Harvest Moon Festival

2020 Dates are September 11-13, 2020

Welcome to the Harvest Moon Festival information page.  Whether you are a festival-goer, potential vendor or seeking additional festival information, we can provide assistance.  


Autumn in Ely brings the Harvest Moon Festival, which takes place the first weekend after Labor Day in Whiteside Park. This three-day festival is filled with arts and crafts, food, live entertainment and activities to share with family and friends of all ages. Over 15,000 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, beadwork, paintings, leather and lots more! Youngsters can enjoy pony rides and a petting zoo. The All American Stunt Dog Challenge will entertain crowds all three days. Enjoy daily live music.  Come for the arts and crafts, stay for the music, entertainment, food, and fall grandeur.  


While visiting Ely, don't forget to stop in at our local retail stores.  They are filled with a variety of unique clothing, giftware and food products - many carry Ely Made products.  Our restaurants have the fall spirit too with delicious menu items, afternoon refreshments and more.  We invite you to the small town at the end of the road for our Harvest Moon Festival - come for the day or stay for the weekend.

Festival Details 

First weekend after Labor Day in Whiteside Park.  No admission fee.

Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm

City of Ely ordinance does not allow dogs in the park.

Sponsored by the Ely Chamber of Commerce

Potential Festival Vendors

The Harvest Moon Festival features artists, crafters, makers and food.  There is a $25.00 Jury application fee that is non-refundable.  The fee can be submitted by check, money order or credit card.  For credit card payment please contact our office at 218-365-6123.

The Harvest Moon Festival:

  • Does not allow any buy-sell products
  • Requires vendors to attend all three days of the festival
  • Requires vendors to comply with all festival policies.  Please review the policies (listed below) prior to applying.

HMF Artist, Craft, Maker Vendor Application

HMF Food Vendor Application

2020 Festival Policies

Harvest Moon Festival Coordinator

Ely Chamber of Commerce
Ellen Cashman, Festival Coordinator
Phone: (218) 365-6123
Email: events@ely.org

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