Norsk Høstfest, North America’s largest Scandinavian Festival, has Scandinavian tradition on full display. From Nordic entertainment to culinary options, guests will truly have a cultural experience. Visit with artisans showcasing ancient traditions or take a walk back in time at Tromsø Cultural Village and Viking Village. No matter where you may roam during Høstfest, one thing is for sure – it will be a Nordic adventure!
Høstfest begins on Tuesday night with the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame Honoree Banquet and RV Pre-Party and will officially open festival doors on Wednesday, Sept. 27-30, 2017, with full days of the festival.
Festival doors open at 7:30 am every morning with breakfast and hot coffee served in the sidewalk cafes. Free entertainment, activities and shopping run from 9 am to 8 pm daily.
Stick around late in the evening to dance the night away to live music at the free nightly dances, courtesy of Cognizant. Dances begin at 8 pm and run until midnight.
Once again we are staying at the Sleep Inn and Suites attached to the Dakota Square Mall.
You can come and go to the Hostfest as many times as you like with your free shuttle passes.
Right from your room you have direct access to stroll the mall, Shop dine and retreat directly to your hotel room.
Come back between shows for a nap or just do as you please with 5 nights at this wonderful location.
- Single: $2649.00
- Twin: $1815.00
- Triple: $1748.00
- Quad: $1659.00
Pricing is based on number of people in your group. Rates below are for the next upcoming departure date. For pricing details about other departures, please click the "View Prices" link next to your desired date in the Departure Dates block to the right.
Applicable taxes may be added at the time of booking.
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Day 1 – Edmonton to Moose Jaw
Welcome aboard your deluxe coach as your tour begins in Edmonton, then its east through Lloydminster, North Battleford & Saskatoon and on to Moose Jaw. Get settled into your room & have a soak in the pool before trying your luck at the Casino. ( Casino package is included)
Day 2 – Moose Jaw to Minot, North Dakota
This morning we board our coach traveling south east to Regina for pickups before heading South to the U.S. where we make a stop at the duty free store in North Portal before crossing into the state of North Dakota.We continue on to Minot our destination for the next 5 days.
Day 3 – Minot
Bus Shuttle tickets, Park Entrance and entertainers of the day:
1:00 PM THE OAKRIDGE BOYS
The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet. The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in southern gospel during the 1950s. Their name was officially changed to the Oak Ridge Boys in the early 1960s, and they remained a gospel group until the mid-1970s, when they changed their image and concentrated on country music.
The lineup which produced their most world-famous and most well-known country and crossover hits (such as “Elvira”, “Bobbie Sue”, and “American Made”) consists of Duane Allen (lead), Joe Bonsall (tenor), William Lee Golden (baritone), and Richard Sterban (bass). Golden and Allen joined the group in the mid-1960s, and Sterban and Bonsall joined in the early 1970s. Aside from an eight-year gap (1987–95) when Golden left the group and was replaced, this lineup has been together since 1973 and continues to tour and record.
7:30 PM CELTIC THUNDER
Celtic Thunder is an Irish singing group and stage show known for its eclectic, theatrical style show. The group is backed by the Celtic Thunder Band on their concert tours, and their live shows are known for the use of dramatic set pieces (often invoking symbols of ancient Celtic mythology), visual effects, and highly choreographed staging.
Since the original group’s formation in 2007, Celtic Thunder has released twelve albums as well as ten live performances on DVD.
Day 4 – Minot
Bus Shuttle tickets, Park Entrance and Jeff Dunham concert
7:30 PM JEFF DUNHAM
Jeff Dunham is a global entertainment phenomenon with more than 45 years on stage and countless performances, making him one the world’s most recognizable and inventive entertainers.
Jeff’s fascination with ventriloquism began at age eight when his parents gave him a toy Mortimer Snerd dummy, and by ten he was performing anywhere he could find an audience. After graduating from Baylor University in 1986, Jeff stayed in Waco, Texas, for two more years, working on his act and developing his defining characters Jose Jalapeño, Peanut, and Walter. In 1988 he then moved to Los Angeles, and within a few short months became one of the top headliners on the U.S. comedy club circuit. This led to his many appearances on multiple stand-up comedy shows, as well as numerous guest appearances on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman. Since those early years Jeff has gone on to impact every aspect of the entertainment industry: film, television, animation, digital, publishing, and the concert stage.
Day 5 – Minot
Bus Shuttle tickets, Park Entrance and The Doobie Brothers
7:30 PM THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band. The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide throughout its career.
The band has been active for five decades, with their biggest success occurring in the 1970s.
The band’s history can be roughly divided into three eras. From 1969 to 1975 they featured lead vocalist Tom Johnston and featured a mainstream rock and roll sound with elements of folk, country and R&B. Johnston quit the group in 1975, and was replaced with Michael McDonald whose interest in soul music changed the sound of the band until they broke up in 1982. The Doobie Brothers reformed in 1987 with Johnston back in the fold and are active to the present with occasional contributions from McDonald. Every incarnation of the group emphasized vocal harmonies from the band’s members. The Doobie Brothers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004
Day 6 – Minot
Bus Shuttle tickets, Park Entrance and Josh Turner and Gary Allan
7:30 PM Josh Turner and Gary Allan
Josh Turner is an American singer and actor. In 2003, he signed to MCA Nashville Records. That same year, his debut album’s title track, “Long Black Train,” was his breakthrough single release.
Gary Allan signed to Decca Records in 1996, Allan made his country music debut with the release of his single “Her Man”, the lead-off to his gold-certified debut album Used Heart for Sale, which was released in 1996 on Decca. His second album, It Would Be You, followed in 1998. Allan’s third album, Smoke Rings in the Dark, was his first one for MCA Nashville (to which he has been signed ever since) and his first platinum album. His next albums, Alright Guy (2001) and See If I Care (2003), both were also certified platinum while Tough All Over (2005) and Greatest Hits (2007) were both certified gold. His seventh studio album, Living Hard, was released later in 2007. His next two albums Get Off on the Pain and Set You Free, were released in 2010 and 2013 respectively and both reached the Top 10 on the Top Country Albums charts, with the latter reaching number one.
Day 7 – Minot to Moose jaw
The morning after breakfast we board the coach for our return home.
After a stop at the Duty Free its on to Regina, then north to Moose Jaw, your stop for the night.
Day 8 – Home
Feeling rejuvenated you board the coach for your trip home. Lunch stops will be planned along the way.