The annual Harvest Festival is a project of the Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota, and was founded as an educational outreach program aimed to showcase the local sustainable agriculture production of food throughout the Lake Superior coastal region of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. The goal of the event is to help promote sustainable local food production as a key component of a healthier economy, environment and community.
In 2004, the Lake Superior SFA partnered with the Lake Superior Energy Association to present an Energy Fair along with the Harvest Festival. The Energy Fair aims to provide the community with credible, innovative and effective solutions to energy challenges by showcasing local energy conservation resources and education.
The Harvest Festival and Energy Fair has grown into a well attended event providing education, training and outreach in a greater effort to develop sustainable communities and economies in the Twin Ports region.