2 food trucks, 15 breweries and multiple musicians taking the stage the Swinged Cat Aliment & Ale fest is a new celebration of food, farm, and beer!  

What is a Swinged Cat?

In 1890, South Dakota was in the midst of a drought. Mellette was doing everything in his power to keep settlers from leaving the state. On a trip to Chicago for aid, Mellette was met by Moses P. Handy, a friend and newspaperman. Handy asked Mellette, “Well, governor, how is South Dakota?”

Mellette replied, “Oh, South Dakota is a swinged cat, better than she looks.”

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4200 Alphonse Rd.
Yankton, SD 57078

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