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Vendor Info

Attendance

310,685 guests attended the 2021 North Dakota State Fair.

Contracts

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.

Exhibit / Concessions Space

There are three Commercial Buildings and outdoor spaces with a total of 612 spaces.

Food

  • 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!

Pricing

  • 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

Electricity
Water
Forklift Service
Exhibitors Picnic
Parking

Refunds

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.

Applications

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. Applications for 2022 will be available on January 3, 2022.

Hours

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

Insurance

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.

Vendors

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.

Change

There is a currency exchange, change, and Cash Card Machine located in the State Fair Center lobby. No check cashing available.

Parking/Camping

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!

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