N.D. Winter Show at Valley City March 5-10

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This year’s 76th Annual North Dakota Winter Show at Valley City will be Tuesday, March 5 through Sunday, March 10.

The schedule below lists scheduled events. If you have question, call 1-800-437-0218 or go to http://www.northdakotawintershow.com

There is free main door admission and free parking

Monday, March 4 – Warm-up Activities Begin

10 a.m. Crop Show Entry Deadline

1 p.m. Crop Show Judging (MA)

4:30 p.m. Chili Cook-off – Set Up

5:30 p.m. Chili Cook-off (MA)

7 p.m. Community Olympics (MA)

Tuesday, March 5 – North Dakota Winter Show Officially Opens

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Commercial Exhibits (MEB)

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Ag Challenge (SEB)

World’s Largest Crop Show (MEB)

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Country Hoedown Day (NGA) Featuring The Shadows, Cowboy Poet Rod Nelson,

and the Quartet Adapt ~ $20 Admission

Noon Chuck Wagon Lunch (NGA)

9:30 a.m. – Noon Brian Hefty Host of “AgPhD” TV Show – (SEB)

How to Read a Soil Test & Properly Select the Right Fertility Program for any crop

How to Drought Proof Your Crop

New Pesticide and Seed Traits in 2013 and Beyond

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Brian Hefty Host of “AgPhD” TV Show – (SEB)

Farm Politics – How Agriculture is Under Attack and What You Can Do About It.

Estate Planning Simplified – from a Farmers Perspective

How to Double Your Yields Profitability

3 p.m. Old Time Tractor Pull (MA)

6:30 p.m. NDWS Pickup Pull (MA) ***NEW TIME***

Wednesday, March 6

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Commercial Exhibits (MEB)

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Ag Challenge (SEB)

9 a.m. Free Stage ~ NRCS ~ Amanda Brandt & Soil Health Specialist Hal Weiser

“Avoiding Soil Compaction” (SEB)

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Farm Toy Show (MA)

10 am – 3 p.m. Senior’s Dance Day – Marv and The Moonlighters (Eagles)

11 am Free Stage ~ ND Farmers Union ~ CHS Fertilizer Spiritwood Plant

Question & Answer (SEB)

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tasting Bee (NGA)

12 Noon Market Hog Show (WA)

1 p.m. Free Stage ~ Ben Hawkins Hurley and Assoc. Marketing Update and Outlook (SEB)

3 p.m. Classic Steer Show (WA)

7 p.m. Classic Steer & Market Hog Auction (Eagles)

5 p.m. -7 p.m. Friends of the Winter Show Social (Eagles) (the social continues immediately

following the auction)

Thursday, March 7 Horse Day

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Commercial Exhibits (MEB)

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ag Challenge (SEB)

9 a.m. Pony Pull (MA)

9 a.m. Farm Land Lease Workshop – Randy Gruenich, NDSU Extension Agent – helping landowners and renters identify and manage the risks associated with farm land rental arrangements (Gold Buckle Pub ~ MEB)

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Antique Show (NGA)

11 a.m. Free Stage – Dick Spickler Blue Flint Ethanol Energy ~ Forward outlook for the ethanol industry, market outlook for corn and a discussion of the opportunities MAG/BFE has for selling corn and/or purchasing distillers grain.

11 a.m. ND State Open Horse Pull (MA)

12:30 p.m. Women’s Division Luncheon featuring The Great Pretenders (Eagles) Pre-purchase

Tickets by calling 800-437-0218.

