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Cupcake Decorating Contest

Bring your sprinkles and be prepared for the ultimate cupcake showdown! This year the Cupcake Contest, sponsored by Cash Wise Foods, will be open to kids of all ages. Even those over 18 (aka adults!) Kids will be provided a cupcake and their decorating theme is: “What I love about living in North Dakota.” Kids […]

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Registration is Now Available

Ball players from across the state will battle it out in this annual tournament! Competitors include boys and girls grades 5 – 12, as well as adult men and women. This tournament is put on by the Minot State University Athletic Department. Fill out the entry form and mail to Minot State University, Athletic Department, […]

Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Wings Challenge

Buffalo Wild Wings, Minot is sponsoring a Blazin’ Wings Challenge to be held on Friday July 24 at 6:00 PM on the Dakota Talent Stage. Finish a dozen blazin’ wings the fastest to win a gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings. Anyone who finishes in 6 minutes or less wins a free t-shirt! Contestants will sign […]

2015 Show-De-O Applications Available NOW!

Do you have a little Buckaroo in your family who would love to show off their rodeo skills? Enter them in the North Dakota State Fair’s 2015 Show-De-O contest! There are 4 age divisions and 5 competitions. Spots fill up quickly and pre-registration is required by July 1, 2015. Applications are available online at: We […]

Trivia Tuesday!

Looking to win a pair of tickets to a State Fair event? Look no further! Trivia Tuesday, sponsored by United Community Bank of North Dakota, is just around the corner and you will have the chance to score tickets to Kellie Pickler, Chase Rice, Seether, NPRA Championship Bull Riding, Ranch Rodeo, the Carnival, and more!

Marketing Job Now Open

Join our Fair team! The North Dakota State Fair is hiring for a full-time Marketing position with full-benefits available. We are looking for an outgoing and energetic individual with attention to detail. If you are interested in applying please refer to our employment page at

Exhibitor Handbooks

The 2015 Exhibitor Handbooks can be found on the website under the “Exhibit” tab. The Horse Book, 4-H, FFA and Open Class Books can be downloaded  to your home computer, printed at home or  you can page through them on the website.   The physical Open Class Handbook will be mailed in the next […]

North Dakota State Fair Cancels 2015 Open Class, 4-H and FFA Poultry Shows

NORTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR April 28, 2015 For Immediate Release MINOT, N.D – The North Dakota State Fair has cancelled the 2015 Open Class, 4-H and FFA Poultry Shows. This is in response to the request by the State Board of Animal Health to halt bird movement to shows, exhibitions and public sales within the […]

State Fair Parade Registration Now Open!

It’s PARADE time! The theme for the 2015 State Parade is “North Dakota Gold – 50 Years of Memories.” Online applications are available here!  

Miranda Lambert: ACM Awards!

Congrats to Miranda Lambert on her ACM Awards wins‪ last night! Album and Song of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, and the prestigious Milestone Award! We can’t wait to see you in July! Get your tickets here!