40th anniversary of the Big Iron Farm Show to be held September 15 – 17

WEST FARGO – The Red River Valley Fair Association and Big Iron Farm Show Committee announced today that the 40th anniversary of the Big Iron Farm Show will be held September 15 – 17 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, North Dakota.

The Big Iron Farm Show is committed to the agriculture industry and understands the importance of our agriculture industry to our Red River Valley.

“Farmers are in the fast-paced and competitive business of producing food for our country and the world. As an essential and critical industry, and part of national security, it is important that farmers stay informed about new technology, equipment and practices that create efficiencies in effective food production,” “The Big Iron event is one of the larger outdoor events in the region and will offer farmers a wonderful opportunity to sharpen their skills and knowledge.” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.

‘We have been working with the Cass County Public Health Department and the North Dakota Department of Health to ensure that the health and safety of everyone involved in the Big Iron Farm Show is of the highest priority,’ Red River Valley Fair General Manager Cody Cashman said. ‘We have guidelines in place to have the Farm Show be the safest it can be given our current state with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting us.’

As the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact everyone, the Big Iron Farm Show staff and committee are putting the safety of all exhibitors, attendees and staff at the forefront.

‘We are following the North Dakota Smart Restart guidelines; we are spacing the exhibitors out so we create more room throughout the Farm Show and utilize all of our 350 acres. We ask attendees and exhibitors to be respectful of others, promote a safe environment for everyone. We want people to use common sense when attending the Big Iron Farm Show if you don’t feel well please do not attend,’ Cashman said. ‘We are having the 2020 Big Iron Farm Show because it is essential to North Dakota farming and our farming economy.’