Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary & Arboretum  hosting a Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale

Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary & Arboretum hosting a Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale

Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary & Arboretum will host a Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale fundraiser this Saturday.  All proceeds from sales will be used to support Hawthorn Hollow’s preservation efforts and educational programs. 

Attendees can browse and buy hand-crafted wreaths, swags, and other holiday décor made from Hawthorn Hollow’s own greens.  Fresh-cut greens will also be available for purchase. Stock up on homemade cookies, cakes, candies, and other goodies for your holiday table or to give as gifts. 

Santa will be here for free pictures from 10 am – 1 pm and a fun children’s craft activity.  And of course, what would a holiday event be without chestnuts roasting on an open fire?

Hawthorn Hollow’s Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale will be this Saturday, Dec. 3rd, from 9 am – 3 pm.  Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Kenosha HarborMarket will winter At the Kenosha Union Club

Kenosha HarborMarket will be moving indoors to the Kenosha Union Club, 3030 39th Ave., starting on Nov. 5th and will operate every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 29, except December 17, 24 and 31.

Kenosha HarborMarket’s outdoor season continues every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October 29th. The outdoor market is located at 2nd Avenue and 56th Street, one block west of the City of Kenosha Civil War Museum and Public Museum.

“We are pleased to be able to continue our year-round venue for our high-quality vendors and our supportive customers,” Kenosha HarborMarket Executive Director Andrea Forgianni said. “Transitioning from the outdoor season on Oct 29 to directly to the Winter HarborMarket on the following Saturday, Nov. 5, provides the community with year-round access to fresh, local foods and artisan creations.”

Forgianni said Kenosha HarborMarket has been having an exceptional summer season, with some Saturdays exceeding 140 vendor booths and 12,000 customers. The Winter HarborMarket will feature vendors offering local fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, eggs, baked goods, pantry staples, soaps, body care products, artisan creations, and prepared foods. Several food producers, including some customer favorites from the outdoor season, as well as some new ones, will continue to offer an unbeatable selection and variety of locally sourced foods, she said.


“The Winter HarborMarket continues to grow and there will be many new offerings for the public to enjoy,” she said. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our non-profit to fulfill its mission of serving the public and to support local small businesses.”

Kenosha HarborMarket Board President John Collins said the Winter HarborMarket at the Kenosha Union Club is an excellent, central city location that offers great amenities for the vendors and the public.

“The Winter Kenosha HarborMarket brings a variety of foods, goods, and services to the surrounding neighborhoods and is also very easy for people in the region to visit,” Collins said. “The Kenosha Union Club offers a great deal of space for the vendors and the public. It’s a first-floor location so it is easily accessible for people with disabilities, and there is ample parking.”

Both the Kenosha HarborMarket® and Kenosha WinterHarborMarket® accept SNAP/EBT benefits.

For more information about Kenosha HarborMarket®, visit the website at www.kenoshaharbormarket.com.

Kerkman to host Kenosha County Fall Wheel Ride this Saturday

Kerkman to host Kenosha County Fall Wheel Ride this Saturday

Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the Ninth Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park this Saturday, Sept. 24.

“It’s a great time of the year to get out and explore our county parks, and the Fall Wheel Ride is the perfect opportunity for families to get out and see some of the beautiful sites of our county” Kerkman said. “I hope to see you there.”

Riders will start at the City of Kenosha’s Kennedy Park, 4051 Fifth Ave., at 9 a.m. sharp and ride to the Petrifying Springs Park Biergarten, 5555 7th Street. Kenosha County Sheriffs deputies will bike alongside riders to and from the Biergarten. The event flyer and route can be found at https://bit.ly/3whhUV1.

Food and non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided for riders, courtesy of the Kenosha County Division of Parks in collaboration with the Petrifying Springs Biergarten. To register for this free event, please visit https://2022fallwheelride.eventbrite.com.

Riders are invited to participate in a post-ride yoga session, hosted by Warrior Poet Yoga instructor, Stephen Willis.

