I've lived near the chip for over 23 years and never went to a concert or any other event there because I always heard it was a bad scene with poor parking, rude people, fights, etc. I was given free tickets to the Styx concert this year and decided I was going to go no matter what. All I can say is wow was what I heard wrong! I arrived around 6:30 PM, turned into the free parking lot on the east end of the grounds and was promptly guided into a spot, I was asked where I was going afterward and I was given great advice as to where to go after the concert for the fastest way out. My wife and I walked into the chip, showed our wristbands and headed in through security. Everyone was polite and gave us great answers to help a first timer out. We walked up to within 4 rows of center stage and enjoyed all 3 concerts that night, everyone around us were Awesome, we saw no violence, rude people, or disrespect of our space to enjoy the concerts. Afterward we walked right out to our vehicle and within 5 minutes we were on our way home. I applaud the Buffalo Chip staff for an incredible experience and for showing this first timer but definitely not last timer, how wrong the stories about bad times at the Chip.…
my girlfriend and i enjoy going to concerts and the buffalo chip brings some of the best entertainment to the area - plus how can you beat enjoying a concert at the buffalo chip with some great friends - been going since i was a kid - but it is a whole lot different now than it was back then - more inviting
I am a motorcycle mechanic and loved the friendliness and cleanliness of this campground it was amazing to spend 16 days at this beautiful place! I took my breath away seeing the landscaping and how patriotic the Buffalo Chip was it was a all out perfect first experience for Sturgis! I wouldn’t trade it for the world the entertainment was out of this world and staff was so helpful.. Count me in for next year and the year after because I’m a lifer now!! No better place to be!!
If you are there for an evening show they let you sleep it off in a tent area. (Bring YO tent). Great venues all over the campground and great performers. Free pancake breakfast every morning during the Rally.
16th year of staying at the Chip - improves each year, but some things never change - nor should they. Check the porto-johns before you use them. Pay showers are clean. Beer is cold and bands are great.