2013 Grandstand Showpass Lineup

Big names will headline the Grandstand during the 48th Annual North Dakota State Fair, July 19-27. Tim McGraw, Brantley Gilbert, Sawyer Brown, Scotty McCreery, and Toby Keith will all be included on the 2013 Grandstand Showpass.

McG_McG_131_C24_32The long-time country favorite and superstar, Tim McGraw, will be the first act to perform during the 2013 State Fair on Friday, July 19. Recent hits like “One of Those Nights“, “Truck Yeah“, and “Southern Nights“, continue to climb the charts even after over 20 years of his success in the country music industry.

Brantley Gilbert will make the North Dakota State Fair a stop on his Hell on Wheels tour on Sunday, July 21.  Brantley’s true to life testimony of heartache, trials and triumph will take the stage with up and coming hits like “Country Must Be Country Wide“, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “Kick it in the Sticks“. Sawyer Brown, known for songs like “Some Girls Do“, “Step That Step” and “Drive Me Wild“, will call the State Fair home on Wednesday, July 24. Scotty McCreery will be performing on Thursday, July 25.  Hits like “The Trouble with Girls“, will be accompanied by other fan favorites including “I Love You This Big” and “The Man I Want to Be“.

Toby Keith will close out the Showpass on Friday, July 26. Taking his Live in Overdrive Tour to the ND State Fair will be everything you Toby with Fordhave heard and more. Several past chart topping hits which include “Whiskey Girl“, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy“, and “How Do You Like Me Now“, will be paired with hits from his new album “Hope on the Rocks”.

The Grandstand Country Showpass will be $85 with the option of Standing Room or Reserved Seating tickets available.

2013 Showpass Lineup:

Friday, July 19 – Tim McGraw

Sunday, July 21 – Brantley Gilbert

Monday, July 22 – Enduro Race*

Tuesday, July 23- IMCA Modified and Stock Car Races*

Wednesday, July 24 – Sawyer Brown*

Thursday, July 25 – Scotty McCreery

Friday, July 26 – Toby Keith

*General Admission Events

NPRA Championship Bull Riding will be held on Monday, July 22 & Tuesday, July 23.  Tickets will be $14 for adults, $6 for ages 7-12 and 6 and under will be free.

Two rock concerts, scheduled for July 20-27, and the ticket on-sale date are yet to be released. Stay tuned to ndstatefair.com, facebook.com/ndstatefair, and twitter.com/ndstatefair for the most up -to-date information!



  1. Not everyone is a huge fan of country, would really appreciate in the futurr, at least one choice other than country please.

  2. Love Tim McGraw!!! Seeing him in concert has always been a dream, super excited!! Great picks this year 🙂 Thank you!!

  3. Very disappointing line up for the grandstand this year. Most of these performers have been here before if not once but more than once. Sorry but wont be attending the fair this year.

  4. Great Country lineup this year! I can’t wait to see who is in the Rock lineup! Thank you all for your hard work getting these together, it is greatly appreciated!!!

  5. what is available for wheelchair seating – are all concert tickets available by show pass only – my daughter would LOVE to see Tim McGraw but would not be able to travel to Minot more than once. Thanks

  6. Due to promoter restrictions we can only sell the country concert tickets on the Grandstand Showpass. Wheelchair seats are available with up to three companion seats and can be purchased once tickets go on sale by making a request online, calling 701-857-7620 or stopping at our office Monday – Friday 8am-5pm.

  7. Due to promoter restrictions we can only sell the country concert tickets on the Grandstand Showpass. Wheelchair seats are available with up to three companion seats and can be purchased once tickets go on sale by making a request online, calling 701-857-7620 or stopping at our office Monday – Friday 8am-5pm.

  8. Cindy, a showpass is a pass for the Grandstand events at the North Dakota State Fair that includes seven great nights of entertainment. This year, the grandstand showpass features: Tim McGraw, Brantley Gilbert, IMCA Modified & Stock Car Races, Enduro Race, Sawyer Brown, Scotty McCreery and Toby Keith. The past is an investment of $85.

  9. I like country music but I also listen to rock! Obviously promoters of the fair believe no one here listens to rock!! I saw the two “rock bands” scheduled…seriously ?? I was at the Black Eyed Peas concert and turn out was awesome! Even a classic rock act like John Fogerty, Huey Lewis or Joe Cocker would be well received! Please get a clue…

  10. my question is the only way to get a ticket to see toby keith is to pay $85 for one nite? thanks!

  11. Not happy about having to buy a grandstand pass, only want to go to one concert and don’t appreciate having to find someone to share my ticket with. Not a good policy and hope this changes in the future.

  12. Not only are the shows disappointing this year (could we get a few more rock bands? I don’t mind a little country but its ALL country…)

    But the food options were also missing a few things; the website actually advertises: chili burgers and sweet and sour pork; but neither of the places that supposedly serve these actually does (the luthern church that supposedly has chili burgers, just has regular frozen garbage burgers) and the chinese place has sweet and sour chicken (sorry but I can get that anywhere, its actually hard to find sweet and sour pork)

    Also the dakota noodles… bland, boring and taste of nothing but salt, terrible rendition of asian noodles. The crab fritters? sure they actually had some nice flavor but they were just fried dough balls, no crab inside that I could find. My “foot long” italian sausage was barely 8 inches, and for some reason they put sauerkraut on it, I tried explaining the sauerkraut should have been served on his polish sausage and not on his italian but he really couldnt comprehend what i was saying.

    ND fair, over priced pretend ethnic food served poorly. I couldnt even find a decent burger; the tubbys burger that everyone raved about was ok (and certainly better than the fast food frozen quality that everyone else was serving) but it barely qualifies as good and doesnt come close to actually being great. it was just a standard over cooked mash of ground beef (which like i said was at least better than the frozen pink slurry served elsewhere), but it sure as heck wasnt worth $9 (served with nothing at that price, not even fries or a drink, that would have cost $12). even grizzlys pulls off a better burger than this at half the price.

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