Become one of North Dakota’s Finest at the State Fair

In 2010, over 42,000 entries were submitted by North Dakotans at the state level, in the hopes of winning a blue ribbon at the North Dakota State Fair. However, due to the 2011 flood, the North Dakota State Fair needed to cancel the competitive exhibits last year. But this department is back with a bang in 2012 and is ready for entries.  Cash prizes are also an incentive to compete. $272,865 was paid out to the top placing individuals in 2010. The North Dakota State Fair Association invites individuals of all ages to compete this year to win the title as one of North Dakota’s Finest.

Entries are now being accepted.  Sign up for the competition of your choice at Exhibitor Handbook’s and hard copies of the registration forms are available in the State Fair Office and information is available on the website by division. To request an Exhibitor Handbook by mail contact the State Fair office at (701) 857-7620.

Livestock categories shown at the Fair this summer will include: beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, poultry, Boer goats, dairy goats, sheep and rabbits and horse events.

Static exhibits accepted for this year’s Fair include: ag products, fine arts & crafts, plants & flowers, foods, wine, needlework, photography, education and writing.

Camping is also available. Registration is accepted online at or by calling the camping office at (701) 838-1193. This year’s Fair dates are July 20-28, 2012. For more information visit


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