Archive - August, 2012

Score Motor Magic Tickets!

Labor Day weekend is nearing and that means Motor Magic is ready to be speeding through the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. Drag racing on the Magic City International Dragway at 5:00 p.m. will kick off the motor mayhem on Friday, August 31 and will also have races starting at 9am Sept 1 and 9:30am Sept. […]

6th Annual Youth Outdoor Festival

On Thursday, September 6th from 5:30-7:30pm the North Dakota State Fairgrounds will hold the 6th Annual Youth Outdoor Festival. Local wildlife clubs will host outdoor activities for area youth in the Outdoor Skills Park.  Activities will include waterfowl, upland game, fishing, archery and more. Join in the fun for outdoor education, BBQ, prizes and more. Outdoor education, […]

Motor Magic Races into Minot Labor Day Weekend

The North Dakota State Fairgrounds will host Motor Magic, Labor Day weekend, August 31-September 2, 2012 in Minot. The largest motorsports event in the Upper Midwest, Motor Magic provides entertainment for auto enthusiasts of all ages. Drag racing on the Magic City International Dragway at 5:00 p.m. will kick off the motor mayhem on Friday, […]

Looking for a boot scootin’ good time?

      What’s the perfect way to end a great evening at the rodeo?  With a concert from  one of America’s favorite rockin’ country bands- Little Texas! Little Texas, a multi-platinum group formed in 1988, has hits to their name such as “What Might Have Been,” “Some Guys Have All the Love,” “God Blessed Texas,” “Kick […]

Start Your Engines!

Get ready to start your engines, ’cause Motor Magic is just around the corner! Filled with events including a classic car show, drag racing, an enduro race, and more, this event is every car buffs’ dream! Whether you’re a motor expert, or just starting out come join in on the fun at the North Daktoa […]

Pedaling for a Good Cause!

The 3rd Annual Souris Valley United Way Pedal Car Auction will take place on Saturday, September 1st at 4pm during Motor Magic.  Last year’s car auction raised close to $6,000 for the United Way’s 2012 campaign and we’re hoping to do even better in 2012! The primed but unfinished pedal car kits were put on sale for […]

Last Chance Summer Dance!

Don’t miss your last chance to party before going back to school and end the summer with a bang! The night storm party will be dropping the hottest tracks at the North Dakota State Fair Center, August 19th. Always playing today’s Hottest Club Mix of hip-hop, pop, techno, slow jams, and of course a few old school […]

Flickr Photo Contest Results

Fairgoers snapped hundreds of photos of the Great. Big. Fun. during the 2012 North Dakota State Fair. We then invited them to post those pictures on Flickr, a photo sharing site to participate in the first ever Flicker Photo Contest. We had 5 categories- Fair Food, Carnival, Horses and Rodeo, Livestock and Special Events. We […]

2012 NDSF Achieves Record Attendance

Leaders of the 2012 North Dakota State Fair were determined not to focus on numbers.  The 2010 Fair set the attendance bar high with, 308,641 visitors. And there was no Fair in 2011, with the grounds under more than 10 feet of Mouse River flood. But Fair Manager Renae Korslien need not have worried. A […]

The Great Tomato Festival

Good food, live music and supporting a good cause all on the agenda for the August 8, 2012 Great Tomato Festival at the North Dakota State Fair Center. This year’s proceeds will go to Minot Public Library, Taube Art Museum of Minot and the Lewis and Clark Foundation of Mandan. The event begins at 6pm […]