Harvest Fest, a block-long gathering in recent years, will join with Open Streets Mpls to cover a lot more pavement this year.
The family-friendly event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday will stretch for 23 blocks along Lowry Avenue, with that section limited to bike and foot traffic.
It's the third Open Streets Mpls closing of a city street to cars, but the organization's first foray to the North Side.
The elongated festival's offerings include six stages of musicians, ranging from youth from Patrick Henry High School and other schools to seasoned performers such as Dennis Spears and his jazz trio.
There will be contests galore, with a bakeoff and honors to the tastiest tomato, hottest pepper, oddest vegetable and largest squash.
People can even get their bikes blessed at noon or 2 p.m. at Christ English Lutheran Church, 3210 Oliver Av. N.
For more details, go to the Lowry Corridor Business Association or check the Sept. 26 NorthNews.