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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - If you really want to maximize your time between the fried foods, fun rides and entertainment, for the first time ever, you can find your way around the fair with your mobile phone. If you're anything like me, and a lot of people I've seen here today, you probably keep your cell phone within arm’s reach at all times.

Red River Valley Fair app keeps you up to date on everything happening this year

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Red River Valley Fair app keeps you up to date on everything happening this year
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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - If you really want to maximize your time between the fried foods, fun rides and entertainment, for the first time ever, you can find your way around the fair with your mobile phone. 

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If you're anything like me, and a lot of people I've seen here today, you probably keep your cell phone within arm’s reach at all times.

Now, between texts and tweets, you can use this to find your favorite attractions, or discover new ones.

With the free mobile app, you can check out a map of the fairgrounds or access a schedule of every day's events and entertainment.

A list food and other vendors can help you decide what to eat now or later.

And also new this year, an interactive scavenger hunt.

Just use the app's clues to find Q-R codes hidden throughout the fair, and enter to win prize packages.

But it's not all fun and games; fair staff says the app can be used to alert fairgoers about severe weather and scheduling changes.

Jodi Buresh/RRVF Assistant Manager: “The general public is probably really looking at it as just a convenience, but it is one of our methods we're using for that emergency preparedness.”

The app can be downloaded in the Apple Store or from Google Play.

If you're into all this tech-y stuff, for the first time this year, you can also purchase fair tickets online.

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Catherine Ross
Catherine joined the WDAY 6 News team as a reporter and photographer in April of 2014 and is honored to bring you stories from around the Red River Valley. She grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis and got her first taste of the news industry during a high school mentorship at Fox 9 in the Twin Cities. Catherine graduated from Emerson College in Boston where she participated in the student-run TV station WEBN and spent a semester in Washington, DC working at Voice of America. Those opportunities gave her a front-row seat to the 2012 Presidential election cycle, reporting at the Iowa Caucuses, Republican National Convention and President Obama’s second inauguration. Now happy to be back closer to family, Catherine enjoys exploring the nature and culture of the upper Midwest. She’s an avid runner, novice foodie and lifelong Twins fan. If you have any story ideas or just want to say hello, Catherine would love to hear from you!
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