MINOT, N.D. – Each year, the Fair hosts a variety of special days that celebrate the people, organizations and industries that mean so much to our state. The following are the special days and deals we’re offering this year.
KMOT Pride of Dakota Day – July 26
Visit with local entrepreneurs and purchase products made exclusively in North Dakota at the Festival Tent. As a special treat, the ND Department of Agriculture will offer a $1 Hot Dog lunch from 11am-1pm with all proceeds going to the ND FFA. Coupons are available at select Pride of Dakota retailers.
Military Appreciation Day – July 27
As a “thank you” we will offer free carnival rides from 1-3pm with Military ID. Coupons for discounted ride passes can be found at the Minot Chamber of Commerce or at the Minot Air Force Base Visitor Center. The 14th Annual Beef Industry Military Appreciation Picnic, a free roast beef picnic for active duty, reserve and National Guard members and their families will be offered from 11am-1pm, located behind Commercial II building on NE corner of Fairgrounds. The picnic is sponsored by the ND Beef Commission in partnership with the ND Stockmen’s Association and ND CattleWomen.
Pepsi Deals Day – July 27
Get half off gate admission when you bring in or purchase a Pepsi product at the gates! Several vendors across the Fairgrounds – from the Midway to our Commercial buildings – are offering special deals at their booths!
Family Day – July 27
Come check out this year’s Family Day Festival sponsored by Bank of North Dakota College Save! There will be fun activities for kids under the Festival Tent all day with the help of local non-profits. Bring the kids and have a blast at our Family Day Festival! We can’t wait to see you there!
KX CO-OP Day – July 28
Join the local Co-ops of North Dakota for a pancake and sausage breakfast served from 7:30am – 9:30am North of Commercial Building II. Visit with North Dakota co-ops throughout the day and enjoy an ice cream social at 2pm in the afternoon under the Festival tent in the State Fair Park.
Senior Day– July 29
Seniors (65+) will receive half off gate admission and can enjoy the Senior Day Festival! The festival will include entertainment, vendor booths, tons of games (including bingo) with prizes to be won, and an ice cream social sponsored by North Dakota’s own Pride Dairy. Festivities are planned from 10:30am -3:00pm.
Water Day Festival O’ Fun – July 29
Water, Water everywhere! Join booth exhibitors under the Festival Tent in the State Fair Park from 11am – 4pm. Tent events include trivia games and prize drawings. Free Snow Cones will be served at 3pm. Sponsored by the ND Water Education Foundation.
811 Day – July 30
For the 7th year, sponsored by ND One Call will be providing hydrovacing & line locating demonstrations in the SRT State Fair Park from 10am-5pm. This day under the festival tent will have fun giveaways and lots of educational opportunities. “Call Before You Dig!”
About the North Dakota State Fair
The North Dakota State Fair is an annual state fair held Jul. 23-31 in Minot, North Dakota, USA. The Fair offers carnival rides, agricultural expositions, government and commercial exhibitions, food vendors, and a variety of musical and performance entertainment. As the largest event in North Dakota, it draws an average of 300,000 people annually. Beginning in 1966, it has become the highlight of summer and takes pride in all it offers from competitive exhibits all the way to entertainers.
— North Dakota State Fair
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