The Chip’s Daily Event Schedule
The Chip’s Daily Schedule has Sturgis events from midget bowling to a comedy club, a tattoo café to specialty motorcycle rides and bike shows, from rope swing contests at Bikini Beach to 12 full nights of live music at the Best Party Anywhere! You won’t want to miss a single event during this August music festival, and there are many. Check out the Chip’s Daily Schedule and find out what Sturgis event is going on where and when so you can be there to make some great once-in-a-lifetime memories!
Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes
The Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes – This ultimate Sturgis contest and motorcycle sweepstakes gives away a custom Victory motorcycle and matching Epiphone guitar during the annual August music Festival. Imagine riding home on the back of a motorcycle unlike any other just for entering the Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes for your chance to win! Free to Enter and no purchase necessary.
Biker Belles - This Legendary Buffalo Chip premiere event, presented by Harley-Davidson, celebrates women riders everywhere and gives them the opportunity to ride together. The event features a symposium of leading women in the industry and a beautiful August ride through the Black Hills.
Legends Ride - This annual ride brings together anyone who loves riding and alongside celebrities to support local charities. The ride travels from Historic Deadwood, through the beautiful Black Hill to the Legendary Buffalo Chip. Proceeds from the ride go to benefit the Black Hills Special Olympics and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. Celebrities that have made appearances on this ride in the past include Steven Tyler from Aerosmith, Neil Schon of the rock band Journey, stunt daredevil Robbie Knieval, the Ness family just to name a few.
Motorcycles As Art - The Motorcycles as Art exhibit is an annual revolving Buffalo Chip motorcycle show and specialty exhibit curated by motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter. The exhibit is displayed each year in the 7,000 square foot Lichter Exhibition Hall during the Buffalo Chip’s annual August music festival. The Motorcycles as Art has become a highly celebrated sturgis event.
Student Build Challenge – The Student Build challenge works to equip students with knowledge and experience through a unique motorcycle mentorship program chopper class. Students from Sturgis Brown High School work on building a custom motorcycle, which is then auctioned off during the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally and August music festival in support of the Legends Ride.
Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show - Do you have a unique bike that you think is worthy of recognition? Enter it into the oldest and most prestigious bike show in existence and your motorcycle could win! Bikes from some of the best bike builders in the world are pitted against each other in this custom bike show that takes place at the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip during the Chip’s August music festival.
2013 Friday Fest - The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling just got bigger with the addition of Friday Fest at The Chip™. Aug. 2, starting at 2 pm, The Chip™ kicks the 2013 Sturgis Rally off right with seven amped up bands, sexy dance troupes, knockout bikini models and free tailgate beer until the kegs run dry, all on the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage!
Beauty and the Beast Bike Build Off - What do you get when you combine irresistibly hot women covered only by acrylic paint with some of the country’s most impressive custom bikes? The Beauty and the Beast Buffalo Chip Bike Build, that’s what! The allure of this brand new Sturgis contest is sure to have Rally-goers hightailing it to the free CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip® on Thursday, Aug. 8.
Seperately Ticketed Events
Zip the Chip Zip Line – You can take a ride down one of the most exciting Sturgis events during the motorcycle rally, the zip line at the Buffalo Chip, soaring high above the packed Wolfman Jack Amphitheater on any night of the 9 nights of live music. Get a birds eye view of your favorite band, fly over the August music festival crowd with a view that is only for the bravest souls!
Pro Hill Climb - Are hill climb motorcycles more your thing? Imagine feeling the wind push against you as you open the throttle on your bike and race up the hill as fast you can like the Nitro National Pro Hill Climbers do. Get your blood pumping, check out the hill climb at the Buffalo Chip’s sports complex for the two days of the Sturgis hill climb events at the Legendary Buffalo Chip.
Guns of Freedom - Ever wanted to see and feel what it was like to shoot a military grade machine gun? Now’s your chance at the shooting event of the century at the Buffalo Chip Shooting Range. You will also be able to get the training required to obtain a 35 state concealed carry permit.
Wall of Death - Don’t miss the death defying stunt man from Daredevils Unlimited/American Hellriders, showing off his tricks on the back of his motorcycle, at the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip. Experience the thrills, chills, and spills and maybe even some doctor bills at this show that takes place within a large wooden barrel as part of the Buffalo Chip’s August music festival events!
Husker Helicopter - See the Buffalo Chip like no one else, from high above the campground. Take a ride in a helicopter around the campground and get an aerial view of the party and where you’re staying from inside this state of the art Eurocopter from Columbus, Nebraska.
