North Dakota State Fair wins Event of the Year Award

MINOT, ND – The North Dakota State Fair was named Event of the Year at the 2016 North Dakota Travel and Tourism Conference in Grand Forks. The Governor’s Travel and Tourism Awards recognizing outstanding leaders in North Dakota’s tourism industry were presented by North Dakota Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley and Department of Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson.

“We are so excited to be recognized as event of the year,” North Dakota State Fair Manager Renae Korslien said. “The State Fair continues to improve every year because of all of the outstanding people we have working here every summer. Community leaders, superintendents, exhibitors, vendors, the staff, and many more put in so much time and energy to create the best State Fair every year.”

North Dakota State Fair, Event of the Year. The annual mid-summer event in Minot includes entertainment for all ages and continues to be, arguably, the largest event in North Dakota. It includes a carnival, full cafeteria, three buildings of commercial vendors, competitive events and static exhibits, as well as a celebration of North Dakota’s agriculture. Attendance has increased by 100,000 in the last 15 years. In 2015, the State Fair capped its 50th year in Minot with a memorable Aerosmith concert. The Fair works with Visit Minot to put heads in beds and bring families in to shop, eat and sleep in the city and is a great partner with North Dakota Tourism.


The 2016 North Dakota State Fair is July 22-30. For more information and purchase tickets visit


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