A Half Century of Rocking, Rolling and Riding
BISMARCK, N.D. – For the past 45 years, classic rockers Aerosmith and the North Dakota State Fair in Minot have been thrilling fans in their own unique way but never at the same time and in the same place – until now. On July 25, the rock icon will close the 50th running of the wildly popular North Dakota State Fair with its first appearance.
The Aerosmith show with guest Living Colour on July 25 at 8 p.m., closes a week-long series of shows by a musical lineup that includes Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Kellie Pickler and Seether.
More than 314,000 people attended last year’s State Fair, where they were treated to a vast array of traditional and non-traditional fair food, unique vendors and displays and exciting midway rides and games. This year, the Grandstand will be alive with activity for nine straight nights.
“Whether you are a fan of rock or country music, fair food and games or just wanting to take a family day trip, the North Dakota State Fair provides a memorable experience,” North Dakota Tourism Division Director Sara Otte Coleman said. “The Minot community has done a tremendous job for the past 50 years making the fair one of the state’s can’t-miss events.”
The concert lineup takes a two-night intermission July 20-21, long enough for Enduro, IMCA Late Model and Hobby Stock auto racing fans to get their fix or bull riding fans to catch two nights of eight-second fury at the NPRA bull riding. Then it’s back to the stage.
And while the State Fair is the largest fair in the state, it’s certainly not the only one in July. The Fourth of July weekend is barely over before the Red River Valley Fair in West Fargo takes center stage July 7-12. Joe Nichols headlines a grandstand show that also features Lee Brice, Craig Morgan and Hairball, among other acts.
These are just a few North Dakota activities and events taking place in July. For more information, go to NDtourism.com or phone 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663.