Michael Holloway
Entertainment at a Distance

Art and Artisan Fair Coming to Bayshore

Plus, there are opportunities to drink some Oktoberfest beer and go on a hike with the family.

By - Oct 2nd, 2020 01:36 pm
Bayshore Town Center. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Bayshore Town Center. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

There’s plenty to do in the Milwaukee area this week while still maintaining social distancing.

Each week, Urban Milwaukee is curating a list of events that are taking the necessary safety precautions provided by the CDC in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This week you can join in a variety of Oktoberfest celebrations including the giant MKE Beer Tent and Urban Harvest’s seasonal beer release. If you’re an artist, you can learn how to market your work from industry pros. Or check out the first ever Bayshore Art and Artisan Fair.

October 2-3: MKE Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest Weekend

MKE Brewing Co. (1128 N. 9th St.) is celebrating its second annual Oktoberfest weekend with a two-day biergarten featuring live music, games, food and lots of beer. The brewery will have a large outdoor tent set up outside of its facility. Several MKE Brewing Co. German beers will be served, and beers can be purchased by the glass or through drink packages. Drink packages are valid for four hours of beer service in the tent and includes a MKE Brewing Co. lanyard and an official MKE Oktoberfest beer stein to take home. Table reservations can be added for $25 on top of the $35 per session drink packages.

October 3: Urban Harvest Oktoberfest Beer Release

Urban Harvest Brewing Co. (1024 S. 5th St.) is celebrating the release of its annual Oktoberfest beer. The brewery will also have big discounts on its merchandise, as well $1 off of all beer garden pours from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. To reserve a spot at the beer garden, visit their website.

October 3: Tosa Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday until Oct. 17, the Wauwatosa Farmer’s Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon. In accordance with guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and local health officials, the market has added new safety precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Some important guidelines include limiting families to one healthy adult shopper (leave the kids at home if possible), one-way walking traffic routes and pre-ordering for quick pick-up. For a full list of guidelines, check out the Facebook event page. The market is located at Hart Mills Parking Lot at 7720 Harwood Ave.

October 3: Marketing for Artists Workshop

Backline MKE, a collaboration program between gener8tor and 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, is hosting its ninth workshop. The event will discuss ways to market yourself as an artist through Youtube, social media and branding. Michael Epstein of Cinematic Music Group and Drew De Leon of Alamo Records and The Digilogue are the featured panelists this time around. The virtual workshop will begin at 12 p.m. and run until 3 p.m. To register for the event, click this link.

October 3: Oak Creek Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday until the end of October, the Oak Creek Farmer’s Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market has new safety precautions in place and added an online ordering option that includes a drive-thru. Vendors start taking orders for pickup each Monday. The market is located at the Drexel Town Square, at 8040 S. 6th St.

October 3: Urban Ecology Center’s HKE MKE 2020

The Urban Ecology Center is hosting its sixth rendition of its annual MKE HKE, a family-friendly hike with the goal of raising funds to support the center’s mission. Participants have the option to complete one of three hikes, all between two and three miles long. Hike locations include Riverside Park (1500 E. Park Pl.), Washington Park (1859 N. 40th St.) or Menominee Valley (3700 W. Pierce St.). Hikers are encouraged to wear masks and can reserve time slots for self-led or guided hikes by registering online. Guided hikes are led by a UEC team member and cost $25. Self-led hikes are free, but still require signing up to ensure social distancing. For more information, visit this website.

October 3: South Shore Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday until the end of October, the South Shore Farmer’s Market at South Shore Park in Bay View will be open from 8 a.m. until noon. The market is following a new social-distancing format that will allow for safe, fast and easy transactions. Pre-orders can be made from the online store Monday through Thursday.

October 3-4: Bayshore Art and Artisan Fair

Bayshore Art and Artisan Fair, a free art festival showcasing the work of over 75 creatives, is making its debut at 5800 N. Bayshore Dr. The event is run by Amdur Productions and will have a variety of goods from food to clothing to furniture. Festival-goers will have the chance to speak with artists to learn more about their craft. A full lineup of artists can be viewed online here.

October 3-4, 6, 8: Fondy Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday until early November, the Fondy Farmers Market will be operating at 2200 W. Fond Du Lac Ave. Fresh vegetables, baked goods, wellness products and more will be sold. The event is taking precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as requiring masks and prohibiting eating on-site. Free masks are available at the information booth. SNAP benefits are accepted, and some vendors also accept WIC and Senior vouchers. The market will run from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

October 4: Greenfield Farmer’s Market

Every Sunday up until the end of October the Greenfield Farmer’s Market at Konkel Park, 5151 W. Layton Ave., will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market encourages social distancing and mask wearing. And there are one-way traffic arrows to help prevent crowded spaces. The market is accepting cash, Visa, Mastercard and SNAP benefits for payment. For more information, visit the market’s website.

October 4: Riverwest Farmer’s Market

Every Sunday until Oct. 18, the Riverwest Farmer’s Market will take place on N. Pierce Street between E. Center Street and E. Hadley Street  (next to the basketball court). Fresh produce, flowers and baked goods are just some of the stuff for sale at the market. Vendors will be set up from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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