Riverwalk Market Fair
2013 Season opens June 1
Preparation is underway for the fourth season of Riverwalk Market Fair, Northfield, Minnesota’s Saturday open air market. Located downtown on Bridge Square along the scenic Cannon River, this year’s Fair runs 21 consecutive Saturdays from June 1 through October 26 (with the exception of Defeat of Jesse James weekend September 7). This year the Fair’s hours of operation are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Farmers, food artisans, and artists who are interested in becoming a Riverwalk Market Fair vendor in 2013 are strongly encouraged to apply. Vendor fees are even more affordable this year. Keep in mind that you can sign up for as many Saturdays or as few as you like. Of course, the earlier you get your application in and to reserve your Saturday, the better. If you have any questions about being a vendor, please email Market Manager Nancy Stroessner at manager@RiverwalkMarketFair.org
Riverwalk Market Fair: Why we do what we do
The mission of Riverwalk Market Fair is to provide Northfield-area farmers and artists with a venue to show and sell their products during the summer months. Vendors generated over $422, 500 in revenue since Riverwalk Market Fair started in 2010. In 2012 vendors sales reached a record $ 182,500, a 52% increase over the previous year. The Fair also contributes to the vitality of downtown businesses. In addition to spending money at the Fair, a 2012 research study showed that Fair visitors spent $136,000 at local businesses.
The all-volunteer team of local artists and farmers who operate the Fair’s 21 Saturday summer season are dedicated to making the vendor experience and that of its visitors the best it can be. Their efforts along with the financial support from the City of Northfield, Economic Development Authority and other community partners are what make Riverwalk Market Fair possible.
For more information contact: info@RiverwalkMarketFair.org.
Media contact: Teresa Tillson, media@RiverwalkMarketFair.org