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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a ticket to get into the concerts?

Except for July 13th, all concerts require a ticket for entrance. July 13th is a free concert with paid gate admission.

Does a mega Pass include concerts?

A Mega Pass only includes free with gate admission concerts. For the 2022 Fair, the only concert included is July 13th. All other concerts are separate tickets.

How much are tickets?

Ticket prices will vary depending on the concert you are attending. Tickets include gate admission when bought in advance (before 8:00 am on the day of the show) and prices increase the day of to account for gate admission. Ticket fees may also apply to include convenience and processing fees associated with the tickets.

Where can i get tickets?

The easiest and recommended way is to buy online >> Get tickets here! You can also visit the Fairgrounds to use our kiosk located in the Butler Machinery Arena lobby. You can also get tickets at the gate when you come to the Fair, but ticket prices will increase the day of the show. Buy your tickets online before 8:00 am the day of the show and save $12 on gate admission. Mega Passes and Daily Ride Passes are also available for sale at some Petro Serve USA locations.

what Time does the Fair Start?

The Fair opens daily July 8 - 17 at 11:00 am.

What Time do the concerts Start?

Concert times vary depending on the concert. With the exception of Monster Trucks, and Rock the Valley, concerts will begin at 8 pm with gates opening at 6 pm (5 pm for Tim McGraw). Monster Trucks will start at 7:30 pm and Rock the Valley will start at 2 pm.


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 Ag Building and in the Grandstand Area.


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


Stop in the Hartl Building during the Fair to take part in the Essentia Health Wellness Expo. Essentia Health will offer wide-ranging on-site health tests, such as blood pressure screenings and informing Fairgoers on signs of a stroke. The Wellness Expo will be open Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm.


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 Information Building.


Location: Information Building :00am-9:00pm

Items found between 9:00pm and 11:00am should be turned into the Sheriff’s Building on Grounds.

Sheriff’s Building on Grounds Contact - 701-356-0275


Medical Aid Station: Sheriff’s Building


Mega Passes are non-transferable and not valid in conjunction with any other promotions or discounts. They are only good for use by one person.


During the Fair, there is both free parking and VIP parking available. VIP parking is $10 a day.

There is handicapped parking available in all lots and must have proper identification on vehicles to occupy those spots.


During the ten days of the Red River Valley Fair, pets are not allowed on the Fairgrounds, with the exception of service dogs 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.


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 Fairground 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.


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 Crabtree Amusements and the Red River Valley Fair.

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