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Wild Bill Days

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Wild Bill Days

June 16-17, 2017

Celebrate the life and times of Wild Bill Hickok with a weekend full of free entertainment!


Free concerts on Main Street are awesome, but that's not all! You can also check out the National Dock Dogs Competition, learn the tricks of gold panning and sluicing from Black Hills pros, right on Main Street; and watch the pros in the Cowboy Fast Draw championships - and give it a try yourself - at the Days of '76 Event Complex! Something for all tastes and ages - and something for the dogs! National DockDogs Competition will be back for its 8th year! All dogs are welcome! Call (330) 241-4975 or email dd_admin@dockdogs.com for more info or to get signed up! Plus much more! Book your room today!

NEW IN 2017!
Deadwood's weekend of paying tribute to its most famous resident, will be a weekend of top acts like SAWYER BROWN and THE OAK RIDGE BOYS! The Cowboy Fast Draw Championships are also back! Don't miss out!

Need drop in or after hours child care while you attend this event? Call NHAC First Step Child Care center for more information - 605–559-2007. 

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Call 1-800-999-1876 for more information
 



2017 WILD BILL DAYS SCHEDULE - TBD 
Times may change depending on weather, etc.

THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017
Cowboy Fast Draw Association (CFDA) - National Category Championships
9:30am: Shooting starts (finish around 3:30pm) - Days of '76 Event Complex

FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017
8:15am: CFDA - Opening ceremonies - Days of '76 Event Complex
9am: CFDA -Shooting starts and continues through 7 rounds (finish around 3:30pm) - Days of '76 Event Complex
10am: DockDogs registration & practice
10am - 5pm: Gold Panning and Sluice Demonstrations - Historic Main Street
11am: DockDogs Big Air Competitions begin, will begin every 1.5 hours (11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm) - Main Street - call (330) 241-4975 to register
Noon: History on the Lawn: Baseball, Preachers, and Funerals - Historic Adams House lawn - A sequel to If you Have to Grow Up, it Might as well be in a Small Town, bring a lunch and enjoy this storytelling type lecture, presented by South Dakota Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau Scholar, Phyllis Schrag, is a humorous yet poignant look at small town life where all the town kids were needed to have their own “World Series,” preachers had their impact on children’s development, and funerals were simply a part of life. Lessons gleaned from baseball, preachers, and funerals present a child’s perspective of life in a small town. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).
2pm: Deadwood Alive Shootout - Main Street
4pm: Deadwood Alive Shootout - Main Street 
5pm: DockDogs Extreme Vertical Competition - Main Street
5pm-7:30pm: FREE Main Street Concerts begin: Black Powder Pistols (5pm) followed by Kenny Putnam and Lonely Rangers (6:15pm)
8pm: FREE Main Street Concert by THE OAK RIDGE BOYS!
10:30pm:
 Deadwood's 4th Annual Deadwood Midnight Cowboy Run 5K! Sign-up times are: 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, & Midnight. Visit www.midnightcowboyrun.com for more info.

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017
8am: Treasures, Trash & Cash city-wide rummage sale - Lead, Deadwood and Central City, call (605) 578-1401 for info; maps are available at NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources
9am: CFDA - Shooting starts (national championship continuation) - Days of '76 Event Complex
9:30am: CFDA - Shooting starts (second chance match - finish around 3:30pm) - Days of '76 Event Complex
10am: DockDogs registration & practice
10am - 5pm: Gold Panning and Sluice Demonstrations - Historic Main Street
11am: DockDogs Big Air Competitions begin, will begin every 1.5 hours (11am, 12:30pm, 2pm) - Main Street 
Noon - 1pm: Trial of Jack McCall - Main Street Stage
1pm - 3pm: Deadwood Karaoke Championships - Main Street Stage
2pm: Deadwood Alive Shootout - Main Street
3:15pm - 4pm: Trucker Radio - Main Street Stage
3:30pm: DockDogs Speed Retrieve Competition (All in one Finals) - Main Street
4pm: Deadwood Alive Shootout - Main Street 
4:15pm - 5pm: Aces and Eights - Main Street Stage
5pm: DockDogs Big Air Finals (Pro, Semi-Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals)
5:15pm - 6:15pm: Trick - Main Street Stage
6:30pm - 7:45pm: Brandon Jones - Main Street Stage
8pm: FREE Main Street Concert by SAWYER BROWN! 

SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017
9:30am: Magnificent Seven (National Champion) shoot out & awards ceremony - Days of '76 Event Complex
10am: Magnificent Seven Shoot Out (top 7 shooters in mens, women, and youth) - Days of '76 Event Complex - National Champion Awards Ceremony to follow shoot out.



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