Raffle Winners

Congrats to Doris Slaaten on winning the $10,000 raffle and Bob Issel who won the Ekornes chair.

Lefse Masters crowns new champion

Liudahl named 2019 Lefse Master

Family tradition

Tatting family celebrates 30 years at Norsk Høstfest

The 2019 Entertainment Guide is here

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Team of chefs from Norway bring traditional menu to Høstfest

Four thousand fifty miles, give or take a few, is the distance five chefs will travel this month to cook Norwegian specialties for the Scandi restaurant at the Norsk Høstfest Scandinavian festival.

Miss Norsk Høstfest Crowned

Sidni Kast named Miss Norsk Høstfest 2019

Ernst to launch new novel

Author Kathleen Ernst’s 10th novel in her Chloe Ellefson Mystery series, Fiddling With Fate, will be released this month at Høstfest.

SAHF Honorees Announced

Three new inductees will be welcomed into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame at ceremonies in Minot, North Dakota, on September 24, 2019.

Volunteers Wanted!

We love our volunteers! 42 years ago they started the festival and today, they keep it going. We couldn't not make it happen without our beloved army. But we are in NEED of some critical volunteer roles - and soon!

Be Aware of 3rd Party Resale Sites

Please be aware of 3rd party resale sites that resell Norsk Høstfest concert tickets at inflated rates. These sites sell event tickets often at double the face value by either up charging on the ticket or adding fees to the order. Resale sites are legal and state they are a "resale site" with a disclaimer often found at the top or right-hand side of the web page that says something to the effect "We are a resale marketplace. Prices may be above face value."

The Next Generation

Bryan and Barb Cook only made it to Norsk Høstfest once, but the positive impact it had on them lasted a lifetime and inspired their daughter, Laurie Appel of Esterhazy, Sask., Canada, to buy tickets to this year’s Scandinavian festival in their memory.


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Full Lineup Announced

Norsk Høstfest has unveiled the remaining three shows for the 2019 festival.

Reitens donate half-million to Høstfest's future

The five children of the late Chester and Joy Reiten presented a joint gift of $500,000 to the Høstfest Heritage Foundation during the 40th Norsk Høstfest.

Hostfest Created to Stop Norwegian Outmigration

Omdahl: The sweet sounds of the hardingfele will soon drift across the prairies to soothe the homesickness of the 300, 000 North Dakota Scandinavians who yearn for a return to the beloved fiords and mountains of the old country.

Bobby Vee's Music Lives On With Help Of Family

St. Cloud is a long way from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, but an important bit of rock 'n' roll archeology is underway there.