BISMARCK – The Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase returns to Dickinson this weekend. The West River Ice Center will be filled with vendor booths and shoppers this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11-12.
“This is the time and place to stock up on your favorite Pride of Dakota products,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “More than 50 booths will be filled with a tremendous variety of North Dakota-made foods and condiments, artwork, household items, jewelry, apparel and much more.”
The showcase is open from 4 - 9 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission and shopping bags are free and sponsored by the Bank of North Dakota College SAVE Plan. Parking is also free for Pride of Dakota shoppers.
“We are pleased to offer convenient Friday evening shopping at our Harvest Showcases, as well as a full day on Saturday,” Goehring said. “I ask everyone to practice personal responsibility when coming out to the shows and be aware of other’s personal space. We encourage you to stay home if you are not feeling well.”
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) has been working with Southwest District Health Unit to ensure that the event prioritizes health and safety of all participants and attendees. Masks are encouraged for participants and attendees and may be required by some vendors when visiting their booths. All NDDA staff will wear masks. The show will be professionally sanitized between event days.
An additional Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase is scheduled for Oct. 9-10 at the Jamestown Civic Center. Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcases are scheduled for Nov. 6-8, in the Alerus Center, Grand Forks; and Dec. 4-6, in the Bismarck Event Center.
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 the Harvest 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.