Prairie Brewfest tickets now on sale
It’s back for a second round: Prairie Brewfest, the craft-beer event for a community that doesn’t have its own brewery.
So, the Eden Prairie Community Foundation has once again invited a number of out-of-town brewers to Eden Prairie, and is combining their craft beer with food, live music, and games.
Better yet, the ticket price for this event has dropped $5, to $35 each. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here. An estimated $20 of the ticket price is tax-deductible.
And to top it off, Culver’s will be serving a free hamburger to every attendee. Free pretzels will also be on hand.
The second annual Prairie Brewfest will be held 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, on the top deck of SouthWest Station, 13500 Technology Drive in Eden Prairie. The view of Purgatory Creek Park will be amazing, and so will the beer. This event is for those 21 and older.
Committed to pouring craft-beer samples are Bauhaus Brew Labs, Big Wood Brewery, Blue Moon Brewing Co., Brau Brothers Brewing Co., Crispin Hard Cider Company, Indeed Brewing Co., Lake Monster Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing Company, Leinenkugel’s, LTD Brewing Co., Lucid Brewing, Mankato Brewery, Surly Brewing Co., and Third Street Brewhouse.
Admission also includes entertainment by Dave Lindahl and Wondercure, which has a repertoire ranging from classic rock and pop to blues and soul music. Wine will also be served. While you’re there, enjoy playing bean-bag toss.
Plus, you can learn about the Eden Prairie Community Foundation, which has been busy brewing philanthropy, collaboration, and leadership in Eden Prairie for the past 34 years. Kraus-Anderson Realty Company, Tavern 4 & 5, Star Bank – Eden Prairie, J.A. Price Agency, Grootwassink Real Estate, Liberty Property Trust, Xcel Energy, and Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq are major sponsors of the event. In-kind sponsors in addition to Culver’s are Eden Prairie Liquor and SouthWest Transit.
You can keep up to date on Prairie Brewfest details at www.prairiebrewfest.com.
Donate now to our Century Giving campaign
The Eden Prairie Community Foundation has begun its annual “Century Giving” campaign, a way to support the organization and its work without attending a gala social event.
This is a June-July campaign the Community Foundation has held every year since 1997, and one that helps fund its broad range of work – not only the well-known annual granting program but also its work on a new Youth Initiative, its philanthropy through donor-advised and designated funds, its collaboration with other non-profits, and its work to provide community leadership.
The organization asks Eden Prairie households to consider sustaining EPCF’s work with a contribution of at least $100 – thus the reference to “century.” Other giving levels include Patron Givers ($1,000 to $4,999) and Benefactor Givers ($5,000 or more).
Those who have supported the Community Foundation in the past are receiving a newsletter and remittance envelope that can be used to mail a donation to EPCF. Donations can also be made online with a credit card, using this website. Go to our “Donation Page” and indicate you are making a Century Giving donation.
EPCF launches its youth initiative
Young people – and making them better citizens of the world – is a new priority of the Community Foundation. It has launched a “youth initiative,” and identified two early projects: long-term funding for the CounterAct program that police officers present to Eden Prairie fifth-graders, and PROP scholarship dollars so youth can participate in sports, theater, swimming lessons, and other after-school activities.
You can read about the Community Foundation’s youth initiatives and how they came to be in this Eden Prairie News story.
CounterAct and PROP’s after-school youth scholarships are existing and proven programs that need more funding support from the community. The Eden Prairie Community Foundation is rallying residents and businesses to meet this need, and fund these programs long-term so they continue to mold our young people.
You can help by using our “Donate” page on this website to make a contribution to this effort. Thank you!