What’s New at the NDSF?

The North Dakota State Fair is the largest event in North Dakota and brings thousands of visitors every year. We always have fun with the rides, concerts, and of course, the food, but every year they have new events and entertainment.

Take a look at what’s new.

The NDSF will have the 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit.

Since it’s launching in 2013, the 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit has educated over 250,000 people in 30 states across the nation, as well as parts of Canada, on what happened on that dreadful day. The exhibit is a high-technology, 53-foot tractor-trailer that expands into a 1,000 square foot visual display. Guided tours by first responders who were at Ground Zero will be offered at no cost from noon to 7pm all nine days of the Fair.  As this is a very integral part of United States history, we at the North Dakota State Fair are excited to generate more education on this event and are thrilled to offer this exhibit to all fairgoers.

The North Dakota State Fair will also bring new competitions and free stage entertainment!

ZuZu African Acrobats 

If you see a spontaneous display of acrobatics and dancing on the fairgrounds, don’t be alarmed.  That’s the ZuZu African Acrobats, a five-member team from Kenya that combines aerial acrobatics with high-energy dancing!


Kachunga Alligator Show

Watch as Kachunga, a real American Bushman who dares to step foot into the wet domain of the alligator apprehends a ferocious man-eating reptile with his bare hands.

Majestik Spectacular

This daring and death-defying thrill show, featuring the Globe of Death with motorcycle tricks and acrobatics, will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Bargain Bites

Looking for tasty fair food at a bargain?  Bargain Bites gives all food vendors a chance to highlight food items for sale for $5 and under.  The best part is, the tastiest Bargain Bite is decided by you!  You can vote for your favorite beginning Friday, July 20.

Magic City Hoagies State Fair Sammy Contest

You have a chance to create the official sandwich of the 2018 Fair!  Children ages 7-12 can sign up to create a savory sandwich creation using ingredients provided by Magic City Hoagies and Cloverdale Meats.  Judges will select a winning sandwich, with a chance to be added to the Magic City Hoagies menu.

Nature’s Nook Crazy Aaron’s Contest

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty allows you to create your own non-toxic, non-residue putty in any color and design you can think of.  Every attendee will receive a Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty kit absolutely free, with putty, colors, and other fun ways to make your own putty creation.  Ages 3-14.

The North Dakota State Fair is where summer shines! Don’t miss out on the fun this year, the fair starts on July 20 and lasts until July 28.

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