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Norsk Høstfest Cancels 2020 International Festival

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.


Høstfest suspends all ticket sales

Due to growing concerns over the COVID-19 virus crisis, Norsk Høstfest is temporarily suspending all ticket sales. We are sorry for any confusion this may cause and we promise to keep you informed of any upcoming changes and new on-sale dates. Stay tuned to hostfest.com for more information.


Jim Gaffigan to perform at Høstfest

Set your calendars for October 1, 2020.


Lefse Masters crowns new champion

Liudahl named 2019 Lefse Master


Team of chefs from Norway bring traditional menu to Høstfest

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.


SAHF Honorees Announced

Three new inductees will be welcomed into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame at ceremonies in Minot, North Dakota, on September 24, 2019.


Be Aware of 3rd Party Resale Sites

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."


The Next Generation

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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Important information regarding purchasing tickets


Reitens donate half-million to Høstfest's future

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.


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.


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.