Black Hills Stock Show in the books after first year in The Summit Arena
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo is now in the rear-view mirror.
As clean-up crews work in and around the facility 24/7 to remove all the dirt and debris, Executive Director for The Monument, Craig Baltzer, says he’s noticing upward trends in several categories.
“Everybody was working together really, really well to make this year the biggest and best ever,” Baltzer said. “Everything from the marketing to the weather was very helpful this year. Some excitement over the new arena helped create some of that excitement. So, yeah I think we had one of the best historical years ever in the building. I’m pretty sure it broke every record.”
Planning for next year’s event is already underway. Stock Show General Manager Ron Jeffries has plans to meet with staff at The Monument about how the event went this year.
“The planning takes place the entire time we’re doing the show,” Jeffries said. “Now, my staff will take a couple of days to catch their breath. We’ve got events starting back out here this weekend. The Monument has events again this weekend as well, so everyone’s going to be busy. But we’ll all do a recap meeting where we can go over everything we saw and how we can make improvements for next year”
Events at The Monument are scheduled to resume this week with the Rapid City Rush returning from an extended road trip.