Welcome to the Southern Minnesota Book and Art Festival October 5, 2019

Henderson Event Center

Henderson, MN

10 am - 6 pm

About Us


It Is With the Reading of Books the Same As With Looking At Pictures; One Must...Admire What is Beautiful

The Southern Minnesota Book and Art Festival celebrates the very best in regional literature and arts. This FREE one-day event features authors, illustrators, spoken word artists and storytellers; poets and playwrights; publishers; booksellers offering new and antiquarian books and papers; regional artists; an antiques, collectibles, and crafts market; children's pavilion; book readings; author signings; and workshops.  With an emphasis on local, regional, and emergent authors and artists, the Southern Minnesota Book and Art Festival brings the community together to celebrate the literary and visual arts.


First We Eat, Then We Do Everything Else

The Henderson Roadhaus will be furnishing delicious food and drink on site.  Local and regional food producers and purveyors will be on hand at an outdoor farmers market to offer the very best in seasonal foods. Grab a meal from the Roadhaus, or buy something from a local producer to take home!


To Be Realistic, I'd Say You're Exactly Where You Need to Be

 The Southern Minnesota Book and Art Festival 2019 will be held on 

Saturday, October 5 at the Henderson Event Center in beautiful Henderson, MN. Conveniently located less than an hour from Minneapolis or Mankato, in the stunning Minnesota River Valley, Henderson is a perfect destination for an autumn drive. The air is crisp and the leaves are changing colors - Fall is the perfect time to treat yourself to good books, great art, beautiful antiques, and delicious food! Don't you feel more cozy already?