Third annual Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase set for Williston

BISMARCK – The Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase returns to Williston, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13.

“More than 60 Pride of Dakota member companies will be offering gourmet food, wine, jewelry, books, art and much, much more,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “It's a great opportunity for some early holiday shopping and to see some of the wonderful products made right here in North Dakota.”

Showcase hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT), Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, at the Raymond Family Community Center, 1102 11th St W. Admission is $2 per person with children under 12 free. People who bring their own re-usable, 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 Williston Salvation Army.

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, the Pride of Dakota program 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 provides educational opportunities for retailers and representation at regional, national and international marketing expositions.