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Watford City, North Dakota Celebrates its 100 Years in June – Festival Vendors Wanted


The City of Watford City will be celebrating its 100th year the last weekend in June and we need Art, Craft & Commercial Vendors to help in the celebration.

Our Centennial festivities begin on Thursday, June 26 with a dedication of our new Centennial Park and end on Sunday, June 29th with a non-denominational church service.

The highlight of this event is our two day Centennial Festival which is set among the trees and along the creek of the City Park and McKenzie County Fairgrounds. Vendors will be able to display their product throughout the festival.

Our Festival Main Stage Events include: Native American Dancers, Baby Pageant, Magic Keith, Music with Jeff Nelson, Medora’s Burning Hills Cloggers, Blake Krabbseth Magician, Merrill Piepkorn & the Radio Stars/Old Time Music. We are featuring musical acts of Quintana Biffert, The Taylors and The Dwaylors, Tom Brosseau, Mr. Feelgood and the Firm Believers, Whiskey Rebellion, Six Appeal, Tigirlily and 32 Below. 

Along with these Main Stage Events, we are including Jumping Castle & Games, Clowns, Face Painting, Balloons, Hands-On Interactive Games for the Kids and are having our own film festival featuring local films: 6 Brothers, Cowboys & Crude and Small Town Soldiers.

The excitement doesn’t stop here; we will be having events throughout the city - Centennial Parade down Main Street; All School Reunion at the High School; Trish Gravos Memorial Golf Scramble and Steak Fry at the Fox Hills Golf & Country Club; Threshing Demonstration at Heritage Park and a rousing Alumni Baseball Game at Legion Park. 

We are expecting to have 5,000 attendees at our Centennial Celebration. If you are an Art, Craft or Commercial Vendor and would like to be part of our festival please contact us. Vendor information and application can be found at or by contacting Amanda Kieson at 701-842-6831 or

The Watford City Centennial Steering Committee is comprised of Patsy Levang, Chairperson,, 701-570-2493; Jan Dodge, Exhibits & Film Festival,, 701-570-2493; Doug Bolken, Marketing,, 701-444-5804; Sandi Sanford, Centennial Book,, 701-570-4588; Kristin Bolken, Special Events,, 701-842-4606; Lindsay Wingerter, Homefest & Art in the Park,, 701-580-0587.


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