Sturgis, South Dakota 2014 is going to be one wild place from August 4-10, but not all the best events happening in that town are on those dates. For many riders and Sturgis veterans, this town becomes more than a 6 day get away. Sturgis is a mecca for all things tattooed, outlawed, and wild. In short – even the events around the official rally don’t adhere to the time line. There are amazing things scheduled for days prior to the 4th, and this is our list of notable happenings from August 1st- 3rd.
Official Opening Ceremonies of The Buffalo Chip
Date: August 1, 2014 7:00 pm
Location: Buffalo Chip – Wolfman Jack Stage Description: Concert Series with the Star Spangled Banner
Date: August 1, 2014 – August 9, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Buffalo Chip
“Bad Boy Brian” and “Short Sleeve Sam” will return to The Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground as they return to the Chip with Lady Victoria for Midget Bowling during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. They’ll be in the amphitheater Friday, Aug. 3 through Saturday, August 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sturgis Rally “bowlers” will have the opportunity to enjoy the fun and unique challenge of bowling with midgets. They will also be spending time up at the Crossroads at the Buffalo Chip the new Free public access area and Sturgis Rider bar. Come celebrate the best party anywhere by picking a midget, oiling him up, and sliding him down the ramp. Don’t forget to bring the camera so you can remember this unique opportunity by getting your picture taken on the shoulders of “Short Sleeve Sam” or “Bad Boy Brian.”
Miss Buffalo Chip – Lingerie
Date: August 1, 2014 – August 7, 2014 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Location: Buffalo Chip
Kiwanis All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
Date: August 2, 2014 – August 7, 2014 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Shrine Club Building, 4091 Sturgis Road, Rapid City
Serving pancakes, sausage, biscuits n’ gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice, and milk for $8.
Beers & 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?
The Beers and Burps contest is another original and hilarious Sturgis contest at the Chip. It entertains, is good for some laughs, and the winner walks away with a gift pack courtesy of the Chip.
The rules to this Sturgis contest are simple. Step up on stage, chug an ice cold beer and let ‘er rip like you were Pantera singing “This Love”. Then grab the mic and say, “Excuse me.”
If you like unique, then this is definitely one of the most unique Sturgis contests you’ll find anywhere out there. It’s right up there with the Chip’s Man Boobs contest, the Butts and Bellies contest, The Home Made Bikini Contest, The Fake Orgasm contest, the Loudest Pipes Contest and the Air Guitar contests at the Chip.
Full Throttle Saloon’s Best Redneck Tattoo Contest
Date: August 2, 2014 3:00 pm
Location: Full Throttle Saloon
The photo above says it all! This is something you DO NOT want to miss!
Michael Lichter/ Sugar Bear Ride
Date: August 3, 2014 9:00 am
Location: Easyriders Saloon
Join them as they ride into the Black Hills of South Dakota. Michael Lichter photographs the ride. FREE food for riders, raffles, and group shots by Michael Lichter!
Rolling Sturgis Roller Derby
Date: August 2, 2014 – August 9, 2014 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Buffalo Chip
1-4pm Skater Check-in & Open Skate
4-5:45pm Skater Warmup
Skaters from around the world converge! Roller Derby is already a sport that feels like family. Imagine that you have about 150 good friends that you still have to meet… When you stay together, play together, and have the Sturgis experience together, it creates and maintains lasting friendships from around the globe.
Jack Daniels promo tent – Draaanks!
Date: August 2, 2014 – August 9, 2014 11:00 am
Location: The Knuckle Saloon
Contests and Prizes and lots of free shots. Nuff said!
Weber® Big Burger Battle Cook-Off
Date: August 3, 2014
Location: 3rd & Lazelle, Weber® Display
The grand prize package includes a trophy, along with more than $5,000 in prizes, including a top-of-the line Weber Summit S-670 gas grill, grilling accessories, the new Weber’s Big Book of Burgers, and a $500 Harley-Davidson™ gift card. The three finalists will receive all-expense paid trips to the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to compete in the Big Burger Battle.
As Harley-Davidson’s Official Grill Partner for 2014, Weber Grills will stage the Big Burger Battle Championship during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The new Weber Mobile Grill Academy will also be on site to allow consumers a first-hand look at Weber’s grills and accessories. Weber will also host three hands-on grilling classes for Harley Owners Group® (H.O.G.®) members on August 6.
Did we miss an event? Which areyou most likely to attend? Let us know with your comments below.