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Sheyenne Riverfest

August 6, 2022

Activity Schedule 


5:30 P.M. - Rosebud Visitor Center 

                  Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway cruise with the Bridge City Cruisers 


9:00 A.M. -    National Fish Hatchery & Fort Ransom State Park 


10:00 A.M. - National Fish Hatchery & Fort Ransom State Park 

                      Kayak launch with endings at Chautauqua Park and Sportsman Landing 

10:00 A.M. - Chautauqua Park 


11:00 A.M. - Chautauqua Park 

                      Fishin' Hole Challenge (Bean Bag Toss)

                      Booths Open 

11:00 A.M. - Fort Ransom State Park 

                      Kids Day at the Park 

                      Booths Open 

11:00 A.M. - Chautauqua Park

                      Canoeing 101 - Scott Tichy shares basic canoeing skills with a hands-on demo 

12:00 Noon - Chautauqua Park 

                      Raffle Drawings (Do not have to be present to win)

Raffle Tickets $5 or 5 for $20

Raffle Prizes 

Adult Kayaks                          Moore Engineering, Grotberg Electric, and                                                      Not in My House 

Youth Kayak                           Not in My House 

Handcrafted Paddle              Made by Scott Tichy 

Weber Grill                            Valley Plains Equipment 

Kayak Cooler                         Handy Home & Hardware 

Gift Cards


Single ..................... $20.00

Includes one t-shirt and one raffle ticket.

Household ............. $50.00

Households with a maximum of 2 adults and a maximum of six members. Includes two t-shirts and two raffle tickets.

𝓡𝓲𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓕𝓮𝓼𝓽 𝓠 & 𝓐

𝙌: 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙍𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙁𝙚𝙨𝙩?

A: RiverFest is a water paddle festival that happens every August. Canoe or kayak on the beautiful Sheyenne River, enjoy games, and even join a Canoeing 101 class this year!

𝙌: 𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙙𝙤 𝙬𝙚 𝙡𝙖𝙪𝙣𝙘𝙝 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢?

A: There are two launch sites for Riverfest. 1. National Fish Hatchery north of Valley City 2. Fort Ransom State Park. You can choose which launch site you would like to launch from.

𝐐: 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐤𝐚𝐲𝐚𝐤𝐬/𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭/𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐬𝐞?

A: There are a limited amount of kayaks and canoes available to use. There are 6 canoes from Prairie Waters Education and Research Center available to use. There are 6 single kayaks and 2 double kayaks from the Valley City Parks and Recreation available to rent. (Kayaks are located at Bjornson Golf Course and must be transported to desired launch site). All canoes and kayaks are on a first come first serve basis.

𝙌: 𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙢𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧?

A: There are two types of registration: Single and Household. Single Registration is $20 and each participant will receive a T-shirt and raffle ticket for our Riverfest raffle drawing. A Household registration is $50 (with up to 6 members and maximum of 2 adults) and will receive two t-shirts and two raffle tickets.

𝙌: 𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙙𝙤 𝙄 𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙍𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙩?

A: Registration can be found online at There are also physical copies of registration at the Rosebud Visitor Center in Valley City or you can register day of (may not be guaranteed t-shirt size).

𝙌: 𝘾𝙖𝙣 𝙄 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙗𝙪𝙮 𝙧𝙖𝙛𝙛𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙩𝙨?

A: Yes! There are raffle tickets being sold at the Rosebud Visitor Center, Gaukler Family Wellness Center, Bjornson Golf Course Pro Shop, Prairie Frame Shop, and Fort Ransom State Park. Raffle tickets are $5 each or a book of 5 for $20. Prizes include 3 adult kayaks, 1 youth kayak, a kayak cooler, framed Valley City prints, a Weber grill, gift cards, and more! You do not need to be present to win.

𝙌: 𝘾𝙖𝙣 𝙄 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙤𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙘𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙘 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙍𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙩?

Yes! There is a Canoeing 101 class being held at 11:30 a.m. on August 6. Registration can be found at and is open to the community for free!

Have more questions? Call 701-845-3294.

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