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Fort Sisseton Historic Festival Returns June 5-7

PIERRE, S.D. – The oldest standing fort in South Dakota is once again bringing history to life. Fort Sisseton’s annual festival will take place June 5-7. The festival boasts over 15,000 visitors on average.

The exhibit dedication of the last U.S. flag to fly over Fort Sisseton will take place Saturday at 12:15 p.m. The thirty-eight star flag was recently discovered in storage and has been painstakingly restored. Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and GFP Secretary Kelly Hepler will speak at the dedication.

Highlights of this year’s festival include a wagon train, Civil War Songs, art exhibits, blacksmith demonstrations, chuck wagons, Black Powder shoots, Cavalry Drills and more. A full schedule of events is available at gfp.sd.gov.

Camping is available at the fort for the weekend. Reservations are suggested but not required. To reserve your spot, visit campsd.com or call 1.800.710.2267.

Admission is $5 per person. Kids 12 and under get in free of charge.

For more information, call 605.448.5474 or go online to gfp.sd.gov.