GFP News - August 1, 2014
- Adams Homestead to host annual celebration
- State Parks Offer a Variety of Activities at Weekend Events
Adams Homestead to host annual celebration
NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D.--Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve is celebrating 17 years as a state park with its annual festival on Aug. 9.
There are many activities scheduled throughout the day including a threshing machine demo, corn shelling, candlemaking, tin punching, homestead tours, rope making, musicians, watermelon seed spitting contest, buffalo chip throwing contest, face painting, Dutch oven cooking demo, kids' games, homemade pie contest and more.
Those interested in participating in the homemade pie judging contest need to bring their pies to Adams Homestead by 10:30 a.m. Judging begins at 11:30 p.m. Pies will be judged by their appearance, texture and taste.
Plan to spend the entire day at Adams. Food and refreshments, activities, presentations, music and crafts will be available for the entire family to enjoy. Get a sense of history, learn about your heritage and explore the outdoors! Bring your walking shoes, bikes, strollers and your love for the great outdoors.
Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve is located off Interstate 29 Exit 4, one mile west, and a half mile south. Follow the brown nature area signs from the interstate.
For more information, call 605-232-0873.
State Parks Offer a Variety of Activities at Weekend Events
PIERRE, S.D.--State parks across South Dakota will be holding a variety of special events on Aug. 9. The activities will give visitors the opportunity to be active and learn while enjoying the fresh air of the outdoors.
- Dutch Oven Cookout, Friday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m. CDT at Richmond Lake Recreation Area and Saturday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m. CDT at Mina Lake Recreation Area, both near Aberdeen. Info: 605-626-3488
- RiverKid Sprint Triathlon, Saturday, Aug. 9, registration 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. CDT, Farm Island Recreation Area near Pierre. Registration fees apply. Pre-registration is encouraged. Info: 605-773-2885
- Un-Nature Hike, Saturday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. CDT, Newton Hills State Park near Canton. Info: 605-987-2263
- Animal Tracks, Saturday, Aug. 9, 3 p.m. CDT, Fort Sisseton Historic State Park near Lake City. Info: 605-448-5474
- Exploring Good Earth, Saturday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m. CDT, Good Earth State Park near Sioux Falls. Info: 605-987-2263 or firstname.lastname@example.org, pre-register: 605-362-2777 or www.outdoorcampus.org
- Dutch Oven Basics, Saturday, Aug. 9, 4 p.m. CDT, Lake Vermillion Recreation Area near Canistota. Info: 605-296-3643
- State of South Dakota Pioneer Birthday Bash, Saturday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. CDT, Lake Herman State Park near Madison. Info: 605-256-5003
- Sand Volleyball Fun, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m. CDT, Oakwood Lakes State Park near Bruce. Info: 605-627-5441
- Street Masters Car Show and Ice Cream Social, Saturday, Aug. 9, 7:30 - 9 p.m. CDT, Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Fort Pierre. Info: 605-223-7722
- Stories of the Stars Hike, Saturday, Aug. 9, 10 p.m. CDT, Lewis and Clark Recreation Area near Yankton. Info: 605-668-2985
- Adams Homestead Celebration, Saturday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT, Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve near North Sioux City. Info: 605-232-0873
For more information on the South Dakota State Parks or for a full calendar of events, please visit www.gfp.sd.gov or call 605-773-3391. To learn about park programs in your area, contact your local state park office.