The Norsk Høstfest Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 festival. This step has been taken due to uncertainty over the COVID-19 virus and its global impact, both now and in the fall. The health and safety of guests, volunteers, and performers is our utmost priority. Norsk Høstfest will be back in 2021.
Set your calendars for October 1, 2020.
Liudahl named 2019 Lefse Master
Four thousand fifty miles, give or take a few, is the distance five chefs will travel this month to cook Norwegian specialties for the Scandi restaurant at the Norsk Høstfest Scandinavian festival.
Three new inductees will be welcomed into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame at ceremonies in Minot, North Dakota, on September 24, 2019.
Please be aware of 3rd party resale sites that resell Norsk Høstfest concert tickets at inflated rates. These sites sell event tickets often at double the face value by either up charging on the ticket or adding fees to the order. Resale sites are legal and state they are a "resale site" with a disclaimer often found at the top or right-hand side of the web page that says something to the effect "We are a resale marketplace. Prices may be above face value."
Bryan and Barb Cook only made it to Norsk Høstfest once, but the positive impact it had on them lasted a lifetime and inspired their daughter, Laurie Appel of Esterhazy, Sask., Canada, to buy tickets to this year’s Scandinavian festival in their memory.
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The five children of the late Chester and Joy Reiten presented a joint gift of $500,000 to the Høstfest Heritage Foundation during the 40th Norsk Høstfest.
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.
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.