Archive - June, 2011

Compete for Cash and a Cause

Don’t miss the 2011 Fleischmann’s Yeast “Bake for the Cure” at the North Dakota State Fair on Friday, July 22 at 1pm, a nationwide recipe contest that celebrates bread baking and raises breast cancer awareness. There’s $400 in cash prizes at the North Dakota State Fair, plus $3000 in national grand prizes. For each entry […]

2011 State Fair Will be Held as Scheduled

Concerts, carnival and commercial exhibits will go on as planned. Logistics are still being worked out on other events. MINOT, ND – North Dakota State Fair officials announced today that this year’s annual event will begin as scheduled on July 22 and will run through July 30, but will be more limited in scale due to […]

ND has a New Dairy Princess

Congratulations to Rachael Rott, the new North Dakota State Dairy Princess! Rott is the 18-year-old daughter of Jim and Kimberlee Rott from Anamoose, N.D. She was one of five young women vying for the opportunity to represent the state’s dairy farmers during public appearances throughout the year. Candidates were judged on general dairy knowledge and […]

State Fair Flood Info

North Dakota State Fair officials are building levies to protect the State Fair Center and the Fair’s Grandstand from the rising waters of the Mouse River. NDSF offices are temporarily relocated to the offices of the Minot Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), located at 1020 South Broadway. The relocation is necessary as the offices are […]

Horsing Around

From the pretty ponies and huge draft horses to the horse hitch shows, there are plenty of horses to admire at the 2011 State Fair! Barns will be full all nine days of the Fair, and even earlier with check-ins for pre-Fair Quarter Horse competition on July 21.  But those special shows that equine-lovers enjoy offer […]

4-H, FFA Among Top Fair Draws

They’re everywhere at the State Fair!  That would be the members of 4-H and FFA, who start preparing for their events long before the Fair begins.  And these youngsters, which the Fair considers its heart, compete and display their skills and talents in so many areas. The youngsters in FFA and 4-H are important parts […]

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New Thrills for 2011

Do you want to fly in space, ride a mechanical bull or walk on water?  Don’t miss the Thrill Zone at the Fair, just north of the Grandstand.  The Fair has added simulators that are a single-seat motion visual experience.  Just put on the goggles, take a seat, and presto, you are at the controls […]

Showcase Your Best

The North Dakota State Fair invites people of all ages to participate in the Fair by entering in Open Class Competitions. Open Class Competitions have something for everyone with hundreds of competitive categories including canning, baked goods, quilting, clothing, flowers, painting, photography, vegetables and much more. The State Fair also proudly highlights several breeds including […]

NDSF Parade is “Clowning Around” in 2011

Ken “Dizzy” Gillespie, Minot’s favorite clown, will see this year’s 2011 State Fair parade from a new position; he will be Grand Marshal for the event on Saturday, July 23. Gillespie, who has organized clowning around for the Fair for over 30 years, encourages men, women and children to take part in spreading the joy.  Dizzy, himself an […]

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Bring on the Bands!

The Flickertail Gardens and the Carousel Pub have long been the place to be for the 21+ crowd before and after Grandstand events. This year will be no different. We’re even bringing in additional bands for 2011 to get the party started earlier in the Carousel Pub! Carousel Pub Melissa Spelchen – July 22 – […]