Monster Truck Rides - The opportunity to see the Legendary Buffalo Chip from a view unlike any other. Ride around the campground from inside the bed of a Monster Truck, sitting 10 feet above the ground with a 1500 Horsepower engine roaring and hard rock music blaring for everyone to see you coming!
Buffalo Chip Sturgis Events
Midget Bowling - This one of a kind event, like you’ve never experienced before, can only be found at the Buffalo Chip during its August music festival. You’ve bowled a bowling ball before but have you ever bowled a midget? Well now’s your chance. If you take part in this legendary bowling experience you can take your turn tossing Short Sleeved Sampson down the greased up lane to bowl a strike!
Lingerie for Life – This unique auction of bras on live models is held each night, auctioning off specially made bras that are worn by bartenders at the Buffalo Chip during the August music festival. Proceeds from the unique bras go towards helping cancer awareness.
Rolling Sturgis - Roller Derby is one of the nation’s fastest growing sports and the Legendary Buffalo Chip has caught the fever with these popular Sturgis events. Check out the sexy roller derby athletes as they perform each day at the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip. You will not want to miss this adrenaline filled show!
Fan Fest – This party is for you this August. You mean the world to us and to say thank you, the Buffalo Chip with guest host Iron Cowgirl Missy throws this party as a way for all of our social media and real life fans to hang out together and be treated to live music, free swag products, and games. Don’t miss Fan Fest, the Best Party Anywhere for the Best Fans Anywhere.
Rhythm Rockers – The Rhythm Rockers are spicing things up during this August music festival with their sexy and sultry dance troupe. Don’t miss their daily performances at the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip. These girls are not worth missing so head on over and watch their sexy performances!
Karaoke – You’ve grown up listening to and memorizing all the words to your favorite songs. You know the words better than you know your family’s birthdays. You’ve practiced in front of the mirror. Well now’s your chance to do it in a fun, relaxed atmosphere for real at the Bikini Beach during the Sturgis motorcycle rally
Budweiser Clydesdales – There’s something special, almost magical, happening at the Legendary Buffalo Chip this year. It’s something that most people only get a chance to experience on TV, in commercials or in movies.
Chili Cook-Off – Satisfy your hunger and support a great cause at the 1st annual “Chipster Thundering Buffalo Chili Cook-Off.” This fundraiser for the Meals on Wheels program of Western South Dakota Senior Services is just one of many exciting events taking place during the 1st annual Buffalo Chip Outdoor Rendezvous just prior to the Sturgis Rally.
BBQ Competition – Calling all pitmasters and barbecue buffs to the first annual Outdoor Rendezvous BBQ Competition at the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip! Whether your preference is sweet, smoky, spicy or savory, this free event, sponsored by the South Dakota Beef Industry Council, is sure to satisfy. The Outdoor Rendezvous BBQ Competition takes place just prior to the start of the 2013 Sturgis Rally, on Sunday, Aug. 4 from 9 am to 4 pm on the East side of the Sturgis campground facility.
Pat Flanigan Shooting Exhibition– Patrick Flanigan is sure to wow South Dakota gun enthusiasts when he steps into the spotlight during the 1st annual Buffalo Chip Outdoor Rendezvous. Flanigan is an eight-time world record holder in extreme shooting, and on Sunday, Aug. 4, crowds at the Sturgis campground will come to understand why. Don’t miss Flanigan give his mind-blowing shooting exhibition during this free outdoor expo at 5:30 pm
Freedom Celebration - For 25 years, the Legendary Buffalo Chip has been home to the largest Freedom Celebration during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally that features various events such as the raising of a 30’x58’ 60 pound flag at the entrance of a campground and the honoring of military on the Wolfman Jack stage before the Sturgis rally headline concert takes the stage.
The celebration is a spectacular show of appreciation that has involved concert artists such as Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, activities such as gun salutes, parachuters, jet fly overs and has celebrated charity support from the likes of the Bob Woodruff Foundation and others. Even presidential candidate John McCain has attended.
Battle Field Cross, Field of Flags – The Field of Flags, a field of nearly 1,000 flags, stands majestically around the Battlefield Cross and in front of the Veterans Memorial Wall paying tribute to the military currently serving our country. The flags can be seen fluttering in the wind daily.
American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall - The American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Wall is set up each year during the August music festival and motorcycle rally as a veteran’s tribute to honor those that have fallen in the line of duty. The memorial wall sits amidst the Buffalo Chips Field of Flags and Battlefield Cross and is engraved with the names of those that have fallen.
