal band”

Cover Charge at the gate - Free bands at the inside bar all night

Tesla is an American rock band formed in Sacramento, California, in late 1981 by bassist Brian Wheat and guitarist Frank Hannon. The band is ranked at No. 22 on VH1's 100...
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Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Christopher Allen Hawkey is a country music artist who was a member of the Minneapolis band Rocket Club and is the vocalist of the Chris Hawkey Band

Christopher Allen Hawkey is a country music artist who was a member of the Minneapolis band Rocket Club and is the vocalist of the Chris Hawkey Band...
Music Events
22:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Hairball has evolved into an explosive national touring act that brings the glory of the 80's to hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the country, with a 2+ hour drop-dead accurate homage to the biggest arena acts in the world.

Hairball has evolved into an explosive national touring act that brings the glory of the 80's to hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the country, with a 2+ hour drop...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 22:00 PM

Whether he’s performing onstage with ZZ Top in front of a crowd of thousands, kicking it with his friend Dave Grohl at a Foo Fighters gig or racing ATVs with extreme-sports star Travis Pastrana, Tim Montana has a knack for always being in the right place at the right time. But don’t chalk it up to luck. Rather, it’s Montana’s innate talent, unrelenting hustle and magnetic charisma that have made the country-rock singer-songwriter a dude that everyone — from the famous to the blue-collar — wants to be around.

Whether he’s performing onstage with ZZ Top in front of a crowd of thousands, kicking it with his friend Dave Grohl at a Foo Fighters gig or racing ATVs with extreme-sp...
Music Events
22:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Creating a sound that fuses modern Country and classic heartland rock with an edgy vocal blend – and a growing reputation for mixing backwoods pride with big-picture positivity – BBR Music Group/BMG’s Wheelhouse Records’ LOCASH is the Country music duo of singer-songwriters Preston Brust and Chris Lucas. Now rising up the Country ranks with a streak of hits, critical acclaim and awards-show recognition, the duo has two albums, eight charting singles, and nearly 500 MILLION global streams to their credit, with more on the horizon. After breaking out in 2015 with their GOLD-certified tribute to appreciating what you’ve got, “I Love This Life,” LOCASH followed up with two more tracks defined by gratitude and good times. The flirtatious, GOLD-certified No. 1 smash, “I Know Somebody,” became their first trip to the top of the Country radio airplay charts in 2016, and in 2017, LOCASH dropped the fun-loving romantic anthem, “Ring on Every Finger.” All three singles were part of their album, The Fighters, which arrived in 2016 to Top 15 success. The duo has since received nominations from the genre’s biggest awards shows – including back-to-back nods for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year from the Academy of Country Music, and Vocal Duo of the Year from the Country Music Association, both in 2017. After joining the BBR Music Group/BMG family, LOCASH launched its latest album, Brothers, in 2019, which featured another GOLD-certified No. 1 single, “One Big Country Song.” Respected stage performers with a nationwide audience, they’ve just released the wild-and-free five-track EP, Woods & Water.

Creating a sound that fuses modern Country and classic heartland rock with an edgy vocal blend – and a growing reputation for mixing backwoods pride with big-picture po...
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Music Events
12:00 PM - 16:00 PM

Armed Forces Appreciation Day - Live Music 12-4pm

Cecil Allen Moore Band

Armed Forces Appreciation Day - Live Music 12-4pmCecil Allen Moore Band...
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Music Events
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics.

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics....
Music Events
12:00 PM - 14:00 PM

Frank Fletcher is an American country music singer/songwriter. The Norrissong Productions recording artist puts on high-energy shows that deliver a truly unique experience to fans.

Frank Fletcher is an American country music singer/songwriter. The Norrissong Productions recording artist puts on high-energy shows that deliver a truly unique experienc...
Music Events
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street strip. The boys have also played in parts of Arizona, California and Alaska. Keep an eye out for their up-coming CD and near-bye shows in your area.

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street str...
Stunts & Live Performances
16:00 PM - 19:00 PM

MicroMania Tour is a high powered, explosive, athletic Pro Wrestling show with just the right touch of comedy thrown in to make for a unforgettable BIG event not necessarily BIG people!! These micro athletes may be short in stature but are giants in the world of entertainment where they will keep you on your feet screaming from the opening bell through the Main Event! MicroMania Tour is the only Midget Wrestling company based in California and also feature the widely popular Battling Bombshells available upon request. Being Based in California we can perform for your venue multiple times a year. MicroMania Tour sells out on a consistent basis Whether your venue holds 100, 500, or 5000 MicroMania Tour will fill it. Our show consists of a 90 minute action packed show featuring 2 Micro matches, a Bombshells match, and a Main Event Battle Royal featuring Micro Athletes & the Battling Bombshells. If you want to be the talk of the town and see your sales skyrocket MicroMania Tour is for you. Our Micro Athletes and Bombshells have been featured in Jack Black’s Hit Movie Nacho Libre,MTV, Spike TV, Conan O’Brien, Jerry Springer, WWE, Impact Wrestling, as well as many other TV shows and movies. After you leave our MicroMania Show, you are guaranteed to be a MicroMania Fan for life!!

MicroMania Tour is a high powered, explosive, athletic Pro Wrestling show with just the right touch of comedy thrown in to make for a unforgettable BIG event not necessar...
Music Events
19:00 PM - 21:30 PM

Carolina Reign is back and show no signs of stopping. You wont want to miss one of the most energetic, fan oriented bands in the country

Carolina Reign is back and show no signs of stopping. You wont want to miss one of the most energetic, fan oriented bands in the country...
Music Events
23:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Dead Level is a hard rock/metal band from Franklin PA formed in 2001.


Dead Level is a hard rock/metal band from Franklin PA formed in 2001....
Rides & Races
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Biker Belles® - Experience a day of Real Riders, Real Stories and Real Passion during the annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip Biker Belles Celebration! You’re invited to join the guided Morning Ride™ through the beautiful Black Hills and participate in a day of festivities that celebrates women in riding and supports organizations benefitting women’s causes.

Biker Belles® - Experience a day of Real Riders, Real Stories and Real Passion during the annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip Biker Belles Celebration! You’re invited to ...
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Contests
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Poster Model Search
If you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and personality for a chance to score the rally’s most coveted modeling job. The Buffalo Chip will feature the winner of the Poster Model Search in countless advertisements, videos, magazine spreads, billboards and posters.

See the contestants and learn more!

 

Chip Shots Photo Contest
They say what happens at the Chip stays at the Chip, and sometimes, that’s for the best. However, many memories made during this legendary event are too good not to share with everyone. That’s why we’re giving you the opportunity to win killer prizes just for sharing your Sturgis Buffalo Chip experience with the world via your best Chip Shots!

See photos and learn how to show off yours!

 

Onsite Sturgis Contests:

Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant
What goes better with motorcycles than sexy girls? Nothing! And that’s why the Chip hosts three rounds of the Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant every night of the Sturgis Rally. Roll on up to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage and rev your engines for the luscious ladies of the International Bikini Team as they compete for the title of Miss Buffalo Chip.

Meet the contestants!

 

Air Sex Championships
Are you a master of pelvic storytelling? Do you have a whole lotta motion in your ocean? If you’re an expert at making love to nobody in particular, then you’d make a serious contender in the Air Sex World Championships. If you’re not an air Casanova, you can laugh yourself silly watching people do the dirtiest and most ridiculous stuff you’ve ever seen anyone do to the air.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Bikini Contest
If you’ve got an exceptional sense of style and like to “Do It Yourself,” then this daily contest is the place to put your skills to the test for a chance to win prizes. If seeing women wearing skimpy homespun bikinis sounds like something you’d enjoy, this is easily one of the hottest places to be during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Mankini Contest
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is a land of equal opportunity, so if you’re a dude who wants to rock a homemade bikini, we’re not going to stand in your way! After the ladies warm things up, you’ll get the same shot at strutting your stuff in a mankini of your own design.

See schedule!

 

Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search
You don’t have to be in your 20s to strut your stuff at the Buffalo Chip. Like a fine whiskey or your favorite pair of leather boots, the women of the Buffalo Chip’s Sassy & Classy Model Contest are proof that certain things just keep getting better with age! 

Learn more!

 

Ultimate Rope Swing Contest
Belly flop, face plant, back flip, cannonball, you name it—this is the event where anything goes. Whether you’ve got real skill or just want to act like an idiot, this contest will help you cool off during the hot days at the Bikini Beach Swim Paradise!

Learn more!

 

Slip 'N' Slide Relay
There’s no bad time to launch yourself down the ginormous slip ‘n’ slide at Bikini Beach, but if you do it during the daily Slip ‘N’ Slide Relay, a free beer will be waiting for you at the end! Take the plunge, swim to the ladder, slam your beer and flip your cup faster than the opposing team, and you’ll come out the winner!

 

Dick Pictionary
Get your mind into the gutter and bust out some of your dirtiest doodles in this hilarious new Bikini Beach contest. Just like regular Pictionary, the goal is to get your teammates to guess the words that are on your card. But unlike the original, the words you’ll be drawing in this uncensored version will be far from family friendly.

See schedule!

 

Beer Belly Contest – It takes years of dedication to shape the perfect beer belly, but it only takes a few moments to win the Chip’s Beer Belly contest. Show the judges you’re the biggest beer buff alive and have the belly to prove it! 

Learn more!

 

Beers & Burps Contest
To hell with minding your manners! The Chip wants your longest, loudest juiciest burp, and we’ll give you the liquid ammunition you need to get ‘er done! Head on over to Bikini Beach for this daily contest during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Frozen T-Shirt Contest
Everyone knows wet t-shirt contests are hot, but since the daily party at Bikini Beach is already so smokin’, this contest’s contestants have to use frozen t-shirts to cool things down! Pull it, tear it, sit on it, or soak it with your beer; we don’t care how you get it on, just do it before the other contestants.

 

Cherry Pie Eating Contest
No one can deny that it’s fun to get pie-eyed at the Best Party Anywhere™, but it’s even more fun when you’re doing it for your chance to win free Rally Passes! Check out this and all the other crazy contests during the Buffalo Chip’s Fan Fest Celebration at the CrossRoads!

Learn more about Fan Fest!

 

Fake Orgasm Contest
Are you a screamer? Do you moan and groan? Maybe you bite! Whatever your style, the Chip wants you to get on the stage to show us how you get off during the annual Fan Fest Celebration. We don’t care if you come alone or come with a friend. Just come!

Learn more!

 

Best Beard Contest
Calling all hairy, scruffy, bearded, and generally unkempt bikers! Yet another opportunity to win big at Fan Fest awaits! The Best Beard Contest awards prizes an Epiphone guitar to the gentleman (or lady?) whose facial fuzz has the right recipe of ridiculous and just plain huge. Strut your scruff and you could win big!

 

Stud Contest
Another Fan Fest competition, the Stud Contest calls the men aboard the Big Engine Bar Stage to demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. Demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. If you’ve got the right stuff to woo the sexy ladies of the Flaunt Girls, then you could be walking away with a pair of Top Shelf Passes.

 

Mullet Contest
Does your hair make you go fast, steal your friend’s girl and not apologize because, welp, mullets are just that way? Do you like to live dangerously, laugh in the face of today’s hairstyle trends and crank up the metal and bang your head into oblivion? If so, then you may be a prime candidate to take home the grand championship at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s “Mullet Madness” Mullet Competition!

