2013 NORTH DAKOTA 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates
June 5-8, 2013 Happy Harry's RibFest 2013 - Fargo, North Dakota
Great Food, live entertainment, fun for the whole family with Riblet Fest for kids and the Games Galore midway. The best rib cookers from across the country compete to see who's are the best.
June 7-9, 2013 42nd Annual Irrigation Days - Oakes, North Dakota
An annual community celebration with a parade, fireworks, street dance, buffalo feed, and many other activities.
June 13-15, 2013 Rip-Roarin' Ribfest - Bismarck, North Dakota
The Rip-Roarin’ Ribfest is an annual Downtown event created to stimulate interest and excitement in the downtown area and bring our community together. Outstanding BBQ, Live Music, Kids Games, and more.
June 13-16, 2013 24th Annual Hawk Days Antique Farm Show
Wolford, North Dakota
Steam engines, plowing and threshing displays all four days. Live music all day long.
June 21-23, 2013 Lakota Turkey BBQ - Lakota, North Dakota
The 51st annual turkey BBQ, including an open swim, variety/talent show, 5K race, parade, and golf tournament.
July 19-27, 2013 North Dakota State Fair - Minot, North Dakota
The fair offers a wide variety of agricultural exhibits, great entertainment lineup, carnival, and much more.
July 27-28, 2013 Cats Incredible 2013 - Grand Forks, North Dakota
Viewed as one of the best catfishing tournaments in the country, Cats Incredible draws in contestants from all over North America to compete for the top trophy.
August 10, 2013 7th Annual Chokecherry Festival - Williston, North Dakota
This fun-filled festival which kicks off with a pancake breakfast with chokecherry syrup. There is a 5k road race, a parade, special games, and family entertainment throughout the day. Also there are craft and food vendors in the park to add to the festivities.
August 16-17, 2013 Wild West Grill Fest - Mandan, North Dakota
Now in its 4th year, the 2013 "Wild West Grill Fest" will give people one last chance to take over downtown Mandan at summer's end. Grillers will be open from 11am until closing each day. The grilling competition begins at 11am on Saturday with judging at 6pm. There will be a chance for the public to vote on a People's Choice Award. Winners will be announced Saturday night during the dance. The winning griller receives a trophy. The event features live music, inflatable games for children, plus covered wagon, pony and helicopter rides along with art and craft vendors and a Pride of Dakota tent. Entertainers take the stage and the beer garden opens at 1pm on Friday and noon on Saturday.
August 17, 2013 8th Annual Grape Stomp - Buffalo, North Dakota
Red Trail Vineyard Hosts Wine Tasting, Live Music, Wagon Trail Rides, Vineyard Tours, Food and Craft Vendors, Beer and Wine Garden. and the 8th Annual "Grape Stomp Contest".
September 20, 2013 Beerfest 2013 - Bismarck, North Dakota
A Bismarck-Mandan Beer Festival celebrating the diversity of products available. This year's event will feature more than 30 different beer products sampled, brewmasters, and food provided by Cloverdale Foods. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Missouri Valley YMCA.
September 28, 2013 Giant Pumpkin Festival - Wallhalla, North Dakota
Giant pumpkin contest, farmers' market, games, pumpkin carving and more. Home of the biggest pumpkin in North Dakota.
October 1-5, 2013 Norsk Hostfest - Minot, North Dakota
North America's largest Scandinavian festival with crafts, folk dancing and lots of Nordic grub like klub (potato dumplings), ponnukokur (Icelandic pancakes) and lutefisk (pungent fish dish).