In photos: a brief glimpse of Norsk Høstfest’s people (and trolls, and snowmen…)

Photo: Emily C. Skaftun Where else would Elsa get her news? The ruler of Arendelle takes a moment to peruse the Norwegian American Weekly.

Photo: Emily C. Skaftun
Where else would Elsa get her news? The ruler of Arendelle takes a moment to peruse the Norwegian American Weekly.

Photo: Leann Mellum Moments Notice plays on the Troll’s Stage.

Photo: Leann Mellum
Moments Notice plays on the Troll’s Stage.

Photo: Amy Lietz Four trolls. The three on the left told NAW editor Emily C. Skaftun that trolls don’t smile for photos, and she happily changed to a more appropriate expression.

Photo: Amy Lietz
Four trolls. The three on the left told NAW editor Emily C. Skaftun that trolls don’t smile for photos, and she happily changed to a more appropriate expression.

Photo: Leann Mellum Jane Peterson, 2015’s Ms. Norsk Høstfest, in front of the stave church at Minot’s Scandinavian Heritage Association. The impressive high school senior is a survivor of bone cancer and a beekeeper who bottles and sells “Buzz Off Honey,” and plans to become a nurse practitioner.

Photo: Leann Mellum
Jane Peterson, 2015’s Ms. Norsk Høstfest, in front of the stave church at Minot’s Scandinavian Heritage Association. The impressive high school senior is a survivor of bone cancer and a beekeeper who bottles and sells “Buzz Off Honey,” and plans to become a nurse practitioner.

Photo: Amy Lietz Archer and master bow-maker Cameron James Alexander Christian-Weir of Grey Goose Bows demonstrates how to shoot one of his creations.

Photo: Amy Lietz
Archer and master bow-maker Cameron James Alexander Christian-Weir of Grey Goose Bows demonstrates how to shoot one of his creations.

Photo: Emily C. Skaftun Characters in search of an author. Olaf, Elsa, and Anna pose with Hans Christian Andersen (Rolf Kristian Stang), author of The Snow Queen, the fairy tale Frozen was based on.

Photo: Emily C. Skaftun
Characters in search of an author. Olaf, Elsa, and Anna pose with Hans Christian Andersen (Rolf Kristian Stang), author of The Snow Queen, the fairy tale Frozen was based on.

Photo: Emily C. Skaftun Author Eric Dregni poses with Thor and a pair of fairies at Norsk Høstfest.

Photo: Emily C. Skaftun
Author Eric Dregni poses with Thor and a pair of fairies at Norsk Høstfest.

Photo: Leann Mellum The family of Steinar Karlsen with one of his creations and an award from Høstfest made in memory of Karlsen, who passed away this year. Karlsen had made many chainsaw carvings for Norsk Høstfest.

Photo: Leann Mellum
The family of Steinar Karlsen with one of his creations and an award from Høstfest made in memory of Karlsen, who passed away this year. Karlsen had made many chainsaw carvings for Norsk Høstfest.

This article originally appeared in the Oct. 16, 2015, issue of the Norwegian American Weekly. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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