UPDATE AS OF 3.17.2020

Beginning on March 17, 2020 the lobby at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds will be closed. To contact a Fair employee please call, 701.282.2200.

We know the news and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) may have you wondering about current travel plans and future entertainment options including the Red River Valley Fair and other events held on the Fairgrounds.

Our top priority is the health, safety, and well being of the public, our Fairgoers, entertainers, volunteers, and staff. Like many organizations and individuals, we are monitoring the situation and assessing any new impacts and updates on a daily basis.

With current health and safety protocols in place, we continue to be vigilant by regularly cleaning all public areas and providing access to hand washing and hand sanitizer locations.

The recommendations for everyday preventive actions includes:

  • Staying home when sick
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Following proper coughing etiquette
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

If you have a compromised immune system, please check with your health care provider to determine your own risks before attending events or traveling.

The Red River Valley Fairgrounds will take direction from the Cass County Health Department and the North Dakota Department of Health. The Fairgrounds is committed to the health and well-being of each individual and will work to communicate any event changes in an effective manner to ensure the safety of everyone visiting.

For a complete list of prevention and treatment from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention visit:

April 4th–5th                       Minn-Kota Cat Show                     Canceled

April 5th                                Story Church                                   Still on

April 6th                                Triple C 4-H Meeting                    Canceled

April 9th                                Valley Adventure 4-H Meeting    Canceled

April 10–12th                      FM Kennel Club Obedience Trials Still on

April 12th                              Story Church                                     Still on

April 13th                              Mapleton Township Meeting        Still on

April 16th                              RRVF Fair Board Meeting             Still on

April 19th                              Story Church                                    Still on

April 23rd                              Eco Chic Event                              Canceled

April 24th – 26th                 Sheyenne High School Rodeo    Canceled

April 26th                              Story Church                                    Still on

May 4th – 8th                       Butler Tech Wars                            Canceled

May 4th                                Triple C 4-H Meeting                    Postponed to May 18th

May 14th                                Valley Adventure 4-H Meeting  Postponed to May 21st

May 15th – 16th                    Eco Chic Event                                Still on

May 17th                             Triple C 4-H Meeting                    Postponed to May 31st


During the Fair, ATMs are located conveniently throughout the fairgrounds. Exact locations are noted on the free grounds maps available at the Fair Information Building during the Fair.

During the off-season, an ATM is located in the Schollander Pavilion, Hartl Building and in the Grandstand Area.


During the Fair, the Essentia Health Baby Care Center is located in the Hartl Building.

The Essentia Health Baby Care Center is available to take care of your little ones for diaper changing, nursing and feeding. In addition to the Essentia Health Baby Care Center, baby changing stations can be found in all restrooms on grounds.


The Red River Valley Fair Association prohibits unauthorized operation or use of any unmanned aerial vehicle on or above the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.

This includes all Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly known as “drones,” regardless of commercial or recreational purpose. Any UAV(s) observed at or near the Red River Valley Fairgrounds will be reported to local law enforcement and the Federal Aviation Administration. Please be advised that violation of this policy will result in immediate ejection from the Red River Valley Fair Association’s premises and may subject the violator to a criminal trespass warning or arrest for those who fail to comply.


You can re-enter the Fair on the same day as long as you get your hand stamped before exiting the gates.


Free maps and brochures, including entertainment schedules, are available at the Fair’s Information Building.

In addition, the friendly, knowledgeable staff inside this building pride themselves on knowing the answer to every question and helping to make your visit more enjoyable.  If they don’t know the answer, they will find it out for you!


The Lost & Found station is located at the Information Building.

Anyone looking for lost articles should check at this location during the Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. or call (701) 282-2200.

Items found between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. should be turned in at the Sheriff’s Building.


The Medical Aid stations provide first aid for minor ailments, all six days of the Fair.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department provides security services at all times the Fair is open.


Magic Money is an electronic token system held on Magic Money Cards or Wristbands. These cards are re-loadable and reusable, so they can be used each day of the Fair. Cards can be purchased on grounds throughout the Midway and can be reloaded using the Magic Money App, Magic Money Kiosks or Magic Money Stations. Cards can be purchased in increments of your choice and reloaded for any amount.


Redeem your Mega Ride Pass ticket for a non-transferable wristband, good for the entire week of the 2020 Red River Valley Fair.

Redeem ticket at the Mega Pass Trailer, at the Main Gate on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Redeem voucher at Midway Ticket Booths July 7-12, 2020.

The Mega Ride Pass is non-transferable and not valid in conjunction with any other promotion or discounts. The Mega Ride Pass is good for one person only.

If for some reason you must remove the band (work, sports, etc.), we will replace it. You must bring the original band with the RFID chip fully intact to the Crabtree Amusements Office. The original owner of the band must be present to receive a new one.


During the six days of the Red River Valley Fair, pets are not allowed on the fairgrounds, with the exception of service dogs defined by the ADA or animals approved as part of an exhibition. Service dogs are those that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.

During the non-fair period, pets are welcome provided they are confined or on a leash, no longer than six feet. For some non-fair events, however, pets may not be allowed. Contact the Special Events Coordinator at the Fair Office at (701) 282-2200 for information on specific events.


The Fair will remain open as long as possible during bad weather. At times, it may become necessary to temporarily close some rides if conditions are deemed unsafe to operate, but will reopen as soon as possible. This is determined by the Murphy Brothers Exposition and the Red River Valley Fair.


The Red River Valley Fair Association strives to accommodate everyone who visits.  For the comfort of all, conveniently designated smoking areas have been established within the fairgrounds.  Smoking is permitted only in those areas, which are denoted on the Fairgrounds maps and with signs at designated locations.  In addition, to those designated areas, Red River Valley Fair parking lots and campgrounds are also locations where smoking is permitted.


During the six days of the Red River Valley Fair, wheelchairs can be borrowed, with a picture ID at the Information Building, located on the fairgrounds.

Strollers can be rented at the Information Building, located on the fairgrounds.