S: The 2011 Norsk Hostfest September 27-October1, 2011 Minot, North Dakota
1: A collection of images, impressions and moments in time during the 2011 Norsk Hostfest from September 27 to October 1, 2011 in Minot, North Dakota | All photographs are by Gerald W. Shonkwiler © Gerald W. Shonkwiler 2011
2: THE GOVERNOR'S RECEPTION Governor and Mrs. Jack Dalrymple, the Danish Consul from Minnesota and MSU President Dr. and Mrs. David Fuller | st 2011 | KXMC President, David Reiten offers his greetings to the guests on behalf of Hostfest President and Founder Chester M. Reiten
3: Scandinavian-America Hall of Fame Banquet Head Table-Left | Scandinavian-American hall of Fame Banquet Head Table-Right | The Reiten Immediate Family Table | More Reiten Relatives | Weisser and Other Guests Table | Carol Juven, Steve Reiten, the Hruby Family and John Reiten
4: Chet receives congratulations for his induction into the Hall of Fame | Wayne Stenehjem introduces Chester and Senator John Hoeven | Senator John Hoeven meets Aleah Hruby and Kathleen Reiten Hruby | Liv and Bjoro Haaland offer their best wishes to Joy Reiten | Joy Reiten acknowledges the applause of other guests as David Reiten assists her | Steve Reiten, Melanie Reiten Shonkwiler and Douglas Hruby
5: The Oak Ridge Boys, Williams & Ree, Bjoro Haaland and Senator John Hoeven celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Chester M. Reiten, Founder and President of the Norsk Hostfest and provide a special and unique induction of him into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame for 2011
6: Trace Adkins | Trace Adkins | Trace Adkins appreciates the enthusiasm of the crowd at the Great Hall of the Vikings | Trace Adkins sings with a lot of "Country Soul."
7: Joy Street | Romegrot chefs offer a tasty Norwegian treat with a smile | A rosmaling artist applies his craft to a Hostfest souvenir | Special foods from Scandinavian chefs | A Hardanger fiddle maker displays his craftwork | A young troupe of entertainers provide a line of smiles
8: The Judds | Naomi and Wynona Judd | Naomi Judd reacts to a fan who said, "I've been listening to your music since I was a little girl." | The next "CMA Duo of the Year" Jerry Shonkwiler and Wynona Judd
12: Martina McBride
13: Scandi Dancers The Troll Tree Scandi Dancers | Scandi Dancers Young Roving Singers
14: Charley Pride | Charley Pride | The Gaithers Family Homecoming | The Gaithers Family Homecoming
15: Joy Reiten with Kaleb, Harrison Garrison and Douglas | Kathleen, Joy and Melanie at the intersection of "Joy and Chester" Avenues | The 19th Century meets the 21st Century | John Reiten tests his pitching skills with the ring toss | A Swedish "Dala Horse" walks among the Hostfest guests | The Color Guard from Minot AFB carries the colors in the Great Hall of the Vikings
17: Pre-show activities in "The Great hall of the Vikings"
18: John and Harrison The Dueling Ice Cream Scoopers | Stina Fagertun of Tromso, Norway presents a Nordic tale to a visiting Hostyouth | John Reiten gets the "sweet"sales pitch from two sweeties | Courtney Johnson-"Ms. Hostfest 2011"-considers an offer from a smitten troll | The Lowe Family finishes their act with a patriotic performance | The Scandi Dancers form an abstract composition during their dance performance