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End of Hostfest

End of Hostfest

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When big events like the Hostfest come to an end every year, most people get to leave knowing that they'll get to come back next time.

But, for one family, this year was their final trip to Minot.

Emily Medalen takes us to the fairgrounds with the story.

Phyllis Byre has been coming to Minot from Spokane, Washington for the Hostfest for the past 10 years.

Every October, her and her son pack up the motor home and make the 20 hour drive.

But, the festival isn't the only thing that brings them to the Magic City.

(Phyllis Byre, Icelandic Society Booth at Hostfest) "My mother was living here and when she passed this last March.. There really isn't much to come back. And with the motor home and all, it does cost quite a bit to come across."

She says that even though it was a tough one without her mom this year, she and her son made the most of it.

 

(Phyllis Byre, Icelandic Society Booth at Hostfest) "It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed it. It was a lot of work, but it was fun.

So, today they packed up for the last time, and got ready to make their final trip home.

(Phyllis Byre, Icelandic Society Booth at Hostfest) "It is bittersweet to say the least. When I walked out last night.. Stop."

Emily Medalen, KX News.

Phyllis and her family hope to be able to make it back for another Hostfest sometime in the future.

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