Hold Onto Your Handlebars as These Events Take You On One Heck of a Ride!


Sturgis Buffalo Chip Event Lineup

If you’re looking for an authentic experience, look no further than the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®! In addition to powerful performances from world-class musicians, you’ll discover a wide array of unruly racing, crazy contests, badass bike shows, legendary rides, thrilling exhibits, insane stunts and many motorcycle events you probably didn’t even know existed. The jam-packed schedule of outrageous Chip events practically runs around the clock, and there is truly something for everyone!

Chip Daily Schedule
Check out the Chip’s daily schedule to see the full lineup of events the Best Party Anywhere has in store for you. You can easily plan your vacation by filtering your search by date, location and event type. Don’t find out about the fun after it’s already happened; check out the schedule so you can make your plans and get in on the Authentic Sturgis Buffalo Chip Experience!

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World-Class Concerts
Experience absolute euphoria as you’re hit with a wave of sound from the world’s most legendary performers in the Buffalo Chip’s natural outdoor amphitheater. Nearly 50 bands rock the Chip each year, and the party just keeps gets bigger and better! If you want to see superstars the likes of Kid Rock, Aerosmith, Florida Georgia Line, The Allman Brothers, Ozzy Osbourne and Bob Dylan, there’s no better place than the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®. 

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Races Like No Other
See why the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Moto Stampede has quickly become the epicenter of rally racing events. There’s racing, and then there’s the Moto Stampede: A racing series like no other the world has ever seen combined with world class concerts at The Chip! This annual race series at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip couples multiple days and disciplines of races with world-class concerts like Ozzy Osbourne and Shinedown in the Legendary Buffalo Chip amphitheater. Show up and be part of AMA PRO sanctioned American Flat Track races, Street Drag Invitational races, AMA Supermoto races, RSD Super Hooligan races, Dirt Riot Off-Road Races, momentous bike shows and more!

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Legendary Rides
There’s nothing more powerful, unifying and exhilarating than rumbling down the road with hundreds of fellow riders. The world has millions of miles of roads to explore, but riders looking for unrivaled camaraderie as well as twists and turns, breathtaking vistas, and fun pit stops find some of the most spectacular rides in the Black Hills of South Dakota. So if your headed to the Hills this August, let the Buffalo Chip be your guide to the best rides near Sturgis, SD! 

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Badass Bike Shows
Whether you like ‘em chopped, bobbed, stretched or souped up, the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip® is the place to see the baddest bikes in Sturgis, SD. Ride into this two (and sometimes three) wheeled wonderland to display your custom creation, or walk through and ogle some of the world’s most magnificent machines during the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s many distinctive custom bike shows.

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CrossRoads Events
Meet up with your friends and experience the best of the Rally's free motorcycle, music, and freedom-oriented events and attractions! Shop dozens of unique vendors, compete in crazy contests, witness insane motorcycle stunts or just kick back with some cold ones and watch the jam-packed lineup concerts of entertainment on the CrossRoads Stage. The fact is, there are so many brain-checking activities going on at the CrossRoads that you might leave asking yourself, “Did that just happen?!”

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The Wild Gypsy Tour
The Wild Gypsy Tour is an exclusive women’s-only motorcycle campout created for women, by women. After their first successful run in 2017, the Wild Gypsies return to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in 2019 for a moto culture event like no other–a festival that combines the freedom of the past with the untapped spirit of the future. Be a part of this original experience that unites women from all corners of the globe with the common desire to ride, live, learn, and have fun®!

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Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway
J&P Cycles and GEICO teamed up and transformed a 2018 Indian Scout Sixty motorcycle into a custom that will be given away on the Buffalo Chip main stage after bangin’ handle bars in the Hooligan Races.

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Military Tributes
The Chip’s Military Tribute Day gives you the chance to experience a variety of powerful presentations, moving events and inspiring performances, all specifically designed to recognize those who have selflessly served and, in some instances, lost their lives. 

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Motorcycles as Art
Experience the creativity, spirit and personal expression of motorcycle history and culture by visiting the Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycles as Art Exhibition. Get an up-close look at the work of some of the industry’s most influential master builders and artists during this internationally renowned exhibit curated by famed motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter.

