Joe Diffie and John Montgomery

Amy Grant

Josh Turner

Celtic Thunder

Jeff Dunham

Gary Allan

Minot Norsk Høstfest

Holiday Inn, Alberta Departure

DEPARTURE: Edmonton 7am | Red Deer 9am | Calgary 12pm | Fort Macleod 2pm | Lethbridge 2:30pm | Medicine Hat 4:45pm

Looking for big name entertainment? It’s happening in Minot, North Dakota at the 40th Annual Norsk Høstfest— North America’s largest Scandinavian Festival. Join in the grand celebration of Nordic heritage, food and fun which features major artists performing each day.

This popular tour includes reserved seating for five main stage celebrity shows!
2017 Headliners: Celtic Thunder; Amy Grant; Jeff Dunham; Joe Diffie and John Michael Montgomery; Josh Turner and Gary Allan. Høstfest offers the following additional main stage shows: The Doobie Brothers and Little River Band. Extra shows are optional.

2017 ENTERTAINMENT ON THE NON-RESERVED FREE STAGES INCLUDES: Dale Watson, Fiddling Lefty, Elise & Terje Hong, Magic Tap Cloggers, Justin & Grandpa, Tim Eggebratten, Nordic Spirit, Jenta O’Ja, Dakota Drifters, Swedes in the Weeds, The Western Senators, Norsk Hostfest Accordion Club, Ricky Nelson Remembered, Nordic Bees, Millie & Glenn, Ivares Pojkarna, Telge Glima, The Christmas Wish, Bjoro Haaland, Mollie B, Viking Live Steel Combat, Ragnarokkr, Williams and Ree, Country Gentlemen, Ringling 5, Gordy Lindquist, Skalmusik, Auntie Kreamsaugen, Shelby Huston, Skandi Ski Fantasy, Western Plains Children’s Choir, Scandinavian Youth Camp Performers, J-M-B Band, Scandinavian Unique Antiques, Nordic Hand Knit Sweater Program, Bunad and Folk Costume Style Show— and more!

  • Alberta Only: 7 days | Sept 26th, 2017
  • USA Heartland
  • Motorcoach
  • Passport Required
1

Edmonton to Calgary to Swift Current

Tuesday. Velkommen Everyone! Your Concert Tour begins as you are welcomed aboard your deluxe motorcoach in Edmonton. Travel south via Red Deer to Calgary meeting additional travelling companions enroute. A stop is made in Medicine Hat before crossing the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and arriving in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

2

Swift Current to Minot

(4 nights) Wednesday. Travel through Moose Jaw, Regina and Weyburn before crossing the Canadian/American border. Continue south through North Dakota to Minot. Your first headliner concert will be CELTIC THUNDER— an Irish singing group and stage show featuring Irish and Scottish traditional and contemporary songs. Since the original group’s formation in 2007 they have released twelve albums and ten live performances on DVD. Accommodation is at the Holiday Inn Riverside. This full facility property has fridges and microwaves and is conveniently located across from the Fairgrounds, home of the Norsk Høstfest.

3

Minot

Thursday. While in Minot, you will enjoy professional quality music shows by a host of famous entertainers on seven different stages all under one roof. The Norsk Høstfest includes a wide variety of ongoing activities such as Scandinavian arts, crafts, handiwork and antique displays; an import shop featuring Scandinavian goods; booths containing Norwegian food delicacies and continuous music and performing groups. This afternoon’s entertainment is AMY GRANT, the “Queen of Christian Pop”. Amy is an American singer, songwriter, musician and television personality who was honoured in 2006 with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the entertainment industry. This evening presents an entertainment phenomenon, JEFF DUNHAM. With more than 45 years on stage and countless performances, he is one of the world’s most recognizable and inventive entertainers. His unforgettable signature characters include: Walter the surly retiree; Bubba J. the dumb and loveable redneck; Peanut the crazed “What-the-heck-is-that?” purple nut-ball; Jose Jalapeño the spicy pepper from south of the border “on a STEEK!” and finally the bumbling Achmed the Dead Terrorist.

4

Minot

Friday. Savour that last taste of Scandinavian food delicacies and catch some of the fine entertainment on the free stages. Today is a DOUBLE HEADLINER SHOW featuring Joe Diffie and John Michael Montgomery. JOE DIFFIE is an American country music singer who has recorded with George Jones and Marty Stuart and cowritten singles for Holly Dunn, Tim McGraw and Jo Dee Messina. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for over 20 years. JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY is an American country music artist who has had more than 30 singles on the country charts— seven which have reached number one including: “I Love the Way You Love Me” and “I Swear”. Following the concert you may want to join our optional DINNER/SHOPPING EXCURSION with a picture stop at the SCANDINAVIAN HERITAGE PARK. The optional evening headliner is The Doobie Brothers, an American rock band that has been around for 50 years. They have sold more than 40 million albums and enjoyed 21 top ten singles including “Listen To The Music” and “Takin’ It To The Streets”.

5

Minot

Saturday. Your optional afternoon concert headliner Little River Band is a rock band originally formed in Australia in 1975. The band has sold more than 30 million albums and is recognized for 13 American top 40 hits such as “It’s a Long Way There” and “Help Is On Its Way”. Tonight’s closing concert is another DOUBLE HEADLINER SHOW featuring Josh Turner and Gary Allan. JOSH TURNER a multi-platinum MCA recording artist has a rich deep voice and distinctive style. He is one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. Hits include: “Your Man” and “Time is Love”. In support of music education, this husband and father has created a scholarship fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. GARY ALLAN began his music life playing clubs during high school. He was inspired by The Highwaymen— Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash & Kris Kristofferson. Hits include: ”Do you Wish It Was Me?” and “Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain”.

6

Minot to Swift Current

Sunday. Retrace your steps home today as you travel north. Make a stop at the duty free store, re-enter Canada with a lunch break in Weyburn before arriving in Swift Current for the last evening.

7

Swift Current to Calgary to Edmonton

Monday. Return home with fond memories of your Concert Tour.

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air-conditioned, washroom equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodations and taxes
  • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver
  • Baggage handling, one average piece per person
  • Admission to attractions and sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
  • Daily admission to Høstfest activities
  • Reserved seating for five Celebrity Shows including the closing performance
  • Continuous entertainment on various stages
  • Ongoing activities including Scandinavian Arts, Crafts, Handiwork and Antique Displays, Food Booths
  • Optional evening international dance with live bands
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park
  • Shopping excursion to Dakota Mall
  • Meals Include: 2 Continental Breakfasts.

Alberta Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars | Prices subject to change

Quad

$1,369.00

GST: $11.84

 

Triple

$1,499.00

GST: $12.96

 

Twin

$1,769.00

GST: $15.29

 

Single

N/A

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$35.00

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