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!

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Wesssington Fun Days!

JULY 16, 2016

Car/tractor/motorcycle show, parade, salute to WWII vets, food, street dance, Color Run, pie/chili contest, JUNK in the GYM event, etc.

Wessington Fun Day       July 16, 2016

Sponsored by Wessington Economic Development Corporation

Web address: or visit us on Facebook@Wessington,SouthDakota 

          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.          

          10:00 AM     Open Entry Parade on Main Street.  This year’s parade Marshall is World War II Vets!  This year’s theme:  “Hooray for the USA”!  Registration at  Farmland Building Supply or call “Lana @ 605-354-3589 or Patty @ 605-354-2084

12:00 – 2:00 PM   “Cruisin’ Main” Car Show registration following the parade and all entries welcome to join the parade! 

11:00 AM

* “Junk in the Gym” flee market held at the Wessington Community Center.  To reserve a table contact Betty @ 458-2345 or Julie @ 354-4885

*   Sunset Bar meal special:    Briquette, Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans

                 *   Cenex meal special:  Walking Taco and Pop $5.00         *   Come join the fun at the pool following the parade!

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

            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. 

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

          5:00 PM     Bean bag toss tournament will be held at the tennis courts.  Cash prizes will be given to the winners.  12 year old and under play for FREE; 13 years old to adults is $5.00 per person.    

          8:00 – 12:30 PM   Street dance featuring “Something New” playing music from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s!  No coolers allowed!

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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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