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Friday, August 17, 2012

August events sizzling in North Dakota

The JakeStar Festival Weekend, held near LaMoure, North Dakota on August 25 and 26, is a celebration to raise funds to enrich the lives of children through quality entertainment and creative community involvement.

It begins on Saturday, August 25 with a charity golf scramble and an archery tournament and kicks into high gear at the LaMoure County Memorial Park just north of Grand Rapids, ND on Sunday. This all day family event features kids attractions and games, car show, silent auction, helicopter rides, food vendors, cold beer for the adults and live bands. Ages six and under are free.

Visit www.jakestar.org for tickets and more details.

Earlier in August other summer activities are sizzling as North Dakota inches its way toward fall. Here are a few.

The 8th annual International Country Gospel and Quilt Show at the International Peace Garden, Dunseith on August 18 and 19 features performers from United States and Canada, and is one of the most popular events at the International Peace Garden. 

Enjoy a variety of regional ethnic foods offered at individual booths, including Czech, German, Scandinavian, Norwegian and Ukrainian foods at the Northern Plains Ethnic Festival, Dickinson on August 18 and 19. The event also features entertainment at the Prairie Outpost Park at the Dickinson Museum Center on the Saturday.

At the 54 annual Pioneer Days at  Bonanzaville, West Fargo from August 18 to 20, Pioneer Village comes to life with a historic bridal fashion showcase, Native American powwow,  tepees and crafts, food, entertainers, children's games, WWI artifacts, barrel train rides, horse drawn wagon rides, and a genealogy program.  
To find more information about these activities, and for a complete list of events, go to NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525

For more information about top events in North Dakota take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in North Dakota.