New Big Engine BarTM Tops List of Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Free Attractions and Events at the CrossRoads

Press Release

New additions, free attractions, events, stunt shows, contests, races and live entertainment at the CrossRoads is growing for 2019.

Sturgis, SD (June 25, 2019)The ever-growing, free-access CrossRoads at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip has been undergoing upgrades, with plans for many new activities and events to take place during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 2019. The most conspicuous addition is the new Big Engine Bar, which sports a 60-foot handcrafted bar where patrons will enjoy $2 beers and $3 wells, local craft beers on tap and daily live entertainment on stage. In addition, many new events and activities in 2019 are planned for CrossRoads rally guests including:

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2-6 PM – Beers and Braaaps Craft Beer Festival

Tasters may purchase a tasting mug and savor the flavor of 12 locally crafted beers all on tap.

Sunday, Aug. 4  – Send It Sunday!

  • Big Joe’s FXR Show & Dyna Mixer – 9:30 AM registration, 11:00 AM Judging 2:00 PM Awards.

The social event for anyone who loves the classic FXR. Donations and raffle proceeds benefit Lifescape of South Dakota.

  • 2nd Annual Rock n’ Roll Tattoo Contest – 10:00 AM Registration, 2:00 PM Judging

All artists, shops and individuals are encouraged to enter. Sponsored by Sailor Jerry.

  • Gambler 500 Rallycross – 11:00 AM

All are welcome to bring out their favorite crap car and tear up some dirt.

  • Bell Brawl at the Buffalo – 3:00 PM

A spectacular V-Twin stunt party and competition.

  • Supersuckers Concert – 6:00 PM

Join “The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World” and some of the craziest motobrawlers on the planet for an all out blow out at the Big Engine Bar. 

Sunday, Aug. 4 – Friday, Aug. 9, – Road Grub Throwdown

This inaugural event will feature celebrity BBQ chefs judging a throwdown competition. The audience will be encouraged to taste food prepared with a theme different each day. Competitors will vie for cash and prizes.

Thursday, Aug. 8 – Monster Energy Freestyle Stunt Show

Backflips, Superman seat grabs, Nic-Nacs, and Cliff Hangers are just a few of the famous FMX tricks patrons will see as riders soar through the air 40 feet above their heads.

Thursday, Aug. 8 – Gambler 500 Hooptie Huck Contest

Junk cars will launch off a nicely made pile of dirt to see who can reach legend status.

Bands performing at the Cross Roads in 2019 include:

  • Supersuckers
  • BC & The Big Rig
  • Charlie Brechtel
  • Stone Senate
  • Big Skillet
  • The Hawkeyes
  • Odd Fellas

Activities, contests and events returning to the Cross Roads in 2019 include:

  • Daily Bike Shows

See the list of all 2019 Buffalo Chip bike shows and details at

  • Fan Fest
  • Mullet Madness
  • Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search
  • Clint Ewing Stunt Shows
  • Ives Brothers’ Wall of Death
  • Flying Piston Breakfast
  • Freedom Field & Patriotic Displays
  • Buffalo Chip Garage
  • BMW Demo Rides & Custom Concept Bike Display
  • Buffalo Chip Tattoo Cafe 
  • Barber Shop
  • Free Fuel Happy Hour
  • Stop & Fuel Gas Station
  • Crossfit
  • Shopping
  • Food Trucks
  • Sturgis Rally Information CenterTM

About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast, awarded AMA Track of the Year in 2016, American Flat Track Event of the Year and South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner in 2017. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers six stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts and races are free with camping. The Motorcycles as Art exhibit curated by Michael Lichter showcases the works of the world’s best bike builders. Numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at

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