Signup For AgoraFest 2019 Here!

AgoraFest 2019 will be taking place on September 19th through the 22nd at the picturesque Buffalo Ridge Resort in Gary, South Dakota.

Buffalo Ridge Resort has practically every option you could wish for, from newly remodeled hotel rooms (some including jacuzzi tubs), a bunkhouse for a family or small group, a modern RV park with full hookups including electrical, water, and sewer, and tent camping with a nearby modern bathhouse within close walking distance. All options include an event pass for one adult (age 12 and under are as usual free!).  Also, included in the price this year is Sunday morning breakfast, which will be catered by Buffalo Ridge and will be served on the outside courtyard (or in the Rock Room in case of inclement weather).  Additional meals will be available al la carte at the Rock Room Bar & Grill, the Kobayashi Dhaba, at the Family Suite, or at your entrepreneurial neighbor’s campsite. There is also a restaurant and coffee shop on the main street of Gary (The Alibi), which is within walking distance.

Here are your choices – we look forward to seeing you at AgoraFest 2019!


(NEW OPTION!) The Bunkhouse: $755


The Bunkhouse is the perfect option for the family or small group that wants their own space and wants to be where the action is! The Bunkhouse has 2 queen beds and 2 twin bunk beds, so it can sleep from 6 to 8. It has a full kitchen, bathroom and dining room, and is located on the edge of the RV/camping area. The price is for the entire bunkhouse for 3 nights and includes the Sunday meal for your entire group.

Sign up for The Bunkhouse here

The Family Suite: $265


The Family Suite has 9 bedrooms, 2 shared bathrooms, and can sleep up to 30. It has a full kitchen, living room, and a large outdoor deck on the 3rd floor. If you don’t mind sharing a bathroom this is a less expensive option than renting a hotel room. The price is per person for 3 nights and includes the Sunday meal. If you want to share a room with another person if possible please register at the same time and note you will be sharing a room. This option is a good deal so if you like this please register right away – these rooms will fill up fast!

Sign up for a family suite room here

RV Site with Full Hookups: $185

If you have a travel trailer, fifth wheel, or even a motorhome we’ve got you covered! The RV park at Buffalo Ridge has full hookups including electrical, water and sewer, and there is also a dump station on site. You also have access to wireless internet, showers and toilets, and a laundry facility. Your registration includes 3 nights for one person and includes the Sunday meal. Additional RV occupants over 12 years old can purchase event passes. We will assign RV locations as you arrive, but if you have a particular spot you would like please make sure to note it on your registration and if it is available we will reserve that spot for you.

Sign up for an RV site here

Tent Camping: $145

There are two beautiful tent camping sites at Buffalo Ridge. One site is next to Lake Elsie and the other is past the RV area on the north edge of the campus. Price includes 3 nights of camping for one person and includes the Sunday meal. You also have access to wireless internet, showers and toilets, and a laundry facility. Additional tent campers at your campsite over 12 years old can purchase an event pass. Tent locations will be assigned as you arrive, but if you prefer a specific location please let us know and we’ll reserve that spot for you if available.

Sign up for a camping site here

Event Pass

Perhaps you want to get your own room at the on-site hotel, or you have another place to stay in the area, or just want to check out AgoraFest for a day or two or three. The event include the Sunday meal. (Note this year we are doing just a single event pass – it was too much of a PIA to keep track of single or 2 day passes. Come for 1 day or 3 – same price!)

Event Pass: $75

Sign up for an event pass

Reserve A Room At The Hotel: Price Varies

If you would rather just purchase an event pass and get your own hotel room you can contact Buffalo Ridge and reserve a room of your choice. The room rates range from $130-$150 a night, but you are welcome to negotiate of course! Go here for more information on their rooms. Note that hotel room availability is limited so first come first served.

Sunday Breakfast Buffet: Included

Bringing everyone together one last time on Sunday morning for a large breakfast has become somewhat of a tradition at AgoraFest, and we know how much you enjoy it, so we have arranged for Buffalo Ridge Resort to feed us! All you can eat fresh fruit, scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon, biscuits and gravy, toast, juice and coffee. Take your time and compare notes with your old (and new) friends on what you enjoyed the most about AgoraFest this year, and fill yur belly before you pack up and head back home! (No additional cost, but we would like you to sign up for Sunday breakfast so we can give the kitchen a number count – the breakfast signup is included as an option on each of the above lodging choices and the event pass.)

Any questions please check out the FAQ or contact us – see you at AgoraFest 2019!