The 83rd Annual North Dakota Winter Show started with a bang on Saturday with the “Leap Into NDWS” Country Concert under the event center’s arch. Concert-goers got down in the dirt of the main arena, enjoying music by opening bands “Brianna Helbling & the Outsiders” (pictured lower right, during their performance) and “Tripwire” before country superstar Jerrod Niemann took the stage.
On Sunday, commercial exhibits lined the Main Arena and other areas of the event center, as the Jr. Cattle Heifer & Steer Show (top right photos) started the day bright and early. The first annual “King of the Sale Ring” Bid Call Contest packed the South Exhibit Building. The crowd was massive, overflowing the ag stage bleachers and seats that the staff could find.
The proceeds from this contest were donated to a few causes: The Erlandson family, whose Valley City home burned down, and also the High School Rodeo.
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