North Dakota April 05, 2017
The 10 Best Small Town North Dakota Festivals You’ve Never Heard Of
North Dakota small towns usually have their own unique events that make them special. These small town festivals range from food and heritage to music, activities, and more. Even if these towns only have a small population, tons of people will gather for these 10 festivals:
1. Keplin Fest - Belcourt
Get ready for a great time full of music, dancing, food, and lots of fiddles, of course! Keplin Fest is located in Belcourt, North Dakota and will be held on August 4th and 5th in 2017.
2. Horse Fest - Taylor
This festival in Taylor, North Dakota celebrates all things horse powered. From the hooves heading down the main street for the parade to the demonstration of how horses have helped in farming for generations, this festival is one you don't want to miss. This year's Horse Fest will be held on July 29th and 30th.
3. Watermelon Days - Hebron
During the first weekend of July the town of Hebron, North Dakota celebrates Watermelon Days. This event includes everything from canoe races, a water carnival, a good barbecue, and of course free watermelon for everyone!
4. Junkarama - Sibley
This year will be the first Junkarama held in Sibley, North Dakota, and you don't want to miss it. Located in the Sodbusters building in town, this event is the perfect place to find a treasure. Rummage sales, arts and craft vendors, and more will all be featured here. It will be held on June 17th.
5. Duck Fest - Bowdon
This annual festival celebrates everything duck during mid October in Bowdon, North Dakota. Ducks and duck hunting aren't the only things featured here. Old cars, food, art, and more are all celebrated as well.
6. ND Country Fest - New Salem
Held underneath the World's Largest Holstein Cow, Salem Sue, this country musical festival is everything you could ask for. Music, food, and good times will all be happening on June 3rd, 2017. If you're a country fan, don't miss the opportunity to go to this one!
7. Windfest - Kulm
Kulm, North Dakota is known for being the home of the wind farms. They celebrate this with an annual Windfest. Parades, vendors, tractor races, air displays, and more are all included. It's a great way to appreciate North Dakota's windy weather.
8. Applefest - Ellendale
Celebrate a classic Applefest in Ellendale, North Dakota with a parade, fun activities, plenty of food and vendors, and all topped off with fireworks.
9. Potholes & Prairie Birding Festival - Carrington
It doesn't matter if you're a casual birdwatcher or an avid bird enthusiast, this festival is one you'll want to put on your list. This year's festival will be hosted from June 14th to the 18th in Carrington, North Dakota, and will take people out to see some of North Dakota's rare birds. Guest speakers and other highlights will be included.
10. Riverfest - Drayton
This annual celebration is a must for people who enjoy fishing, but there is a lot more to it than that. Held in Drayton, North Dakota, it includes a car show, parade, volleyball tournament, ribfest, street dance, and of course a catfishing tournament.
Festivals like these make growing up in small town North Dakota the best, but that’s not the only reason.
Here are more reasons why it made many of our childhoods great ones.