Fargo Stuff Blogs
Happy Fall, y'all! As far as weather goes, October can be a tricky (no pun intended) month here in our great state of North Dakota. One would expect to see leaves of all colors on the ground while breathing in crisp, 50 degree days. Throw a little football in there and it’s the best time of year. Well, it’s a bit of a different scene looking out of our office window today. Thick flurries are currently coating the colorful leaves amongst a 4-day long gloomy overcast. But, as North Dakota weather will have it, this too shall pass.
Bearing this in mind, it’s important to get in all of the October events while we can; being careful to time it out depending on the Mother Nature’s mood on a given day. That part, we’ll leave up to you. Otherwise, pick and choose the family friendly events you’d like to take part in!
Corks & Canvas
Celebrate art during the last Corks & Canvas event of the season with a glass of wine! Wandering through participating shops in Downtown Fargo and check out some local art, as well as live art stops!
Time: October 11th, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lil Bitz Pumpkin Patch
Did someone say horse carriage rides? Bring the family (and the camera) to this awesome attraction located right in Fargo! Enjoy corn mazes, barrel rides, carriage rides, and pumpkin pickin’ until closing day on October 28th.
Time: Check out time, date, and place here!
Warning: not for the faint of heart! If you’re anything like me, you may not handle “spooks” very well. And this haunted farm is just that – spooky. This farm has been haunting the community for over 20 years, and they do it well. Only open on Fridays and Saturdays, mark your calendars for energetic haunted attractions, and hair-raising experiences at the farm!
Time: Check out time, date, and place here!
Boo at the Zoo
Bring your kiddos to trick-or-treat in one of the coolest spots in town: the Red River Zoo! Enjoy decorating pumpkins, feeding animals treats, and crafting some fall goodies while rockin’ your costumes.
Check out this link for more information!
Pumpkin Carving at the Comstock House
Help decorate this historic mansion located on beautiful 8th street by carving pumpkins! For those who do carve, you’ll get free admission and a tour! Check it out!
Time: Check out time, date, and place here!
2018 Apple Harvest Festival
Dog friendly event for the win! Bring your family and furry friends to Wild Terra to enjoy food trucks, harvest games, apple peeling contests, and more at Wild Terra Cider and Brewing!
Time: Check out time, date, and place here!
If you’re ever in search of more fun places to visit or events to take part in, the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau is an excellent resource to stay in the loop! Get out and get involved before the inevitable snow hits, and enjoy Fall! Cheers!
It's not every day we add new products to our inventory, but when we do, it's quite the ordeal. To give you some background on the processes behind "the stuff," the team at FargoStuff meets once a month to go over new ideas (also known as prototypes) for products. Last month, we thought to ourselves, "What can we do to say 'thank you' to our customers?"
When the topic of Fargo-themed magnets came about, there was little time between ideation and creation because we were all pretty pumped about the outcome. After our prototype meeting, we sent our ideas to our artist. Shortly thereafter, she had 13 different magnet designs for us to choose from. Once the team approved, we sent it to our sister company (Office Sign Company) to produce, and the Fargo Magnet collection was born. With that, behold these adorable beauties (one per order) you'll be receiving in every FargoStuff purchase!
These small, sweet surprises will be tucked in every package shipped from our facility as a token of our appreciation. The best part? This is just the beginning of some exciting new products we will have! In the next few months, expect to see new onesies, socks, scarves, and more. Big things are happening at this little downtown shop, and as always, they're made and packaged with Fargoan love.
Are you looking at these magnets and wanting one of each? You're not alone. Which is why we've made this product purchasable in a 10-piece set! For only $14.95, you can deck your fridge with all of these darling trinkets. Find them here, and stay tuned for more new products to come from your friends at FargoStuff! #Ope
This "Ope" sweater magnet is not purchasable on FargoStuff - given away at random only!
FargoStuff is the word "convenient" in a nutshell. In this day and age, we love the ability to shop online. Surf the web and explore all the options without having to leave the couch? Yeah, we get it. Online shopping is a breeze.
