Following three years of family-friendly and fall-focused fun, Cactus Club has decided to bring the Beet Street Harvest Festival back for another installment. On Saturday, October 12, the Bay View bar (with some support from Goodkind and Palomino) will host a day of food, drinks, live music, baking competitions, youth-centered activities, and festival fun for all ages. Between noon and 6 p.m., a chunk of Wentworth Avenue between Goodkind and Cactus Club will be blocked off for the fourth annual event.

Cactus Club has curated an impressive and eclectic mix of local and nationally-noted talent to play outside all afternoon long, including headliner Sarah Shook & The Disarmers. When Shook and her band take the stage at 5 p.m., Cactus Club will host its inaugural Beet Street Music Video Showcase, which will screen an array of videos from local musicians in the bar’s back room. The outdoor entertainment will be followed by a 21+ after party with Browns Crew and more TBA performing inside the bar.

As always, Palomino will host the Great Midwestern Pie Championship. This year, Girls Rock Milwaukee will offer a “Punkin Contest” for youngsters. The harvest festival will also have a beneficial and community-focused angle, as groups like Girls Rock, DSA, True Skool, Teens Grow Greens, LSS Refugee Resettlement, LGBT Center Of Milwaukee, and more local organizations will be on hand to inform and engage visitors with a variety of activities. Local restaurants and farmers will sell food and produce. Of course, you can expect an abundance of beverages, including a bloody mary bar and beer from Pabst Milwaukee Brewery. There will also be a bunch of vendors, as well as an outdoor installment of the Punk Rock Rummage Sale.

We’ll post more information as the event approaches. Until then, save the date for the 4th annual Beet Street Harvest Festival and check out the music lineup below. We’ll see you there!

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
True Skool hip-hop medley and breakdancing
[Pie Contest and announcements]
Congo Gospel Music
DJ Dave Arnevik

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.