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Event Preview: What’s New For The 3rd Annual Frostival

PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors’ Bureau

By the end of January, most people are fed up with winter. But instead of staying indoors, let’s embrace the cold and have fun in the frosty weather.

This year, with help from the Downtown Community Partnership and several other organizations, Frostival is planning an all-new Base Camp and many other activities. With so much happening, we have all the details you need to know to make the most of the weekend-long festivities.

Frostival Fargo

While there will be many of the same beloved activities from the last two years, one of the exciting additions this year will be the addition of Frosty Cup at the Base Camp. Happening at the main hangout for the whole weekend at the old Schumacher building on Broadway in Downtown Fargo, on Saturday, for $20 for a team of two, participants will be able to participate in a variety of events, including snow pong, bag toss, flip cup, dizzy hockey stick game and an undie run (just make sure you’re dressed appropriately, any indecent exposure and you’ll be disqualified.)

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“We have been looking for something fun to embrace the cold on Saturday downtown and think the Frosty Cup is what we were looking for,” said Stephonie Broughton, Sports and Events Manager for the FM Conventions and Visitors Bureau.

About Frostival

In an effort to make the cold cool, the Conventions and Visitors Bureau and other organizations have worked to make the most of winter. For the last two years, Frostival has planned a weekend full of outdoor activities to get us outside.

Frostival Fargo

On January 26-27, get ready for a weekend full of games and activities that are happening all around Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo.

Schedule Of Events

Friday, January 26

Opening Kick-Off
Free concert

Cocoa Cook-Off
Participating businesses will offer cocoa to sample and you can vote for your favorite. Go to for all the details.

Family Zone
Presented by Sanford Health, there will be s’more stations, campfires, carriage rides and free handwarmers while supplies last, courtesy of SCHEELS.

Downtown Retail Open House
Businesses in Downtown Fargo will be offering special discounts and treats. Go to for all the details.

Food Vendors
A variety of food vendors will be available for you purchase food from. Go to for all the details.

Varying Degrees
The Varying Degrees Percussion Trio will perfume a mixture of percussion instruments as well as home-made ice instruments, specially constructed for Frostival.

Saturday, January 27

North of Normal Games
“Ice Bowl” Disc Golf
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Register online. $30/team
Woodlawn Park
400 Woodlawn Park Dr., Moorhead

Kickball Tournament
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Register online. $150/team
MB Johnson Park
3601 11th St. N, Moorhead

Cardboard Sled Races
8:30 a.m.-noon
Presented by the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation. Register online. FREE.
Mickelson Park
901 Oak St. N, Fargo

Golf Tournament
9 a.m.-finish
Register online. $40/team
Elmwood Park
500 13th Ave. W, West Fargo

Cross Country Ski Race
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Register online. Adults: $15, youth: $10
Edgewood Golf Course
19 Golf Course Ave. N, Fargo

Volleyball Tournament
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Register online. $100/team
Fargo Billiards and Gastropub
3234 43rd St. S, Fargo

Kids Winter Boot Camp
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Rustad Recreation Center

On Saturday, Rustad Recreation Center in West Fargo will have a variety of free kids activities, food and a place to warm up. Many of these activities include sleigh rides, inflatable games, karaoke/DJ, decorate a cookie, craft project, make your own Dippin’ Dots, a science project, passport to prizes and other games.

Frozen Fortress
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hjemkomst Center

This is a brand new addition to Frostival. Viking Ship Park by the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead will be turning into the Frozen Fortress. From 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, you can enjoy buy one, get one admission to the Historical & Cultural Society, Moorhead Kiwanis Chili Feed and free events include Moorhead Business Association snow sculptures, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and the River Keepers scavenger hunt. Snowga will be from 11 a.m.-noon and Dance Attack from 1-2:15 p.m. Both of these events are also free and held on the Stave Church Lawn.

Written by Kara Jeffers

Fargo Monthly Editor Kara Jeffers is from Garrison, North Dakota, a small town north of Bismarck, North Dakota, on Lake Sakakawea. She graduated from North Dakota State University in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in theatre arts. In addition to working at Spotlight Media, Jeffers also works at the Fargo-Moorhead Visitor’s Center, where she’s one of the first people (and, at times, the only person) visitors meet when they arrive in North Dakota—talk about pressure.

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