Fall Fest

*** Updated May 2, 2019***

Thank you to everyone who participated in Fall Fest 2018, and to those who donated at the admission gates- we raised $7,926.38 to support our scholarship fund!

We hope you join us for our 35th Annual Fall Fest, Saturday, September 21st,  2019, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Our rain date is Sunday, September 22nd, with the same hours.


Fall Fest is a one day event that brings 7,500-10,000 visitors into the park.  Please note that vendors are required to be available both for the scheduled date of Saturday, September 21st, as well as for the rain date of Sunday, September 22nd, if needed. Our event is billed as a regional craft festival; vendors are expected to be selling items that are hand-made or home-grown, not mass produced. Full criteria and expectations are contained in the application links below.

Please complete page 1 (general registration) and page 3 (ST19 form), and return them to Chester Bowl by mail with your check to secure your spot.  Event details and vendor instructions are found on page 2, and ST19 form instructions are on page 4. Fall Fest vendor spots have traditionally filled in July.

Here is the link for art and craft vendor application.

Here is the link for vendors who are providing educational or political information:

If you would like to receive the registration packet by mail, please contact Sam at sam@chesterbowl.org or 218-724-9832.


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 130 vendors, a great line up of music, 8 food vendors, face painting, and activities for children and families.  In addition, Chester Bowl branded clothing and other items will be sold by the Chester Bowl Improvement Club.  We have many 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 $7926 and the goal is to surpass this amount.

There will be live music all day on our stage, with acts scheduled at 10, 12, and 2. Check back here closer to the event for the schedule of bands!

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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