Behold... the YETI FEST!

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As one of the people who pours beer at Imminent Brewing, people have been asking me one question, now, for weeks:

“What is Yeti Fest?”

I will admit to not having my head completely around the whole concept, mostly because it’s a weekend jam packed with so many events that my poor little ADD challenged mind can’t completely process the whole thing.

Put concisely, Yeti Fest is a weekend-long celebration of life in the Bold North during the winter. It’s part embracing the challenges all the cold and snow can bring, and it’s part thumbing of our collective nose to old man winter. Just because the temperatures bounce up and down on the 0° line like a bobber in an ice hole, that doesn’t mean we’re going to shut our lives down and wait for spring.

I mean, if we do that, we might not see each other until May.

So, Jon and Liz Reppe, the proprietors of the brand new Armory Square, had an idea to have a big weekend-long party smack dab in the middle of winter. They took that idea to their friends at Keepsake Cidery, Gear Resource, and, of course, the management here at Imminent (we are next door neighbors, after all). Everyone agreed that this was a brilliant idea, and this is what they came up with…

Friday, February 9

·      Ski and Snowshoe party 4-8 p.m. at Keepsake Cidery

·      Yeti Patio Party 6-8 p.m. Armory Square

·      Live music with Area 51 and special guests 7-10 p.m.

·      Yeti Look Alike Contest, 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, February 10

·      Yeti Story Hour, 10 a.m., Armory Square

·      Snowshoe and Brew Tour 12-4 p.m.

·      Fat Tire Bike Ride 1-3

·      Yeti Patio Party 5-7, Armory Square

·      Maria’s Taco Hut will be at Armory Square from12:30 p.m.

·      Moonlight Snowshoe Tour 6:30 p.m.

·      THE BIG YETI PARTY 6-10 p.m.

·      Long Johns Fashion Show 8:30 p.m.

·      Grumpy Old Men showing at Imminent 9 p.m.

There’s a lot going on here. Most of these events are at Armory Square, but some are at Imminent, and others are scattered around town. For all the details on each event click here -

This is going to be a fun weekend, and whether you’re a Northfield local or someone from the Cities or further outstate looking for a good time, everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Come on over to greet the Yeti and celebrate the good life in cold weather.