*** UPDATE, September 24, 2018:
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!
Fall Fest 2019 is on Saturday, September 21st, with a rain date of Sunday, September 22nd. Information below this update is provided for reference, but is NOT updated for 2019.
Returning vendors will be able to re-apply to Fall Fest on or around February 1st. You will receive an email from Sam with application information.
New vendors will be able to apply starting on May 1st. The application will be available here at that time.
*** End update***
Please join us for our 34th Annual Fall Fest, Saturday, September 15th, 2018, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Our rain date is Sunday, September 16th, 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 130 vendors, a great line up of music, 8 food vendors, face painting, and activities for children and families. In addition, Chester Bowl t-shirts, hats, 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 over $7700 and the goal is to surpass this amount.
We will have live music throughout the day!
10:00-11:30, Emily & the 35’s
12:00-1:30, Black River Revue
2:00-3:30, Superior Siren (solo show)
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.
*** Update 8/21/18 for Vendors***
Vendor registration is FULL for 2018. No additional vendor spots are available.
Fall Fest is a one day event that brings 7,500-10,000 visitors into the park. Please note that vendors are expected to be available both for the scheduled date of Saturday, September 15th, as well as for the rain date of Sunday, September 16th, 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.
The application packet is found at this link.
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.
If you would like to receive the registration packet by mail, please contact Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-724-9832.