The post-ride get-together also coincides with the latest installment of Saturdays in the Park with Sam, a series of informal office hours that Kerkman has been holding in county parks throughout the summer. Kerkman will be at the Biergarten from 10 to 11 a.m. to meet and greet constituents.

For more Fall Wheel Ride details, event rules and information about other activities, please visit the Kenosha County Parks’ website at http://parks.kenoshacounty.org, call 262-857-1869, or follow Kenosha County Parks on Facebook at http://facebook.com/kenoshacountyparks.

Oktoberfest returns to Petrifying Springs Biergarten this Friday-Sunday, Sept. 16-18

Petrifying Springs Biergarten, in partnership with Kenosha County Parks, will celebrate Oktoberfest this Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16-18.

The weekend of festivities will include live music, authentic German food and beer, food trucks from area vendors, best-dressed lederhosen and dirndl contests, pretzel-eating competitions, and more.

Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

“This will be another great opportunity to celebrate fall and German culture in our county parks,” said Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman, who will participate in a ceremonial keg tapping at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Petrifying Springs Biergarten is a private entity that operates under a lease agreement with Kenosha County Parks, with a portion of its revenue returned to the county for parks improvements. It is located on the far-south end of Petrifying Springs Park, 5555 Seventh St., Somers.

Oktoberfest celebrations have been a popular attraction at the Biergarten since it opened in 2017, said Mike Grab, co-owner.

“It’s hard to believe this will be our sixth Oktoberfest!” Grab said. “Time flies when you’re eating Bavarian pretzels and drinking amazing German bier! We invite you to join us and take part in an amazing weekend filled with family, friends and Gemütlichkeit!”

Friday, 4 to 9 p.m.:

n Food trucks at 4 p.m.
n Hot pretzels and sausages
n Prizes for Best Dressed (Drindl and Lederhosen) n Live country music by Kyle Jennings at 6 p.m.

Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.:

n Ceremonial keg tapping with County Executive Samantha Kerkman at 1 p.m. n Food trucks at 1 p.m.; hot pretzels and sausages all day.
n Games and prize giveaways from 2 to 5 p.m.

o Men’s and women’s stein-hoisting
o Men’s and women’s pretzel-eating competition
o Best Dressed (Drindl and Lederhosen)
Competitors can win Green Bay Packers tickets and other prizes including flat-screen TVs, glass boots and more.

n Live New Orleans-style jazz by Big Style Brass Band at 6 p.m.

Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.:

n Food trucks at 1 p.m.; hot pretzels and sausages all day. n Prizes for Best Dressed (Drindl and Lederhosen)
n Live music from The Brothers Quinn at 3 p.m.


n Parking on the grass in Petrifying Springs Park is not allowed. Please park in one of the designated lots within the park, or in one of the academic lots at UW-Parkside off of Highway JR.

n Beer drinkers can bring their own stein or rent one from the Biergarten with a $5 deposit that is refunded when the stein is returned at the end of your visit.

n The Biergarten accepts cash only for food and beverage purchases. Two ATMs are available on site.

Kenosha Creative Space to host Festival Orgullo Hispano this weekend in Pennoyer Park

Kenosha Creative Space in partnership with Lomeli Butcher Shop and Midwest DJ Productions will present the second annual Festival Orgullo Hispanio — Hispanic Heritage Festival — this Saturday, Sept. 17 and 18, at Kenosha’s Pennoyer Park.

Following up on a popular inaugural event in downtown Kenosha last September, this year’s event will be an expanded version of the one-day festival that attracted a great deal of attention in 2021, said Kenosha Creative Space Executive Director Francisco Loyola.

“Last year’s event showed us there is a large audience ready and excited to celebrate Hispanic culture in Kenosha,” Loyola said. “We are excited to come back with an even bigger and better event that will offer something for everyone in our community.”

The event will run from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Throughout, there will be a jam-packed schedule of live musical entertainers and DJs, and a host of food and drink vendors available to attendees. (A list appears at the conclusion of this release.)

Admission is $10, with proceeds benefitting the nonprofit Kenosha Creative Space — a downtown-based cultural hub for Kenosha’s creative community — as well as a newly created Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund.

