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A group of concerned people met at Duffy's Cafe In Fort Pierre on February 2, 1955 to form a South Dakota Rodeo Association. There was much concern over the judging at that time, the inability for cowboys to be able to write checks, etc. It was decided by vote at that meeting to call the new association the South Dakota Amateur Rodeo Association and it would be open to any South Dakota Amateur Cowboy. It was decided to have a point award system and to give awards at the end of the year.

At an April 20th meeting in 1956, it was decided to drop the "A" signifying amateur in SDARA. From that time forward the official name has been South Dakota Rodeo Association. In 1956, 89 cowboys and cowgirls paid their membership dues.

Location: PO Box 511, 509 Blowers Ave N, Wessington Springs South Dakota 57382 Telephone 605-539-0069

Other Sports and Sporting Events nearby:
(Chamberlain) Bob Prieb Pheasant Hunting Country
(Mitchell) Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo
(Huron) Dakota State Fair Speedway
(Letcher) Midwest Pheasant Farm
(Letcher) Putnam's Hunting Shack
(Wessington Springs) South Dakota Rodeo Association

04/21 Coming to The Wessington Springs area
South Dakota BBQ Championships Huron SD May31-June1 Anyone can compete in the backyard BBQ Competition. Meat is provided so you don't need to bring any.
Teapot Days Tea SD June13-15 Enjoy the carnival, view antique tractors and equipment, and watch the crowning of Ma and Pa Teapot.
Antique Power Show Huron SD June15-17 Experience the days of antique tractors, cars, steam and stationary gas engines. 150 exhibits and displays, entertainment, demonstrations, flea market, parade and tractor and car games.
Sully County Fair Onida SD August9-12 kicking off the fair with a parade through Onida on Thursday, at 6:27 p.m. The parade will end up at the fairgrounds where we will be having cake, refreshments and music.
Turner County Fair Parker SD August12-15 South Dakota's oldest county fair. The four best days of summer.
Brown County Fair Aberdeen SD August12-18 The Brown County Fair has been providing entertainment and promoting family unity since the 1880s. Enjoy the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo and the demolition derby.