Special Events

Jewelry, Art and Fine Crafts, Handmade Natural Soaps, Local Produce and Artisan Foods at September 15, 2018 Riverwalk Market Fair

Music from Russell Franek; fresh local produce and artisan foods, the area’s finest art and crafts, and the Northfield Public Library Book Bike, all at Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday September 15 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 summer produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, green peppers, sweet peppers, eggplant, patty pan squash, romaine, green and red butter lettuce, cabbage, Swiss chard, arugula, kale, kohlrabi, fennel, snow peas, spinach, radishes, green onions, potatoes, cilantro, broccoli, apples, and herbs, as well as flower and handmade natural soaps.

Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, cookies and cupcakes, jams and jellies, 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.

Featured Farmers: Chromatic Catering

Gwen Anderson, from right here in Northfield, has had a great first year as a vendor.  Her paella is made with all locally sourced ingredients from the Northfield and surrounding areas make her stand a hit every time she’s there.  Gwen starts the day by making a breakfast type paella with bacon, sausage, and optional duck egg topping.  After that is devoured she moves on to a brunch type paella with local sausage, braised turkey, and locally-grown shrimp as a optional topping.  Each plate has the option of being made gluten-free and vegan topping options as well.  Get their early on Saturday to gobble up a plate of Gwen’s delicious offerings! 

Featured Artist: Kids for Thought

             Charlotte Babler, author and publisher, is back at the Riverwalk Market Fair for the 2018 season.  She has written and published eleven children books thus far and they range in topics from; I Wonder a series all about wondering thoughts for kids, Gilbert and Tootie Make Soup, Moms Stew, plus three books all about spring, autumn, and winter.  Charlotte also has done pre-school curriculum; perfect for in-home child care providers.

Stop down to the Kids for Thought vendor booth on Saturday and take a look at all of her wonderful books.

 

Music on September 15th from Russell Franek

            Northfield raised, Russell Franek, will be performing on Saturday September 15, 2018 at the Riverwalk Market Fair.  Russell is known for his great guitar playing, soulful sounding voice, and people really enjoy the music he plays.  He’s also a part of two other bands; Harley and the Butcher and The 8th Street Band.

Jewelry, Art and Fine Crafts, Handmade Natural Soaps, Local Produce and Artisan Foods at September 1, 2018 Riverwalk Market Fair

Music by The Accordion Stylings of Leanne; fresh local produce and artisan foods, the area’s finest art and crafts, and the Northfield Public Library Book Bike, all at Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday September 1 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 summer produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, green peppers, sweet peppers, eggplant, patty pan squash, romaine, green and red butter lettuce, cabbage, Swiss chard, arugula, kale, kohlrabi, fennel, snow peas, spinach, radishes, green onions, potatoes, cilantro, broccoli, and herbs, as well as flower and handmade natural soaps.

Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, cookies and cupcakes, jams and jellies, 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.

Featured Farmers: Ruthie’s Kitchen

Ruth Edstrom, of Dennison, has been a vendor at Riverwalk Market Fair for several years.  She also knows her way around a kitchen; baking up homemade goodies such as cookies, pies, jams & jellies, and much more!  Ruth also prepares jars of pickles and other savory items.  Be sure to take a gander at her booth on Saturday and you probably won’t leave empty handed!

Featured Artist: Jacque Oman-Clinton

             Jacque Clinton is a new artist for our market in 2018 and has fit in perfectly with her wonderful paintings and drawings.  Jacque describes her illustrations as  “Items that combine painting and drawing, and are like formal portraits.”  She enjoys doing paintings in the spring and summer as she tries to catalog all the living things as they unfold in real time.  If you’d like to preview some of her work, her website is: www.jacqueomanclinton.com

                                   One of Jacque’s paintings

 

Music on September 1st by The Accordion Stylings of Leanne

            Leanne will be performing solo pieces on her accordion from an eclectic mix of musical traditions; including French café, German and Russian folk, old time, rag time, traditional American folk, and classical.  Stop down on Saturday and here some fun music from Leanne and her accordion.

 

Vintage Band Festival at the Riverwalk Market Fair this Saturday July 28th! Art and Fine Craft, Local Produce & Artisan Foods

Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair welcomes the Vintage Band Festival, playing on stage during our bountiful collection of fresh local produce, artisan foods, and the area’s finest art and craft, this Saturday July 28 starting at 9 a.m. on historic downtown Northfield’s Bridge Square.

 

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

Local farmers have summer produce including fresh-picked romaine, green and red butter lettuce, cabbage, Swiss chard, arugula, kale, kohlrabi, fennel, snow peas, spinach, radishes, green onions, snow peas, potatoes, zucchini, cilantro, broccoli, and herbs, as well as local soil-grown tomatoes, flower bouquets,  and handmade natural soaps.  Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, baklava, cookies and cupcakes, shave ice, jams and jellies, and locally roasted coffee.

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

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

Featured Farmer:  Groundwire Coffee

            Groundwire Coffee has been a staple for customers at the Riverwalk Market Fair for many years.  They grind and roast coffee for both wholesale and retail customers at their shop in downtown Northfield.

If you stop by their vendor booth on Saturday’s be prepared for a line, but they make your coffee as quickly and as tasty as possible!  They have everything from cold to hot coffee with many different flavors.  The website for them is www.groundwire.coffee

 

Featured Artist:  Prairie Sun Design

            Nancy Stroessner of Apple Valley will be bringing her hand crafted purses, pillows, headbands, hair clips, hats, and scarves back again this year.  She states “It started with Barbie.  Before I was allowed anywhere near a sewing machine, I was designing evening gowns for Barbie with stick pins and pretty floral handkerchiefs, and manipulating folds of fabric into bustles and borders.”

Always sewing, always developing her skills and knowledge of sewing and handwork, and now is allowed to chase her dream of being a creator and purveyor of her own designs.  Her website is www.prairiesundesign.com

Vintage Band Festival  

The Vintage Band Festival is back this Saturday with 10 bands in 12 hours.  That means they must start early, which is good news for Riverwalk Market Fair.  While browsing art and seasonal produce, enjoy the New Prague Community Band, Mariachi Mi Tierra, Sheldon Theater Brass Band, Southside Aces, Amerikan Poijat (Boys of America), MN State Band, Twin Cities Brass Band, Brio Brass, Metro Brass, Copper Street Brass, and Buddy Koopmann Orchestra.

Stock up on goodies for your picnic, bring your chair, and stay all day for brass band music from civil war to old time swing & jazz.

http://vintagebandfestival.org