19 Sep 10 Things To See At The Norsk Høstfest
#1 The Viking Village
Hear the clash of swords hitting chainmail and shields in our Viking battles performed by trained warriors. Learn where iron came from in Scandinavia and see hot iron forged into Viking Age items by blacksmiths. Try your hand at Viking archery with hand-made longbows.
#2 Xcel Energy Author’s Corner
Listen to your favorite authors speak about their books, learn about their life experiences, and hear them read excerpts from books in the Corner. Or go talk with your authors and get your book signed in the Norsk Høstfest Bookstore.
#3 Nordic Kitchen
Scandinavia’s finest chefs and food artists. Audience members will learn firsthand how to make Scandinavian delicacies, and meet and interact with the chefs before and after each demonstration!
#4 Kid’s Corner
Parents – bring your children to Høstfest and let them learn all there is to know about Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Your children will be immersed in the Nordic culture.
#5 En To Tre
En To Tre means 1, 2, 3 in Norwegian. Sons of Norway is proud to present En To Tre, a taste of Scandinavia. This one-of-a-kind fine dining restaurant is headed by world-class chefs from Norway, the chefs fly to Minot from Norway just to give you the authentic Scandinavian dining experience. Each day, En To Tre will serve a daily Norwegian menu at 11 am and 12:30 pm featuring Scandinavian entrees and dessert.
#6 Nightly Entertainment
Dance the night away to live music every night (Wednesday-Saturday) on the Skien Mezzanine. Featured bands include Dakota Drifters, Fiddling Lefty, Crazy Mountain Express, and 612Live! Gain free admission to the nightly dances, courtesy of Cognizant, with your daily general admission pass or Great Hall concert ticket!
#7 Høstfest University
Høstfest University offers a unique hands-on learning opportunity. Accomplished instructors well recognized in their areas of expertise teach Scandinavian folk art classes such as rosemaling, wood carving, jewelry design, fiber arts and more. Instructors share their skills in a small group classroom setting where you receive personalized assistance and complete a project to take home.
#8 Lefse Masters Competition
2:30 pm daily, Lefse Mezzanine, Stockholm Hall
Wednesday – Høstfest Celebrities make lefse!
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
#9 Scandinavian Youth Camp
Join in the fun of exploring Scandinavian culture through stories, songs, dance, and hands-on learning experiences! Children participating in the Scandinavian Youth Camp also perform at Høstfest in scheduled events such as the Troll Beauty Contest, Norwegian Folk Dancers, Swedish Maypole Dancers, and the Troll and Viking Parade.
#10 Free Entertainment
Besides the entertainers from the Great Hall, there are wonderful performers in every hall all week for free!
To learn more about all the things you need to see at the Norsk Høstfest this year, you can check out their website.