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Monday, June 4, 2012

ND State Fair 1982

 The Fair ran July 16th through the 24th that year….. 30 years ago the headliners for the State fair were: Waylon Jennings and Jesse Colter…. Barbara Mandrell and Ricky Skaggs…. Jerry Jeff Walker …. The Beach Boys …. And Joan Jett & the Blackhearts…... In the Pub the featured band was the Whiskey River Band…. The fair also featured auto racing on the 17th, 18th, and 22nd and there was a demolition derby in the afternoon of the 18th. Pictured below are the origina Arches at the entrance to the State Fair Grounds


  1. Wow...what a blast from the past. I miss the old State Fair arches.

    When I went to UND, I attended an art show featuring special architecture, and the State Fair arches was part of that showing.

    What they have replaced it with is very sad...I sure do wish they could so something to bring back the traditional look.

    Thanks for all of your hard work putting this blog's much appreciated!