Norsk Høstfest (Norwegian language) is an annual festival held each fall in Minot, North Dakota. It is North America’s largest Scandinavian festival. The event is conducted in the All Seasons Arena on the grounds of the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, North Dakota. Tens of thousands of people attend the Norsk Høstfest to celebrate and partake in the Scandinavian culture and entertainment. Altogether it has hosted cultural touchstones from Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Greenland, Estonia, Greenland, Aland, Faroe Islands, German speaking Europe, and the Netherlands.
Shop Nordic Treasures
The Nordic history and heritage are alive from the Clog Shop and the Import Shop to the Sølje Shop and the General Store. Unique and fascinating shops abound in the International Marketplace. Buy silver jewelry, Norwegian sweaters, authentic Scandinavian gifts, fine art and souvenirs.
The cuisine cannot be matched – And you won’t find such a wide variety of authentic Scandinavian food anywhere else in North America. People come to Norsk Høstfest just for the superb fare! Choose from four sidewalk cafes, The Scandinavian Kitchen, Swedish Bakery and many more. Indulge in such culinary favorites as Danish Aebelskivers, Lutefisk, Lefse, OofDa Tacos, Rice Pudding, Swedish Meatballs and Viking-on-a-Stick.
Feel the warmth of the Scandinavian hospitality at Norsk Høstfest as you meet and make new friends. There is a tradition of introducing yourself with, "Hi, and where are you from?" And you’ll hear it often. If you participate and ask the right person, that person being the "Mystery Viking," you’ll win $100! A surprise and potential new friend is around every corner. Dance with a troll or play "Knock The Fleas Off The Black Plague Rat!" Camaraderie – This is what Norsk Høstfest is all about.
Your Rally Price Includes:
Your Høstfest experience will include international shopping at the Viking Market, celebrity chefs, five stages featuring all kinds of entertainment, and shuttle bus service from your camping area to the Høstfest’s main door.
The attractions and events for the 2013 Norsk Høstfest are subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control, or for the best interest of the caravan participants.