Biggest Big One Art & Craft Fair hits Minot

MINOT, N.D. - The community is talking, and they say this is the biggest Big One Art & Craft Fair.

"It's the biggest bit one yet! We added a third room in the FFA, it's about 14 thousand additional square feet. We've got over 460 booths filled this year," said Lisa Frank, show owner & promoter.

Extra space means more booths.

"It's definitely a lot of booths here. I do the Pride of Dakota around the state and those are a little bit smaller than this. So, definitely a lot more people, a lot more exposure. So that's nice," said Clarence Laub, Midwest Metal Art, first-time Big One Vendor.

While there are a few new faces at the show, many vendors have headed to the Magic City to showcase their products at the big one for nearly 30 years.

"We've been doing it for 25 years and it's looking better than ever I think this year. There's such a nice variety here and it's funny how you get to know people, you become family, and when you get regular customers even though you don't know their names you try to do the best for them," said Ramona Dockter, Copper Kettle Corn owner.

The community enjoys seeing vendors, new and old.

"We don't have anything like this at home. We're just a small, little town. So this is very very enjoyable," said Sharon Zyskowski, visiting from Michigan, N.D.

"It comes back to supporting our community. When we're able to spend our money and help another family within our community that's great," said the Signalness family, annual shoppers.

Showing that all the big talk around town is about a big community pleaser.

The fair wraps up around eight pm tonight and continues again tomorrow from nine am to five pm at the North Dakota State Fair Event Center.