November is filled with art, adventure and entertainment in North Dakota

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Experience the arts in all forms during November and satisfy your senses with the performing arts, visual arts and handmade crafts and foods. Begin your holiday gift shopping, as artisans display their works at shows all across North Dakota. Somewhere somebody has the perfect gift for that special person. To find more information about these events, or for a complete list, go to or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.

The Big One Arts and Craft Fairs 
November 1-2, ND State Fair Center, Minot
November 23-24, Bismarck Civic Center

Annual Christmas shows highlighting handmade products from across the U.S. Exhibitors will fill their booths with arts, crafts and baked goods and more.; 701-837-6059

Run For Help Zombie 5-K Challenge
November 2
See if you can survive the 5-K zombie-infested trail through Spring Lake Park with your race flags attached to your belt in a desperate bid to Run For Help!; 701-774-9041

Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales
November 2, Bismarck Civic Center,; 701-355-1384
November 3, Fargodome,; 701-241-9100 

Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they bring the timeless fairytale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life.

Annual Lutefisk Dinner and Entertainment
November 2
Enjoy a traditional Scandinavian lutefisk and lefse meal with abundant choices of homemade pastries and Norwegian coffee. Entertainment includes Norwegian folk dancers, fiddlers and accordion players. 701-843-7634

Cowboys and Candlelight
November 2

Kick up your heels at an event that includes a social and silent auction. Jessie Veeder is the featured entertainment.; 701-483-2325

Christmas Boutique Craft and Gift Show 
November 3

Find the right gift for that special person at the annual Christmas arts and craft show.; 701-252-8088

Craft and Merchant Fair
November 9

Crafters and vendors will display and sell goods of all kinds. Find gifts to match those on your Christmas list.;  701-742-3508

Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase
November 9-10, Alerus Center, Grand Forks
November 16-17, ND State Fair Center, Minot
November 23-24, Fargo Civic Auditorium

Get all your Christmas shopping done in one stop at the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase. More than 100 vendors will be selling products made right here in North Dakota; products like gourmet foods, apparel, decor, artwork, books and gift items.; 701-328-2231

Medora’s Wildlife Feed
November 8

Hunters and friends are invited to share hunting tales and strategies for future hunts while trying numerous game dishes. Take part in the raffle, silent auction and drawings for door prizes.; 701-623-4910

United States Olympic Curling Trials
November 11-16
Scheels Arena, Fargo
Head to Fargo and cheer on curlers as they compete for a spot on the 2014 U.S. Olympic Curling Team.; 701-356-7656

Theodore Roosevelt and American Culture
November 14-16

Theodore Roosevelt was so much more than a politician and president. Survey American life at the beginning of the 20th century and the part TR played in it.; 701-483-2814

BMSO presents Home for the Holidays
November 22-23

Get into the spirit of the season as the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra bring its eclectic talents to the Belle Mehus stage and energize holiday favorites.; 701-258-8345

Dickens Village Festival
November 29-30, December 1, 6-7, 13-14
Each weekend, walk the streets of downtown Garrison and eat delicious hot baked potatoes and sausage on a stick. Ride the double-decker bus, visit charming Garrison homes. Watch the parade of lights and end the evening with a nightly performance of Dickens "A Christmas Carol."; 800-799-4242 or 701-463-2345

Festival of the Season Art Show and Sale
November 22-December 21

This festival is an opportunity for the public to view and purchase original, handcrafted artwork from North Dakota artisans.; 701-838-4445

Parades, Lights and Santa!

Take in a holiday parade, see the lights and catch up with Santa at these unique gatherings taking place around the state:

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

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