NOTE: All persons and belongings subject to search. NO weapons are allowed. All bags will be searched at public entries.
WHAT ARE THE FUTURE DATES OF NORSK HØSTFEST?
Sept. 26 - 29, 2018
Sept. 25 - 28, 2019
Sept. 30 - Oct 3, 2020
Festival doors open at 7:30 a.m. every morning with breakfast and hot coffee served in the sidewalk cafes. Free entertainment, activities and shopping run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL LOCATED?
The festival is located at 2005 E Burdick Expy, Minot ND 58701.Click here to view a map and get directions.
WHEN DO YOU ANNOUNCE YOUR LINEUP?
We work hard to get our lineup together as soon as we can and hope to announce our yearly lineup in January of each year.
WHAT DO TICKETS COST?
It depends on what you want to see and do at the festival. If you want to take in a Great Hall of the Vikings concert, tickets are $67 for regular seats, $87 for VIP, and $100 for platinum (fees and tax not included). Great Hall show tickets include FREE general admission to the festival for all-day access during the day of the show. If you just want to attend the festival for the day without a show ticket, general admission costs $40 for adults, $10 for ages 13-17, and kids ages 12 and younger are free.
ARE THERE ANY TICKET FEES?
Yes, there is a mandatory $5/concert ticket and $5/general admission ticket fee that will be added to your order. Taxes will also be added, but fees are not taxed. If you want your order mailed, there will be an additional $5 per order mailing & handling fee. Online orders also are subject to a $2/ticket online ordering fee.
WHY DO YOU CHARGE TICKET FEES?
Unfortunatly the ticket itself doesn't cover all the fees associated with putting on a concert. So we have to charge additional fees to cover the cost of the event.
WHAT SEATS DO YOU RECOMMEND?
Nosebleed seats? Not in this arena! We have excellent seats, no matter where you sit! Our concert hall is actually a former hockey arena and we only have 5,000 seats to sell to each show. No matter where you sit, you will have great visibility to the stage. We also put up large screens on both sides of the stage, courtesy of Touchstone Energy, which really make you feel right in the action. Every year, we have people who request sets in the very back row of Section 1A, and those who want the very front row in Sec. 21. No matter your seat, you are bound to enjoy the show. Click here for a map of the Great Hall.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PLATINUM, VIP AND RESERVED SEATS?
Platinum seating is located in the first 8 rows of the arena for $100. VIP seating is reserved seating that is closer to the stage and cost $87 per seat. Reserved seating is further back and cost $67.
IF I BUY A GREAT HALL TICKET, DO I NEED TO PURCHASE GENERAL ADMISSION?
No you do not. If you buy a Great Hall of the Vikings show ticket, you will receive FREE general admission to the festival for all-day access. Your concert ticket will get you into the festival for the full day (7:30 a.m. to midnight). So come early, bring your appetite and enjoy the show!
IS THERE A DISCOUNT IF I PURCHASE BOTH THE 1 PM AND 7:30 PM SHOW?
As of this time, we are not able to offer a discount on attendance to both shows in the same day.
DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A GREAT HALL TICKET FOR MY CHILD?
All tickets in the Great Hall are reserved seating. If your child is big enough to sit in a chair, or if you require a chair for other purposes (such as infant's supplies, etc), you will need to purchase a ticket for your child. Otherwise, your infant/toddler is more than welcome to attend without a ticket but must sit on your lap during the duration of the concert. Please keep in mind that strollers are not allowed in the Great Hall of the Vikings.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO WATCH THE SIDE STAGE ENTERTAINMENT?
The free entertainment is at no additional charge when you purchase either a Great Hall concert ticket or general admission.
HOW MUCH IS GENERAL ADMISSION TO THE FESTIVAL? (NO CONCERT)
General Admission to the festival is $40 per day for adults. Kids 12 and younger are free, and teenagers (13-17) are $10. General admission gives you all-day access to everything Høstfest has to offer: free state entertaiment, shopping, dining, Viking fights, and more!