But, there's also the latter opinion that it's nice to be able to check out the inventory in person. Returning clothing is a hassel and you might as well get it right the first time, right? Well, lucky for you, FargoStuff has the online option as well as a showroom so that you can have your cake and eat it, too. Meaning, try your clothes on and purchase it, too.
Though our showroom is small, it is mighty! And, we are excited to be renovating it in the very near future! FargoStuff is actually located inside the Office Sign Company building (310 NP Ave. N., Fargo, ND 58102), which is our sister company. Upon entering the building, the showroom will be right at the entrance with a plethora of Fargo original t-shirts, home decor, Bison gear, and more. By October, we hope to reveal our new store front with all of the inventory we offer online available to complete the collection. But, that's a blog for another day. In the mean time, here's a look at what goes on behind-the-scenes at FargoStuff.
One thing that makes FargoStuff stand out is our ability to produce our own clothing. We're able to do this because of our big sister - Office Sign Company. This signage industry is fully equipped with sublimation heat presses, state-of-the-art lasers, high defintion flatbed printers, and more. Our sublimation department stays busy pressing all of the t-shirts that we can prepare in-house, as well as sublimating our customized bistro mugs (see process below). Our engraving specialists produce some awesome designs on our thermos collection, NDSU grill sets, whiskey barrel lids, and more. And the best part? We're always looking to add to our inventory. Ideas are welcome by all!
FargoStuff uses this to their full advantage to keep new designs flowing! And, of course, shipped with a smile (featuring Scott, the visor-wearing shipping guru who ensures quality products and quality delivery, brought to you by FargoStuff).
Our store front consists of one of each of the products that we offer online, and when you find something that you like, simply let our friendly front desk know and they'll head to our inventory stock to get the size/color/decor that you'd like!
As we mentioned before, we're excited to be renevating our store front for all of our favorite customers (that's right, we're talking to you reading). Stay tuned for updates regarding that upgrade, and feel free to send over any ideas you'd like to see on t-shirts, magnets, home decor, and more! Cheers!
“June’s over? Julying.” Anyone else still stuck in June? The summer has flown by, but we can all appreciate all of the local festivities that our city and sister cities have put on for the community to enjoy! Summer is a pretty limited time in our neck of the woods, but a round of applause goes to those who make the most of it, and put on such great events for us to enjoy! Yes, June and July are over, but before you get sad, allow us to enlighten you with some fun events going on in our last month of summer!
The Arts Partnership’s ChalkFest
The Arts Partnership is back at it again, painting our city with art of all kinds! Throughout the summer, local artists have been drawing with chalk around the streets of Fargo/Moorhead and sharing their talents with us. This ChalkFest, however, the artist is you! Join the Arts Partnership from noon to 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 9th at the Red River Zoo! Admission and drawings are open to the public to bring out the inner child in us all and “paint the town red.”
Photo from High Plains Reader
Over the Edge with CHARISM
Over the Edge USA is back in Fargo for the second year to raise funds for one of our favorite non-profits, CHARISM! CHARISM, which stands for A Community of Homes And Resources In Service to Many, is a non-profit that provides support, guidance, and care for at-risk children and families. This event, Over the Edge, is a great fundraising, networking, and overall fun event to support an organization that supports the youth of our community. Be sure to stop by the Black Building downtown on Friday, August 10th to watch some brave edgers rappel down the side of a building, and enjoy some food and entertainment as well! Don’t forget to fundraise! Want more information? You got it.
The FM Pride Parade
The Fargo/Moorhead Pride Parade is a four day event including bowling, trivia, dance parties, a 5k, an Interfairth service, and of course, the pride parade and rally! This event empowers, educates and supports the LGBTQ Community throughout the tri-state area and Canada! Get your rainbow tutu’s ready walking shoes on; it’s time for the parade! Be sure to check out their page to attend all of the events they have in store for you!
Photo from High Plains Reader
West Fargo Cruise Night
The West Fargo Cruise nights are almost coming to an end for the summer! Be sure to head over to downtown West Fargo on Thusday, August 16th from 4:30-9:00 to see some classic cars, motorcycles and custom toppers, not to mention enjoy the local food vendors! Date night idea? We think yes. Here’s some more information!
