North Dakota State Fair General Manager Announces Retirement Minot, ND -
The North Dakota State Fair (NDSF) General Manager Renae Korslien has announced her retirement after an incredible fifty-year career. Renae's contributions to the North Dakota State Fair have been invaluable, and her dedication and hard work will be greatly missed. The North Dakota State Fair has come a long way since Renae Korslien joined the team fifty years ago including the new Grandstand built in 2010. Renae was instrumental in booking legendary acts such as Tim McGraw, Nickelback, KISS, Aerosmith, Toby Keith, Journey, Luke Bryan, Foreigner, Zac Brown, Blake Shelton, Ludacris, Jelly Roll, Eric Church and many more.
The North Dakota State Fair Board is pleased to announce that Craig Rudland has been appointed as the new General Manager of the North Dakota State Fair. Craig has been an integral part of the NDSF team for over 42 years, having worked closely with Renae in his most recent role as Assistant Manager for the past 13 years. Craig and his talented management team will now include Aaron Ottmar, newly named Assistant Manager with 22 years of NDSF experience. "I am so grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of the North Dakota State Fair for the past fifty years. It has been an honor to contribute to such an important event in our state, and I am proud of all that we have accomplished together. I am confident that Craig and the rest of the team will continue leading the Fair with the same passion and dedication we have always had." -Renae Korslien
About the North Dakota State Fair For more than 57 years, the North Dakota State Fair has been a beloved tradition in Minot, North Dakota. This yearly event provides a wide variety of activities, from thrilling carnival rides to exhibitions that showcase over 40,000 competitive exhibits in 4-H, FFA, Open Class livestock, and static displays. With fantastic musical and performance entertainment, it's no surprise that this is the largest annual event in North Dakota, attracting over 300,000 visitors annually. Remember to mark your calendars for the 2024 Fair- July 19-27, 2024, and stay connected with the latest news and announcements by subscribing to updates at ndstatefair.com. We can't wait to see you there!