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FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace 2023

The region’s biggest local food festival is almost here.

The annual FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace will be held on Saturday, November 4 from 10 am – 4pm at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.

Tim Penny, President and CEO Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), whose 20-county region includes Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona, and Olmsted Counties, says local food lovers attend FEAST! filled with sampling, shopping, cooking demos, kids activities, live music (including Q Media's Greg Taylor) and giveaways.

Penny says the event hosts around 100 regional food and beverage businesses from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa each year, most utilize locally-grown ingredients to make artisan products.

Discount tickets are available at general admission $8 ($10 at the door), with VIP admission for craft alcohol sampling at $25 ($30 at the door).

Kids under 12 are free. Get tickets at

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