For over four decades, Norsk Høstfest has worked to preserve Nordic culture and heritage for future generations, and you’ve helped us with your donations. The attendees and participants in Høstfest’s production are the lifeblood of the festival, and we remain eternally grateful. Mange takk (many thanks) for all of your support! Norsk Høstfest is a nonprofit Scandinavian Festival held annually in the fall in the All Seasons Arena on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot, N.D., USA.
The festival was founded in 1978 by the late Chester Reiten and a group of friends who shared his interest in celebrating their Nordic heritage. The festival, now entering into its 42nd year, has grown into North America’s largest Scandinavian festival with tens of thousands of people attending from all over the world.
The festival features world-class entertainment, authentic Scandinavian cuisine, Scandinavian culture on display, handcrafted Norsk merchandise, plus a fine dining establishment lead by guest chefs. Norsk Høstfest celebrates Scandinavian culture from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.