What's happening in and around Northfield this weekend? Northfield Patch has a list of fun things to consider below:
Riverwalk Market Fair's Last Summer Session
Northfield's beloved Riverwalk Market Fair will close up shop for the summer season after Saturday, Oct. 26.
What can you look forward to this weekend? The following are details from market organizers:
Seasonal Produce From Local Farmers, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft
Fall produce will be available this Saturday, including kale, carrots, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, cabbage, pumpkins, and lots of winter squash. Zestar, State Fair, Honey Crisp, and Haralson apples are available. All produce at Riverwalk is grown by local farmers. Artisan foods include a variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, tarts and quiches from Martha’s Eats and Treats, Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads, and Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina.
Favorite art and crafts will be at Riverwalk this Saturday, including David Peterson’s turned wood bowls, glass art by Just Me Geralyn and Glass, Barbara Zaveruha’s regionally rooted pottery, photographs by Christopher Casper, Nancy Stroessner ‘s Prairie Sun Designs, and Tricia Bagstad’s Two Wired Sisters Jewelry.
Martha’s Eats and Treats Pastries
Saturday is the last chance this Riverwalk season to get Martha Schuetzle’s locally renowned sweet and savory pastries on Bridge Square. And if you miss your Saturday Martha’s pastry fix, remember her new shop in Dundas is now open Fridays and Saturdays year round. Aside from her baked-to-perfection scones, quiche, rolls and croissants, Schuetzle wants her patrons to know that she strives to use regional ingredients whenever she can, including vegetables and herbs from her garden, Valley View Dairy products and North Dakota Mill flour, which is unbleached and contains no bromates. “Everything I make is entirely from scratch; I use no artificial color or flavoring,” Schuetzle says. https://www.facebook.com/MarthasEatsTreats
Cornucopia Mural Youth Activity
Continuing the tradition of Riverwalk Market Fair’s closing youth activity, kids are invited to paint a fall harvest cornucopia mural. Stop by and add your artist’s flair to the group project.
Celtic and Traditional Folk Music by Wake RobinMusic at Saturday’s Riverwalk will be by Wake Robin, the Northfield based duo of Brad Easterson on fiddle and Captain John Hanson on banjo and guitar. Their specialty is traditional instrumental folk music, with an emphasis on Celtic and American Civil War songs. John and Brad have been making music together as Wake Robin for seven years, and can often be heard in Northfield’s coffee shops and pubs.
For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday's event, go to riverwalkmarketfair.org.
When: 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
Where: Northfield YMCA, 519 Division St.
Cost: $10 each for the first 2 children, $5 per additional child for members; $15 each for the first 2 children, $10 per additional child for non-members.
Details: Kids get their own special night away from parents and parents get a night out without kids. Dinner is included in the price of the program and is served at 5:30pm.
When: 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
Where: Way Park, 720 1st St. W.
Details: Friends of Way Park invites all Northfielders to Pumpkin Fest at Way Park. A wall of pumpkins will be lit around 6 p.m. Families can carve pumpkins they bring to the event or bring their pumpkins already carved. Parents and children are encouraged to wear costumes.
When: 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
Where: Northfield Community Action Center, 1651 Jefferson Pkwy.
Details: All area residents are invited to the fifth annual Big Giants 4-H Halloween Carnival. The event features games for 25 cents, bake sale, cake walk, photo booth, silent auction, costume contest and more.
Here are a few other Patch articles to plan your weekend:
- Best Places to Go Trick-or-Treating in the Twin Cities
- Feast on Food Truck Fare This Saturday
- Surrounded by Apples? Time to Make Apple Pie
- Apple Orchards in Minnesota
- New Homes for Sale in Northfield This Week
- How to Prep for an Awesome Halloween
- Haunted Houses in the Twin Cities
- Pumpkin Patches in the Twin Cities
Did we miss something? Add event information to the comments section below or to Patch's events calendar.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published on Oct. 23 and has been updated with new events and information.