North Dakota State Fair | Official NDSF Blog

Hurry Hurry! Step Right Up!

Step right up for the Shrine Circus! Get ready for a fun-filled 3 days of lion taming,  trapeze artists, clowns and more! The Shrine Circus is coming to the State Fair Center April 28-30! The circus will have 7 action packed performances during its stop in Minot.     Monday, April 28 at 4pm and 7:30pm [...]

Get ready to PARTY!

Lady Antebellum, John Mellencamp, The Charlie Daniels Band, Randy Houser, Florida Georgia Line, Three Days Grace and Brad Paisley will all  perform at the 2014 North Dakota State Fair, July 18-26. Tickets will go on sale on April 8 at 8am. Seven-time Grammy Award winning trio, Lady Antebellum, will be the first act to perform [...]

Discover the Dinosaurs!

Come experience over 40 moving and replica museum quality dinosaurs! Discover the Dinosaurs is for the entire family, and especially kids, to explore the mystery of pre-historic life in an environment of learning, discovery, and fun. Discover the Dinosaurs is a unique hands on exhibit that consists of over 40 moving and replica museum quality [...]

Who let the Bulls out?

On March 21 and 22, the Western Edge Bull Rider Finals will be tearing up the North Dakota State Fair Center All Seasons Arena! This yearly Bull-A-Rama is brought to you by Abrahamson Rodeo Company. Each evening starts at 6:00pm with Greg Hagar as opening entertainment. Then the cowboys will be ready and raring to [...]

Update Your Home!

The North Dakota State Fair Center is pleased to be hosting the 39th Annual Minot Association of Builders Home and Garden Show on March 15th and 16th, 2014. Whether you are starting to build from scratch or just looking to remodel a room or two, the Minot Association of Builders Home and Garden Show is the place to be! [...]

Gathering Fair History

The ND State Fair Foundation has engaged Cleo Cantlon to help us gather history of the ND State Fair.  This information will be used to write a book, create a video, and provide other historical pieces for the fairgrounds. If you or someone you know can provide an interview, historical pictures, or other information, please [...]

Get Ready for Summer!

28 February 2014 by , No Comments

Prepare for the upcoming summer by attending North Dakota’s premier outdoor sports show, the 32nd annual KX Sports Show, at the North Dakota State Fair Center.  Admission for adults is $5 and 17 and under are free. March 7-9, 2014 Friday 1200pm – 7:00pm Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm Over 150,000 square feet of exhibits, [...]

Team Up with the ND State Fair

24 February 2014 by , No Comments

Planning the 2014 North Dakota State Fair is in full swing! With over 320,000 visitors in 2013, the State Fair is the largest annual event held in North Dakota. This amount of visitors makes it the perfect marketing platform for your business. Join over 80 other businesses and become a North Dakota State Fair Sponsor. [...]

NDSF Board Approves Enhancement of State Fair Center

20 February 2014 by , No Comments

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 the North Dakota State Fair Board approved the hiring of architect and engineering services to enhance meeting space in the North Dakota State Fair Center.  The board views this as a definite need for both the center and the city of Minot, due to increased development across the State and [...]

NDSF Internship Opportunities

17 February 2014 by , No Comments

The North Dakota State Fair is looking to hire  two college students to become an intern at the North Dakota State Fair from May – August 2014! Be part of the team that coordinates all marketing, special events, promotions, sponsorships, social media, advertising and public relations efforts for the state’s largest annual event, the North [...]