Sturgis Motorcycle Rally vendors scramble to catch up after forced delay
STURGIS, S.D. — The 80th Sturgis Rally is still more than a month away, it starts August 7.
But because the green light for this rally came late, vendors are still trying to figure out if they’ll be able to land a spot to set up.
This affects not only the vendors, but also that venues that rent out their space. The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum usually has space for between six and twelve vendors.
But because vendors were forced to delay their plans or whether to come this year, the museum says it still has space available.
Emma Garvin, Executive Director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, said “I think the fact that our museum is right on the corner of legendary main street and junction works to our advantage. Absolutely, we’re right in the heart of all that rally action. And so it is an awesome spot for vendors to be. We don’t have a ton of space, but we will I’m sure sell out our vendors spaces that we have available before the rally for sure.”
The museum recently sent a release notifying vendors that it had available space.
Meanwhile, vendor and sales tax licenses must still be purchased separately through the City of Sturgis.