Deadwood throwing the state’s largest tailgate party

2012-02-01T06:00:00Z 2012-06-15T14:45:08Z Deadwood throwing the state’s largest tailgate partyJournal staff Rapid City Journal
February 01, 2012 6:00 am  • 

Deadwood is hosting South Dakota's Largest Tailgate Party this weekend.

The event features a chili cook-off, best-dressed fan contest, tailgate raffle and a visit from John Dutton.

For more information about entering the chili cook-off, call 722-4975. For entry forms, go to All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Saturday, Feb. 4:

6 p.m. - Welcome cocktail reception, Olympic Ballroom, Martin-Mason Hotel

7 p.m. - Welcome banquet, Olympic Ballroom, Martin-Mason Hotel. Special guests include Deadwood Mayor Francis Toscana, Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and former NFL star John Dutton. Banquet tickets are $25.

Sunday, Feb. 5

Ongoing - Best Dressed Fan Contest, Main Street

Ongoing - Ultimate Tailgate Package Raffle, Main Street

Noon - 24-foot television display unveiled, Main Street.

Noon - Open container begins on Main Street

Noon - Tailgate Truck Show, Main Street

Noon - Bratwurst stands open

1 p.m. - Opening "kick-off" ceremony, Main Street Stage

1:15 p.m. - Chili Cook-off begins

1:30 p.m. - Football Toss Contest, Buffalo Stockade

1:30 p.m. - John Dutton Autograph Session; bring memorabilia to be autographed. A $10 fee will go to the American Cancer Society.

3:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony, Main Street Stage

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