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Published July 20, 2010, 08:30 AM

Pride of Dakota Day slated for July 26 at State Fair

BISMARCK – The 22nd annual Pride of Dakota Day, Monday, July 26, promises plenty of shopping, good food and extra fun for everyone at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.

BISMARCK – The 22nd annual Pride of Dakota Day, Monday, July 26, promises plenty of shopping, good food and extra fun for everyone at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.

“You’ll find a wide range of quality Pride of Dakota products, including foods and condiments, notecards, recordings, books, wearing apparel, jewelry and much more,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “It’s a great time and place for fairgoers to meet, shop and share lunch.”

Goehring said about 35 Pride of Dakota companies will be displaying, sampling and selling their products from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. under the large tent near the southwest corner of the State Fairgrounds.

The annual Pride of Dakota Lunch for a Dollar will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lunch includes a grilled hot dog, potato chips and milk, all for a dollar. The lunch is sponsored by Cloverdale Foods, Land O' Lakes, Pan-O-Gold and the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. The proceeds will go to North Dakota FFA Foundation.

The second annual Pride of Dakota Kuchen Contest will be held at 3 p.m., giving fairgoers the opportunity to sample kuchen from several Pride of Dakota companies and then vote for their favorite.

Fairgoers can also have their picture taken free at the Pride of Dakota tent.

More than 400 North Dakota companies are Pride of Dakota members. Administered by North Dakota Department of Agriculture Business Development Division, the Pride of Dakota program provides member companies with cooperative marketing and promotional events, such as Pride of Dakota Day, the Holiday Showcases and in-store demonstrations. Pride of Dakota also provides educational opportunities for retailers and representation at regional, national and international marketing expositions.

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