February 2011


28 Feb

Feb 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

My Dearest Deadwood fans, it has been a while since I had blogged last. I have been one busy girl, but here I am now to update you more on what is going on in Deadwood. Who is excited to hear more about Deadwood? Well I am guessing it is you since you are reading my blog.

Anyways Mardi Gras is this weekend and I am over the moon for it! It is going to be a great weekend and I can’t wait for Friday to come! Well once again I have other news besides Mardi Gras. I am now going to talk about another Deadwood Chamber event Wild Bill Days!

Deadwood will be kicking off summer with a celebration of the most infamous resident Wild Bill Hickok. Deadwood will be full of country music, flying dogs, and gun slinging on June 17 and 18. Okay, hold on you’re probably thinking I have gone wacko on you with the flying dog thing, but let me explain. One of the most popular events during Wild Bill Days is the Dock Dogs Big Air Wave Competition on Historic Deadwood’s Main Street. See now you understand the flying dog thing and if you have a dog you can register them in the competition if you want to see them fly. Visit www.dockdogs.com for more information.

Free concerts will be going on during these two days of the Wild Bill Days. The Bellamy Brothers will headline Friday night’s concerts, and Joe Diffie will take the stage on Saturday night. Wild Bill Days free concerts are co-sponsored by Budweiser. Music and beer what could be better.

Friday you also get the chance to see all the top performers in the Black Hills region. The people that will take the Wild Bill stage for the Eagle Colgate Country Showdown will have a chance to be one of 15 regional finalists. Don’t forget about the Fast Draw Championships and Old West Show.

Hope this sparks some interest and you clear your schedule to come out to Historic Deadwood on June 17 and 18 for Wild Bill Days.

Have a great week everyone and remember Mardi Gras is this weekend. If I don’t see you then I hope to see you at one of the other Deadwood Chamber events.

18 Feb

Feb 18, 2011 at 11:36 am

Hello my lovely fans if I have any out there in the internet world. Life is good here in Deadwood. Everyone is working very hard to put together Mardi Gras for March 4-5, but I am not here today to talk about Mardi Gras believe it or not. I would like to put a bug in your ear about the First Annual Championship this event is a Texas hold ‘em tournament that will take place on May 13 to 15 at the Silverado-Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming Complex in Deadwood.

There is going to be big money involved in this tournament! The Tournament is only going to have 320 seats available and if all of the seats are taken up the total prize payout for the Championships tournament will be $320,000. Right now I am wishing I was better at Texas’em, so I could win some of that money! The only thing I win at is the Deal or No Deal machine.

The Silverado-Franklin and nine of the tribal casinos will hold satellite poker for this tournament. Then of course the Championship will be held in the Silverado-Franklin. The Championship’s buy-in is $1,100. You must reserve a seat by May with a $100 deposit and if you pay two weeks in advance you get 10 percent off lodging at the Historic Franklin Hotel. To reserve a seat, call 605-578-3670, extension 637. For event details, visit the South Dakota State Poker Championship website.

Hope everyone is considering to join this Tournament and if not I just hope to see you here in Historic Deadwood where the fun never ends! Happy Friday everyone!

11 Feb

Feb 11, 2011 at 01:45 pm

Howdy Deadwood Fans it is Valerie once again with some more information on Mardi Gras. If you have not been keeping up with the blog I am the new intern here at Deadwood Chamber of Commerce. I have been here for about a month and I love it! Deadwood is such a great place to be. It is just so full of life and the people here are as happy as can be.
Time to get down to business Mardi Gras is going to be held March 4-5. This event will kick off with the People’s Parade at 7pm. Not to mention that there will be open container on Main Street from Four Aces Casino to the Masonic Lodge from 5 pm to 10 pm ONLY. The Buffalo will be having live music by Curly Taylor and Zydeco Trouble at 9 pm. You can find the Buffalo on Main Street in Deadwood.
Now to spice things up on Saturday Mardi Gras will be having a Cajun Cook-Off. If you have been keeping up with the blog you all know that I am overly excited for the Cook-Off. Which this will be happening in various businesses around Deadwood and this event will start at 2 pm. The last two year the Four Aces Casino has won the Cajun Cook-Off so everyone must see what they are bring to the table!
Let’s make this a little sweeter with the 3rd annual Mardi Gras Cake Decorating Contest! Anyone with a sweet tooth must make their way to The Historic Bullock Hotel between 1-4 pm. The cakes will be served to the public after the parade. Trust me when I say I will be getting some cake!
To finish off this adventure you will be hearing the sound of thousands of people catching beads that are being thrown for bright and colorful floats. The King and Queen of Mardi Gras will lead the Mardi Gras Parade of Lights which will be held at 7 pm. Every year 100,000 of beads are thrown to the spectators on Main Street Deadwood. I got my beads ready to rock and roll. For the last four year Saloon #10 has taken Best Overall. Watch out for their luminosity and falling beads.
Open container is the same on Saturday and if you missed the first performance of Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble they will be at The Buffalo Saloon after the parade.
Hope everyone is ready for the amazingness 🙂 Have a fun and safe weekend!