December 7, 2017
CUSTER, SD – The Custer State Park Festival of Trees event will be open for viewing and voting of “Favorite Tree” beginning Friday, December 15. The Festival of Trees is an opportunity for local businesses, civic organizations, and individuals to display a tree at the Custer State Park Visitor Center throughout the holiday season. A winner will be determined after the First Day Hike on Monday, January 1.
The following individuals or organizations that have a tree entered thus far are: Hermosa Elementary Third Grade, Southern Hills Animal Clinic of Custer, Batchelder’s Studio of the Arts of Rapid City, Crazy Horse Memorial, Gallery On The Go of Rapid City, Good Karma Jewelry of Custer, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Jean Mattheson of Custer, Allen Custom Airbrushing of Custer, Custer State Park Entrance Gate Staff, Hermosa Hiking Divas, Art Expressions Gallery of Custer, and Corral Drive Elementary Kindergarten of Rapid City.
There are spaces still available and any additional trees will need to be set up by Friday, December 15. Please call 605-255-4515 to schedule a time to set up tree.
There is no fee to participate in the Custer State Park Festival of Trees or for the visitors to view the trees; however a park entrance license is required to enter the park. All participants are responsible for tree removal the week of January 2-8.
Custer State Park Visitor Center hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm every day. The visitor center will be closed on December 25-26 and open 9am – 1pm on December 24.