Big Iron Farm Show and Exhibition

Big Iron Farm Show and Exhibition

Three days in mid-September
The Upper Midwest's largest agricultural exposition, the Big Iron is held at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, North Dakota. Established in 1981 so that farmers would have a place where they could come to view the latest innovations in farming and agricultural equipment, the Big Iron prides itself on being a business event rather than a carnival. In the words of one organizer, "We don't distract people with music, pots and pans, and dog and pony acts." However, for those who would like a little entertainment mixed in, a skid steer rodeo is held each day.
The three-day show regularly attracts more than 70,000 visitors, who come to see not only the farm equipment that is on exhibit but field demonstrations of tillage, crop-spraying, irrigation, and other equipment.
A special program for women takes place on "Ladies' Day." Seminars on such subjects as "Heirloom Art" and "The Changing Role of the Rural Woman" are offered, as well as other activities designed to inform and entertain women who participate in the running of a family farm.
CONTACTS:
Red River Valley Fair
P.O. Box 797
West Fargo, ND 58078
800-456-6408 or 701-282-2200; fax: 701-282-6909
www.bigironfarmshow.com