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Riverwalk Market Fair Season Opens on June 2, 2018 Fresh Local Produce, Great Food, Art, Fine Crafts, Music from Pan-Handlers Steel Drum Band

Riverwalk Market Fair’s summer Saturday festivals kick off on Saturday, June 2 along the scenic Cannon River on the historic Northfield downtown Bridge Square.  Hours are 9 am to 1 pm, rain or shine.

Favorite local artists, food & produce vendors at Opening Day

Local farmers will be on hand with fresh-picked early salad greens, spinach, rhubarb, radishes, kale, green onions, bedding plants, handmade natural soaps, maple syrup, and local honey. Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, spanakopita, jams and jellies, cake-in-a-jar, Greek specialties, and locally roasted coffee.  Veteran Riverwalk farm and food vendors on hand for opening day include Martha’s Eats and Treats, Mississippi Hills CSA, and Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads & Treats.  New to Riverwalk for opening day is My Sweet Greens.

Ceramics, photography, fused glass art, wood items, fiber art, and hand-crafted jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale on opening day. Many of Riverwalk Market Fair’s favorite artists will be on hand to kick off the season, including Geralyn Thelen with fused glass plates, vases, and garden decorations, potter Barbara Zavaruha; photography by Zach Stadler, jeweler Angie’s Accessories and many others.

Featured Farmer:  Goodtree Farmstead

Goodtree Farmstead is a local They’ve been selling shaved ice as a family for two years and love making big and little kids happy on Saturday mornings.    The part that they love the most about Riverwalk Market Fair is connecting with locals as well as visitors.  They make many of their flavors from scratch and try to use locally grown ingredients from nearby farms and their farm.  Want more information on Goodtree Farmstead?  The website for the farm is www.goodtreefarmstead.com

Featured Artist:  Red Sky Beads

Becky Korbel, who lives in Montgomery, makes handcrafted jewelry, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, ankle bracelets, and children bracelets.  Most of the beads she uses are from Czechoslovakia and are glass beads.  Also, she uses gemstones, copper, and brass.  Becky sells a large variety and at affordable prices for the public.

Music

The Pan‑handlers steel drum band was founded by Chops, Inc. Drum and Bugle Corps, serving as an alternative performance ensemble for those members interested in keeping their musical hobby going without the rigors of marching.

The Pan‑handlers can play as a steel drum duet or trio with recorded rhythm section, as a full 18-piece steel drum band with a live rhythm section, or any combination of instrumentation.  Their song list continues to grow, including everything from The Beatles to Bob Marley, from traditional to modern. This will be the second year that the Pan-Handlers Steel Drum Band will be back to play at the market and they were a huge hit in 2017!

 

About Riverwalk Market Fair

Riverwalk Market Fair is an open-air market located on Bridge Square in historic downtown Northfield.  This one-of-a-kind European-style market is open Saturdays from June through October. Each Saturday features a different combination of sustainably grown produce from local farmers, artisan foods, seasonal flowers and a juried selection of the region’s top art and fine crafts.  Included are art works, prints, wood working, fused glass, textiles, wearable art and hand-crafted jewelry.  For more information, visit Riverwalk Market Fair at www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.

Artist, Farm, and Food Vendors Needed for 2018

If you are a past vendor, thinking of becoming a vendor, or know of anyone who might enjoy being one please sign up and fill out an application.  The sooner we can get applications in the easier it will be to get the market organized for this summer.  Even though we had a long winter and a short spring we are only a month away from our first market of the 2018 season!

Thanks to everyone who has turned in their applications for this year and we’re looking forward to a great year in 2018!

Music by Greg Smith & Craig Schuster, Jewelry, Art and Fine Crafts, Handmade Natural Soaps, Local Produce and Artisan Foods at Riverwalk Market Fair Season Closing Day October 21, 2017

Music by Greg Smith & Craig Schuster; fresh local produce and artisan foods, the area’s finest art and crafts, all at Riverwalk Market Fair’s season closing day Saturday October 21 from 9 am to 1 pm, rain or shine, in historic downtown Northfield’s Bridge Square.

 

Seasonal Produce from Local Farmers, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Crafts

Local 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, honey, maple syrup, eggs, and handmade natural soaps.

Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, cookies and cupcakes, jams and jellies, Greek sweets, and locally roasted coffee.

Jewelry, fiber art, watercolor paintings, photography, glass art, wood-working, and pottery are among the fine art and fine crafts for sale.  All art and fine crafts are original work, designed and created by the artists.

For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.

Music on October 21 by Greg Smith & Craig Schuster

Greg & Craig play large variety of music including; doo-wop, British soul, folk, old country, spiritual and patriotic music.  They also love to play music from the 50’s and 60’s genre.  They’ll be playing from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday at the Riverwalk Market Fair.

 Thanks for a Great 2017 Season!

Thanks to so many including our Market Manager Brian Randolph, set-up guys Trever and Reed, our Board of Directors, and our founding visionaries.

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

Thank you to our vendors who work so hard every day, all year, to create, grow, and make the wholesome, beautiful, useful, wholesome products which enrich our bodies and mind.

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