King’s Fair September 16, 2017 Noon – 5PM


Register for King’s Fair here.

Every other September, the Seward neighborhood celebrates a much anticipated festival at Matthews Park known as King’s Fair. This eclectic family-friendly event features costume parade, 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   September 16 in Matthews Park.

THEME: Everyone is welcome here

Events and Activities for 2017

Matthews Park Play Area Grand Opening Noon
Balloons by A Touch of Magic 12 – 4PM
Dog Costume parade and contest (12:50-1:05)

The Baron of Bubble (2 – 4:30PM)
Big River Yoga  2:45 – 3:05pm 
Petting Zoo (2 – 5pm)

Strong Man contest
Moon Walk
Bungie game for older kids
Face Painting

History Tent
City of Minneapolis drinking fountains

Baron of Bubble

Baron of Bubble

The Jim Chenoweth Trio 12pm-12:40pm
Jazz standards, reworked classics from the ’60s, and some original compositions.
Rich Lewis Band    1:00pm-1:45pm
The Rich Lewis Band plays a soulful mix of R&B, New Orleans and Motown.  This blend of musical styles creates an infectious sound that makes you want to stomp your feet or shed a tear.
The Coxmen  2:00 -2:45
“Old Fashioned Rural Hip Hop and Rock” It’s a mix of classic rock (50’s- 90’s)) and country, modern rock and country, with bluegrass, hip hop, and other genres all thrown in – almost all cover tunes, but each with their own unique flavor.

Coxmen Palmers BW

The Perfect Phitts  3:00 – 3:50

The Perfect Phitts, an acoustic trio exploring Classic and original Swing, Blues and Jazz.  Gary Powell on slide guitar and vocals.  Billy Smith on Harmonica and vocals and special guest Frank Boyle rhythm guitar vocals and original.
Perfect Phitts

Machinery Hill  4:10pm-5pm

This Minneapolis-based band takes their name from the Minnesota State Fair’s large display of farm equipment. Their original style blends American folk with unexpected touches of ska, klezmer, celtic and a bit of rock & roll. If you look up “diverse” in the dictionary, it says “see Machinery Hill.” Catchy original songs with well-crafted lyrics are showcased along with striking interpretations of traditional tunes. They have performed along with such diverse acts as Beausoleil, Buckwheat Zydeco, Frente, Phish, Black 47, Brave Combo, Eugene Chadbourne, Jimmy Carl Black and Queen Ida; and have headlined at The Great River Folk Festival, among others.

Akshay Paatram  http//    
Birchwood Café http// 
Precision Grind

Seward Neighborhood Group
Seward Coop
Xcel Energy
Seward Civic and Commerce Association
Matthews Park and Minneapolis Park Board
Augsburg College
Fun City Dogs
Pizza Luce

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

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