Gold Discovery Days | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota
Gold Discovery Days

In 1874, Lieutenant Colonel George Custer led the troops of the 7th Cavalry into the Black Hills and discovered gold near present day Custer.

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In 1874, Lieutenant Colonel George Custer led the troops of the 7th Cavalry into the Black Hills and discovered gold near present day Custer. Custer and his men found wealth beyond gold in the bounty and the beauty of the Black Hills. To celebrate this event, the town of Custer has the annual Gold Discovery Days celebration.Come celebrate during the Annual Gold Discovery Days in Custer!  This annual celebration has it all – Arts & Crafts Fair in the park, bed races, volleyball tournaments, quilt show, archery shoot, 5K Fun Run/Walk, hot air balloon rally, stick horse rodeo, and the largest parade in the Black Hills!