West Fargo is going to be hopping next week inundated by a full slate of activities that will provide fun and entertainment for all age and interest levels.
The beginning of the week Big Iron XXXII will take over the Red River Valley Fairgrounds on the city's west edge, offering up the newest and most innovative selection of agricultural equipment and related product display you will find anywhere in the upper Midwest, with organizers expecting approximately 80,000 visitors during the three-day run.
Great news for local businesses and Bonanazaville as well, which should be buzzing as they host a craft show in Dawson Hall, in conjunction with the event.
The relocation of the craft show formerly held at the Fairgrounds, provides those attending the farm another facet -- to tour the buildings and grounds at Bonanzaville and absorb all the wonderful history the Pioneer Village has to offer.
With Big Iron concluding on Thursday, many visitors could perhaps be enticed to stick around that evening for West Fargo's next big event of the week - the concluding Cruise Night of the season from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sheyenne Street, featuring hundreds of the finest in contemporary and classic vehicles for all to view and admire.
Typically held the third Thursday of the month, the second Thursday departure was intentionally selected as a precursor to the 21st annual West Fargo community celebration of West Fest on Saturday, Sept. 15.
If you have not yet attended a Cruise Night or taken in West Fest, you might really want to give either or both of them a try.
West Fest on Saturday will be filled with a passel of family-oriented events that will keep everyone busy for the whole day.
The Grand Parade is of course a high point, especially for the youngsters who will be saturating the route in search of every piece of candy they can grab and stash in their quest to fill their bag the fullest.
Weather forecasts, always subject to change this time of the year because of the transition from summer to more fall-like conditions, are indicating the start of a great week that will hopefully linger.
So if you are looking for something different to do daily next week - the possibilities are definitely out there.
All of the general events are open to everyone and for the most part with no admission charge.
So head on out to Big Iron at the Fairgrounds or take in the sights and sounds of Sheyenne Street and enjoy all the fun and excitement Cruise Night and West Fest promise to generate.
Complete details regarding the Big Iron observance appear in the special section in today's publication dedicated to the event.
On that same note, a special West Fest rundown will appear in next week's Pioneer and News outlining all the activities
connected to the daylong