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Coming Attractions to Open Streets at Penn Fest

Sunday, Sept. 20 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Eats on the Avenue - Local Restaurant

Davanni's Pizza and Hoagies 

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Our local Davanni's Pizza, 6345 Penn Avenue South, has been bringing the party outdoors for several years at Open Streets at Penn Fest. Stop by for a slice of piping hot pizza at this year's Penn Fest.


 

 

Eats on the Avenue - Local Restaurant

Cone Brothers Ice Cream 

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Cone Brothers Ice Cream and Candy Shop offers the taste of summer with delicious flavors of ice cream scooped to your order. The shop also offers a collection of hard-to-find novelty and nostalgic candies. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Open Streets at Penn Fest at Cone Brothers.


 

 

Eats on the Avenue - Local Restaurant

Visit the All-New Fireside Foundry 

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We hope you'll visit the new Fireside Foundry restaurant at 6737 Penn Avenue South during Penn Fest. Whether you're a returning guest or a first timer to this landmark Richfield establishment, you'll discover a newly expanded menu that includes the famous Fireside Pizza and a variety of other tempting entrees. 


 

Register now to participate in Open Streets at Penn Fest 2015

Click the links with each category to download registration forms 

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Click here to download a copy of the Open Streets at Penn Fest Flyer

Richfield's Biggest Block Party!

 

Open Streets at Penn Fest is returning on Sunday, September 20 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. On that day, Penn Avenue between 62nd and 76th Streets will close to cars and open to music, dance, sports, games, crafts and other creative and active pursuits. Community participation from civic, athletic, artistic, creative and business organizations is welcome. It's a time for everyone who wants to build community in Richfield to come together for a day of celebration.

 

Register now to participate in Open Streets at Penn Fest. The sooner you register, the sooner we will start promoting your involvement on our Penn Central of Richfield website, Facebook page and Twitter profile. 

 

Register for the Back to School 5K Fun Run

A benefit rundraiser for Richfield School PTOs 

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Register today to be a runner in the Richfield Back to School 5K Fun Run -- back again this year to Open Streets at Penn Fest. All participants are eligible for great door prizes! Baby joggers will be allowed but must start at the back of the race. Money raised will benefit Richfield Public School PTOs.

 

For more information and to register, please click here


 


Eats on the Avenue - Food Truck

New in 2015 - Jake's Street Grille 

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From Garlic Lemon Chicken Kabobs to Lobster Tacos and home cut fries, Jake's Street Grille has something to tempt your tastebuds. Jake's is a new entry to Penn Fest this year!


 

Eats on the Avenue - Food Truck

The Anchor Fish & Chips  

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A hit at last year's Open Streets at Penn Fest, the Anchor Fish and Chips food truck serves up delicious battered fish that's crispy onthe outside and tender on the inside. The truck is the mobile version of the popular northeast Minneapolis restaurant.


 

Eats on the Avenue - Local Restaurant

Aida Mediterranean Restaurant 

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With a wide variety of Mediterranean-inspired entrees, Aida has become a local favorite near the intersection of Penn and 66th (2208 West 66th Street to be exact). Aida is a family-owned business that serves authentic dishes handed down from generations within the family. Each meal is prepared with wholesome, fresh ingredients filled with flavor. Aida is a must-stop during your day at Open Streets at Penn Fest.


 

Event Registration Forms Below

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Crafters/Flea Market Vendors

Small vendors who sell crafts, artwork, flea market goods or other merchandise are welcome at Open Streets at Penn Fest. This classification is for small entrepreneurs who do not operate out of a physical storefront or office. To register for this category, please complete the event registration form and the ST19 form if you plan to sell goods at the event. The registration fee is $25.