Red River Market
Get your re-usable grocery bag and fill it with some local goodness! The Red River Market supports small to mid-size farms as well as emerging businesses to ensure all are welcome and all will have fresh food at their tables. Every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, grab your sun hat and some walking shoes and head over to Broadway and 4th Ave. N. Enjoy!
Pioneer Days at Bonanzaville
Bonanzaville is a great place to visit during the summer, and fun for the kids, too! Located in West Fargo just outside the fairgrounds, take the family to enjoy live entertainment, food, tons of pioneer demonstrations, as well as a parade! Mark August 18th and 19th in your calendars and visit this page for more information about Bonanzaville!
Fargo Food Truck Festival
Fargo Foodies, unite! Elastic stretch pants might be a must for this fun-filled weekend. What’s on the menu? Well, what’s not on the menu? Located at the North Dakota Horse Park, visit 20+ food trucks, a pop-up arcade, a bacon challenge (yes, a bacon challenge!), as well as a Proof Distillers Bloody Mary competition! Info? Ask and you shall receive.
Fargo Blues Festival
The Fargo Blues Festival is back for the 23rd year! Newman Outdoor Field will have slightly different entertainment over its usual baseball game during this two-day event. Twelve bands over two days, plenty of food, and ice cold beer. See the line-up here!
I love the 90s
Where the 90’s babies at? It’s your time to shine. Dust off your overalls and grab your chokers, scruchies and glitter nail polish. Downtown Fargo is putting on another 90’s bash! Participating bars include Pickled Parrot, Kempsey’s, Fort Noks, Front Street Tap Room, OB’s Sports Zone, Sports Bar, and more! Check out the link to see what you’ll get when you buy a ticket!
Island Park Craft Show
We are a company who enjoys the arts, there’s no getting around that. In college, we were taught the concept of “show, don’t tell.” We could go on about how fun this event will be, but we’d rather you see it for yourselves! Check it out at Island Park from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM on August 25th and 26th!
Get movin’, Fargo! Bring your bikes, walking shoes, pogo stick, or unicycle and watch the streets of downtown Fargo come alive! Enjoy fruit, ativites, art, chalk , and more at this lively event. We’ll see you there on August 26th!
Summer in Fargo, and in North Dakota in general, comes in a flash and leaves in a hurry. But, a huge thank you goes out to all of the committees and individuals who work to put on great entertainment for our community. From ChalkFest to StreetsAlive, and all of the fun in between, it requires great amounts of planning. We are fortunate to live in such an area! But, that's just FargoStuff talking. We're clearly proud of our home. Cheers!
We've been anticipating this announcement for a few months now. It took several of our favorite local artists, a few sketches, and a little bit of coffee, but we're happy to annouce that FargoStuff has new inventory! Shirts, to be specific.They made their grand appearance a few weeks ago at the Downtown Fargo Streetfair, and they were already a hit! These shirts are composed of a little bit of NoDak humor, a little bit of Fargo traditions, and a whole lot of Midwestern lingo - made with love, of course. Check them out!
To start out the introduction of our line-up, here are three of our favorite designs from local artist, Brad Clemenson. The "Bison Nodak Est. 1889" tee shows off the North Dakotan icon - the Bison. Though you won't find too many bison East River, we highly recommend seeing one of these beauties up close and taking the family to Medora! It wouldn't hurt to sport a local original, either. As for the popular baseball tee, who wouldn't want to show off the 701 that we know and love? Last in his collection is the light-blue lovely (scroll down). Can you name that bird? Hint: ND's state bird.
Jeff Knight of "Hello Cereal" designed the next three of our Fargo Creative line-up. Three iconic symbols for the state of North Dakota grace the front of these shirts: a horse, a prairie dog, and of course, a Western Meadowlark. There's the answer to the last question, by the way. Check them out!
You know the apparel that starts a conversation? Well, McCal came through with that concept! If you're not a local, you may question the chainsaws pictured on the first image. Our advice to you would be to watch the movie "Fargo," (18 and older please), and then you'll understand. Background behind the ducks: is it "duck, duck, GOOSE," or "duck, duck, GREY DUCK?" You decide. And of course, the roaming herd. We love 'em.
