Experience One of the World’s Most Unique Festivals in North Dakota


Taylor, North Dakota, is a small town (only 148 some folk call it home), but it plays host to perhaps one of the world’s most unique festivals each year in July. The Taylor Horse Fest is all about celebrating the horse and its special connection to those who work the land. The festival also celebrates the legacy and important role that horses have played in North Dakota and their place in history as a whole beyond the state.

Celebrated over the course of two days, the main attraction is the main street parade where both locals and visitors showcase their horses and their horse-drawn vehicles, from coaches and buggies to wagons and trailers. Riders both big and small, young and old ride horses down the street and the variety is enough to satisfy any horse lover. Besides horses, you’ll also spot the occasional donkey or mule.

Festival goers can also enjoy roadside vendor stalls, horse-related demonstrations, see a live blacksmith at work, and catch some live entertainment. There are plenty of food stalls out if you get hungry and souvenir stalls if you want a memento.

After the parade, you can head out to local fields to see practical demonstrations of how horses help people. You can watch horses help plow a field, harvest hay and transport it, and other tasks that would have been impossible without them before mechanized machinery.

There are also horse training seminars, old farm equipment exhibits, a pie social, and kid activities (like a petting zoo and amateur roping).

The festival is set to take place on July 29th and 30th this year.

Visit Capital RV Center

Stop by Capital RV Center before you visit Taylor for the Horse Fest or any other summer trips you plan to take this year. We can help make sure that your rig is in good shape for travel and that you don’t encounter mechanical issues.

Holiday Events in Bismarck


Bismarck is full of fun and family-friendly events this holiday season. Check out any of these events to get yourself into the holiday spirit this December!

Sertoma Christmas in the Park – Through December 31

Head to Sertoma Park for a daily winter wonderland, which includes more than fifty lit Christmas displays scattered throughout the scenic park. Sartoma Christmas in the Park is in its 21st year. The display is open from 6-9pm daily and costs $10 per car. All proceeds will go to benefit various local charities in Bismarck. You can also donate non-perishable food items when you go, which will be donated to Ministry on the Margins.

If you go earlier than 6pm, you can still enjoy all the amenities the park has to offer, including picnic areas. Stroll down to the nearby Dakota Zoo afterwards!

The Christmas Angel – Through December 23

Visit the Christmas Angel at Gateway Mall Fridays from 4-6 until Christmas. Teach giving instead of getting when you donate to a child in need from the angel tree. Tell the Christmas Angel what you are excited to give this year! The greatest gift you can give your child is the understanding of human kindness.

Jesse Knutson Photography will be available for professional Christmas pictures after your visit with the Angel.

Visit Capital RV Centers

Come by Capital RV Centers this holiday season to tour a motorhome. Kick off 2017 in a new RV and travel like never before. Capital RV Centers can help you get into the RV of your dreams.

November Events and Festivals in North Dakota


Looking for somewhere to go or something to do this November in North Dakota? Maybe an opportunity to hit the road and take your RV out for a spin? Try one of these fun events or festivals taking place this month across the state.

Fargo Makes Market – November 5

Featuring locally made, handcrafted products, the Fargo Makers Market is held on the first Saturday of every month, so if you can’t make it out, you can plan to check it out in December.

Support local artisans as you shop for unique treasures, including paintings, ceramics, crochet-pieces, photographs, baked good, knit-wear, metal work, magnets, jewelry, leatherworks, and more.

The market will be at 916 Main Avenue, Fargo, North Dakota.

Bismarck Christmas Show – November 18 and 19

The 7th Annual Bismarck / Mandan Christmas Show will include over 170 booths showcasing hand-made products from across the country.

Exhibitors will be displaying and selling art, crafts, and baked goods, among many other wares.

The Bismarck Christmas Show will be held at 315 South 5th St., Bismarck, North Dakota. Admission is $3. Hours will be 10am to 8pm on Friday the 18th and 9am to 5pm on Saturday the 19th.