Poster Model SearchIf you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and pe...
Bike Shows
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

They say it’s not the size of the bike that matters, but rather how you customize it. Nowhere will that simple truth be more evident than the Camp Zero Mini Bike Show Presented by Snap Fabrications and featuring Joe Mielke. Whether you’re a master fabricator or a self-deprecator and letting your freak flag fly is the name of the game. As long as it’s small in stature and big in character, give that puppy a pull-start and ride it on in to Camp Zero for a little bit of fun.

They say it’s not the size of the bike that matters, but rather how you customize it. Nowhere will that simple truth be more evident than the Camp Zero Mini Bike Show...
Bike Shows
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Join Led Sled and Biltwell for communal event that celebrates the history, culture and diversity of one of the coolest bikes in existence, the Harley-Davidson Sportster along with Metzeler, S&S Cycle, J&P Cycles, Cycle Source, Lowbrow Customs and Chop Cult. The show is held at CAMP ZERO near the Sturgis Buffalo Chip East Gate. It’s free to enter and attend and features a mind-blowing collection of customized Sportster models and a large dose of memorable mayhem.

Join Led Sled and Biltwell for communal event that celebrates the history, culture and diversity of one of the coolest bikes in existence, the Harley-Davidson Sportster a...
Bike Shows
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

This all-women’s ride-in bike show presented by Ride Wild will bring together a unique collection of women-owned machines during the Buffalo Chip’s annual Biker Belles Celebration. Support female builders and two-wheel lifestyle enthusiasts by participating or attending!

This all-women’s ride-in bike show presented by Ride Wild will bring together a unique collection of women-owned machines during the Buffalo Chip’s annual Biker Bell...
Music Events
19:05 PM - 23:59 PM

Tilt your head back and howl into the South Dakota sky as platinum-certified heavy metal outfit Bad Wolves kick off a cram-packed evening of unapologetic hard rock in the Buffalo Chip amphitheater. The LA-based quintet’s unpredictable metallic intensity and impressive instrumental proficiency will shine as bright as the full moon as they perform hits such as “Killing Me Slowly,” “Remember When,” “Sober” and their haunting cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie.”ars,” “Falling Apart,” “Swerve,” “Kill the Noise” and many others.

Tilt your head back and howl into the South Dakota sky as platinum-certified heavy metal outfit Bad Wolves kick off a cram-packed evening of unapologetic hard rock in the...
Music Events
19:05 PM - 23:59 PM

Shift gears and discover the fine line between genius and insanity that is Falling in Reverse. Experience the vicious bite and playful innuendo of hits such as “Popular Monster,” “The Drug in Me is You,” “Good Girls Bad Guys” and “I’m Not a Vampire” as this post-hardcore quartet keeps the energy rising between Hollywood Undead and Papa Roach on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Shift gears and discover the fine line between genius and insanity that is Falling in Reverse. Experience the vicious bite and playful innuendo of hits such as “Popular...
Music Events
19:05 PM - 23:59 PM

The rock hits will be Comin’ in Hot all night on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Hailing from the streets of Tinseltown, Hollywood Undead will make their Sturgis Rally debut to pick up the party where Bad Wolves leave off. Experiencing the band’s mix of brash hip-hop, rock and metalcore in tracks like “Undead,” “Everywhere I Go,” “Bullet,” “Day of the Dead,” and “Comin’ in Hot” may be one of a few things happening at the Chip that you may not want to share with your mom.

The rock hits will be Comin’ in Hot all night on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Hailing from the streets of Tinseltown, Hollywood Undead will make their Sturgis Rally debut to pick u...
Music Events
19:05 PM - 23:59 PM

Take a white-knuckle ride that swerves between lanes of rap-rock, electronic rock and good ol’ rock n’ roll when Papa Roach makes their way to the Wolfman Jack Stage Tuesday, Aug. 9. The quartet has spent more than 20 years veering across freeways that most bands barely have the nerve to occupy, creating a diverse and fearless discography that’s featured hits like “Last Resort,” “Help,” “Scars,” “Falling Apart,” “Swerve,” “Kill the Noise” and many others.

Take a white-knuckle ride that swerves between lanes of rap-rock, electronic rock and good ol’ rock n’ roll when Papa Roach makes their way to the Wolfman Jack Stage ...
Rides & Races
7:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Are you a first timer to the City of Sturgis Sturgis Motorcycle Rally or just need to find out how to get around and where the best bar or hamburger joint is? Let us take the hassle out of learning the Black Hills on your own and join us for a “Ride with a Local”.

Bring your bike….all are welcome and join our friendly guides who have been in the Black Hills for years and know their way around. They will show you the sights and delights that the Black Hills of South Dakota can offer.

This ride will take you to some of the best back roads and places to visit in the Black Hills. Every year people come to Sturgis thinking they are going to see and do everything just to find out that they didn’t plan well enough to accomplish that goal. Leave the planning up to us and ride along with some of our most experienced riders in the area who will take you to see some of the most spectacular sights in the Black Hills.

Registration is $45 per person and limited to 25 bikes. Itineraries and maps will be handed out the morning of the ride. The ride will take approximately three hours with rest breaks and return to Sturgis for a catered lunch. Registration includes a Rally Coin.

At 9:00am sharp, you will depart from the tennis courts behind the Community Center at 1401 Lazelle St, please arrive by 8:30am to meet your ride leaders, to check-in and receive your ride instructions.

Are you a first timer to the City of Sturgis Sturgis Motorcycle Rally or just need to find out how to get around and where the best bar or hamburger joint is? Let us take...
Misc
9:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show.

This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’oeuvres, more like leather jackets, helmets and brews. This is a grassroots, down home moto show combined with art - lowbrow, lowrider, hot rod, dirty real art.

And all the art - comes from women. Not just any women - women who ride. Women who love, live and breathe motorcycles.

This isn’t just pretty photos of pretty ladies posed with a motorcycle. All of the artists involved - the photographers, the painters, the leather makers - they’re all female.

Why?
Because nearly 20% of motorcycle ownership is women. And we’re determined to watch that number continue to grow.

You’ll find Maiden Moto across the country at your favorite motorcycle shows, rallies and events. Check out our Locations page to see where you can come be part of the movement.

Maiden Moto is proudly presented by The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company!

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show. This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’o...
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Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

From Music City’s broadway scene to the Tennessee Hills you’ve most likely heard the name Chase Matthew. Chase, currently Co-Signed by Ryan Upchurch, has garnered an astounding 70 Million streams in a short 4 months with his project “County Line”. With a rising position on billboard charts for 18 weeks and being placed on the biggest country playlists and stations (Hot Country, Todays Country, New Boots, The Highway XM)

Cover Charge at the gate - Free bands at the inside bar all night

From Music City’s broadway scene to the Tennessee Hills you’ve most likely heard the name Chase Matthew. Chase, currently Co-Signed by Ryan Upchurch, has garnered an ...
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Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Christopher Allen Hawkey is a country music artist who was a member of the Minneapolis band Rocket Club and is the vocalist of the Chris Hawkey Band

Christopher Allen Hawkey is a country music artist who was a member of the Minneapolis band Rocket Club and is the vocalist of the Chris Hawkey Band...
Music Events
22:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Hairball has evolved into an explosive national touring act that brings the glory of the 80's to hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the country, with a 2+ hour drop-dead accurate homage to the biggest arena acts in the world.

Hairball has evolved into an explosive national touring act that brings the glory of the 80's to hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the country, with a 2+ hour drop...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 22:00 PM

5-piece Los Angeles-based, family Rock/Metal band, “Liliac” has sparked the world by storm. This female-fronted band consisting of all siblings’ ages 13-22 has brought a unique and fresh sound they call “Vamp Metal”. Lead vocalist, Melody (20), with her raspy-powerful voice; Lead guitarist, Samuel (22), with his skillful-effortless guitars; Drummer, Abigail (21), with her solid-thunderous drums; Bassist, Ethan (15), with his rich-thick bass; Keyboardist, Justin (14), with his passionate-polished keys; is what makes this band so incredible and catches the eyes of millions. Liliac, which means “bat” in Romanian, not only, has a unique meaning but also a unique story.

5-piece Los Angeles-based, family Rock/Metal band, “Liliac” has sparked the world by storm. This female-fronted band consisting of all siblings’ ages 13-22 has brou...
Music Events
22:00 PM - 23:59 PM

As the founder, lead singer, and songwriter of the metal rock band RATT, Stephen Pearcy led his creation to Mega Multi-Platinum Success Year after Year from 1984 - 1991. Capturing critical acclaim for his performances, style, and uniquely salacious vocals. Pearcy formed RATT in Los Angeles in 1982 from his previous band Mickey RATT. Known for their overtly sexual appearance, rebellious attitude, and take no prisoner approach to metal, Atlantic Records recognized RATT’s potential and star power thus signing the band to a contract resulting in the 1984 album “Out of the Cellar”, which became one of many multi-platinum successes. RATT climbed up the charts with singles from “Out of the Cellar”, soaring past Prince’s “Lets Go Crazy”, Van Halen’s “Panama”, Madonna’s “Borderline” and David Bowies “Blue Jean”.

As the founder, lead singer, and songwriter of the metal rock band RATT, Stephen Pearcy led his creation to Mega Multi-Platinum Success Year after Year from 1984 - 1991. ...
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Music Events
12:00 PM - 16:00 PM

Topless tuesday
Wet T-shirt Contest 2pm Sharp
Live Music from Revolver

Topless tuesdayWet T-shirt Contest 2pm SharpLive Music from Revolver...
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Music Events
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics.

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics....
Music Events
12:00 PM - 14:00 PM

Camp Comfort is a band based out of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Camp Comfort creates highly-danceable guitar-centric jams in a relaxed but rugged fashion. Insistent grooves highlight playful lyrics and tasteful lead guitar for an energy that is equal parts bonfire jam session, reggae house party, and festival blues-rock.

Camp Comfort’s magnetic style draws even the most stubborn wallflowers to the dance floor with accessible and memorable songs. After realed of their debuting album Day One Dream, the band has branched out of the midwest playing shows and festivals.

Camp Comfort is a band based out of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Camp Comfort creates highly-danceable guitar-centric jams in a relaxed but rugged fashion. Insistent ...
Music Events
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM

Frank Fletcher is an American country music singer/songwriter. The Norrissong Productions recording artist puts on high-energy shows that deliver a truly unique experience to fans.

Frank Fletcher is an American country music singer/songwriter. The Norrissong Productions recording artist puts on high-energy shows that deliver a truly unique experienc...
Stunts & Live Performances
16:00 PM - 19:00 PM

MicroMania Tour is a high powered, explosive, athletic Pro Wrestling show with just the right touch of comedy thrown in to make for a unforgettable BIG event not necessarily BIG people!! These micro athletes may be short in stature but are giants in the world of entertainment where they will keep you on your feet screaming from the opening bell through the Main Event! MicroMania Tour is the only Midget Wrestling company based in California and also feature the widely popular Battling Bombshells available upon request. Being Based in California we can perform for your venue multiple times a year. MicroMania Tour sells out on a consistent basis Whether your venue holds 100, 500, or 5000 MicroMania Tour will fill it. Our show consists of a 90 minute action packed show featuring 2 Micro matches, a Bombshells match, and a Main Event Battle Royal featuring Micro Athletes & the Battling Bombshells. If you want to be the talk of the town and see your sales skyrocket MicroMania Tour is for you. Our Micro Athletes and Bombshells have been featured in Jack Black’s Hit Movie Nacho Libre,MTV, Spike TV, Conan O’Brien, Jerry Springer, WWE, Impact Wrestling, as well as many other TV shows and movies. After you leave our MicroMania Show, you are guaranteed to be a MicroMania Fan for life!!

