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10th annual WinterFest coming to Iowa River Landing District

Coralville Recreation

Horse-drawn trolley rides are among the festivities planned for Sunday’s WinterFest in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing District.
Coralville Recreation Horse-drawn trolley rides are among the festivities planned for Sunday’s WinterFest in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing District.

For cold-weather fun, head to Coralville on Sunday for the city’s 10th annual WinterFest in the Iowa River Landing District.

Join in on the indoor snowball fight, ride in a horse-drawn trolley, check out the model railroad, taste some root beer or get some cocoa to warm up.

The festival features frosty fun for all ages, with arts, crafts, games and STEM educational activities, caricature artist, face painting, fossils, concessions and a food drive. Indoor activities will take place in the Exhibit Hall at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 300 E. Ninth St.

All events are free. Parking is free in the Marriott south parking lot off Quarry Road with a parking voucher from the hotel’s information desk.

For details, go to Coralville.org/318/WinterFest

BRRR FEST

On Jan. 27, the focus switches to winter beer, and the annual Coralville BrrrFest.

Open only to ages 21 and over, this celebration of the beers of winter and their brewers will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Coralville Marriott.

Doors open at noon for people holding the now sold-out Brewmaster tickets. General admission tickets are $30 at Coralville.org/604/BrrrFest

Attendees can sample and purchase craft beers from breweries across the Midwest.

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Food will be available for purchase, and the Exhibit Hall will have an area for sitting and sipping. Area businesses also will be open for shopping and dining.

Festival proceeds benefit Coralville’s 4thFest and the Iowa Brewers Guild.

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