(Monday - February 01, 2021) - "The Downtown
Development Authority ahs made the difficult decision to cancel Brew
Fest for 2021."
That, according to a report that Iron Mountain
City Manager Jordan Stanchina will present to the City Council on
Monday. The ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic is the obvious reason for the
Stanchina said that there are still too many
unknowns to hold the event; unknowns for vendors and volunteers. Also
unknown at this time is: What size crowd size restrictions might still
be in effect in June, when the event is traditionally held.
Manager says that the "hope and goal are still to have Italian Fest and
Oktoberfest, which are held later in the year." Stanchina said that the
additional time should provide more clarity on whether it will be
feasible to hold a large outdoor festival.
Brew Fest is a fundraising event for the Downtown
Development Authority, a non-profit agency of the City of Iron Mountain.
All funds raised at these events contribute to the development and
improvement of the downtown area.
(Photo above from 2019