Riverwalk Market Fair Seeks Market Manager for 2017 Season…

The Riverwalk Market Fair is seeking a Market Manager for the 2017 season. Interested parties should submit their resume’s via e-mail to msparby@auri.org.

Riverwalk Market Fair
Market Manager Position Description

Scope of work:

The Manager should be committed to fulfilling RMF’s mission of providing an open-air summer Saturday market and sales venue for local farmers, food artisans, and artists.

Responsibilities include:

  • Respond to email to info@riverwalkmarketfair.org and manager@riverwalkmarketfair.org in a timely manner,
  • Assist with vendor recruiting including participating in annual vendor meeting,
  • Manage all aspects of vendor registration including ensuring completed vendor application forms, maintaining full and accurate vendor records, collecting and submitting all vendor fees, and facilitating jury process
  • Schedule vendors, Youth Booth vendors, youth activities, entertainment, and Friends of the Market and assign market locations each week,
  • Gather data from vendors including vendors’ sales, input from vendors used to improve the market,
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations including obtaining necessary City permits, monitoring vendors for compliance with RMF, city and state regulations, and updating vendors and Board members on changes to relevant state or local regulations,
  • Coordinate with any other groups or events scheduled to share Bridge Square with RMF,
  • Promote the Market by writing and distributing press releases, updating social media accounts and website, and gathering vendor information and market images,
  • Supervise Assistant Market Manager
  • Staff the information booth and oversee poster sales
  • Manage all aspects of the Market including being present on site from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each market, answering vendor inquiries, resolving vendors’ concerns and mediating conflicts between vendors/customers,
  • Ensuring safety at the market by implementing the disaster plan when necessary, contacting Northfield emergency services, and making determinations to close the market in severe weather, and
  • Provide monthly reports to the Board and other reports as requested.

Working Relationship:

Manager reports to the RMF Board of Directors; a Board Member will be designated to supervise the Manager. The manager is an independent contractor who will use their own office and equipment, including phone, to perform duties.

Thanks for a Great 2016 Season!



Thanks to so many including our Board of Directors, founding visionaries, Market Manager, Deputy Manager, and set-up guys.josh-ruebeck-briannon-carlsen-2




Thanks to the musicians who entertain us, and who help to create the energy and atmosphere that is Riverwalk Market Fair.

Pat McBride 2015-08-29.smThank you to our vendors who work so hard every day, all year, to create, grow, and make wholesome, beautiful, useful, natural products.

Thanks to the City of Northfield, Northfield’s downtown business community, Northfield Police, non-profit organizations, and residents of Northfield, who have helped to build, support, and sustain our market over the past seven years.


And thank you, most of all, to everyone who attends, buys, travels to, enjoys, and helps by your presence to create Riverwalk Market Fair.

Our Market exists for you and because of you.  Thank you all for making it happen!

See you in 2017!


Music by Martin Anderson and the Goods Acoustic, Art and Fine Craft, Local Produce, and Artisan Foods at the Riverwalk Market Fair 2016 Season Closing Day on October 22

pheng-yang-veggiesLocal farmers have late season fall produce such as apples, squash, beets, radishes, kale, potatoes, beets, Brussel sprouts, onions, and carrots, as well as greenhouse soil-grown tomatoes, maple syrup, and handmade natural soaps.

pastries-from-marthas-eats-treats-2016-10-15Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, cookies and cupcakes, jams and jellies, shaved ice, and locally roasted coffee.

Fiber art, wood hand-crafted home accessories, fused glass, photography, painting, and jewelry are among the fine art and fine craft for sale.  All art and fine craft is original work, designed and created by the artists.


Featured Farmer’s Market Vendor Lisa Simon of Resplendent Organics


Lisa Simon was inspired to make organic skincare products because of her daughter’s sensitive skin.  She has expanded her kids’ line to include body washes, scrubs, lip balms, deodorant, resplendent-organics-2hand sanitizer, and sunscreen for everyone.  Her products are kid tested, mom approved, affordable, and free of preservatives, parabens, dyes, and synthetic fragrances.



Music on October 22 by Martin Anderson and the Goods Acoustic


Vendors at Market on October 22

  • Bumbleberry Stitch
  • Cannon River Bowl & Spoon
  • Celestial Edibles
  • Crack of Dawn Bakehouse
  • David Peterson (wood)
  • Essentially Charming
  • Gohlike Maple Syrup
  • Just Me Geralyn and Glass
  • Kris’ Cupcakes
  • Lime Creek Art
  • Martha’s Eats & Treats
  • McBride Farm
  • Mississippi Hills CSA
  • Pheng Yang Produce
  • Prairie Creek Pottery
  • Prairie Sun Design
  • Resplendent Organics
  • Ruf Acres Farm (Tomotoes)
  • Ruthie’s Kitchen
  • Season Fresh Produce
  • Shave Ice
  • Stoke Coffee Roasters
  • The Ruff Edge
  • Trinket Foundry
  • Vagabond Cafe (Quirky Handmade Dolls)
  • Wheelie Awesome Natural Products
  • Zach Stadler Photography