Welcome to the 

Brookings Summer Arts Festival

South Dakota’s premier juried art festival

July 11 & 12, 2020

With heavy hearts, the Brookings Summer Arts Festival Board of Directors has made the very difficult decision to CANCEL the 2020 Brookings Summer Arts Festival, that was to be held July 11 & 12, 2020.

Given the current recommendations concerning the COVID 19 pandemic, we have chosen to err on the side of safety and concern for our artists, vendors, entertainers, volunteers and committee.  While we will not be together July 11 & 12, we look forward to our 50th anniversary celebration on July 10 & 11, 2021!

Beautiful Pioneer Park in Brookings, South Dakota is home to South Dakota’s premier juried art festival. Over 200 artists from across the nation, representing 15 disciplines of art, grace Pioneer Park with original skilled and handcrafted works of art. Thirty eight gourmet and ethnic food booths satisfy every appetite. The Edibles and Naturals area has 28 artisans who produce gourmet packaged cottage foods and natural skin products. Historic and antique booths celebrate South Dakota’s heritage. A lively children’s area in the center of the park provides fun, educational activities. In addition to the great works of art, the festival has become known for the entertainers performing in the historic park Bandshell and on side stages throughout the park.

Planning for the annual Brookings Summer Arts Festival is already well underway. The BSAF volunteer committee members work tirelessly to produce this extravaganza of art, food and entertainment for the whole family.


Application Deadline

for this year has past.


Application Deadline

for this year has past.

2019 Brookings Summer Arts Festival Logo


Inspired by the work of Sharon Welch of Pierre, SD

Festival Guidelines

  • Admission is free
  • Please leave your pets at home. Service animals welcome.

For more information about lodging, church services, and restaurants in Brookings, including maps and directions to the Festival, please visit visitbrookingssd.com