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2016 NORTH DAKOTA: July & August 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(See also:  2014 - 2013)

JULY 4, 2016 - 4TH OF JULY
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 22-24, 2016  North Dakota Ukrainian Festival
Dickinson, North Dakota
Ukrainian Cultural Institute in North Dakota.  Annual ethnic festival, including concerts, dancing, Ukrainian meals, educational seminars, liturgy services, and more. A true Ukrainian and ethnic experience!

July 22-30, 2016 - North Dakota State Fair - Minot, North Dakota
The fair offers a wide variety of agricultural exhibits, great entertainment lineup, carnival, and much more.


August 2, 2016
Banquet in a Field
Harwood, North Dakota
CommonGround North Dakota is hosting its annual Banquet in a Field event to ignite conversations about North Dakota food and farming among the people of Cass County and Fargo community. Located at Peterson Farms Seed, near Harwood, N.D., Banquet in a Field is to create open dialogue between women who grow food and the women who buy it. The dinner, featuring 11 crops and three meats all from North Dakota farms, will educate guests of the contribution local agriculture has on the state and give attendees the chance to connect with CommonGround volunteers, the women who work to bring clarity to discussions about food and farming.

August 12, 2016  Best of the West Ribfest - Watford City, North Dakota
Ribs & Fixings, Street Vendors, Live Music, Concessions, Kid Zone Fun & Games, Classic Car Show & Street Dance.

August 12-13, 2016  North Dakota Chokecherry Festival
Williston, North Dakota
The North Dakota Chokecherry Festival is a celebration of youth accomplishments and our state fruit, the chokecherry! This two-day family festival kicks off on Friday and features the 1000 Burger Feed, ice cream with chokecherry topping, vendor booths and live entertainment.   Saturday begins with a free pancake feed with chokecherry syrup, a 5k fun run, children's stroll/parade, vendors booths, live entertainment, Kid Zone, free swimming, train rides and dock dog jumping competition with Ultimate Air Dogs. A great family event to enjoy before getting back to school! 

August 18-21, 2016  Grant County Fair & 4-H Achievement Days
Carson, North Dakota
Livestock Show and sale, turtle races, youth rodeo, rodeo, pancake and sauage breakfast, pork barbecue, chili cook-off, parades, street dance, toilet bowl races, pine car derby, car and antique tractor show, 4-H Horse Show.

August 19-20, 2016  Wild West Grill Fest - Mandan, North Dakota
Now in its 7th year, "Wild West GrillFest"  goes TROPICAL!  We will give people one last chance to take over downtown Mandan at summer's end and enjoy 2 evenings of tropical fun.  Grillers will be open from 4 pm - 11 pm Friday and 11am - Midnight Saturday.  The grilling competition will be held on Saturday and will feature grilled Beef and Pineapple,  with judging beginning at 5pm. The first place and runner up will be presented following the judges decisions.  The event features live music, art and craft vendors and a Farmer's Market.  Entertainers take the stage each day, and the beer garden opens at 4 pm on Friday and Noon on Saturday.  Admission is $5.00 daily. Children 12 and under are welcome free of charge. No pets or coolers allowed, you may bring your own lawn chairs.


August 25-28, 2016
Ransom County Fair
Lisbon, North Dakota
Open Class Livestock Judging, a Junior Livestock Point Show, Pedal Tractor Pull, Carnival, Bull-A-Rama, a Party in the Dirt Dance, Free Corn Feed, Parade.  To enhance the cohesiveness of our community by promoting youth leadership, education, and social opportunities; preserving our agriculture heritage, unique culture, arts, and history; and providing a community resource that is safe, functional, and accessible to all the residents and visitors of Ransom County.

August 26-28, 2016  Slope County Fair - Amidon, North Dakota
North Dakota's longest, continuous running county fair. The last full weekend of August.


2014 NORTH DAKOTA: July & August 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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July 18-20, 2014  Divide County Annual Threshing and Antique Show
Crosby, North Dakota
Annual threshing and antique show.  Sawmill, threshing and blacksmith demonstrations daily.  Parades held on Saturday and Sunday at 1pm includes anitique and vintage steam engines, tractors, cars and other vehicles. Take a tour around the pioneer village and its 22  restored historical buildings, in a horse drawn bus.

August 16, 2014  ND Grape Harvest Festival & 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 9th Annual "Grape Stomp Contest".


2013 NORTH DAKOTA: July & August 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

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.




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