Lake Superior Harvest Festival

September 7, 2024

10:00am - 4:00pm
Bayfront Festival Park ~ Free Admission
$10 for parking ~ Zero-Waste

A family-oriented event featuring a huge farmers market, live music all day, expanded Energy Fair experience, nonprofit exhibitors tent, educational demonstrations and much more!

Suggested donation $5/person, $10/family

Check for updates on Facebook!

Zero Waste

We strive to be a zero-waste event! This means that trash will look differently than at other events. We require all our food vendors to use BPI-certified compostable serviceware, which will then go to WLSSD's organics recycling and turn into beautiful soil. There are only 4 waste stations at the festival, and this is on purpose.
Volunteers from Eco-Rotary and others help us help you sort your waste, so that it goes into the proper bin, for only properly-sorted waste will reach its correct final destination. Last year we had only 8 bags of landfill waste after this all-day event, and that includes waste that was already in the park!
Thank you for your cooperation in helping us lead the way to more sustainable events!

The 2023 Flyer

Harvest Festival Info:

New Vendors: Please fill out this form. We are allowing past vendors to sign up first, and we have strict criteria that you must comply with. Vendors/exhibitors must live and operate within Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin- the Western Lake Superior region, and you must make/grow what you sell. Food vendors MUST use compostable service ware, and all vendors/exhibitors must strive to help us be a zero-waste event.

Returning vendors: Registration documents will be emailed soon to all returning vendors from "Lake Superior SFA". (Please check your junk mail!)


Sponsors: HarvestFest23 Sponsor Letter Form

We are looking for additional 2023 Sponsors! 

Mail or email the application with a check, or pay online.

Farmers Market

  • Anahata Herbals
  • Bayfield Foods/ CSA
  • Chestnut Fields Farm
  • Dixon's Apple Orchard
  • Duluth Flower Farm
  • Drifty Acres
  • Food Farm
  • Happy Hollow Creamery
  • Golden Gardens
  • Greenfield Meats
  • Growing Together
  • Little Italy Farms
  • Muddy Trails LLC
  • Northern Harvest Farm
  • Observation Hill Honey
  • Shubat's Fruits
  • Seasonally Sourced Foods
  • Shoreview Natives
  • Spirit Lake Native Foods
  • Sörestad
  • Sweet Land Farm
Come see your energy providers and many other exhibitors at the 29th annual Harvest Festival: Minnesota Power, Great River Energy, Lake Country Power, and Cooperative Light & Power are excited to announce an expanded energy fair experience with a larger car show of electric vehicles, a discussion panel of experts at 11:30 a.m. and a solar 101 session at 1:00 p.m.

The Energy Fair showcases renewable energy efforts in our region. Just like local food, local energy makes our community resilient and empowered! 

Energy Exhibitors:

  • Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency Weatherization Dept.
  • Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTS)
  • Citizen's Utility Board of MN
  • Cooperative Light & Power
  • Ecolibrium 3
  • Lake Country Power
  • Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light
  • Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability
  • MN Commerce Dept Energy Division
  • Minnesota Power
  • Minnesota Power- EVs
  • Minnesota Renewable Energy Society

Electric cars


  • City of Duluth- Lead abatement
  • Duluth Aging Support
  • Duluth Community Garden Program
  • Duluth Fiber Guild
  • Ecolibrium 3
  • Eco-Rotary
  • Farm Service Agency
  • Isaac Walton League
  • The North 103.3
  • Land Stewardship Project
  • League of Women Voters, Duluth
  • Members Cooperative Credit Union
  • Mentor North
  • MDA Water Quality Cert Program
  • MN Farmers Union
  • Sierra Club
  • St. Louis County Master Gardeners
  • Water Legacy
  • Whole Foods Coop
  • Veterans for Peace Chapter 80, Northland Grandmothers for Peace
  • Vote Run Lead

Arts & Crafts Vendors

  • AdventureUs LLC
  • Full Keel Coffee
  • Aonehc Aonehc
  • Birch Botanicals
  • Charmed Custom Candles
  • Cheers Jewelry
  • Daisy Lily Stitches
  • Dragon Fire Ceramics
  • EcoCraft
  • EnKoos
  • Mittens and More
  • Kringles Krafts
  • Kringles Workshop
  • Lotus Creek Candles
  • MacManus Stoneworks
  • Marvelous Melissa
  • Mother Trees
  • Northland Exposures
  • Ollie Mae Crafts
  • Smiling Son Pottery/Lea's Herbal Skin Care
  • Stoneweaver
  • Yor Beadworks
  • YB Urban

Artisan Foods

  • Bread in the Meadow
  • Elevated Spores
  • Duluth's Best Bread
  • Fräschgoods
  • Karl's Bread
  • Lots of Love Sweets & More
  • Superior Sweets
  • Swan's Sweets
  • Two Harbors Baker

Food Court

  • Csomos Fried Fish
  • Duluth Coffee Company
  • El Oasis Del Norte
  • Fairhaven Farm
  • Gumbeaux Guys
  • Kernel's Best Kettle Korn
  • Love Creamery
  • Mama Roots
  • Positively 3rd St. Bakery
  • Saigon Cafe

Maypole Dancing at 11:45 & 1:45
Terrence Smith invites you to join in the fun! In front of the music stage.

Dululth Fiber Guild - A Community of Textile Artists displaying samples of our work & demonstrating weaving, spinning & other fiber techniques. There will be a floor loom to try, plus weaving projects for children, in the Exhibitor Tent.

Forging Community - Blacksmithing
See it up close! In the bowl.

Duluth Folk School
Building Community through hand crafting! Find it in the bowl.

Find them just west of the Energy Fair.

Parking is $10/car. We encourage you to take public transportation, walk, bike, or carpool to Bayfront Park. There will be ample bicycle parking at the main entrance.

Overflow parking: There is plently of parking at the DECC garage for $10/car.

Google Maps link to Bayfront Festival Park

Choose Your Volunteer Opportunity:

Duluth's Harvest Festival: Sign up HERE, or email

Volunteers will receive snacks, a coupon for a free meal at Csomos Fried Fish, and an SFA T-shirt!

10:00 Maintenance Free

11:00. Terrance Smith maypole

11:45 Eric Cyr

12:15 Woodblind

1:00 Terrance Smith maypole

1:45 Berserk Blawnds

2:15 John Agacki 

3:00. Jen West 


Julie Allen
Harvest Festival Director
LS-SFA Chapter Coordinator

1.844.922.5573 Ext. 709. - Call and leave a voicemail.
Email: lakesuperior (at)

Harvest Festival Location:
Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth MN
350 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN 55802

Check out our Facebook page!


The Harvest Festival is a project of the Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association, and was founded as an educational outreach program aimed to showcase the local agricultural production of food throughout the Lake Superior region of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. The goal of the event is to help promote sustainable local food production as a key component of a healthier economy, environment and community in the Lake Superior region.

Today the Harvest Festival has grown into a well attended event providing education, training and outreach in a greater effort to develop sustainable communities and economies in our region. The 1-day outdoor event attracts attendance of over 10,000 people of all ages from throughout the greater Twin Ports region.

Check out our other project, started during the 2020 Pandemic: - where you can find recipes featuring local foods, and connect to local farms.

Take a look at our home page of the Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association and see our upcoming summer events.

Land Acknowledgement

As the Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association, we acknowledge that we are on the traditional Indigenous land of the Lake Superior Anishinaabe. We recognize the Treaty of 1854 which established the ceded territory of the Lake Superior region, which connects us all through this beloved land, our good food, and our shared community. Miigwetch!