Fall North Dakota Festivals

Find a North Dakota fall festival to attend in 2022. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2022 has things to do across North Dakota including activities in Fargo, Bismarck or elsewhere in the state. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

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We're in the process of updating events and are through all events that happened previously in September and October. November will be updated in its entirety soon.

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Medina Fall Festival - Medina, ND - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
An annual community celebration with truck and tractor pull, parade, classic car show and more.

Bismarck Beerfest - Bismarck, ND - Sep 13, 2019

Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival - Medora, ND - Aug 14 to Aug 16, 2020
View the stars in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Other activities such as rocket building also available. Park entrance fees apply.

Oktoberfest Un Mandan - Mandan, ND - Sep 26, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: German food, beer tasting, live music, fall crafts, games/contests and scarecrow auction.

Napoleon Oktoberfest - Napoleon, ND - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2021
Polka party at the American Legion

WurstFest - West Fargo, ND - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
Stein hoisting contests, live music, keg wagon, Das Boot races, Hammerschlagen, and more.

Oktobrewfest Fargo - Fargo, ND - Oct 2, 2021
This family-friendly event features Oktoberfest beer and fun activities. For adults, enjoy stein hoisting, keg races, and brat eating contests. For children, take a ride on the barrel train, visit the petting zoo, and enjoy crafts.

Holy Cross “Holiday Collections” Craft/Vendor Show - West Fargo, ND - Dec 4, 2021
Annual holiday craft/vendor show. More than 80 crafters/vendors in recent years have drawn in annual crowds of more than 1,000 attendees. Lunch for purchase. Show runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Complimentary doughnuts/coffee morning of show. Door prizes drawn each half hour. Largest church-held craft show in region. A portion of admission proceed goes to the Daily Bread Program.

Aw Shucks! Corn Fest - Garrison, ND - Aug 13, 2022
Cook-off, car and tractor show, vendors and games, contests, live entertainment and more.

Brew at the Zoo – Dakota Zoo - Bismarck, ND - Aug 18, 2022
Brew at the Zoo features a variety of beers to sample from local distributors. Craft brewers will be in the house as well.. Great bites will also be available from local restaurants. All guests for this event must be 21 years of age or older

Downtown Street Fair - Grand Forks, ND - Aug 19 to Sep 20, 2022
More than 150 vendors fill the streets around Town Square and Greenway Park with art, jewelry, clothing, music, food and more.

Ransom County Fair - Lisbon, ND - Aug 25 to Aug 28, 2022
Promoting the unique agricultural heritage and culture, arts and history of Ransom County through agriculutal events, carnival, live entertainment and more

Cruise into Downtown Car and Vendor Festival - Dickinson, ND - Aug 27, 2022
Car show, vendors, local breweries, farmer’s market, food trucks and more.

Old Settlers Day - Alexander, ND - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2022
It has grown from a community picnic started over 50 years ago to a three day harvest celebration with beef barbecue. Since 1946.

Potato Bowl - Grand Forks, ND - Sep 6 to Sep 10, 2022
Parade, golf tournament, fireworks, french fry eating contest, sack races, kid’s “Get Wet and Run Wild” race and other children’s activities. Plus don’t forget the reason for the activities – the North Dakota vs Idaho State game!

Harvestfest - Hazen, ND - Sep 7 to Sep 11, 2022
Music in the park, fleischkeukla feed, wiener dog races, inflatables, parade, quilt show, classic cars, Vender Blender, cornhole tournament, dill pickle canning contest, touch a truck, duck poop bingo, beer garden and free street dance

Greenway Takeover Festival - Grand Forks, ND - Sep 8 to Sep 11, 2022
This family friendly, multi-day event takes place Downtown, on the scenic Greenway, lining the banks of the Red River. It features talented artists from around the world performing a variety of genres including pop, rock, jazz, soul, gospel and country. Concert-goers can also partake in games, rides, tasty food truck fare and adult beverages.

Dickinson Harvest Showcase - Dickinson, ND - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2022
You’ll find unique products, including gourmet food, wine, art, books, jewelry, sporting goods, home décor, apparel, children and pet items, and more!

Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival - Fargo, ND - Sep 14 to Sep 17, 2022
This festival seeks the LGBT-lived experience through the visions of innovative film and video makers.

Downtowners Street Fair - Bismarck, ND - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2022
An Arts, craft, and food show spread over 7 city blocks, plus kids’ activities, inflatables, local musicians.

