From destination dining to disc golf, Worthing offers new reasons to visit

This piece is presented by the Lincoln County Economic Development Association.

A quick trip south of Sioux Falls leads to fun entertainment and recreation options in Worthing.

The town of almost 1,000 people holds its annual Worthing Days on Aug. 25 and 26. Events Friday include a 4-H dinner, Cruise Night for classic cars on Main Street and a children’s movie night. Saturday features a 5K run, parade, kids’ activities and a street dance beginning at 8 p.m. featuring the band Driven.

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Plus, Worthing offers both new additions and old favorites for visitors looking for an easy and affordable getaway.

Here’s a look at what we found.

The iconic Olde Towne Dinner Theatre enters its 35th season this fall. Located in a century-old building on Worthing’s Main Street, the nonprofit theater uses 300 volunteers for each show.

But the community effort is worth it, as most every show sells out. Get tickets early!

A bar leading into the stage area offers the chance for a pre-show beverage, and the four-course dinner that follows earns rave reviews, said executive director Kristy Kayser.

“It’s great. Our chefs are fantastic. We call them the dream team,” she said. “They make all the food in the kitchen right before they walk in, so everything is fresh and delivered just the day before.”

The meal includes soup; a salad with signature homemade candied pecans; a choice of chicken, beef or fish; two sides; and dessert during intermission.

“In the last couple years, we’ve really picked up our sales a lot, which is incredible,” Kayser said. “We’ve doubled our season ticket sales in the last two years, which is fantastic, and we usually sell out every single show, so getting your tickets in advance is very important.”

This season’s lineup includes “Buying the Moose,” “A Tuna Christmas,” “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” and “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” Each show runs for five weeks.

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The city of Worthing added a new disc golf course late last year, and it has been a popular free attraction this summer.

The nine-hole course is located at the city’s recreation area alongside a trail that is scheduled for eventual expansion.

“We have quite a few weekends when this place is really busy,” deputy finance officer Travis Harford said. “It’s a lot of word of mouth.”

Worthing is hoping to pull disc golf enthusiasts who otherwise only have places to play in Sioux Falls, he said.

“It’s kind of nice because it’s a little more or less out in a field still,” he said. “It looks like you’re playing in a field or sloughs, but that’s what makes it more of a challenge is the pond and the taller grass. If you can avoid it, it’s best to do that.”

Using the course is free. Discs can be rented nearby at the Blue Sky Junction, 100 S. Main St.

Kim’s Korner Bar & Grill is a new name for an old favorite, Otis’ Bar & Grill. Ranked second best in South Dakota for wings, the restaurant also specializes in burgers and mutton chislic.

Daily specials include buy-one, get-one burgers on Monday, two-fer drinks on Tuesday, 75-cent wings on Wednesday starting at 6 p.m., pizza night on Thursday starting at 6 p.m. and an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Friday starting at 6 p.m.

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From destination dining to disc golf, Worthing offers new reasons to visit

A quick trip south of Sioux Falls leads to fun entertainment and recreation options in Worthing.

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