Deadweird in Deadwood, South Dakota

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October 31, 2014

FANTASTIC COSTUMES FROM DEADWEIRD 2013! Thanks to all who participated!

 Make plans for the second annual Monster Ball on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, with a live band, dancing and prizes; and the annual Costume Contest with more than $8,000 in cash and prizes for the best costumes on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Both of these events are FREE, so come in costume or just come to watch - it is quite the sight!

2013 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 25, 2013   


7p.m. - 10p.m.


The Monster Ball at the Four Aces  on Deadwood's Main Street. 


Saturday, October 26, 2013


6p.m. - 9p.m.


The Costume Contest, with the winners being announced at 10 p.m. Music and dancing will take place during this time as well. This year's event will again be held at the Franklin Hotel. 



Also take in some of the spirited tours October 17-19 and 24-26: Spirited Tours offer a view of some of Deadwood’s darker stories told in the beautifully-restored Adams House Victorian mansion. These spooky Halloween tours are offered at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. on October 17 – 19 and 24 – 26. Call 605.578.3724 for reservations and price.

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2012 Winners:

First Place Second Place  
Third Place Fourth Place  

Deadweird 2011 saw more than 400 participants in the costume contest - and hundreds more that came to partake in festivities! Another great Saturday night in Deadwood!

2011 Winners
1st: Rob and Lisa Leonard, Lead, S.D. -"Swamp People"
2nd: Luke Neville - BumbleBee Transformer
3rd: Brad McCann & Katie Johnston, Cottonwood, S.D.: "Souvenirs"
Scariest: Sandi May, Kyle, S.D., "Pumpkin Massacre"
Best Group: Diane Percevich and crew from the northern Black Hills: Tribe
Funniest: Benita Hansen - "The Lost Puppy"
2010 Winners

1st: Patty Karas, Whitewood, S.D., "Marie Antoinette"
2nd: The Lego Crew from Casper, WY
3rd: Rob and Lisa Leonard, Lead, S.D., "PumpKin King & Queen"
Best Group: The Chilean miners from Rapid City, S.D.
Scariest: Mike Dowding, Rapid City, S.D., "Conjoined"
Funniest: Michelle and Tony Schaffer and crew from Bismarck, N.D., "The Bismarck Cave People"


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