Stop by Capital RV Center

Have more fun at any event or festival in your very own RV. Come by Capital RV Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, this November to check out our inventory of new and pre-owned RVs. From travel trailers to motorhomes, Capital RV Center is sure to have something that fits your needs and budget.

September Events for RVers in North Dakota


North Dakota has a lot going on this September for the adventurous traveler. From a street fair steeped in tradition, to a grueling physical challenge not for the faint of heart, to a cultural experience like none other, see all that North Dakota has to offer!

43rd Annual Downtowners Street Fair

From September 16-17 enjoy this perennial favorite in Bismarck. Each fall, the Downtowners of Bismarck produce an arts, crafts 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. Vendors line the streets of downtown Bismarck.

Iron Will Warrior Challenge

For those athletically inclined, this event in Bottineau on September 10 is sure to challenge. Three miles of down and dirty, mud-running action, all while facing grueling, heart-pumping obstacles scattered over the demanding terrain of the Turtle Mountains. After your personal conquest, stick around for the ultimate after-race party fun with food and drinks. Funds raised are used to support the Annie’s House Adaptive Recreation Program at Bottineau Winter Park. Starts at 10am and runs to 3pm.

United Tribes International Powwow

Head over to Bismarck from September 9-11. This Powwow, held annually in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, has become one of the premier cultural events of North Dakota, receiving numerous awards over the years. Fifteen hundred dancers and drummers representing more than 70 tribes draw more than 20,000 spectators to the this must-see event!

Visit Capital RV Center

Whether you live in North Dakota or are just on your way through, make a stop at Capital RV Center for RV sales, service, and accessories. Capital RV Center has everything the discerning RVer needs to make the time spent on the road fun and fulfilling!

August Events You Don’t Want to Miss in North Dakota


August is one of the best months to visit North Dakota. Warm weather, the iconic Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and countless outdoor events and festivities make the Roughrider State truly come to life. The following are just a few of the must-visit events that are worth an RV trip to North Dakota this August.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Looking for an excuse to load your bike into your toy hauler this month? Head to the most iconic motorcycle rally in the country — Sturgis. This year marks the 76th year of the event, and you don’t have to be an avid biker to join in on the fun. The rally features everything from live music, races and competitions to breakfasts, charity events and so much more. This year’s event will take place from Aug. 8 to 14, so fire up your RV and start cruising.

Friday Night Races

Cruise over to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks for Friday Night Races throughout the month of August. The races feature the sights and sounds of premier races, including Street Stocks, Late Models, Outlaw Springs and Midwest Modifieds. The Friday night events take place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., and are filled with family fun.

31st Annual Village Fair

Head over to Rugby, N.D., for the anticipated annual Village Fair at the Prairie Village Museum. The museum truly comes to life with costumed performers, demonstrations, live music, fair food and tons of family-friendly activities. This unique combination of sights, sounds, food and history has been a must-visit August event in Rugby for more than 30 years. This year’s event will take place on Aug. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stop and See Us

Don’t forget to stop and see us at the Capital RV Centers in Bismarck and Minot when you’re cruising throughout North Dakota this August. We’re offering incredible end-of-summer deals on the industry’s leading RVs, so you can continue the summer fun into fall and winter.

Must-Visit June Events Throughout North Dakota


June is one of the best months to travel throughout North Dakota. Not only is the weather warm, but a number of outdoor festivals and events take place across the state every June. The following are three of the many most-visit events on schedule for this month.

Happy Harry’s Ribfest

Celebrate North Dakota’s best barbecue cooking at the annual Happy Harry’s Ribfest from June 8 through 11. The Ribfest opens its gates at 11 a.m., Wednesday, and doesn’t stop cooking until Saturday evening at 11 p.m. The event will features some of the best rib, chicken and pulled pork cookers in the country as well as live music, Lip Smackin’ Lunch, games and rides for the kids and so much more. You can find the Ribfest at Fargo’s famous Fargodome venue.

