Pride of Dakota Day slated July 22 at the State Fair

More than 20 North Dakota companies from around the state will display, sell and sample their products at the 31st annual KMOT Pride of Dakota Day on Monday at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.

“You’ll find a wide range of quality Pride of Dakota products, such as food and condiments, artwork, books, apparel, jewelry and much more,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “It’s a great time and place for fairgoers to meet, shop, and share lunch.”

The annual event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., under the large tent near the southwest corner of the fairgrounds. The Pride of Dakota lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“For just one dollar, you’ll get a grilled hot dog, potato chips and milk,” Goehring said.

The lunch is sponsored by Cloverdale Foods, Dean Foods, the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association and Pan-O-Gold Baking Co. Lunch proceeds go to the North Dakota FFA Foundation.

Goehring also encouraged fairgoers to take part in the Pride of Dakota milk and cookie social at 3 p.m. under the Pride of Dakota tent.

“Fairgoers will have the opportunity to enjoy North Dakota milk, freshly baked cookies and taste varieties of Grubbersputz’s Popcorn and Grubbersputzels made fresh in Devils Lake,” Goehring said. “It’s another fun opportunity to taste the best the state has to offer and a chance to win prizes, including a Pride of Dakota gift basket.”

A list of vendors may be found at www.prideofdakota.com.

Administered by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, the Pride of Dakota program provides member companies with cooperative marketing and promotional events, such as Pride of Dakota Day, the Harvest and Holiday Showcases and in-store demonstrations. The program also provides educational opportunities and representation at regional, national and international marketing expositions. More than 500 North Dakota companies are Pride of Dakota members.

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