Archive - May, 2015

Amateur Talent Contest Registration

Are you a singer? Dancer? Martial artist? Juggler? Do you have a crazy talent that you want to showcase? We’ve got just the contest for you! Enter the 2015 Amateur Talent Contest and show us your stuff! Find more details and the registration form here.

Not-Quite Newlywed Contest

Whether you’ve been married 1 day or 100 years, we bet you know a lot about your spouse: What their favorite song is, who their celebrity look-a-like is, what kind of shoes they prefer . . . the list goes on and on! You also know a lot about yourselves as a couple: Where you would […]

Milk-a-Cow Contest

Do you think you know how to milk a cow? Find out by entering the 2015 Milk-a-Cow contest! Each contestant will attempt to milk an artificial cow one time using only their hands. Two players at a time will milk the cow for two minutes, trying to fill their bucket fuller than the opponent. Contestants […]

Experience North Dakota Essay Contest, Coloring Contest, and Military Appreciation Letters

The North Dakota State Fair is partnering with Experience North Dakota to host the Essay Writing and Coloring Contests as well as writing Military Appreciation Letters. This year’s Essay Contest is open to 4th and 5th graders, and the theme is “What I Love Most About North Dakota”. Tell us in 150 words or less what your […]

Cupcake Decorating Contest

Bring your sprinkles and be prepared for the ultimate cupcake showdown! This year the Cupcake Contest, sponsored by Cash Wise Foods, will be open to kids of all ages. Even those over 18 (aka adults!) 😉 Kids will be provided a cupcake and their decorating theme is: “What I love about living in North Dakota.” […]

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Registration is Now Available

Ball players from across the state will battle it out in this annual tournament! Competitors include boys and girls grades 5 – 12, as well as adult men and women. This tournament is put on by the Minot State University Athletic Department. Fill out the entry form and mail to Minot State University, Athletic Department, […]

Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Wings Challenge

Buffalo Wild Wings, Minot is sponsoring a Blazin’ Wings Challenge to be held on Friday July 24 at 6:00 PM on the Dakota Talent Stage. Finish a dozen blazin’ wings the fastest to win a gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings. Anyone who finishes in 6 minutes or less wins a free t-shirt! Contestants will sign […]

2015 Show-De-O Applications Available NOW!

Do you have a little Buckaroo in your family who would love to show off their rodeo skills? Enter them in the North Dakota State Fair’s 2015 Show-De-O contest! There are 4 age divisions and 5 competitions. Spots fill up quickly and pre-registration is required by July 1, 2015. Applications are available online at: We […]

Trivia Tuesday!

Looking to win a pair of tickets to a State Fair event? Look no further! Trivia Tuesday, sponsored by United Community Bank of North Dakota, is just around the corner and you will have the chance to score tickets to Kellie Pickler, Chase Rice, Seether, NPRA Championship Bull Riding, Ranch Rodeo, the Carnival, and more!

Marketing Job Now Open

Join our Fair team! The North Dakota State Fair is hiring for a full-time Marketing position with full-benefits available. We are looking for an outgoing and energetic individual with attention to detail. If you are interested in applying please refer to our employment page at