2017 North Dakota: Sept - December 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(See also: 2015 - 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).
September 30, 2017 Pumpkinfest - Wallhalla, North Dakota
Giant pumpkin contest, farmers' market, games, pumpkin carving and more. Pumpkin Seed Fling, Pumpkin Sweets Contest, Rhubarb Floats.
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
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.
November 24-Dec 9, 2017
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. Nov 24-26; Dec 1-2 & 8-9, 2017.
November 28-29, 2017 Northern Ag Expo - Fargo, North Dakota
Regional agricultural exhibition sponsored by the North Dakota Agricultural Association held at the Fargodome.
December 2, 2017 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 8-10, 2017 Medora's Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas
Medora, North Dakota
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.
December 10, 2017 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
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.