We think this shirt speaks for itself. Nicely done, Nathaniel. Nicely done.
With a name like "Punchgut," you're bound to produce some stellar stuff. Punchgut brought a little more Midwest humor to our shelves that we're happy to showcase!
Last, but certainly not least, is a Fargo original from our very own intern! Mac is only 17 years old, and has already impressed us with his appreciation for all music, creativity, and humor. Check out his Fargo original!
There you have it! We have more inventory coming very soon. But, for now sport a Fargo original and stay tuned for what's to come. We'd like to extend a huge thank you to our Fargo Creatives for their awesome designs, and we look forward to seeing more of their work! Cheers!
Posted: July 19, 2018|
For the next three days, you can find the faces behind FargoStuff and all the goodies that come with it on the corner of 3rd St. N. and 4 Ave. N. Why? For the Downtown Fargo StreetFair, of course!
At this year’s StreetFair, you’ll find all of our most popular products offered at great prices. Not only that, but we have brand new inventory to show you! Designed by some of our favorite local artists, be sure to stop by to be one of the firsts to purchase a Fargo original! Below are a few of the products you can find.
FargoStuff will be at the same spot each day, Thursday through Saturday (19th - 21st)! Our tent opens at 10:00 am each day, closing at 9:00 pm both Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, we’ll be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Plenty of time to take advantage of our deals and check out our new inventory! And, since you're a loyal customer, we'll give you 15% off your purchase when you come to our tent! All you need to say is "SECRET CODE," and you'll get the discount. See? It pays to read blogs!
As a proud Fargo company, we love showing off our local artists, and we also love seeing our community wearing the locally designed t-shirts! The Downtown Fargo StreetFair is a great opportunity to find that Fargo swag, usually at an unbeatable price. While you’re downtown, be sure to check out the awesome food, entertainment, and merchandise vendors! A huge thank you goes out to the Downtown Community Partnership for all of their work behind the StreetFair production. Hope to see you all there!
We know what you thought upon reading the title. “How are there hiking trails in The Great Plains?” Well, it’s no mountain range but these trails get the heart pumping, endorphins released, and most importantly, they get you outside to enjoy the few months of nice weather we have! Without further ado, here are some popular running and hiking trails throughout the Fargo/Moorhead area!
Fargo Hiking Courses
South Fargo to Horace
This “hiking trail” is 21.9 miles long, and loops from the corner of South University and 40th Ave. South, past Briarwood, along the Red River, and over to Horace before looping back to your starting place. This trail ranges in elevation from 890 to 917 feet. Being from the flatlands of North Dakota, some would say hiking is a bit of a challenge for us because we’re not familiar with the elevation, oxygen level, or whatever it may be. Though this may be a mild hiking trail, it’s another reason to explore the great outdoors and bring a friend, dog, or just some good music to enjoy!
The Speedwork Loop
This trail begins off 7th St. South and 2nd Ave. S. in Fargo, going south to the corner of 17th Ave. South and 7th Street, looping back around to 8th St. South to lead you back to Downtown Fargo! Elevation ranges from 890 to 918 feet for a total distance of 2.7 miles. A nice stretch of the legs to break up your day and take in the city that we know and love!
Fargo Running/Walking Courses
Fargo-Moorhead has beautifully kept parks and recreational centers that are great for running, walking, and biking! You can make your own running trail anywhere, but these parks are a great resource to enjoy the three months of beautiful weather we’re allowed!
Located at 3664 Elm Street N., the Trollwood Park course is a great spot to take the dogs for a stroll in beautiful Trollwood. A simple block and a half stretch is a nice way to cool down after a day in the office.
Fargo Lindenwood Trail
Lindenwood Park: a place for picnics, bike rides, rollerblading, and running! Located at 1905 Roger Maris Drive, dive into a 15.8 mile run or walk by following the course provided! Lindenwood is an excellent spot to run along Red River, too!
