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Perham to host Home Brewers Fest

The first Perham Area Home Brewers Festival will be held March 25.

There's only a month left until the first annual Perham Area Home Brewers Festival.

Tickets are now on sale and there is still time for brewers to sign up and showcase their concoctions.

The event is being held March 25 from 7-10 p.m. at The Cactus Restaurant in Perham.

All donations and proceeds from the event will be given to the Otter Tail County Historical Society and East Otter Tail Historical Society.

Tickets are available at Make Me Wine, the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce, Landmark Liquors and The Cactus. They are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Appetizers will be provided by The Cactus and there will be a silent auction. Wine samples will also be provided by the local liquor store, Landmark Liquors.

"People are really excited about this event," according to Make Me Wine Owner Mary Roberts. "It's going to be a really fun event."

Brewers can still sign up to showcase their beer and wine. Brewers do not have to pay $50 or find a sponsor.

There are lots of perks for brewers that participate in the festival. Wine and beer brewers get two free admissions at the door. Brewers will need to contact Roberts with the names and they can check in at the registration that evening by 6:15 p.m.

Brewers will also receive a thank-you gift for participating donated by Signs Plus and Make Me Wine. Each brewer is asked to bring a few extra bottles of wine for the silent auction.

For businesses that would like to set up a promotional table at the event, there is a required $50 tax deductible donation to the Otter Tail County Historical Society. The $50 donation gets each business two free admissions at the door, and businesses are also asked to contact Roberts with the names.

If the brewer is a business owner and would like to promote their business at their own table, organizers are still asking for a $50 donation.

For more information, contact Mary Roberts at 218-346-9463 or by e-mail at