Below are highlights from Harvest Fest 2014

One of Underwood's most popular events, the Harvest Fest is held in August each year and consists of a kiddie parade, games and events, various fundraising opportunities for local charities and other groups, and a street dance.

Start off Harvest Fest with "Ribfest" - Underwood Warehouse Grocery will be serving up ribs, potato salad and chips starting at 11 am --until they are gone.  Folks will be able to sit down and enjoy their ribs outside at the store under a tent, or take them home if they like.   

Old Time Music (under tent) Refreshments provided by Underwood Senior Center & Harmony Homemakers

Kiddie Parade (On Lincoln Ave)  Meet at Comet Kids Daycare - "Harvest", "Energy" or "Other" theme

Inflatable Games (Corner of Lincoln & 1st St)  All you can play for $5

Senior Scavenger Hunt (55 & Older) Merchant bucks hidden at Coal Bin, Soda's & Things, Warehouse Grocery & Farm Supply

Tween Quest (Meet outside PJ's Place) Ages 9-15 $5 per 2 person team - Merchant Buck prizes per team  1st - $100,  2nd - $80,  3rd - $60

Free Bingo for Prizes (Under tent)

Free Hot Shot Basketball Challenge (By Soda's & Things)  Sponsored by McLean Electric - Merchant Buck prizes by age groups & overall champ

Community Meal  (Under tent) Fundraiser for Westridge Golf Course

Adult "Selfie" Scavenger Hunt (meet under tent)  $20 per 2 person team - Merchant Buck prizes per team:  1st  $300   2nd  $200  3rd  $100

Horseshoe Tournament   Sponsored by Rusted Rail

Free Ice Cream Social (under tent)  Sponsored by Cottingham Insurance

Free Kiddie & Adult Tractor Pull   Sponsored by Wholesale Ag Products West

Street Dance

Food vendors and Beer Gardens available throughout Harvest Fest

Additional 2014 Harvest Fest Sponsors:  Grimsley's, Falkirk Mining Co, Underwood Clinic, Goetz Funeral Home, North Country Bank, BHG, Great River Energy, Soda's & Things, Dakota Rose Inn, Levey's Plumbing & Heating

CONTACT Jeff Higbie for more info (315-0331 or jeffhigbie@hotmail.com)


Hometown Holidays Schedule of Events 2014

One of the county's most popular holiday events, the Hometown Holidays and Concert opens with the Kountry Kids 4-H Craft Bazaar, Kids' Shopping, and a Holiday Concert at the Underwood Public School.

One of the county's most popular holiday events, the Hometown Holidays and Concert opens with the Kountry Kids 4-H Craft Bazaar, Kids' Shopping, and a Holiday Concert at the Underwood Public School. In 2011 the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree returned as a favorite hometown tradition.

Easter Egg Hunt

Always a springtime favorite, the annual Underwood Easter Egg Hunt is fun for kids and adults alike.  Where the Easter Egg Hunt is held is dependent, like all North Dakota spring events, on the weather. If the weather cooperates, the hunt is held at the Underwood City Park. If it doesn't, the hunt is held inside at City Hall. Games and food round out this annual event. For adults, the Big, Beautiful, Bonnet Bonanza is the highlight of the Egg Hunt where prizes are awarded to the best bonnet builder. The Easter Parade concludes the event.

The Midsummer Classic Car Show - June 28, 2015


The Underwood Civic Club launched the first annual Underwood MidSummer Classic Car Show in July 2011.  Over 80 classic cars participated in the car show, which was held in Underwood’s 3-block downtown district.  That number increased in 2012. Other activities include a burnout contest, ugly car contest, and community feed.


McLean County Fairgrounds  

Make plans to join us at the 2015 McLean County Fair  - June 19-21. 


The Underwood fairgrounds lie deep in the tradition of Underwood and McLean County. Begun in 1905, the Underwood Fair Association established fairgrounds and hosted a fair every year until 1914. When the fair discontinued, an event called the County Play Day filled the void. Each spring schools from around the county would come to Underwood to participate in thespian contests. County Play Day was held annually for over 25 years, but ceased during World War II. 

The modern era of the fair started in 1957 when the McLean County Fair was started. All of the towns in the county were given an opportunity to submit offers to host the fair. Underwood offered the land and a steel building that had previously been used at the Garrison Dam and was chosen for the site of the McLean County Fair because of its central location in the county. In 1958 the McLean County 4-H Council voted to move ahead with plans for a 4-H livestock barn at the fairgrounds, and in the 1960's the fair board constructed the racetrack with help from the county. 

Fairgrounds Today
Today the McLean County Fair stresses 4-H and FFA achievements. Operating on a small budget each summer the fair board tries to provide "good clean fun" for the people of the county. The midway consists of a carnival, 4-H achievements, music, free beef barbecue, and car races along with judging in the home economics, livestock, school handicrafts, and 4-H projects.

In the off-season the fairgrounds are available as RV and campsites for visitors taking advantage of the area's many outdoor recreational opportunities, including hunting, fishing, canoeing, boating, and bird watching.

For more information on the McLean County Fairgrounds, call the Underwood City Hall at 701-442-5481.