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Fall Festival Provides A Great Opportunity


It was a nice day on Saturday, a bit cool in the morning, but by afternoon we had partly cloudy skies with a bit of sun and really nice temperatures, and as many people pointed out, no wind!
At 9 AM there were well over 130 classic cars lining the avenues and streets of Downtown Minot, and for the first time in three years there were numerous Canadian cars.


My volunteer position for the Fall Festival was the Bounce Castle. Even though we didn’t charge for the opportunity to enter the castle and bounce off a bit of energy, we still need to collect signatures on waiver agreements, and monitor the number of young folks who entered as to not exceed 10 participants at one time.


The Fall Festival organizers were equally as thankful for the many, many Minot Air Force Base families who attended Saturday’s event. In my estimation over 50% of the families who took advantage of the free entertainment that included numerous other games, appeared to be military personnel and their dependents. You can catch a few obvious clues including jackets or shirts from other military installations, those “not from here” accents.

Cowboy Up!
Two great rodeo events are happening in the next four weeks.
Y’s Men’s PBR September 23 & 24th
You’ll be on the edge of your seat watching 8 seconds of the most dangerous sport on dirt! Like when a 150lb man goes head-to-head against a 2,000lb bull! This will be the Biggest Bull Ride that has ever been to Minot, North Dakota – the Minot Y’s Men’s PBR is the finale to the King of the North Showdown.
Watch the best bull riders from around the country compete on Chad Burger’s ferocious bucking bulls, he is the 11th time stock contractor of the year! See the crowning of a king when the rider with the top aggregate score throughout this and 11 previous events wins! He will walk away with a $100,000 bonus paycheck & the King of the North title.
Badlands Circuit Finals October 14-16
The best of the best travel to Minot for the Badlands Circuit Finals, and this year the entire State Fair Center will be home to the Wrangler Trade Show. More information is available on rodeominot.com. Keep your eye on the Northern Sentry for more details.

Best Kept Secrets
Fall colors are starting to adorn the many trails maintained by the Minot Park System. Two of the trails, the Woodland Train on the west edge of Minot, and the Bison Plant Trail on the east edge of Minot are my favorites. Both offer that “get away from it all” feeling. To find out more about these trails go to The Minot Park District web site and click on the “Trails” icon. Enjoy the warm glow of fall.

Today’s Chuckle
I once gave my wife the silent treatment for an entire week, at the end of which she declared,

“Hey, we’re getting along pretty great lately!”

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