Record attendance at Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcases

BISMARCK – The 2011 Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcases set an all-time record this year with more than 30,000 shoppers.

The Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks showcases all posted record numbers, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said in a statement.

Attendance in Grand Forks was up by 600 shoppers for a total of 6,200. In Fargo, 8,300 shoppers took part in the event, up by 800.

In Bismarck, 11,130 shoppers attended the event, an increase of 1,750.

Minot did not set a record, but saw about 5,300 shoppers.

Total Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase attendance was 30,930. 

Goehring said the number of participating vendors – 219 – is also a record.