Norsk Hostfest is North America’s largest Scandinavian Festival. Each year tens of thousands of people attend the event annually to celebrate and partake in the Scandinavian culture and entertainment. Over 200 internationally recognized artisans, craftsmen and chefs participate. The experience is an eclectic array of contemporary and traditional. The cuisine as well as the clothes, art and jewelry are authentic, fine quality and exquisitely Nordic.
The Nordic history and heritage is alive from the Clog Shop and the Import Shop to the Solje 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 Hostfest just for the superb fare! Choose from four sidewalk cafés. The Scandinavian Kitchen, Swedish Bakery and many more. Indulge in such culinary favorites as Danish Aebelskivers, lutefisk, lefse, Oof-Da Tacos, rice pudding, Swedish meatballs and viking-on-a-stick.
Feel the warmth of the Scandinavian hospitality at Norsk Hostfest as you meet and make new friends. There is a tradition here 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 Hostfest is all about.
PLEASE NOTE - General Admission is included in our tour, but due to customer feedback, we will offer the available Headliner Entertainment at the relevant ticket supplements below enabling you to have the choice of your entertainment.
Each HEADLINER show is available for a supplement of $65 per person per show. Please note, if you plan on seeing 2 headliner shows in any one day then the second show is $95 (the cost of the first show is reduced to $65 as there is no need to purchase a general admission ticket for that day - offsets the cost of the first headliner) – therefore combo price of 2 headliner shows in one day is $160 per person.
CHICKS WITH HITS - SEPTEMBER 25 - 1:00PM
Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss will all take the stage in their latest tour show. Audiences will enjoy the rare opportunity of seeing three of the biggest female artists in country music on stage together performing an intimate night of acoustic music. And with 36 top 10 singles between them there’s a lot of material to pull from. The triple-threat combination of talent is unparalleled; with over 10 million records sold, and numerous GRAMMY, ACM, CMA, and CCMA awards. But ultimately, it’s about three friends singing and playing great songs together and having fun.
DANIEL O’DONNELL - SEPTEMBER 25 - 7:00PM
It’s no surprise that Daniel O’Donnell is one of the best loved artists of our time, both at home and abroad. He has had a remarkable career. He is the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 30 year span and in doing so, he has outshone everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna to U2 and the Rolling Stones. He accomplished this with his latest album ‘Christmas With Daniel O’Donnell’, released in November 2017, it entered the UK Artist Albums Chart at No. 19. In total, Daniel has now reached the UK Artist Albums Chart with more than 38 albums and has now amassed THIRTY TWO Top 30 albums over the course of his career. Daniel has also achieved eight number one hits in the UK music video/dvd charts over that period. He makes regular appearances in the Billboard World Music Chart, received an honorary MBE from Queen Elizabeth, appeared on Top of the Pops, had his life celebrated on This Is Your Life and received multiple Entertainer of the Year/Person of the Year Awards in Ireland and the UK - to mention but a few of the many accolades that Daniel has been awarded. And after more than 30 years in the spotlight as an engaging entertainer, he is still in love with performing and with audiences the world over.
RICKY SKAGGS AND KENTUCKY THUNDER - SEPTEMBER 26 - 1:00PM
A life full of music. That’s the story of Ricky Skaggs. By age twenty-one, he was already considered a “recognized master” of one of America’s most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music. His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact.
CLINT BLACK WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE TEXAS TENORS - SEPTEMBER 26 - 7:30PM
Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars. His many talents have taken him even further, as Black has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music benchmark in any artist’s career. An astounding one-third of these songs eligible for major single release also achieved hit song status at Country radio, while more than 20 million of his albums have been sold worldwide. While it’s well-known that Black is an accomplished singer and guitarist, people may be surprised to learn that he is also proficient on drums and harmonica.
The Texas Tenors - Since their whirlwind debut nine years ago on NBC’s America's Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and an enthusiastic fan base, including three Emmy Awards for the PBS special You Should Dream. The Texas Tenors will present their 10th Anniversary Tour! Along with all your favorites, JC, Marcus and John blend all new music with popular hits from Classical to Country and everything in between.
CHARLEY PRIDE WITH SPECIAL GUEST ISMO - SEPTEMBER 27 - 1:00PM
Becoming a trailblazing Country Music superstar was an improbable destiny for Charley Pride, especially considering his humble beginnings as a sharecropper’s son on a cotton farm in Sledge, Mississippi. His unique journey to the top of the music charts includes a tumultuous detour through the world of Negro league, minor league and semi-pro baseball as well as many long years of labor alongside the vulcanic fires of a smelter. But in the end, with boldness, perseverance and undeniable musical talent, he managed to parlay a series of fortuitous encounters with Nashville insiders into an amazing legacy of hit singles and tens of millions in record sales. Performing with special guest ISMO, the funniest man in the world.
Starts: Tuesday September 24th 2019
Ends: Saturday September 28th 2019
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