Published on Wednesday, December 8, 2021

If these 24 artists came to the Chip’s August Music Festival, they would be the biggest concerts of the Sturgis Rally.

It’s hard to imagine biker lifestyle today without Easyriders. Since the early ‘70s, the magazine has been a mirror for motorcycle culture, featuring righteous rides and rowdy rallies. Of course, it would be impossible to forget that all the issues came locked and loaded with some of the most head-turning cover photos of models and bikes you could imagine. Yes, lots of cool bikes and even 2 HOF exotic film stars, Traci Lords and Jenna Jameson.

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Published on Wednesday, December 8, 2021

These holiday songs will rock the stockings right off your little tootsies.It’s that time of year again where the sound of jingle bells and holiday songs are ringing through the air just about everywhere you go. While there’s nothing wrong with cranking up some traditional tunes, those of you looking to rock will find this ready-made playlist filled with choice jams perfect for getting you rockin’ out in the holiday spirit. Vary up your listening this holiday season by checking out this list of holiday songs that’ll rock your stockings off from your friends at The Best Party Anywhere – The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip.

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Published on Saturday, November 20, 2021

If these 24 artists came to the Chip’s August Music Festival, they would be the biggest concerts of the Sturgis Rally.

Securing bands for The Best Party Anywhere® is no easy feat.

It often takes the entire year before all the variables fall into place.

But the process always starts by listening to requests from fans like you.

Planning is currently underway, and lots of you have been asking about bands and listing ones you’d ride across the country naked in a blizzard to see perform.

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Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

If these 24 artists came to the Chip’s August Music Festival, they would be the biggest concerts of the Sturgis Rally.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip has long been known as the place to be at the Sturgis Rally. Whether you’re spending your day riding through the beautiful hills of South Dakota on one of the venue’s signature rides, or you’re enjoying an ice-cold drink while checking out the bike shows and the iconic live music, the legendary Buffalo Chip has everything you need to make your rally one for the books. Literally everything. You can now even ride off on your own Sturgis Buffalo Chip signature motorcycle.

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Published on Tuesday, October 19, 2021

If these 24 artists came to the Chip’s August Music Festival, they would be the biggest concerts of the Sturgis Rally.

It all started with a keg party in the pasture.

That is how Rod “Woody” Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, describes the first gathering back in August 1982 when the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground was nothing more than three stands of barbed wire and some cows.

“In high school, I used to like to throw keg parties out in the middle of nowhere, so, later in life, when bikers were being kicked out of Sturgis, I found a field to lease and decided to give them a place to go where they felt welcome,” said Woodruff. “In my mind, I was just throwing another keg party and not much more thought than that went into it.”

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Published on Sunday, September 19, 2021

Top Sturgis Rally moments from the Best Party Anywhere

The original venue to bring together music and motorcycles during the Sturgis Rally turned the BIG 4-0 this year. Suffice it to say, everyone anticipated the party celebrating this milestone would be one for the history books. Riders, rockers, celebrities and gawkers from across the globe all made their way to the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip® expecting that the Best Party Anywhere® would truly deliver on its name for the anniversary. And it did. Here were some of the highlights…
 

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Published on Tuesday, August 24, 2021

That’s a wrap! The 40th anniversary of the Best Party Anywhere® has officially come to a close, and the last camper has rolled off Sturgis Buffalo Chip® property. Now that the dust has settled on nine days of good times during the 2021 Sturgis Rally, the only thing left at the Chip is this question…
 
WHAT. THE. EFF?

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Published on Monday, August 2, 2021

South Dakota Marijuana Laws to Be Aware of During the Sturgis RallyThere is a consistent and enduring fascination with the roots of motorcycling. Vintage bikes and replications of classic styles are a driving force in the industry today. It’s funny, but often a rusted-out old chopper will draw a larger crowd of onlookers than a modern, futuristic-looking build. Is it nostalgia? Is it old-school charm? The only thing for certain is that throwback culture is alive and well in 2021

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Published on Monday, August 2, 2021

South Dakota Marijuana Laws to Be Aware of During the Sturgis RallySouth Dakota passed legislation on Election Day 2020 to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults, bringing the total number of states where recreational marijuana has been legalized to 19. At the federal level, however, the Drug Enforcement Administration continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, “with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” These rapidly changing marijuana laws across the US can make you feel dazed and confused. We at the Buffalo Chip are here to clear up the smoke.

