Archive - May, 2014

Its Time For That Rootin’ Tootin’ Show De O!

It’s time again to let our up-and-coming cowboys and girls show us what they got at this years NDSF! The Show De O is a kids rodeo broken up into four age divisions for participants 14 and under. Each age division has a maximum capacity of 20 participants. If more than 20 register for each […]

Make it a Special Day

Check out these unique days at the North Dakota State Fair!  UND SPORTS DAY– Experience UND Sports Day presented by Midco Sports Network! Stop by our tent to meet your favorite UND student-athletes and coaches, get autographs, and receive a voucher for a discounted UND Men’s Hockey ticket! As a bonus, Midco Sports Network will […]

Mutton Bustin’

Aspiring cowboys and cowgirls flock the NDSF Ranch Rodeo every year to see how the professionals do it, but this year they finally have a chance to show the crowd what they’re made of! On July 23 and 24, at 6:45 pm they will finally have their shot at the big leagues when they hold […]

Bring Your Appetite

Enjoying all of North Dakota State Fair’s Great. Big. Fun. is sure to work up an appetite! Fortunately as any seasoned Fairgoer could tell you, there is no shortage of delicious food on the midway and 2014 is no different. With over 40 food vendors and over one hundred different food items, there is sure […]

One Man’s Trash…

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and the North Dakota State Fair is proving that with the brand new Upcycling Contest. Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and more appealing. This crafting movement has been sweeping the nation and it is making a stop at […]

Feeding the Hungry Round Two

Last year, North Dakota State Fairgoers donated 15,668 pounds of food to the Great Plains Food Bank! To put that into perspective, that is enough meals to feed a family of four for 5.25 months. “Aside from generating food for our organization, the State Fair staff did an excellent job providing awareness of the Great […]

Grandparent of the Year Contest!

Does your Grandma make the best chocolate chip cookies? Does your Grandpa take you fishing every Saturday aftenoon?  Whatever it is that makes your Grandma or Grandpa extra special, we want to know! This year, the North Dakota State Fair’s Annual Essay Contest will be awarding the “Grandparent of the Year”! The Contest is open […]

Compete at the Fair!

  We are in search of North Dakota’s best bakers, chefs, crafters, green thumbs and photographers to display their finest work at the North Dakota State Fair! It’s time to go through your cookbooks, craft bins and Pinterest boards and get started on your competitive exhibits. Popular categories are sure to be knitting, photography, baking […]