North Dakota Winter Show

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The North Dakota Winter Show Event Center is the home of the oldest and longest running Agriculture Show in the State of North Dakota. The "North Dakota Winter Show" is held annually in March and provides a great deal of agriculture information to participants of all ages, with exhibitors and visitors from numerous states, as well as Canada. The annual show features PRCA rodeo performances, a concert, livestock shows, draft horse events, an old time tractor pull, a crop show, commercial exhibits and much more.


In addition to the "North Dakota Winter Show", the event center is home to the "North Star Classic", which was established in 2000 and is held each December. The event features cattle shows and sales, entertainment, youth events and commercial exhibits.

Throughout the year, other events are held as well, including numerous horse shows, sales, rodeos and 4-H activities. We invite you to check out the events and become a part of what the North Dakota Winter Show is all about!

Quick Facts:

  • 1937     Establishment of the North Dakota Winter Show
  • 1963     Opening of the North Dakota Winter Show Event Center
  • 1963     Production of the First PRCA Rodeo
  • 1976     Crowning of the first Miss Rodeo North Dakota Winter Show
  • 1985     Designation by the legislature, making Valley City the official site for the North Dakota Winter Show
  • 1987     Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the North Dakota Winter Show
  • 1997     Establishment of the North Dakota Agriculture Hall of Fame. Displays are currently available at the NDWS Event Center & the Rosebud Visitor Center in Valley City
  • 2000     Establishment of the North Star Classic Livestock Show
  • 2012     Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the North Dakota Winter Show