Daniel O'Donnell

The Oak Ridge Boys

Million Dollar Quartet

Terry Fator

Brothers Osborne

Minot Norsk Høstfest

The Clarion Hotel

8 Day Motorcoach Tour – Alberta Departure

Looking for world-class entertainment? 

Come along with us to North America’s largest Scandinavian Festival, the 44th ANNUAL NORSK HØSTFEST, held in Minot, North Dakota.  Enjoy four full days of Scandinavian culture and world-class celebrity entertainment featuring major artists performing each day.

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

ACCOMMODATION

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 23, 2024
    • Prices to be announced
    • USA Heartland
    • Motorcoach
    • Passport Required
1

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 carry on to Swift Current, Saskatchewan for overnight.

 

2

Swift Current to Minot

(5 nights) Tuesday.  Cross the Canada-United States border and continue south through North Dakota to Minot.  Arrive at  Clarion Hotel  with time to relax before the Høstfest entertainment begins                     tomorrow.

 

3

Minot

Wednesday.  MINOT: A free morning to acquaint yourself with your hotel or join our optional excursion to the SCANDINAVIAN HERITAGE PARK where you will see the Dala Horse, Gol Stave Church and more. Arrive to HOSTFEST for the 1:00 p.m. OPENING CEREMONY.  Daily admission to Høstfest, reserved seating for FIVE MAIN STAGE CELEBRITY SHOWS, and free daily side stage entertainment are all included in your four-day pass.  Popular side stage performers include the energetic Mollie B, the musical comedy duo Williams and Ree, and more!  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.

7:00 p.m. included show MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.
A special treat is in store for you today! See the Tony® Award-nominated musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the poignant yet funny story of an extraordinary 1956 jam session between Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.  Relive the era with the smash-hit live performance, featuring an incredible score of favourite rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, rhythm and blues, and country hits.

 

4

Minot

Thursday.  Daily shows at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
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.

 7:00 p.m. included show features the four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of THE OAK RIDGE BOYS.  They have spawned dozens of Country hits and every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.

5

Minot

Friday.  1:00 p.m. included show features TERRY FATOR, a ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian and singer from Dallas, TX.  Fator can perform in more than 200 celebrity voices.  He was the second season winner of America’s Got Talent.  After headlining his own record-breaking show at The Mirage Hotel & Casino for 11 years, Terry launched his new show at New York-New York Hotel & Casino in March 2021.

7:00 p.m. optional showDaughtry, one of the most visible and consistent Rock & Roll torchbearers of the 21st Century, has sold over 9 million albums and 16 million singles worldwide as well as selling out concerts across the globe.  In 2020, Daughtry released their newest single, World On Fire, which marked their return to their rock roots and the top of the Rock Charts in the US.  Tickets for the optional show may be purchased separately.  Watch the bulletin board for people posting tickets for sale or purchase directly from the Box Office.

6

Minot

Saturday.  This morning, savour that last taste of Scandinavian food and catch the entertainment on the final day of this year’s Høstfest.

7:00 p.m. included show features BROTHERS OSBORNE.  Two sons from a working-class family, John and TJ Osborne grew up in a small Maryland water town writing and playing songs for friends and family in their father’s shed.  John moved to Nashville first to play in other bands and two years later, TJ joined him.  It was then they formed Brothers Osborne as a duo that blends equal parts country and rock into one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years.

7

Minot to Swift Current

Sunday.  Retrace your steps as you head 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.

8

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

STARS OF PAST YEARS:

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…

PRIOR YEARS ENTERTAINMENT ON THE NON-RESERVED FREE STAGES

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
  • Travel Bag
  • 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 five Celebrity Shows
  • Continuous entertainment on various stages
  • Ongoing activities including Scandinavian Arts, Crafts, Handiwork and Antique Displays, Food Booths
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park
    Meals Include: All Breakfasts: Alberta 7, Saskatchewan 5.

2024 Prices to be announced-Clarion Hotel

ALBERTA DEPARTURE ONLY

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