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Spink County: Year-Round Fun


PIERRE, S.D. – Spink County is home to nearly a dozen small communities. This county in northeastern South Dakota has its county seat in Redfield.

Spink County is a prime hunting destination in the fall, when pheasants and whitetail deer are easy to spot. Fishing is another great outdoor activity here, as the James River flows through the county, providing bass, perch and walleye for the catching.

Events like the Redfield Bull-A-Rama keep excitement high. Held at the Spink County Fairgrounds, this event features bull riding, mutton busting, bull poker and a barn dance. Here you’re guaranteed some good old-fashioned fun as you watch cowboys try to outlast the bulls as they compete for the title, winners’ jacket and $3,000 in prizes. The Bull-A-Rama takes place in August each year.

Redfield is also host to a one-of-a-kind triathlon each year. Here you can either participate or simply watch four-person teams compete in this sporting contest. Teams begin with a sporting clay pigeon shoot, then move on to Fisher Grove for nine holes of golf. The contest ends with bowling and awards cash prizes for the top five teams. Mark your calendar for next year’s triathlon, which will take place in August.

The Uniquely South Dakota series is a project of the South Dakota Office of Tourism designed to highlight unique aspects and attractions in each of South Dakota’s 66 counties. This profile was researched and compiled by Jennifer Anderson, public relations intern for the Office of Tourism.


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