Give to the Max Day Nov. 15!

Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) is participating in Give to the Max Day (GTMD18) as part of the NDDC fall fund drive. GTMD18 will take place November 15 from 12am-11:59:59pm. One of the benefits for donors who make gifts during GTMD18 is the chance to be winners in drawings for prizes. If you are selected, you can name the organization that will receive your prize. Prizes range from $500 to $10,000! We hope that you would choose  the  NDDC as the beneficiary of your good fortune!

Here is a list of the prize drawings on GTMD18:

  • $500 Golden Tickets every 10 minutes
  • $10,000 Power Hours at 10am and 10 pm
  • $1,000 Hourly Golden Tickets
  • $500 Early Giving Golden Tickets (1 each day between November 1-15
  • $10,000 Super-sized Golden Ticket (drawn from all early giving donations)

How to donate to the NDDC during GTMD18:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the green “Donate Now” button
  3. Do a search for “Northfield Downtown Development Corporation”
  4. Click on the green “Donate” button
  5. Choose your giving level (or click custom for the amount you’d like to give)
  6. Enter your credit card information
  7. Accept our thanks!

The goal for the NDDC fall fund drive (through December 31, 2018) is $5,000. Give to the Max Day would be an excellent time for our friends to help us make significant progress toward reaching our goal.

You can donate anytime between today and 11:59:59pm on November 15, 2018. Please the hashtag #GTMD18 when you share any news about the NDDC on social media.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Opens Doors

The NDDC board and staff joined representatives from the City, Chamber and CVB on October 30th for the ribbon cutting at Downtown Northfield’s newest lodging destination, the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. The new 80-room hotel is located at Highway 3 and 2nd street and features an indoor pool, fitness room and underground parking garage.

This Fairfield was custom built to include a special feature: just off the breakfast area is a bar, lounge and deck overlooking the Cannon River. The bar area will be open to the public in the evenings, serving beer, wine, cocktails and appetizers.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites is locally owned and managed by Rebound Hospitality of Northfield. Reservations are available at or by calling 507-366-5000.


Save the Date for these Upcoming Events

So many great events happening in and near Downtown Northfield in the next few weeks! Mark your calendar now for these special dates:

Nov. 2 – Chamber of Commerce Fall Gala: A Night In Paris at the Grand Event Center
Nov. 2 – First Friday Art Night: art walk to indoor exhibits, crafts, concerts and experiences
Nov. 15 – Give to the Max Day: support a vibrant downtown with a donation to the NDDC
Nov. 24 – Small Business Saturday: shop small and patronize our locally owned retail shops
Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 – St. Olaf Christmas Fest

Dec. 2 – Tuba Christmas: a Vintage Band concert at Carleton’s Skinner Chapel
Dec. 6 – Winter Walk: celebrate the 20th anniversary of this downtown holiday stroll
Dec. 7 – First Friday Art Night: art walk to indoor exhibits, crafts, concerts and experiences