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Faith is located in Meade County in Black Hills, Badlands & Lakes Region, at the junction of US 212 and Hwy 73. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 457, a decrease of 91 since 1990.

Faith's first bid for fame came in the early 1900s as the largest initial shipping point for livestock on the Milwaukee Railroad System. Although Faith no longer has a train, it still has one of the largest livestock markets in the country.

The area around Faith offers excellent hunting opportunities for antelope, mule deer, and whitetail deer. There are also ducks, grouse, and prairie dogs for hunting and many small stock dams for fishing.

Faith is also famous to paleontologists. There are three dinosaur dig sites within 40 miles of Faith.

Each August the cowboy town stages its annual celebration, "The Faith Stock Show and Rodeo".

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08/09 Coming to The area
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Sturgis SD August5-11 Since 1938, Sturgis has welcomed motorcycle enthusiasts from across the United States and around the world to the annual Motorcycle Rally. Based out of this small community in the northern Black Hills, the Rally officially runs for seven days every August.
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.