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Northfield Minnesota Events
Northfield offers events for everyone throughout the year! The Northfield Entertainment Guide offers a detailed listing of Special Events, Concerts, Live Music, Art Exhibits, Theater and more.

Northfield Entertainment Guide

Northfield Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events

Special Events in 2009 include

Rice County Steam & Gas Engine, In.c. Threshing Show
(Memorial Day Weekend)
The show features exhibits, flea market, tractor pull, food and more. The event takes place three miles south of Northfield on Hyw. 3.

Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games
(May 9, 2009) Dakota County Fairgrounds – Farmington, MN

4th of July
Enjoy a hometown patriotic celebration sponsored by the Northfield Historic Society. Featuring food, music, entertainment, kids activities, bike criterion and fireworks.

Crazy Daze
(July) Don’t miss this crazy shopping spree in Downtown Northfield. Fantastic bargains provided by local retailers.

(Late July through mid-August) ArtSwirl is dedicated to celebrating art and music. Activities and performances are held at galleries, venues and parks throughout Northfield.

Rice County Steam & Gas Engine, In.c. Flea Market/Swap Meet
(Labor Day Weekend) The event takes place three miles south of Northfield on Hyw. 3.

Dundas Detour Days
(Labor Day Weekend) Northfield’s neighbor, the City of Dundas, annual event includes family Baseball Tournament, Kids Games, evening entertainment and a Street Dance.

Defeat of Jesse James Days
(Thursday-Sunday, September 10-13, 2009) Come and join the four-day festival that celebrates the defeat of the James-Younger Gang’s attempt to rob the First National Bank of Northfield on September 7, 1876. The Festival includes a Bike Race, Run, Rodeo, Carnival, Car Show, Art Show, Craft Show, Food Vendors and Raid Reenactments!

Winter Walk
(First Thursday evening in December) Experience Downtown Northfield by candle light! Stroll through unique shops, enjoy caroling, horse-drawn wagon rides, story telling, luminaries, decorated storefronts and more.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival
(Early December) Started in 1912 by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the St. Olaf College Music Department, the festival features more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra. The festival, which regularly is broadcast nationwide on public television and radio, is listed as one of five significant global holiday events in The New York Times International Datebook.

Festival of Trees
(Early December) Sponsored by the Northfield Arts Guild this holiday event includes music, artist-made gifts and natural Fraser fir trees that have been beautifully decorated.


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