There are several organizations that use the Grand Forks County Fairgrounds on a regular basis, besides the Greater Grand Forks Fair. River Cities Speedway continues the tradition of racing taking place at the Fairgrounds. Racing has been held on the grounds since the property became the Fairgrounds in 1904. River Cities Speedway is one of the best dirt track speedways in the entire United States. The page below talks a little bit about the Speedway, and includes a link to their website and Facebook page.
The Forks Karting Association has been located on the Fairgrounds for several years. This is the introduction to racing for many youth, some later graduate to racing at River Cities. It is also a cheaper way for people to get involved in racing. The group keeps working to make improvements on their facility and it shows. The number of cars racing each week continues to grow and the stands fill up with race fans. Stop out on a Wednesday night to see the great racing action. Check out the page below for a little information on Forks Karting and links to their website and Facebook page.
Horse events have been part of the Fairgrounds since the beginning. The original racing on the grounds was horse racing. Horses were exhibited at the Fair. Other horse events have been held over the years. Horse shows have been held for many years. Barrel runs have become popular in the last several years. The Red River Valley Horse Show Association and the Greater Grand Forks Fair have worked together to develop a great facility for the local horse community. Check out the RRVHSA page below for more info and links to their website and Facebook page.
The Fairgrounds are used for a variety of special events. Fundraisers, class reunions, company events, truck rodeos, snowmobile races, and much more happen on the grounds. The grounds and 2 of the buildings are available for events. The 3 large buildings are used for cold storage in the winter. Information and contact information are available on those pages listed below.