Check the calendar of events for more information on Northfield's year-round activities, or call 507-645-5604 or 800-658-2548.
Home and Garden Business Expo
Featuring the very best in home and business service and products. Northfield Arena, Highway #3 South 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Speaker presentations, drawing for speicla prizes.
(507) 645 5604 for more information to attend or participate as an exhibitor
Girls Nite Out
Rice County Steam & Gas Engines, Inc. Annual Shows
May 25 & 26 and Labor Day Weekend
Riverwalk Market Fair
Saturdays, June 1 to October 26 (excluding Defeat of Jesse James Days Weekend) outdoors, then the Fair moves indoors through December. Ease into a sunny, summer weekend by strolling along the picturesque riverside of historic downtown Northfield and take in the sights, tastes and sounds through fine art, organic produce, artisan foods and local music. (Hours 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.)
Live performances by local bands are a common tune in this talented "music town." Genres from blues to jazz to folk and rock 'n' roll amplify in this year's four-day lineup. Performances take place at the Contented Cow in Northfield's historic downtown. www.northfieldjunebug.com
Taste of Northfield
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evenings in June through August you will find a crowd gathered on
Thursday on the Square
Fourth of July Bike Criterium
Celebrate Independence Day in Northfield and take in the rush of adrenalin as cyclists speedily maneuver through the streets of town to compete in this popular race. Visit www.northfieldcrit.blogspot.com and milltowncycles.com for more information. Races start at 9:00 a.m. with the last race beginning at 4:30 p.m. A kids' carnival (5-7 p.m.) and parade (6 p.m.) follows with a fireworks show (at approx. 10 p.m).
Northfield Garden Tours
July 13 & 14
Take a lovely tour of several private gardens in the Northfield area.You’ll discover a wide range of styles. http://www.thenorthfieldgardenclub.org/
Vintage Band Festival 2013
Defeat of Jesse James Days
September 4-8, 2013
Voted "Best Re-Enactment of the West" by True West Magazine, this event pays tribute to Northfield townspeople who defeated the infamous James-Younger Gang when it attempted to rob the town’s First National Bank on September 7, 1876. Witness the re-enactment of the bank raid and see an informative show that includes live horses, gunshots and brave townspeople standing up against the gang. There's also a rodeo, old-time tractor pull, midway, parade, arts festival, music, arts and crafts shows and more.
South Central Minnesota Studio ArTour
October 19 & 20 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Join us under the October moon for this historic cemetery tour featuring actors portraying famous Northfielders at their gravesites.
St. Olaf Christmas Festival
December 5-8 - In addition to a nationally broadcast musical performance, this four-day event features a traditional Scandinavian buffet, musical performances, book signings and more on St. Olaf's beautiful campus.
1520 St. Olaf Ave.