Festival 2023

Save the Date!

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023

10am - 4pm

Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN  


We're pulling together the details for this year's cooking demos and other activities. In the meantime you can meet the explore array of local farms and food businesses from our Online Directory.

Here's a glimpse of what's in store:



Enjoy sampling

Unique artisan-crafted cheese, jam, sauces and more. Stock up on your favorites, and discover fantastic finds for holiday gifts for foodies.

Great finds to include in Thanksgiving gatherings!

Craft Wine / Cider / Beer

and Spirits! Fest


With the purchase of a wristband ticket, attendees over age 21 will have access to additional sampling with craft alcohol booths, as well as the ability to purchase up to six items.

Back by popular demand, we're featuring distilleries that work with local grain growers to produce unique, flavorful #graintoglass spirits.

Cooking Demos


To be announced very soon!


Kids Activities

Face painting | Veggie sampling

Veggie car racing | Food & Farming books area

Temporary tattoos | Carrot & Pea photo ops!


Gift Basket Winners

Enter to win by voting for your favorite booth in our People's Choice Award Voting (details available at the festival).

We'll present gift baskets throughout the day, and award the People's Choice winning exhibitor at 3:30 just before the show wraps up!



To be announced soon!



Farmers' Market:

A selection of farms will be there with fresh produce from apples to garlic to winter squash


North Lobby & ground floor Exhibit Hall




See what past events looked like:

FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace 2022

FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace 2019


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