Jr. Journalism:Norsk Høstfest

Written by: Leon Rivera, Age 7
We thought this giant Norwegian cake decoration looked good enough to eat!

I saw a Viking fight! They had actual, armored axes, swords, shields–and everything else a Viking would have. I saw this Viking fight at Norsk Høstfest 2023.


Anyway, let’s get to the basics. Høstfest is an annual Scandinavian celebration every year. It’s hosted at the State Fairgrounds. It was a great time.


There’s lots of food at Høstfest, and we only tried some. I had a troll ear there. A troll ear is a cinnamon-y dessert. I ate lutefisk and lefse. Lutefisk is fish, and lefse is bread. I liked lefse better. Krumkake and trollkrem is like a dessert–it’s a hollow shell full of raspberry ice cream. It was very good!

Leon recommends the Krumkake & Trollkrem from the Sons of Norway booth!


There were a bunch of troll decorations there, because it is in Scandinavian culture. There was a giant Viking boat that we got to look at. The ladies and men were dressed up like Vikings! Me and my baby brother got to dress up as Vikings. We wore helmets, we chose our weapons–but my little brother kept dropping his weapon, and his helmet slipped off!


I saw Familie Fjord, which is on the mezzanine floor. I saw a musical band and a chorus song on the stage. I liked the chorus, because of the dance that they did.
For sale I saw wreaths, Scandinavian clothes, and I bought a sword and shield, because I wanted to have something to play with.


Norsk Høstfest is the greatest Hostfest of all!

You May Also Like…

Jr. Journalism: Pangolin Not Penguin

Jr. Journalism: Pangolin Not Penguin

Have you ever wondered what a pangolin is? Well you’re in luck! In this article you will be learning about pangolins. Pangolins are mammals with scales! The scales are the same material as your fingernails. They can curl up in a protected ball with flexible scales to...

Jr Journalism: Puppets & Vikings & Lefse, Oh My!

Jr Journalism: Puppets & Vikings & Lefse, Oh My!

Northern Sentry’s Jr. Journalist Tristan Noel (far right), age 12, at one of his favorite hiking spots, Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge. Terry Fator- now that’s a name you don’t see every day. And his job is unusual too: a singing ventriloquist that specializes...

Jr. Journalism: Fourth of July Turtle Race

Jr. Journalism: Fourth of July Turtle Race

Today on the 4th of July my parents took me to the small town of Velva North Dakota for their 4th of July celebration. I was excited to go because I wanted to see for the first-time turtles race. Before the races I got to pet and hold some baby turtles and a big adult...

0 Comments