WHAT DOES GENERAL ADMISSION INCLUDE?
General Admission to the festival will give you all-day access to everything Høstfest has to offer: free stage entertainment, shopping, dining, Viking fights and more!
WHERE DO I PARK MY CAR?
Norsk Høstfest is located on the North Dakota State Fair grounds, which has a large parking lot to the East side of the grounds, accessible from County Road 19 (27th St SE). Parking is FREE and complimentary Viking Longship shuttles will take you from the parking lot to the doors of Norsk Høstfest.
WE WOULD LIKE TO STAY CLOSE TO THE FESTIVAL, DO YOU OFFER RV PARKING?
We sure do! For only $25 per night, you can stay on the festival grounds. Norsk Høstfest can accommodate nearly 1,000 RVs at our grounds and offer an RV hospitality center for our campers. You may start reserving your camping spot on May 17, 2018, either by calling us at (701) 852-2368 or by purchasing your RV spot online at hostfest.com. For more information on RV camping, click here.
WHERE DO I SIGN IN WITH MY RV?
RVs and campers will enter the grounds at Gate B, accessible along 4th Ave NE. For an RV map, click here.
WE CAN'T FIND A HOTEL ROOM - CAN YOU HELP?
Sure we can! Minot has many new hotels built in the last couple of years and Visit Minot has created an amazing database of hotels available during Norsk Høstfest. Simply click here to find a room! Or, you are more than welcome to bring an RV and camp right at the festival for only $25 per night!
CAN I BRING MY DOG TO NORSK HØSTFEST?
Pets traveling with RVers are most welcome, but we ask that you come with a leash and a pooper scooper. It also is a great idea to have your pet wear a collar with identification tags and a emergency contact number during the course of your stay in case your pet gets lost. However, animals are not allowed inside the buildings due to allergies, sensitivities and overall safety of our guests -- and even the saftey of your pet! Service animals are permitted with proof of certification. Service animals are required to be checked in with Norsk Høstfest security before entering the festival and must be on leashes at all times and must be visibly marked as a service animal by wearing a special collar, vest or harness.
CAN I EXCHANGE MY SEAT FOR ANOTHER TICKET?
You may exchange your ticket at Norsk Høstfests ONLY if you are UPGRADING to a higher priced ticket. This can only be done at the Service Desk window. You may switch to another concert as long as the change happens 24 hours in advance of the concert you are not attending.
I AN UNABLE TO ATTEND HØSTFEST, MAY I GET A REFUND?
Norsk Høstfest does not allow ticket refunds. You may purchase ticket insurance. Norsk Høstfest does not sell insurance on tickets nor does it endorse the procedure and/or company that sells insurace. Insurance is offered through a third party company, Allianz Event Ticket Insurance. Please make sure to read terms & conditions before you purchase any third party insurance. Please ask for the exclusions before purchase. Insurance can be cancelled up to 10 days after purchasing of the plan. For more information on ticket insurance, please contact Allianz at (888) 799-2832.
HELP! I MADE A DUPLICATE ORDER, MAY I GET A REFUND?
Typically, Norsk Høstfest does not allow ticket refunds. However, in the event a refund is allowed due to duplicate orders, a $5 nonrefundable return fee per ticket may be implimented.
I LOST MY TICKETS, CAN I HAVE THEM REPRINTED?
Yes your tickets can be reprinted UNTIL they have been redeemed. Once a ticket has been scanned, it can no longer be reprinted. All reprinted orders are subject to a $5 reprint fee.
IS INSURANCE AVAILABLE FOR TICKETS?
Norsk Høstfest does not sell insurance on tickets nor does it endorse the procedure and/or company that sells insurace. Insurance is offered through a third party company, Allianz Event Ticket Insurance. Please make sure to read terms & conditions before you purchase any third party insurance. Please ask for the exclusions before purchase. Insurance can be cancelled up to 10 days after purchasing of the plan. For more information on ticket insurance, please contact Allianz at (888) 799-2832.