Archive - August, 2013

And the Winner is…..

Fairgoers could shop over 650 vendor booths for just about everything at the North Dakota State Fair. The indoor buildings were stocked with clothing, cleaning products, home décor, cookware and much more. Outdoors, shoppers could find anything from sunglasses, hats and apparel, to trailers, playground equipment and even modular homes.  Fairgoers with an eye for […]

Motor Magic Races into Minot

The North Dakota State Fairgrounds will host Motor Magic, Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 1, 2013 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 5:00pm will kick off the motor mayhem on Friday, August […]

A Wide Array of Competitive Exhibits Shown!

22 August 2013 by , 1 Comment

The heart of the Fair has always been the competitive exhibits and 2013 did not disappoint. The State Fair Center was packed full of exhibits entered from people all across North Dakota. This year we had a whopping 42,847 exhibits entered in the Fair trying to win those coveted purple, best in show ribbons. The […]

2013 Youth Outdoor Festival

On Thursday, September 5th from 5:30-7:30pm the North Dakota State Fairgrounds will hold the 7th 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 us for outdoor education, BBQ, prizes and LOTS OF FUN. Outdoor education, […]

Winter Storage Available

The North Dakota State Fair Center features many large buildings that are ideal for housing seasonal vehicles over the long winter. The buildings feature large doors that are perfect for cold storage of any size including boats, campers, classic cars or whatever you need to store! The storage season begins in mid- September and runs through April. […]

NDSF Donates 15,668 Pounds of Food

The 2013 North Dakota State Fair initiated two new programs to aid the Great Plains Food Bank in creating a hunger free North Dakota. For the first time in its history, the North Dakota State Fair hosted a canned food drive during the Fair.  On Monday, July 22, State Fair staff asked all patrons to […]

Bakken Oil Workers & Oil Service Expo

  The Bakken Oil Worker’s and Oil Service Expo may just be one of the biggest happenings of the summer in North Dakota.  Just three weeks after the North Dakota State Fair, the Expo, nicknamed the “Bakken Oil Expo” will debut on August 20 – 22 at that North Dakota State Fair Center in Minot, […]

The Great Tomato Festival is back!

Good food, live music and supporting a good cause all on the agenda for the August 14, 2013 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, The Minot Symphony Orchestra, and the Lewis and Clark Foundation of Mandan. The […]