Head of Red River Valley Fair pushing for $3.5 million campground expansion

(Fargo, ND) -- The head of the Red River Valley Fair is talking about a proposed $3.5 million expansion of the campground at the fairgrounds.  

"What we are talking about the whole area would actually be 200 total campsites roughly, give or take a few, would be the total number, so we are adding 130, and that variation changes. Because we want to add playgrounds, we want to have pavilions, we want to have nice amenities. There is also talk of adding a pond," said Cody Cashman, CEO of the Red River Valley Association. 

Cashman has asked the City of West Fargo for an ordinance amendment that would clear the way for the project to move forward. Cashman says the majority of people currently using the campground stay for months at a time, with many of them holding down local jobs. He says some work in construction and some are traveling nurses. There is no word yet on when the city will make a decision on the proposal. 

Original Air Date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022