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Box 1347, Minot, ND 58702
September 30 - October 2, 2021

Lefse Masters

Lefse Masters is a competition unique to Norsk Høstfest. To compete in Lefse Masters, participants must first compete in sanctioned preliminary competitions in order to advance to the finals. Competitors in the semi-finals and finals at Norsk Høstfest shall receive (2) General Admission passes on competition days only.

Sanctioned Preliminary Competitions

HomeofLefse.com Preliminary Competition

HomeOfLefse.com will conduct preliminary competitions in six Home of Economy stores (date TBD). Winners will advance to the Home of Lefse semi-finals held at Norsk Høstfest, Friday, October 1, 2021. The top two winners will compete in the Lefse Master finals on Saturday, October 2, 2021.

TBD – Grand Forks, ND & Minot – lefse making right on site

TBD – Grafton, Devils Lake, Williston, Jamestown (all ND) – bring in your premade lefse for judging!

Marketplace Foods Preliminary Competition

Marketplace Foods’ annual “Meet the Høstfest Chefs” event will host the Norsk Høstfest Lefse Masters preliminaries on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Winners will advance to the Marketplace semi-finals held at Norsk Høstfest, Thursday, September 30, 2021. The top two winners will compete in the Lefse Masters finals on Saturday, October 2, 2021.

Lefse Masters Schedule at Norsk Høstfest

2:30 pm daily, Lefse Mezzanine, Stockholm Hall

 

Thursday – Marketplace Foods semi-finals, 6 competitors with 2 finalists

Friday – Home of Lefse semi-finals, 6 competitors with 2 finalists

Saturday – Norsk Høstfest Lefse Masters,  4 contenders for the Lefse Master title

Rules

  • male or female of any age, may be accompanied by one assistant. Each unit will be assigned a competition number
  • must provide own prepared dough, griddle, rolling pin, turner and other supplies
  • must provide recipe with ingredients and preparation instructions
  • competition will begin with a “shotgun” start and consist of the roll out, grilling and preparation of lefse within a one (1) hour time limit
  • competitors will submit two individual rounds of lefse in the following forms – flat and rolled. Lefse must be presented without toppings and accompanied by the number assigned at registration
  • presentation plates will be provided
  • judges will use a “blind” format based on presentation appearance, taste and texture. The decision of the judges is final

Prizes and Title of “Norsk Høstfest Lefse Master”

Norsk Høstfest Lefse Master

Title of “Norsk Høstfest Lefse Master”
Lefse Gold
$200 cash prize
Home of Lefse.com prize

2nd Place

Lefse Silver
$100 cash prize
Home of Lefse.com prize

3rd Place

Lefse Bronze
$50 cash prize
Home of Lefse.com prize

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