Legislative Cracker Barrels

The Chamber hosts four legislative cracker barrels each legislative session. South Dakota Legislators from Districts 1, 2,  and 3 representing Brown County are invited to attend. 

Ensuring that laws and legislation remain conducive to Aberdeen's healthy and vibrant business climate is a top priority for the Aberdeen Area Chamber. Providing this type of structure for business leaders to communicate effectively with government is just one of the opportunities we provide our members and the Aberdeen community.

Cracker Barrel sessions are open to the public and offer an excellent opportunity for legislators and their constituents to publicly discuss issues of importance and stay up to date on top business, civic, and social priorities. 

The 2021 Cracker Barrels will be held on the following Saturday mornings in the Jewett Theatre within the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Northern State University from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

  • January 30, 2021
  • February 6, 2021
  • February 13, 2021
  • March 6, 2021

NSU is at Level 3 status which requires face coverings in all indoor public spaces, per the SD Board of Regents policy. We apologize if this is an inconvenience, but want to ensure the safety of all presenters, attendees and the University. See the full policy by clicking here: https://www.northern.edu/coronavirus/masks  There will be plenty of room for social distancing. No food or drinks will be allowed in the theatre.

Participants can watch Cracker Barrels online at https://dakotabroadcasting.com/ Those watching online can submit questions in advance to gail@aberdeen-chamber.com or sent by text during the live event to 605-216-2045.

Special thanks to our 2021 sponsors:  AARP, Aberdeen American News, Aberdeen Development Corporation, Borns Group, Healthcare Plus Federal Credit Union, Helms & Associates, MIDCO, Northern State University, and Northwestern Energy.