Roughrider Days Fair & Expo

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June 22nd, 2018 - July 4th, 2018

Roughrider Days Fair and Expo in Dickinson, North Dakota, is not your average PRCA rodeo. The two-week midsummer event also incorporates a carnival, pet shows, motor sports, a parade and a 5k walk. The Fair and Expo even features a demolition derby, single steer roping and concerts by some of the nation's biggest country stars.

Explore the western edge. Bring the entire family and celebrate Roughrider Days! Located in southwest North Dakota, Dickinson is a hustling, bustling community serving as the major hub for 12 counties. You will enjoy attending events at the newly constructed state-of-the-art Stark County Fairgrounds. Located just south of Dickinson at 4024 Highway 22, this modern facility will be the celebration's home for years to come. From rodeos to the demolition derby and everything in between, Roughrider Days has something for everyone, it's a rodeo and so MUCH MORE! 


Rodeo fans get ready for three PRCA Rodeo performances featuring some of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the Badlands Circuit, including National Finals Rodeo contenders and past world champions. Spectators witness the twist and spin of the best bucking stock around while cheering for their favorite contender. Watch the battle of the best compete on bronc to bull for top ranking.


Party under the stars with your friends at the headliner concert. You can expect the best of country or rock music stars to perform the latest, top of the chart hits. Big names including the dynamic duo, Big & Rich, Little Texas and Brad Paisley have rocked crowds in the past during Roughrider Days!

Demolition Derby

Maybe smashing action is what you are looking for and if so, join the other loyal fans and take in crashing destruction at the demolition derby. No matter what you're in the mood for we have something for everyone!


Bring your friends and entire family to witness one of North Dakota's largest parades. Enjoy the colorfully decorated floats representing our great American heritage, it's big, bold and beautiful! After the parade, spend your day at the water park, play a round of golf or visit the Badlands Dinosaur Museum, there's so much to do!



End the perfect summer celebration with a boom! Experience one of the most spectacular fireworks display for miles on July 4th. Watch as the skies explode with brilliant color! Join us for a great time…Roughrider Days, it's a rodeo and so MUCH MORE! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and coming soon, a full schedule of events at!


Family Fun Day

Hosted by the Best Friends Mentoring Program, the event spans over 20 years and is one of the longest-running family activities during Dickinson Roughrider Days. Starting immediately after the city parade, it includes 15 giant inflatable bouncers, slides, jousting, a volcano climbing wall, barrel train ride, music and a variety of food vendors.


Southwest Speedway

Located just south of town, it's a night of speed and excitement watching the Wissota Street Stock Special cars as they rip the track up with drivers from across the region competing for the top prize. Bring the family out for an evening of competition, and sometimes a few crashes!


4-H Exhibits and Livestock

The Roughrider Days Fair and Expo celebration includes an array of 4-H shows and exhibits. Stop by to see the work and design that youth invest their talents in the different projects, from garden to woodwork to photography and much more. 

The 4-H Horse Show youth will participate with their horses in events such as trail class, Western riding class, halter class, reining class and speed events.  Livestock showing is another favorite of youth activities.

Bring the entire family to the 4th of July activities this year in Dickinson, ND.


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