MicroMania Tour is a high powered, explosive, athletic Pro Wrestling show with just the right touch of comedy thrown in to make for a unforgettable BIG event not necessar...
Music Events
19:00 PM - 21:30 PM

Carolina Reign is back and show no signs of stopping. You wont want to miss one of the most energetic, fan oriented bands in the country

Carolina Reign is back and show no signs of stopping. You wont want to miss one of the most energetic, fan oriented bands in the country...
Music Events
21:30 PM - 23:59 PM

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street strip. The boys have also played in parts of Arizona, California and Alaska. Keep an eye out for their up-coming CD and near-bye shows in your area.

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street str...
Music Events
23:59 PM - 23:59 PM

Dead Level is a hard rock/metal band from Franklin PA formed in 2001.

Midnight to close

Dead Level is a hard rock/metal band from Franklin PA formed in 2001.Midnight to close...
Contests
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Poster Model Search
If you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and personality for a chance to score the rally’s most coveted modeling job. The Buffalo Chip will feature the winner of the Poster Model Search in countless advertisements, videos, magazine spreads, billboards and posters.

See the contestants and learn more!

 

Chip Shots Photo Contest
They say what happens at the Chip stays at the Chip, and sometimes, that’s for the best. However, many memories made during this legendary event are too good not to share with everyone. That’s why we’re giving you the opportunity to win killer prizes just for sharing your Sturgis Buffalo Chip experience with the world via your best Chip Shots!

See photos and learn how to show off yours!

 

Onsite Sturgis Contests:

Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant
What goes better with motorcycles than sexy girls? Nothing! And that’s why the Chip hosts three rounds of the Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant every night of the Sturgis Rally. Roll on up to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage and rev your engines for the luscious ladies of the International Bikini Team as they compete for the title of Miss Buffalo Chip.

Meet the contestants!

 

Air Sex Championships
Are you a master of pelvic storytelling? Do you have a whole lotta motion in your ocean? If you’re an expert at making love to nobody in particular, then you’d make a serious contender in the Air Sex World Championships. If you’re not an air Casanova, you can laugh yourself silly watching people do the dirtiest and most ridiculous stuff you’ve ever seen anyone do to the air.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Bikini Contest
If you’ve got an exceptional sense of style and like to “Do It Yourself,” then this daily contest is the place to put your skills to the test for a chance to win prizes. If seeing women wearing skimpy homespun bikinis sounds like something you’d enjoy, this is easily one of the hottest places to be during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Mankini Contest
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is a land of equal opportunity, so if you’re a dude who wants to rock a homemade bikini, we’re not going to stand in your way! After the ladies warm things up, you’ll get the same shot at strutting your stuff in a mankini of your own design.

See schedule!

 

Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search
You don’t have to be in your 20s to strut your stuff at the Buffalo Chip. Like a fine whiskey or your favorite pair of leather boots, the women of the Buffalo Chip’s Sassy & Classy Model Contest are proof that certain things just keep getting better with age! 

Learn more!

 

Ultimate Rope Swing Contest
Belly flop, face plant, back flip, cannonball, you name it—this is the event where anything goes. Whether you’ve got real skill or just want to act like an idiot, this contest will help you cool off during the hot days at the Bikini Beach Swim Paradise!

Learn more!

 

Slip 'N' Slide Relay
There’s no bad time to launch yourself down the ginormous slip ‘n’ slide at Bikini Beach, but if you do it during the daily Slip ‘N’ Slide Relay, a free beer will be waiting for you at the end! Take the plunge, swim to the ladder, slam your beer and flip your cup faster than the opposing team, and you’ll come out the winner!

 

Dick Pictionary
Get your mind into the gutter and bust out some of your dirtiest doodles in this hilarious new Bikini Beach contest. Just like regular Pictionary, the goal is to get your teammates to guess the words that are on your card. But unlike the original, the words you’ll be drawing in this uncensored version will be far from family friendly.

See schedule!

 

Beer Belly Contest – It takes years of dedication to shape the perfect beer belly, but it only takes a few moments to win the Chip’s Beer Belly contest. Show the judges you’re the biggest beer buff alive and have the belly to prove it! 

Learn more!

 

Beers & Burps Contest
To hell with minding your manners! The Chip wants your longest, loudest juiciest burp, and we’ll give you the liquid ammunition you need to get ‘er done! Head on over to Bikini Beach for this daily contest during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Frozen T-Shirt Contest
Everyone knows wet t-shirt contests are hot, but since the daily party at Bikini Beach is already so smokin’, this contest’s contestants have to use frozen t-shirts to cool things down! Pull it, tear it, sit on it, or soak it with your beer; we don’t care how you get it on, just do it before the other contestants.

 

Cherry Pie Eating Contest
No one can deny that it’s fun to get pie-eyed at the Best Party Anywhere™, but it’s even more fun when you’re doing it for your chance to win free Rally Passes! Check out this and all the other crazy contests during the Buffalo Chip’s Fan Fest Celebration at the CrossRoads!

Learn more about Fan Fest!

 

Fake Orgasm Contest
Are you a screamer? Do you moan and groan? Maybe you bite! Whatever your style, the Chip wants you to get on the stage to show us how you get off during the annual Fan Fest Celebration. We don’t care if you come alone or come with a friend. Just come!

Learn more!

 

Best Beard Contest
Calling all hairy, scruffy, bearded, and generally unkempt bikers! Yet another opportunity to win big at Fan Fest awaits! The Best Beard Contest awards prizes an Epiphone guitar to the gentleman (or lady?) whose facial fuzz has the right recipe of ridiculous and just plain huge. Strut your scruff and you could win big!

 

Stud Contest
Another Fan Fest competition, the Stud Contest calls the men aboard the Big Engine Bar Stage to demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. Demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. If you’ve got the right stuff to woo the sexy ladies of the Flaunt Girls, then you could be walking away with a pair of Top Shelf Passes.

 

Mullet Contest
Does your hair make you go fast, steal your friend’s girl and not apologize because, welp, mullets are just that way? Do you like to live dangerously, laugh in the face of today’s hairstyle trends and crank up the metal and bang your head into oblivion? If so, then you may be a prime candidate to take home the grand championship at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s “Mullet Madness” Mullet Competition!

Poster Model SearchIf you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and pe...
Bike Shows
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Celebrate the greatest Harley-Davidson engine ever built at the Buffalo Chip’s first-ever Evo Entanglement Bike Show presented by S&S Cycle. On Wednesday, Aug. 11, the free-access CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip will be packed to the edges with Dynas, Softails, FXRs, Sportys, touring bikes and even CVOs, all outfitted with these long-revered engines.

Celebrate the greatest Harley-Davidson engine ever built at the Buffalo Chip’s first-ever Evo Entanglement Bike Show presented by S&S Cycle. On Wednesday, Aug. 11, ...
Rides & Races
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Rusty Wallace Charity Ride - Meet and ride alongside Rusty Wallace, his celebrity NASCAR driver friends and top racing industry executives during the Buffalo Chip’s Rusty Wallace Charity Ride! This ride kicks off with a party at Black Hills Harley-Davidson and takes you through an incredible route chosen by Rusty himself to an exclusive reception at the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip.

Rusty Wallace Charity Ride - Meet and ride alongside Rusty Wallace, his celebrity NASCAR driver friends and top racing industry executives during the Buffalo Chip’s Ru...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 22:00 PM

 Rocker-turned-outlaw-country artist Aaron Lewis makes his return to the Best Party Anywhere on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Along with backing band The Stateliners, Lewis will fill the sweet August air with hits like “Country Boy,” “Northern Redneck” and “Am I the Only One” ahead of that night’s headlining performance from Travis Tritt.

 Rocker-turned-outlaw-country artist Aaron Lewis makes his return to the Best Party Anywhere on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Along with backing band The Stateliners, Lewis will f...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Need a laugh? On Aug. 10 and 11, the country comedy duo that’s been delighting audiences for over 50 years is coming to the Buffalo Chip! Known as “The Indian and The White Guy,” Williams & Ree’s off-beat brand of humor of is something that’s hard to come by these days. These guys truly say what they want, and fans love it! Songs like “Running Beer'' and “Ding Dong Song” will have you falling over laughing prior to performances from Aaron Lewis and The Stateliners and Jon Pardi.

Need a laugh? On Aug. 10 and 11, the country comedy duo that’s been delighting audiences for over 50 years is coming to the Buffalo Chip! Known as “The Indian and The...
Music Events
22:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Multi-platinum-selling country icon Travis Tritt will take the Wolfman Jack Stage on Wednesday, Aug. 10, delivering decades worth of hits like “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive,” “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde,” “Here’s a Quarter” as well as tracks from his new album “Set in Stone.” Tritt rose to stardom as one of “The Class of ‘89” alongside country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson, all of whom dominated the charts in the early ‘90s. Tritt has amassed more than 30 million album sales, two Grammys and three CMA awards throughout his three-decade career.

Multi-platinum-selling country icon Travis Tritt will take the Wolfman Jack Stage on Wednesday, Aug. 10, delivering decades worth of hits like “It’s a Great Day to Be...
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Misc
9:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show.

This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’oeuvres, more like leather jackets, helmets and brews. This is a grassroots, down home moto show combined with art - lowbrow, lowrider, hot rod, dirty real art.

And all the art - comes from women. Not just any women - women who ride. Women who love, live and breathe motorcycles.

This isn’t just pretty photos of pretty ladies posed with a motorcycle. All of the artists involved - the photographers, the painters, the leather makers - they’re all female.

Why?
Because nearly 20% of motorcycle ownership is women. And we’re determined to watch that number continue to grow.

You’ll find Maiden Moto across the country at your favorite motorcycle shows, rallies and events. Check out our Locations page to see where you can come be part of the movement.

Maiden Moto is proudly presented by The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company!

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show. This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’o...
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Music Events
15:00 PM - 17:00 PM

Local to the Buffalo, Sheridan, and Gillette areas of Wyoming. We play Country-Blues with an emphasis on variety: fast or slow, rock or waltz; we have something for everyone. Within our 3, 4, or 5 hour sets we focus on changing sound vibes from song to song....fiddle here, guitar differences there. Always upbeat and dance friendly. We bring our own light and sound equipment, utilizing two different P.A.s depending on the size the of the space, and for street dances we have a trailer with an extended platform for drums. Terry and Bob hail from Arvada, and Maxi and Aaron live in Buffalo.

Local to the Buffalo, Sheridan, and Gillette areas of Wyoming. We play Country-Blues with an emphasis on variety: fast or slow, rock or waltz; we have something for every...
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Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Blackberry Smoke is an American rock band from Atlanta. The lineup consists of Charlie Starr, Richard Turner, Brit Turner, Paul Jackson, and Brandon Still. In 2020, they added touring personnel Benji Shanks and Preston Holcomb. They have released seven studio albums, two live albums and five extended plays.

Cover Charge at the gate - Free bands at the inside bar all night

Blackberry Smoke is an American rock band from Atlanta. The lineup consists of Charlie Starr, Richard Turner, Brit Turner, Paul Jackson, and Brandon Still. In 2020, they ...
Misc
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

The rally may be in Sturgis, but on this day the party is in Hulett. Performers, free food and live music will highlight your rally-time experience in the Cowboy State. Ride the Spirit Highway into Hulett and enjoy our western hospitality while taking in the beautiful Wyoming side of the Black Hills.

