Holiday Showcase returns to Bismarck Civic Center

BISMARCK – The largest-ever Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase returns to the Bismarck Civic Center, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6-8.

“We will have more than 200 booths filled with a tremendous variety of North Dakota-made foods and condiments, decorative and gift items, jewelry, recordings and much more,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “It's a great opportunity to do your holiday shopping.”

Showcase hours are 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $2 per adult.

“Once again, shoppers will get a free, reusable cloth bag with their paid admission,” Goehring said. “Shoppers who bring their own reusable bag get $1 off their admission.”

The bag giveaway is sponsored by the Bank of North Dakota, Great River Energy and the North Dakota Ethanol Council.

“Our servicemen and women and their families also get a dollar off their admission fee by presenting their military identification,” Goehring said.

Parking is free. Goehring reminded shoppers that they should use the parking lots south of the Civic Center and to enter the facility through the south ticket entrance.

Administered by the Marketing and Information Division of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, the Pride of Dakota program provides member companies with cooperative marketing and promotional events, such as in-store demonstrations, Pride of Dakota Day and the Holiday and Harvest Showcases. The program also provides educational opportunities and representation at regional, national and international marketing expositions. More than 500 North Dakota companies are Pride of Dakota members.