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Minot Norsk Høstfest

The Clarion Hotel

8 Day Motorcoach Tour – Alberta Departure

LOOKING FOR WORLD-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT?  It’s happening in Minot, North Dakota at the 43rd ANNUAL NORSK HØSTFEST, North America’s largest Scandinavian Festival.  Enjoy four full days of Scandinavian culture and world-class celebrity entertainment featuring two major artists performing each day.

This popular tour includes reserved seating for FOUR main stage celebrity shows.  Extra shows are optional.


CLARION HOTEL best-located adjacent to the Høstfest State Fairgrounds with DAILY TRANSPORTATION by motorcoach to/from Høstfest.

DEPARTURE: Edmonton 7:00 am | Red Deer 9:00 am | Calgary 12:00 pm | Fort Macleod 2:00 pm | Lethbridge 2:30 pm | Medicine Hat 4:45 pm

  • Alberta Only: 8 Days | September 25, 2023
  • USA Heartland
  • Motorcoach
  • Passport Required

Edmonton to Calgary to Swift Current

Monday.  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 travel companions enroute.   Stop in Medicine Hat before crossing the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and arrive in Swift Current, Saskatchewan for overnight.


Swift Current to Minot

(5 nights) Tuesday. Saskatchewan passengers are welcomed on the tour this morning as you travel through Moose Jaw, Regina, Weyburn and Estevan.  Cross the    Canadian/American border and continue south through North Dakota to Minot, your home for five    nights. Arrive at your hotel (either Clarion Hotel or Sleep Inn) for time to relax before the Høstfest    entertainment begins tomorrow.



Wednesday.  A free morning to acquaint yourself with your hotel or join our optional excursion to the Scandinavian Heritage Park where you’ll see the Dala Horse, Gol Stave Church and more. Arrive to HOSTFEST for the 1:00 p.m. OPENING CEREMONY. Your 4-day pass provides daily admission to Høstfest and includes reserved seating for FOUR MAIN STAGE CELEBRITY SHOWS as well as leisure time to take in entertainment on the free stages and optional concerts. You may purchase tickets for the optional shows on your own.  Watch the bulletin board for people posting tickets for sale or purchase them directly from the Box Office.  Immerse yourself in the proud heritage and culture of the five Nordic    countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden with authentic cuisine and handcrafted Norsk merchandise.  8:00 p.m. optional show – Big & Rich.  Calling themselves “America’s Technicolor cowboys,” this musical duo exploded onto the country music scene in 2003, changing the genre with their unique sound.  



Thursday.  Daily shows at 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. are both included today! 
1:00 p.m. included show is the ever-popular charismatic DANIEL O’DONNELL, affectionately known as “Wee Daniel”.  O’Donnell’s first chart hit single in the UK was in 1992 with “I Just Want to Dance With You” (later covered by George Strait).  This also led to his first appearance on Top of the Pops.  He is known for his close relationship with his fan base and his engaging stage presence.  O’Donnell’s music has been described as a mix of country and Irish folk and he has sold over ten million records to date.
8:00 p.m. included show features CLINT BLACK, with special guest Phil Vassar. Clint surged to superstardom as part of the fabled Class of ’89,  He wrote or co-wrote every one of his more than three dozen chart hits, including “A Better Man,” “Where Are You Now,” “When My Ship Comes In,” “A Good Run of Bad Luck,” “Summer’s Comin’,” “Like the Rain” and “Nothin’ But the Taillights,”.  He has sold over 20 million records and earned a GRAMMY and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.



Friday. 1:00 p.m. included show features THE TEXAS TENORS, with opening act by special guests Matt Vee & The Killer Vees, who perform a dynamic variety show.  The Texas Tenors have amassed a huge fan base and were Billboard Magazine’s #10 Classical Artist in the World for 2019.  After airing worldwide on America’s Got Talent their fan base grew even larger. Performing more than 1,400 live concerts over the last ten years, the mass appeal of these three friends is undeniable! 
8:00 p.m. optional show – Dierks Bentley. Devoted to his roots in classic Country and bluegrass, he released his debut album in 2003 producing an instant number one single.  He has since revealed eight more albums that reached the top of the Country sales charts, resulting in 21 number one songs, three CMA Awards, 14 GRAMMY nominations and membership into the Grand Ole Opry.



Saturday.  This morning, savour that last taste of Scandinavian food and catch the entertainment on the final day of this year’s Høstfest. 
1:00 p.m. included show features OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW.  Starting out as street buskers in the USA and Canada during the late ‘90s, their boundless spirit and energy brought increasing attention as they found themselves promoted to a festival stage. Twenty years later, the band has won two GRAMMY Awards and have been inducted as members of the prestigious Grand Ole Opry.
8:00 p.m. optional show – Brantley Gilbert.  Achieving back-to-back Platinum albums, and millions of followers around the world, Brantley Gilbert’s musical style rocks electric guitar combined with rap and twang.


Minot to Swift Current

Sunday. Retrace your steps as you travel towards home.  Make a stop at the duty free store and then re-enter Canada.  Bid farewell to your fellow travellers from Saskatchewan.  Overnight in Swift Current on your last evening.


Swift Current to Calgary to Edmonton

Monday.  Return home with fond memories of your Høstfest experience and new friendships made. 

tour route map for Minot Hostfest Alberta departure


Andy Williams, Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs, Roy Clark, Tom Jones, George Burns, Kenny Rogers, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, Paul Anka, Frankie Avalon, Red Skelton, Doc Severinsen, Engelbert Humperdinck, Barbara Mandrell, Daniel O’Donnell, Pam Tillis, Ronnie Milsap, Randy Travis, Anne Murray, Wayne Newton, Beach Boys, Tanya Tucker, Oak Ridge Boys, Herman’s Hermits, Roger Whittaker, The Temptations, Gaither Vocal Band, Tony Orlando, Leanne Rimes, Terri Clark, Terry Fator, Johnny Reid and many more…


Medora Gospel Experience, Neil Diamond Tribute Show, Bjoro Haaland, Mollie B, Williams & Ree, Kentucky Riders, Western Senators, William Florian,  Fiddling Lefty, Trio Larsson, True Thomas, Telge Glima, Auntie Kreamsaugen, Country Gentlemen, Soul Shine, Norwegian Bachelor Farmers,  Jenta O’Ja, Jenny & the Law, Daniel Starks, Ringling 5, Ragnarokkr, Høstfest Accordion Band,  Skalmusik, Skandi Ski Fantasy, Dakota Drifters, Renee, Karl & Loretta, Rolf Stang, Ross Sutter & the SYC Swedish Dancers, Western Plains Children’s Choir, Dance of the Norwegian Sweaters, Viking Village, Troll Beauty Pageant, Bunad Style Show, Scandinavian Antiques Show, Nordic Kitchen Cooking – and more!

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air-conditioned, washroom equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodations and tax
  • 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 into Norsk Høstfest
  • Daily transportation by motorcoach to/from Høstfest
  • Reserved seating for four Celebrity Shows
  • Continuous entertainment on various stages
  • Ongoing activities including Scandinavian Arts, Crafts, Handiwork and Antique Displays, Food Booths
  • Area Driving Tour
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park
    Meals Include: 7 Continental Breakfasts.

2023 Pricing To Be Announced-Clarion Hotel


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