Norsk Høstfest Announces 2014 Headliners

March 13, 2014

Norsk Høstfest is pleased to announce its main stage entertainment lineup for the 2014 edition of North America's largest Scandinavian festival which runs Sept. 30 - Oct. 4. The 37th annual Norsk Høstfest kicks off Tuesday evening, Sept. 30, with a 7 p.m. opening ceremony followed by the Høstfest Eve Concert, this year featuring Doc Severinsen with the Minot Symphony Orchestra.


Scheduled to appear in The Great Hall of the Vikings over five nights and four days are Doc Severinsen with the Minot Symphony Orchestra, Daniel O'Donnell, Gaither Vocal Band, comedian Bill Engvall, country legend Merle Haggard, Josh Turner with special guest Danielle Bradbery, singer BJ Thomas, 60s pop band Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, and country music artist Jennifer Nettles.


"We like to think we're offering something for everyone this year," said David Reiten, Norsk Høstfest president. “From returning favorites, to names new to the Great Hall stage like the legendary Doc Severinsen, whose performance is made even more special with the involvement of Minot's own symphony."


Tickets go on sale 8 a.m., CDT, Friday, May 16, with VIP seats priced at $82 and regular seats at $62. Høstfest Eve Concert tickets are $36. Fans can order tickets online at, by calling (701) 852-2368(701) 852-2368, or in person at 1020 S. Broadway, Minot ND 58701. Online ticket purchase is encouraged.




In addition to the Great Hall entertainment, Norsk Høstfest offers free stage acts several times each day during the festival. Patrons will see a return of many of their favorites such as Bjøro Haaland and Williams & Ree and enjoy new talent as well, including the Nordic Tenors, Swedish magicians Brynolf & Ljung, and GRAMMY award winning country group Diamond Rio. Former Secret Service agent Clint Hill and author Lisa McCubbin are back with a presentation and their most recent book, Five Days in November. Ricky Nelson Remembered, a tribute by Gunnar Nelson and Matthew Nelson, also returns for a second year.


Besides great entertainment, Norsk Høstfest will spotlight Scandinavian culture, artisan crafts, Nordic shopping, nightly dances, and of course, great authentic Scandinavian cuisine.




Doc Severinsen

with The Minot Symphony Orchestra

7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Sept. 30


Daniel O’Donnell

1 p.m. • Wednesday, October 1


Gaither Vocal Band

7:30 p.m. • Wednesday, October 1


Bill Engvall

1 p.m. • Thursday, October 2


Daniel O’Donnell

7 p.m. • Thursday, October 2


Merle Haggard

1 p.m. • Friday, October 3


Josh Turner

With special guest Danielle Bradbery

7:30 p.m. • Friday, October 3


BJ Thomas & Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

1 p.m. • Saturday, October 4


Jennifer Nettles

7:30 p.m. • Saturday, October 4