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Cultural Demonstrations

Be amazed by the authentic culture that is kept alive at Norsk Høstfest. You will see everything from artisans creating handmade crafts, Scandinavian cuisine demonstrations at The Nordic Kitchen, live Viking role-playing at Viking Village, and some of the best authors in the region!

Being an artisan at Norsk Høstfest in Minot, North Dakota is a unique and rewarding experience. As an artisan, you have the opportunity to showcase your talents and skills to a diverse audience of visitors from around the world. Whether you are a woodworker, jewelry maker, or painter, the festival provides a platform for you to connect with potential customers and fellow artisans.

The festival’s emphasis on Norwegian culture and heritage adds an extra layer of significance to the experience. The opportunity to share your craft with visitors who share an appreciation for Norwegian traditions and customs is truly special. Plus, the festival’s lively atmosphere, delicious food, and exciting entertainment make it a fun and memorable experience for artisans and visitors alike.

Being an artisan at Norsk Høstfest is a chance to be a part of a rich cultural exchange while also showcasing your unique creative talents. If you’re an artisan looking for an opportunity to connect with a passionate and enthusiastic audience, Norsk Høstfest is an event you won’t want to miss.

Contact Nick Fix at to find out more on being an Artisan at Norsk Høstfest 2024!

2023 FEATURED Artisans

Urweg-Nordic Tribal Jewelry

Lindauer Fine art

David Susag

Bacic Woodworking

Karen Hanke Rosemaling

Skanderna Wood Works

Phil Holtan Wood Turning

Larsen Hardanger Fiddles

Scandinavian Weaving

Coffee Art

Rosemaling By Teresa

Ossian Kidholm

Lusk Scandia Woodworks

Close up of an artisan wood carving during Norsk Høstfest 2023
Karsky's Weaving, Norwegian Flag, Norsk Høstfest 2023

Author’s Corner at Norsk Høstfest is a special gathering place for book lovers and literary enthusiasts.

Author’s Corner provides visitors with the opportunity to meet and interact with their favorite authors, as well as discover new writers and their works. The authors themselves share their knowledge, experiences, and inspiration with the audience, through book signings, presentations, and Q&A sessions. Whether you are a fan of Scandinavian literature, history, or culture, or simply enjoy reading and exploring new ideas, the Author’s Corner at Norsk Høstfest is an excellent place to explore and engage with the world of books.


Barb Solberg

Kristie marx

Lindsey Undlin

Rory Foresman

Ben Hylden

Heidi Herman

Tracy Will

Barbara Schutte

Olaf Minge

William Jackson

Frank Weber

Nicole Thom-Arens

Authors corner
Author and Festival-goer during Norsk Høstfest 2023

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the Viking Village at Norsk Høstfest. Led by Erik Patton and the Viking Age Club, this living history experience brings the spirit of the Norse warriors to life with thrilling Viking battles and games. Rikki Patton, the village’s cook and merchant, offers historical cooking demonstrations that transport you to the culinary traditions of the Viking era. Join craftsmen like Alex Lane and Cole Anderson as they showcase their skills, including axe crafting. Explore the world of textiles with Melba and Alethea Kenny, who use fibers from rare sheep breeds and even dog hair to create woven masterpieces. With historians like Lars Walker and archery displays by Cameron Christian-Weir, the Viking Village promises an immersive journey into the past. Don’t miss the blacksmith’s forge, where ancient metalworking techniques come alive. Get ready to be transported to a bygone era of warriors, craftsmen, and storytellers at Norsk Høstfest’s Viking Village.