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The 2018 North Dakota State Fair is “Where Summer Shines!”
The anticipation and excitement is building every day as we move closer to the 2018 North Dakota State Fair, the state’s largest event.  The staff at the State Fair Center has been planning to make 2018 the biggest and grandest Fair in our history.  In 2017, nearly 300,000 people walked through the fairgrounds during the 9 days of the Fair, creating memories that will last a lifetime.  This year, expect more thrills, music, rides, food, exhibits, contests, and family fun than you’ve ever seen before.

The North Dakota State Fair has a history of welcoming only the best concerts to the Grandstand.  The Country Showpass features both artists at the height of their careers and a few that are headed for super-stardom.  Headliners include Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Kip Moore, and Michael Ray.  Admission to the Enduro Race and Western Grand National Truck & Tractor Pull are included with the Showpass.  For $110, you receive 7 nights of unforgettable entertainment that you’ll be talking about for years to come. 

Rock returns to the Grandstand with a taste of classic and modern.  If you want to see what it’s like to be a rock star, you can’t miss Nickelback on July 28.  Sing along with the world famous, multi-platinum selling group for just $50.  Relive the glory days and hear all of your classic favorites mixed in with some new hits with Cheap Trick on July 26.  Tickets to see Cheap Trick are only $25. 

The North Dakota State Fair is honored to announce an historic display that will be featured on the Fairgrounds this year.  The 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit is a massive 1,000 square foot exhibit, dedicated to preserving the memory of those brave individuals who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect American citizens.  Free guided tours will be given by First Responders who were on duty during that fateful day.  The 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit will be open all 9 days of the Fair from noon to 7pm.  Other free stage entertainment includes The Kachunga Alligator Show, ZuZu African Acrobats, Majestik Spectacular motorcycle stunt show, Disc-Connected K9s, and of course Daryl’s Racing Pigs.

With 9 days of family fun, the state’s largest carnival, 600 booths of shopping, livestock and horse events, and competitive exhibits ranging from baking to quilt-making, the North Dakota State Fair gives you incredible value for your entertainment.  If you plan on attending the Fair more than two days you can save money by purchasing your Season Gate pass for only $25!
For more information on all things Fair, check out the State Fair website at ndstatefair.com or call the State Fair office at 701-857-7620.
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