Fact Sheet

Riverwalk Market Fair 2014: The Art of a Summer Saturday

Art, Fine Craft, Seasonal Produce, Live Music, Family Activities

What: Riverwalk Market Fair is an open-air Saturday market located on Bridge Square in historic downtown Northfield, Minnesota. Each Saturday Fair offers a different combination of locally grown seasonal produce, artisan foods, food vendors, a juried selection of art and fine crafts, live entertainment, and activities for the whole family.

Where: Bridge Square, Downtown Northfield, Minnesota.

When: Every Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm; June 1 – October 19 (closed for Defeat of Jesse James Days, Saturday, September 7).

What to See at Riverwalk Market Fair
Most Riverwalk vendors live or work within a 50-mile radius of Northfield.

  • Arts and fine crafts: paintings, prints, fused glass, handmade jewelry, photography, ceramics, metal sculpture, wood creations, and wearable art.
  • Local and organic farm produce: vegetables, herbs, honey, fruit, flowers, & eggs.
  • Locally produced goods: Alpaca wool knitted items, beeswax candles, wool yarn, skin care products, and soaps.
  • Hand crafted artisan foods: pastries, breads, baked goods, sweet treats, jams & jellies and local food vendors.

Live entertainment and special events

  • Live music, arts and craft for children, theatrical performers, artists demonstrating their craft, and other family-friendly activities.

Visiting Northfield: Established in 1855, Northfield is an historic river town with one of the best-preserved late 19th century downtowns in the Upper Midwest. Located along the banks of the Cannon River, Northfield is the site of the famed failed bank robbery by the James-Younger Gang and home to St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges. Downtown shops offer boutique clothing, home accessories, jewelry, kitchenware, art, decorative crafts, antiques, and collectibles. Restaurants and one-of-a-kind eateries offer food for every taste.  For more information see VisitingNorthfield.com.

Riverwalk Market Fair History: Founded in 2010 by local artists and entrepreneurs, this one-of-a-kind European style, open-air market showcases produce from local farmers, artisan foods and a variety of works by regional artists. Originally started as a venue for local entrepreneurs to market their products, Riverwalk Market Fair has become a valued community asset where local residents gather, as well as a popular visitors’ destination.

Driving from the Twin Cities: Drive south on Interstate 35 to exit 69, Highway 19. Drive east on Highway 19 six miles until you reach Highway 3. Cross Highway 3 (becomes 5th St.). Turn left at the first stop sign. Bridge Square is straight ahead on the left. (Free parking available.) Driving time about 50 minutes.

Driving from Rochester: Drive U. S. Highway 52 north to Cannon Falls. Take Highway 19 west to Northfield. Bridge Square is on the right in downtown Northfield. (Free parking available.) Driving time about one hour.

Information: April Kopack, Market Manager, 612-201-8640 or manager@RiverwalkMarketFair.org.

Website: Find each week’s vendors and current seasonal produce list at www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org