Holiday Showcase returns to Bismarck Event Center

BISMARCK – The largest of the 2018 Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcases is coming to the Bismarck Event Center, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2.

“With nearly 225 Pride of Dakota companies, this is a great opportunity to do your holiday shopping,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “Shoppers will find a tremendous variety of foods, decorative and gift items, sporting goods, jewelry, recordings, books, apparel, pet items and much more.”

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. Patrons receive a free, reusable shopping bag compliments of the Bank of North Dakota.

The event also includes family-friendly activities, including a real bearded Santa, live music and the Pride Inc. Celebration of Trees.

Parking is free in lots C and D. Shoppers should enter the facility through door E42 located on the west side of the Exhibit Hall (facing 5th Street).

Administered by 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 Harvest and Holiday 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.