Bear Butte Gardens

Bear Butte Gardens Harvest Festival 2021

We held a super fun Harvest Festival here at Bear Butte Gardens on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021!


  • Single Release Party for the song “Pass Me a Light” by the band “Beneath the Skey Down Yonder"
  • Several local harvest vendors
  • Three different musical perfomers
  • Great food and beer
  • Fun Activities

Here is a review of this event by Midwestern Scout:

Event Review Article by Midwestern Scout

Photos from the event...

Live Music

4:00 pm - Blind Bard

Blind Bard is made up of singer-songwriter AJ Beaird of Eugene, OR. Writing and performing for the better part of 15 years under various projects, Blind Bard is the vehicle by which AJ wants to instill hope and inspire others to dream big!

Blind Bard - Nature Boy

5:00 pm - Lacy Nelson

Lacy is a ranch-raised Wyoming native who writes and performs her original music with western flair and prairie charm. Musical from a young age, Lacy is a self-taught guitarist and natural poet. Her songs tell stories of a rural lifestyle, written from the perspective of a young woman spending her days on the range and nights on a stage.

Lacy Nelson at Wyoming Singer-Songwriter Competition 2018

6:00 pm - Beneath The Sky Down Yonder

"Beneath the Sky Down Yonder" is a Rock N' Roll/Crossroads Blues group specializing in writing unique original songs with infectious melody lines. BTSDY brings a mix of original and cover tunes to live performances emphasizing improvisation and fun.

Beneath the Sky Down Yonder - The Neighbors

This event was also a single release party for Beneath the Sky Down Yonder's original song “Pass Me a Light!” 

Here they are performing this song at the festival:

Harvest Market Vendors

AJ Farms

AJ Farms 605 is a small family run farm in Belle Fourche, SD. We provide farm fresh chicken eggs and produce to our Black Hills Community. Our chickens are 100% free range and naturally nested. Our produce is grown naturally with no chemicals.

Cox’s Farm Stand

Cox's Farm Stand is a proud Veteran owned and operated business by being a Homegrown by Heroes certified producer. The farm is located in Vale, South Dakota and farm stand being located within the Rushmore Mall in Rapid City, South Dakota. On the farm Cox's Farm Stand grows multiple varieties of fruits and vegetables, but to name a few, tomatoes, sweet corn, and watermelons. Here at Cox's Farm Stand we want to support a healthier community through partnerships, educational programming, and support local foods. Our farm practices and products are healthy for us and the community. Local supporting Local. Producer supporting Producer. South Dakota supporting South Dakota.

Sunrise Hives

Sunrise Hives is a family owned and operated apiary located in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.

The Crowley’s take pride in producing 100% raw-unfiltered honey. They hand bottle at their shop located in Spearfish, South Dakota. Here, they also produce their All-Natural Body Products and 100% Pure Beeswax Candles. Every product is hand poured, hand labeled, and produced in small batches insuring consistency and quality with every batch. Sunrise Hives use 100% all-natural ingredients that are, when possible, organic or wildcrafted from sustainable sources, no preservatives or artificial ingredients EVER!

White Canvas Studio

We specialize in custom projects, offer art classes & parties, and sell locally made or crafted artworks & other handmade items.

The Farm Stand at Bear Butte Gardens

Our year-round Farm Stand was open with products from about 40 local gardeners, farmers, and ranchers!

… and more!

Food and Beverages

Bear Butte Gardens

The Kitchen at Bear Butte Gardens was open! Chef Travis B cooked up some special goodies.

Sturgis Brewing Company

Our good friends at Sturgis Brewing provided a few kegs of their special brews for this event!


  • Live Music
  • Great Food & Beer
  • Vendor Products for Sale
  • Petting Zoo (lambs and goats)
  • Star Gazing (“nice” telescopes, etc.)
  • Cornhole

Event Hosts & Sponsors