Høstfest University

Høstfest University offers a unique hands-on learning opportunity. Accomplished instructors well recognized in their areas of expertise teach Scandinavian folk art classes such as rosemaling, wood carving, jewelry design, fiber arts and more. Instructors share their skills in a small group classroom setting where you receive personalized assistance and complete a project to take home. Choose from 15 different classes offered Wednesday through Saturday. 



Pre-registration guarantees you a spot and saves you money! When you pre-register, you receive $20 off the price of general admission to the festival. You can also register for classes when you are at the festival, but you do not receive the general admission price break and you run the risk of not getting into the class of your choice. Høstfest University classes are limited in size by the individual instructor to insure that classes are no larger than an instructor can accommodate to maintain a supportive teaching environment. 



Can you peel a carrot? Internationally acclaimed woodcarver Harley Refsal promises that anyone who can peel a carrot can carve this "1-carat" necklace. In honor of the Norsk Høstfest 40th anniversary, Harley will teach one-on-one carving classes at the Høstfest University Store. Under Harley's guidance, you can carve this necklace in an hour or a little more, regardless of whether or not you have ever held a carving knife. This individualized instruction will be offered daily on a first-come sign-up basis. Look for the daily time slots to be posted each morning at the Høstfest University Store.



Høstfest University has moved since last year. Look for the Høstfest University Store in Oslo Hall this year. Our new classrooms, in the Mezzanine area in Oslo Hall, are a splendid, remarkable improvement! Well-lit, sound proofed, and comfortable, this new space is a valuable addition to our Høstfest University experience.



Høstfest University is designed for adult participants, but we encourage families learning together. Young people 12 and older are welcome if accompanied by a parent.




2018 Courses To Be Announced