October 2009

26 Oct

Oct 26, 2009 at 09:49 am

Howdy folks! It’s Deadweird week in Deadwood! If you haven’t been to one of these Halloween parties, you owe it to yourself to at least come check out the spectacle. Costumes of all shapes and sizes will be out in force … after all, there’s over $5,000 in cash and prizes on the line!
But you don’t need to be in costume to enjoy. Events start at 6 p.m. at the Lucky Nugget, and the winners will be announced at 10 p.m. There will be plenty of entertainment, including an emcee, live band and food and drink specials.
Other places in town also take part in Deadweird – and open containers are allowed from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Main Street.
Definitely a can’t miss weekend! Hope to see you in Deadwood!

Have a great week,

13 Oct

Oct 13, 2009 at 09:16 am

It’s going to be a busy and fun week Nov. 1-7, 2009, as Deadwood celebrates the 20th anniversary of gaming and historic preservation! There will be activities throughout the week – here’s a schedule! The highlight of the week will be a banquet on Nov. 7, open to the public, at the new Lodge at Deadwood. Hope to see you there!

20th Anniversary of Gaming and Historic Preservation Schedule of Events
November 1-7, 2009

Sunday, November 1:
Noon – Mayor Toscana reads proclamation, “Wild Bill” fires gun to kick-off the week, Franklin Hotel

Monday, November 2:
11:45-1:15 p.m. – Dr. Suzanne Julin on the History of Gaming & Preservation, Franklin Hotel
6:30-8:00 p.m. – Deadwood You Bet Committee at the Masonic Temple

Tuesday, Nov. 3:
11:45 – 1:15 p.m. – Dr. James McLaird on Calamity Jane & Wild Bill Hickok, Deadwood Social Club

6:30-8:00 pm – Former and current Deadwood mayors and city commissioners at Deadwood City Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 4:
11:45-1:15 p.m. – Dr. David Wolff on Seth Bullock, Bullock Hotel

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – South Dakota Gaming commissioners, Deadwood City Hall

Thursday, Nov. 5:
11:45-1:15 p.m. Michael Trump on the history of Prostitution in Deadwood, Lucky Nugget Gambling Hall

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Former and current Deadwood historic preservation officers and commissioners, Masonic Temple

Friday, Nov. 6:
6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sounds of Deadwood social, at the Lodge at Deadwood, free, cash bar, cash donations for the Lords Cupboard

Saturday, Nov 7:
6:00 p.m. Social hour with Dixieland Band performing

7:00 p.m. 20th Anniversary Deadwood Gala Banquet at the Lodge at Deadwood, guest speakers and video presentations as Deadwood looks back on the first 20 years of gaming and historic preservation. Tickets are $25 and a reserved table of 8 is $200, and can be purchased through Black Hills Central Reservations, www.blackhillsvacations.com, or by calling 1-800-344-8826

05 Oct

Oct 05, 2009 at 08:58 am

Howdy all and welcome to Monday – it was a blast in Deadwood this past weekend, and the weather cooperated fully on Saturday! (yea, I know, it snowed yesterday and is snowing today, but it’s going to melt awfully soon!)
We had about 50 weiner dogs racing, and 6 solid beer barrel teams – and plenty of polka dancers, brat eaters, wife-carriers and even more spectators. Definitely an Oktoberfest for the books! We are now on to Deadweird, which is one of the most fun costume contests in the region. Oct. 31, Lucky Nugget, over $5,000 in cash and prizes — start planning your costume, and your trip, today.
And for you football fans out there, today is a big day for many fans in this region of the country. Minnesota vs Green Bay, Monday Night Football! Going to be a good game and I just know my Vikes can make it happen. There are some retired Vikings players in town, and they will be signing autographs tonight, also at the Lucky Nugget.
While Mondays aren’t known as the best days of the week, this one is going to be good!
Have a great week!

01 Oct

Oct 01, 2009 at 10:06 pm

OK, so we got a teeny bit of snow today … but it wasn’t enough to even cover the streets! Highs in the upper 50s this weekend so don’t let any talk of snow slow you down (or slow the weiner dogs down!)…
Hope to see you this weekend in Deadwood!