Area Events


In a partnership with the Red River Watercolor Society, the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County is hosting the 26th National Juried Watermedia Exhibition, a watercolor showcase from some of the most talented artists of today. The featured artists come from both the local community and the U.S. at large for an effort first articulated 26 years ago by the Red River Watercolor Society: to provide a diverse selection of watercolor opportunities to RRWS members and to build a world-class community through education and exhibitions in Fargo-Moorhead. Join the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead from 6:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, June 18, for the exhibition's opening reception. A presentation will begin at 7:00PM featuring remarks and awards. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


The Greater Grand Forks County Fair will be held Wednesday, June 19th, through Sunday, June 23rd in Grand Forks, ND. In addition to a large midway full of fun rides, there will also be 4H exhibits, dog and horse shows, baking contests, pie and ice cream socials, concerts, demolition derby and much more.

Join U of M Extension Food Safety Educator, Kathy Brandt at the Keep it Legal! Keep it Safe Cottage Food Producer class in Crookston on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 1-5pm, at the UMC Campus. The class meets the Minnesota Department of Agriculture food safety training requirements to register as a Minnesota Cottage Food Producer to sell homemade baked goods, candy, home-canned peaches, pickles, salsa, jam and jellies and more.  Registration and $50/person class fee is required. To register go to For more information contact, Karla at (507) 337-2808 or

Help your child develop exceptional reading skills by bringing them to Storytime at the Hendrum Library LINK Site on Wednesday, June 19 at 10 a.m. We'll explore different themes with stories, songs, rhymes, flannel boards, special guests and more! Storytime typically lasts for 45 minutes and is geared for children ages 3-6, although children of all ages are welcome to join the fun. The Hendrum LINK Site is located at 3018 Main St. E in Hendrum. 


Local history comes to life at the 42nd Scandinavian Hjemkomst & Midwest Viking Festival on Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. From the forested lakes of Finland through Norwegian fjords to the shores of Iceland, they’re bringing together an international collection of chefs, artists, musicians, storytellers, historians, and vendors to immerse you in the Nordic roots that planted themselves so prominently in our Red River Valley communities. This festival is all about local history and global communities, with a focus on Denmark, and you’re invited to join the fun.


The Mahnomen County Fair will be held Thursday, June 27th through Saturday, June 29th in Mahnomen. Midwest Rides will be on the midway. Grandstand events include Northern Pullers Tractor Pull at 7pm Thursday; Red Letter Band at 7pm Friday; Baja Races at 5pm Saturday. Get more information at


There will be a benefit for Jen Beckman on Friday, June 28th, beginning at 7pm at Pinehurst Resort of Naytahwaush. The benefit includes a free will donation meal, silent auction, bake sale and raffles.

Audubon Summer Fest will be held Friday, June 28th and Saturday, June 29th. Activities include: Parade, car show, Craft/Vendor Show, tractor show, 5K fun run/walk/wheel/roll, kids pedal tractor pull, petting zoo, outdoor movie, chili contest, silent auction, Family Activities, Bounce Land, and much more


The Buxton Improvement Group's BIG DAY 2019 will be held on Saturday, June 29th. Events include a 5K Family Fun Run, Parade, Car Show, Bouncy House & Games at the park, 3-on-3 Volleyball Tournament, Dinner at the Fire Hall, Water Balloon & Egg Toss, Dodgeball, Fireworks and more.

A fundraiser BBQ for Carter Bendickson will be held from 3-7pm on Saturday, June 29th at the Lean To Tavern, Bejou. There will also be a silent auction, door prizes and raffle.


The Red River Valley Fair will be held July 9-14 at the Fairgrounds in West Fargo, ND.


The Polk County Fair in Fertile will be held Wednesday, July 10th through Sunday, July 14th. You can get more information at Click here to view the schedule for the Christian Fellowship Tent.


The 106th Annual Clay County Fair will be held in Barnesville Thursday, July 11th through Sunday, July 14th. Get more information at

The 4th Annual Cruise to Grandin will be held on Thursday, July 11th from 3-8pm. Activities include bingo, vendors, gun raffle, food, kiddie car show, kiddie parade, face painting, fire truck tours and more. Bring your toys with wheels of any kind - cars, tractors, motorcycles, bicycles, etc.


Rothsay's Prairie Days '19 will be held Friday, July 12, 2019 through Sunday, July 14, 2019. Get the full schedule of events at


Bagley Art in the Park will be held on Saturday, July 13th from 9am-3pm (rain or shine). Vendors can contact Linda at 218-766-2261 or check out the Facebook page for Bagley Art in the Park


A Benefit for Bruce Nelson will be held on Friday, July 19th at the Coliseum on the Norman County Fairgrounds in Ada. Activities will include a beanbag tournament ($20 per person) beginning at 4pm, food and silent auction at 6pm, live music at 8pm.


Shelly Fire & Rescue will be serving a supper featuring smoked pork loin sandwiches, corn on the cob and coleslaw on Saturday, July 20th at the Shelly Fire Hall beginning at 5:30pm. A free will offering will be accepted. There will also be alcoholic beverages available for purchase. A raffle will be held for a rifle and cash prizes. Tickets are $5 each and available from any of the Shelly Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders.


The 16th Annual Wayne Nelson Memorial Hidden Talent Show will be held on Thursday, July 25th at the Cormorant Community Center at 7pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Cormorant Pub or at the door. Benefits from the show go towards ongoing shows and projects at the Cormorant Community Center. If you'd like to be part of the show or would like more information, call Carolyn at 701-388-4877. Ice cream will be served following the program.


Ulen's 58th Annual Turkey BBQ will be held Friday, August 16th and Saturday, August 17th. Events on Friday include a golf scramble, men's softball, family fun night and fireworks. Events on Saturday include street fair, alumni softball, car show, beer garden, parade, inflatable games, kiddie tractor pull, street dance, raffle drawings and more.


The 9th Annual Cormorant Daze will be held on Saturday, August 17th. Amongst the activites will be an appearance by MN Viking great Chuck Foreman, who will be on hand for a meet & greet from 1:30-3pm. There will also be a car & truck from from 10am-3pm


Barnesville Potato Days will be held Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th. For more information, go to


The Western MN Steam Thresher's Reunion will be held Friday, August 30, 2019 through Monday, September 2, 2019 at Rollag. Get more information at