ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ND Country Fest returns after 2020 event cancelled due to COVID

What had been billed as one of the fastest growing music fests in the country was canceled in 2020 after organizers determined that holding a large gathering while maintaining the health and safety of fans, artists, crew, staff and sponsors were concerns. In 2021 the festival returns with the largest line-up and new attractions ever.

COUNTRYFEST2019.jpg
The largest and nation's fasting growing country music and camping festival returns to New Salem, N.D., with a bang as this year's event is being touted as "the experience of a life time." (Photo courtesy of the North Dakota Country Fest)

What had been billed as one of the fastest growing music fests in the country was canceled in 2020 after organizers determined that holding a large gathering while maintaining the health and safety of fans, artists, crew, staff and sponsors were concerns.

The largest and nation's fasting growing country music and camping festival returns with a bang in 2021, as this year's event is being touted as "the experience of a lifetime."

With an all-star list of main stage artists including John Michael Montgomery, Diamond Rio, Little Texas, Blind Joe, Dustin Lynch, Brantley Gilbert, Lee Roy Parnell, Julia Cole, Lake & Lyndale, Braxton Keith, Eric Chesser, Diamonds and Whiskey, Breaking Eight, Brianna Helbling & the Outsiders, Will Dakota, Kimberly Atwood and DJ Du — among others.

The ND Country Fest will begin July 7 and run through July 10, in historic fashion and with many new and exciting additions to lead the way on a national level in the U.S. Festival Industry. The NDCF assembled a team of some of the best people in the industry at every level to build this country music and camping festival to not only be a place of prominence in the state and region, but also the Nation.

Marking their fifth anniversary, this will be NDCF's largest line up and show to date.

ADVERTISEMENT

The VIP experience will debut, with a new area for the VIP Hospitality Lounge, additional full bars with top shelf options, more servers, stage dream deck opportunities, new double-decker platform known as the ZYN Zone, private and air conditioned bathrooms and video feed options to the suite tents. In addition to these new experiences, some of the longstanding elements have received a facelift including, the Concert Bowl experience with extended hours to accommodate their new Main Street Market Place with many new craft and food vendors, a new air conditioned day drinking bar with the first ever on site casino — courtesy of the NDSU Team Makers — a DJ Stage for added entertainment, and more.

The new attractions and opportunities will remains open from 10 a.m. to closing each day, and every evening will conclude with a full after-party following the last artist's performance on the Main Stage. Patrons can stick around for even more fun and chances to win great prizes.

The event will feature a huge pre-party experience with entertainment that is open to the public and free of charge Wednesday, July 7, starting at 6 p.m. in the Concert Bowl Main Street Market Place.

The camping experience comes replete with opportunities for added services for RVs from water and pumping, to maintenance services.

ND Country Fest is located just west in New Salem, N.D., at the Morton County Fairgrounds – in the shadow of Salem Sue, the world's largest Holstein.

"ND Country Fest is a huge community partner giving back in so many ways. From volunteers working the event to raise funds for their organizations, to assisting local and regional nonprofits in exceeding their fundraising goals, to offering Thursday's show free of charge to partner with local 4H and FFA groups as they host a donation-only entry fee," a press release said. "Co-sponsoring a huge raffle along with Action Motor Sports of Mandan, we will raise funds for six area Rural Fire Departments and more. To date in just a few short years, ND Country Fest has given back in excess of $190,000 in cash to the region."

For the latest ND Country Fest news and announcements, tune into your favorite local country music station, or check out ndcountryfest.com. The NDCF is active on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Spotify, YouTube, and Instagram — where patrons can be sure to sign up for regularly published newsletters to be the first to receive the latest news and info from ND Country Fest.

The ND Country Fest 2021 Tickets and camping are on sale now at ndcountryfest.com.

Related Topics: EVENTSDICKINSON
James B. Miller, Jr. is the Editor of The Dickinson Press in Dickinson, North Dakota. He strives to bring community-driven, professional and hyper-local focused news coverage of southwest North Dakota.
What To Read Next
Dickinson students dive into School-Wide Day of Learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education fun.
Join in the celebration of community and tradition with a weekend full of games, raffles, auctions, live entertainment, and a chance to win a 2023 ford escape
New curriculum aims to better prepare students for monetary decisions as adults, courtesy of $250,000 donation.
Annual event raises funds for housing and support for families of seriously ill pediatric patients and high-risk mothers, collecting more than $1.2 million since launch