Following four years of family-friendly, fall-focused fun (and taking 2020 off for pandemic-related reasons), Cactus Club has decided to bring its Beet Street Harvest Festival back for another installment. From noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, the Bay View bar—in association with Palomino Bar and Goodkind—will host a day of food, drinks, live music, and autumnal entertainment for all ages. That day, a chunk of Wentworth Avenue between Goodkind and Cactus Club will be blocked off for the fifth annual event.

Like previous years, Beet Street will also feature an artists market, seasonal beverages, and The Beet Street Music Video Showcase will be looped inside Cactus Club all day long. There will be caramel apples and roasted corn available, as well as food from Frida’s Cocina Taco Truck, Twisted Plants, and more. Once again, Honeypie will host its Great Midwestern Pie Championship in conjunction with the festivities, and area organizations like Teens Grow Greens, Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Planned Parenthood, Midwest Renewable Energy Association and Bay View Historical Society will all have a presence on-site as well. According to Cactus Club, “there will be an emphasis on youth participation and activities” this year.

Of course, live music will also be a significant part of this block party. Cactus Club has assembled an eclectic and impressive lineup for this year’s Beet Street. Here it is (listed headliner to opener):

Ric Wilson
Frankie & The Witch Fingers
Mariachi Zamora
…and DJing by Cozmika between sets

Cactus Club will also host a Beet Street after party inside the venue after 6 p.m. Stay tuned for details on that as the event approaches. Until then, save the date! We’ll see you on Beet Street.

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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.