Last year over 41,000 entries were submitted by North Dakotans at the state level in the hopes of winning a blue ribbon at the North Dakota State Fair. Cash prizes are also an incentive to compete. $230,125 was paid out to the top placing individuals in 2009. The North Dakota State Fair Association invites individuals of all ages to compete again this year to win the title as one of North Dakota’s Finest.
Entries are now being accepted. Sign up for the competition of your choice here. Exhibitor Handbook’s and hard copies of the registration forms are available in the State Fair Office. To request an Exhibitor Handbook by mail contact the State Fair office at (701) 857-7620.
Livestock categories shown at the Fair this summer will include: beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, poultry, Boer goats, dairy goats, sheep and rabbits. Horse shows will include AQHA, Draft, Morgan AMHR, Team Roping, Barrel Bash and Open Western and English Shows.
Static exhibits accepted for this year’s Fair include: ag products, fine arts & crafts, plants & flowers, foods, wine, needlework, photography, education and writing.
Camping is also available for State Fair Exhibitors. Registration is accepted online or by calling the camping office at (701) 838-1193.