Fargo-Moorhead Restaurant Week

Taste some of the most delicious foods the Fargo-Moorhead area has to offer at the Fargo-Moorhead Restaurant Week. The event will take place from June 9 through 18, and a number of the area’s most esteemed restaurants will be offering unbeatable deals. Log onto http://www.fmrestaurantweek.com/ to see a list of participating restaurants.

40th Annual Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce Walleye Tournament

Set your sights on Devils Lake at the tail end of the month for the longest running fishing competition in North Dakota. Not only will you enjoy watching non-stop action as roughly 250 two-person teams battle it out for the top prize, you’ll also enjoy a number of family-friendly events and activities at Graham’s Island State Park. Prizes include a $5,000 check for first place, Cabela’s jackets for all participants and a long list of additional donations. If you’ve packed your fishing pole into your RV for the summer, you may want to fish around the area for its famous walleye.

Stop in and see us right here at the Capital RV Centers in Bismarck and Minot to ensure your RV is prepared for another summer of adventure.

Must-Visit May Events in North Dakota


Spring is one of the best seasons to visit North Dakota. Temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming and the state’s gorgeous green trees are beginning to blossom. Even better, North Dakota is bustling with awesome spring events that bring visitors and locals outside to enjoy the changing seasons. The following are just a few of the many must-visit events happening across North Dakota this spring.

The FM Crossroads Contest Powwow

Be sure to be in Fargo from May 13 through 15, this spring. The first annual FM Crossroads Contest Powwow will be showcasing the best Native American dancers, performers, singers and vendors to introduce North Dakota residents and visitors to the rich history of the area. Engage in the fun-filled, family-friendly celebration of some of our country’s oldest cultures.

Ribs and Bluegrass Festival

Few things go together better than succulent tasting ribs and bluegrass music. Visit Medora, N.D., on May 14, for the action-packed Ribs and Bluegrass Festival, featuring live music, family-friendly activities, vendors and plenty of delicious barbecue to go around. The event will be held on Pacific Avenue near Railroad Creek, and more information can be found by contacting the Medora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at (701) 623-4830.

Wild West Shoot-Out

Experience the spirit of the Old West at a realistic Wild West Shoot-Out at Frontier Village in Jamestown. This exciting show is thrilling for the entire family and is free for all attendees. The shootout will take place between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., but visitors will want to plan to spend the entire day checking out the village’s shops, eateries, museums and more.

Visit Us Along the Way

Don’t forget to stop and see us at the Capital RV Centers in Bismarck and Minot when you’re cruising throughout North Dakota in your RV this spring. It’s the best time of year to buy a new or used RV, and we’re offering unbelievably low prices to help you get into a new RV this May.

February Events You Don’t Want to Miss in North Dakota


North Dakota is known for its cold February temperatures, but that doesn’t mean North Dakotans like to stay indoors. In fact, the state is bustling with indoor and outdoor events to help citizens and visitors stay warm during the year’s coldest months. Fire up your RV and cruise throughout North Dakota to these awesome February events.

Falsettos The Musical

You don’t have to love cold weather to enjoy North Dakota in the winter months. Cruise over to Grand Forks to watch the Empire Theatre Company present Falsettos, the captivating tale of a very out-of-the-ordinary family. The play will be presented from Feb. 4 to 13, at 415 DeMers Ave.

Beer and Bacon Bash

Reserve Feb. 5, for Langdon’s annual Beer and Bacon Bash — a must-visit North Dakota event. This fun night out includes 28 businesses presenting their best bacon recipes. A huge sampling of beers will also be on hand to create mouthwatering beer and bacon pairings.

Ice Fishing Derby

Ready to get outside an embrace the North Dakota winter? Don’t miss the 2016 Ice Fishing Derby at the Jamestown Reservoir in Jamestown. The event will feature more than $83,000 in cash prizes, two ice houses and a brand-new Chevy Silverado. All ice fishing afficionados and fans of the sport will enjoy this action-packed day outside on the ice.

