The Ryan Keplin Summer Fest

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Celebrating the Metis Culture and Traditions

Greetings, everyone! We would like to invite you all to come and join us for the Ryan Keplin Summer Fest. It is three days of fun-filled, family-oriented country and fiddle music celebration that takes place every year. This event will get your heart pumping with jigging, fiddling, square dancing, evening entertainment, workshops, children’s activities, and horseshoe and other contests. Primitive camping sites will also be available at the festival grounds.


The Ryan Keplin Summer Fest welcomes everyone to come, enjoy the music, and share in the celebration of Metis culture, traditions, and heritage. Our mission in making this festival happen is to promote Metis customs by sharing events, fiddling, music, song, dance, and workshops designed to inspire attendees to learn about, value, and preserve the rich traditions of the Metis people.


- Ryan and Jennifer Keplin​

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Buy Tickets

Purchase tickets in advance online! After the early bird period, tickets will only be available at the gate. Kids aged 12 and below can get in for free!

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Events

July 9, 2020

COMING SOON!

4 PM - 12 AM

Maple Sugar Ranch

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July 9, 2020

COMING SOON!

4 PM - 12 AM

Maple Sugar Ranch

Schedule

July 9, 2020

Thursday

4 PM - 12 AM

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July 9, 2020

Thursday

4 PM - 12 AM

July 10, 2020

Friday

12 PM - 12 AM

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July 10, 2020

Friday

12 PM - 12 AM

July 11, 2020

Saturday

12 PM - 12 AM

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July 11, 2020

Saturday

12 PM - 12 AM

Planning Your Trip

Port of Entry

Low-risk and preapproved travelers who need to cross the border between Canada and the U.S. can apply for the NEXUS program to expedite the border clearance process. There is a fee of $50, and the application process takes about four to six weeks, so plan ahead!


Click here for more information on obtaining a NEXUS card for crossing the Canadian and U.S. border. 

Camping

Have a genuine festival experience! Dance with us during the day and camp out under the stars at night. Whether you have a tent or an RV, you will have a place at the campsite we have prepared for you.

Campsite Fees

Hotel Accommodations

Sky Dancer Casino & Resort – (6 mi. away)

5 mi. West of Belcourt, ND

1-866-BIG-WINS or (701) 244-2400

www.skydancercasino.com 


Ask for Ryan Keplin SUMMER FEST Block to receive a $ 15 discount on your room. Shuttle services between the festival and casino will be provided.

Dales Truck Stop & Motel, Dunseith, ND – (14 mi. away)

612 Main Street, Dunseith, ND

(701) 244-5491


Bilmar Hotel – (18 mi. away)

110 11th Street S.W., Rolla, ND

1 (800) 556-0907

(701)477-3157

www.bilmarmotel.com 


Rolette Motel – (3 mi. away)

502 3rd Avenue, Rolette, ND

(701)246-3733

www.rolettemotel.com 


Dusk Til Dawn Hotel – (3 mi. away)

304 St. John Street, Rollete, ND

(701) 246-3288

Average room rate: $ 65 + Tax (single) $ 75 + Tax (double)


Cobblestone Inn & Suites - Rugby – (25 mi. away)

402 U.S. Highway 2, East Rugby, ND

(701) 881-3000

Average room rate: $ 109 + Tax (queen) $ 114.99 (king)

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Northern Lights Inn – (25 mi. away)

306 U.S. Highway 2, Rugby, ND 

(701) 776-5776

Average rate: $ 74 + Tax per night, single or double


Super 8 by Wyndham Bottineau – (30 mi. away)

1007 11th Street E., Bottineau, ND

(701) 228-2125

Average rate: $ 105 + Tax

Our Sponsors

2019 Sponsors

Contests and Events

There is even more fun to be had beyond music and dancing! Everyone is welcome to join any of the contests we hold: 


OPEN MIC NIGHT

Vendor Application

The Ryan Keplin Summer Fest is open to third-party vendors or organizations providing historical or educational displays. We will begin accepting applications months before the event, and the applications must be postmarked within a month ahead of the event. Space is limited, so get your applications in early!

For more information on vending guidelines, rules, regulations, or fees, please complete the form. We will email you a vending application and information packet.

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