Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase set for Dickinson

BISMARCK – The fifth annual Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase will draw more than 80 Pride of Dakota companies and thousands of visitors to the Dickinson Recreation Center, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22.

“The Harvest Showcase has become a Pride of Dakota tradition,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “It has proven very popular both with the public and with the Pride of Dakota member companies.” 

Goehring said Pride of Dakota member companies will be selling North Dakota-made foods and condiments, decorative items, jewelry, art, apparel and much more.

Showcase hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday (Mountain Time). Admission is $2 per person with children under 12 free.  Persons bring their own reusable, cloth shopping bag will get $1 off their admission fee. People who bring a fresh produce donation will also get a $1 off their admission. Produce donations will be given to the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center.

The Dickinson Recreation Center is located at 1865 Empire Road. From Interstate 94, turn south at Exit 59, turn left on Empire Road and drive east. The recreation center is located at the intersection of Empire Road and State Avenue.

Due to construction at the recreation center, visitors can park in the Dickinson High School parking lot.

The Williston Harvest Showcase will be held Oct. 12-13. The Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcases are scheduled for Nov. 9-10 in Grand Forks, Nov. 16-17 in Minot, Nov. 22-24 in Fargo, and Dec. 6-8 in Bismarck.

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