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Experience adventure

Feel the excitement in the heart of oil country! Western North Dakota is where cowboy action and family fun begins with the Roughrider Days Fair and Expo celebration! It’s home to the biggest oil field discovery in the United States in the past four decades.

See for yourself what Harper’s Magazine, National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine are raving about. Make your lodging reservations early and beat the rush to North Dakota’s Queen City, Dickinson, ND. The celebration kicks-off with a Yee Haw and ends with a Boom. From rodeo to racing and everything in between, it’s more than just a rodeo!


PRCA Rodeos feature performances from the best cowboys and cowgirls in the Badlands Circuit, including National Finals Rodeo contenders and world champions. Witness the twist and spin of the best bucking stock around while cheering for your favorite contender. The best of the best battle it out from bronco to bull.


Animal lovers can attend pet shows with animals galore, including poultry, rabbits and dogs. Explore the Non-Living and Livestock Exhibits or attend the 4-H Showcase highlighting local talent.

Motor Sports — Southwest Speedway & Demolition Derby

Take in fast and furious race car action at Southwest Speedway! This year's Midseason Championship features IMCA Modifieds, Wissota Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Thunder Fours. Watch as cars battle it out to crown new champions! If smashing action is what you are looking for then take in the demolition derby!

Family Fun Day 5K Run/Walk & Parade & Family Fun Day

Join the pack by participating in the Family Fun Day 5K Run/Walk. Following the race, bring your friends and entire family to witness one of North Dakota’s largest parades. It’s big, it’s bold and it’s FUN! Then take your time and stroll through the fun, family-oriented activities with the entire family at Family Fun Day!

Headliner Concert

Bring your family and friends and enjoy a night under the stars. Named Duo of the Year by the Academy of Country Music and nominated for the award every year since 2000, Grand Ole Opry inductee Montgomery Gentry will be rocking their hottest songs. The Bakken is Rockin!

End the perfect summer getaway 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 and Expo; it’s a rodeo and so much more! Click on Events for a full schedule!

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