The rally may be in Sturgis, but on this day the party is in Hulett. Performers, free food and live music will highlight your rally-time experience in the Cowboy State. R...
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Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Los Angeles born guitarist Nita Strauss has become a force to be reckoned with in the music world, dazzling audiences across the US, UK, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. Most fans will recognize Nita as Alice Cooper’s touring uitarist of the past 5 years, but she has also played with R&B star Jermaine Jackson, early MTV darlings Femme Fatale, video game supergroup Critical Hit and popular tribute band The Iron Maidens. Her skill, xuberant stage presence and love for all things about her instrument have earned her a stellar reputation in the music industry and endorsements including Ibanez Guitars, Marshall Amplification, DiMarzio pickups, Monster Energy and more.

In January of 2018 Nita was officially announced as the first ever female Ibanez signature artist with her own model guitar, the Ibanez JIVA10. She also released her signature pickups, the DiMarzio Pandemonium. April saw Nita playing WWE Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura’s entrance music at Wrestlemania in New Orleans in front of an audience of 78,000 fans and millions streaming worldwide, and in the same month she launched a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for her debut solo record Controlled Chaos. The campaign reached its goal in two hours, doubled it by the end of the day, tripled the following day and ended up over 800% funded. Nita produced the record herself and did the majority of the engineering, as well as playing all the guitars and bass on the record.

After the record was completed, Nita signed with Sumerian Records to release and distribute the album worldwide. The first single “Our Most Desperate Hour” was released in September of 2018 along with. pre orders for the record on both CD and vinyl, with the vinyl completely selling out before even bring release. Her record CONTROLLED CHAOS made a huge debut on the Billboard charts at #1 Top New Artist, #3 Label Independent, $4 Top Hard Music, #8 Top Rock, #8 Top Internet, #20 Top albums, and #7 on the iTunes Rock chart. The album’s second single, “Mariana Trench” was chosen by WWE as an official theme for NXT Takeover: War Games. Nita immediately followed the release with a successful co-headline tour with modern guitar virtuoso Angel Vivaldi.

Nita has been featured on the covers of worldwide print magazines including Guitar World and Guitar Player, and on dozens of albums, trailers, and soundtracks, including Heroes Of The Storm (Blizzard) and Grammy-nominated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami/ Platinum
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Nita has been featured on the covers of many worldwide print magazines and on dozens of albums, trailers, and soundtracks, including Heroes Of The Storm (Blizzard) and Grammy-nominated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami/ Platinum Games); and is the author of the Guitar World column “Like A Hurricane”. Nita was also the official in-house guitarist for the LA KISS, the arena football team owned by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS. She is one of the most sought after clinicians in the industry and has done extensive clinic tours across multiple continents. Her consistent touring schedule has shown her to play in front of over a million audience members per year consistently for the past several years. Nita is also extremely passionate about health and fitness, and uses her wide social media reach to inspire and educate people about maintaining a healthy lifestyle while traveling on tour.

Los Angeles born guitarist Nita Strauss has become a force to be reckoned with in the music world, dazzling audiences across the US, UK, Europe, South America, Asia, Aust...
Music Events
22:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Hairball has evolved into an explosive national touring act that brings the glory of the 80's to hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the country, with a 2+ hour drop-dead accurate homage to the biggest arena acts in the world.

Hairball has evolved into an explosive national touring act that brings the glory of the 80's to hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the country, with a 2+ hour drop...
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Music Events
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics.

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics....
Music Events
12:00 PM - 14:00 PM

Frank Fletcher is an American country music singer/songwriter. The Norrissong Productions recording artist puts on high-energy shows that deliver a truly unique experience to fans.

Frank Fletcher is an American country music singer/songwriter. The Norrissong Productions recording artist puts on high-energy shows that deliver a truly unique experienc...
Music Events
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM

Camp Comfort is a band based out of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Camp Comfort creates highly-danceable guitar-centric jams in a relaxed but rugged fashion. Insistent grooves highlight playful lyrics and tasteful lead guitar for an energy that is equal parts bonfire jam session, reggae house party, and festival blues-rock.

Camp Comfort’s magnetic style draws even the most stubborn wallflowers to the dance floor with accessible and memorable songs. After realed of their debuting album Day One Dream, the band has branched out of the midwest playing shows and festivals.

Camp Comfort is a band based out of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Camp Comfort creates highly-danceable guitar-centric jams in a relaxed but rugged fashion. Insistent ...
Stunts & Live Performances
16:00 PM - 19:00 PM

MicroMania Tour is a high powered, explosive, athletic Pro Wrestling show with just the right touch of comedy thrown in to make for a unforgettable BIG event not necessarily BIG people!! These micro athletes may be short in stature but are giants in the world of entertainment where they will keep you on your feet screaming from the opening bell through the Main Event! MicroMania Tour is the only Midget Wrestling company based in California and also feature the widely popular Battling Bombshells available upon request. Being Based in California we can perform for your venue multiple times a year. MicroMania Tour sells out on a consistent basis Whether your venue holds 100, 500, or 5000 MicroMania Tour will fill it. Our show consists of a 90 minute action packed show featuring 2 Micro matches, a Bombshells match, and a Main Event Battle Royal featuring Micro Athletes & the Battling Bombshells. If you want to be the talk of the town and see your sales skyrocket MicroMania Tour is for you. Our Micro Athletes and Bombshells have been featured in Jack Black’s Hit Movie Nacho Libre,MTV, Spike TV, Conan O’Brien, Jerry Springer, WWE, Impact Wrestling, as well as many other TV shows and movies. After you leave our MicroMania Show, you are guaranteed to be a MicroMania Fan for life!!

MicroMania Tour is a high powered, explosive, athletic Pro Wrestling show with just the right touch of comedy thrown in to make for a unforgettable BIG event not necessar...
Music Events
19:00 PM - 21:30 PM

With One side of the Victory tree emerging from Bob and Johnnie Will's Country Swing, and the other side rooted in the Southern Gospel music of the hills of McCurtain County Oklahoma, and branches that cover the reggae groove of Hawaii, add a good dose of Southern Rock and you have the bloodline of the Victory Underground. Grafted in with a fiddle player from the Texas Panhandle, rooted in Bluegrass and swing, the complex beauty of the band's sound comes to life.

With One side of the Victory tree emerging from Bob and Johnnie Will's Country Swing, and the other side rooted in the Southern Gospel music of the hills of McCurtain Cou...
Music Events
21:30 PM - 23:59 PM

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street strip. The boys have also played in parts of Arizona, California and Alaska. Keep an eye out for their up-coming CD and near-bye shows in your area.

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street str...
Music Events
23:59 PM - 23:59 PM

Carolina Reign is back and show no signs of stopping. You wont want to miss one of the most energetic, fan oriented bands in the country
Midnight to Close

Carolina Reign is back and show no signs of stopping. You wont want to miss one of the most energetic, fan oriented bands in the countryMidnight to Close...
Contests
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Poster Model Search
If you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and personality for a chance to score the rally’s most coveted modeling job. The Buffalo Chip will feature the winner of the Poster Model Search in countless advertisements, videos, magazine spreads, billboards and posters.

See the contestants and learn more!

 

Chip Shots Photo Contest
They say what happens at the Chip stays at the Chip, and sometimes, that’s for the best. However, many memories made during this legendary event are too good not to share with everyone. That’s why we’re giving you the opportunity to win killer prizes just for sharing your Sturgis Buffalo Chip experience with the world via your best Chip Shots!

See photos and learn how to show off yours!

 

Onsite Sturgis Contests:

Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant
What goes better with motorcycles than sexy girls? Nothing! And that’s why the Chip hosts three rounds of the Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant every night of the Sturgis Rally. Roll on up to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage and rev your engines for the luscious ladies of the International Bikini Team as they compete for the title of Miss Buffalo Chip.

Meet the contestants!

 

Air Sex Championships
Are you a master of pelvic storytelling? Do you have a whole lotta motion in your ocean? If you’re an expert at making love to nobody in particular, then you’d make a serious contender in the Air Sex World Championships. If you’re not an air Casanova, you can laugh yourself silly watching people do the dirtiest and most ridiculous stuff you’ve ever seen anyone do to the air.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Bikini Contest
If you’ve got an exceptional sense of style and like to “Do It Yourself,” then this daily contest is the place to put your skills to the test for a chance to win prizes. If seeing women wearing skimpy homespun bikinis sounds like something you’d enjoy, this is easily one of the hottest places to be during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Mankini Contest
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is a land of equal opportunity, so if you’re a dude who wants to rock a homemade bikini, we’re not going to stand in your way! After the ladies warm things up, you’ll get the same shot at strutting your stuff in a mankini of your own design.

See schedule!

 

Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search
You don’t have to be in your 20s to strut your stuff at the Buffalo Chip. Like a fine whiskey or your favorite pair of leather boots, the women of the Buffalo Chip’s Sassy & Classy Model Contest are proof that certain things just keep getting better with age! 

Learn more!

 

Ultimate Rope Swing Contest
Belly flop, face plant, back flip, cannonball, you name it—this is the event where anything goes. Whether you’ve got real skill or just want to act like an idiot, this contest will help you cool off during the hot days at the Bikini Beach Swim Paradise!

Learn more!

 

Slip 'N' Slide Relay
There’s no bad time to launch yourself down the ginormous slip ‘n’ slide at Bikini Beach, but if you do it during the daily Slip ‘N’ Slide Relay, a free beer will be waiting for you at the end! Take the plunge, swim to the ladder, slam your beer and flip your cup faster than the opposing team, and you’ll come out the winner!

 

Dick Pictionary
Get your mind into the gutter and bust out some of your dirtiest doodles in this hilarious new Bikini Beach contest. Just like regular Pictionary, the goal is to get your teammates to guess the words that are on your card. But unlike the original, the words you’ll be drawing in this uncensored version will be far from family friendly.

See schedule!

 

Beer Belly Contest – It takes years of dedication to shape the perfect beer belly, but it only takes a few moments to win the Chip’s Beer Belly contest. Show the judges you’re the biggest beer buff alive and have the belly to prove it! 

Learn more!

 

Beers & Burps Contest
To hell with minding your manners! The Chip wants your longest, loudest juiciest burp, and we’ll give you the liquid ammunition you need to get ‘er done! Head on over to Bikini Beach for this daily contest during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Frozen T-Shirt Contest
Everyone knows wet t-shirt contests are hot, but since the daily party at Bikini Beach is already so smokin’, this contest’s contestants have to use frozen t-shirts to cool things down! Pull it, tear it, sit on it, or soak it with your beer; we don’t care how you get it on, just do it before the other contestants.

 

Cherry Pie Eating Contest
No one can deny that it’s fun to get pie-eyed at the Best Party Anywhere™, but it’s even more fun when you’re doing it for your chance to win free Rally Passes! Check out this and all the other crazy contests during the Buffalo Chip’s Fan Fest Celebration at the CrossRoads!

Learn more about Fan Fest!

 

Fake Orgasm Contest
Are you a screamer? Do you moan and groan? Maybe you bite! Whatever your style, the Chip wants you to get on the stage to show us how you get off during the annual Fan Fest Celebration. We don’t care if you come alone or come with a friend. Just come!

Learn more!

 

Best Beard Contest
Calling all hairy, scruffy, bearded, and generally unkempt bikers! Yet another opportunity to win big at Fan Fest awaits! The Best Beard Contest awards prizes an Epiphone guitar to the gentleman (or lady?) whose facial fuzz has the right recipe of ridiculous and just plain huge. Strut your scruff and you could win big!

