Watford City Heritage Day Sept. 16
August 30, 2023 | View PDF
Watford City will be hosting their 23rd Annual Heritage Day Sept. 16. Events will be held at the McKenzie County Heritage Park and North Dakota Oil Museum, 904 2nd Ave. SW, Watford City. The day will start at 11 a.m. with opening ceremonies and food service starting immediately after. They will be serving BBQ burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, and hot dogs. There will be several other food and goods vendors, and have openings for additional vendors should any be interested.
At 12:30 p.m., the educational entertainment will begin with an old-time school marm teaching a class. A belt-driven sawmill and shingle mill demonstration will follow at 1 p.m. The threshing machine demonstration, then a stationary hay baler, will have a coin toss into the resulting straw for the attending children. The blacksmith demonstration, costume contest, vendors and games will last throughout the day.
A cake walk, followed by a pie eating contest will start at 3:30 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., they will announce the silent auction winners, and end the day out at 5 p.m. with a closing ceremony.
The McKenzie County Heritage Park and North Dakota Oil Museum is open Memorial Day-Labor Day, and available to the public for family picnics and reunions. They also have a media center and kitchen available to rent for parties and meetings! Their hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.