Sheyenne Valley Arts and Crafts Festival this weekend

I took this picture a day before the 2008 Sheyenne Valley Arts and Crafts Festival in Fort Ransom, N.D.

I’ve written before about what a wonderful place Fort Ransom, N.D., is. It is simply one of my favorite towns in all of North Dakota and I often wish I could go there more often.

Anyway, if you have yet to discover this lovely little town, this weekend is a great chance because it’s the annual Sheyenne Valley Arts and Crafts Festival. Believe me, it’s worth the trip. Here’s the details:

The 43rd Sheyenne Valley Arts and Crafts Festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in Fort Ransom, N.D.
About 150 exhibitors will be set up around the town to display and sell their work. Parking is free and a shuttle will be available.
An art show is planned at Bear Creek Hall and there will be several demonstrations of various art forms. The town’s museum will also be open both days, and the ski lifts will offer chair rides from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. both days.
There will be a food court in Stiklestad Park where several vendors will offer various snacks. The Fort Ransom School PTCC will serve knoephla soup and sandwiches in the Senior Center building.
The Standing Rock Lutheran Church Bazaar will open at 10 a.m. Saturday and a meal will begin at 10:30.
A barbecue turkey dinner is planned for noon Sunday in the Fire Hall in downtown Fort Ransom.
Admission is free for anyone younger than six, $1 for children ages 6 to 14 and $2 for anyone 15 or older.
For more information, contact the Sheyenne Valley Arts and Crafts Association at 701-973-4461 or by e-mail at or visit its website at
The Fort Ransom Tourist Hotline is 701-973-4811.
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