Harvest Moon Festival

721 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731

218-365-6123

Autumn in Ely – a season of discovery in which to experience blue skies, crisp clean air, the wisps of wood smoke and Mother Nature’s brilliant display as the leaves take on melting hues of green, yellow, orange and red.

Autumn in Ely also brings the Harvest Moon Festival, which takes place the first weekend after Labor Day in Whiteside Park. This is a three day festival filled with arts and crafts, food, live entertainment and activities to share with family and friends of all ages. Over 10,000 people join us to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and the fun and activities of this event.

Shop a delightful mix of original art and crafts from over 125 local and regional artists and craftsmen. Select from functional and decorative pottery, hand turned wooden bowls, Native American art and bead work, paintings, leather and lots more! Enjoy demonstrations by the Ely Folk School featuring skills needed to live a traditional northwoods life at the turn of the century. There will be pony rides and a petting zoo for children. Listen to music by the Singing Slovenes with guest button box player Gaspher Krek, direct from Slovenia, as you weave through the many booths to find that perfect piece for your home or that unique gift for a loved one. 

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