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Find a North Dakota fair to attend

County fairs and 4-H Achievement Days are coming back for 2021.

Sarah McNaughton

June 23, 2021

2 Min Read
Girl showing cow at fair
ON DISPLAY: North Dakota’s fairs and achievements days offer various activities, including 4-H and FFA shows. BrandyTaylor/Getty Images

Editor’s note: This is the final in a three-part series keeping you up to date on fairs and achievement days in the Dakotas

Fairs and achievement days remain important to 4-H’ers, small towns and local communities. Now that many are back in person at nearly full capacity, the opportunity to attend these fairs is back.

Related: 4-H fairs back in Dakotas and Check out your local South Dakota fairs

With so many cancellations or changes in 2020, Dakota Farmer has provided a full list of North Dakota fairs and achievement days. Check out what fairs are being held, and don’t forget to support your local 4-H or FFA program while you’re there.

North Dakota counties holding fairs and 4-H Achievement Days are below. Dates and schedules are subject to change, so check with  local sources for more information. The dates are:

  • June 21-24 Ward County, Minot

  • June 21-27 Upper Missouri Valley – Williams, Williston

  • June 22-27 Pierce County, Rugby

  • June 23-26 Foster County, Carrington

  • June 23-27 Greater Grand Forks Fair, Grand Forks

  • June 23, 26, July 16-17 Ramsey County, Devils Lake

  • June 24-25 Logan County, Napoleon

  • June 24-27 Burke County, Flaxton

  • June 25-July 3 Stutsman County, Jamestown

  • June 25-30 Towner County, Cando

  • June 28-30 McHenry County, Towner

  • June 28-30 LaMoure County, LaMoure, Edgeley

  • June 28-30 Renville County Fair, Mohall

  • June 28-July 1 Stark-Billings, Dickinson

  • July 7-10 Golden Valley, Beach

  • July 7-10 Kidder County, Steele

  • July 7-11 Griggs County, Cooperstown

  • July 8-9 Nelson County, Lakota       

  • July 8-9 Traill County, Hillsboro

  • July 8-9 Eddy County, New Rockford

  • July 8-10  Pembina County, Cavalier

  • July 8-11 Tri-County Fair, Wishek

  • July 8-11 Dickey County, Ellendale

  • July 9-18 Red River Valley Fair (Cass), West Fargo

  • July 9-10 Richland County, Wahpeton

  • July 11-12 Sheridan County, McClusky

  • July 12-16 Hettinger County, Mott

  • July 12-15 Rolette County, Rolla

  • July 13-15 Burleigh County, Missouri Valley Complex, Kist Livestock-Mandan                                                   

  • July 13-17 Barnes County, Valley City

  • July 13-15  Emmons County, Linton

  • July 14-15 Mountrail County, Stanley

  • July 15-18 Mercer County, Beulah

  • July 15-18 Bowman County, Bowman

  • July 15-17 Benson County, Minnewauken

  • July 23-31 North Dakota State Fair, Minot

  • July 22-25 Sargent County, Forman

  • Aug. 4-6  Morton Achievement Days, New Salem

  • Aug. 4-9  Morton County, New Salem

  • Aug. 5-6 Steele County, Finley      

  • Aug. 5-7 Adams County, Hettinger

  • Aug. 9-11 Dunn County, Killdeer

  • Aug. 19-22 Grant County, Carson                                                     

  • Aug. 29-31 Slope County, Amidon

  • Oct. 20-23 Walsh County, Park River


About the Author(s)

Sarah McNaughton

Editor, Dakota Farmer, Farm Progress

Sarah McNaughton is a graduate of North Dakota State University, with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture communications, along with minors in animal science and Extension education. She is working on completing her master’s degree in Extension education and youth development, also at NDSU. In her undergraduate program, she discovered a love for the agriculture industry and the people who work in it through her courses and involvement in professional and student organizations.

After graduating college, Sarah worked at KFGO Radio out of Fargo, N.D., as a farm and ranch reporter. She covered agriculture and agribusiness news for North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Most recently she was a 4-H Extension agent in Cass County, N.D., teaching, coordinating and facilitating youth programming in various project areas.

She is involved in agriculture in both her professional and personal life, serving on the executive board for North Dakota Agri-Women, and as a member in American Agri-Women, Sigma Alpha Professional Agriculture Sorority Alumni and Professional Women in Agri-business. As a life-long 4-H’er, she is a regular volunteer for North Dakota 4-H programs and events.

In her free time, she is an avid backpacker and hiker, enjoys running with her cattle dog Ripley, and can be found most summer weekends at rodeos around the Midwest.

Sarah is originally from Grand Forks, N.D., and currently resides in Fargo.

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