Fall Fest


Fall Fest 2017 is Saturday, September 16th, 2017, from 9:30 to 4:30, with a rain date of September 17th.



Registration for Fall Fest 2017 vendors will open February 1st, 2017, for returning vendors.  If you are a returning vendor, and did not receive your application packet, please contact Sam at sam@chesterbowl.org or 218-724-9832.  Please note that returning vendors are only guaranteed their same spot as last year if their applications are received by May 1st.

Applications are now being accepted for new vendors.  Please print and complete our application packet found here.  You will then return the application with payment to Chester Bowl by mail, and they will be processed in the order they are received.  With any questions, please contact us at 218-724-9832.  In past years, Fall Fest vendor booths have filled by August.


VISITOR INFORMATION from 2016 (now outdated, will be updated for 2017 closer to the event):

Please join us for our 32nd Annual Fall Fest, Saturday, September 17th, 2016, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Our rain date is Sunday, September 18th, with the same hours.

At the event you will enjoy music, food, crafts, locally grown fresh produce, vendors, and informational booths about local programs. The annual event has grown over the years and will host over 120 vendors, a great line up of music, 8 food vendors, face painting, and other kid’s activities. In addition, Chester Bowl t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other items will be sold by the Chester Bowl Improvement Club.  We will have some new products this year, so you will want to get to the CBIC table early to buy our new gear!

Suggested donations of $5 per person or $10 per family will be accepted at the entrance to support Chester winter program scholarships for kids in need who want to participate in winter sports. Donations last year totaled about $7000 and the goal is to surpass this amount.

Our music lineup is as follows:

10:00-11:30, Greg Tiburzi

12:00-1:30, the Fish Heads

2:00-3:30, Mama’s Stolen Horses


Free Shuttle Service:

The public is highly encouraged to use the three free shuttle buses that will run continuously from the University of Minnesota Duluth parking lot B, located at the intersection of College St. and University Drive.  Parking is very limited near the event, so walking, biking, or using the shuttles is highly recommended. There are handicapped accessible parking spots near the entrance to the park.

This annual event is sponsored by the Chester Bowl Improvement Club, the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department, Kat Country 98.9, My 95.7, and 610 A.M.

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