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Sertoma BEER Fest

Sertoma Club of Minot is hosting a tasting test of some of the best! Beer Fest takes place Friday, September 5 at 6pm in the State Fair Center. This event will be a blast with: Door prizes Food And Beer! The Grand Prize winner at the event will even win a Keg-O-Rator! Tickets are available [...]

July 26: Top 5 Must Sees

1. ND State Arm Wrestling Championships When: 10:30am weigh in, 1pm arm wrestling Where: Dakota Talent Stage Who has the strongest arm in ND? Weigh-ins are at 10:30am with arm wrestling beginning at 1pm. No pre-registration is necessary and both men’s and women’s categories are available! 2. Cupcake Decorating Contest When: 1pm Where: State Fair [...]

July 25: Top 5 Must Sees

1. Xpogo Stunt Team When: 30 min shows at 1pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm Where: Stage 5 Sponsored by the Grand Hotel, this is the most talented and experienced extreme pogo performance in the world! Come see jumps over 9 feet in the air on next-generation pogo sticks, plus flips and incredible tricks! You definitely won’t [...]

July 24: Top 5 Must Sees!

1. Senior Day Festival When: 10am Where: Upper Atrium It’s a Mexican Fiesta sponsored by Trinity Health! Great entertainment, vendor booths, an ice cream social and tons of prize drawings are all a part of the fun! Plus, there’s air conditioning! 2. Water Day Festival O’ Fun When: 10am-4pm Where: Festival Tent Water, water everywhere! [...]

July 23: Top 5 Must Sees!

1. Kids Show De O When: 1:30pm Where: Arena 2 Come watch youngsters display their talents in junior rodeo events at the NDSF Show De O! There are 4 age divisions and 5 competitions for little buckaroos. Come cheer on the action! 2. Milking Contest When: 4pm Where: Expo Barn Fairgoers of all ages can [...]

July 22: Top 5 Must Sees!

1. Family Day Festival When: 10am-4pm Where: State Fair Park Bring the entire family for fun and educational activities sponsored by Xcel Energy! Organizations will have displays and hands on entertainment with special features including a creative corner and fun ways to be energized and inspired! 2. Diaper Derby & Toddler Trot When: 1pm Where: [...]

July 21: Top 5 Must Sees!

1. Pride Of Dakota Day When: 11am Where: Festival Tent Experience KMOT Pride of Dakota Day! Visit with local entrepreneurs and purchase products made exclusively in ND! As a special treat, the ND Department of Agriculture will offer a $1 Hot Dog lunch from 11am-1pm with all proceeds going to the ND FFA! 2. Hippity [...]

July 20: Top 5 Must Sees!

1. Kids T-Shirt Decorating Contest When: 1pm Where: 4-H Hall in State Fair Center Use your creativity to design your own State Fair T-shirt! Join us for this BRAND NEW contest where the end result is a one-of-a-kind souvenir! Pre-registration is required! 2. UND Sports Day When: 1pm Where: Festival Tent Stop by our tent [...]

July 19: Top 5 Must Sees!

1. State Parade When: 9:15am Don’t miss the largest parade in North Dakota! The parade starts on the corner of Broadway and Burdick Expressway and runs all the way to the Fairgrounds! 2. Run The Route When: 8:45am Where: Beginning at Our Redeemers Church Run to the Fair! Enter the Run the Route organized by [...]

July 18: Top 5 Must Sees!

1. Food Frenzy┬á When: All 9 days of the Fair Where: At Food Booths Across the Fairgrounds Sample the latest and greatest foods at the Fair! Booths throughout the Fairgrounds will be competing for the title of “Best New Fair Food” in our Food Frenzy Competition presented by American Bank Center! Throughout the Fair keep [...]