Top shopping events to attend in Fargo in 2019

Fargo is a great shopping destination. From the largest mall in the region to over 20 local boutiques just in the Downtown Fargo area, you can find local goods, souvenirs, antiques, and pretty much anything else your heart desires.

Throughout the year, the city also hosts several large shopping events. You can find the top shopping events to look out for in 2019 below (in date order).

Red River Spring Market

March 30 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Before the main Red River Market kicks off in July, a spring version of the region’s fastest-growing farmers’ market will take over the Moorhead Center Mall. Shop to live music, grab lunch, and use it as an excuse to get out and about after a long winter.

What you can find: Pantry items, household goods, baked goods, art, hot food, and beverages.

Moorhead Center Mall | 510 Center Ave, Moorhead

Outdoor Gear and Bike Market

May 11 | 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The second-annual Outdoor Gear and Bike Market has added more vendors and more GEAR. Find the gear you need while listening to live music, eating some of Fargo’s best food truck cuisine, and tasting cider and kombucha. Besides shopping, you can also play the very-Midwestern bags, attend bike classes and workshops, join in timed races or frisbee golf, and more.

What you can find: All sorts of biking gear from Paramount Sports, Nature of the North, and more, outdoor clothing from Outermost Layer + Beyond Running, and outdoor and sporting goods.

Wild Terra Cider Bar | 6 12th St N, Fargo

Junk Market

May 11-12 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” or so the proverb says. In Fargo-Moorhead this summer, you could say “One gal’s junk is another lady’s craft”.

If you’re looking to find that one-of-a-kind piece of “junk” to complete your living room décor, Junk Market is the event for you. Over 100 vendors, great food trucks, and live music all weekend.

What you can find: Re-purposed furniture, antiques, vintage finds, and handmade items from crafters across the region.

Red River Valley Fairgrounds | 1805 Main Ave W, Fargo

West Fargo Street Fair

June 8 | 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

For the inaugural year of this street fair, head to Sheyenne Street (the main drag in Fargo’s sister city, West Fargo) for stalls of arts and craft vendors, food, and family activities, capped off by an evening street dance.

What you can find: Art and craft vendors selling locally-made goods.

Downtown West Fargo | Sheyenne St & Main Ave W, West Fargo

Fargo Vintage Market

June 13 | 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Fargo’s first-ever vintage clothes market is coming to ya this June! Wild Terra will be closing down the block so you can shop for your next vintage outfit or accessories while sipping cider, eating delicious food truck plates, and listening to live music.

What you can find: As the name suggests, find all things vintage, from clothing to accessories at this brand new market.

Wild Terra Cider Bar | 6 12th St N, Fargo

Scandinavian Hjemkomst & Midwest Viking Festival

June 21-22 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Everything at this festival is strictly Scandinavian. Watch Vikings fight as you shop for Scandinavian foods and goods, then stop in the canteen and sample dishes from several Scandinavian countries.

What you can find: Scandinavian imports, books, and hand-made goods such as bows and arrows, woodworking and ironworking goods, and more.

Hjemkomst Center | 202 1st Ave N, Moorhead

Red River Market

July – October | Saturdays

The largest farmers’ market in the region (and fasting growing farmers’ market in the region!), you’ll want to be here to get locally-sourced and grown food and goods. It’s always a good time walking around the market on a Saturday morning with a beer in hand, food vendors dishing out great bites, and live music playing.

What you can find: vegetables, fruits, organics, clothing, homemade jellies and jams, breads, sauces, and more.

409 Broadway N

Fargo’s Downtown Street Fair

July 18-20 | 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This bad boy has been taking over Downtown Fargo’s main street for 44 years. It’s North Dakota’s largest free outdoor event, and draws over 120,000 visitors – you should be one of them!

What you can find: The street fair has it all, from art, crafts, and home decor to locally-made foods and goods. You can find things for pups, babies, and pretty much anyone on your shopping list.

Downtown Fargo | Broadway N, Fargo

Late Night Summer Craft Market

Summer 2019 | Dates TBD

From the same people who bring you the Unglued Craft Fest comes the Late Night Summer Craft Market. Chock full of food, treats, beer, and awesome hand-made crafts, you can make your own DIY projects and buy something from one of the many local vendors.

What you can find: Crafts, crafts, and more crafts!

Location TBD

Maker’s Market at 4e Winery

August 18 | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stroll the grounds of this rustic North Dakota winery (yes, we have wineries!) and shop for a hand-made item from a local maker as you sip your favorite beverage (might we suggest the wine?) and enjoy the warm summer night!

What you can find: Hand-crafted items and of course, wine.

4e Winery | 3766 156th Ave SE, Mapleton

Island Park Craft Show

August 24-25 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Featuring over 125 different booths, the Island Park Craft Show takes over Island Park in the heart of Downtown Fargo for two days of some of the best fine arts and crafts Fargo has to offer.

What you can find: handmade baskets, pottery, original photos of rural North Dakota, decorative wood items, clothing, and more.

Island Park | 302 7th St S, Fargo

Junk Market

September 20-22

This market is so popular, they have a second one in the fall with all-new vendors and even more great “junk”.

What you can find: Re-purposed furniture, antiques, vintage finds, and handmade items from crafters across the region.

Red River Valley Fairgrounds | 1805 Main Ave W, Fargo

The Big One

October 25-26

This shopping event is called The Big One for good reason – over 200 exhibitors fill their booths with arts, crafts, baked goods, and tons more. Just read the list below… we’re not exaggerating the amount of great things you can find at this massive market.

What you can find: Handcrafted wood furniture and decorative pieces, photography pottery, jewelry, floral arrangements, foods (baked goods, soups, dips, jams, jellies, breads, salsa, spices, candies, and desserts), clothing, hand-made soaps and lotions, baby items, hand-woven rugs, home-sewn quilts and blankets, wind chimes, 3-D photography and artwork, and hand-made toys.

FARGODOME | 1800 North University Dr, Fargo

Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase

November 22-24 | Times vary

If you want to spread the love to North Dakota makers, this is the spot! Pride of Dakota vendors (over 120 of them) fill the floor of Scheels Arena with all their best stuff at this holiday showcase, so you can find Dakota-made goods.

What you can find: Pride of Dakota products (so everything’s made in North Dakota!) including food, wine, art, books, jewelry, apparel, children and pet items, and more.

Scheels Arena | 5225 31st Ave S, Fargo


November 21-24 | Times vary

Every holiday season, this German-themed Christmas market enhances Downtown Fargo with the smells of hot cocoa, cider, and wood-burning firepits. You can peruse the stalls of local makers’ goods, stop by polka and dancing events, and get your fill of German cheer.

Drekker Brewing Company |1666  1st Ave N, Fargo

Unglued Craft Fest (Stay tuned for 2020 dates!)

Dates TBD

This massive craft fest keeps growing and growing! Fargo and the surrounding region is packed with local makers, and the Unglued Craft Fest brings them all out in full force.

What you can find: If you love locally-made arts and crafts, you do not want to miss this shopping event.

Location TBD

Want more info on shopping in Fargo? Check out our shopping page with a listing of all of the hot spots to shop in the area.