Williston Energy Festival

The Williston Energy Festival started in 2015 by a local father and son who wanted to put on an inspiring annual event that has evolved over the years. The event has settled on the first week back to school on August 24th-25th. 

This event is made possible by industry sponsors and partners who believe in what we believe – Energizing Our Communities. 

Job Fair & Community Expo

Job Fair - 8.24.17

Friday, August 24th at the Raymond Community Center from 3:00pm-7:00pm with other activities in Davidson Park throughout the day. 

Community Expo

Applebee’s will be serving food to the public from 6:00pm-7:00pm – all donations go towards the Creation Crates – STEM.Org Pilot Program and Case Study. 

Be Engaged - Get Involved

Register below here to have your company engaged in the regional workforce development opportunities and the collaborative efforts with the Williston Job Service. There will be an Internship/Apprenticeship segment for students, an Oil & Gas focus, a keynote around “Energizing Communities”, retail, product/service opportunities among others. Stay Tuned!

The Williston Energy Festival has opportunities for community stakeholders to support or sponsor specific segments of the event – click the sponsor page for more information. 


Painted Woods Sporting Range

Join us for the inaugural Williston Energy Sportings Clays Tournament at Painted Woods Sporting Range on Saturday August 25th. Great for companies, customers, sport shooters and students alike.

100 Clays to become Champs!


Shoot Starts at 8:00AM

150$ Individual – $600 Team Registration: 

includes event shirts, breakfast, lunch, and concert tickets to the ONE METALLICA SHOW

***50 Team Limit***

Prizes and Trophies will be awarded!


Want to sponsor but don’t know if you have enough people? We have you covered  with sponsorable teams: 


Williston High School Shooting Club, Williston Police Department, Williams County Sherriff’s Department, City of Williston and Williston Fire Department.  

Energizing Communities

WEF Goals

The Williston Basin has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade. There are more young people, families, workers and students than ever before. Williston Energy partners with industry, collaborates with stakeholders, inspires our young people and energizes the community – we invite you to get involved.

Our partners and sponsors help improve culture in the Williston Basin, we understand you and your company are busy that’s why we’ve made it easy to participate. We’re collaborating with Innovex Downhole Solutions, Williston Job Service and Applebee’s to host the – Job Fair & Community Expo – at the Raymond Center having enough food for 2,000 people (where does that happen?). Twisted J Oilfield Services is presenting the ONE Metallica Show: ONE is a Sturgis headliner that is going to bring some serious energy. Twisted J also donated 24 tickets to the Williston High School. With the help of our sponsors and partners we’ve raised over 120 complimentary concert tickets thus far. 

Williston Energy has partnered with Painted Woods Sporting Range to host the Williston Energy Sporting Clays Tournament.  

There are plenty of opportunities for you or an organization to support the Williston Energy Festival and our Goals:

1. Proceeds help fund the Williston Basin Regional Stage (See below).
2. Williston Creation Crates Initiative  – Sponsor 20 creation crates to participate in the STEM.Org Pilot Program/Case Study with Williston High School (>$5,000). 
3. Feed 2,000 people at the community appreciation banquet.  
4. Raise 300 complimentary concert tickets for Veterans and Students. 
5. Establish a better working relationship within the Oil & Gas sector (corporate) in Houston.
6. Solidify a city partnership between Midland, TX – Williston, ND (Boomtowns). 
7. Rock The Bakken!  

Learn More

Don’t let this summer’s event pass you by, the Williston Energy Festival is the most engaging event of the year. Help us inspire our young people and energize our communities. 

Past Events

Dakota Energy Festival - 2017

Concert Series – Scott Stapp (CREED) & The Guess Who – 220 tickets raised and given out.

Lewis & Clark Walleye Classic (Founders) – Now managed by Williston CVB

Walleye Fish Fry Fundraiser (Bras 4 A Cause) – Community Fundraiser over $3,000 for Bras 4 A Cause

Job Fair – 12 employers – 28 people hired

Bakken Energy Festival - 2016

Concert Series – Travis Tritt & Whiskey Rebellion

Job Fair

Bakken Energy Festival - 2015

Concert Series – Tanya Tucker & Little Texas

Golf Tournanment 

Community FAQs

US Energy became a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization in early 2018 to better serve the community. We look forward to continuing to improve the culture. 

WEF Goals: Funding Community Services

Williston Basin Regional Stage

 A mobile hyrdaulic regional stage is a key piece of missing event infrastructure in the Bakken. Production costs for fairs, community events and other large scale events is a clear barrier of entry for organizers. A regional stage would cut those event costs in half while being brandable by corporate stakeholders further improving the efficiency and effectiveness of this stage. The fairs in Williston, Watford City and Sidney in the summer would  easily cover the cost of the stage for consecutive years.   

About Us

Williston Energy Festival

Focused on providing high-quality engaging community events with an emphasis on community service.

US Energy

A non-profit public agency group commited to growing SEEDS - Sustainability, Efficiency, Education, Diversity & Safety

Partner With USE

USThere are numerous ways to get involved: Be a sponsor, volunteer, be a mentor, or help us spread the word!


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Contact Us

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Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to request a visit during normal business hours.

Williston Energy Festival

Williston, North Dakota, United States



Mon 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tue 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wed 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thu 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat Closed

Sun Closed