Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival
Annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup – September 24-26, 2020
Watch cowboys and cowgirls as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo. Not only is the roundup a spectacular sight to see, but it is also a critical management tool in maintaining a strong and healthy herd.
The Buffalo Roundup will begin at 9:30 a.m. MT with the parking lots opening at 6:15 a.m. Be sure to get there early if you want to pick your spot. Guests must stay in the viewing areas until the herd is safely in the corrals, generally around noon. PBreakfast is available at 6:15 a.m. in both viewing areas. Lunch is served at the corrals once the buffalo are rounded up. There is a fee for both meals.
Testing, branding, and sorting of the buffalo begins at 1 p.m. and lasts until approximately 3 p.m. Crews will work the remainder of the herd in October.