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World Champion Knife & Ax Throwers Competitions & Classes
Blade Aces are bringing the first-ever Knife & Ax throwing Championships to the Buffalo Chip, and it’s something you have to see to believe. This team is operated by the world’s highest ranked knife-throwing couple, eleven-time world champion Melody Cuenca and her husband TJ. They, along with several other world champions, will be hosting four major events and daily classes for aspiring knife and ax throwers at the Buffalo Chip’s free access area, the CrossRoads.

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Bond Arms Gunfighter Experience
Want to slap leather and sling lead like a modern day gunfighter? Western 3 Gun World Champion and 5 Time Derringer World Champion Garrett “Waterloo” Martin and 6 Time Derringer World Champion Danielle “Hey You” Martin will teach you during the Bond Arms Gunfighter Experience! Shoot specialized high-end lever actions, single-action revolvers, double barrel derringers, and double-barreled shotguns at reactive targets in an exciting Western-style Shooting Experience. Receive one-on-one professional instruction in the use of all firearms at the Chip’s a safe and controlled Rifle Range and go head to head against your friends to see who’s the best! Spots are limited so reserve yours now!

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Flying Piston Breakfast
Kickstart your vacation with the cool kids at the Sturgis Rally by meeting the world’s front line custom builders at the Flying Piston Breakfast Benefit. This exclusive event on Sunday, August 5th allows you to meet and mingle with some of motorcycling’s most distinguished builders whose bikes appear in this year’s Motorcycles As Art exhibition, curated by Michael Lichter. Surprise Special Guests, too! And best of all, proceeds benefit Motorcycle Missions and tech ed scholarships to aid veterans and high school grads

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Bell Brawl at the Buffalo Chip

Is your wheelie game on point? Do you think you have what it takes to be king of the lot? Will your skills impress the judges enough to ride away with money and bragging rights? If you're a legit player in the V-twin stunt game, come compete in this stunt competition on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 3:30 and find out! If not, just come and watch. Then stick around for the Dualigans Party to follow in the Big Engine Bar at 5 p.m. To register contact baconley@bellhelmets.com

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Crazy Contests
If you’ve got a hidden talent, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the place to let it shine! Each year during the rally, the Chip plays host to a huge variety of crazy-fun contests. It doesn’t matter if you’re the world’s best bike builder or you can burp your ABCs; the Chip’s got a contest you can enter and win!

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Fan Fest
Do you stay connected to the Chip and your Chip family throughout the year? If so, then you’re invited to the Buffalo Chip’s annual Fan Fest party! Meet up with the friends you’ve made and enjoy ice-cold drinks, live music, gorgeous girls, wacky contests, and generous giveaways including a pair of 2018 Buffalo Chip Passes!

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Flaunt Girls School of Burlesque
Ladies, have you ever wanted to know some of the sexy moves The Flaunt Girls use to tantalize their audiences every night? Is the art of the tease and sultry burlesque dancing something you’d be interested in learning more about for FREE? If so, then get ready because class is about to be in session with The Flaunt Girls’ School of Burlesque!

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Zip The Chip Zip Line
There's no better way to take in a Buffalo Chip concert than by seeing it as you soar above the crowd on South Dakota’s longest zip line! Jump from a seven-story platform and enjoy the adrenaline high as you blast over frenzied Sturgis Buffalo Chip visitors at speeds up to 30 miles per hour!

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Midget Bowling
No trip to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is complete unless you’ve gotten your hands on the lubed up midget in the Buffalo Chip amphitheater. Short Sleeve Sampson will show you that when it comes to having a good time in Sturgis, SD, size really does matter. And by that we mean, the shorter the better! 

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Past Events & Rallies
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip was established By Bikers, For Bikers™ in 1981. Since then we’ve been dedicated to bringing you a lineup of motorcycle events that gets bigger and better every year. Want to check out or relive some of the wild and wacky events from our 34-year history? Well, this is the place to do it!

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What are some of your favorite Buffalo Chip events? What kind of events would you like to see in the future? Let us know in the comments below!

“I never knew what a dream vacation was till I experienced the Chip back in 2005. That year and every year since after parting at the Chip, for months I'll wake up in the middle of the night, sit up in bed and think I'm still in there during the Rally! Amazing place! Like nowhere else. Must do for anyone's bucket list!” - Steven Glomb