5 Must-do Things at the North Dakota State Fair

From great concerts to great food, here are five things to do at the North Dakota State Fair

What's the best thing about the North Dakota State Fair? Ask a dozen people, you'll get a dozen answers. Many would say the concert lineup; others the food. Here are 5 things everybody should experience at the 50th annual North Dakota State Fair July 17-25 in Minot.

Fabulous Food

It's hard to stick to a short list, but here are five foods to sink your teeth in.

  • Burgers
  • Barbecue
  • Corn Dogs
  • Sausage
  • Turkey Legs

Fast and Furious Rides and Races

Watch 'em go round, or hop on for a spin. Take a ride on the wild side.

  • Ferris Wheel
  • Himalaya
  • Tornado
  • Enduro races
  • IMCA Stock Car Races

Famous Performers

Aerosmith has been a band for 45 years and this is the classic rocker's first appearance at the fair. It might be their last - the band IS 45 - so don't let this chance slip away.

  • Aerosmith
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Keith Urban
  • Kellie Pickler
  • Seether

Free Exhibits

There's a whole lot to see and do at the fair, and a lot of it doesn't cost you a thing. Check out these things:

  • Daryl's Racing Pigs
  • K9 Frisbee Dogs
  • High Diving Pirates of the Caribbean
  • North Dakota Game and Fish Skills Park
  • Bands at the Flickertail Garden Stage

Family Memories

Whatever you choose to do, you will create memories that last a lifetime. Try these:

  • State Fair Parade
  • NPRA Bull Riding
  • Instagram Photo Contest
  • Food Frenzy
  • Cloud Pleasers Karaoke


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