First two 2019 acts announced

November 12, 2018

MINOT ND – It’s a Norsk Høstfest early Christmas! The Scandinavian festival, which typically announces lineup in spring, has announced the first two of eight Great Hall of the Vikings shows for 2019 with tickets going on sale this week.

This year’s Høstfest will feature ventriloquist and celebrity impressionist Terry Fator, and international Irish entertainer Daniel O’Donnell.

North America’s largest Scandinavian festival begins Tuesday evening, Sept. 24, 2019, with the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame honoree banquet and RV Pre-Party. A new change for 2019 is opening hours. Festival doors will open at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday-Saturday, (Sept 25-28, 2019) with access to everything the festival offers: food, shopping and entertainment.

In addition to Great Hall of the Vikings concert lineup, Høstfest typically features more than 100 free-stage daily concerts and shows throughout the festival. Free Stage entertainment will be announced on the website as entertainment is booked.

Tickets for Daniel O’Donnell and Terry Fator go on sale 9 a.m., CDT, Thursday, November 15. However, Friends of Høstfest — a membership program — can buy tickets early and will experience many other perks at the festival from discounts to special access. Guests can learn more about this program by visiting For the first time, email subscribers will also receive a special online only pre-sale starting Wednesday. To sign up to receive Norsk Høstfest emails, visit

The purchase of any concert ticket includes complimentary general admission to the festival. Tickets can be ordered online at, by calling (701) 852-2368, or in person at 1020 S. Broadway, Minot ND 58701.

Performance times:

Daniel O’Donnell: 7 pm, Wednesday, September 25

Terry Fator: 1 pm, Saturday, September 28


Terry Fator

Terry Fator is a singer, comedian, ventriloquist and celebrity impressionist who burst onto the national scene after winning “America’s Got Talent” in 2007 (despite the fact Winston said he won it for Terry). A native of Texas, Terry spent over 20 years on the road performing at everything from schools to county fairs before becoming a Vegas headliner.


Daniel O’Donnell


It’s no surprise that Daniel O’Donnell is one of the best loved artists of our time, both at home and abroad.


He has had a remarkable career. He is the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 30-year span and in doing so, he has outshone everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna to U2 and the Rolling Stones. He accomplished this with his latest album ‘Christmas With Daniel O’Donnell’, released in November 2017, it entered the UK Artist Albums Chart at No. 19.


In total, Daniel has now reached the UK Artist Albums Chart with more than 38 albms and has now amassed 32 Top 30 albums over the course of his career. Daniel has also achieved eight No. 1 hits in the UK music video/DVD charts over that period. 


He makes regular appearances in the Billboard World Music Chart, received an honorary MBE from Queen Elizabeth, appeared on Top of the Pops, had his life celebrated on This Is Your Life and received multiple Entertainer of the Year/Person of the Year Awards in Ireland and the UK - to mention but a few of the many accolades that Daniel has been awarded. And after more than 30 years in the spotlight as an engaging entertainer, he is still in love with performing and with audiences the world over.