For approximately eight hours this weekend, a two-block chunk of Bay View was transformed into a fall utopia. Saturday’s inaugural Beet Street Harvest Festival—a collaboration between Goodkind, Palomino, and Cactus Club—brought live music, kegged cocktails, a baking competition, a pumpkin patch, tasty food, crafts and produce, and an inordinately long pie-eating contest to Wentworth and Potter avenues.
By all accounts, the first-year autumnal event was a smashing success, and a welcome addition to Milwaukee’s ever-growing list of festivals. If you missed it, you messed up. Fortunately, Milwaukee Record was there to take in the first of hopefully many Beet Streets. Here are just some of the patrons, performers, pies, and other things that helped make Saturday unforgettable. (All photos by PJ Moody unless otherwise noted.)