American Bus Association Selects Two North Dakota Events For North America's 100 Best Events For 2015

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BISMARCK, N.D. -- The American Bus Association (ABA) announced today that Big Iron Farm Show, West Fargo, ND, September 8-10, 2015 and The Norsk Høstfest, Minot, ND, September 29-October 3, 2015 have been designated as two of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2015.

The selection, the promotion and increased awareness of the Big Iron Farm Show and Norsk Høstfest will boost the economy in their communities and surrounding areas.  The group travel industry spends time, and dollars on lodging, meals, admissions, fees, shopping, souvenirs, services and local taxes. 

The Big Iron Farm Show is a three-day celebration of rural living with more than 900 exhibit booths focused on agribusiness, health, innovation and technology. Last year, more than 87,000 people attended from across the U.S. and several countries. The 2014 Big Iron Farm Show will take place Sept 9-11, at West Fargo Fairgrounds.

As the largest celebration of Scandinavian culture in the U.S., Norsk Høstfest features world-class entertainment, authentic Scandinavian cuisine including fine dining, handcrafted Norsk merchandise and culture from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The 2014 Norsk Høstfest will take place Sept 30-Oct 4 at the State Fairgrounds in Minot.

Thirty-three years ago, the American Bus Association created its first selection of TOP 100 Event in North America.  It has grown into an innovated way to promote new destinations, cultural and historical events and festivals to motorcoach and tour operators.

“Integrating a TOP 100 Event into an itinerary, provides the operator a peace of mind, knowing that this event was nominated, selected and recognized as an organized, group friendly event.” stated, Deanne Cunningham, group travel marketing, North Dakota Tourism.

Current and former events selected include the Medora Musical, Norsk Hostfest, Dickens Village Festival, United Tribes International Powwow, the Fargo Air Show, the North Dakota Rodeo Finals and the Pyrotechnics International Guild.

Do you have a group-friendly event that you would like to nominate for the 2016 Top 100 Events? Please contact Deanne at 701-328-2502 or email: decunningham@nd.gov.

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