Street Fair

 Downtowners Street Fair voted “Best of the Best” Festival in Bismarck!

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September 14-15, 2018

Each Fall, the Downtowners produce an Arts, Craft, and Food show called Street Fair.  This event was created by the Downtowners in 1973 as “Customer Appreciation Days” then grew into a full blown Street Fair.  Street Fair is now in its 45th year.  Arts, Craft, and Food vendors line the streets of Downtown Bismarck during Sept 14-15, 2018.  See you there!

2018 Hours: Friday Sept 14: 10am-8pm, Saturday Sept 15: 9am-6pm 

Crack the Vault!

New this year to the Street Fair. Crack the Vault! As if turkey legs and unique shopping wasn’t enough, we have upped the game in 2018. Free to everyone over the age of 18, register for your chance to win $500 – $1500. For more details and to register, click below!

Crack the Vault!


Kids inflatables and games by JT’s Inflatables will be located in the Sanford Health parking lot on 5th and Broadway, Barrel Train for kids, and local musicians will be busking (performing) at the Busker’s Corner on 4th and Broadway.  Parking is available in the Downtown ramps for $1/hour or $6/day.

Street Fair Fast Facts:

SF is currently in its 45th consecutive year in 2018. The Street Fair preceded Folkfest starting in 1973. It was long known as the food and vendor portion of the later event Folkfest which encompasses parades and weeks worth of festivities.  The 2 Day Street Fair averages between 45,000-50,000 patrons.  There are approximately 180 food, arts, and craft vendors at Street Fair.  Street Fair is spread over 7 city blocks in Downtown Bismarck. There is no parade associated with the Street Fair event.

Street Fair Map 2018 (subject to change):

View Street Fair Map!

For more information on Street Fair email or call 701-223-1958

Sponsorship Info

Vendor Application Information: 

2018 Vendor Applications were sent January 26 to returning vendors

Vendor Applications

Vendor Accommodations: A special room rate has been set up at the Downtown Radisson, Expressway Inn & Ramkota Hotel (Ramkota can accommodate trailers) Please book soon as space is limited!


605 E Broadway Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501

Phone: (701) 255-6000

Ramkota Hotel

800 S 3rd St, Bismarck ND 58501

Phone: (701) 258-7700

Expressway Inn & Suites 

200 E. Expressway, Bismarck ND 58504

Phone: (701) 222-2901

Street Fair Sponsors 2018

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