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:
B&R Bakes and Cakes
Back Shed Treasures
Books by Marlene Norris
Daarthe's Bread Pudding, LLC
GIANT Snacks, Inc.
James Karn, Author
Legendary Tackle Company
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.
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.
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.