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Center of the Nation All Car Rally and Demo Derby

The annual Car Rally is held the second weekend in June. The Rally started in 1987 with about a dozen cars, and now it has grown to attract nearly two hundred antique cars, trucks and hot rods from a twelve-state area. This family event is held in Herrmann Park and offers activities for members of the entire family with live music, food booths, games, swap meet and cars and trucks of every shape, size and color.

The Fourth of July Black Hills Roundup Rodeo

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The Black Hills Roundup Rodeo which surrounds the July 4th holiday in Belle Fourche is one of America's oldest rodeo's. First held in 1918, this event becomes a magnet, pulling in former residents, students and members of local families from all over the nation. This gala event has grown to include firework displays, a mile long parade, five fun days of carnival rides and games, street dances, class and family reunions and three days of up close and breath taking professional rodeo. More than 4000 covered grandstand seats render a close-up view of rodeo events interspersed with sensational specialty acts. Top ranked PRCA cowboys converge from all over North America, Canada and Australia to compete for top prize money.

Patriotic Parade An old tractor An old cannon

The Fourth of July Black Hills Round Up at Belle Fourche originated in 1918 as a wartime Red Cross benefit cow country rodeo. It originated in Belle Fourche as Belle Fourche was known as the biggest shipping point of range cattle in the west. That was still the time of Open Range when the country was fence-free from Texas to Canada. In the early autumn, cattlemen from far and wide "rounded up" all the cattle and sorted their own herds to decide which would be sent to market. They started the big roundups of the west. The last big roundup in the West occurred in Belle Fourche in 1902.

Local and 4 H Ranch Rodeos:

Belle Fourche has local and 4 H rodeos several times a month throughout the summer for the true rodeo enthusiast. Come and watch the local stars that may be the next World Champion, like native sons Marvin and mark Garrett, the five time NFR Bareback Champions.

Town Picnic The audience Branding the cows
Chasing cows Herding the cows Chasing more cows.

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