The North Dakota State Fair is held each July in Minot. About 300,000 people visit the fair every year to enjoy carnival rides, agricultural exhibits, live concerts, and a variety of performances. The fairgrounds, located along Burdick Expressway, are also used for the Nodak Speedway stock car races, and conventions all year round.
The major attractions of the North Dakota State Fair are the Ranch Rodeo, Bull Riding, Enduro Race, and the Truck and Tractor Pull. The state parade takes place every year during the North Dakota State Fair, it begins at the corner of Burdick and Broadway. The North Dakota State Arm Wrestling Championship also attracts many fans. The Horse Pull and Pony Pull Contests, and 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament are also traditional competitions of the Fair. Amazing carnival rides are available from noon to midnight.
The fair has taken place in Minot since 1922. The North Dakota State Fair is the largest entertainment event in the state, with a record attendance of 320,486 people set in 2013.