 

Stud Contest
Another Fan Fest competition, the Stud Contest calls the men aboard the Big Engine Bar Stage to demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. Demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. If you’ve got the right stuff to woo the sexy ladies of the Flaunt Girls, then you could be walking away with a pair of Top Shelf Passes.

 

Mullet Contest
Does your hair make you go fast, steal your friend’s girl and not apologize because, welp, mullets are just that way? Do you like to live dangerously, laugh in the face of today’s hairstyle trends and crank up the metal and bang your head into oblivion? If so, then you may be a prime candidate to take home the grand championship at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s “Mullet Madness” Mullet Competition!

Poster Model SearchIf you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and pe...
Bike Shows
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Featuring Ted Smith and Big Daddy Rat
Come be a part of the longest running bike show in the world! The Rat’s Hole brings together an impressive crew of international judges and builders—one group vying for the titles, the other looking to find a bike with personality, function and a progressive sense of motorcycle culture. The show features 16 classes and awards nearly 60 hand-sculpted trophies to its winners.

Featuring Ted Smith and Big Daddy RatCome be a part of the longest running bike show in the world! The Rat’s Hole brings together an impressive crew of international ju...
Rides & Races
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Western Frontier Motorcycle Ride - Follow in the footsteps of fierce Native American warriors and the US Cavalry and experience the history and lore of the American West! Ride alongside a local historian as he takes you and your friends on a ride back in time from the legendary Buffalo Chip Campground to the gravesite of Jonathon “Buffalo Chips” White, the campground’s namesake and protégé of Buffalo Bill Cody.

Western Frontier Motorcycle Ride - Follow in the footsteps of fierce Native American warriors and the US Cavalry and experience the history and lore of the American Wes...
Misc
8:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Freedom Celebration Honors Military with Full Day of Patriotic Events
Salute Those Who Serve at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Military Tribute!


7:30 p.m. - Star Spangled Banner Performance and Bob Hanson Distinguished Service Award Presentation
10:30 p.m. – Headliner Performance from Jon Pardi
Sturgis Buffalo Chip® CrossRoads and Amphitheater
Honor those who fight for our freedoms

Supporting soldiers has long been a tradition at the Buffalo Chip, and again this year the Chip will be dedicating an entire day to the acknowledgement of these brave men and women. Help honor the past and present members of our military during the 31st annual Freedom Celebration on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022!

Experience a variety of powerful presentations, moving events and inspiring performances, all specifically designed to recognize those who have selflessly served and, in some instances, lost their lives during the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s® Military Tribute Day.

In addition to official Freedom Celebration events, you have the opportunity throughout the Rally to honor those who have served by visiting several meaningful military tributes located at Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads.

More Details Coming Soon


Color Guard

A military branch color guard will present the colors on the Wolfman Jack Stage followed by a moving rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner.

Bob Hanson Distinguished Service Award
Each year the Buffalo Chip chooses members of our military to honor for their courage, sacrifices and heroic patriotism. Past recipients of this award include Retired Navy SEAL Richard “Skipper” Marcinko, Senator John McCain, Colonel Steve Ritchie, Bob Woodruff, Retired Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods and Former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty. Buffalo Chip President Rod Woodruff will present this award to this year’s honorees on the main stage before that night’s headlining performance.

Meet past award recipients!

Veteran’s Bike Presentation
After sacrificing for our freedoms, an active-duty female combat-wounded amputee will receive a modified Zero Motorcycle designed with her needs in mind. The specially modified bike will be presented on the Buffalo Chip Main Stage during a special 2022 Freedom Celebration presentation.

Free Veteran’s Bike Raffle Presentation
Veteran’s Bike Raffle won’t cost you a dime. If you’re a veteran with an honorable discharge, visit one of many registration locations throughout the Buffalo Chip property between Friday, Aug. 5 and Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 to enter your name. The winner will be announced on the Wolfman Jack Stage during the Freedom Celebration presentation and ride home after the rally on a brand new 2022 motorcycle with all tax covered.

Veteran Assistance K9 Program Service Dog Presentation
For their dedication to the security of this great nation, Special Operations Wounded Warriors and Baden K9 have teamed up to present a veteran with a specially trained Belgian Malinois on the Buffalo Chip’s main stage prior to the night’s headlining performance by Jon Pardi.

Action Trackchair Presentation
The mission of patriotic clothing brand OP1VET is “Changing the Life of 1 Veteran at a Time.” During the Freedom Celebration, they'll be doubling up by providing freedom, independence and mobility to two disabled veterans when they present them with Action Trackchairs on the Buffalo Chip Main Stage.

Special Guests
Share the day with some of our nation’s most inspiring and insightful authors, speakers, activists and retired military personnel, who will be giving speeches, signing books and mingling with guests.

Meet special guests!

Exhibits throughout the Sturgis Rally


Freedom Field
Walk or ride through a majestic display of 800 proudly waving American Flags near the West Campground Entrance. Freedom Field honors soldiers past and present, including those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. One stately flag stands every 10 feet surrounding a reflection area containing a memorial stone honoring all branches of the military and POWs. This display is open every day during the rally.

Learn more!

AVTT Veterans Memorial Wall
Standing proudly behind the Battlefield Cross Sculpture and Freedom Field is the AVTT Veterans Memorial Wall. Each year the Patriot Guard Riders assist in putting up this wall so you can see the names and pay your respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our freedoms.

Learn more!

On-Site Veterans Organizations


America’s Mighty Warriors
The organization was founded by Debbie Lee after her son Marc was the first Navy SEAL to be killed in Iraq on August 2, 2006. In Marc’s last letter home, he asked for friends and family to “pass on the love and kindness and precious gift of human life”. Since then, America’s Mighty Warriors has been fighting to support our troops, the fallen and their families and to work with like-minded organizations to do the same.

Special Operations Wounded Warriors
This 501(c)(3) charity was formed in August of 2012 for the distinct purpose of providing outdoor experiences and focused therapeutic retreats to a select group of both active duty and veteran U.S. Military Special Operations Forces that have received wounds (both seen and unseen) in battle or significant training accidents, most of which that have been awarded our country’s prestigious Purple Heart Medal.

Vet Center
The Rapid City Vet Center exists as part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach and referral services to eligible veterans in order to help them make a smoother post-war readjustment to civilian life. The Vet Center will be represented at the CrossRoads, where they will be providing counseling services for vets and their surviving parents, spouses, children and siblings.

Buddy Poppies
Help the VFW maintain national and state veterans’ rehabilitation and service programs by purchasing a Buddy Poppy! The VFW Post 3312 of Belle Fourche, SD will be selling these symbolic memorial flowers throughout the campground on Thursday Aug. 10.

Vietnam Veterans of America – Deadwood Chapter
VVA CHAPTER #1039 welcomes all who served in Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975. Joining VVA allows you to connect with other veterans, stay up with the latest on special events.

Freedom Celebration Honors Military with Full Day of Patriotic EventsSalute Those Who Serve at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Military Tribute! 7:30 p.m. - Star Spangled B...
Bike Shows
12:00 PM - 14:00 PM

Don't be fooled just because the bikes are vintage. The Cool Hand Speedco Antique Hangout presented by Billy Lane & The Sturgis Buffalo Chip ain’t your daddy’s bike show. This invitational exhibition will allow the public to see and hear antique bikes on display and in motion and be there when Billy Lane unveils his latest creation in the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads, Thursday, Aug. 11 from 12-2 p.m. During the hangout, there’s also the chance to check out Billy Lane’s new hand-numbered and stamped Cool Hand Speedco builds based on the look of his 45 Crocker.

Don't be fooled just because the bikes are vintage. The Cool Hand Speedco Antique Hangout presented by Billy Lane & The Sturgis Buffalo Chip ain’t your daddy’s bi...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Fans of toe-tappin’ country music might get a little dirt on their boots when CMA and ACM-winning singer/songwriter/producer Jon Pardi rolls into The Best Party Anywhere on Thursday, Aug. 11. Known for applying fresh ideas to country’s classic sounds, Pardi brings no. 1 singles like “Head Over Boots,” “Dirt On My Boots,” “Heartache on the Dancefloor,” “Heartache Medication,” and more to the Sturgis Rally for the first time ever.

Fans of toe-tappin’ country music might get a little dirt on their boots when CMA and ACM-winning singer/songwriter/producer Jon Pardi rolls into The Best Party Anywher...
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Need a laugh? On Aug. 10 and 11, the country comedy duo that’s been delighting audiences for over 50 years is coming to the Buffalo Chip! Known as “The Indian and The White Guy,” Williams & Ree’s off-beat brand of humor of is something that’s hard to come by these days. These guys truly say what they want, and fans love it! Songs like “Running Beer'' and “Ding Dong Song” will have you falling over laughing prior to performances from Aaron Lewis and The Stateliners and Jon Pardi.

Need a laugh? On Aug. 10 and 11, the country comedy duo that’s been delighting audiences for over 50 years is coming to the Buffalo Chip! Known as “The Indian and The...
Misc
9:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show.

This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’oeuvres, more like leather jackets, helmets and brews. This is a grassroots, down home moto show combined with art - lowbrow, lowrider, hot rod, dirty real art.

And all the art - comes from women. Not just any women - women who ride. Women who love, live and breathe motorcycles.

This isn’t just pretty photos of pretty ladies posed with a motorcycle. All of the artists involved - the photographers, the painters, the leather makers - they’re all female.

Why?
Because nearly 20% of motorcycle ownership is women. And we’re determined to watch that number continue to grow.

You’ll find Maiden Moto across the country at your favorite motorcycle shows, rallies and events. Check out our Locations page to see where you can come be part of the movement.

Maiden Moto is proudly presented by The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company!

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show. This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’o...
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Music Events
15:00 PM - 17:00 PM

Local to the Buffalo, Sheridan, and Gillette areas of Wyoming. We play Country-Blues with an emphasis on variety: fast or slow, rock or waltz; we have something for everyone. Within our 3, 4, or 5 hour sets we focus on changing sound vibes from song to song....fiddle here, guitar differences there. Always upbeat and dance friendly. We bring our own light and sound equipment, utilizing two different P.A.s depending on the size the of the space, and for street dances we have a trailer with an extended platform for drums. Terry and Bob hail from Arvada, and Maxi and Aaron live in Buffalo.

Local to the Buffalo, Sheridan, and Gillette areas of Wyoming. We play Country-Blues with an emphasis on variety: fast or slow, rock or waltz; we have something for every...
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Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Jackyl is an American rock band formed in 1991. Their sound has also been described as heavy metal and Southern metal. Their self titled debut album has sold more than a million copies in the United States with hit singles like "Down on Me" and "When Will it Rain".

Cover Charge at the gate - Free bands at the inside bar all night

Jackyl is an American rock band formed in 1991. Their sound has also been described as heavy metal and Southern metal. Their self titled debut album has sold more than a ...
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Music Events
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics.

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics....
Music Events
12:00 PM - 14:00 PM

more info coming soon

more info coming soon...
Music Events
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM

Frank Fletcher is an American country music singer/songwriter. The Norrissong Productions recording artist puts on high-energy shows that deliver a truly unique experience to fans.

