2018 Event Schedule

Although things may change a little, here’s what we have been working hard to organize for you in 2018!

2018 Event Schedule

June 7th Thursday evening – Meet-and-Greet

  • Where: Bill’s Backstage Bar and Deck in the Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino
  • Format: Cash bar with Nibbles and chance to Pick-up Neck Wallets, Event Tickets, Schedules, etc.
  • Agenda:
    • 6:30 – 7 PM, Authors Only
    • 7 – 9 PM, Readers, Cover Models, Author Assistants, Vendors, and Sponsors will join the party
  • More Information HERE

.June 8th Friday morning/afternoon – Multi-Stop Sightseeing Trip

  • Where: Meet motorcoach at front door of hotel
  • Format: Motorcoach trip and ALL-INCLUSIVE sightseeing
  • Agenda:
    • 8:45 AM board motorcoach at front door of Hotel
    • 9:00 AM depart for Keystone
    • 10 AM to 11:50 AM Big Thunder Gold Mine Tour and Gold Panning (mine tour and gold panning included in price)
    • 11:50 AM board motorcoach for Crazy Horse Memorial
    • 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM Crazy Horse Memorial Tour and Lunch Break (memorial tour and buffet lunch included in price)
    • 2:15 PM board motorcoach for Hill City
    • 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM Prairie Berry Wine and/or Beer Tasting in Hill City (one flight of wine or beer included in price)
    • 4:00 PM board motorcoach for Deadwood
    • 5:00 PM arrive at our hotel in Deadwood
  • More Information HERE 

June 9th Saturday morning – Breakfast With the Authors

  • Where: Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino
  • Format: Buffet breakfast enjoyed at round tables at the far end of the Book Signing room
  • Agenda:
    • 8:30 – 10 AM have breakfast with your favorite authors before the Book Signing
  • More Information HERE

June 9th Saturday morning/afternoon – Book Signing

  • Where: Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino
  • Format: Authors at their tables, excited to meet readers
  • Agenda:
    • 10 AM – 2 PM
    • Readers receive a handy neck wallet with name tag which gives access to the book signing and events for which you’ve registered
    • Readers receive complimentary Goodie Bag to fill with authors’ swag and surprises
    • Readers receive a complimentary, full-color Memory Book with authors photos and information, plus spaces to get autographs
  • More Information HERE

June 9th Saturday morning/afternoon – Basket Raffle Supporting Local Non-profit Organization

  • Where: Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino, to the right of the escalator/elevator/stairs
  • Format: High-top round tables holding fabulous baskets donated by the Authors, Cover Models, Vendors, and Sponsors
  • Agenda:
    • 9 AM – 1:30 PM purchase tickets and drop them into the bag in front of the baskets you want to win
    • 1:30 PM gather in the Event Center by the baskets to hear the winning ticket numbers read off, then claim your prize
    • Thank you for supporting a local organization that truly appreciates your generosity
    • Buy your raffle tickets in advance to receive Bonus Tickets!
  • More Information HERE

June 9th Saturday afternoon/evening – PBR Rodeo Behind the Chutes VIP Package

  • Where: Meet at front door of Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel for bus shuttle to Rodeo Grounds (Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds right in Deadwood)
  • Format: An early Behind the Chutes VIP Package including a Behind the Chutes Tour, Dinner With Cowboys, Premium Seating for the Rodeo, and many more exciting bonuses
  • Agenda:
    • 4:45 PM board bus at our hotel for quick trip to Rodeo Grounds
    • 5:00 PM Behind the Chutes Experience
      • Meet-and-greet with PBR bull riders, announcers, stock contractors, and bullfighters
      • Go over equipment, experiences, stories, and learn how a PBR event is put on, and they’ll answer any other questions we have for them
      • The Rodeo will run a bull (a real one!) into the chutes, the PBR bull riders will show us how they put their rope on the bull and get ready to ride, and will answer all the questions we have
      • Stock contractors will go over their procedure to show how they get their bulls ready, and we’ll have lots of time to ask questions
      • Receive custom-made official Deadwood PBR T-shirt and swag bag
      • Book signing booth provided for the authors of the Rider Relief Fund 2018 fundraising anthology
    • 6:30 PM wander to our Premium Box Seats on the main grandstand side of the ring, outfitted with brand new stadium seats. Best view in the house!
    • 10:00 PM (or immediately after Rodeo ends) Board bus to the No. 10 Saloon
    • 10:30 PM Dinner served in the Charles Utter Theater above the No. 10 Saloon
      • Your choice of salmon, chicken, or ribeye with soup or salad (gluten-free also available)
    • 10:45 PM Dinner Entertainment! While we enjoy our meal, they’ll bring us some of the best the PBR has to offer for an after-event talk show.
      • Talk show led by PR Velocity Tour entertainer Matt Merritt
      • PBR bullfighter and CBS Sports Network commentator Shorty Gorham
      • Plus a few of the Top 10 PBR Bull Riders (names to be announced)
    • 11:30 PM We’ll head downstairs to the No. 10 Saloon to kick up our heels during the official afterparty of the Deadwood PBR, or for a quieter time, head outside onto the upstairs Social Club Patio for a nightcap.
  • More Information HERE

June 9th Saturday evening – Wild Book Reading at Wild Bill Bar

  • Where: Wild Bill Bar 624 Main St, Deadwood
  • Format: Cash Bar and Sponsored Desserts
  • Agenda:
    • 7:00 PM meet at the upstairs room of Wild Bill Bar, which has been lovingly restored as a Victorian theater with bistro tables
    • Authors will read their favorite scenes from their books
    • Enjoy desserts sponsored by the authors and local businesses
  • More Information HERE 

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