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Deadweird - It’s how Deadwood does Halloween

October 28, 2022 - October 29, 2022

Come celebrate Halloween in Deadwood. Deadweird is a little crazy, a little spooky and a WHOLE lot of fun! Make plans for the 10th annual Monster Ball on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 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. 29, 2022. Both of these events are FREE, so come in costume or just come to watch – it is quite the sight! Must be 21+

2022 Schedule

Friday, OCTOBER 28
6-10pm • MONSTER BALL: Live music by TBD, People’s Choice Costume Contest, Dancing & FUN – all at TBD! Winners will be announced at 9:30pm. MUST BE 21+ TO PARTICIPATE!

3-5pm • TRUNK OR TREAT: Enjoy family-friendly trick or treating in Deadwood on Saturday, October 29 outdoors at the Days of ’76 Event Complex – All are welcome! Treats from trunks of vehicles will be served from 3 to 5pm.

6-10pm • COSTUME CONTEST & PARTY: Register for the contest at TBD. Judging at TBD from 6-9pm. All participants must register prior to judging. Winners are announced at 9:30pm at TBD. Music & Dancing from 6pm-10pm at TBD. $10,000 In Cash & Prizes! MUST BE 21+ TO PARTICIPATE!

2021 Deadweird Costume Contest Winners: 

1st Place Overall:
Mike D, Rapid City, SD – “Star Wars, AT-ST”

Deadweird 2021 Star Wars


2nd Place Overall:
Charmaine M & Steven S, Rapid City, SD – “The Fallen”

Deadweird 2021 The Fallin'


3rd Place Overall:
Alisha S, Janet R, Jeff E, Mike D, Custer, SD – “The Weirdest of Oz”

Deadweird 2021 Weirdest of Oz


#1 Group:
April M, Nancy G, Deb V, Gloria W, May H, Amber C, Keena M, Rapid City, SD – “Russian Nesting Dolls, ‘Babushkas’ “

Deadweird 2021 Russian Dolls


#2 Group:
Lynn M, Kristine V, Joel L – Lead, SD “The Tree Huggers”

Deadweird 2021 Tree Huggers


#3 Group:
Kyle S, Anna S, Terry I, Cheryl I, Dakota G, Britny S, Rapid City, SD – “Savages of Valhalla”

Deadweird 2021 Savages of Valhalla


Best Couple:
Sabrina & Levi, Sioux Falls, SD – “Avatar”

Deadweird 2021 Avatar


Tanya C, Caitlan T, Ronald C, Mandan, ND – “Retired Bingo”

Deadweird 2021 Retired Bingo


Cody B, Black Hawk, SD – “Silent Hill Nurse”

Deadweird 2021 Silent Hill


Best Theme:
Jamie A, Derek A, Angelica L, Joey H, Cheryl A, Ryan M, Black Hawk, SD – “Christmas Vacation”

Deadweird 2021 Christmas Vacation


Best Homemade Costume:
Dustin D, Rapid City, SD – “Skin Walker – Follow Me Home Can I Keep It”

Deadweird 2021 Skin Walker


Hailey D, Laramie, WY – “Jackalope”

Deadweird 2021 Jackalope

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