2017-01-26 / Outdoors

Cardboard sled races to round out fun-filled weekend in Suttons Bay

Eddy, Betty wedding?
By Eric Carlson
Of The Enterprise staff


KAREN PONTIUS of the Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce hugs a stuffed Yeti in anticipation of Saturday’s annual YetiFest in Suttons Bay. KAREN PONTIUS of the Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce hugs a stuffed Yeti in anticipation of Saturday’s annual YetiFest in Suttons Bay. An entire family of abominable snowmen, the Yetis, will return to Suttons Bay this week for the annual YetiFest.

The family friendly festival will get underway Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Suttons Bay- Bingham District Library during a “Yeti Discovery Program” that will include a story time followed by Yeti snacks and crafts for kids.

From noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, a Yeti Scavenger Hunt will be hosted by downtown merchants.

At 12:30, the Bay Theatre will host a free showing of the movie “Frozen,” sponsored by the Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce.

From 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., at Bahle Hill, Suttons Bay Public Schools will host a “Norseman Cardboard Classic” sled race featuring student and faculty sled teams.

Between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., a Yeti Chili Cook-off will occur at the Hop Lot Brewing Company in downtown Suttons Bay. It will cost $10 per person to sample all the chili being offered. There will also be a snowman building contest and a Yeti lookalike contest.

Earlier this week, a silent auction got underway at the Suttons Bay Trading Company spice store in downtown Suttons Bay. Viewing and bidding on items up for auction will continue through Saturday until 3 p.m. when final bidding occurs at Suttons Bay High School starting at 6 p.m.

Also starting at 6 p.m. at Suttons Bay High school will be an “art in the atrium” event followed by a variety show in the high school auditorium. Last year, Eddy and Betty Yeti announced their engagement and it’s rumored they may tie the knot this year, according to event organizers.

The variety show beginning at 7 p.m. at the high school promises to be better than ever, according to Jan Ostrowski of Suttons Bay’s “Friends of Fine Arts” organization.

Admission to the variety show will be $5 for adults, $3 for students, or $10 for an entire family. Proceeds will benefit fine arts programs at Suttons Bay schools.

Proceeds from other YetiFest events will benefit the Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce.

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