Second annual Chinook Days festival a great success

SPEARFISH, S.D. — The second annual Chinook Days festival has come to a fiery end…and it was a great success.

The festival ended Saturday with a mix of winter games, music, and a community bonfire at the lookout amphitheater. Brothers John and Patrick Williams coordinated the festival as an opportunity to celebrate a world record and highlight all Spearfish has to offer.

“We figured that a world record historical event was a good reason to throw a party and celebrate the community. So, we feel like it’s a great time of the year, even in the middle of the winter to get out, enjoy the community, enjoy the people and have a good time,” John said.


Patrick and John Williams

“Come out and enjoy Spearfish and enjoy this unique record that we have held for 78 years now, and hopefully continue to mostly likely hold for a long time into the future,” Patrick added.

To kick the party off, a flaming spear was thrown through a statue of a fish, under supervision of the local fire department. Most of the events of the week were well attended, as most were outdoors and allowed for social distancing.

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