Sturgis Events at the Buffalo Chip


Crazy Fun Contests Keep You Grinning and Winning during the Sturgis Rally and Throughout the Year

Show Sturgis Your Skills (or lack thereof) for Your Chance to Win Big!

If you’ve got a hidden talent, the Buffalo Chip is the place to let it shine! Why? Because in addition to its world-class concerts, legendary rides, badass bike shows, and mind-boggling motorsports events, 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!

Offsite Contests:


Poster Model Search - If you’ve always dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search is the perfect opportunity to showcase your looks and personality for a chance to score the rally’s most coveted modeling job. The Buffalo Chip will feature the winner of the Poster Model Search in countless advertisements, videos, magazine spreads, billboards and posters.

See the contestants and learn more!




Chip Shots Photo Contest - They say what happens at the Chip stays at the Chip, and sometimes, that’s for the best. However, many memories made during this legendary event are too good not to share with everyone. That’s why we’re giving you the opportunity to win killer prizes just for sharing your Sturgis Buffalo Chip experience with the world via your best Chip Shots!

See photos and learn how to show off yours!


Onsite Sturgis Contests:


Air Sex Championships
Are you a master of pelvic storytelling? Do you have a whole lotta motion in your ocean? If you’re an expert at making love to nobody in particular, then you’d make a serious contender in the Air Sex World Championships. If you’re not an air Casanova, you can laugh yourself silly watching people do the dirtiest and most ridiculous stuff you’ve ever seen anyone do to the air.

Learn more!


Homemade Bikini Contest – How do you feel about duct tape, bandanas, bubble wrap, and party beads on babes? Would you like to put your creativity to the test and strut all over the stage like some alpha chick? Well, here’s a daily contest at Bikini Beach that forces you to pull something mysterious out of a box and make something deeeeelightful to wear.

Learn more!


Block Party Challenge – Ever walk by a group of friends at their campsite and thought to yourself, “Those guys look fun,” and wanted to join in on their party? Although you are usually welcome to stop by and say hi to any friendly campers’ campsites 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 will now be rewarding the weirdest, wildest and most creative campers for doing so in the first ever Block Party Challenge!

Learn more!


Ultimate Rope Swing Contest - Belly flop, face plant, back flip, cannonball, you name it—this is the event where anything goes. Whether you’ve got real skill or just want to act like an idiot, this contest will help you cool off during the hot days at the Bikini Beach Swim Paradise!

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Beer Belly Contest – It takes years of dedication to shape the perfect beer belly, but it only takes a few moments to win the Chip’s Beer Belly contest. Show the judges you’re the biggest beer buff alive and have the belly to prove it! 

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Beers & Burps Contest – To hell with minding your manners! The Chip wants your longest, loudest juiciest burp, and we’ll give you the liquid ammunition you need to get ‘er done! Head on over to Bikini Beach for this daily contest during the Sturgis Rally.

Learn more!


Frozen T-Shirt Contest – Everyone knows wet t-shirt contests are hot, but since the daily party at Bikini Beach is already so smokin’, this contest’s contestants have to use frozen t-shirts to cool things down! Pull it, tear it, sit on it, or soak it with your beer; we don’t care how you get it on, just do it before the other contestants.


Midget Bowling
No trip to the 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, size really does matter. And by that we mean, the shorter the better! 

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Cherry Pie Eating Contest – No one can deny that it’s fun to get pie-eyed at the Best Party Anywhere™, but it’s even more fun when you’re doing it for your chance to win free Rally Passes! Check out this and all the other crazy contests during the Buffalo Chip’s Fan Fest Celebration at the CrossRoads!

Learn more about Fan Fest!


Fake Orgasm Contest – Are you a screamer? Do you moan and groan? Maybe you bite! Whatever your style, the Chip wants you to get on the stage to show us how you get off during the annual Fan Fest Celebration. We don’t care if you come alone or come with a friend. Just come!

Learn more!


Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search - You don’t have to be in your 20s to strut your stuff at the Buffalo Chip. Like a fine whiskey or your favorite pair of leather boots, the women of the Buffalo Chip’s Sassy & Classy Model Contest are proof that certain things just keep getting better with age! 

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Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant – What goes better with motorcycles than sexy girls? Nothing! And that’s why the Chip hosts three rounds of the Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant every night of the Sturgis Rally. Roll on up to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage and rev your engines for the luscious ladies of the International Bikini Team as they compete for the title of Miss Buffalo Chip.

Meet the contestants!


Best Beard Contest – Calling all hairy, scruffy, bearded, and generally unkempt bikers! Yet another opportunity to win big at Fan Fest awaits! The Best Beard Contest awards prizes an Epiphone guitar to the gentleman (or lady?) whose facial fuzz has the right recipe of ridiculous and just plain huge. Strut your scruff and you could win big!


Stud Contest – Another Fan Fest competition, the Stud Contest calls the men aboard the CrossRoads Stage to demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. If you’ve got the right stuff to woo the sexy contestants of the Miss Buffalo Chip pageant as well as the Sturgis Rider Rhythm Rockers, then you could be walking away with a prize fit for a king.


That’s just the beginning of all the crazy that goes on at the Chip.