Vendors Shine at the 2017 North Dakota State Fair!

Everyone knows you can win a blue ribbon at the North Dakota State Fair, but did you know that our exhibitors can win them too? Each year almost 700 vendors bring everything from bull riding to buttons to the largest annual event in the state.This year, we are so excited to honor the best of […]

9 Fair-Tastic Vendors You Can Find at the 2017 North Dakota State Fair

The North Dakota State Fair is home to almost 700 vendors displaying everything from signs to saunas – you can literally shop til you drop. Spread across the entire fairgrounds and three air-conditioned buildings, there is so much to explore over all nine days of the Fair! We picked a few of our favorites that […]

7 Ways to Fill the Gap between the 4th of July and the State Fair!

In North Dakota, we tend to measure summer’s length in Holidays and significant events: “Well there is only a week until schools out.” “3 Weeks until the Fourth of July!” “Only 2 more weeks until the State Fair!” We think that the weeks between the Fourth of July and the start of the State Fair […]

13 Unique Foods You Can Only Find at the North Dakota State Fair

This year’s North Dakota State Fair is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before. With several award winning artists and hundreds of venders packing the Fairgrounds – you won’t want to miss it! Besides the concerts, everyone’s favorite part of the Fair is the FOOD. From Funnel Cakes to Teriyaki Chicken on […]

Florida, Virginia, and Minnesota – Oh My!

When it comes to the ribs, Minot’s Ribfest is drawing the best of the best from around the country. Ribbers are coming from as far south as Texas and as far east as North Carolina to present their ribs to the toughest judges around – you! Check out a preview of all the great talent that will be packing the North Dakota State Fairgrounds!

Rocking at Ribfest 2017!

During the first two days of Minot’s Ribfest, we are so excited to feature a variety of acts on the iHeart Radio Stage. Wanna know the best part? All of the concerts are INCLUDED in your admission wristband! So in addition to all the fantastic food – you get access to two concerts per night for […]

It’s Deals Gone Wild at Minot’s Ribfest!

It’s Deals Gone Wild at Minot’s Ribfest at the North Dakota State Fair! From June 16th until the 18th the Fairgrounds will be packed with special events, great music, and all the Ribs you can eat! Not only are you invited to experience some great food and a good time, Ribfest has a ton of fantastic […]

What’s New at the North Dakota State Fair? An Adventure 65 Million Years in the Making

It’s an adventure almost 65,000,000 years in the making! Find out more about our new and exciting additions to our expansive line up of free entertainment.

Minot’s Ribfest Ready to Rock the Fairgrounds

MINOT, N.D. — Minot’s Ribfest is ready to rock the Fairgrounds, June 16, 17, & 18.  Concerts, food, and fun, are planned for the summer festival hosted at the ND State Fairgrounds. “We’ve been planning and preparing to host this exciting Minot event on the Fairgrounds and we’re ready for Ribfest,” said Renae Korslien, manager […]

What’s Happening in March

KX Sport Show Get ready for warmer weather with the 36th Annual KX Sport Show here at the North Dakota State Fair Event Center. Check out everything from spas to speed boats to big game hunting expeditions. The show presents over 120 vendors and exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing boats and […]