Hermantown Celebrates Fall Harvest Fest

By KBJR News 1

September 10, 2011 Updated Sep 10, 2011 at 7:24 PM CST

Hermantown, MN - (The Northland's News Center) - Hayrides, farm animals, vintage tractors and antique motors is only a fraction of what was seen today at the third annual Hermantown Harvest Fest.

More than 15-hundred people from around the Northland got out and stopped by the event.

More than 70-vendors from Northeastern Minnesota set up their booths around the History Center building.

Artists gave demonstrations and farmers brought in their fall harvests to sell to the community.

Hermantown Harvest Fest Event Coordinator, Bob Swanstrom, says this event is important because it's all about community.

"It's a chance to celebrate the early farming history, develop a sense of community and give families an affordable couple of hours to come on out and enjoy being a part of a family," Swanstrom said.

Swanstrom says the Harvest Fest took him a year to plan...and he is already looking to next year.