Frank Fletcher is an American country music singer/songwriter. The Norrissong Productions recording artist puts on high-energy shows that deliver a truly unique experienc...
Stunts & Live Performances
16:00 PM - 19:00 PM

MicroMania Tour is a high powered, explosive, athletic Pro Wrestling show with just the right touch of comedy thrown in to make for a unforgettable BIG event not necessarily BIG people!! These micro athletes may be short in stature but are giants in the world of entertainment where they will keep you on your feet screaming from the opening bell through the Main Event! MicroMania Tour is the only Midget Wrestling company based in California and also feature the widely popular Battling Bombshells available upon request. Being Based in California we can perform for your venue multiple times a year. MicroMania Tour sells out on a consistent basis Whether your venue holds 100, 500, or 5000 MicroMania Tour will fill it. Our show consists of a 90 minute action packed show featuring 2 Micro matches, a Bombshells match, and a Main Event Battle Royal featuring Micro Athletes & the Battling Bombshells. If you want to be the talk of the town and see your sales skyrocket MicroMania Tour is for you. Our Micro Athletes and Bombshells have been featured in Jack Black’s Hit Movie Nacho Libre,MTV, Spike TV, Conan O’Brien, Jerry Springer, WWE, Impact Wrestling, as well as many other TV shows and movies. After you leave our MicroMania Show, you are guaranteed to be a MicroMania Fan for life!!

MicroMania Tour is a high powered, explosive, athletic Pro Wrestling show with just the right touch of comedy thrown in to make for a unforgettable BIG event not necessar...
Music Events
19:00 PM - 21:30 PM

With One side of the Victory tree emerging from Bob and Johnnie Will's Country Swing, and the other side rooted in the Southern Gospel music of the hills of McCurtain County Oklahoma, and branches that cover the reggae groove of Hawaii, add a good dose of Southern Rock and you have the bloodline of the Victory Underground. Grafted in with a fiddle player from the Texas Panhandle, rooted in Bluegrass and swing, the complex beauty of the band's sound comes to life.

With One side of the Victory tree emerging from Bob and Johnnie Will's Country Swing, and the other side rooted in the Southern Gospel music of the hills of McCurtain Cou...
Music Events
21:30 PM - 23:59 PM

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street strip. The boys have also played in parts of Arizona, California and Alaska. Keep an eye out for their up-coming CD and near-bye shows in your area.

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street str...
Music Events
23:59 PM - 23:59 PM

Camp Comfort is a band based out of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Camp Comfort creates highly-danceable guitar-centric jams in a relaxed but rugged fashion. Insistent grooves highlight playful lyrics and tasteful lead guitar for an energy that is equal parts bonfire jam session, reggae house party, and festival blues-rock.

Camp Comfort’s magnetic style draws even the most stubborn wallflowers to the dance floor with accessible and memorable songs. After realed of their debuting album Day One Dream, the band has branched out of the midwest playing shows and festivals.

Midnight to close

Camp Comfort is a band based out of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Camp Comfort creates highly-danceable guitar-centric jams in a relaxed but rugged fashion. Insistent ...
Bike Shows
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Ride into the Full Throttle Florida Magazine’s Bagger Blastoff at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads, and you could ride home a winner! This show, organized by Tony Cianci, welcomes any brand bagger with a loud-and-proud sound system to come crank it to 11.

Ride into the Full Throttle Florida Magazine’s Bagger Blastoff at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads, and you could ride home a winner! This show, organized by Tony Cianci, ...
Contests
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Poster Model Search
If you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and personality for a chance to score the rally’s most coveted modeling job. The Buffalo Chip will feature the winner of the Poster Model Search in countless advertisements, videos, magazine spreads, billboards and posters.

See the contestants and learn more!

 

Chip Shots Photo Contest
They say what happens at the Chip stays at the Chip, and sometimes, that’s for the best. However, many memories made during this legendary event are too good not to share with everyone. That’s why we’re giving you the opportunity to win killer prizes just for sharing your Sturgis Buffalo Chip experience with the world via your best Chip Shots!

See photos and learn how to show off yours!

 

Onsite Sturgis Contests:

Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant
What goes better with motorcycles than sexy girls? Nothing! And that’s why the Chip hosts three rounds of the Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant every night of the Sturgis Rally. Roll on up to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage and rev your engines for the luscious ladies of the International Bikini Team as they compete for the title of Miss Buffalo Chip.

Meet the contestants!

 

Air Sex Championships
Are you a master of pelvic storytelling? Do you have a whole lotta motion in your ocean? If you’re an expert at making love to nobody in particular, then you’d make a serious contender in the Air Sex World Championships. If you’re not an air Casanova, you can laugh yourself silly watching people do the dirtiest and most ridiculous stuff you’ve ever seen anyone do to the air.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Bikini Contest
If you’ve got an exceptional sense of style and like to “Do It Yourself,” then this daily contest is the place to put your skills to the test for a chance to win prizes. If seeing women wearing skimpy homespun bikinis sounds like something you’d enjoy, this is easily one of the hottest places to be during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Mankini Contest
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is a land of equal opportunity, so if you’re a dude who wants to rock a homemade bikini, we’re not going to stand in your way! After the ladies warm things up, you’ll get the same shot at strutting your stuff in a mankini of your own design.

See schedule!

 

Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search
You don’t have to be in your 20s to strut your stuff at the Buffalo Chip. Like a fine whiskey or your favorite pair of leather boots, the women of the Buffalo Chip’s Sassy & Classy Model Contest are proof that certain things just keep getting better with age! 

Learn more!

 

Ultimate Rope Swing Contest
Belly flop, face plant, back flip, cannonball, you name it—this is the event where anything goes. Whether you’ve got real skill or just want to act like an idiot, this contest will help you cool off during the hot days at the Bikini Beach Swim Paradise!

Learn more!

 

Slip 'N' Slide Relay
There’s no bad time to launch yourself down the ginormous slip ‘n’ slide at Bikini Beach, but if you do it during the daily Slip ‘N’ Slide Relay, a free beer will be waiting for you at the end! Take the plunge, swim to the ladder, slam your beer and flip your cup faster than the opposing team, and you’ll come out the winner!

 

Dick Pictionary
Get your mind into the gutter and bust out some of your dirtiest doodles in this hilarious new Bikini Beach contest. Just like regular Pictionary, the goal is to get your teammates to guess the words that are on your card. But unlike the original, the words you’ll be drawing in this uncensored version will be far from family friendly.

See schedule!

 

Beer Belly Contest – It takes years of dedication to shape the perfect beer belly, but it only takes a few moments to win the Chip’s Beer Belly contest. Show the judges you’re the biggest beer buff alive and have the belly to prove it! 

Learn more!

 

Beers & Burps Contest
To hell with minding your manners! The Chip wants your longest, loudest juiciest burp, and we’ll give you the liquid ammunition you need to get ‘er done! Head on over to Bikini Beach for this daily contest during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Frozen T-Shirt Contest
Everyone knows wet t-shirt contests are hot, but since the daily party at Bikini Beach is already so smokin’, this contest’s contestants have to use frozen t-shirts to cool things down! Pull it, tear it, sit on it, or soak it with your beer; we don’t care how you get it on, just do it before the other contestants.

 

Cherry Pie Eating Contest
No one can deny that it’s fun to get pie-eyed at the Best Party Anywhere™, but it’s even more fun when you’re doing it for your chance to win free Rally Passes! Check out this and all the other crazy contests during the Buffalo Chip’s Fan Fest Celebration at the CrossRoads!

Learn more about Fan Fest!

 

Fake Orgasm Contest
Are you a screamer? Do you moan and groan? Maybe you bite! Whatever your style, the Chip wants you to get on the stage to show us how you get off during the annual Fan Fest Celebration. We don’t care if you come alone or come with a friend. Just come!

Learn more!

 

Best Beard Contest
Calling all hairy, scruffy, bearded, and generally unkempt bikers! Yet another opportunity to win big at Fan Fest awaits! The Best Beard Contest awards prizes an Epiphone guitar to the gentleman (or lady?) whose facial fuzz has the right recipe of ridiculous and just plain huge. Strut your scruff and you could win big!

 

Stud Contest
Another Fan Fest competition, the Stud Contest calls the men aboard the Big Engine Bar Stage to demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. Demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. If you’ve got the right stuff to woo the sexy ladies of the Flaunt Girls, then you could be walking away with a pair of Top Shelf Passes.

 

Mullet Contest
Does your hair make you go fast, steal your friend’s girl and not apologize because, welp, mullets are just that way? Do you like to live dangerously, laugh in the face of today’s hairstyle trends and crank up the metal and bang your head into oblivion? If so, then you may be a prime candidate to take home the grand championship at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s “Mullet Madness” Mullet Competition!

Poster Model SearchIf you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and pe...
Bike Shows
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

The Best in Show winner from each show in the Buffalo Chip Custom Series will go on to compete against one another for the title of Custom Series King (or Queen). All Best in Show winners will be invited onto the Buffalo Chip’s legendary Wolfman Jack Main Stage where celebrity judges will crown the winner of this prestigious award hand crafted by Joe Mielke of Snap Fabrications 

The Best in Show winner from each show in the Buffalo Chip Custom Series will go on to compete against one another for the title of Custom Series King (or Queen). All Bes...
Misc
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Here’s a wind-down party with a great cause. Why We Ride is returning to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip to raise money for Treasured Lives, a non-profit dedicated to ending sex trafficking, through the second annual Sturgis Rally Wrap Party at the Buffalo Chip Event Center. The night includes a red-carpet experience, relaxing cocktail hour, a large array of delectable island foods, beautiful custom motorcycles and more. There are only 250 tickets available, and all proceeds benefit charity.

Here’s a wind-down party with a great cause. Why We Ride is returning to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip to raise money for Treasured Lives, a non-profit dedicated to ending s...
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Music Events
19:00 PM - 23:59 PM
Fresh on the hard rock and hip-hop scenes, Zillion brings hard-hitting songs like “Pocket Boy” and “Potluck Lunch for Cannibals” to the Best Party Anywhere prior to performances from Puddle of Mudd and Pop Evil on Friday, Aug. 12.
Fresh on the hard rock and hip-hop scenes, Zillion brings hard-hitting songs like “Pocket Boy” and “Potluck Lunch for Cannibals” to the Best Party Anywhere pr...
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Music Events
20:00 PM - 23:59 PM
It’s too early to predict the forecast, but you should have your galoshes ready to wade through some of the biggest hard rock hits of the last couple decades when Puddle of Mudd takes the stage at The Best Party Anywhere®. The Kansas City, Missouri quartet will keep the party rockin’ after a performance from Pop Evil on Friday, Aug. 12.
It’s too early to predict the forecast, but you should have your galoshes ready to wade through some of the biggest hard rock hits of the last couple decades when Puddl...
Music Events
22:00 PM - 23:59 PM

Buffalo Chip crowd favorite Pop Evil are returning to the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling Friday, Aug. 12. Since 2008, Pop Evil have landed six top 10 hits on active rock radio and have toured with some of the biggest names in rock and metal. Pop Evil will bring their quiver of chart-toppers like “Trenches,” “Hero,” “Waking Lions” and more to the Sturgis Rally crowd.

Reserve Now!

Who: You
What: Pop Evil
When: Friday, Aug. 12, 2022
Where: Buffalo Chip Amphitheater
 

Don’t miss your opportunity to party with Pop Evil. Reserve your passes today!

Buffalo Chip crowd favorite Pop Evil are returning to the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling Friday, Aug. 12. Since 2008, Pop Evil have landed six top 10 hits o...
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Rides & Races
7:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Are you a first timer to the City of Sturgis Sturgis Motorcycle Rally or just need to find out how to get around and where the best bar or hamburger joint is? Let us take the hassle out of learning the Black Hills on your own and join us for a “Ride with a Local”.

