Fall into September with North Dakota fun

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Ring in a North Dakota fall with events ranging from JUNKFEST to a Wind Harvest festival; from a mud run to a tractor trek; and historical events to a street fair. 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.

Sertoma’s Third Annual Beer Fest
September 6
Join the fun of this annual get-together that raises money for a great cause while tasting beer! Little Deep Brewing Company staff will be on hand to answer questions and talk beer. Door prizes and snacks will be available. http://www.fmbeer.com/events/minot-sertoma-beer-fest-2013/; 701-857-8206

Common Threads Quilt Show
September 6-7
Don’t miss this annual quilt show featuring 100-plus quilts, raffle quilt, featured quilter, vendor, silent auction and much more. http://www.ndtourism.com/events/common-threads-quilt-show; 701-748-5992

Pierce County Wind Harvest Festival
September 6-7
Load up the kids and head to Rugby for family fun that includes funky junk vendors, food vendors, vendor fest, kite decorating, face painting and lots of children's games. www.rugbyjda.com; ; 701-776-7655

Medina Fall Festival
September 6-8
Medina will play host to this annual community celebration highlighting a truck and tractor pull, parade, classic car show, kids games, threshing show and more. www.medinand.com.

September 7
Enjoy live music, good food and more than 80 vendors selling re-purposed junk, revived antiques, architectural salvage, interesting garden pieces, fall decor, handcrafted jewelry, estate finds and more. www.junk-fest.blogspot.com; 701-674-3281

Pioneer Machinery Show and Tractor Trek
September 7-8
Experience North Dakota’s heritage at this show featuring many displays, food vendors, parade, tractor pull and entertainment. Located across from Icelandic State Park. http://www.ndtourism.com/events/pioneer-machinery-show-and-tractor-trek; 701-265-4941

Uff Da Mud Run
Grand Forks
September 7
Challenge yourself to obstacle racing Extreme North Dakota (END) style featuring a 5-K course that will encompass roughly 20 obstacles as it winds its way along the Greenway in Greater Grand Forks. http://endracing.com/uff-da; 701-330-0709

Day of History Encampment
Fort Seward, Jamestown
September 7
Join the 20th Infantry as it brings Fort Seward to life for a Day of History encampment. Activities include demonstrations of Frontier Army life, a cannon shoot and more. http://www.ndtourism.com/events/day-history-encampment; 701-251-1875

Sodbuster Days
Fort Ransom State Park, Fort Ransom
September 7-8
Sodbuster Days at Fort Ransom State Park includes gas engine demos, wheelwright demo, horsepower farming, horsepower threshing, women's activities, live music and kids’ events. http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/; 701-973-4331

Impact Fighting Championship
September 10
See the best local and regional fighters compete at this Championship event featuring ten action-packed fights. The most highly anticipated fight will end the evening with DFC and MAX Fights featherweight champion Cameron Ramberg taking on Impact Fighting Featherweight champion Dan "The King" Kiser. http://www.bismarckciviccenter.com/calendar/details.asp?ID=777; 701-355-1384

Craft Show at Bonanzaville
West Fargo
September 10-12
Start your Christmas shopping early at Bonanzaville this year. Stroll through a wide variety of arts, crafts and food vendors showcasing their products during the Big Iron Farm Show at the event center and Dawson Hall. http://www.ndtourism.com/events/craft-show-bonanzaville; 701-282-2822

Downtowners Street Fair
September 13-14
More than 180 arts, crafts and food vendors provide traditional favorites and new experiences. Meet up with old friends, stop by for a meal, and peruse the booths while taking in historic downtown Bismarck. www.downtownbismarck.com; 701-223-1958

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

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