Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

The bi-annual roundup is scheduled to happen on September 26th al will last until the 29th. In this event, dubbed as one of the last great old west events, cowboys and cowgirls will drive a massive herd of over 1,300 buffalos. The best part is that viewers get to witness it all.

Some photographs from previous roundups look like they’ve been taken straight out of a movie scene. The unparalleled beauty of the plains and power of the animals is certain to leave anyone present in awe.

The parking lots at the event open at 6:15 a.m., and breakfast will be available then. The buffalo roundup doesn’t begin until 9:30, but that doesn’t mean you can delay coming. Those wishing for the best view must arrive early, else other visitors will beat them to the spots.

The roundup is approximated to be finished around noon when lunch will be served to visitors. Those that plan on eating what the event offers, however, will have to pay a small additional fee. After that, around 1 p.m., testing and branding will begin. The rest of the herd will be rounded up in the following month.

We’d also like to give out some tips to potential visitors, both to ensure their experience is great, and teach them the event etiquette. For enhancing the experience, binoculars, sunscreen, and folding chairs are recommended. Depending on the weather, you might also need raincoats, layered clothing, and umbrellas. Visitors are dissuaded from bringing campers or pets, and animals, if brought along, must remain inside vehicles.

The event is certain to be a life-lasting memory to all visitors, so be sure to attend if you have the opportunity of doing so.

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