Bring your bike….all are welcome and join our friendly guides who have been in the Black Hills for years and know their way around. They will show you the sights and delights that the Black Hills of South Dakota can offer.

This ride will take you to some of the best back roads and places to visit in the Black Hills. Every year people come to Sturgis thinking they are going to see and do everything just to find out that they didn’t plan well enough to accomplish that goal. Leave the planning up to us and ride along with some of our most experienced riders in the area who will take you to see some of the most spectacular sights in the Black Hills.

Registration is $45 per person and limited to 25 bikes. Itineraries and maps will be handed out the morning of the ride. The ride will take approximately three hours with rest breaks and return to Sturgis for a catered lunch. Registration includes a Rally Coin.

At 9:00am sharp, you will depart from the tennis courts behind the Community Center at 1401 Lazelle St, please arrive by 8:30am to meet your ride leaders, to check-in and receive your ride instructions.

Are you a first timer to the City of Sturgis Sturgis Motorcycle Rally or just need to find out how to get around and where the best bar or hamburger joint is? Let us take...
Misc
9:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show.

This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’oeuvres, more like leather jackets, helmets and brews. This is a grassroots, down home moto show combined with art - lowbrow, lowrider, hot rod, dirty real art.

And all the art - comes from women. Not just any women - women who ride. Women who love, live and breathe motorcycles.

This isn’t just pretty photos of pretty ladies posed with a motorcycle. All of the artists involved - the photographers, the painters, the leather makers - they’re all female.

Why?
Because nearly 20% of motorcycle ownership is women. And we’re determined to watch that number continue to grow.

You’ll find Maiden Moto across the country at your favorite motorcycle shows, rallies and events. Check out our Locations page to see where you can come be part of the movement.

Maiden Moto is proudly presented by The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company!

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show. This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’o...
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20:00 PM - 22:00 PM

Diamonds and Whiskey are a combination of barroom beauty and backwoods danger, beauty queen and hell.

Diamonds and Whiskey are a combination of barroom beauty and backwoods danger, beauty queen and hell....
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Music Events
22:30 PM - 23:59 PM

For more than 20 years, BlackHawk has shared a unique sense of harmony with their voices, their songs and their fans. It’s a harmony that has sold over 7 million albums, scored some of the most distinctive country radio hits of the ‘90s, and still draws tens of thousands of fans to their electrifying live performances. Today BlackHawk continues to honor its past as it forges its future, and does it all with a commitment that takes their music – and the harmony – to a whole new level.

“When we started,” says BlackHawk co-founder & lead vocalist Henry Paul, “our individual careers as writers and performers gave us somewhat of a more creative sensibility. We were three guys whose goal was to approach country with smart songs and unique harmonies for people who may not automatically like country.” Paul had previously co-founded Southern Rock legends The Outlaws, as well as leading the popular ‘80s rockers The Henry Paul Band. Van Stephenson had mainstream pop success as an ‘80s singer-songwriter-guitarist (“Modern Day Delilah”). And Dave Robbins had written hits for Eric Clapton and Kenny Rogers while partnering with Stephenson to write a series of classic #1 hits for Restless Heart, including “The Bluest Eyes In Texas” and “Big Dreams In A Small Town”.

“Even though the three of us had a love and appreciation for traditional country music,” says Dave, “we knew we weren’t going to be that. Henry was coming from Southern Rock, Van & I were in Nashville, but were writing country songs with pop sensibilities. When it came to our vocals, we wanted the three of us to be up front in the choruses like Crosby, Stills & Nash or The Eagles. What set us apart from the very beginning musically was being true to who we were individually.”

BlackHawk’s 1993 self-titled Arista debut album launched with the smash single “Goodbye Says It All”, followed by the Top 5 hits "Every Once in a While", "I Sure Can Smell the Rain", "Down in Flames" and "That's Just About Right". The album soon certified Double-Platinum, and the band received an ACM nomination as Best New Vocal Group Of The Year. BlackHawk followed up with the hit albums Strong Enough, Love & Gravity and Sky’s The Limit, which collectively featured such hits as “I’m Not Strong Enough To Say No”, “Like There Ain’t No Yesterday”, “Big Guitar”, “Almost A Memory Now”, “There You Have It” and “Postmarked Birmingham”. It was an unprecedented run of hits for a band that never quite fit the standard country mold. “Getting a BlackHawk record on the radio was often a tough sell,” explains Henry, “for the same reason country radio rejected bands like The Mavericks, The Dixie Chicks and Alison Krauss. But we were committed to smart, strong songs whether they fit the format or not. And the fans responded.”

But at the height of the trio’s success in 1999, Van Stephenson was diagnosed with an aggressive form of melanoma. “Van’s contribution to the group was enormous,” Henry says. “He could be a tremendously gifted songwriter and a deeply spiritual guy. We found ourselves at a crossroads as a band, and it would have been an easy time for country music to count us out.”

“Two days before Van passed away, Henry and I went to visit him,” Dave remembers. “Van was in a wheelchair at this point, and we took him for a stroll around his neighborhood. We spent the morning just talking, reminiscing about our career and good times together. Towards the end of our visit, Van said ‘I’ve got two things to ask of you guys. First, do what you can to help raise awareness and find a cure for this thing. The other is, don’t quit. There’s still a lot of great music left in BlackHawk.’” Since Van’s death on April 8th, 2001, the band and its fans have raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars for The Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Fund at Nashville’s Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Henry and Dave regrouped and soon returned to the album charts with their Greatest Hits – dedicated to Van and featuring his final track “Ships Of Heaven” – as well as 2002’s Spirit Dancer and 2011’s Down From The Mountain, along with a touring schedule that brought the music to fans like never before. “Our audiences today are often full of 18 to 30 years olds,” says Dave. “They listened to us as kids, and still have a love for the music we made. That’s a big part of what propels us to keep creating as writers and performers.”

For the fans, for the music and for the brotherhood of Henry and Dave, harmony remains a powerful force. BlackHawk continues to record new music – including their well-received 2015 Brothers Of The Southland album, a forthcoming Christmas record and an acoustic greatest hits album – and deliver stellar live shows, backed by an all-star band of veteran country and southern rock players. “BlackHawk has a 20-year history of a certain kind of song craft as well as a quality of performance,” Henry says with pride. “People have always come to our shows expecting a concert that is emotionally and musically engaging, and the band still sounds even better than the records, night after night, show after show. When we take the stage, we work as hard as we ever have. We owe it the music, we owe it to ourselves, and Van, and we owe it to the fans. Now more than ever, that’s the true legacy of BlackHawk.”

For more than 20 years, BlackHawk has shared a unique sense of harmony with their voices, their songs and their fans. It’s a harmony that has sold over 7 million albums...
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics.

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics....
Music Events
12:00 PM - 14:00 PM

more info coming soon

more info coming soon...
Music Events
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street strip. The boys have also played in parts of Arizona, California and Alaska. Keep an eye out for their up-coming CD and near-bye shows in your area.

The Garage Boys are a high energy kick-ass rock band based out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band has performed all over the main Vegas strip as well as the Fremont Street str...
Stunts & Live Performances
16:00 PM - 19:00 PM

MicroMania Tour is a high powered, explosive, athletic Pro Wrestling show with just the right touch of comedy thrown in to make for a unforgettable BIG event not necessarily BIG people!! These micro athletes may be short in stature but are giants in the world of entertainment where they will keep you on your feet screaming from the opening bell through the Main Event! MicroMania Tour is the only Midget Wrestling company based in California and also feature the widely popular Battling Bombshells available upon request. Being Based in California we can perform for your venue multiple times a year. MicroMania Tour sells out on a consistent basis Whether your venue holds 100, 500, or 5000 MicroMania Tour will fill it. Our show consists of a 90 minute action packed show featuring 2 Micro matches, a Bombshells match, and a Main Event Battle Royal featuring Micro Athletes & the Battling Bombshells. If you want to be the talk of the town and see your sales skyrocket MicroMania Tour is for you. Our Micro Athletes and Bombshells have been featured in Jack Black’s Hit Movie Nacho Libre,MTV, Spike TV, Conan O’Brien, Jerry Springer, WWE, Impact Wrestling, as well as many other TV shows and movies. After you leave our MicroMania Show, you are guaranteed to be a MicroMania Fan for life!!

MicroMania Tour is a high powered, explosive, athletic Pro Wrestling show with just the right touch of comedy thrown in to make for a unforgettable BIG event not necessar...
Music Events
19:00 PM - 21:30 PM

With One side of the Victory tree emerging from Bob and Johnnie Will's Country Swing, and the other side rooted in the Southern Gospel music of the hills of McCurtain County Oklahoma, and branches that cover the reggae groove of Hawaii, add a good dose of Southern Rock and you have the bloodline of the Victory Underground. Grafted in with a fiddle player from the Texas Panhandle, rooted in Bluegrass and swing, the complex beauty of the band's sound comes to life.

With One side of the Victory tree emerging from Bob and Johnnie Will's Country Swing, and the other side rooted in the Southern Gospel music of the hills of McCurtain Cou...
Music Events
21:30 PM - 23:59 PM

SHOOT TO THRILL
- ALL-FEMALE TRIBUTE TO AC/DC -
Shoot To Thrill includes Kara (vocals), Susan (guitar), Jai (bass), Wendy (guitar) and Kate (drums). Not only are the girls professional musicians with impeccable skills, they are also quite easy on the eyes and full of energy for an entertaining stage show!

The girls decided on AC/DC in particular, because the band's songs are a marriage of compelling music and creative story-telling. The guitar work is intricate yet not overplayed, while the rhythms are driving and dynamic. The silence is as important as the noise, and the lyrics are relatable and captivating. You just HAVE to sing along....or air-guitar….or BOTH!

The girls decided to do a full tribute rather than a cover band, because a tribute is much more challenging. You play many songs by the same artist and really reach inside that artist copying not only their playing style but also their signature stage moves. It's really quite an art and very rewarding when you make it all come together.

Shoot To Thrill is based out of Raleigh, NC and tours all along the East Coast. The girls look forward to meeting you and rocking you into an unbelievable frenzy of good times!

SHOOT TO THRILL- ALL-FEMALE TRIBUTE TO AC/DC -Shoot To Thrill includes Kara (vocals), Susan (guitar), Jai (bass), Wendy (guitar) and Kate (drums). Not only are the girls ...
Music Events
23:59 PM - 23:59 PM

Dead Level is a hard rock/metal band from Franklin PA formed in 2001.

Midnight to close

Dead Level is a hard rock/metal band from Franklin PA formed in 2001.Midnight to close...
Contests
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Poster Model Search
If you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and personality for a chance to score the rally’s most coveted modeling job. The Buffalo Chip will feature the winner of the Poster Model Search in countless advertisements, videos, magazine spreads, billboards and posters.

See the contestants and learn more!

 

Chip Shots Photo Contest
They say what happens at the Chip stays at the Chip, and sometimes, that’s for the best. However, many memories made during this legendary event are too good not to share with everyone. That’s why we’re giving you the opportunity to win killer prizes just for sharing your Sturgis Buffalo Chip experience with the world via your best Chip Shots!

See photos and learn how to show off yours!

 

Onsite Sturgis Contests:

Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant
What goes better with motorcycles than sexy girls? Nothing! And that’s why the Chip hosts three rounds of the Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant every night of the Sturgis Rally. Roll on up to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage and rev your engines for the luscious ladies of the International Bikini Team as they compete for the title of Miss Buffalo Chip.

