South Dakota’s Great Places: Wheel Jam

South Dakota’s Great Places: Wheel Jam

PIERRE, S.D. – Thousands of wheels and thousands of watts of horsepower make up one of South Dakota’s most powerful events. People come from across the nation to participate in Huron’s Wheel Jam, a celebration of cars, semi-trucks, and motorcycles.

Located at the South Dakota Fairgrounds in Huron, Wheel Jam is a haven for vehicle enthusiasts. The three day event will take place June 3-5, 2011. Attendees will enjoy a dynamic engine semi-truck brake competition, classic car showcase, motorcycle burn-out, vehicle parade, car audio competition, and at night a semi-truck light show. Wheel Jam concludes with an award ceremony for the different competitions throughout the event.

In addition to all of the wheels and vehicle enthusiasts, Wheel Jam also provides entertainment for the entire family. There is live music, including a battle of the bands, a poker run, various street vendors, homemade chili challenge, farmers market, and the Original South Dakota BBQ Championships which features a public tasting.

For more information on Wheel Jam visit

— From a South Dakota Department of Tourism news release.

Categories: Eastern SD, Events, Places
Tags: Huron, Wheel Jam

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Seth Tupper

Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest. Seth's day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota's state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.

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