Sturgis Buffalo Chip Contests
Rock the Holidays sweepstakes - Celebrate your holiday season with an unforgettable gift. Enter the Rock the Holidays Guitar Sweepstakes for your chance to win a Woody Signature Epiphone Coronet™ guitar autographed by 2013 Sturgis Buffalo Chip® performers Filter, Fuel, and Alien Ant Farm!
Miss Buffalo Chip Contest - What goes better with motorcycles than hot, sexy Sturgis girls? Nothing. Which is why The Legendary Buffalo Chip hosts the Miss Buffalo Chip contest. One of the most anticipated nightly Sturgis events brings sexy women from all around the country out on stage at the Best Party Anywhere to compete to be recognized as one of the hottest Sturgis girls ever. Only one can win, so 20 girls show off their stuff on stage three times a night throughout the bike rally week at the Buffalo Chip.
Guess the Band Contest - Take your chances at guessing who will be the next big act to perform at the Legendary Buffalo Chip’s August music festival for a chance to win an opportunity to meet the stars. At the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling and the premier location for Sturgis Rally Concerts you know that whoever shows up will be epic, so start guessing now.
Chip Shots Photo Contest - With so much going on, Sturgis photos are being taken at every turn, and Sturgis Rally goers have a chance to win big just for sending the Sturgis Buffalo Chip the best photos from their collection! Check out the Chip Shots Photo Contest for your chance to win everything from Legendary Buffalo Chip swag to a custom Epiphone guitar and your chance to be featured in the Buffalo Chip Gazette magazine.
Top Model Search - Sturgis girls help make the rally what it is and the Legendary Buffalo Chip is on the hunt for the perfect Sturgis girl to represent the Buffalo Chip. The Poster Model Search begins at the beginning of each calendar year and the girl that wins will be the face of the Buffalo Chip, appearing on everything from posters to billboards.
Minute to Win It - Every year locals compete in the popular Minute to Win It and earn some passes to the Legendary Buffalo Chip, the premiere location for Sturgis rally concerts and Sturgis events. The game takes place at local bars throughout the Black Hills.
LED Bike Show - For those who have an affinity for LED lights on motorcycles, the Sturgis bike show events at the Buffalo Chip offer a chance to not only show off the flashy bike in the only Sturgis bike show of its kind, but additionally offers a chance to win prizes for doing so. Enter your bike in this unique one of a kind bike show.
Sturgis Beer Belly Contest - Beer Bellies weren’t developed in a day, but it only takes a few moments to win a Beer Belly contest at The Chip™, and now’s your chance to do just that during the Sturgis motorcycle rally. Show your buddies that you are the biggest beer connoisseur alive and that you have the biggest or most unique beer belly gut to prove that!
Beers and Burps Contest - Let’s face it, winning this Sturgis contest may not impress the girls, but then again, you never know. One thing it will do though, is get you a FREE beer. The question is how loud can you blast a burp out, in exchange, while still keeping the important stuff down? It’s worth a free beer to try isn’t it?
Loudest Pipes Contest - What’s that sound? It’s you, throttling up at the Loudest Pipes Contest during the Sturgis Fan Fest events at the Chip™. Throttle up. Wait for the competition to do the same. Then do it again. Wait for the audience vote. Win. Seem simple? It is.
Homemade Bikini Contest - Break out the caution tape, bandanas, coconut shells, and beer cans and get ready to come up with creative ways to cover up your skin in the Legendary Buffalo Chip’s Homemade Bikini Contest at the Bikini Beach. The Homemade Bikini contest is the only contest of its kind during the 2013 Sturgis week and it is open to any of the sexy girls of Sturgis looking to have fun, be creative and strut their stuff.
Ultimate Rope Swing Contest - The hottest party during the Sturgis rally just got a little bit cooler. The Legendary Buffalo Chip’s Bikini Beach, one of the hottest spots for showing off your body and style, is introduced a little competitive fun with the Ultimate Rope Swing Contest. Bikini Beach offers up fun and entertainment for campers who are looking to lounge around and rest up from the night before, or who want to jump right in and start The Best Party Anywhere with a big splash! Who needs a pool with a water slide when you have a beautifully landscaped outdoor pond with a rope swing and wildly fun entertainment?
Ultimate Burnout Contest - Join the world’s top custom bike builders and moto-celebrities as they battle for the coveted title of Burnout King of Sturgis at the Buffalo Chip’s Ultimate Burnout Contest. This challenge pits 12 competitors in one of the most unique motorcycle stunts of its kind—a fierce, tournament-style stationary drag race to 5th gear.