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South Dakota Web Roundup
Oct 5, 2012
The dropping temperatures and crunchy leaves signal that it's fall festival time in South Dakota.
Pumpkins are an October must-have decoration, and picking them is a big part of the fun. At Prairie Village in Madison, kids travel to the pumpkin patch in style — via train. Monster squash vie for top honors at Saturday's Great Pumpkin Weigh-In and Harvest Festival at the Country Apple Orchard in Harrisburg. Pumpkins receive rougher treatment at Newton Hills’ FestiFALL and Candlelight Walk. (Hint: catapults are involved.)
Scarecrows are another fall staple. Huron’s Great Scarecrow Festival features a park full of bird-frighteners, including some moving models.