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2018 ND State Fair Showcase Pride of Dakota

30th Annual $1.00 Lunch

Pride of Dakota staff and volunteers served 900 lunches sponsored by Cloverdale, Dean Foods, the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association and Pan-O-Gold Baking Co.

All proceeds of the lunch went to the ND FFA Foundation!

The line of customers was steady from 11 am to 1 pm.

Showcase of Members

More than 20 North Dakota companies from around the state were on display to sell and sample their products. Booths featured a wide range of quality Pride of Dakota products, such as food and condiments, artwork, books, apparel, jewelry and much more.

2018 ND State Fair Companies include:

Amazingly Graced

Amazingly Graced

B&R Bakes and Cakes

Back Shed Treasures

Books by Marlene Norris

Clarity Creations

Daarthe's Bread Pudding, LLC

GIANT Snacks, Inc.

James Karn, Author

Kat's Socks

Kindak Co

Krafty Kansans

Legendary Tackle Company

Mainstay Breads

Northern Plains Potato Growers Association

Paulette Bullinger, Author

Prairie Fairy Designs

Rilos & Mimi

RuDen Healthy Oils

Tulle'N Around with Noelle Grace

Valhalla's Haze Bath & Spa

30th Anniversary Social

At 3 pm, fair-goers gathered under the event tent to say Cheers to 30 Years at an anniversary Social. Guests were able to taste Pride of Dakota snacks including Dot's Pretzels, T's Tangles, Cindy's Track Crackers, Northern Plains Potato Growers Potato Chips and sugar cookies from B & R Bakes and Cakes.

Northern Plains Potato Growers, Potato Chips
T's Tangles, Seasoned Pretzels
Dot's Pretzels, Seasoned Pretzels
Cindy's Track Crackers, Seasoned Crackers
B & R Bakes and Cakes, Sugar Cookies

Door Prizes

During the course of the day, attendees were encouraged to register for the door prize drawings. Pride of Dakota T-shirts and a gift basket were given away during the social. Winners needed to be present to win.

During the door prize drawing, a standing room crowd gathered, surprisingly only two of the names pulled out of the box were not under the tent.

Sandy was the ecstatic winner of the grand prize, a Pride of Dakota gift basket full of amazing Pride of Dakota products.

Thanks to our Volunteers

This event didn't happen without amazing volunteers! Members of the Velva FFA and KMOT-TV staff spent the day making the event a success. They were hard working and helpful from start to finish!

Administered by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, the Pride of Dakota program provides member companies with cooperative marketing and promotional events, such as Pride of Dakota Day, the Harvest and Holiday Showcases and in-store demonstrations. The program also provides educational opportunities and representation at regional, national and international marketing expositions. More than 500 North Dakota companies are Pride of Dakota members.

Doug Goehring, Agriculture Commissioner

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