Creative Campsite Décor Could Win You Big Prizes during the Sturgis Rally


Coolest Campsites Win in Block Party Challenge

Have Fun Turning Heads with Your Group’s Campsite Décor during the Sturgis Rally!

You and your friends!
Campsite Decorating Contest
Judging Tuesday, Aug. 8
Wherever you set up camp at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®
Have fun, create a conversation starter, meet new friends, win prizes!
Check out the decorating ideas below, keep your campsite clean, be friendly to your neighbors

Ever walked by a group of friends at their campsite and thought to yourself, “Those guys look fun,” and wanted to join in on their party? While you’re usually welcome to stop by and say hi to other friendly folks camping at The Best Party Anywhere®, you don’t always have to crash somebody else’s party. Make one of your own and get people to stop by and say hi at yours! The Buffalo Chip rewards the weirdest, wildest and most creative campers for doing so in the Block Party Challenge!

How to win in 3 easy steps:

  1. Create an inviting space with eye-catching campsite décor.
  2. Be friendly with your neighbors and those passing by your campsite.
  3. Keep your area picked up and pleasant to the eyes and nose.


Even if you don’t care about winning, keep your campsite clean and presentable anyway.
Seriously…Nobody wants to party with a slob. Nobody.

A team of Buffalo Chip party experts will secretly judge campsites daily, but neighborhood pride day will be on Tuesday, Aug. 7, so be sure to pull out all the stops on that day.

Judges will award winners for the following categories:

  • The Crazy George Award - Most Imaginative
    Think outside the box!

    The 2016 Crazy George Award Winners didn’t just think outside the box, they went to a whole other galaxy!
  • The Miss Chippie Award - Most Exciting and Fun
    Show the world your wild side!

    The 2016 Miss Chippie Award Winners made sure their campsite was party central with a huge pool, palm trees and giant yard games.
  • Woody’s Choice - Most Beautiful and Friendly
    Create your own little piece of heaven!

    The 2016 Woody’s Choice Award went to JC’s military compound on Veteran’s Road. For 16 years, this crew of campers has been welcoming military veterans to their site, offering them a place to pitch a tent, plates piled high with hearty food and a hand in friendship. JC says the site serves between 40 and 50 people each night, and that number grows with each passing Sturgis Rally. Flags representing each branch of service flew over this campsite, and playful, hand-painted, road signs showed where everyone in the compound was from. 

What can you win?

In addition to some serious bragging rights, you (and the winners in the other two categories) will each receive:

  • A gigantic gift basket overflowing with beer and Buffalo Chip goodies to help fuel your party during the Sturgis Rally.
  • A one-of-a-kind flag to be placed in your camp that designates you as a winner! You can keep the flag and bring it back every year to show off as a challenge to your neighbors.

Some ideas to get your creative juices flowing…

The sky’s the limit when it comes to fun campsite décor, but if you’re stuck on where to start, here are a few ideas:

American Flags
Area Rugs
Beaded Curtains
Blow Up Dolls
Christmas Lights
Homemade Signs
Kiddie Pools
Lawn Furniture
Solar Lights
Tiki Torches
Yard Games


Still stuck? Sometimes you just need to throw back a few beers and the ideas will come to you.

If you’re coming to the Legendary Buffalo Chip to make lifelong memories, don’t let your own presence be forgettable. Get in on the fun and leave a lasting mark on the Best Party Anywhere by participating in the Buffalo Chip Block Party Challenge!

What kind of fun and unique campsite have you seen and what do you and your friends plan to create at The Best Party Anywhere? Share in the comments below!

“The whole Sturgis experience all in the campground!”
- Billy Channel