Harvest Moon Festival

We regret to announce the Harvest Moon Festival, typically held in Whiteside Park, is canceled for 2020. 

In its place is our virtual Harvest Moon Festival featuring some of your favorite artists, crafters, and makers.  The virtual festival will run from September 10-30, 2020.  New this year is our Business Harvest Days event that also starts on September 10 and runs through the 14th.  Check out the participating businesses and all the activities occurring during Harvest Days.

Business Harvest Days flyer   Copies also available at the Ely Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center

Virtual Harvest Moon Festival 2020

Authors & Photography

Jenifer LeClair

Jenifer LeClair

651-653-9404  763-318-8596  

jenileclair@msn.com   www.windjammermysteries.com

Windjammer Mystery Series, set aboard a historic sailing schooner on the coast of Maine. Death in the Blood Moon is set on the North Shore of Lake Superior.


LHR Images

Larry Ricker

507-288-9077  507-202-4589  

photog@lhrimages.com   www.lhrimages.com

Nature Photography many of the BWCA and nearby areas.  Also, jewelry, bags, mousepads, t-shirts, note cards, and prints framed and unframed all incorporating my photography.


Root River Photography

Heidi Pinkerton


heidi@rootriverphotography.com   www.rootriverphotography.com

Aurora Photos from Ely, International Wolf Center wolf photos, and North American Bear Center bear photos and other wildlife photos.  Greeting cards jewelry candle holders acrylic blocks and calendars, color-changing mugs.


Baskets, Pottery & Woodworking


Della Pleski


bskts007@yahoo.com   facebook.com/dellaskeepsakes

Sculptures, herbs & dried wreaths.  End grain cutting boards, live edge trays, unique wooden boxes, coasters, and Blueberry picking baskets.


Levandowski Pottery

Jena & Aron Levandowski

320-275-9298  651-295-9911  

info@levandowskipottery.com   www.levandowskipottery.com

Functional  high fire Stoneware Pottery.


Waawaate Pottery

Sarah Arch

218-290-5819  218-290-5819  

waawaatepottery@gmail.com   www.facebook/waawaatepottery

Hand made functional pottery, mugs, plates, bowls, chip & dip trays, and planters.


Eric Helland Creations

Eric Helland


jehelland@yahoo.com   www.erichellandcreations.com

Hand made original pieces using local woods and antlers to create lathe-turned bowls, vessels, pens, free form sculptures, anter and table pieces, antler earrings, and wildlife and landscape photography


Clothing & Textiles


Tom & Becky Markwardt

218-999-5328  218-256-8564  

dustables55744@gmail.com  wooldernessandetc.com

Weathered wood decor, room scents (Blueberry) note cards, hand-dyed wool & patterns with kits, signs, furniture planters, and wooden signs.  Wool applique kit with Blueberries.


Ely Northern Stitches

Ginny Stage

218-290-9394  218-290-9394  

virginiastage@frontiernet.net   facebook.com/ElyNorthernStitches/

Custom machine embroidery on flour sack dish towels, scarves, placemats, and hot pads. Fleece Blankets with embroidery and totes.  Miscellaneous hair accessories.


Gypsy Bandanas

Beth Ohlhauser

218-365-7336  218-235-1676  

gypsybandanas@gmail.com   gypsybandanas.com

Handmade bandanas, hadbands, ponchos and skirts



Rose Heim

218-647-8373  218-556-4803  

heimmade@paulbunyan.net   www.heimmade.com

Apparel designed and Hand Made of Recycled Wool, Wet Felted.  Some designed and factory-made.


The Freezing Squirrel

Meg Hamann

952-221-5315  952-221-5315  

thefreezingsquirrel@gmail.com   www.thefreezingsquirrel.com

Oversized unisex flannel shirts and antler tip necklaces.  Inspired by the great outdoors of Minnesota.


Wif-Man Weaving

Julie Arthur

612-812-6116  612-812-6116  

jarthur511@yahoo.com   wifmanweaving.com

Handwoven weavings, scarves, shawls, rugs, runners, and totes.  Made from natural materials and some hand-dyed fibers.



Pat and Debbie Kowal


info@wildlifetreasures.com   wildlifetreasures.com

Original wildlife artwork screen-printed T-shirts, sweatshirts. Embroidered ball caps with deer, fish, moose, and more.


Food - Packaged

Three Rivers Farm

Steve Perry

612-220-4202  612-220-4202  

threeriversmailbox@gmail.com   threeriversfarm.com

Maple Syrup


Health & Beauty

North Country Farm

Elizabeth P Pendergast

218-278-8888  218-324-3899  

mependergast@yahoo.com  www.northcountryskincare.com

Soap made on our farm from goats milk.


Wild Fern Herbal Soaps

Rita Vavrosky


wildfernsoaps@gmail.com   wildfernsoaps.com

All-natural handcrafted herbal soaps, sauna steamer, lip balm, room spray, essential oils and lotion bars, note cards.  Blueberries and Cream Soap and Blueberry lip treat.



GLeeM Designs

Gary Lee Maki

218-780-1202  218-780-1202  

gleemdesigns@hughes.net   www.gleemdesigns.etsy.com

Sterling silver chains, pendants, earrings, bracelets and brooches, and gold jewelry.  Hand made from wire, sheet metal, and gemstones.


Sharee Johnson Jewelry

Sharee Johnson

218-235-9540  218-235-9540  

sharee@shareejohnsonjewelry.com   www.ShareeJohnsonJewelry.com

Jewelry made using silversmith techniques to create and combine stones into interesting compositions of color, shape, and texture.


T.R. Hawkinson

Todd Hawkinson

651-227-3921  651-373-6620  

trhawkinsonltd@gmail.com   www.trhltd.com

Historic handcrafted jewelry, inspired by the 1800s and 1900s.



CHB Custom Fillet Knives, LLC

Paul Elwell

320-492-4663  320-492-4663  

cottageheightsblades@outlook.com   www.customfilletknives.com

Handcrafted fish fillet knives with matching wooden handles and sheaths.  Eleven different cuts of wood are used with 21 steps in the construction of each knife.


Watercolor, Acrylic & Mixed Media 

Bear Island Art Factory LLC

Thomas McDonald

218-235-7706  218-235-7706  

mcdonaldt70@yahoo.com   www.bearislandartfactory.com

Mixed Media painted assemblages on found objects and materials shapes cut out of sheet metal.


Dafne Caruso
Original jewelry designs in sterling silver, copper, and gemstones.  Painting in acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media.  

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