The Festival

Norsk Høstfest is a nonprofit Scandinavian Festival held annually in the fall in the N.D. State Fair Center on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot, N.D., USA.

 

The festival was founded in 1978 by the late Chester Reiten and a group of friends who shared his interest in celebrating their Nordic hertiage. The festival, now entering into its 37th year, has grown into North America’s largest Scandinavian festival with tens of thousands of people attending from all over the world.

 

The festival features world-class entertainment, authentic Scandinavian cuisine, Scandinavian culture on display, handcrafted Norsk merchandise, plus a fine dining establishment lead by guest chefs. Norsk Høstfest celebrates Scandinavian culture from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.