Norsk Høstfest is a four-day Scandinavian cultural festival in Minot, ND, featuring top-tier entertainment, genuine cuisine, skilled artisans, merchandise, camping, and many other attractions.

Norsk Høstfest

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Norsk Høstfest

Norsk Høstfest is a four-day Scandinavian cultural festival in Minot, ND, featuring top-tier entertainment, genuine cuisine, skilled artisans, merchandise, camping, and many other attractions.

Immerse yourself in the full spectrum of Hostfest’s offerings while staying deeply connected to your Scandinavian roots. We bring together community, culture, and history, infusing the festival with the essence of our heritage.


Explore Nordic traditions at Norsk Høstfest, North America’s largest Scandinavian Festival. From entertainment to culinary delights, immerse yourself in a cultural experience. Discover ancient crafts, step into Viking Village, and embark on a Nordic adventure. Join us from September 25th to 28th at The North Dakota State Fair Grounds in Minot. Doors open at 9 am, vendors until 7 pm daily.


Parents – bring your children to Norsk Høstfest and let them learn all there is to know about Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden. From educational centers such as Viking Village to Scandinavian creatures that will captivate anyone’s imagination, your children will be immersed in Nordic culture.


Discover an array of unique treasures at Norsk Høstfest. Indulge in the warmth and style of high-quality Norwegian sweaters crafted from fine wool. Explore the elegance of traditional Norwegian jewelry, featuring intricately designed silver brooches and bracelets—timeless pieces to pass down through generations. Consider adding a touch of sophistication to your collection with Norwegian pottery, renowned for its simple yet elegant designs.

Immerse your taste buds in the culinary delights of the festival, featuring traditional Norwegian treats like lefse, a soft flatbread, and lutefisk, a delicacy made from dried fish soaked in water and boiled. Whether you’re seeking distinctive jewelry or delectable snacks, Norsk Høstfest offers something special for everyone.


Norsk Høstfest isn’t just a celebration of Scandinavian culture; it stands as a world-class entertainment extravaganza. Each year, the festival hosts a stellar lineup of performers and artists, ranging from Grammy award-winning musicians to globally acclaimed comedians, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all.

Beyond the top-tier entertainment, Norsk Høstfest authentically showcases Scandinavian culture. Revel in traditional Scandinavian folk music and dance performances, witness demonstrations of age-old crafts, and discover culinary techniques passed down through generations. Whether it’s the enchanting tunes of the Hardanger fiddle or the mesmerizing craftsmanship of woodworking and weaving, the festival seamlessly blends world-class entertainment with the richness of authentic Scandinavian heritage, delivering a truly unique and unforgettable experience for every attendee.


Norsk Høstfest epitomizes fellowship and tradition, serving as a vibrant gathering where individuals of diverse backgrounds unite to celebrate their shared Scandinavian heritage. This emphasis on fellowship fosters a profound sense of belonging, essential for preserving cultural traditions and nurturing a strong community bond.

Central to the festival is its dedication to tradition, featuring a plethora of cultural events and activities passed down through generations. From traditional Norwegian dance performances to cooking demonstrations, Norsk Høstfest proudly showcases the customs and practices integral to Scandinavian culture. By safeguarding these traditions, the festival ensures the vibrant heritage of Scandinavia endures for generations to come, solidifying its role as a custodian of cultural richness and community spirit.

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In previous years, we have offered general admission tickets for access to the general festival and grounds,  entertainment tickets will grant you access to the general festival and grounds as well as the Great Hall of The Vikings Show of your choice. This year, you can still enjoy the same fantastic ticket options as before! Keep an eye out for exciting new specials coming in 2024.

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Sept 25-28, 2024
Wednesday, September 25, 2024
September 28, 2024


ND State Fair Center of Minot, North Dakota
2005 Burdick Expy E, Minot, ND 58701
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