DULUTH, Minn. -

Happening this Saturday, thousands will gather near the woods in Duluth, to celebrate the changing of the seasons.

The 32nd annual Chester Bowl Fall Festival kicks off bright and early at 9:30a.m., inviting you and your family to enjoy great music, food, crafts, and locally grown produce.

"Chester Bowl Fall Fest is a celebration of community and the change of seasons. It's a great reason to get outside with your friends and neighbors and experience Duluth at its best in the fall,” Dave Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Chester Bowl Improvement Club said.

Over 120 vendors will be at the festival this year.

Last year, more than 10,000 people flocked into the park for the one day gathering.

Festival goers are highly recommended to use the three free shuttle busses running from the University of Minnesota Duluth’s parking lot B. It’s located at the intersection of College Street and University Avenue.

"It takes at least 50 volunteers to run this event. Our staff plans it starting back in February but Saturday is the big day where we will have 50 people out helping us to make the event go smoothly,” Schaeffer said.

The Chester Bowl Fall Festival is a free event, but organizers ask for a donation of five to ten dollars.

All donations collected raise funds for winter program scholarships at Chester Bowl. In 2015, $12,290 dollars was raised for kids in need who want to participate in winter sports.