Click here for crafter/flea market form

Click here for ST19 form

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Business Registration 

Open Streets at Penn Fest is a great opportunity to find new customers. Approximately 7,000 visitors have attended each of the previous three Open Streets at Penn Fest events. Businesses that do not have a physical location in the Penn and 66th area may reserve a space at the event for a fee of $150.  This classification is for established businesses that operate out of a storefront or office away from the Penn and 66th area. To register, please complete the event form and the ST19 form if you plan to sell merchandise at the event.

 

Note: There is no fee for resident Penn and 66th area businesses, but we do encourage registration with a description of planned activities for promotional purposes. 

Click here for business form

Click here for ST19 form


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Food Vendors

Thousands of hungry people will be walking the street at Open Streets at Penn Fest, so it's the perfect place for food vendors. This form is for businesses that will be selling and/or serving edible food products. This classification is appropriate for food trucks or food stands. Please complete both the event registration form and the ST19 form. The registration fee is $230 and covers both the event access fee and food license fee. 

Click here to download food vendor registration form

Click here for ST19 form



Eats on the Avenue - Food Truck

The Tot Boss is Back! 

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Just how many ways can you serve up tater tots? Let the ever-popular Tot Boss Food Truck show you how. Returning to Penn Fest, the Tot Boss offers everything from bacon-wrapped tater tots to tater tot nachos and much more. 


 

 

Eats on the Avenue - Local Restaurant

Hope's Silver Spoon 

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Under new ownership and with a new chef in charge, Hope's Silver Spoon is taking cooking in a new direction. Stop by during Open Streets at Penn Fest to discover what's new.


 

Eats on the Avenue - Local Restaurant

Sandy's Tavern for Tasty Burgers 

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Known for delicious burgers, Sandy's Tavern is said to be the oldest business on the avenue. Speaking of burgers, Sandy's recently won a "Best Burgers" award from the Sun Current newspapers. While at Open Streets at Penn Fest, be sure to stop in and grab a burger and a beer at Sandy's located at 6612 Penn Avenue South.


 

Event Registration Forms Below

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Community/Non-Profit Groups

Open Streets at Penn Fest welcomes groups that serve the community in the spirit of a non-profit organization. These groups could be either 501(c)3 organizations or more informally organized groups. The mission of these groups should be to serve the public good without a profit or money-making motive. Examples of such groups include youth athletics, civic organizations, arts organizations, schools and others. There is no charge to these organizations to reserve a space at Open Streets at Penn Fest, but we do request that some activity designed to engage the public is planned for the event.

 

Click here for community group form


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Pet Zone - NEW for 2015

Look for our all-new Pet Zone at Open Streets at Penn Fest. This area will be filled with pet-related businesses and non-profits. If you are involved in the world of pets, register for this all-new attraction. Registration categories for the Pet Zone are as follows:

Community/Non-Profit Groups 
Community groups and non-proftis are invited to reserve a space at no charge. Groups do not have to be official 501(c)3 organizatiosn, but should operate in the spirit of a non profit. Preregistration is required.

Click here for Community Group /Non-Profit Registration

Home-Based Businesses
People who operate small, home-based businesses may reserve a space at the event for a low $25 fee. To be eligible for this category, a business should be a small operation that is run from the owner's home. 

Click here for Home-Based Business Registration Form

For-Profit Businesses 
Businesses not already on Penn Avenue are invited to reserve a space for a fee of $150. If your business is normally run from a brick and mortar storefront or office, this category is the one you should select for your registration.

Click here for Business Registration Form

Required for Anyone Selling at the Event 
A business of any size that plans to sell at Open Streets at Penn Fest should submit Form ST19 with their application. The ST19 form is required by the State of Minnesota.

ST19 form (required for anyone selling merchandise)


Register today to show your classsic car

Annual Lerum's Auto Show returns to Open Streets at Penn Fest 

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We're excited to welcome back the annual Lerum Auto Classic Car Show to Open Streets at Penn Fest. It's always a fun day of admiring cruisers, hot rods and street machines of every style. 

 

If you have a car that you'd like to show, register with Lerum's Auto today. Registration is FREE!

 

For more information and to register, please click here.


 

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