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Main Minot occasions put together for 2021 tourism season


MINOT, ND – After a year in which some of the region’s largest events were canceled due to COVID, the same events are announcing their dates for 2021.

Organizers said they are approaching the 2021 tourist season with extreme caution and the COVID-19 pandemic will continue into the new year.

State fair director Renae Korslien said planning for the state’s largest event had to begin as soon as possible.

“With last year’s cancellation, some things will be carried over into this year,” said Korslien.

Now, after more than 300 days of a state of emergency and having to cancel due to the pandemic in 2020, the trade fair dates have been set for July 23rd to 31st.

With around 300,000 visitors to Minot, the cancellation of major events such as the State Fair and Norsk Høstfest resulted in a loss of 90 million US dollars for the region.

Visit Minot’s Stephanie Schoenrock said other smaller events are also starting, with early plans for events later this year.

“There were good discussions about how we can adapt existing events to accommodate new behaviors and give consumers the feeling of being able to participate in some of these events,” said Schönrock.

As the plans are still in development, the fair is currently accepting applications for suppliers and summer positions.

“We have six months to plan this and hopefully there will be answers to so many questions long before the pandemic and we look forward to a bright summer,” said Korslien.

The Høstfest also published its event dates for September 30th to October 2nd, 2021.

Although tickets are not yet available, you can sign up for email notifications, fill out a supplier application, and view a list of summer positions for the State Fair Here.

Follow the updates from Norsk Høstfest Here.

Stay up to date with what’s happening around Minot through Visit Minot Here.

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