Frigid weather has minimal impact on Stock Show attendance - KOTA Territory News

Frigid weather has minimal impact on Stock Show attendance


It was a busy 10 days for vendors, ranchers, and anyone involved with the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo, and following another successful year in the books, it was time to clean up Sunday.

Some vendors say the cleanup took up to five hours. This comes after many say they had great sales, despite frigid weather all week long.

General Manager, Ron Jeffries, says it wasn't a record breaking year, but still very successful. He says the weather did impact ticket sales but most likely from a local standpoint.

One vendor says she's bummed it's already over.

"There's such a build up, everybody is game and on board to have some fun," said Ashlee Miller. "And then the day after everybody's tearing down and you have to do all that work to load it back up, it's just not a day I look forward to."

The Stock Show was a week later this year than past years, Jeffries says this may have had an impact on attendance because it's the start of calving season for some ranchers.

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