Fees, Food and Lodging

Fees:
$20 for Adults, $15 for adults members over 18; free for 17 and under.

Park Entrance fee: $4 per person or $6 per car load per day.

Lunch Saturday 4/27/24
If you have dietary restrictions please contact Master Ealdred/Dawson Lewis no later than Thursday, April 25th. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Please bring your own feast gear.

Menu details: (Subject to change. Current as of March 27, 2024)
Lunch, 12:00-1:30, will be your choice of

  • Gumbo – a thick stew made with a base of an extremely dark roux and trinity vegetables (onion, celery, green bell pepper) with chicken and sausage, which has roots in period African, Native American, Spanish and French cuisine. Served with rice and hot sauce.
  • Chicken & barley porridge – chicken, barley, chicken broth. Olive oil and paprika will be available to sprinkle on the soup.
  • Vegetable Soup (vegan, gf) – Olive oil, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, potatoes, vegetable stock, Italian seasoning, bay leaf, salt, black pepper, lemon
  • Tavern Stew – beef, beef broth, hyssop, parsley, sage, ginger, saffron, mace, cloves, grape juice, vinegar, salt.
  • Bread – sourdough served with butter on the side. Bacon, onion and apple grilled together will be available to eat with the leftover bread after court for a delicious Viking addition to the potluck.

Each item will have a list of ingredients at mealtime.

Other Meals:
We will be hosting a potluck in the lodge Saturday night. Please bring a dish to share if you plan to attend, leftovers from lunch will also be available. There is a fire pit on site. There are numerous fast food and sit down restaurants in town. Here are a few recommendations from the locals:

American Contemporary
Drifters Bar & Grille – $$ In Ft. Pierre next to the bridge. Contemporary American style foods. Nice bar

Chinese
Wonderful House – $ Downtown on Pierre St. Potentially closed during Provost.
Do not try the China Super Buffet near McDonalds. Low quality, bland food.

Italian –
La Minestra $$$ Award winning local restaurant. Best restaurant in town.
Red Rosa Italian Grille $$ Good basic chain food. Nice bar.

Mexican –
Gallos Mexican Restaurant – $$ Authentic Mexican, not Tex-Mex. Potentially closed during Provost.
Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant – $$ Good Tex-Mex regional chain.

Steak –
Cattleman’s Club – $$
Mad Mary’s steakhouse – $$
They have a nice 1/2 pound beef burger. I recommend ordering it with the deluxe fixings & bacon and a side of steak fries. Both have excellent steaks though I (Ealdred) give the nod to Cattleman’s. Expect both to be busy on a Saturday night

Sushi –
Tokyo Sushi – $$ Good sushi selection and prices. In the Mall

Fast Food and other sit down
In Ft. Pierre there is a Perkins and a Pizza Ranch near the bridge
In Pierre there are a number fast food places on on the main street as you cross the bridge and continue on. McDonalds, Dairy Queen, Arbys, Hardees, and Burger King in order.

Lodging:
Camping is free on site. There are flush toilets and showers in the lodge. The lodge is not available for sleeping this year.

Besides camping on site, there are several hotels in the area. This link will take you to a list.

Governor’s Inn – Good locally owned. Tend to be lower prices.
Fort Pierre Motel – Not in the linked list because they aren’t part of the Chamber of Commerce. Locally owned, basic, clean rooms. Usually caters to hunters and fishermen. Here is their link – http://fort-pierre-motel.edan.io/

The others on the list are all decent places. Because the list includes ones outside of town here are the ones in town:

Ft. Pierre
My Place Hotel
Holiday Inn Express
AmericInn
Pierre
Ramkota
Baymont
Super 8
Days Inn
Club House

Populace and Merchants Space:
We will have a large Pavilion set up for populace space. But you are welcome to bring your own shade flys.

Please bring chairs as the number in the lodge are limited.

No Merchants Fee – Merchants are responsible for SD State sales tax. Also, please plan on bringing a pop up for an outdoor booth.