Gooseberry Mound Park
Gooseberry park is one of Moorhead’s hidden treasures, located at 100 22nd Ave. S, this park is a wonderful venue for events complete with picnic areas and a playground for kids. The trails, similar to the parks above, are great for any activity, and the peaceful atmosphere will definitely call you back! Before you know it, a run through Gooseberry will be part of your morning routine.
There are hundreds of trails to be explored in the area. Be sure to check out MapMyRun to try out a route or to track your own for others to try! With that, get outside and enjoy the little sunshine and warm weather we get! Cheers!
Little Free Garden – The Founders
“As we grew and got to better know our community, we realized there was a need for connections and conversations around food,” says Little Free Garden co-founder, Megan Myrdal. The Little Free Garden project, as the name implies, is a small garden intended to be publicly-accessible and shared with neighbors, strangers, friends and family alike. With that, allow us to help add to the conversation about these wonderful “Little Free Gardens” and the phenomenal people behind it.
“The goals of the Little Free Garden project are to encourage urban food growth, to increase access to healthy food, and to help people connect with their neighbors. We also hope the garden serves as a symbol and reminder that all people deserve the right to fresh, locally-grown food.”
In August of 2015, friends Gia Rassier, Megan Myrdal and Jeff Knight shined their light on the conversation of food waste. They did this through an organization called “Ugly Food of the North.” This surfaced the astonishing percentage of “ugly food” that goes unused each year simply because of its unaesthetic-aspect. With that, “nearly 50 million Americans live in food insecure households,” according to Ugly Food of the North (check it out, and discover more about this ambitious group).
As a creative group of individuals, the conversation didn’t stop there and they saw an opportunity to make a difference in this statistic. Inspired, the “Little Free Garden” project grew! The puns are only semi-intended in this blog, so there are no promises more won’t stem from here.
"We started thinking about what we could do to address some of these issues, and the idea for Little Free Garden was born."
Little Free Garden
You may have seen these decorative, planter boxes throughout this community we know and love. You may have even enjoyed a locally-grown veggie yourself! So, how does Little Free Garden work and where is it available? Questions, meet answers.
Photo from Little Free Garden
The Little Free Garden Starter kit includes a weather-resistant placard with the Little Free Garden emblem, and a map/booklet that folds out into to a poster; complete with stickers and a registration ID which gives a garden placement on the Little Free Garden map! Make your mark and get your “green thumb” on with the help of Little Free Garden. Want to stay in the loop about all things Little Free Garden? Once purchased, you’re provided access to their Little Free Garden owners Facebook group! Where can you find it? Just a link over! Click here and voila.
Since the project started in 2016, it has grown tremendously.There’s no surprise to see that the community is behind this project, as they have seen over 100 planted in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area alone. This is why we love our community, and furthermore why it’s so rewarding to see ideas flourish. If you’d like one of your own, it’s purchasable right on our site as well as at pop-up events around the Fargo-Moorhead area!
“Our first season started with about 50 gardens, and now we’re almost at 200 gardens in fourteen different states! We’re now in a place where people say ‘I see your gardens everywhere!’ That’s a pretty cool feeling!"
Shown below (from left to right) are the makers behind the magic: Megan Myrdal, Gia Rassier, and Jeff Knight. Jeff Knight, known for his unrivaled creativity around the area, is responsible for all of the design work for Ugly Food of the North (UFN) and Little Free Garden (LFG). Since debuting these projects, Jeff has launched his own design agency known as “Cereal.” Oh, and he’s just the start of this rockstar line-up.
Megan Myrdal of Park River, North Dakota graduated from Concordia College in 2009 with a degree in Dietetics and a minor in Communications. Dietetics being an excellent background to have in Megan’s chosen field of interest, we commend her for putting it to great use!
“Food has always been central to my life. I grew up on a farm and in a family that gardened, cooked, and generally just talked about food a lot. After college I started my career with NDSU Extension in Bismarck, which was an awesome opportunity to understand community-based work and the value of partnerships. I took a break from NDSU Extension to complete my masters, but rejoined with NDSU Extension in Cass County in August of 2018. Like my family, I love to garden, cook and many other food-related things. I also love traveling, music, and spending time enjoying our great local food and brewery scene. I’m your basic millennial!”
