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NOTE: All persons and belongings subject to search. NO weapons are allowed. All bags will be searched at public entries.

Festival Doors Open at 9 am every day.

Great Hall Concerts

For afternoon shows, the doors open at noon, and concerts begin at 1 pm.

For evening shows, the doors open at 6 pm, and concerts begin at 7 pm.

Halls Close

Wednesday
Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Helsinki close at 7:00pm. Oslo and Reykjavik close at 9:00pm.

Thursday-Saturday
Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Helsinki close at 7:00pm. Oslo closes at 9:00pm. Reykjavik closes at 11:00pm.

Allowed

  • Bags and Backpacks (subject to search)
  • Strollers
  • Seat Cushions (will also be available for purchase in the Souvenir Boutique and the Little Shop on Joy Street)
  • Service Animals (must show verification)

Not Allowed

  • Professional cameras/recording devices (unless you’ve received a media pass)
  • Chairs
  • Outside food or beverage
  • Weapons of any sort
  • Non Service Animals

If you lose something (or find something), stop by the official “Lost and Found” at the Operations Office on Joy Street.

Don’t carry around those purchases! Coat and package check is found in the Leif Erikson Millennium Hall.

Parking is FREE thanks to our partners Hight Construction and our friends at Moose International. You can leave your vehicle there over-night, but must be picked up prior to 8 am the next morning.

Cash (USD) and card. Please note: we can’t accept American Express (AMX) on any Ticketmaster purchases.

ATMs are available throughout the festival grounds.

You are not required to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask at the festival.  Please be aware that state and CDC guidelines will be followed.

To re-enter the festival, make sure to receive a hand stamp when initially entering the festival and getting your ticket scanned.

If you are 21+ and purchasing alcohol, you need a valid ID.

If you are picking up at will call, you need a valid ID matching the name on your tickets.

You can purchase tickets at the door on the day of the event (if they are still available). We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance to avoid waiting in any long lines.

The Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, and Ambulance will be available during the Great Hall concerts in case of emergency.

Handicapped accessible parking is available on the East side of the State Fair Center building, in the Handicapped/VIP parking lot.

An elevator is available on the east side of Chester Avenue Level 1 to allow Høstfest guests access to the Great Hall of the Vikings and Skien Mezzanine on Level 2.

Limited accessibility seating is available in the Great Hall. For more information, please contact the Norsk Høstfest office at 701-858-2368.

Wheelchairs are allowed at the venue. There will be wheelchairs available for rental inside the festival entrance.

A coat room is available inside the main entrance in Millennium Hall.

A guest with a service dog is allowed at the festival.

There will be shuttles roaming the parking lots providing patrons free rides to the entrance of the festival.

Minot City Transit will be providing all day bus tickets for $5. Bus departs the arena at the top of each hour starting at 8 am.  Busses stop running at midnight.

This year’s festival will have Free public WiFi provided by SRT!

Wi-fi will not be available at the campgrounds, but will be available at RV Hospitality.

Network Name: SRT FREE

Password: No Password

There will not be metal detector/wands, but all bags will be searched prior to entry.

General

September 25th – 28th, 2024

Festival doors open at 9 am everyday.

Wednesday
Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Helsinki close at 7:00pm. Oslo and Reykjavik close at 9:00pm.

Thursday-Saturday
Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Helsinki close at 7:00pm. Oslo closes at 9:00pm. Reykjavik closes at 11:00pm.

The festival is located at 2005 E Burdick Expy, Minot ND 58701. Click here to view a map and get directions.

Norsk Høstfest does not allow smoking anywhere on the fairgrounds.  In order to smoke, you will be required to leave the festival and go to a designated smoking area.

Ticketing

Stay tuned for 2024 ticket prices. Find more ticket information here.

Stay tuned for the 2024 ticket on-sale date!

Yes. Ticket fees are put in place by the ticketing company.

The ticketing company puts these fees into place.

You can find ticket pricing information here.

WHAT TICKETS HAVE TAX?
All tickets are taxable under North Dakota State Law except RV camping.

Nosebleed seats? Not in this arena! We have excellent seats no matter where you sit, and you will have great visibility to the stage. We also put up large screens on both sides of the stage which really make you feel right in the action. Every year, we have people who request seats in the very back row of Section 1A, and those who want the very front row in Sec. 21. No matter your seat, you are bound to enjoy the show.

Children 2 and under are more than welcome to attend without a ticket but must sit on a guardian’s lap during the duration of the concert. Please keep in mind that strollers are not allowed in the Great Hall of the Vikings.

It does not cost anything additional! Guests simply need to be admitted into the festival to enjoy all of the side stage entertainment.

You can only exchange your Norsk Høstfest if you are upgrading to a higher priced ticket.  You can do this at the Service Desk window.

Norsk Høstfest does not allow ticket refunds. You may purchase ticket insurance. Norsk Høstfest does not sell insurance on tickets nor does it endorse the procedure and/or company that sells insurance. Insurance is offered through a third party company.

Typically, Norsk Høstfest does not allow ticket refunds. However, in the event a refund is allowed due to duplicate orders, fees will be nonrefundable.

Yes, your tickets can be reprinted UNTIL they have been redeemed. Once a ticket has been scanned, it can no longer be reprinted.

Norsk Høstfest does not sell insurance on tickets nor does it endorse the procedure and/or company that sells insurance. Insurance is offered through a third party company.

Parking and Lodging

Parking at last year’s festival was FREE thanks to our partners at Hight Construction and our friends at Moose International. You can leave your vehicle there over-night, but must be picked up prior to 8 am the next morning.

Norsk Høstfest is located on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds, which has a large parking lot to the East side of the grounds, accessible from County Road 19 (27th St SE). Parking includes shuttles that will take you from the parking lot to the doors of Norsk Høstfest. To see our official parking map, click here.

We sure do! You can stay on the festival grounds. Norsk Høstfest can accommodate over 1,000 RVs at our grounds and offer an RV hospitality center for our campers. You may purchase your camping pass soon!

From Burdick Expressway, go north on 27th St NE, then left (west) on 4th Ave NE. Enter the grounds at gate A, follow signs to the RV hospitality check-in. There you will pick up your pre-paid parking packet and a parking lot attendant will show you to your RV space.

Sure we can! Minot has many new hotels built in the last couple of years and Visit Minot has created an amazing database of hotels available during Norsk HøstfestSimply click here to find a room! Or, you are more than welcome to bring an RV or tent and camp right at the festival!

Pets are not allowed inside Norsk Høstfest due to allergies, sensitivities and overall safety of our guests — and even the safety of your pet!  Norsk Høstfest complies with ADA law and trained service animals are permitted to perform their duties. Please note: Emotional Support animals are not protected by ADA law and will not be allowed inside Norsk Høstfest as they are not a certified trained service animal. Service animals are required to be checked in with Norsk Høstfest security before entering the festival and must be on leashes at all times and must be visibly marked as a service animal by wearing a designated collar, vest or harness.

Pets traveling with RVers are most welcome, but we ask that you come with a leash and a pooper scooper. It also is a great idea to have your pet wear a collar with identification tags and an emergency contact number (cell phone) during the course of your stay in case your pet gets lost. Please always leave your pet inside your RV and NOT your car when attending the festival.

Home Housing is a way for artisans, vendors and entertainers to find affordable housing while the festival is going on.  Volunteers provide housing to the those working Norsk Hostfest. If you’d like to volunteer your home, please submit your information here.