North Dakota’s early June activities keep you on the go

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The old saying “so much to do, so little time” holds true with the entertainment options in early June. The summer weekends are jam-packed with a variety of things to do in North Dakota, leaving you wondering how you’ll be able to fit it all in. From food and music to nature and cars, you won’t have an idle moment. So get out and enjoy as much as you can. To find more information about these activities, and for a complete list of events, go to NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525

Ribfest
Fargodome, Fargo
June 5-8
Great food, live entertainment and fun for the whole family with Riblet Fest for kids on Saturday and the games galore midway. Top chefs compete to see whose ribs are the best. Enjoy four BIG nights featuring Sugar Ray, Nitty Gritty Dirt Bank, Blue Oyster Cult and Gloriana. www.fargoribfest.com; 701-241-9100


38th annual Old Time Fiddler's Contest
International Peace Garden, Dunseith
June 6-8
North America's best fiddlers compete for prize money and trophies. The weekend event concludes with a nationally certified fiddle contest with categories for all ages and abilities. www.internationalmusiccamp.com; 701-838-8472

42nd annual Irrigation Days
Oakes
June 7-9
Enjoy activities for all ages and interests: parade, demo derby, rodeo, street dances, youth games, kids’ pedal tractor pull, 5-K run/walk, hamburger feed, golf tournament and more. www.oakesnd.com; 701-742-3508

Medora Musical
Medora
June 7-September 7
The "Greatest Show in the West" kicks off with a new start time, 7:30 MDT. Enjoy the professionally-produced entertainment event performed at the Burning Hills Amphitheatre. www.medora.com/; 800-633-4494 or 701-623-4444

Rhubarb Festival
Grand Forks
June 8
Try some of the best homemade desserts ever created, highlighting a main summer garden staple. Also features live entertainment and contests. 701-775-4745

20th annual Buggies and Blues
Mandan
June 8-9
One of the area’s hottest events kicks off with a car show and shine at Scotty’s Drive In and a block party at Dykshoorn Park. On Sunday, more than 500 cars line Mandan’s Main Street. www.buggies-n-blues.org; 701-751-2983

Grand Cities Art Fest
Grand Forks
June 9-10
Hundreds of quality art and craft vendors line both sides of the Red River on the beautiful Greenway. Make it a day with a variety of concessions and live musical entertainment. www.novac.org; 701-738-8354

Kite Fest 
Jamestown
June 8-9
This colorful event features kids’ contests, kite making, demonstrations, door prizes, music and the sight of dozens of kites floating in the sky. www.jamestownparksandrec.com; 701-252-3982

Antique Farm Show
Wolford
June 12-15
Event includes daily parades, working blacksmith shop, threshing machine, saw mill, craft show, antique displays, tours of Dale and Martha Hawk Museum. Food served daily. www.hawkmuseum.org; 701-583-2381

Potholes & Prairie Birding Festival
Carrington
June 12-16
Discover a birder’s paradise. Birding experts Bill Thompson III and Julie Zickefoose lead small birding groups to watch birds in their natural habitats. http://www.birdingdrives.com/; 701-652-2524

2013 Downtowners’ Rip Roarin’ Ribfest
Bismarck
June 13-15
National ribbers cook ribs, pulled pork and beef and brisket.. Enjoy live music, big-ticket item booths, inflatable games for kids and eating contests. www.bismarckribfest.com; 701-223-1958

Midwest Kid Fest
Fargo
June 14
A day by, for and about kids, featuring music, laughter and bright colors as children play and learn. The festival hosts 30 interactive educational booths, games and strolling entertainment. www.fargoparks.com; 701-499-7788

Motorcycle Ride-In
Cavalier
June 14-16
“The Little Sturgis of the North” will host games with prizes and food vendors lining the streets. More than 2,000 motorcycles have visited Cavalier. http://www.cavaliermotorcycleridein.com/; 701-265-3151

52nd annual Page Community Days
Page
June 14-16
All the usual festival offerings like crafts and vendors, kids’ games, music, parade, barbecue dinner and state Rock, Paper, Scissors Competition. www.pagend.com; 701-668-3189

Rally in the Valley
Valley City
June 14-16
Rally in the Valley includes car show, NASCAR team tire changing contest, burn out, motor blow up and car smash events, duck race, street dance and motorcycle hill climb. www.hellovalley.com; 701-845-1891; 888-288-1891

These are just a few of North Dakota activities and events taking place in early June. For more information, go to NDtourism.com or phone 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663.

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