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Published August 04, 2011, 10:23 PM

Pyrotechnics Guild Convention kicks off in West Fargo this weekend

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Be prepared for some loud bangs this weekend if you're in the West Fargo Region.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Starting Saturday is the Pyrotechnics Guild International Convention at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo. Officials expect more than 2000 fireworks and rocket enthusiasts to come out. Only members are allowed at the convention, but guests are allowed to watch from the fair grandstands.

Tom Sklebar – VP, Pyrotechnics Guild International: “The display operators that put on displays for the PGI conventions give you the full fireworks display, which about a third of it is low level and inside the infield at the fairgrounds here.”

Public displays will be held on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, with the shows beginning around 9 p.m.