Meet the contestants!

 

Air Sex Championships
Are you a master of pelvic storytelling? Do you have a whole lotta motion in your ocean? If you’re an expert at making love to nobody in particular, then you’d make a serious contender in the Air Sex World Championships. If you’re not an air Casanova, you can laugh yourself silly watching people do the dirtiest and most ridiculous stuff you’ve ever seen anyone do to the air.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Bikini Contest
If you’ve got an exceptional sense of style and like to “Do It Yourself,” then this daily contest is the place to put your skills to the test for a chance to win prizes. If seeing women wearing skimpy homespun bikinis sounds like something you’d enjoy, this is easily one of the hottest places to be during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Homemade Mankini Contest
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is a land of equal opportunity, so if you’re a dude who wants to rock a homemade bikini, we’re not going to stand in your way! After the ladies warm things up, you’ll get the same shot at strutting your stuff in a mankini of your own design.

See schedule!

 

Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search
You don’t have to be in your 20s to strut your stuff at the Buffalo Chip. Like a fine whiskey or your favorite pair of leather boots, the women of the Buffalo Chip’s Sassy & Classy Model Contest are proof that certain things just keep getting better with age! 

Learn more!

 

Ultimate Rope Swing Contest
Belly flop, face plant, back flip, cannonball, you name it—this is the event where anything goes. Whether you’ve got real skill or just want to act like an idiot, this contest will help you cool off during the hot days at the Bikini Beach Swim Paradise!

Learn more!

 

Slip 'N' Slide Relay
There’s no bad time to launch yourself down the ginormous slip ‘n’ slide at Bikini Beach, but if you do it during the daily Slip ‘N’ Slide Relay, a free beer will be waiting for you at the end! Take the plunge, swim to the ladder, slam your beer and flip your cup faster than the opposing team, and you’ll come out the winner!

 

Dick Pictionary
Get your mind into the gutter and bust out some of your dirtiest doodles in this hilarious new Bikini Beach contest. Just like regular Pictionary, the goal is to get your teammates to guess the words that are on your card. But unlike the original, the words you’ll be drawing in this uncensored version will be far from family friendly.

See schedule!

 

Beer Belly Contest – It takes years of dedication to shape the perfect beer belly, but it only takes a few moments to win the Chip’s Beer Belly contest. Show the judges you’re the biggest beer buff alive and have the belly to prove it! 

Learn more!

 

Beers & Burps Contest
To hell with minding your manners! The Chip wants your longest, loudest juiciest burp, and we’ll give you the liquid ammunition you need to get ‘er done! Head on over to Bikini Beach for this daily contest during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!

 

Frozen T-Shirt Contest
Everyone knows wet t-shirt contests are hot, but since the daily party at Bikini Beach is already so smokin’, this contest’s contestants have to use frozen t-shirts to cool things down! Pull it, tear it, sit on it, or soak it with your beer; we don’t care how you get it on, just do it before the other contestants.

 

Cherry Pie Eating Contest
No one can deny that it’s fun to get pie-eyed at the Best Party Anywhere™, but it’s even more fun when you’re doing it for your chance to win free Rally Passes! Check out this and all the other crazy contests during the Buffalo Chip’s Fan Fest Celebration at the CrossRoads!

Learn more about Fan Fest!

 

Fake Orgasm Contest
Are you a screamer? Do you moan and groan? Maybe you bite! Whatever your style, the Chip wants you to get on the stage to show us how you get off during the annual Fan Fest Celebration. We don’t care if you come alone or come with a friend. Just come!

Learn more!

 

Best Beard Contest
Calling all hairy, scruffy, bearded, and generally unkempt bikers! Yet another opportunity to win big at Fan Fest awaits! The Best Beard Contest awards prizes an Epiphone guitar to the gentleman (or lady?) whose facial fuzz has the right recipe of ridiculous and just plain huge. Strut your scruff and you could win big!

 

Stud Contest
Another Fan Fest competition, the Stud Contest calls the men aboard the Big Engine Bar Stage to demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. Demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. If you’ve got the right stuff to woo the sexy ladies of the Flaunt Girls, then you could be walking away with a pair of Top Shelf Passes.

 

Mullet Contest
Does your hair make you go fast, steal your friend’s girl and not apologize because, welp, mullets are just that way? Do you like to live dangerously, laugh in the face of today’s hairstyle trends and crank up the metal and bang your head into oblivion? If so, then you may be a prime candidate to take home the grand championship at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s “Mullet Madness” Mullet Competition!

Poster Model SearchIf you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and pe...
Music Events
19:00 PM - 23:59 PM
Get Thunderstruck by the high-voltage performance of the hottest AC/DC tribute band around. For over two decades, Back In Black have been entertaining audiences with a performance so true to the power and high-energy of AC/DC that they’ve gained worldwide attention and have performed with some of the biggest names in the business.
Back In Black brings their electric set of loud and proud classic AC/DC hits to the Wolfman Jack stage on Aug. 13 to close out the 2022 concert series.
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Get Thunderstruck by the high-voltage performance of the hottest AC/DC tribute band around. For over two decades, Back In Black have been entertaining audiences with ...
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Music Events
19:00 PM - 23:59 PM
Kick back, relax and let the Black Hills’ own Blacklite District be your guide as he takes you down a diverse path of deeply personal rock and hip-hop tracks on the final evening of the Largest Music Festival In Motorcycling®. The YouTube star and Billboard Top-40-charting artist returns to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage performing hits like “Falling,” “Cold As Ice,” “Gotta Get Outta Here,” and many more Saturday, Aug. 13.

Time subject to change, Watch buffalochip.com for the latest
Kick back, relax and let the Black Hills’ own Blacklite District be your guide as he takes you down a diverse path of deeply personal rock and hip-hop tracks on the...
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Misc
9:00 AM - 23:59 PM

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show.

This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’oeuvres, more like leather jackets, helmets and brews. This is a grassroots, down home moto show combined with art - lowbrow, lowrider, hot rod, dirty real art.

And all the art - comes from women. Not just any women - women who ride. Women who love, live and breathe motorcycles.

This isn’t just pretty photos of pretty ladies posed with a motorcycle. All of the artists involved - the photographers, the painters, the leather makers - they’re all female.

Why?
Because nearly 20% of motorcycle ownership is women. And we’re determined to watch that number continue to grow.

You’ll find Maiden Moto across the country at your favorite motorcycle shows, rallies and events. Check out our Locations page to see where you can come be part of the movement.

Maiden Moto is proudly presented by The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company!

Maiden Moto - this ain’t your typical art show. This show isn’t in a tiny local art gallery, or in a pristine white room. There’s no cocktail dresses or hors d’o...
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Music Events
22:30 PM - 23:59 PM

The grandson of legendary Country Music icon Waylon Jennings, Struggle is part of a long legacy of Gangsters, Outlaws and Rock Stars.. Growing up as a black-sheep in his family, he fought his way out of the streets of West Nashville and into the studio where he would create the foundation for what has become his personal contribution to the Jennings family legacy..

Struggle's message of strength, determination and courage in the face of adversity continues to connect and resonate with people around the world. By sharing his story with honesty and passion he has developed a large and loyal fanbase who relate not only to his music but also to his personal journey.

Since being released from prison in 2016 Struggle has performed for sold out crowds across the country and released multiple projects. He is finally poised to take his place as a true modern day Outlaw and secure his position as the Godfather of the burgeoning Outlaw Hip Hop Rock & Roll movement.

The grandson of legendary Country Music icon Waylon Jennings, Struggle is part of a long legacy of Gangsters, Outlaws and Rock Stars.. Growing up as a black-sheep in his ...
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Music Events
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics.

Playing all of your favorites from the 60's to today, Sturgis' own Jack Daniels, brings an acoustic twist to all of the classics....
Music Events
12:00 PM - 14:00 PM

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Stunts & Live Performances
16:00 PM - 19:00 PM

MicroMania Tour is a high powered, explosive, athletic Pro Wrestling show with just the right touch of comedy thrown in to make for a unforgettable BIG event not necessarily BIG people!! These micro athletes may be short in stature but are giants in the world of entertainment where they will keep you on your feet screaming from the opening bell through the Main Event! MicroMania Tour is the only Midget Wrestling company based in California and also feature the widely popular Battling Bombshells available upon request. Being Based in California we can perform for your venue multiple times a year. MicroMania Tour sells out on a consistent basis Whether your venue holds 100, 500, or 5000 MicroMania Tour will fill it. Our show consists of a 90 minute action packed show featuring 2 Micro matches, a Bombshells match, and a Main Event Battle Royal featuring Micro Athletes & the Battling Bombshells. If you want to be the talk of the town and see your sales skyrocket MicroMania Tour is for you. Our Micro Athletes and Bombshells have been featured in Jack Black’s Hit Movie Nacho Libre,MTV, Spike TV, Conan O’Brien, Jerry Springer, WWE, Impact Wrestling, as well as many other TV shows and movies. After you leave our MicroMania Show, you are guaranteed to be a MicroMania Fan for life!!

MicroMania Tour is a high powered, explosive, athletic Pro Wrestling show with just the right touch of comedy thrown in to make for a unforgettable BIG event not necessar...
Music Events
19:00 PM - 21:30 PM

Camp Comfort is a band based out of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Camp Comfort creates highly-danceable guitar-centric jams in a relaxed but rugged fashion. Insistent grooves highlight playful lyrics and tasteful lead guitar for an energy that is equal parts bonfire jam session, reggae house party, and festival blues-rock.

Camp Comfort’s magnetic style draws even the most stubborn wallflowers to the dance floor with accessible and memorable songs. After realed of their debuting album Day One Dream, the band has branched out of the midwest playing shows and festivals.

Camp Comfort is a band based out of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Camp Comfort creates highly-danceable guitar-centric jams in a relaxed but rugged fashion. Insistent ...
Music Events
21:30 PM - 23:59 PM

SHOOT TO THRILL
- ALL-FEMALE TRIBUTE TO AC/DC -
Shoot To Thrill includes Kara (vocals), Susan (guitar), Jai (bass), Wendy (guitar) and Kate (drums). Not only are the girls professional musicians with impeccable skills, they are also quite easy on the eyes and full of energy for an entertaining stage show!

The girls decided on AC/DC in particular, because the band's songs are a marriage of compelling music and creative story-telling. The guitar work is intricate yet not overplayed, while the rhythms are driving and dynamic. The silence is as important as the noise, and the lyrics are relatable and captivating. You just HAVE to sing along....or air-guitar….or BOTH!

The girls decided to do a full tribute rather than a cover band, because a tribute is much more challenging. You play many songs by the same artist and really reach inside that artist copying not only their playing style but also their signature stage moves. It's really quite an art and very rewarding when you make it all come together.

Shoot To Thrill is based out of Raleigh, NC and tours all along the East Coast. The girls look forward to meeting you and rocking you into an unbelievable frenzy of good times!

SHOOT TO THRILL- ALL-FEMALE TRIBUTE TO AC/DC -Shoot To Thrill includes Kara (vocals), Susan (guitar), Jai (bass), Wendy (guitar) and Kate (drums). Not only are the girls ...
Music Events
23:59 PM - 23:59 PM

Frank Fletcher is an American country music singer/songwriter. The Norrissong Productions recording artist puts on high-energy shows that deliver a truly unique experience to fans.
Midnight to Close

Frank Fletcher is an American country music singer/songwriter. The Norrissong Productions recording artist puts on high-energy shows that deliver a truly unique experienc...
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