The 35th annual Chester Bowl Fall Fest will run all day Sunday at Chester Bowl, having been delayed a day because of rain. It is expected to draw up to 10,000 people.
From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., more than 130 vendors selling local and handmade items, a farmers' market, numerous food vendors and family-friendly activities will fill the park, according to a news release from event organizers. Music performances will include Honest Maude at 10 a.m., Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners at noon and Ingeborg von Agassiz at 2 p.m..
While the festival is a celebration of community and changing seasons, it's also a fundraiser for scholarship to help children and families participate in a winter skiing and snowboarding program and summer camp. The Chester Bowl Improvement Club gave more than $27,000 last year to families and children in need of financial assistance, with nearly $8,000 of that coming from the fall fest, according to the release.
Parking is limited near the event, so people are encouraged to use free shuttle buses that will run continuously from the University of Minnesota Duluth's Parking Lot B. There will be a limited number of handicap parking spots near the event's entrance.
There's a suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family at the door.