2018 NORTH DAKOTA: July & August 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(See also: 2014 - 2013)
JULY 4, 2018 - 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 14, 2018 Rockin' Ribfest
Williston, North Dakota
Williston State College. Join the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce as they host the Rockin' Ribfest at Williston State College. Rib teams will be set up all day preparing ribs for a public tasting at 4pm. Throughout the day enjoy food from various vendors, craft vendors, kids activities, and entertainment.
July 20-21, 2018 North Dakota Ukrainian Festival
Belfield, 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 20-28, 2018 North Dakota State Fair - Minot, North Dakota
The fair offers a wide variety of agricultural exhibits, great entertainment lineup, carnival, and much more.
August 7, 2018 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 10-11, 2018 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 10, 2018
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 16-19, 2018
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 18, 2018 Wild West Grill Fest - Mandan, North Dakota
Dykshoorn Park. Area Restaurants will be grilling their specialties. Grillers will be open from 11 am - 11 pm Saturday. Scott Prebys & Special Friends take the stage from Noon - 2 pm nad from 3:30 - 5:30.The beer garden opens at Noon. Admission is $5.00. Children 12 and under are welcome free of charge. No pets or coolers allowed, you may bring your own lawn chairs. Wild West Vendor Showdown will feature more than 30 art, craft and business vendors. Register for door prizes and a Grill give away!!!
August 23-26, 2018 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 24-26, 2018 Slope County Fair - Amidon, North Dakota
North Dakota's longest, continuous running county fair. The last full weekend of August.