It's fair time again.

I can almost hear the carnies offering me a "free one" if I come over to their booth and show off my arm.  There's something about the smell of fair food.  Ribs, tacos, hamburgers, and hot dogs all taste better at the fair.

We especially love county fairs in North Dakota.

I love the 4-H exhibits from animals to crafts.  I have an appreciation for all the hard work and discipline these young men and women have had to endure for their big moment to shine and show off all their hard work over the past year.

I love live music.  There's something about the roar of the crowd when your favorite artist takes the stage at a concert. Street dances in small towns have always been a favorite of mine.  The parades and social gatherings are always a highlight of the summer.

Area Guide for North Dakota County and Other Fairs:

The McLean County Fair took place June 14th to June 16th in Underwood. Find out more info here.

Stutsman County Fair-took place June 12th to June 16th-Jamestown, North Dakota.   Find out more info here.

Roughrider Days-June 19th to July 7th-Dickinson, North Dakota. (Gary Levox, frontman of Rascal Flatts in concert)  Find out more here.

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Red River Valley Fair-June 28th to July 14th-West Fargo, North Dakota. (Blake Shelton, Goo Goo Dolls, Sublime, Hairball, Ludacris, & Riley Green in concert)  Find out more info here.

Kidder County Fair-July 10th to July 13th-Steele, North Dakota.  Find out more info here.

Mercer County Fair-July 10th to July 14th-Beulah, North Dakota.  Find out more info here.

Hettinger County Fair-July 11th to July 14th-Mott, North Dakota.  Find out more info here.

The Tri-County Fair-July 11th to July 14th-Wishek, North Dakota.  Find out more info here.

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North Dakota State Fair-July 19th to July 27th-Minot, North Dakota (Lainey Wilson, Thomas Rhett, Motley Crue, Sawyer Brown, Lil Wayne & MGK in concert).  Find out more info here.

Morton County Fair-July 31st to August 4th-New Salem, North Dakota.  Find out more info here.

Oliver County Fair-August 8th to August 10th-Center, North Dakota.  Find out more info here.

Grant County Fair-August 15th to August 18th-Carson, North Dakota. Find out more info here.

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