Every individual or company doing business on the Fairgrounds must have a signed contract. Concessionaires or exhibitors are prohibited from assigning, subletting or transferring a space that has been allotted to them, nor shall they sell any product that has not been listed on the contract or approved by the Fair management.
Every individual or company must reapply each year to be considered.
Exhibit / Concessions Space
There are three Commercial Buildings and outdoor spaces with a total of 612 spaces.
- Outdoor and Indoor
- 17.5% collected on gross sales. (Deposit guarantee.)
Food Frenzy Competition: This new and improved fan favorite is back for the 2022 NDSF! Food vendors can compete for a category champion banner, social media coverage, and the most important…bragging rights! The improvements will allow the competition to be more convenient for you as the judges are coming to your stand! Best of all it is FREE for vendors to participate! Check out all the details here. Our mouths are watering just thinking about this!
- Indoor Pricing: $400 for an 8×10 or $450 for a corner 8×10 space
- Outdoor Pricing: varies depending on size and location
Included Free in the Prices
No refunds on space(s) deposits will be made. Fifty percent (50%) of space cost is required when the contract is issued. Gate admission is $12.00 per day or season tickets for concessionaires are $25.00.
Normally there are more applications for space than space available (applications will be reviewed upon first come first served basis). The Exhibits Space Department, in its review of these applications, shall exercise its best judgment in determining what is in the best interest of the State Fair and its patrons. There will be two types of applications this year, one for commercial vendors and one for food vendors. Please select the application that best suits your business. Applications for 2023 will be available on January 3, 2023.
|Commercial I||11:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Commercial II||10:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Commercial III||11:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Independent Midway||11:00 AM – (Until Carnival Closes)|
|Outdoor||11:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
One million dollar liability insurance must be provided to the North Dakota State Fair with the North Dakota State Fair Association and the State of North Dakota as additionally insured. Insurance is also available through an agent working with the State Fair.
You need to make up your schedules with your suppliers.
YOUR SUPPLIERS/VEHICLES MUST BE OFF THE FAIRGROUNDS BY 10:30 AM… MAKE YOUR PLANS ACCORDINGLY.
There is a currency exchange, change, and Cash Card Machine located in the State Fair Center lobby. No check cashing available.
A camping space on the State Fairgrounds may be arranged through the State Fair Office in advance. Prices will be as follows: Electricity – $25.00/night; and Tents – $15.00/night
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at 701-857-7620.
Spaces sold after June 30 to be paid with a guaranteed money order or a credit card. New ideas are always welcome! We appreciate any suggestions you may have that will help improve our show.
We are looking forward to visiting with our exhibitors personally to get a better understanding of what improvement could be made to make our North Dakota State Fair a bigger success!