Pheasantennial Celebration Oct. 30 in Redfield

REDFIELD, S.D. ( – Redfield is hosting The Pheasantennial Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The event will commemorate the state’s first one-day hunt that took place in Spink County on that date in 1919.

Shelly Wipf, Assistant Finance Officer for the City of Redfield, talked about the celebration.

A total of 50 state and local leaders have been invited.

Activities will begin with a hunt during the day.

The hunt will be followed by a social hour starting at 6 p.m. at Shanty Haven Event Hall in Redfield. A prime rib meal catered by Auntie Mimi’s Farmhouse Kitchen will be served at 7 p.m. with a program to follow.

There will be a variety of guests speakers, including South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.

Redfield Mayor Jayme Akin will also speak.

A Commemorative Beretta 12-gauge A400, donated by the Redfield Ringneck Association, will be raffled off to conclude the event. Guests will automatically be entered into the raffle with the purchase of a banquet ticket.

Cost is $25 per individual and tables of eight can be reserved for $200. Wipf said that tickets are still available.

Sponsors include Avera, Harr Ford of Redfield, Heartland State Bank and Northwestern Energy.