Gia Rassier (middle) of Saint Cloud, Minnesota attended college in Moorhead without an agenda to stay after her college years. “… [B]ut I fell in love with the people and place – and have been here ever since!” Speaking on behalf of the Fargo-Moorhead community, and everyone at FargoStuff, we’re glad she did stay. Thank you for your initiative and creativity!
“I graduated in 2010 with degrees in Mass Communications, Journalism and Graphic Design. After graduation, I worked at Concordia for four years in the Office of Communication and Marketing – which is where I fell in love with telling stories and building community online. My current job in administration at Dental Care Fargo allows me to work four days a week, while providing lots of creative capacity outside of work for projects like Ugly Food of the North and Little Free Garden. In addition to the typical millennial hobbies (travel, craft beer, music, etc.), I also really love to geocache.”
So, how did Fargo-Moorhead get so lucky to have such ambition people collaborate together on these needed projects? We have Concordia College to thank for that. Gia and Megan met in a Persuasive Communication class at Concordia; “I was a Senior and Gia was a Junior, and we were paired up to work on a semester-long persuasive communications campaign.” Little did that professor know where that random pairing would lead!
“We were both pretty OCD about getting an “A” and mild overachievers. I think we quickly realized that our work-styles really jived and we also became good friends! Flash forward 7 years, we were roommates and launched a non-profit called Ugly Food of the North.”
A small team requires many hats worn by few, and Gia and Megan wear them well! As far as carrying out the tasks required of Little Free Garden, there’s a lot of cross-over and collaboration between the two of them. “Our work style is brainstorming, creating a mega to-do list, and then tackling it,” says Megan. “Gia is our creative/content/social media/website guru. I’ll chime in to help brainstorm in those areas, but she really runs the show in that department. I do a lot of general project management, partnerships, communications, and accounting.”
“Megan is also a rockstar public speaker – and I’d prefer to stay behind-the-scenes. I feel really lucky to have a co-partner whose skills really compliment and balance out my own – it makes 'work' so much more fun.” - Gia
Gia and Megan’s ambition and dedication to UFN and LFG outside of their day jobs is admirable. Speaking on behalf of this community that they grew to be a large part of, we at FargoStuff especially are proud to work with people like Gia, Megan and Jeff. We did say they were rockstars, did we not?
"We recognize that the gardens and the amount of food is small, but what they represent is so much more. It’s a way for people to reconnect with food and with one another. We hope that as the Little Free Garden project spreads, so do the values and ideas that it represents spread, too.”
We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Gia Rassier and Megan Myrdal for taking time out of their ever-so-busy lives to answer all of our questions about their work, their interests, and their day-to-day lives. Our community is proud and lucky to have members like them - individuals who see a need and work to fulfill it. We love seeing Little Free Gardens around our neck of the woods, and we are so excited to see it take off beyond our community! Keep on with your creativity, initiative, and award-worthy collaboration. You guys are kind of a big dill. To be fair, we did warn you about the puns! Thanks for weeding, everyone. This week only, take $10 off any FargoStuff t-shirt when you order your own Little Free Garden! Cheers!
If you have ever visited Fargo, you may remember our vibrant, charismatic downtown atmosphere. Its ghost signs and local shops have you intrigued for hours; not to mention the delicious variety of food offered around every corner. July in Downtown Fargo is a time to celebrate that vibe with the Downtown Fargo Street Fair! And, yours truly has a booth. See you there.
The Street Fair will take place July 19th – July 21st in the heart of downtown. Expect to see fine art, unique finds, crafts, yummy food, and the love of all things Fargo. The Downtown Fargo Street Fair is a family-friendly event that is anticipated by Fargoans and visitors alike year-round. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the itmes you can expect to see at our FargoStuff booth!
Apparel (Fargo, Of Course)
Who doesn't love a little 1871 representation? The love of Fargo's history on a t-shirt with the popular compass design, this shirt was one of our most popular products last year, and we'll be fully stocked for this year! Want it now? We have a link for that.
Hats Off to Our Hats Collection!
Snapbacks and tattoos --- couldn't help myself. But actually, expect to see these beauties at the street fair and check out the different colors and options available!
