South Dakota’s buffalo roundup draws thousands of spectators

September 28, 2020

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – Thousands of people in South Dakota have gathered to watch buffalo being herded into corrals at the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup.

The event usually attracts around 20,000 people.

Several participants in the roundup said the crowds this year looked bigger than in previous years.

Officials at Custer State Park have not yet released an official estimate of the crowd size.

Gov. Kristi Noem rode in the roundup, as she did last year. She has aggressively promoted the state’s tourist offerings amid the pandemic.