North Dakota Pond Hockey Championships

Get out on the ice in a different way at the North Dakota Pond Hockey State Championships on Feb. 20 and 21. The 8th annual event will feature ice hockey the way it used to be, in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere with plenty of competition. The championship will be held at 1012 Woodland Dr., in Devils Lake.

February Specials at Capital RV Center

Don’t forget to come visit us at the Capital RV Center in Bismarck to shop our huge selections of new and used RVs on special this February.

January Events in North Dakota


Make plans to get out this January and enjoy some of the area events. You can get out of the house to attend a gala or even go ice fishing. Since these events are in the area, there’s no reason to get the RV ready; however, if you want to make a multi-day event of ice fishing, including the tournament, you may want to start thinking about getting the RV ready.

Denim & Diamonds Gala

The Quality Inn and Suites, 507 25th Street SW in Jamestown will be hosting the Denim and Diamonds Gala on January 16, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. Enjoy entertainment, dinner, a live auction and a silent auction. The proceeds benefit Make a Wish ND and the ATV safety programs for North Dakota. For more information call (701) 269-1815.

Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Department Ice Fishing Tournament

On January 30, 2016, head over to Six Mile Bay, Devils Lake for the DLVFD Ice Fishing tournament. This tournament started selling tickets in October – there are 18,000 sold. Over 4,000 anglers will be on the ice to compete for the great prizes. The tournament runs from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. For more information visit ndtourism.com/events/devils-lake-volunteer-fire-department-ice-fishing-tournament#sthash.uzXw5q8U.dpuf.

North of Normal Frostival

From January 29 through January 31, 2016, enjoy the North of Normal Frostival at 2001 44th Street S. in Fargo. Enjoy three days of outdoor events including cross country skiing, snow golf, skating and other family-friendly events. Hours are from 1:30 p.m. through 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, 6:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call (701) 282-3653 or visit frostival.com.

Visit Capital R.V. Centers, Inc.

Be sure to stop by our showroom at Capital R.V. Centers, Inc. to walk through the many floor plans we have available if you are in the market for a new RV. If you are keeping your current RV, give our service department a call to set up an appointment before you head out for your first RV trip.

December Events in North Dakota


December is a main month of the year for events especially those with plenty of holiday cheer.. This year, take advantage of the many fun filled happenings going on around the state in the comfort of a RV. Travel from city to city enjoying the decorated trees, festive parades, sparkling lights, and joyful singing with your multi-wheeled on-the-road travel companion.

Give yourself a present this year. At Capital RV Center. We have it all from new and used recreational vehicles to parts, service and financing. Come take a look at our inventory and put your choice of RV on your holiday wish list. With a new ride, you can enjoy the many events going on across the state in December.


Holiday Lights at Lindenwood – Running through December 31, enjoy the festive atmosphere as you drive through Lindenwood Park amid a dazzling light display.

Devil’s Lake

Free Family Christmas at Lake Region Heritage Center – The museum will light up the night with holiday lights and a display of 75 figurines dedicated to the holiday. The exhibit runs through December 26.


Light Up Walhalla – Enjoy the winter coolness with hot cocoa an caroling while looking at the Christmas lights displayed throughout the city. The display keeps the holidays bright through January 3.


Missouri Valley Gold by Greg Walter Exhibit – Running through January 16, this artist’s work celebrates the Missouri Valley landscape through light and color. The exhibit can be seen from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Arts Center.


New Year Celebration – Don your party hat for the New Year Celebration at the Holiday Inn Riverside from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring a Great Gatsby Theme and plenty of music by guest DJs.

Grand Forks

Ultimate Diva Expo for Winter scheduled for December 17 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and features 80 vendors with new gift items.

Get your travel sleigh bells ringing before the year runs out. Call us at our Bismarck or Minot location so you can plan for an extra happy holiday season.