Mother Nature smiled on the 34th annual Sleepy Eye Great Grassroots Gathering, providing a lovely sunny afternoon in Allison Park.
The Great Grassroots Gathering is an annual celebration of Sleepy Eye's pioneer heritage, sponsored by the Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society. It features craft and food booths, a flea market, displays and entertainment.
Meriden Andres, right, Sleepy Eye, looks at hand-made flowers made by Dorothy Jacobsen, right, of Springfield Sunday at the Great Grassroots Festival in Allison Park in Sleepy Eye.
Below, a table full of smiling painted pumpkins wait for someone to take them home.