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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Wessington Fun Days 2015:

 Saturday, July 18! 


6:30 to 9:30 am Breakfast Brunch at the American Legion                     Pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice, water 

7:00 to 8:00 am Fun walk/run.  Register at the Legion Hall. 

8:00 am  Co-ed Softball tournament.Games will run from Saturday until Sunday. Contact Rick Prentice at 605-354-2916.  Wolsey/Wessington Wrestling Club will run the concessions 

9:00 am to 2:00 pm Wessington Public Library Display                           Historical places in South Dakota will be displayed from the Heritage              Society

10:30 to 11:30 am Parade on Main Street. “Summertime Fun” is this year’s parade theme.  Honoring this year’s Parade Marshalls, the Wessington Quilters “Quilting for the Troops.”  

11:00 am to 1:00 pm Lunch Special at CenexWalking Tacos, can of pop 

11:00 am to 2:00 pm Sunset Bar & Grill Lunch SpecialBrats, sliders and special drinks

11:30 am to 1:00 pm R & B:  Root Beer floats for .25 cents

11:30 am to 5:00 pm  FUN CARNIVAL ON MAINSTREET.  Check out all the fun booths set up on Main.  Announcement of the winners for the Best Community Garden Art display will follow after the parade.  Sponsored by Heartland State Bank

 2:00 to 4:00 pm  Pie and Chili Contest Deadline to enter Pie and Chili contest is at 2.  Rules are posted at R&B Food Center and under the Events tab. 

5:00 pm  Chili Feed at the WEDC Activity Center

Free-will offering will benefit the Wessington Public Library 

5:00 pm   Bean Bag toss tournament at the Softball Field Cash prizes will be given to the winners.  12 yrs. old and under play for FREE; 13 yrs. old to adults is $5.00 per person. Proceeds benefit the GYM. 

Sponsored by:  The Wessington Economic Development Corporation

Parade theme: Summertime Fun! 

Summertime Fun at Wessington Fun Day! 

by Kaye Waugh, VP Wessington Economic Development Corp.

Summer is just around the corner and along with the heat (and bugs!) are activities we can do to enjoy the great outdoors.  What better way to launch the perfect summer time fun activity than with a carnival on Main Street Wessington?  There’s even a rumor about a street dance happening in the evening.  More details will follow.

This year’s Wessington Fun Day will be on the 18th of July.  One of the highlights of our activities is our annual Parade on Main Street sponsored by the Wessington Economic Development Corporation.  For this year’s Parade Marshalls, WEDC board members are proud to have chosen Wessington’s “QUILTING FOR THE TROOPS”.  This very special group of hard working, compassionate and talented quilters consists of Rita Matthews, Betty Davis, Marlys Bonebright, Donna Runge, Donna Noyes, Edna Wuestewald, Bonnie Runge and Deann Rowen.  The quilters have been quilting as a group for 11 years and have sent or donated over 1,200 quilts to the military bases around the world with special focus on our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  In addition to the military troops, these famous quilts have also warmed the homes of those in poor health in the community.

Fun activities start at 6:30 in the morning with a Breakfast Brunch of pancakes, eggs, sausages, coffee and juice, at the American Legion; followed by a fun walk/ run (in case you need to burn off those extra piles of pancakes) at 7:30; a Co-ed softball tournament will run all day until Sunday.  Lunch specials are available at Cenex and Sunset Bar & Grill.  .25 cents Root Beer floats are available at R & B Food Center.  The Parade on Main Street starts at 10:30 with this year’s theme of “Summer Time Fun!”  Check out our Fun Carnival also happening on Main.  Entries to our well-known homemade Chili and Pie Contest begin at 2:00 PM and the feed is at 5:00 PM.  A free-will offering benefits the Wessington Public Library.  The bean bag toss tournament starts at 5:00 PM at the softball field.  Prizes will be given to the winners, proceeds for the game benefits the Community Gym. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the fun.


Pool hours are 1-5 pm; 7-9 pm daily.


Swimming lessons will be held at the Wessington Pool on June 22-26th. If you are interested, please contact Bridget at 350-8546 as soon as possible.  

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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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