Fall North Dakota Festivals

Find a North Dakota fall festival to attend in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2019 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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Oktoberfest at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds - Jamestown, ND - Sep 15, 2018
A celebration of beer, brats and lederhosen at 5:30pm at Hansen Arts Park

Jamestown Arts Center Oktoberfest - Jamestown, ND - Sep 15, 2018
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).

Ransom County Fair - Lisbon, ND - Aug 22 to Aug 25, 2019
Promoting the unique agricultural heritage and culture, arts and history of Ransom County through agriculutal events, carnival, live entertainment and more

Brew at the Zoo – Dakota Zoo - Bismarck, ND - Aug 22, 2019

Downtown Street Fair - Grand Forks, ND - Aug 23 to Aug 24, 2019
More than 150 vendors fill the streets around Town Square and Greenway Park with art, jewelry, clothing, music, food and more.

Donut and Beer Fest - Bismarck, ND - Aug 24, 2019
The festival Homer Simpson always wanted! Attendees can expect one-of-a-kind doughnuts, craft beers, ciders, live music and fun including yard games, contests, on-field activities and much more.

Old Settlers Day - Alexander, ND - Aug 29 to Aug 31, 2019
It has grown from a community picnic started over 50 years ago to a three day harvest celebration with beef barbecue. Since 1946.

Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival - Medora, ND - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
View the stars in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Other activities such as rocket building also available. Park entrance fees apply.

Harvestfest - Hazen, ND - Sep 4 to Sep 8, 2019
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 5 to Sep 8, 2019
This family friendly, multi-day event takes place Downtown, on our 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.

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.

Sertoma Beerfest - Minot, ND - Sep 6, 2019
A beer tasting festival by the Minot Sertoma Club at the North Dakota State Fair Center

Dickinson Harvest Showcase - Dickinson, ND - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2019
You’ll find unique products, including gourmet food, wine, art, books, jewelry, sporting goods, home décor, apparel, children and pet items, and more!

Aw Shucks! Corn Fest - Garrison, ND - Sep 7, 2019
Cook-off, car and tractor show, vendors and games, contests, live entertainment and more.

Fall into Downtown Blues Festival - Dickinson, ND - Sep 7, 2019
Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of food and jazz entertainment in downtown Dickinson.

Potato Bowl - Grand Forks, ND - Sep 10 to Sep 14, 2019
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!

Bismarck Beerfest - Bismarck, ND - Sep 13, 2019

Downtowners Street Fair - Bismarck, ND - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
An Arts, craft, and food show spread over 7 city blocks, plus kids’ activities, inflatables, local musicians.

Anime Fargo - Fargo, ND - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
Anime Fargo is North Dakota’s premier anime convention, held at the Ramada Fargo.

Fall Harvest Festival - Dickinson, ND - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
Free outdoor movie night, local crafters in the craft marketplace, food village, live entertainment, hands-on activities, pumpkin patch and more!

Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival - Fargo, ND - Sep 18 to Sep 21, 2019
This festival seeks the LGBT-lived experience through the visions of innovative film and video makers.

Stock Car Stampede - Jamestown, ND - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
Four divisions of stock car races, plus concessions, candy toss for the kids, and more.

Fall in Fargo - Fargo, ND - Sep 21 to Sep 29, 2019
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.

Applefest - Bismarck, ND - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Fall Festival with live music, food and craft vendors, children’s games, food, a tractor show and more!

Norsk Hostfest - Minot, ND - Sep 25 to Sep 28, 2019
Scandinavian cuisine, entertainment and handcrafted products at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds.

New Leipzig Oktoberfest - New Leipzig, ND - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019

Oktober Fest Un Mandan - Mandan, ND - Sep 28, 2019
German food, beer tasting, live music, fall crafts, games/contests and scarecrow auction.

Hankinson Oktoberfest - Hankinson, ND - Sep 28, 2019
Hankinson breaks out the German food, beer and live music in late September for the annual North Dakota Oktoberfest. Events kick off with a walk/run and archery tournament. Oktoberfest starts at 10:45 AM with ceremony, beer tent and gaming. German food and live music. Little Miss Oktoberfest Pageant at 1 PM. Yodeling contest at 4:30 PM and fireworks at 8:30 PM. There’s also a kid’s playground area, marching band and tractor rides if the photos from the 2012 event are to be believed.

Napoleon Oktoberfest - Napoleon, ND - Oct 4, 2019

Black Hills PowWow - Rapid City, ND - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
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.

Muddy River Mashers Oktoberfest - Bismarck, ND - Oct 5, 2019
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.

Oktoberfest Fargo - Fargo, ND - Oct 5, 2019
Downtown Fargo’s annual Oktoberfest includes a pub crawl, Running of the Wieners, costume contest, hot dog eating contest, bean bag tournament, beer sampling and live music. Location: Broadway between Main and NP Ave, Fargo ND

Ashley Chamber Oktoberfest - Ashley, ND - Oct 5, 2019
A celebration of German and Russion Heritage, with a run walk, tour of homes, free German meal, free bear, beer tasting, tasting of German-Russian food and beverages, games for the kids, bingo, live entertainment and more!

Fargo Fall Art and Craft Fair - Fargo, ND - Oct 25 to Oct 26, 2019
Arts, crafts and baked goods at the Fargodome. Admission is $3.

Pioneer Square Oktoberfest - Brocket, ND - Oct 25, 2019
Come for a meal and dance to Matt Hodek and the Dakota Dutchmen.

The Minot Christmas Show - Minot, ND - Nov 1 to Nov 2, 2019
Annual event at the ND State Fair Center for 40+ years. Admission is $3.

The Bismarck Christmas Show - Bismarck, ND - Nov 22 to Nov 23, 2019
Annual event at the Bismarck Civic Center for nearly 10 years. Admission is $3.00.

Hollydazzle Festival of Lights - Grand Forks, ND - Nov 24, 2019
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 29 to Dec 14, 2019
25th annual. 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.

Holy Cross “Holiday Collections” Craft/Vendor Show - West Fargo, ND - Dec 7, 2019
Tenth annual holiday craft/vendor show. More than 80 crafters/vendors in 2018 drew in 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.

Maddock Rural Renaissance Festival – Maddock, ND – September 26, 2015

Sheyenne Valley Arts & Crafts Association Fall Festival – Fort Ransom, ND – September 26-27, 2015

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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