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2017 North Dakota: Sept - December 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(See also: 2016  -  2015 - 2014 - 2012)


September 5-9, 2017
52nd Annual Potato Bowl USA
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Potato Bowl USA is a weeklong festival teaming the University of North Dakota and the Red River Valley potato growing industry. It was created in 1965.  This week is filled with awesome events like the World's Largest French Fry Feed & Fireworks dispay on Thursday, along with a Potato Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Tailgate Party and University of North Dakota Football Game.

September 23, 2017  Beerfest 2017 - Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck Civic Center Arena.  6 pm - 9 pm.  Join us for a great time! Ticket gets you 30 beer samples, Cloverdale food, entertainment and a commemorative glass!

September 27-30, 2017  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).

October 9-13, 2017  National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 22-28, 2017  29th Annual Kenmare GooseFest
Kenmare, North Dakota
GooseFest has something for Everyone!!  Kenmare, the "Snow Goose Capital of North Dakota" is the hunting haven of the north with snow goose counts being over 250,000 birds at times. Canada honkers are prevalent with some 12 to 14 pounders being bagged.

November 23, 2017  THANKSGIVING DAY
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.


December 10, 2017
Terra Madre Day
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.


2016 North Dakota: Sept - December 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

November 25-December 10, 2016  Dickens Village Festival
Garrison, North Dakota
Garrison is the official Christmas Capitol of North Dakota.  Garrison’s Dickens Village Festival will delight and entertain families from across North Dakota, eastern Montana and southern Canada. The event turns a community of 1,500 into a quaint Victorian town from the era of Charles Dickens’. Beginning Thanksgiving week, the Dickens Village Festival runs three consecutive Fridays and Saturdays and the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

December 3, 2016  Christmas on the Prairie
West Fargo, North Dakota
Bonanzaville, Cass County Historical Society.  This annual event is an old-fashioned celebration of Christmas tradition. We have our beautifully decorated village complete with cookie decorating, Christmas carolers, horse drawn wagon rides, an ugly sweater competition, musical performances, Christmas desserts and beverages, Christmas Stories, demonstrators, vendors, and photos with Santa.

December 9-11, 2016  Medora's Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas
Medora, North Dakota
21st Annual Family Fun Weekend.  A unique way to celebrate Christmas and a great reason to visit Medora in the winter. Holiday activities kick off Friday evening and the fun continues through the weekend with great food, fun, holiday activities, and lively music.


2015 North Dakota: Sept - December 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

September 12, 2015  Fargo Beer Festival - Fargo, North Dakota
This year there will be dozens of specialty and premium craft brews including new releases and limited seasonal fall beers. Once again, beer booths will be spread out across the Auditorium and Centennial Hall  to help keep lines at a minimum. Enjoy fine brews while listening to LIVE MUSIC and checking out food vendors that will be holding it down on the Fargo Civic Lawn.

October 11-17, 2015 - National Bulk Foods Week - Nationwide
The Bulk is Green Council (BIG).


2014 North Dakota: Sept - December 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

September 27, 2014  Giant Pumpkin Festival - Wallhalla, North Dakota
Giant pumpkin contest, farmers' market, games, pumpkin carving and more. Home of the biggest pumpkin in North Dakota.


2012 North Dakota: Sept - December 2012
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

September 6-8, 2012  Lobster & Lefse Festival - Fargo, North Dakota
Outdoor festival featuring live music from 11 am to 11 pm. Seafood meals available including lobster and lefse! Coordinated by the Fargo-Moorhead Rotary Club, portions of the proceeds benefit the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center and local Rotary projects.

November 29, 2012  Taste of North Dakota Holiday Open House - Jamestown, North Dakota
Held at the National Buffalo Museum. Features Pride of Dakota products, taste testing, Pride of Dakota vendors, gift baskets and a Holiday gift shop sale. The herd maintained by the museum includes a rare white buffalo. Jamestown is home to the "World's Largest Buffalo", a huge sculpture located in Frontier Village.




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