Pierre’s Christmas at the Capitol is a holiday spectacular. Witness the Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony before roaming the halls of the capitol building to see fabulous holiday displays and festive live music. With live entertainment, beer gardens and dozens of local arts & craft vendors, you won’t want to miss the Oahe Days Arts and Music Festival. But South Dakota also offers some of the best pheasant hunting opportunities in the nation. The season runs mid-October through late-January, and Pierre makes a great home base for hunting trips. And with BBQ competitions, a cornhole tournament, morning yoga and suncatcher painting, Fort Pierre Trader Days is a three-day festival full of eclectic activities to enjoy.