Custer Restaurant Week-Entertainment
Written by Dawn Murray
February 21, 2019

Custer Restaurant Week, February 27- March 2, is the perfect time to get out and try some of the unique cuisine that Custer has to offer.  There are 8 great restaurants participating this year, Buglin’ Bull, Black Hills Burger & Bun Co., Dakota BBQ, Pizza Mill, Pizza Works, Laughing Water Restaurant at Crazy Horse Memorial, Skogen Kitchen and The Custer Wolf. These restaurants will be featuring special menus that will be available for dinner.  In addition, Pizza Works, Pizza Mill, Laughing Water and Buglin’ Bull will be offering special lunch menus as well.

Along with the fantastic food, a variety of entertainment options will be available during Custer Restaurant Week as well!  Whether you go out before or after you eat, there are plenty of exciting options to keep you busy!

The Custer VFW Post #3442 will be holding a Trivia night on Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00 pm.  Grab your friends and head on down to show off your knowledge.

Calamity Jane Winery and Mercantile will be hosting the musical stylings of Bob & Steve on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Allen and Jill Kirkham on Saturday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  In addition to their everyday beverages, they will be offering wine tasting special for Restaurant Week. They will also be offering food items, that are a new addition to their business.

Laughing Water Restaurant at Crazy Horse Memorial will be doing a Winter Count craft from Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.  Winter Count is a pictorial calendar or history in which tribal records and events were recorded by Native Americans in North America. Most Native American tribes measured a year from first snow to first snow. This will be a great way to learn about Native American culture and create your own Winter Count. 

The Custer YMCA has an exciting time planned for kiddos in Kindergarten through fifth grade on Friday night while parents are enjoying a well-deserved night out! This event, accurately named Parents Night Out, costs only $10 per child and is available from 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Space is limited, so get signed up today by contacting the Custer YMCA at 605-673-5134!

The Custer VFW Post #3442 will have live music on Friday night.  Midnight Sun, a local band specializing in old and new country and 50’s and 60’s rock-n-roll, will be performing from 6:00pm – 10:00 pm. Grab your friends and come enjoy the music.  The dance floor will be open!

Regional Health Assisted Living will be holding a live cooking demonstration with meal included on Friday.  This demonstration is a benefit for the Regional Health Assisted Living and showcases Custer State Park’s executive chef Chris Keller.  The demonstration starts at 6:00 pm, with meal served at 6:30 pm. Contact Paula Cape at 605-673-5588 or for more information.

The Gold Pan Saloon has a great lineup of live music planned for both Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30 pm to 9 :30 pm. Friday night Steve Gardner will perform and Saturday night they will feature music by Carrie Fischer.

The Custer Trade Show, held at the Custer Elementary School from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday, will feature a variety of area businesses and vendors. From home repair to banking to personal care items, there is sure to be something for everyone.  Concessions will be available.  Free-will donations will be accepted at the door by the Crazy Horse Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol.  Girl Scouts will be selling their delicious cookies there as well, in case you haven’t gotten your supply yet.

There will be a Sip-N-Paint class held in the basement of the VFW at 3:00 pm on Saturday.  This class is open to all attendees for a fee of $35.  All materials will be provided for a beautiful landscape picture that participants will take home with them.

A Youth Sip-N-Paint-N-Cookies class presented by Steve Leonardi of Buffalo Boys at the Custer Senior Center will also be offered on Saturday.  This painting class costs $10 and is open to youth 12 and older. All materials will be provided and attendees will be able to take their completed eagle portrait home with them!  Email Dawn Murray at to register.

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