Roughrider Days Fair & Expo

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June 23rd, 2018 - July 6th, 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, motor sports, a parade, and a 5K walk. The Fair and Expo even features a demolition derby, 4 H activities, a family fun day, and concerts by some of the nation's biggest stars.

Explore the Western Edge. Bring the entire family and celebrate Roughrider Days Fair & Expo. 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 Fair & Expo 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.

RockFest Concerts

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. 

Headliner: Bret Michaels. Also Appearing Special Guests: Dokken and Warrant

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 Fair & Expo, it's a rodeo and so MUCH MORE! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and coming soon, a full schedule of events at!


Dickinson State University Centennial Celebration - All Class Reunion

Plan to attend the Dickinson State University All-Class Reunion June 28-30, 2018. Connect with your fellow alumni during the Centennial Celebration and make plans for a weekend of memory-making and fun. 


Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day is packed with family-friendly activies starting with the 5K walk, 10K & 5K runs and youth competition starting at 7:15 am. Following the Roughrider Days Fair & Expo Parade, Family Fun Day kicks off in full swing with nearly 20 giant inflatables, a huge food court, varieties of local vendors, a barrel train ride, a Heros Viewing Area featuring large and interesting public safety equiptment and much more! Come with your family & friends!


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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