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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.

The festival was founded in 1978 by the late Chester Reiten and a group of friends who shared his interest in celebrating their Nordic hertiage. The festival, now entering into its 36th 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.

Tickets are available now for the Norsk Hostfest at or by calling 701-852-2368.


Frank Sinatra, Jr., in conjunction with the Minot (N.D.) Symphony Orchestra, will be kicking off the Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 opening night of Norsk Høstfest, in the Great Hall.

Frank Jr., born in New Jersey, debuted into the big time on Sept. 8, 1963, at the Royal Box of the Americana Hotel in Manhattan. Encouraged by his reception, Frank Jr. put together a couple shows and hit the road the member of the old Tommy Dorsey Band. The songs of Sinatra need to be sung and Frank Jr. has inherited that honor. In song and style Frank Sinatra Jr. pays homage to his father, the singer and the music that defines the Sinatra legend by successfully touring the country performing “Sinatra Sings Sinatra.”

Kris Kristofferson

This three-time GRAMMY winner has recorded 27 albums, including three with pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen. Kristofferson has spent three decades performing concerts all over the world and will be performing at Norsk Høstfest on October 2, 2013.

Kristofferson, in most recent years, has been performing in a solo acoustic setting, which puts the focus on the songs. Kristofferson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, winner of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriter Hall of Fame, and was honored with the American Veteran’s Association’s “Veteran of the Year Award” in 2002.

Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons

Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again.

Marty Stuart and the Bellamy Brothers

Marty Stuart & The Bellamy Brothers will be performing in a dual concert at Norsk Høstfest.

Marty Stuart is a five time GRAMMY-winner, platinum recording artist, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, Southern culture historian, photographer, musician, songwriter, TV show host, charismatic force of nature, and country music fan. His latest musical oeuvre is ably supported by the coolest cats in Nashville – his backing band, The Fabulous Superlatives: guitarist Kenny Vaughan, drummer Harry Stinson, and bassist Paul Martin.

For more than 30 years, the Bellamy Brothers have been an unassuming picture of consistency in Country music, crafting honest, heartfelt songs that connect with millions of listeners around the world. The Brothers continue to produce No. 1 hit after No. hit in the years, totaling more than a dozen chart-topping singles in the U.S. and Europe, both on the country and pop/rock charts.


Bill Cosby

One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best selling books such as Fatherhood. His comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers. Cosby has received the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (America’s highest civilian honor), the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Marian Anderson Award. Bill Cosby will be preforming Thursday, October 3, 2013  7:30 p.m.

Charley Pride

Charley Pride unofficially started his music career in the late 1950s as a ballplayer with the Negro American League’s Memphis Red Sox singing and playing guitar on the team bus between ballparks. During the past thirty years, Pride has remained one of the Top 20 best-selling country artists of all-time. His incredible legacy includes 36 #1 hit singles, over 70 million albums sold, 31 gold and 4 platinum albums – including one quadruple platinum. On RCA Records, Charley Pride is second in sales only to Elvis Presley.


With a career to date that has resulted in 21 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, 43 #1 singles and over 73 million records sold, Alabama has received over 150 industry awards including 8 country music “Entertainer of the Year” honors, 2 Grammys, 2 People’s Choice Awards and their very own star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame.” The band received the Academy of Country Music’s Pioneer Award in 2003, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and most recently won the American Country “Greatest Hits” Award in 2011. Members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, and Jeff Cook all hail from Ft. Payne, Alabama and have enjoyed 40 years of unprecedented success. Alabama will be preforming 2 shows at the Hostfest on Friday, Oct 4,   7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct 5,   7:30 p.m.

The Happy Together Tour

The Happy Together Tour of 2013 is once again highlighted by Flo and Eddie of The Turtles. Their debut single, Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe,” went Top Ten in 1965 and launched the band on a brief string of hits: “Let Me Be,” “You Baby,” “Grim Reaper of Love,” and “Can I Get to Know You Better.” The Turtles weren’t content, however, and were about to break up; but first they released “Happy Together,” which proved to be their biggest hit, and one of 1967′s Top Ten records. With their career reinvigorated, “She’d Rather Be with Me,” “You Know What I Mean,” “Elenore,” and “You Showed Me” were their last single releases.

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