The 84th annual North Dakota Winter Show is scheduled March 10-14 in Valley City, N.D.
This year’s event starts with a tractor pull on Wednesday, March 10, with the possibility of a truck pull the same night. Thursday, March 11, is Horse Day at the Winter Show, with the Ranch Rodeo that evening. PRCA rodeo reigns on Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13, with performances on March 12 at 7 p.m. and on March 13 at 2 and 7 p.m. The Winter Show wraps up on Sunday, March 14, with the second annual King of the Sale Ring auctioneer contest.
Daytime activities include a Kritter Corral, the 4th annual Miss North Dakota Winter Show Queen pageant, vendors, horse pull, tractor pull, ag events, a junior livestock show, a high school rodeo and more.
The queen pageant celebrates its 45th year. Titleholders for the NDWS show are required to run for the title of Miss Rodeo North Dakota. Out of the last 45 NDWS queens, 19 have gone on to win the state title. A ladies luncheon and fashion show are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 12.
There is no admission fee for daytime events, said Tesa Klein, general manager of the show. Nightly events require the purchase of a ticket and range in price from $12 to $20.
The event will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, city and state COVID-19 guidelines.
“It’s a break for people to get away,” Klein said of the Winter Show. “They don’t have to go far to be entertained, to be educated on ag topics and to do shopping that isn’t in their backyard.”
More information can be found online at NorthDakotaWinterShow.com or by calling the Winter Show at 701-845-1401.