I was sad when a lot of summer events were cancelled/ postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. I always look forward to street fairs, concerts, and other fun outdoor activities that can only be done during the few nice North Dakota months of the year. But thank goodness there are at least a few events that happened/ are still happening in spite of the "new normal."

The weekend is coming up and there is family fun to be had. The pandemic might have pushed the event back, but it could not stop Ribfest 2020! It is happening in Minot THIS weekend.


WHAT: Minot's Ribfest 2020

WHEN: Friday, September 11, 2020 - Sunday, September 13, 2020

  • Friday - 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday - 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sunday- 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • There will be a church service at 10:30 AM on Sunday 

WHERE: North Dakota State Fair Grounds
2005 East Burdick Expressway, Minot


Minot's Ribfest kicks off this Friday, September 11 and goes on through Sunday, September 13. If you come out between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM on the first day, your admission will be FREE. Otherwise, tickets will be $5 for anyone older than 12 years old. Parking for Ribfest 2020 is also FREE.

What can you expect to find at Ribfest in Minot? There will be games like bounce houses, an escape room, go-karts, basketball, virtual reality, and cornhole. There will be live music. There will also be a church service on the final day of Ribfest. Get all the details about the family fun at Ribfest here.

Will you be heading up North to Minot for Ribfest 2020 this weekend?