Elevate Rapid City to host hybrid crackerbarrels

January 27, 2021

Posted In: Advocacy

The 96th South Dakota Legislative Session has begun. Bills are being debated and voted on, with the proponents’ hope they become law. While South Dakota is small, Pierre still creates distance between voters and the legislators who represent them.

Crackerbarrels have been a long-standing tradition of the South Dakota legislative process. They serve as a way to bridge the gap and allow constituents the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of area legislators. Elevate Rapid City will once again be continuing the tradition of hosting crackerbarrels that started when they were called the Chamber of Commerce. But this year, with a new flair.

To continue prioritizing the safety of the community by maintaining social distancing, in-person attendance needed to be capped at 50 people. But Elevate knows the importance of allowing people to engage in the legislative process. They have partnered with HomeSlice Media Group to provide a free, livestream on the Dakota Town Hall Facebook page. Additionally, an online form has been made available where questions can be submitted in advance.


  • Crackerbarrels will be 9 to 11 am at the Western Dakota Tech Event Center
    (max attendance of 60)
  • Masks are required


Visit our Crackerbarrel page for more information.