Scand-imonium: Norsk Høstfest Oct. 1-5, 2013

The Norsk Høstfest is North America’s largest Scandinavian festival and it’s returning to the All Seasons Arena (on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds) in Minot, ND October 1-5. 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. You can purchase your tickets online in advance here; by calling the box office at (701) 852-2368; or stopping by the Norsk Høstfest Headquarters at 1020 S. Broadway, Minot, ND.


Don’t miss out on the world class entertainment including three-time GRAMMY award winner, Kris Kristofferson (October 02, 2013), one of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby (October 03, 2013), legendary country music band, Alabama (October 04, 2013) and many other performers. Also, Frank Sinatra, Jr., in conjunction with the Minot Symphony Orchestra, will be kicking off the opening night of Norsk Høstfest on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in the Great Hall. See the full line-up of performers here.

Kris KristoffersonBill Cosby

Frank Sinatra Jr








Stroll among the numerous Sidewalk Cafes located throughout the festival for the perfect Scandinavian treat! For Viking-sized appetites, indulge in culinary favorites such as Danish Aebelskivers, Swedish meatballs, Nordic pizza, Oof-Da Tacos, lutefisk or Viking-on-a-Stick.  Or for those with more delicate appetites, sample the lefse, Royal Danish Pastry, rømmegrøt or rice pudding.

Sidewalk Cafes

Scandinavian chefs are sure to impress your taste-buds with their traditional Nordic delicacies. You’ll find them at En To Tre serving up a lunch buffet and an extravagant dinner meal. If you enjoy a fine dining experience, you’ll definitely want to reserve your table right away:

En To Tre

Make sure to check out the special promotions here for discounted admission tickets for families & individuals after 4pm. Also, Military Appreciation Day is on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Just show your active Military ID with this coupon at entrance to receive FREE admission into the festival that day.

If you’re visiting from out of town for the Norsk Høstfest, make sure to book your room now to ensure availability. For a list of lodging options, visit our website:

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