- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - The Norsk Hostfest (HOOST’-fehst) has announced main stage entertainment for the 39th annual Scandinavian heritage festival at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot.

Country superstars Big and Rich, Sara Evans and Dwight Yoakam are among the scheduled performers, along with the rock band Chicago.

Other acts include Emmylou Harris, Daniel O’Donnell, Brenda Lee, and Tommy James and the Shondells.

The Hostfest is billed as the largest Scandinavian heritage festival in North America. Each year it draws about 60,000 people from around the world for food, music and other entertainment celebrating the culture of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It also includes the annual Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame inductions banquet.

This year’s Hostfest is Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. Tickets go on sale May 17.

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