2013 NORTH DAKOTA 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(See also: 2014 - 2012 - 2011)
February 14, 2013 Valentine's Day
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled today. They are too numerous to list.
March 4-8, 2013 National School Breakfast Week 2013 - Nationwide
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children.
March 5-10, 2013 North Dakota Winter Show - Valley City, North Dakota
The oldest and longest running Agriculture Show in North Dakota. The NDWS attracts exhibitors and visitors from many states and Canada with attendance increasing each year. The Show’s mission is to provide an education for youth in the various segments of agri-business and to promote and expand agriculture through improved agriculture practices and techniques, and to honor our pioneer culture and heritages.
March 19, 2013 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless other across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.
April 22, 2013 Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
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 4, 2013 - There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.
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).
November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving Day - Nationwide
All StatesThere are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list. (4th Thursday in November).