Vendor Information

Norsk Høstfest actively seeks vendors who have demonstrated a history of producing high quality, Nordic-themed products to participate at the festival. If you would like to be considered for this year's festival, please contact us at (701) 852-2368 or email hostfest@minot.com.


ELIGIBILITY

All items sold must be in the character and spirit of Norsk Høstfest and be representative of the Nordic theme. All work must be handcrafted by the Exhibitor or approved in advance by the Viking Market Coordinator. All other products must meet the Scandinavian theme criteria.

 

ACCEPTANCE

Vendors must have an executed Vendor Application form with paid booth space fee for participation. Applications will be considered on a juried basis. Notification of acceptance will be mailed/emailed by  June 1. If your application is not accepted, the deposit will be refunded.

 

SALES & TAX

Vendor is responsible for collecting and paying 5.5% North Dakota sales tax. A North Dakota State tax permit number is required. To apply for a North Dakota Sales & Use Permit, please visit: www.nd.gov/tax/tap/application. For more information on Sales & Use, please visit: www.nd.gov/tax/salesanduse/guidelines

 

QUALITY

Craftsmanship and related products must be high quality and have an authentic Scandinavian connection. It also must be artist's own work. Work that falls below quality standards, or work not representative of Scandinavia shall be removed at the discretion of the Nordic Content Coordinator.

 

NORDIC THEME & COSTUME

Exhibitors and workers in the Viking Market booths are encouraged to be in Nordic costume. Bunads and Viking clothing are preferable. A Norwegian sweater or a Norsk Høstfest apron is acceptable.

 

SETUP & DISMANTLING

Setup is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25. All booths must be set up and ready to begin operation by 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26. The Viking Market will open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday. Booths must be staffed at all times. Dismantling begins at 8 p.m. after closing Saturday, Sept. 29. Booths cannot tear down before 8 p.m. Saturday.

 

The Høstfest Ticket Office sells General Admission tickets until 7 p.m. each evening, including Saturday. Saturday evening ticket buyers are entitled to the same experience and value as those patrons purchasing other festival nights. ALL BOOTHS ARE REQUIRED TO REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 8 P.M. Booths who close before 8 p.m. will be reported to the Nordic Content Coordinator and it may jepordize future participation. Dismantling begins at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please locate the type of application area you wish to apply. Please read the invite term and conditions for your specific area. To apply, download the application and festival participation pass form. Please fill out in its entirety and send with payment to Norsk Hostfest / Nordic Content Coordinator / PO Box 1347 / Minot ND 58702.

 

Food Vendor Invitation & Application (concession sales)

 

Exhibitor Invitation & Application (merchandise sales/information booths/activities)

 

Author Invitation & Application (book sales)