Fall North Dakota Festivals

Find a North Dakota fall festival to attend in 2024. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2024 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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Dickens Village Festival - Garrison, ND - Nov 24 to Dec 9, 2023
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.

Hollydazzle Festival of Lights - Grand Forks, ND - Nov 19, 2023
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.

The Bismarck Christmas Show - Bismarck, ND - Nov 17 to Nov 18, 2023
Annual event at the Bismarck Civic Center for nearly 10 years. Admission is $3.00.

The Minot Christmas Show - Minot, ND - Nov 3 to Nov 4, 2023
Annual event at the ND State Fair Center for 40+ years. Admission is $3. Over 430 booths showcasing handmade products form across the country.

Pioneer Square Oktoberfest - Brocket, ND - Oct 14, 2023
Come for a meal and dance to Matt Hodek and the Dakota Dutchmen.

Fargo Fall Art and Craft Fair - Fargo, ND - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2023
Arts, crafts and baked goods at the Fargodome. Admission is $3.

Ashley Chamber Oktoberfest - Ashley, ND - Oct 7, 2023
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

Sertoma Seltzer and Beerfest - Minot, ND - Oct 7, 2023
A beer tasting festival by the Minot Sertoma Club at the North Dakota State Fair Center

Muddy River Mashers Oktoberfest - Bismarck, ND - Oct 7, 2023
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 6 to Oct 8, 2023
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.

Hankinson Oktoberfest - Hankinson, ND - Sep 30, 2023
Hankinson breaks out the German food, beer and live music in late September for the annual North Dakota Oktoberfest.

Norsk Hostfest - Minot, ND - Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2023
Scandinavian cuisine, entertainment and handcrafted products at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds.

Applefest - Bismarck, ND - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Fall Festival with live music, food and craft vendors, children’s games, food, a tractor show and more!

Fall Harvest Festival - Dickinson, ND - Sep 23, 2023
Pumpkin patch, local crafters in the craft marketplace, food village, live entertainment, hands-on activities, pumpkin patch and more!

Stock Car Stampede - Jamestown, ND - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2023
Four divisions of stock car races, plus concessions, candy toss for the kids, and more.

New Leipzig Oktoberfest - New Leipzig, ND - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023

Fall in Fargo - Fargo, ND - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
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.

Anime Fargo - Fargo, ND - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
Anime Fargo is North Dakota’s premier anime convention, held at the Ramada Fargo.

Downtowners Street Fair - Bismarck, ND - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2023
An Arts, craft, and food show spread over 7 city blocks, plus kids’ activities, inflatables, local musicians.

Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival - Fargo, ND - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2023
This festival seeks the LGBT-lived experience through the visions of innovative film and video makers.

Medina Fall Festival - Medina, ND - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
An annual community celebration with truck and tractor pull, parade, classic car show and more.

Apple Harvest Festival - Fargo, ND - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
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.

Dickinson Pride of Dakota Showcase - Dickinson, ND - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
You’ll find unique products, including gourmet food, wine, art, books, jewelry, sporting goods, home décor, apparel, children and pet items, and more!

Harvestfest - Hazen, ND - Sep 6 to Sep 10, 2023
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

Potato Bowl - Grand Forks, ND - Sep 5 to Sep 9, 2023
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!

Ransom County Fair - Lisbon, ND - Aug 23 to Aug 27, 2023
Promoting the unique agricultural heritage and culture, arts and history of Ransom County through agriculutal events, carnival, live entertainment and more

Downtown Street Fair - Grand Forks, ND - Aug 18 to Aug 19, 2023
More than 150 vendors fill the streets around Town Square and Greenway Park with art, jewelry, clothing, music, food and more.

Brew at the Zoo – Dakota Zoo - Bismarck, ND - Aug 17, 2023
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

Aw Shucks! Corn Fest - Garrison, ND - Aug 12, 2023
Cook-off, car and tractor show, vendors and games, contests, live entertainment and more.

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).

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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