Holiday Showcase returns to State Fairgrounds

BISMARCK – The State Fair Center will be filled with vendor booths and shoppers when the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase returns to Minot, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16-17.

“This is the time and place for your holiday shopping,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “More than 100 booths will be filled with a tremendous variety of North Dakota-made foods and condiments, decorative and gift items, jewelry, recordings and much more

The showcase is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $2 per adult. Parking is free for Pride of Dakota shoppers.

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

Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcases are also scheduled for Nov. 22-24, in the Fargo Civic Auditorium, Fargo, and Dec. 6-8, in the Bismarck Civic Center Exhibition Hall, Bismarck.

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 Showcases, Harvest Showcase and Spring Showcase. 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.