1 p.m. Connie Ova ~ JSDC ~ Spiritwood Energy Park update

1:30 p.m. Draft Horse Hitch Class Show (MA)

2 p.m. Youth Seminar (HAC) Sponsored by Alliance Pipeline ~ Scott Bacovich

4:30 – 6 p.m. Horsemanship Competition – NDWS Rodeo Queen Contestants (MA)

6:30 p.m. NEW EVENT ~ High School Pep Band Competition (HAC)

7 p.m. Dance Valley City Eagles

Friday, March 8 Party in the Dirt

8 a.m. Hippology (MA)

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Commercial Exhibits (MEB)

9 a.m. 4-H/FFA Crop Judging (Eagles)

10 a.m. FFA State Ag Sales Contest (RC)

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hourly Drawings Sponsored By: Dakota Country Radio, BeMobile, NDWS, VC

Chamber of Commerce Kindle Fire, Twins Package, $50 in Chamber Bucks,Rodeo & Concert tickets. Must Be Present to Win! (MEB)

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Antique Show (NGA)

Noon – 2 p.m. Free Stage ~ Rodeo Queen Contestant Speeches – (SEB)

12 Noon – 7 p.m. Home, Play & Get-A-Way Exhibits (SEB) NEW! NASCAR Simulator, Golf Simulator

& Pony Rides

2:30 p.m. Free Stage ~ Black Hills Raptor Center (SEB)

3:30 p.m. Dakota Fred – “Gold Rush” Reality TV Show (SEB)

4:30 p.m. Free Stage ~ Verizon~ BeMobile ~ Wireless Workshop (SEB)

5 p.m. Free Stage ~ Black Hills Raptor Center (SEB)

6 p.m. Free Stage ~ Style Show by Z-BO, Urban Ranch, Cadillac Ranch & Rhonda & Krista’s Boutique (SEB)

Noon – 7 p.m. 4-H Critter Corral (SEB)

3 p.m. Youth Seminar (HAC) Sponsored by Alliance Pipeline ~ Scott Bacovich

4 p.m. 4-H/FFA Crop Judging Awards (HAC)

7 p.m. Concert – Jerrod Niemann opening act Gwen Sebastian (MA)

Saturday, March 9 – Governor’s Day ~ PRCA Rodeos

8 a.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging (MA)

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. 4-H Critter Corral (SEB)

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Commercial Exhibits (MEB)

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Home, Play & Get-A-Way Exhibits (SEB)

Pony Rides, Nascar Simulator, Golf Simulator and much more!

9 a.m. Free Stage – Cooking Demo (SEB)

10 a.m., 2 & 5:30 p.m. Free Stage ~ Black Hills Raptor Center (SEB)

11 a.m. & 4:30 Free Stage ~ Imaginick ~ Magician (SEB)

1 p.m. Free Stage ~ Style Show by Z-BO (SEB)

12 Noon & 3:30 p.m. Free Stage Kendra & Krista ~ Tigirlily (SEB)

3 p.m. Free Stage ~ Verizon~ BeMobile ~ Wireless Workshop (SEB)

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Crafts ‘N More (NGA)

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. My Trash Your Treasure (Indoor yard sale) (CA)

1:45 p.m. Ag Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (MA)

2 p.m. & 7 p.m. PRCA Rodeo with Specialty One Arm Bandit (MA)

2:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Awards (VCSU: Vangstad)

6:30 p.m. Miss Rodeo ND Winter Show Coronation (MA)

9 p.m. Dance (Eagles)

9 p.m. Rodeo Dance (VFW)

Sunday, March 10 – PRCA Rodeo

8 a.m. Junior Livestock Shows (MA)

10 a.m. Free Stage ~ Cooking Demo

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Free Stage ~ Black Hills Raptor Center (SEB)

Noon & 4 p.m. Free Stage ~ Imaginick Magician (SEB)

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Commercial Exhibits (MEB)

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Home, Play & Get-A-Way Exhibits (SEB)

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 4-H Critter Corral (SEB)

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Crafts ‘N More (NGA)

Noon – 2 p.m. Classic Steer Open House (Valley Meat)

2 p.m. PRCA Rodeo with Specialty Act, Featuring One Arm Bandit (MA)

3 p.m. Raffle Drawing

5 p.m. 76th Annual North Dakota Winter Show Closes

(Events & Schedule is Subject to Change)

HAC = Hi-Liner Activity Center * MA = Main Arena * MA1 & 2 = Main Arenas 1 & 2 * NGA = National Guard

Armory * RC = Rec Center * MEB = Main Exhibit Building * SEB = South Exhibit Building * WA = West

Arena