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The Great Nordic Beardfest and the Boathouse Brewpub present check to the Ely Food Shelf

The Great Nordic Beardfest and the Boathouse Brewpub present check to the Ely Food Shelf for $250.00. 

Money was collected from jars in the Ely community along with donations from the Great Nordic Beardfest and the Boathouse Brewpub.  The Ely Food shelf is the annaul beneficiary of efforts during the 4th annual Great Nordic Beardfest (a part of the Ely Winter Festival).

This year saw a committee formed for the Great Nordic Beardfest, as well as a community social club, The Black Hat Society which will focus on doing positive action in the community. The GNB, also joined the Adopt-a-Highway program in St Louis County near Winton for spring and fall trash clean ups.

The great Nordic Beardfest looks to expand with a kids event, and a team based event aimed primarily at locals through a local tavern crawl. Beardfest expansion will see further integration and additions to the Winter festival. New events and other non beard activities are also on the horizon coming from the Super Mega Beast Production Co. run by Shaun Chosa.

Front Row L to R
Kristen Williams, Taylor Okeson, Steve Schon, Chris Ellerbroek

Back Row L to R
Joe Tome, Brian Naykki of Ely Food SHelf, Shaun Chosa, Heidi Pinkerton, Brett Ross

View the Beard Fest Snow Sculpture In This Cool 360 View

Check out this snow sculpture located a block away from the Great Nordic Beard Fest headquarters (The Boathouse Brew Pub).

Giant beard sculpture kicks off the 4th annual Great Nordic Beard Fest!

We are 4 days away form the 4th annual Great Nordic Beard Fest in Ely, Minnesota. To kick off the event (a part of the Ely Winter Festival), local snow sculptors Peter Johnson, Jim Schwartz and Chris Ellerbroek created an 8'x16' snow sculpture. It is located in between The Northern Grounds and Loony's Northwoods Emporium on the corner of Central Ave and Sheridan Street in Ely, Minnesota. The 4th annual Beard Fest will be held at The Boathouse Brewpub on Friday, Feb 2nd and Saturday, Feb 3rd.

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