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Feel the excitement in the heart of oil country! Western North Dakota is where cowboy action and family fun begins with the Roughrider Days Fair and Expo celebration! It’s home to the biggest oil field discovery in the United States in the past four decades.
See for yourself what Harper’s Magazine, National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine are raving about. Make your lodging reservations early and beat the rush to North Dakota’s Queen City, Dickinson, ND. The celebration kicks-off with a Yee Haw and ends with a Boom. From rodeo to racing and everything in between, it’s more than just a rodeo!
PRCA Rodeos feature performances from the best cowboys and cowgirls in the Badlands Circuit, including National Finals Rodeo contenders and world champions. Witness the twist and spin of the best bucking stock around while cheering for your favorite contender. The best of the best battle it out from bronco to bull.
Animal lovers can attend pet shows with animals galore, including poultry, rabbits and dogs. Explore the Non-Living and Livestock Exhibits or attend the 4-H Showcase highlighting local talent.
Motor Sports — Southwest Speedway and Demolition Derby
Take in fast and furious race car action at Southwest Speedway! This year's Midseason Championship features IMCA Modifieds, Wissota Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Thunder Fours. Watch as cars battle it out to crown new champions! If smashing action is what you are looking for then take in the demolition derby!
Join the pack by participating in the 5K/10K Run/Walk. Following the race, bring your friends and entire family to witness one of North Dakota’s largest parades. It’s big, it’s bold and it’s FUN! Then stroll through the festivities at the Arts Roundup & Rendezvous located on the Dickinson State University Campus centered around the King Pavilion. Here you will find live music, dance, tasty treats, creative artworks, crafts, classic cars and children’s crafts. Check out the inflatable bouncers and games, concessions, barrel train rides, and even a photo booth. Family-oriented activities for the entire afternoon at Family Fun Day!
This year, electric stage presence and a one-of-a-kind sound reflect the best of today's country music at the headliner concert featuring Joe Nichols and also appearing, Restless Heart. Experience an incredible night of live country music!
End the perfect summer getaway with a Boom! Experience one of the most spectacular fireworks display for miles on July 4th. Watch as the skies explode with brilliant color! Join us for a great time…Roughrider Days Fair and Expo; it’s a rodeo and so much more! Click on Events for a full schedule!