That's a wrap!
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023
10am - 4pm
Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN
Keep scrolling for a glimpse of what's in store...
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 Alcohol Fest
Over 21? Purchase a wristband ticket for craft alcohol sampling* plus the ability to purchase up to six items.
*Includes a commemorative sampling glass to take home
Back by popular demand, we're featuring distilleries that work with local grain growers to produce unique, flavorful #graintoglass spirits.
Sponsored by People's Food Co-op
Also at the Cooking Demo Corner:
*At 2pm, we'll announce the winner of the Visit to Vikre Giveaway
*At 3:30 pm we'll announce the People's Choice Award winning vendor
Shari Mukherjee will be featuring how to make this sumptuous sandwich, a recipe she developed for the People's Food Co-op that's one of her family's favorites.
Seed games | Seed mosaic art
Veggie sampling | Veggie car racing
Face painting | Food & Farming books area
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!
10am - 12pm
Todd Wrigley - acoustic guitar
Todd plays original solo fingerstyle Americana music, and says he loves to buy local because "it's all about fresh and great-tasting food, connecting and strengthening our community!"
12 pm - 2 pm
KAVE - vibraphone & bass
Kevin Clements and DAVE Hagedorn met in 1997 in Northfield, MN, and have been playing jazz together as KAVE ever since. They play personalized arrangements of standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as contemporary compositions by musicians such as Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, and Kenny Wheeler. The combination of vibes and bass is a unique one, and interesting to both jazz aficionados as well as those not as familiar with the jazz tradition.
2 pm - 4 pm
Greg Taylor - acoustic guitar
Greg plays percussive acoustic rock, both originals and cover songs by artists like the Beatles, Tom Petty, Eagles, & Bob Dylan. Greg has recorded 2 CDs and has played for the first 4 Mid West Music Fest events in Winona, a summer full of Downtown Mainstreet Red Wing performances this summer, as well as repeat performances at the Rochester KTTC-Eagles Cancer telethon.
Timberlake Orchard - apples and fresh apple cider
M & R Valley Farm - garlic
North Lobby & ground floor Exhibit Hall
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