Celebrate North Dakota Foods and Farm Life

Get back to nature on a North Dakota farm, ranch, winery or at one of our many harvest festivals.

Visiting a North Dakota farm, ranch or winery offers wonderful, unique agritourism experiences. Picking fruits and vegetables, riding a horse, roping a calf or stomping grapes are just a few of the activities you can experience in North Dakota.

North Dakota's ranches, farms and gardens provide meals for millions. As the state's leading industry, agriculture production creates enough beef to make 2 billion hamburgers, enough wheat for 108 billion sandwiches and enough durum wheat for 93 pounds of pasta for every American. Relax, reflect and have a feast on the eyes at one of North Dakota's iconic ranches, farms or gardens.

North Dakota Celebrations of Foods & Farm Life

The best way to experience North Dakota's farms, ranches and gardens may be to join us at events and festivals that celebrate our agricultural culture and heritage. Here you will find farm shows with the big equipment used today, old-time harvesting festivals with the hard working methods of the past and plenty of food served up at ribfests, turkey barbecues and pie festivals.

Rhubarb, Juneberries & Chokecherries:

  • Annual Rhubarb Festival, Grand Forks (early June)
  • Fahlgren Pioneer Day & Rhubarb Festival, Washburn (late June)
  • Juneberry Pie Festival, Lund's Landing, Ray (late June)
  • ND Chokecherry Festival, Casselton (mid-July)
  • Billings County Chokecherry Festival, Medora (mid-July to mid-August)

Lefse, Lutefisk & Sauerkraut:

  • Norsk Hostfest, Minot (late September)
  • Sauerkraut Day, Wishek (mid-October)
  • Lutefisk & Lefse Supper, Almont (early November)

Pumpkins:

  • Pumpkin Art Fest, Cavalier (mid-September)
  • Papa's Pumpkin Patch, Bismarck (mid-September to mid-October)
  • Potter's Way Pumpkin Farm, Oakes (mid-September to mid-October)
  • Keller's Pumpkin Patch, Harvey (mid-September to mid-October)
  • Giant Pumpkin Festival, Walhalla (late September)

Ribs & Turkeys:

  • Ribfest, Fargo (early June), Bismarck (late June)
  • Aneta Turkey Barbecue, Aneta (late June)
  • Rendezvous Rib Fest, Walhalla (late June)
  • Best of the West Ribfest, Watford City (late July) 
  • Ryder Turkey Day and Bazaar, Ryder (mid-November)

Foods from the Earth:

  • Watermelon Days at the Railroad Museum, Mandan (mid-July)
  • Watermelon Feed, Washburn (early August)
  • Buckstop Junction Corn Feed, Bismarck (mid-August)
  • Annual Grape Stomp, Red Trail Vineyard, Buffalo (late August)
  • Potato Bowl USA, Grand Forks (early September)
  • Sunflower Festival, Enderlin (mid-September)
  • Amazing Corn Maize, Mandan (late September to late October)
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