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October 30-31, 2015

Make plans for the 4th annual Monster Ball on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 with a live band, dancing and prizes; and the annual Costume Contest with more than $10,000 in cash and prizes for the best costumes on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Both of these events are FREE, so come in costume or just come to watch - it is quite the sight! Must be 21 to participate. 

2015 Schedule of Events

October 30 


7pm - 10pm


The Monster Ball at Deadwood Mountain Grand - live music, prizes, dancing and FUN




High Noon        

6pm - 9pm



Registration for the 1st annual Deadweird Coffin Races! In front of the Gold Dust - racing starts at 1 p.m.! For more information about the Coffin Races call the event organizer at 605-430-0889.

The Costume Contest, with the winners being announced at 9:30 p.m. Music and dancing will take place during this time as well. This year's event will be held at the Franklin Hotel. 



Also take in some of the spirited tours, offering a view of some of Deadwood’s darker stories told in the beautifully-restored Adams House Victorian mansion. These spooky Halloween tours are offered at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00pm throughout October. Call (605) 578.3724 for reservations and book your room now.

View the Deadweird Photo Gallery  

Past Winners:

First Place Second Place  
Third Place Fourth Place  

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