What Is The red River Market?

Meet The People

Simone Wai

Simone Wai is a community builder and co-founder of Folkways, the company that host the market. and graduated with a degree in marketing and business from the University of Minnesota

Though a graduate with a business degree, the theme of her career has been working with artists, musicians, makers, and creators of all kinds. In her work and life, Simone revels in creating moments of wonder and magic in everyday life. At Folkways, she uses these immersive experiences to solve problems in the community like workforce retention, economic vitality, and communal belonging. Her most notable being Alley Fair, Red River Market, Night Bazaar, a Canoe Parade, and a German style Christmas market.



Cory Brodeur

Cory Brodeur is an intern for Folkways, A student at NDSU majoring in Marketing with two minors in Communication and Community Development. 

While Cory focuses on the website, blog and multimedia, he has also taken a more hands on role in helping with the development and upkeep of the new park and smaller tasks to help ensure a smooth flow of work. Coming to Fargo for school, Cory Started volunteering for the Red River Market through his fraternity. Falling in love with the aspect of bringing the community together he reached out to us to learn more and decided to Intern with us this summer. He looks forward to meeting all the familiar faces and helping out at the market!


It all started when…

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