Welcome to Drayton, ND

Nestled along the Red River of the North, Drayton, North Dakota is one of North Dakota’s most picturesque little cities.  From its early days as a landing along the Red River to being home to one of the American Crystal Sugar plants, the industrious people of Drayton have always looked to the future.

Located just north of Grand Forks, one of North Dakota’s largest cities, Drayton is an excellent location to live and work or to start and grow your business.  We have an active chamber of commerce and economic development group supporting our business community, a growing school system with top-notch staff, programs, and facilities, plentiful and affordable housing, and easy access to Interstate 29, ND Hwy 66 and MN Hwy 11.

As the Catfish Capital of the North we host hundreds of anglers every fishing season and have ample paved river access with ramps below and above Drayton Dam, a modern fish cleaning facility, and plenty of motel rooms and camping spaces available.   Each summer, we host Rod and Reel Rally Catfishing Tournament and Drayton Riverfest, our annual community festival.

To get to know this little gem of the North, stop by and visit Drayton, ND, Catfish Capital of the North!

Baseball Capital of North Dakota

The Drayton High School Baseball team won all six North Dakota State Championships between 1958 and 1963, the only team ever to accomplish that feat. During this run, the American Legion Baseball Team won two Class A State Championships in North Dakota as well as an interstate regional title in 1958, making Drayton the smallest town ever to win both state titles as well as the regional title in the same year.  Due to this accomplishment, North Dakota Governor John Davis named Drayton the Baseball Capital of North Dakota.

Catfish Capital of the North

Located on the Red River, Drayton, ND dubs itself the Catfish Capital of the North and reels in fishermen from around the country who regularly catch 10 – 20 pound channel catfish.

Drayton Riverfest  July 18-21, 2019

Rod & Reel Rally August 10, 2019

Women + Wellness Experience in Park River @ Park River City Hall
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am

Women + Wellness Experience 2019
City Hall, Park River, Nd
Sat Oct 19, 11:00am
Women + Wellness Experience 2019
–Muffins, Mammos, & Mimosas–
Join us at the Women + Wellness Experience 2019!
Saturday, October 19th from 11AM-2PM at the Park River City Hall
• Meet with Women’s Health Professionals
• Win door prizes
• Shop from over 20 Local Vendors
• Get or schedule your mammogram
• Intro to Yoga Sessions
• Cooking Demo
• & more!
–FREE Admission
–Join us in celebrating women!
–The mobile Mammography unit will be on-site for tours as well as to perform mammograms on individuals who are due for their mammo.
–Representatives from Women’s Way will also be at the event and are able to enroll eligible women in the Women’s Way program that day so they do not need to be concerned about the cost if they do not have insurance or have co-pays, etc.

Pembina County 4-H Breakfast in Cavalier @ Cavalier Fire Hall
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bone Builders exercise @ Sugar Bowl Senior Center
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Bingo @ Sugar Bowl Senior Center
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bone Builders exercise @ Sugar Bowl Senior Center
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Spite & Malice card games @ Sugar Bowl Senior Center
Oct 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
St. Edward’s CCD @ St. Edward's Parish Center
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bone Builders exercise @ Sugar Bowl Senior Center
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Skjeberg Lutheran’s Open House @ Skjeberg Lutheran Church
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Program at 4:00 pm includes special music and greetings from END Synod Bishop Terry Brandt


Youth Halloween Dance @ HG Johnson Memorial Hall
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Prizes for best costumes

Games, Prizes, Food, Music

Featuring EA Productions