Weekend events in Rockton for friends, lovers, and yetis
Besides the special events (see below), you'll also find sales, snacks, and giveways from Pick-A-Dilly Antiques, Hi Beautiful Bridal (limited spaces), Kiss Glass, Local Blessings, The Gem Shop, Vintage Et Cetera, and other Rockton shops and businesses, especially Saturday (see farther below).
Yeti Scavenger Hunt - Wednesday - Saturday
The hunt officially starts on Wednesday, Feb. 9 to kick off our winter activities and continues through Saturday. Find six of the yetis hidden in shops all over downtown Rockton (there are more than 15). Turn in your completed sheet and get a prize at Rockton Village Hall on Saturday between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Note: these are your small-miniature furry Yetis, not the big dancing Yeti, so shop and look carefully,
Footie Pajama Pub Crawl - Friday, 7:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - at various Rockton pubs & bars
Who doesn't love a good pub crawl where you get to wear your footie pajamas or onesies out in public? Grab your friends and make plans to catch up and warm up in downtown Rockton. As always, we'll have prizes for random winners chosen from the participants.
The Yeti: Live at the Gazebo - Saturday, 10:00- 11:00 a.m. - Settlers Park Gazebo, by the river.
It is rumored that the legendary Yeti will get musical and dance for us. Maybe some TikTok dances? We shall see! Meet him on Saturday at 10 am until 11 am at the Settlers Park gazebo. He'll bring the tunes. Hopefully his dance moves too? Kids and adults all welcome and strongly encouraged to keep up the Yeti Fest onesie/footie pajama vibe (a full eight hours after the Pub Crawl ends, so you have time to freshen up. Join the Yeti for five minutes or the whole hour. However long you can enjoy the cold weather, it's all the same price - free!
Hot Cocoa Crawl - Saturday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. afternoon
Each $12 ticket entitles you to one commemorative yeti-themed mug/spoon combination and complimentary hot cocoa flavors galore. This is something you couldn't do last year! The spoon fits ever so cutely in the handle of the commemorative yeti-themed mug. And with the mug, you get complimentary hot cocoa at each participating location in historic downtown Rockton, including Dairyhaus, The Mix, DeeDee’s, Sugar Britches & Kelley’s Market.
How it works:
- Purchase your tickets on Facebook through EventBrite.
- Pick up your mug from Rockton Village Hall beforehand during office hours (8 am to 4:30 om) or the day of the event starting at 1:00 p.m.
- Take your mug to participating locations, which are all within a three-four blocks of each other.
- Enjoy the hot chocolate, downtown Rockton, the friendly shop owners, other Yeti Fest activities, and so on.
- When you're finished, stop by Village Hall to vote for your favorite flavor, then take your merry self home with your mug.
A special thanks to the HD Jameson House for sponsoring this year's hot cocoa crawl!
Drag Queen Bingo - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m at After the Vine
Sponsored by Sugar Britches and After the Vine. Adults only. Grab your besties and get wine, chocolate and some good old-fashioned drag queen bingo with the beautiful LaMira. For $15 yet get a glass of wine, a bag of chocolate bingo card markers, and one rousing round of the fanciest bingo you've ever played. Mimosas and extra chocolate treats will also be available. To reserve your spot, email Connie with your name and how many in your party. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations will be accepted first.
JR Finally Art will have a photo booth, three Saturday make and take classes (best to reserve your space now): Winter Scarf, Circle of Love Bracelet and a Take A Bite Out of Love Planter, and take it then make it kits.
Erica's Board Creations will be open for walk-in board painting. Boards are already sanded and stained, ready to paint. Just walk-in, choose your board and stencil and then paint. Prices range from $10-$25. They will have cookies and drinks for you to enjoy while you paint.
DeeDee's Main Street Coffee & Decor will have chocolate covered strawberries and special drinks.
Talcott Free Library will have virgin mimosas and you can also make a Valentine.
Rockton Inn Pub and Grub will have a breakfast buffet for $10.49, and they will be serving mimosas, Bloody Marys, and wine in Valentine-themed glasses.
Home on Hayloft: Capturing Grace photography will snap your pictures and have scratch-off store discounts
Positive Changes Chiropractic will have photo ops.