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Raffle Winners Announced

The keys to a 2017 Chevy Colorado will be presented Tuesday, October 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Ryan Chevrolet to Connie Meyer of Westby, Montana, grand prize winner in the annual Høstfest Heritage Raffle at Norsk Høstfest. Connie’s name was drawn and announced on the Great Hall of the Vikings stage, Saturday, September 30. Ryan Family Dealerships is the major sponsor of the annual grand prize.


2017 Festival Guide is here!

The 2017 Norsk Høstfest digital guide is now available for download. Click here to learn more.


Hostfest Created to Stop Norwegian Outmigration

Omdahl: The sweet sounds of the hardingfele will soon drift across the prairies to soothe the homesickness of the 300, 000 North Dakota Scandinavians who yearn for a return to the beloved fiords and mountains of the old country.


Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

A four-generation business, a Finnish chef and author, and a visionary technology and business leader will be added to the honor roll of the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame at its annual award banquet Tuesday, September 26 at Minot’s Grand Hotel. Held in conjunction with Norsk Høstfest, the SAHF honors persons of Scandinavian descent who have achieved greatness in their field.


CITY SHUTTLE TO HOSTFEST

Minot City Transit Bus visits the follow hotels to transport patrons to Norsk Høstfest:


The 2017 Festival Tabloid is here!

The 2017 Norsk Høstfest Festival Tabloid is now available! Pick up a copy in this Sunday's Minot Daily News or download it today!


Celebrating 40 Years of Pure Scandimonium

When Chester Reiten and early supporters determined that Minot needed an event to celebrate Scandinavian heritage, they couldn’t have dreamed of where Norsk Høstfest would be today.


Superb Scandinavian folk art classes for adults

If you enjoy learning and doing new things, Hostfest University should definitely be part of your plans! The only time of the year you will find Scandinavian folk art classes taught by instructors from several different states is in September during Norsk Høstfest! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, as classes are limited in size.


Catching The Bus?

Taking the city shuttle from your hotel to Høstfest? Find out where the bus stops!


RVing at Høstfest

The RV park is a hub of activity filled with campers and motorhomes from across North America, all converging on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds for the festival.


Join the Club!

Want to support Høstfest and gain perks at the same time such as early ticket sales?


Scandinavian American Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Inductees

Three names will be added to the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame later this month at the institution’s annual banquet held in conjunction with Norsk Høstfest. The SAHF is an enduring means of honoring those persons of Scandinavian descent in North America who have achieved greatness in their fields of endeavor and/or whose efforts have contributed significantly to the betterment of mankind. The 2016 honors banquet takes place Tuesday, Sept. 27, with Wayne Stenehjem serving as master of ceremonies. The festival itself runs from September 28 - Oct. 1.


The Passing Of The Crown

Miss Norsk Høstfest title held by slew of impressive women


Bobby Vee's Music Lives On With Help Of Family

St. Cloud is a long way from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, but an important bit of rock 'n' roll archeology is underway there.