Special Events

Harvest Festival!

Riverwalk Market Fair‘s Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. along the Cannon River in downtown Northfield. The weekly artists’ and farmers’ market is planning a spectacular harvest celebration full of family-friendly events including: hands-on activities and games for kids, wool spinning demos, apple cider pressing and a community painting project, to name a few. Visitors to Riverwalk Market Fair can stroll and shop amid a plentiful array of goods including farmers’  fresh seasonal produce and artisan foods including pastries, jams, mustards and honey as well as the best of regional fine art and craft with juried pieces in mixed media, paintings, pottery, hand crafted jewelry and photography. Musicians will add to the open air autumn celebration. For more information visit www.riverwalkmarketfair.org.

This Week at Market Fair – Oct. 8

This week Market Fair profiles Finca Mirasol, a local farm that specializing in free-range chickens and an assortment of vegetables. They also grow black beans. Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, known for his work with the Rural Enterprise Center – a program of Main Street Project, was able to produce a cold climate variety of the native Guatemalan black turtle bean in Minnesota! Read more here.

Prairie Creek Community School is hosting a Poetry Making Activity this Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m. at the welcome tent that will encourage Fair goers of all ages to exercise their own poetry writing skills. Using magnetic poetry kits, one can build their own expressive thoughts on the spot! A microphone will be available on-site for those interested in reciting their literary work.

Also, mark you calendars for Oct. 15th’s Harvest Festival! This is a family friendly celebration with seasonal farmers market goods, live entertainment, and art activities from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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This Week at Market Fair – Oct. 1

Grab a cup of coffee before perusing the art scene at Riverwalk Market Fair this Saturday from Premiere Coffee Café. Brewed just moments before the cup is put in your hand, you know you’re getting it fresh! And who could resist that aroma permeating through the brisk autumn air at Market Fair? Plus, it’s certified organic and fair trade.  In addition to gourmet coffee, Premiere Coffee Café also serves iced coffee, hot chocolate, cold water and organic juices.

Next, quiz yourself at the Exhibit of Mathematical Art at the Welcome Tent starting at 10:00 a.m. The handsome collection of interactive puzzles and games, made of Minnesota hardwoods, can be enjoyed by all ages. Loren Larson, professor emeritus of mathematics at St. Olaf College and mathematical puzzle expert, constructed the inquisitive pieces while working with award-winning mathematics writer Barry Cipra. The puzzles and games can be appreciated on a number of levels, from novice to expert. The display will include building blocks for sculpture and design, put-together and take-apart puzzles, arrangement puzzles, sequential movement puzzles, sliding block puzzles, and two-person games.

Also, the Rotary Club of Northfield is hosting a fundraiser (a chance to win a 2011 Chrysler 200) at Riverwalk Market Fair this Saturday. The proceeds will benefit numerous Rotary initiatives and community groups including: Polio Eradication, Youth Exchange, NHS Student Scholarships, Bike Trails, Disaster Relief, Literacy, Northfield Union of Youth (Key) Shelter Box, & the Soccer Fields.

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