Building a Vibrant Community

Wessington is a beautiful, rural community located in east-central South Dakota. Our residents enjoy a wonderful quality of life as well as a rich proud history dating back to America's Pioneer Days. Plentiful pheasant hunting, productive farmland, and the peaceful rolling Wessington Hills are among the notable resources of the Wessington area.  Wessington offers countless opportunities for small business and commercial investment. The Wessington Economic Development Corporation strengthens the economic climate through business leadership that fosters community prosperity. Wessington, South Dakota, USA!

Wessington Fun Days July 15, 2017 Link

Wessington Fun Days July 15, 2017

Sponsored by Wessington Economic Development

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6:30 to 9:30 AM Breakfast Brunch at American Legion Hall

**Pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice**

8:30 to 9:30 AM All Ages 2.5K Color Run/Walk – Registration starts at 8:00 AM at the Legion Hall. Bike/strollers, walkers/runners welcome! All participants will receive a t-shirt! Free will donation to benefit the Wessington Swimming Pool.

9:30 AM Co-ed softball tournament. Call Larry Greff @ 458-2289 to sign up a team. Tournament finished on Sunday starting at 12:30.

10:00 AM Open Entry Parade on Main Street. This year’s parade Marshall are Korean War Vets! This year’s theme: “Hooray for the USA”! Registration atFarmland Building Supply.

“Crusin’ Main” Car Show registration following the parade and all entries welcometo join the parade!

$.25 cent root beer floats at R&B Food Center following the parade.

11:00 AM

* “Junk in the Gym” flea market held at the Wessington Community Center. To reserve

a table contact Betty @ 458-2345 or Julie @ 354-4885. Bars for sale by Wolsey/Wessington Music Parents.

* Sunset Bar meal special: BBQ or large hot dog, chips, and pop for $4.00.

* Cenex meal special: Walking taco and pop for $5.00.

* Indian tacos for sale on Main Street served by the Catholic Altar Society.

* Come join the fun at the pool following the parade!

* Kid Carnival fun at the park (sponsored by the Wessington/Wolsey Music Parents) Buy a $10.00 wristbands to play all day and a have free pass to the pool.

* Concessions in the park all day.

* Mini donuts, cotton candy and snowcones on Main Street.

12:00 – 2:00 PM “Cruisin’ Main” Car Show – Cars, Trucks, Tractors, Motorcycles Contact Mary at 458-2359

2:30 PM Wessington’s Gelatin Eating Contest: Jell-O fans of all ages are encouraged to join usfor this prestigious contest. Be the first to finish a bowl of Jell-O and whipped cream – WITHOUT using your hands! Prizes awarded for winners in each category. Limit 10 to a category. Sign up before the contest on Main Street with  Lana Eichstadt. Categories: Ages 7-10; Ages 11-16; Ages 17-54; Ages 55 & up.

Wessington’s Hay Bale Rolling Contest (following the Gelatin Eating Contest on Main Street). Earn the title of Wessington’s Most Talented Bale Rolling Team! Teams of three (16 years of age and up) will be timed rolling a hay bale through an obstacle course. The fastest team will win Wessington Bucks. Please sign up with Lana Eichstadt with your team name prior to the contest. Bring your own gloves!

2:00 PM Deadline to enter pie and chili contest. Rules are posted at R & B Food Center or at Bring entries to the WEDC Sunshine Activity Center. No entries accepted after 2:00 PM. Judging will be from 2-4: open to the public at 4 PM.

Rules: Pie and chili entries are needed for the 2017 Annual Wessington Fun Days Pie and Chili Contest. The contest will be held on July 15 at the WEDC Sunshine Activity Center.

Entrants should bring pie and chili entries at the WEDC Sunshine Activity Center (former Concordia Lutheran Church) on or before 2 pm. No entries accepted after 2 PM. The pie categories are as follows: a Singled-Crusted Pie, a Double-Crusted Pie, and a Cream Pie. All crusts must be homemade and a recipe must be included.

Pots of chili are accepted and a recipe must accompany the entry. There is limited refrigerator space for pies that require preservation; please bring your own cooler. Winners are awarded Wessington Bucks. The WEDC Sunshine Activity Center will be closed during judging. Judging will begin after the parade and will open to public at4 PM. The annual Chili and Pie Feed will begin at 4 PM at the WEDC Sunshine Activity Center. A freewill offering will benefit the Wessington Library. Any questions, please contact Donna Runge.

4:00 PM Chili and Pie Feed at the WEDC Activity Center. Free will offering to benefit the Wessington Public Library.

Miller/Wessington Outlaws Amateur Baseball

Bean bag toss tournament will be held at the tennis courts following the baseball game. Cash prizes will be given to the winners. 12 years old and under play for FREE; 13 years old to adults is $5.00 per person.

8:00PM – 12:00 Midnight Street dance featuring “Black Water Band”. Admission will be $10.00 per person.

Please Read: ATV’s, scooters, golf carts, etc. are motorized vehicles that are meant to be used Off –road. By law, one must have a valid driver’s license to drive an ATV and those riders or drivers under the age of sixteen must wear a helmet. Do not carry passengers unless you have seat belts or safety gear for them. All children on or near these off road vehicles MUST BE supervised by parents at all times. Those driving intoxicated or under the influence of any drug or narcotic will be arrested per South Dakota laws. Slow down, drive responsibly, reduce speed, and follow the laws. Children should not be driving any of these vehicles. Speed limits will be enforced in town at 20 mph. If you see someone not following these safety rules, please call law enforcement immediately!


Wessington Library: Summer reading begins Wednesday, June 14 at 3:30 pm. Story time includes making a craft! In addition, the library will be hosting First Lady of SD, Linda Daugaard, on June 21 at 3:30 pm to read a few stories! All ages are welcome.

Enjoy the Wessington Swimming Pool! $60 for family pass $40 single pass $2 daily pass. (605) 458-2264
Hours 1-5; 7-9 every day weather permits. 

We will continuously update this website with the latest information so that you are always up- to- date with all our activities, new initiatives & offerings. See you in Wessington! Building a vibrant community!

Wessington Economic Development Corporation with South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Jaspers, at the annual meeting in March, 2017.
Dates of Importance: 

July 15, 2017 Wessington’s Fun Days, parade, car show, street dance, children’s games, pie and chili feed and contest, and much more!

December 9, 2017 Wessington’s Santa Fun Day, parade of lights, Santa, chili feed

See past and upcoming events on the events tabs! 

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Please note: Wessington, South Dakota, and Wessington SPRINGS, South Dakota, are two different towns. Often times the media or uneducated folks confuse the two. We forgive you, but let’s clear up the confusion. Wessington, SD, is its own separate entity. We welcome you for a visit and this should help you remember to separate the two. 

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