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A Tiny House featured on HGTV will be shown at the North Dakota State Fair! A tiny house featured on the HGTV show “Tiny House Big Living” will be shown at the North Dakota State Fair. Jim Nelson, a North Dakota builder, created a unique tiny house that will air on the show on Monday, […]

Fall Out Boy opening act ANNOUNCED!

The opening act to Fall Out Boy’s July 22nd performance at the North Dakota State Fair has officially been announced! The duo Gerry and Danny form the Alternative/Pop band known as Secret Weapons. Emerging from Brooklyn, New York, the band was formed in 2015, and has since performed on the TODAY Show and released a […]

Columbia Sheep Breeders Association to Celebrate Diamond Jubilee at the ND State Fairgrounds

75th Anniversary of the Columbia Sheep Breeders of America Show and Sale. This annual event has been held in Minot 14 other times in the past 75 years. There will be 200 livestock exhibitors from across the United States bestowing on Minot for the first week in June for their annual show and sale. 400 […]

The Playground of Power is back in action!!!

The Nodak Speedway season is back in the Grandstand and has a full schedule of races for the upcoming season! Prices and Time Unless otherwise stated: 3:00 pm – Pit Gate OPENS 5:00 pm – Grandstands OPEN 6:00 pm – Racing STARTS Grandstand Ticket Prices: Adults $13.00 Seniors $11.00 Military $11.00 Ages 8-14 $6.00 Ages […]

Lions, Tigers, and Bears Oh boy!

The North Dakota State Fair Center is proud to once again host the Jordan World Circus for seven fun-filled shows of fantastic entertainment for the whole family to enjoy!!  Monday, April 25th Showtimes- 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26th Showtimes- 10 a.m., 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27th Showtimes- 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. […]

North Dakota State Fair wins Event of the Year Award

MINOT, ND – The North Dakota State Fair was named Event of the Year at the 2016 North Dakota Travel and Tourism Conference in Grand Forks. The Governor’s Travel and Tourism Awards recognizing outstanding leaders in North Dakota’s tourism industry were presented by North Dakota Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley and Department of Commerce Commissioner Al […]

Jurassic Quest comes back to Minot

Jurassic Quest brings you a Dinosaur Adventure for the whole family. The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs; Over 50 life-size dinosaurs in all. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. It features realistic scenes, enormous dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of fun activities […]

The Spring Big One Art & Craft Fair

The 25th annual Minot Spring Show includes more than 250 booths showcasing products hand made from across the US. More than 150 exhibitors will fill their booths with arts, crafts and baked goods that all have a touch of being hand made. Admission: $3.00 Hours: Friday, April 8th 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Saturday, April 9th 9:00 […]

20th Annual FFA Alumni Auction

Come join the Minot FFA Alumni for their 20th Annual Alumni Auction to be held on April 2, 2016 at 11:00AM in the Theater Room of the North Dakota State Fair Center. They will be auctioning off to the highest bidder a large number of items and products donated by local businesses and people of […]

ND State Fair Grandstand Welcomes Nitro Circus!

GLOBAL ACTION SPORTS PHENOMENON NITRO CIRCUS LIVE MAKES MINOT DEBUT JUNE 24  Spectacular New Show Visits the Grandstand at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds During North American Tour  Tickets On Sale Friday, March 18  MINOT – Direct from sell out shows across the globe, Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live will visit Minot for the first […]