2019 Winter Carnival: Week 2

The fun’s not over. Don’t miss out on the final events of Winter Carnival 2019

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

Thursday, Feb. 21

Dine Out for a Cause @ Trinity at City Beach

Dine at Trinity at City Beach from 4:30 p.m. to close and 10 percent of your dinner purchase will benefit the Bonner Community Food Bank. Receive a free dessert when you bring two non-perishable food items. Call 208-255-7558 or visit www.trinityatcitybeach.com to make a reservation.

Live music @ MickDuff’s Beer Hall

Brendan Kelty will showcase his “mountain soul” sound at the Beer Hall as part of their Thursday Night Solo Series at 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 22

National Margarita Day @ Jalapeno’s

This event, sponsored by Patron, will feature drink specials and prizes.

Winter Carnival chili cook-off party

Pierce Auto Center and the Festival at Sandpoint invite amateur chefs to show off their best chili recipe in Sagle Saturday. Bring your crock pot and appetite to Pierce Auto Center (30 Gun Club Road) by 3 p.m. for a chance to win prizes and vote for your favorite chili.

Live music @ MickDuff’s Beer Hall

Indie rock band Harold’s IGA will play originals from their three albums 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Live music @ Matchwood Brewing

Bright Moments will jazz up Matchwood 6-9 p.m.

Live comedy @ 219 Lounge

“Man of 10,000 sound effects” Michael Winslow headlines the 219  in what’s sure to be a hilarious, unique show thanks to his superhuman “voicetramentalist” powers. The show will also feature Phillip Kopczynski and host Morgan Preston. Catch the trio at two shows: Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m. and things begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Weird & Wonderful Winter Carnival Beerfest & Pub Crawl

The third-annual Weird & Wonderful Winter Carnival Beerfest & Pub Crawl happens Saturday, bringing with it the chance to celebrate some of Sandpoint’s crowning characteristics: craft beer, a lively downtown scene and locals dressing up in “weird and wonderful” attire.

Photo by Ben Olson.

In years past, crawlers have had to purchase tokens to then use to get drinks in a Pub Crawl-specific glass. This year, the Chamber is cutting out the middle man and simply having participants pay for each tasting on site: $2 per regular tasting, or $4 for some special tastes — both prices only available with the proper glassware, as usual.

Those five-ounce commemorative glasses — complete with the mottos “Be Wonderful” and “Be Weird” on either side — are available at MickDuff’s Beer Hall Thursday for $6, but the price will go up to $8 Saturday, the day of the event.

A few pre-sale VIP packages are still available, and include the commemorative glass as well as three tours and tastings at Matchwood, MickDuff’s and Utara, all for $35. Purchase VIP tickets through the event’s Facebook page, titled “3rd Weird & Wonderful Winter Carnival Beerfest & Pub Crawl.”

Participating 2019 Pub Crawl locations:

219 Lounge  

• A&P BAR Grill

• Connie’s  

• The Back Door

• Eichardt’s  

• The Fat Pig

• The Hound  

• Idaho Pour Authority

• Jalapeno’s  

• Matchwood Brewing

• MickDuff’s Beer Hall

• Trinity at City Beach

• Utara Brewing

• Beet and Basil at the Creek

Live music @ MickDuff’s Beer Hall

Classic rock-and-roll act The Other White Meat will bring the party to the Beer Hall 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Live music @ Taps

Miah Kohal plays the mountain 3-6 p.m.

Live music at the Eagles

CobraJet and High Trees and Ammunition rock the Sandpoint Eagles starting at 8 p.m. (1511 John Hudon Lane, Sandpoint)

Live comedy @ 219 Lounge

Comedian and actor Michael Winslow headlines the 219 for a second night. (Read more under Feb. 22 events)

Sunday, Feb. 24

Eichardt’s K9 Keg Pull

Like winter? Like dogs? Combine the two and you get Sandpoint’s annual K9 Keg Pull, the final event of this year’s Winter Carnival.

Photo by Mark J. Anderson and EzyDog.

Dogs will compete in different size categories pulling everything from beer cans to full-size beer kegs down a snowy raceway at the Granary District. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and racing will last until noon.

The Keg Pull, organized by Eichardt’s Pub, has been a Sandpoint tradition since the 90s. Eichardt’s owner Jeff Nizzoli said he took it over in 2002 and has since been approached by other communities about starting their own Keg Pulls, including Bend, Ore., which now has their own.

Nizzoli said his favorite part about the event is seeing “dogs, kids (and) families having fun in the snow.”

A $10 donation entry fee for each racing dog will be donated to the Panhandle Animal Shelter, making it an annual event with a long-lasting, feel-good result.

“We love and appreciate the K9 Keg Pull because it brings people together to celebrate their dogs while supporting homeless dogs and cats,” said Mandy Evans, executive director of the shelter.

Keg Pull breakfast, DIY mimosa bar and live music @ Matchwood Brewing

Matchwood will open at 9 a.m. to serve breakfast and offer a DIY mimosa bar and full beer menu. Minnesotan bluegrass band Kind Country will play a free outdoor concert at 11 a.m.

‘Get The Girls Out’ @ Schweitzer Mountain Resort

SheJumps presents “Get The Girls Out” on Schweitzer Mountain: a day meant for encouraging women and girls to recreate and enjoy the outdoors. Learn more about the day’s events at www.schweitzer.com, and learn more about SheJumps’ mission at www.shejumps.org.

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