Jamestown Arts Center Oktoberfest - Jamestown, ND - Sep 17, 2022
The Arts Center in Jamestown holds an annual Oktoberfest bash, this year at Hansen Arts Park. It’s a full traditional cultural experience featuring German style food, beers and music. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are available at local stores (see event website for more details).

Fall in Fargo - Fargo, ND - Sep 17 to Sep 25, 2022
Free admission to this event on the last two weekends of September each year at Rheault Farm. Choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, art & crafts, face painting, clowns, carnival games, snacks, straw bale maze and more! Formerly the Fargo Park Fall Festival.

Fall Harvest Festival - Dickinson, ND - Sep 17, 2022
Pumpkin patch, local crafters in the craft marketplace, food village, live entertainment, hands-on activities, pumpkin patch and more!

Anime Fargo - Fargo, ND - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2022
Anime Fargo is North Dakota’s premier anime convention, held at the Ramada Fargo.

New Leipzig Oktoberfest - New Leipzig, ND - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2022

Stock Car Stampede - Jamestown, ND - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2022
Four divisions of stock car races, plus concessions, candy toss for the kids, and more.

Applefest - Bismarck, ND - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2022
Fall Festival with live music, food and craft vendors, children’s games, food, a tractor show and more!

Hankinson Oktoberfest - Hankinson, ND - Sep 24, 2022
20th annual. Hankinson breaks out the German food, beer and live music in late September for the annual North Dakota Oktoberfest.

Apple Harvest Festival - Fargo, ND - Sep 25, 2022
12th street will be shut down and filled with all the fall vibes you can handle – harvest games, petting zoo, two bars, vendors, cider pressing demonstrations, live music and food.

Norsk Hostfest - Minot, ND - Sep 28 to Oct 1, 2022
Scandinavian cuisine, entertainment and handcrafted products at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds.

Ashley Chamber Oktoberfest - Ashley, ND - Oct 1, 2022
Tons of events all day including a pancake feed, kids 3/4 mile root beer run, food vendors, live music, craft vendors, kids activities, face painting, German learning station, root beer garden, pumpkin painting, Biergarten, adult activities like wurst toss and stein hoist, corn hole tournament, scavenger hunt, bingo and more

Muddy River Mashers Oktoberfest - Bismarck, ND - Oct 1, 2022
The Bismarck area homebrew club has an annual Oktoberfest event in early October where they share their brews with guests and compete for the best brew. 21+ to enter.

Black Hills PowWow - N Rapid City, ND - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
One of the premier American Indian cultural events, this event brings together hundreds of singers, dancers, artisans, and several thousand spectators from across the US and Canada. In addition to the powwow (music and dancing), you can take in a fire arts show, He Sapa Win pageant, youth wellness event, and tournaments.

Sertoma Beerfest - Minot, ND - Oct 9 to Oct 8, 2022
A beer tasting festival by the Minot Sertoma Club at the North Dakota State Fair Center

Pioneer Square Oktoberfest - Brocket, ND - Oct 15, 2022
Come for a meal and dance to Matt Hodek and the Dakota Dutchmen.

Fargo Fall Art and Craft Fair - Fargo, ND - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2022
Arts, crafts and baked goods at the Fargodome. Admission is $3.

The Minot Christmas Show - Minot, ND - Nov 4 to Nov 5, 2022
Annual event at the ND State Fair Center for 40+ years. Admission is $3. Over 430 booths showcasing handmade products form across the country.

The Bismarck Christmas Show - Bismarck, ND - Nov 18 to Nov 19, 2022
Annual event at the Bismarck Civic Center for nearly 10 years. Admission is $3.00.

Hollydazzle Festival of Lights - Grand Forks, ND - Nov 20, 2022
In addition to dozens of lighted holiday themed floats making their way through downtown, this holiday festival also features live music, sleigh rides, ornament making, cookie decorating and an awesome fireworks show to go out with a bang.

Dickens Village Festival - Garrison, ND - Nov 25 to Dec 10, 2022
Visit the Christmas Capitol of North Dakota on Thanksgiving weekend (and the two following weekends) for delicious meals, bus and carriage rides, home tour, parade of lights and a nightly performance of A Christmas Carol.

Find other fun things to do in North Dakota in fall:

Oktoberfest in North Dakota
North Dakota Corn Mazes
Haunted Houses in North Dakota
North Dakota Pumpkin Patches

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