South Dakota’s Great Places: Wheel Jam

PIERRE, S.D. – Thousands of wheels and thousands of watts of horsepower make up one of South Dakota’s most powerful events. People come from across the nation to participate in Huron’s Wheel Jam, a celebration of cars, semi-trucks, and motorcycles.

Located at the South Dakota Fairgrounds in Huron, Wheel Jam is a haven for vehicle enthusiasts. The three day event will take place June 3-5, 2011. Attendees will enjoy a dynamic engine semi-truck brake competition, classic car showcase, motorcycle burn-out, vehicle parade, car audio competition, and at night a semi-truck light show. Wheel Jam concludes with an award ceremony for the different competitions throughout the event.

In addition to all of the wheels and vehicle enthusiasts, Wheel Jam also provides entertainment for the entire family. There is live music, including a battle of the bands, a poker run, various street vendors, homemade chili challenge, farmers market, and the Original South Dakota BBQ Championships which features a public tasting.

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— From a South Dakota Department of Tourism news release.

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Great Faces. Great Places.

South Dakota is an incredibly unique state in that each region offers a completely different experience then the others. Check out each of the regions to see what each has to offer!


Western South Dakota

Featuring the Black Hills, Badlands, the Sturgis Rally. This region tends to be the most popular.


This region of South Dakota offers some of the best hunting and fishing in the entire central US. 

Eastern Region

The eastern region is home to the largest city in the state and provides visitors with a true "prairie" experience.