Each year thousands of people converge on the annual South Dakota Festival of Books, a weekend-long event that features more than 40 well-known authors participating in book signings, presentations, panel discussions and readings. Author presentations are separated into six tracks: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s/young adult, history/tribal, and writer’s support. The Festival of Books also includes a Young Readers Festival, with programming for a younger audience. It typically takes place the second-to-last weekend each September.

The South Dakota Festival of Books is scheduled for October 12-14, 2018.