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Fun won’t get old: Rides at Red River Valley Fair typically only replaced if they stop making money

July 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

WEST FARGO — Ask an unscientific random sample of fairgoers what they think the oldest midway ride is, and you’ll hear “Ferris wheel” a lot.
Not quite. The two wheels were manufactured in the early 1990s, which puts them in the old-but-not-a…continue reading on

Bridging the gap between farm and fork

July 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Those in the ag industry say it’s scary how much of a disconnect there is between consumers and farmers.
“You have people saying they don’t need a farmer because they can go to the grocery store,” said Bill Hoffmann, a member of th…continue reading on

Gator show host: Mystery call prevents wrestling act

July 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A mysterious phone call has left an alligator show at the Red River Valley Fair in a position as murky as the waters of gator-infested Lake Okeechobee. Continue Reading

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Red River Valley Fair books The Band Perry

November 12, 2011 in WDAY

Country Music Association Award-winners to play in 2012
FARGO Some people say it’s all about timing in the entertainment industry. The Red River Valley Fair just took advantage of the moment by announcing it has booked the hottest country band in the land. Continue Reading

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Unkle Cracker slated to perform at this summer’s Red River Valley Fair

January 29, 2011 in INFORUM

Unkle Cracker started his career as a DJ for Kid Rock before releasing his solo records marked by hits like “Follow Me” and “Smile.” Continue Reading

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Red River Valley Fair to look at special needs

July 20, 2010 in INFORUM

Knowing the Red River Valley Fair was dedicating a day to those with special needs this year, Kate Dahl wasn’t sure what to expect.
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Too much fun at four area fairs?

July 19, 2010 in INFORUM

People looking for a fun time at the fair had plenty of choices last week in the Fargo-Moorhead area, and it’s expected to show up in the Red River Valley Fair’s attendance figures.
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Forum editorial: Fair lineup one of best in years

July 8, 2010 in INFORUM

The lineup for the Red River Valley Fair is the best in a long time. The fair opens today for a nine-day run at the fairgrounds near West Fargo. It promises to be one of the biggest and best summer attractions in the region.
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New features, familiar offerings greet visitors to Red River fair

July 3, 2010 in INFORUM

When the Red River Valley Fair opens at 11 a.m. Friday, fairgoers will find familiar festival fare along with some new models of extinct attractions. Continue Reading