Archive - June, 2012

Celebrate the Sandwich!

Celebrate the 250th Birthday of the Sandwich with the Sensational Sandwich Bread Contest at the North Dakota State Fair! The first Friday of the fair kicks off with the new Sensational Sandwich Bread contest. Hobby bakers whip out their bread pans to create a sensational sandwich of any type. Winning entries are chosen based on flavor, texture, sandwich […]

Take a Break at the Kids Clubhouse

Sponsored by First Western Bank and Trust, the Kid’s Clubhouse is one place that families can’t afford to skip! This air conditioned indoor oasis is stocked with fun toys for kids including toy cars, play houses and tons of activities. This is essential to help little ones burn off cotton candy and other Fair treats! […]

Show Your Shades

The North Dakota State Fair staff was busy  working on the awesome events that will be happening July 20-28 at the North Dakota State Fair and Great. Big. Fun. Giveaway Wednesday has snuck up on us once again. Although we rarely get a chance to sneak away from our desks  because we are soooo busy […]

Not-So-Newlywed Game

35 years is a lot of time to spend with one person but how much do you really know about your “other half”? We will answer that question in our Not-So-Newlywed Game during the Senior Day Festival. Couples married 35 years or more will answer questions about their significant other to see how much they […]

Bring Your Sprinkles!

The 2012 North Dakota State Fair will be hosting its first ever Kid’s Cupcake Decorating Contest presented by Lalee Cakes! Children 12 years and younger can bring their sprinkles and other decorating supplies and come have some fun decorating their cupcake to the theme of “What I Love at the North Dakota State Fair”. Lalee […]

Purchase Beer Tickets in Advance

Did you know that you can purchase your beer tickets  online WITH your concert tickets? Avoid the lines and score your own personal beer ticket packet  by purchasing your North Dakota State Fair beer tickets in advance! New in 2013, beer tickets can be purchased online  at, right along side your concert tickets, gate […]

Diaper Derby is Back!

  …But this year we have also added a Toddler Trot to the mix! Is your toddler ready to trot? How about your little one who is still crawling around in a diaper? Are they ready to derby to the finish line? If so, sign them up for the 2012 North Dakota State Fair Diaper […]

Win Luke Bryan Tickets!

It’s Great. Big. Fun. Giveaway Wednesday and we are giving away Luke Bryan tickets! This Sunday, newspapers across the state published the North Dakota State Fair tabloid with all sorts of information about the Great. Big. Fun. going on during the Fair. This tabloid could be your chance to sing along with  Luke Bryan during […]

It’s a Food Frenzy!

Enjoying all the North Dakota State Fair’s Great. Big. Fun. is sure to work up an appetite, fortunately, as any season fairgoer could tell you, there is no shortage of delicious food on the midway and 2012 is no different. With 40 food vendors and over a hundred different food items there is sure to […]

Run the Route

Lace up your running shoes because the Run The Route 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be taking place July 21 at 9am! Usher in the North Dakota State Fair Parade as you compete in this fun race. Compete by yourself or grab some friends or coworkers for a fun morning workout. Either way, you […]