Norsk Hostfest

Norsk Hostfest

Thousands of people from the United States and foreign countries gather in October for the annual Norsk Høstfest to celebrate all things Scandinavian and indulge their senses in colorful sights, sounds and tastes.

Basin Electric supports Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives' presence every year at the international Norsk Høstfest in Minot, ND. Well-known American entertainers, musicians, comedians, and performers from other countries headline the nightly concerts. Craft artisans, wearing traditional national costumes from their country of origin, delight old and young alike with carvings, knick-knacks, clothing, mementoes, and Røsemaled items. Everywhere you look there is food, food - and more food.

Under the masterful sponsorship of Touchstone Energy, Copenhagen Hall beckons Høstfest visitors with a major stage featuring continuous entertainment, quaint sidewalk cafes, and the Artisan Village. Touchstone’s touch stretches beyond Copenhagen – free cookies made in flash bake ovens, daily drawings for prizes, and radio personalities broadcasting Høstfest throughout the region. Everyone speaks English, but sometimes you catch a few phrases like this:

Hvordan har du deg? (How are you today?)
Bare bra, takk. (Just fine - thanks.)

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