Archive - May, 2012

A New Way to Experience Agriculture!

Did you know that North Dakota Farmers produce enough wheat to produce 12.4 billion loaves of white bread, enough soybeans for 276 billion crayons and enough potatoes for 2.6 billion servings of French fries? Leaning about agriculutre can be fun, but its even more fun to experience it! Follow the pig’s feet across the fairgrounds […]

Win Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Tix!

 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band returns to the North Dakota State Fair in 2012! This quartet, known for hits like “Cadillac Ranch and “Fishin’ in the Dark,” played the Fair five times between 1987 and 1995 as the star attraction at the “party in the dirt,” a lively concert in the All Seasons Arena. Their next […]

Play with Your Food!

Do you like to play with your food? The North Dakota State Fair welcomes and encourages it on July 21 at 1pm, the first Saturday of the Fair.  Join others as they creatively scoop, carve, color and create fresh produce into works of art in the 4-H Hall. The contest is open to adults ages […]

Sweet Music from the NDSF Foundation

Sweet music today, stronger Fair tomorrow!  The State Fair Foundation, established just over a year ago, has received more than $50,000 in donations from supportive Fairgoers. But Foundation President Todd Berning said his group hopes to increase that fund dramatically with the raffle of a very special guitar. The instrument makes melodies, of course, but it […]

Win Foreigner Tickets!

The North Dakota State Fair staff can’t wait to kick off the Fair on Friday, July 20 and even though we will be sad to see the Great.Big.Fun come to an end on July 28, we will be having a blast rocking out to Foreigner on the final day. On Saturday, July 28, at 8pm […]

Kid Rock Features Special Guest

Uncle Kracker has been added as a special guest for the Kid Rock concert on Friday, July 20, 8pm at the 2012 North Dakota State Fair in Minot. Uncle Kracker’s newest CD “Happy Hour –  The South River Road Sessions”  features the hit singles “Smile” and “Good to be Me” After enjoying tremendous success on […]

Outdoor Skills Area Expands

Making lemonade out of lemons after Minot’s 2011 flood, the North Dakota Game and Fish department took advantage of the opportunity to expand and improve their popular area. Greg Gullickson, Outreach Biologist, said, “The big hit we took on the buildings gave us the opportunity to almost double the space we had available, a great […]

He Shoots…He Scores!

Its time to get your head in the game! The annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held again at this years North Dakota State Fair on July 27 and July 28. Minot State University will host as teams will battle it out on the court for a chance to be named the tournament champions. This […]

Scrunchies, Acid Wash Jeans and AC/DC!

Do you long for the days of parachute pants and teased hair? Do you miss classic rock blaring through the speakers of your muscle car? Well, Hairball at the North Dakota State Fair Center will bring you a rad night of  reminiscing  with totally awesome songs from some of the 80’s most gnarly bands! This […]

Win NPRA Championship Bull Riding Tix

Great. Big. Fun. Giveaway Wednesday strikes again! This week the North Dakota State Fair wants to give a little action to the rodeo junkies out there. The NPRA Championship Bull Riding will be tearing up the All Seasons Arena on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24. Tickets are $14 for adults and $6 for […]