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Published on Sunday, July 25, 2021

It happens to everyone. You’re camping out, having the time of your life with all your friends, listening to your favorite music, and you accidentally have one or six drinks too many. Don’t turn in your party pants just because you wake up wondering, “Who put all this cotton in my mouth?” Use these seven tricks to ease yourself from your weakened state and become ready to party again in no time  so you spend your Sturgis Rally vacation succeeding, not struggling.

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Published on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Being the face of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is highly sought-after gig any year. But as the Best Party Anywhere® approaches its historic 40th anniversary, the competition for the title of Buffalo Chip Poster Model has never been as high. For months, beautiful women have been showing up to Black Hills establishments in droves to participate in the 2021 Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search presented by Truly Hard Seltzer and Fozzy’s Cycle Shop at the Buffalo Chip Garage. Now, after giving judges a near impossible decision during the semifinals hosted by XRock, we can finally introduce you to the best of the best.

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Published on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

It’s official. You’ve decided you’re going to the Buffalo Chip for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Knowing the Chip is the original venue that hosts the rally’s most legendary bands, entertainment and events probably helped seal your decision. But now that your plan is in motion, there’s a good chance you’ve come across some things you don’t know about the Buffalo Chip.

Just because you’re looking for an adventure doesn’t mean you have to wing it and risk getting hit with unexpected surprises. Check out the videos below to learn more about what your trip has in store for you!

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Published on Sunday, May 2, 2021

Black Hills Landmarks to Visit During the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

For bikers everywhere, making a trip to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally crosses something big off the bucket list. But when you say you’re going to Sturgis, there’s no way you’re just going to Sturgis. That’s because the surrounding area is cram packed with attractions and rides that would be worthy of a trip on their own. If you’re making the journey to “Sturgis” this August, be sure a few of these iconic Black Hills landmarks make your list.

 
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Published on Thursday, March 11, 2021

They say that laughter is the best medicine, music feeds the soul and sunshine on your shoulders makes you happy. So, what happens when these three elements come together in one location during an event already known as The Best Party Anywhere®? Hangovers vanish, tan lines darken and friends smile so hard their faces hurt. And that’s just the beginning.

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Published on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

After years of dreaming and scheming, you’re finally doing it. You’ve decided this is the year to embark on a journey you’ve heard will be the greatest adventure of your life—you’re taking a trip to Sturgis!

But now that you’re excited and all your Facebook buddies are jealous, questions start swirling through your head.

What are the local motorcycle laws?

Do I need a helmet?

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Published on Thursday, February 4, 2021

Sturgis Camping Throughout the Years

On Aug. 13, 1982, a group of fun-loving bikers rode into an 80-acre field just east of Sturgis, SD for the very first time. After attending the Sturgis Rally for decades, bikers had been cast off by the city as riff-raff. So, these wandering spirits rode onward in search of a place they could call home—somewhere they could experience music, freedom and camaraderie with no hassles.

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Published on Friday, January 8, 2021

It doesn’t matter if you’re the next Hendrix, can burp your ABCs or are simply riding a streak of luck. There’s a way for anyone to get on stage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. If you’d like to walk in the very footsteps of some of the most legendary names in music and spend a moment in the spotlight make sure you check out these five simple ways that can land you a spot on the Chip stage.

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Published on Monday, December 21, 2020

The single largest event held in 2020 taught the world a lot:

Open air Is the safest environment. Outdoor events can be safely held. Real human connection is essential. And that’s just the beginning.

Learn the truth about COVID-19 and Sturgis through these sharable memes.

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Published on Sunday, December 20, 2020

What were you doing the last time you could honestly say you were “living your best life”? Were you turning heads on your motorcycle? Standing within arm’s reach of your favorite band? Sharing your talent with the world? Laughing till your sides hurt?

Well, there’s a party where folks gather every year to do all that and so much more—the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®–and the biker babes featured in this article were there to drink up every moment of it in 2020!

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Published on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

There are a million and one reasons people flock to the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Naturally, all the beautiful bikes, scenic roads and huge concerts are high up on the list. But there’s another activity that’s a MUST for every trip, and you won’t find on a single event schedule. It’s people watching.

See, when thousands of bikers gather together in a place like the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, you’re sure to come across things you don’t see every day. Some people will shock you. Some will make you laugh. Others will make you do a double take. Here are a few of those people from the party at the Chip in 2020.

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