Grand opening of newest Fargo OK Tire, firm's 32nd annual car show set for June 25

The grand opening celebration for OK Tire Store & Service, 3234 47th St. S., Fargo, is set for June 25, a company official said Friday, June 12. (Helmut Schmidt / The Forum)

FARGO - OK Tire Store & Service’s road in south Fargo has had a couple detours, but it’s now time to celebrate.

The tire and service shop at 3234 47th St. S. is holding its grand opening celebration 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 25, complete with prizes and a car-crushing show by the monster truck, Bigfoot.

The day will be bookended with the 32nd Annual OK Show & Shine Round-Up car show from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at nearby Scheels Arena.

The newest OK Tire in F-M opened in October, the week a snowstorm marked last winter’s early warning for the region, Shawn Eggermont, the corporate retail sales manager said Friday, June 12.

Then social distancing restrictions tied to the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the grand opening from May.


The grand prize for the grand opening are four Firestone tires valued up to $1,000. There will be five additional $100 prizes and courtesy tire inspections.

The Bigfoot performance will take place in a field just south of OK Tire, “where he can do a car crush,” Eggermont said. “We’re hoping to attract a lot of people (by) having him there.”


People stopping by can also enter for a Medora vacation package, which includes a two-night stay for four people, tickets to the Medora Musical and the pitchfork fondue, a round of golf at the Bully Pulpit Golf Course, and a new set of B.F. Goodrich tires valued at $600.
The car show is free for entrants and spectators, Eggermont said. Vehicles can be entered at the show and commemorative dash plaques will be given to the first 250 entrants.

Bigfoot will make an appearance at the car show, too. Plus there will be music and food for purchase.

“We’re hoping for 300 to 400 cars,” Eggermont said.

OK Tire has 10 locations in North Dakota and one in Minnesota, the company’s website said.

There are more than 200 employee owners, Eggermont said. The company became 100% employee-owned in December.


The customer waiting area at OK Tire Store & Service, 3234 47th St. S., Fargo, was designed to be a more comfortable place for customers. Seen Friday, June 12, it includes a coffee bar, fireplace and big-screen television. (Helmut Schmidt / The Forum)

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