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Bakken Rocks Cookfest

The party of the summer is coming to Bowman. Enjoy free barbeque, live music, kid’s games, and giveaways at the 11th Annual Bakken Rocks CookFest!

By Staff Report

Main Street is going to be filled with at least six cooker teams, including our very own Brosz Engineering, Inc., that will all be serving you free barbeque. Once you’ve tried them all, vote on your favorite. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell everyone you know because they won’t want to miss this. Make your way down to Main Street on Tuesday, July 17, 2019 from 4-7pm. Oh, and did we mention that everything is FREE?!

Not only is there free barbeque, but before the cooking starts there is the Bakken Basics Information Session from 2-4pm (location TBD). This gives residents the opportunity to learn more about the oil and gas industry by attending information sessions and learning from industry experts.

Each summer two communities that have been impacted by the oil and gas industry get the opportunity to host CookFest. This year, Bowman was chosen along with Van Hook. Bakken Rocks CookFest is sponsored by Energy of North Dakota, North Dakota Petroleum Foundation, and North Dakota Oil & Gas Research Program.

A barbeque feast, this is a meat lover’s dream. An alcohol-free event, this is the perfect family gathering. Each summer this event draws in huge crowds with buses coming from across the state. Let’s make Bowman standout by having over 1,000 people on our Main Street.

To keep up with the event follow @GrowingBowmanCounty on Facebook. Please direct questions to the Bowman County Development Corporation at 701.523.5880.