20th Birthday Party Celebration!

 You Are Invited!

For the past twenty years, Wild Idea Buffalo Company has been conserving and regenerating our prairie grasslands, by bringing back the buffalo. In working with other like-minded ranchers, along with tribal herds, and conservation groups we have positively affected over two hundred thousand acres of grasslands!

This growing sustainable ranching movement has also supplied the healthiest and best-tasting meat on the planet for consumers like you that care. Although the work continues for all of us in our roles as, ranchers, educators, and consumers - we are gathering to celebrate what we have accomplished, which couldn’t have happened without you.

We hope you will consider joining us for our 20th Birthday Celebration, November 3rd on National Bison Day!

For those attending from out of the area and needing lodging, we have set up a great rate of $69.00 for you at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.

Contact Info:
RPHI link  
Block code: WIB
$69 - Two Queen or Standard King
Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd


Here's a sneak-peek of what we have lined up for you!

Appetizers & Long Root Ale
By, Patagonia Provisions  

Wambli Ska (White Eagle) Native Drum & Dance Group

“Bison Ranching and their Relationship to the Land, People & Our Food Supply” Discussion & Q&A with Our Sourcing Partner’s

 Film, “Unbroken Ground”
Introduction by Birgit Cameron, Patagonia Provisions

 Break - Buffalo Art Show / Tour Harvest Trailer

  “Our Environmental State. Can We Make Change & How?”
A Discussion & Q&A:with Patagonia Founder, Yvon Chouinard &
Wild Idea Buffalo Founder, Dan O’Brien

 World Champion Hoop Dancer
Jasmine Pickner-Bell

 Closing Comments: Dan & Jill O’Brien

 Buffalo Feast with Wine Pairing
Prepared by Jill O'Brien

 Musical Entertainment:
James Van Nuyes& Bobby Fahey


And, here is our menu that you will be treated to:

Patagonia Provisions Appetizers & Ale:
Beer: Long Root Ale
Wine: Firehouse Sauvignon Blanc

 Smoked Salmon Tartare on Cucumber

Smoked Mussels with Smashed Avocado on Crostini

Black Bean Soup Shooters with Crème Fraîche

Chili & Corn Bread Croustades

Savory Seeds, Fruit Bar & Buffalo Jerky Snack Mix


Program: 1:20 to 5:00

Wild Idea Buffalo Feast:

 Butler Served Hors d’oeuvres:

Braised Buffalo Tongue Canapés

Buffalo Liver & Sausage Pate on Baguette

Wine Pairing: Firehouse Prairie Flower

 Buffet Stations:

Buffalo Prime Rib with Green Garlic Butter & Root Vegetable Puree
Wine Pairing: Firehouse Cabernet Sauvignon

 Braised Chuck Roast with Cabernet Sauvignon Sage Sauce & Mirepoix
Wine Pairing: Firehouse Pinot Noir 

BBQ Short Ribs with Firecracker Coleslaw
Wine Pairing: Firehouse Prairie Flower / Beer Pairing: PP Long Root Ale

 Indigenous Tacos (Based on Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman’s Recipe)
Corn Cakes with Seasoned Buffalo Meat and Onions Drizzled with Wojape
Wine Pairing: Firehouse Pinot Noir

 Jill Burger Sliders with Tomato Onion Jam with Salad Cups
Wine Pairing: Firehouse Badlands Merlot

 Salted Carmel Chocolate Oblivion Mud Cake (GF)
Wine of Choice




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  • Greetings Wild Idea Family! Many thanks for the invitation. We must respectfully decline, as we will not be able to make it from South Carolina at this time. You can be sure we will be celebrating your 20th anniversary here though with our favorite Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks!! And the dogs will have their share of the heart jerky!!

    Chris and Kim
  • Oh man how fun but 1 year early for us. My wife retires at the end of this school year and she can’t get enough time off to make it a trip we could afford. We have never been to South Dakota and would love to make a trip out of it sometime. We will be with you in spirit.

    Mark Priest
  • Sounds like a wonderful event. I would totally go if it wasn’t such a long trip from WA. Until then, I’ll just keep reading your interesting posts, learning from your recipes and thanking the buffalo for the gift of their lives!

    Lisa Nelson
  • Just got back from PowWow at St. Joseph’s in Chamberlain last week.
    Sorry can’t join you for your celebration, at least our hearts are tied in..

    Pat & Carmel Maloney

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