The next King’s Fair will be Sept. 2017

0812_posterlayoutEvery other September, the Seward neighborhood celebrates a much anticipated festival at Matthews Park known as King’s Fair. This eclectic family-friendly event features home-grown musical talent and entertainment, tasty food by local restaurants, pet judging, artwork by our creative community, interesting history about our neighborhood, and plenty of fun activities organized by our local businesses and neighbors.

This year’s King’s Fair will be on a Saturday in September of 2017 in Matthews Park.


The Queen

The Queen

THEME
Remember the ’60s

 

Events and Activities from 2015

Dog Costume parade and contest (12:50-1:05)
The Baron of Bubble (1 – 3:30pm)
History Tour with Bob Mack (Take a walk back in time and “see”what Matthews Park looked like before it became a park) 1:30- 2pm
Hula Hoop—Pop Up Hoop Jam (2 – 4pm)
Big River Yoga  2:40 – 3pm
Petting Zoo (2 – 5pm)
SNG Past presidents  3:50 – 4:10pm

All DAY ACTIVITIES  
Strong Man contest
Moon Walk
Pony rides
Bungie game for older kids
Chalktown
The Queen
ArtiCulture
History Tent
Jugglers
City of Minneapolis drinking fountains
Ping Pong table for conversations-Spring Board for the Arts Springboard for the Arts
Park Board mini put
Mpls Tap water will be available

Baron of Bubble

Baron of Bubble

BANDS and ENTERTAINMENT
The Jim Chenoweth Trio
12pm-12:50pm
Jazz standards, reworked classics from the ’60s, and some original compositions.
Argos
1:05pm-1:55pm
Argos is a 65-year-old local Somali oud player. He has been playing the oud for over 40 years now, usually performing at small events and community gatherings. He captivates the audience by setting a soft engaging mood with his traditional folk style and lyrical finesse.
Top Rookie
2:05pm-2:40pm
A Minneapolis local rap trio who met in middle school and all currently attend South High School. They released their first song as a group in November 2012, and have been releasing music since.
The Coxmen
3:00pm-3:50pm
Machinery Hill
4:10pm-5pm

Argos

Argos

FOOD
Café Racer
Birchwood Café
Precision Grind

SPONSORS
Seward Neighborhood Group
Matthews Park and Minneapolis Park Board
Community Education
Seward Coop
Seward Civic and Commerce Association
Augsburg College
Fun City Dogs
Pizza Luce
Jim and Barber

Click here for more on King’s Fair’s history! 

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