There always something happening in downtown Sioux Falls, and this weekend is no exception. To celebrate the First Friday of the month, Downtown Sioux Falls Inc. invites people to walk around downtown and enjoy its annual Downtown Sioux Falls Art & Wine Walk. Let's go girls!

Besides the opportunity to appreciate the amazing fall weather and sample some fine wine, the Downtown Sioux Falls Art & Wine Walk traditionally showcases different types of art in the community.  Local artists will feature a variety of artistic media including paintings and sculptures, dancing, and live music.  Local boutiques are even offering special deals to get a jump-start on your fall and winter wardrobe. Wine and shopping? Sign me and my friends up!

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The sips and fun happen this Friday, October 6th beginning at 5 PM. Enjoy a glass of red or white wine while experiencing a fun, relaxing escape at the Downtown Sioux Falls Art & Wine Walk. It's also a great way to support local businesses downtown!

I remember my first time experiencing the Downtown Sioux Falls Art & Wine Walk. In fact, it's where I started a friendship with one of my dear friends.

Whenever there was a big event happening in downtown Sioux Falls, we would always talk with Sadie Swier during the morning show. She worked with Downtown Sioux Falls Inc. at the time and it was in October of 2020 when Sadie talked about the return of the Art & Wine Walk. Sadie likes to say since she did a great job promoting the event, it got me interested in it! I asked Sadie if I could join her group and she couldn't say yes fast enough!

Christine Manika (TSM)
Christine Manika (TSM)

Sadie brought her mom, aunts, and her friend Libby. My friends Hannah and Miranda joined in on the fun too! Needless to say, we all became fast friends! Going to the Downtown Sioux Falls Art & Wine Walk has been a tradition since then. I'm so blessed to have many life-long friendships because of it.

DTSF staff
DTSF staff

Sadie loves to tell this story (haha). It really was the start of our friendship. I appreciate and cherish our friendship so much. Cheers to you my friend!

Sioux Falls October Art and Wine Walk 2023 Participating Businesses:

More information about the Downtown Sioux Falls Art & Wine Walk can be found here. I hope to see you out and about on Friday!

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The 10 Most Redneck Towns in South Dakota

Are you a 'Redneck?' I guess to some people, all of us in South Dakota are rednecks.

If we use the Jeff Foxworthy Scale of Redneckeness, I have, in fact, been too drunk to fish. So by definition, I am a redneck. And so are many people I know.

Not that being from the country is a bad thing, and it can be fun to poke fun at ourselves.

With that in mind, we found that the folks at RoadSnacks put together a list that claims 'These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In South Dakota.'
What is a Redneck?

The dictionary says that a redneck is someone "...who lives in a small town or in the country, especially in the southern U.S., who typically has a working-class job, and who is seen by others as being uneducated and having opinions and attitudes that are offensive."

Well, a few things. First, South Dakota isn't THAT kind of 'south.' We're to the south of North Dakota, but to the north of 'The South.'

Plus that definition sounds awful mean and serious. I thought we were having fun here.

RoadSnacks leaned into the funny, Jeff Foxworthy-based version of a redneck. Then they rounded up select data on places in SD to determine their rankings. RoadSnacks Redneck Criteria:

  • Small towns
  • Least amount of high school graduates
  • Number of bars per city
  • Number of mobile home parks per capita
  • Number of tobacco stores per city
  • Number of places to get fishing gear
  • Number of guns and ammo stores per city
  • Walmarts, Bass Pro Shops, and dollar stores nearby

Gallery Credit: Ben Kuhns

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