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THE 2017 PRAIRIE BREWFEST EVENT IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

A beautiful September day greeted 2016 Prairie Brewfest attendees.

The fourth annual Prairie Brewfest craft-beer festival will be held 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie. (Our bad-weather location is the SouthWest Station parking ramp, directly across the street.)

You will enjoy samples of craft beer, cider, and wine while listening to live music from Dave Lindahl and Wondercure, our “house band.” We’ll also have food and games at the event, which is a fundraiser for the Eden Prairie Community Foundation’s work to fill unmet needs in EP. You can also have fun at the new “Selfie Station,” taking your own picture and posting it on social media.

This event is for those ages 21 and older. Last year we had 503 ticket holders in a wide range of ages — and even a few dogs!

So, a big thank-you to attendees, sponsors, brewers, and volunteers. You put the “fun” in fundraising!

A number of craft brewers have already committed to participate in 2017 Prairie Brewfest, including several that are new to the event: 612 Brew, Finnegan’s, Insight Brewing, OMNI Brewing Co., and Unmapped Brewery, and Waconia Brewing Company.

We are also beginning to accumulate business sponsors. To date they are Silver Sponsors Kraus-Anderson Realty, JMS Custom Homes and North American Properties/Southwest Station Condominiums; Bronze Sponsor J.A. Price Agency; and Supporting Sponsors Flagship Bank, Liberty Property Trust and R Taco. Thank you!

Tickets are available on this website and from EPCF Board members. Soon they’ll also be available at Eden Prairie Liquor stores. If you have a business that would like to be a Prairie Brewfest sponsor, or you would like to volunteer to organize the event, please contact Mark Weber, the Foundation’s executive director, at mweber@epcommunityfoundation.org or (952) 949-8499.

Proceeds from Prairie Brewfest help support the Community Foundation’s operation and programs, including annual grants to organizations that serve people who live and work in Eden Prairie.

Finally, a big thank-you to our 2016 sponsors:

Martin Blu Apartments
Southwest Station Condominiums
Kraus-Anderson Realty
JMS Custom Homes
Tavern 4 & 5
J.A. Price Agency
Star Bank Eden Prairie
Anchor Bank
Bachman’s
Flagship Bank
Liberty Property Trust
Lyndon Moquist / Edina Realty
SRF Consulting Group
Xcel Energy
Eden Prairie Liquor
City of Eden Prairie