BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum has proclaimed March 2023 as Pride of Dakota Month in North Dakota, and businesses will celebrate with Pride of Dakota Day at the Capitol on Thursday, March 9.
“Pride of Dakota companies will be selling and sampling unique products such as gourmet foods, art, books, jewelry, clothing, home decor and much more,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “It’s an opportunity for Capitol visitors and state employees alike to shop for unique Pride of Dakota products and to meet the people who make them. If you’re unable to come to the Capitol that day, I encourage you to go out and shop local in your communities.”
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Capitol’s Memorial Hall and Legislative Hall on the first floor.
Goehring also encouraged Capitol visitors and employees to take in lunch at the Capitol Café, featuring North Dakota commodities and products.
Admission is free and open to the public. Parking is available on the east and south sides of the Capitol building. Visitors must pass through security at the south entrance to enter the Capitol.
For a list of vendors scheduled to be at the Capitol or more information on the Pride of Dakota program, visit www.prideofdakota.nd.gov.
Administered by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, the Pride of Dakota program provides member companies with cooperative marketing and promotional events, such as in-store demonstrations, Pride of Dakota Day and Holiday Showcases. The program also provides educational opportunities and representation at regional, national and international marketing expositions. More than 500 North Dakota companies are Pride of Dakota members.