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Free things to do at this years' Red River Valley Fair

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Free things to do at this years' Red River Valley Fair
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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It's not always cheap to come out to the fair.

But this year, the fair is offering some new options, some are completely free.


I'm out here on the Ferris wheel and if you like rides like I do, a few turns on this may be well worth your money.

But if you find your head spinning from all of the prices, don't worry- there's still hope.

A big week at the fair.

"Rides, food.”

Can bring an even bigger blow to your wallet

"A lot haha."

"Forty, fifty dollars a night."

"I would say probably one hundred."

Venders, eats and entertainment, with eager kiddos lining up to try them all.

"Especially when you have to go on the rides with them cause I have to buy a wristband now."

But put the green away and check out the fair's free options.

"Beautiful out here."

This BMX crew from the cities performs daily.

"You know its 3 hours until show time and we already have a crowd."

Spinning circles around some of the other entertainment.

"Look at this, guys going upside down. Look at that."

No cash required.

It's cool. It's rewarding to see people pumped on it and we've done shows before and kids talk about it for months.

Next stop- free music from the Island Time Steel Drum Band and some good laughs at the All-American Lumberjack show.

"It's good to come because it's only here once a year."

All for a price that's hard to beat, when you've got plenty of fried, fast, and family friendly ways to blow your cash.

"As long as I get a goldfish, I'm good."

"It's fun for the kids."

The fair also offers free admission each day from 11 to 1.

And if you don't mind spending a little money, features several new rides like the mega drop, spin out and wave swinger.

Kay Cooley
Kay Cooley came to WDAY 6 News in September of 2012. She was born in a suburb of Chicago then made her home in Hershey, PA. Kay graduated from Northwestern University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism. At Northwestern, Kay was a member of the Division I Women’s Swim Team and a reporter for the Northwestern News Network on campus. Before coming to WDAY, Kay was working for KVRR in Fargo and interned at ABC27 in Harrisburg, PA. When she’s not out in the field reporting, Kay enjoys being active and spending time with friends and family. If you have story ideas, questions or just want to say hello, feel free to email Kay at
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