Cheers to Fargo Beers!
You betcha the beer is cold here! Eat, drink, and be merry while representing your city with one of these glasses! Buy one, two, three or four. We'll have them ready for you.
Don't fret, Minnesotans. We have a "Beers of MN" bottle cap map for you, as well! We're stocked and loaded for the street fair this year with some of our most popular products. We hope to see you there!
For the 43rd consecutive year, Fargo’s downtown streets come alive with families, friends, locals, and visitors for a celebration of the city we love. Whether you decide to stop by and shop at our booth, we hope to see our streets full of smiling faces for yet another fun Street Fair. Enjoy the (hopeful) sunshine, music, food, and local goodies for the city we know and love. Cheers!
There seems to be a negative perception of Fargo in the summer. Allow us to clear the air because there are, in fact, quite a few things to do around our neck of the woods! We may not have a lake in walking distance, but we do have a Family Fun Park, pools, golf courses, an escape room and a trampoline park on the less-than-sunny days, and of course the summertime festivals that we plan around. Need a calendar? We’ve got you. At least for the month of June, we do. We don’t want to overwhelm you with all the Fargo goodness in one post. We’ll save the July happenings for a more suitable time – stay tuned!
Happy Harry’s RibFest – June 6-9th
Held in the FARGODOME parking lot, this event truly kicks off the summer with award-winning ribs and entertainment for all ages. Here’s a breakdown:
- Wednesday, June 6th - Guests are able to enjoy lunch from 11 am – 1 pm with free parking! Games Galore will have entertainment provided for the kids, and starting at 7:15, The Mastersons will kick off the evening as headliners to Steve Earle & The Dukes at 9:00!
- Thursday, June 7th – Take your coworkers out to lunch between 11 am and 1 pm, and head back over to hear Ultrasound and Stephen Pearcy rock out the evening.
- Friday, June 8th – Picking up on the trend? Get some ribs for the third day day this week and celebrate Friday! Entertainment? Paradise Kitty to kick off the night, followed by ThundHERstruck at 9:00!
- Saturday, June 9th – Lunch, door prizes, Penny & Pals, and Games Galore to enjoy with the family, and the one and only Joe Nichols to end the 22nd Happy Harry’s RibFest!
Restaurant Week – June 7-16th
New York City began “Restaurant Week” in the 90s, and Fargo welcomed the idea in 2014. With positive feedback, they’re bringing it back for the fourth year! What is “Restaurant Week” exactly? It’s an opportunity for participating restaurants to create menus offered at a discounted price! Take part in the photo contest, check out the participating restaurants, and get your stretchy pants on – it’s go time. Check it out here!
West Fargo Cruise Night – June 21st
Photo from West Fargo Pioneer
Who doesn’t love gawking over classic cars on a summertime stroll? It’s not the 1950s, but it might as well be on June 21st! Take the family to check out Sheyenne Street in West Fargo, and enjoy a summer evening in Fargo. Read more about it here!
Scandinavian Hjemkomst & Midwest Viking Festival – June 22-23rd
Photo from FargoMoorhead.org
If you’re not a Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo native, I’m willing to bet you read the second word in that title and your brain then skipped over to the word “Viking.” Am I wrong? Being a Scandinavian community, we are obligated to celebrate it accordingly. From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both Friday and Saturday, come out to the Hjemkomst Center to find the Nordic Marketplace, a Viking Village, and so much more!
StreetsAlive! – June 24th
“One day to ditch the cars, grab the kids and get moving!” StreetsAlive! encourages families to get out and get active by taking part in a vast array of activities right downtown. Exhibitors have booths scattered throughout the bike route showcasing different healthy opportunities that their organizations provide. Other booths have fun active play or healthy eating activities; and it wouldn’t be a downtown affair without some local art, food, and goodies. Get involved here!
If these events aren’t quite up your alley, take some time to check out the new ice cream shops downtown! Or, enjoy a day at Thunderroad Family Fun Park. Or, soak up the sun, relax, and enjoy a day at the pool. There’s never a dull moment, and any place is what you make of it. Stays tuned for July and try to keep up with this fun, active community we know and love!