Minot is a good-sized city in the mid Northern part of ND. It is a large friendly community filled with abundant things to do year-round. Strong interests in the area include culture and heritage, farming and agriculture, and hunting and fishing. Listed below are some of the more popular events going on, at North Dakota State Fair Center, to help you experience these interests to their fullest!
Norsk Hostfest is a yearly event that normally occurs during the month of October. It's venue is the N.D. State Fair Center which is located on the State Fairgrounds in the city of Minot, N.D. In 1978, the first Hostfest festival took place with a small group who were friends of the founder, Chester Reiten. They were all very interested in celebrating and sharing their Nordic heritage with others. Approaching its 39th year, this Scandinavian festival is considered to be North America's largest, with attendance rates of over 10,000 visitors who come from countries all over the world, including but not limited to Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland and Denmark.
Not only is there a chance to taste authentic commonly eaten foods, and learn about the culture and heritage of each of these countries, but there is live captivating entertainment! Gorgeous Nordic merchandise and the most flavorful chocolate and other treats are available to buy too. There is also a special opportunity to devour some of the finer foods that are offered by some amazing Scandinavian chefs. It is an extraordinary celebration that should not be missed!
Every January, the annual KMOT Ag Expo at North Dakota State Fair Center which is located on the State Fairgrounds in the city of Minot takes place. North Dakota is a major agricultural state consisting of many farmers and ranches and this is the place to go if you ever wonder about it's complexity and want to learn about the miracle of agriculture.
The annual Sports RV and Boat Show is a function that occurs in March in Minot, ND. It is also held at the ND State Fair Center which is located on the State Fairgrounds. This remarkable show is a leading event in the Business Services Industry and includes boat and RV displays, fishing demos, outdoor shows and a multitude of interesting Expo's. If you are tired of being indoors and look forward to getting outdoors this summer, a visit to this exhibition is a must!