Karla Arzate, owner of Lomeli Butcher Shop, said she and her business are proud to support the festival.

“I think it is important not to forget our culture and to teach the new generations where we come from and how beautiful our roots are — to teach non-Hispanics what we bring from our countries such as our delicious food, music and our Folkloric dances,” Arzate said.

“We can show at this Festival how much we have left behind in our countries, coming to a strange country to work and give a better life to our families. We want to show our community how much we can do when we come together.”

Festival Orgullo Hispano entertainment schedule


Noon to 1 p.m.: DJ Pro Lion
1 to 2 p.m.: DJ Angel Tear it up
2 to 3 p.m.: Benjamin Mercado
3 to 4 p.m.: La Perla Tapatía USA
4 to 5 p.m.: Spirit Shakers ft. Loboz
5 to 5:30 p.m.: Flash Mob Dance w/ Erica 6 to 6:30 p.m.: Taco Eating Competition 6:30 to 8 p.m.: TBA
8 to 9:30 p.m.: Caché MKE
9:30 to 11 p.m.: Los Plebes

Food Vendors:


Noon to 1 p.m.: DJ Puma
1 to 2:30 p.m.: Latin Hip-Hop
2:30 to 3:35 p.m.: Tamanaco Tambor 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.: Kenosha Symphony Orchestra
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Mariachi Los Caporales 5:30 to 6:20 p.m.: Grupo Tridente
6:20 to 6:30 p.m.: Speaker, Juan Torres 6:30 to 7 p.m. Cultura Viva USA
7 to 8 p.m.: DJ Power Hour w/ DJ Diego Lobo & DJ Rolas

  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, presented by the Salinas Family

  • Lomeli Butcher Shop: Pupusas de El Salvador, Buñuelos y Empanadas de Colombia,Tacos de Harina con Barbacoa Estilo Norteno, Tamales de Oaxaca, Aguas Frescas, Chicharrones

    y Elotes

  • Aragon Tacos Borrachos: Birria Tacos, Steak Tacos & Borracho Beans

  • Pedro’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine: Tacos, Tamales, Empanadas, Churros, Raspas &


  • Mima’s Kitchen: Tostones, Rice, Plain Pincho, BBQ Pincho, Soda & Water

  • Tacos La Flama: Steak, Chicken, Al Pastor & Birria Tacos, Birria Quesadillas &

    Quesabirrias w/ Consomme

  • Taqueria De La Rosa: Tacos

  • Rock It Tacos: Tacos & Nachos w/ Steak, Chicken, Al Pastor or Shrimp

  • San Jose Bakery: Gorditas, Quesadillas, Pambazos, Papas, Chicharrones, Churros y Donas

  • Los Compadres: Refreshments

  • Big Head Tacos: Authentic Mexican Food

  • Los Elotes El Jalisco: Elotes Rostizados

  • Manda DOUGH Vegan Co: Vegan cookies and brookies inspired by Mexican American experiences

Other vendors:

  • DS Leather Design- Handmade Leather Goods & Crafts

  • Yocescrafts: Variety of handmade metal tumblers, wristlets & paper flower bouquets

  • L. Marie’s Creations & More LLC- Spiritual items, toys, resin products, candles, soaps,

    body oils and more

  • Artesanía Minga: Handcrafted products from Mexico

  • Kika’s Creations: Candy, gifts, keychains, t-shirts & chocolate covered treats

  • Royal Prestige Cookware

  • The Little Big Top Fun Company: Balloon twisting, face painting, candy cups, and Magic


  • Kenosha Public Library Bookmobile: Books, Movies, Games for borrowing, Library Card

    Signup & Storytime

  • Limitless Sin Limites Realty: Real Estate Services

  • Team Diaz eXp Realty LLC: Real Estate Services

  • St. Lawrence Seminary High School: Catholic High School Education

  • Kenosha County Publi Health: Health Equity Task Force & Narcan Training

  • Congregations United to Serve Humanity (C.U.S.H.)

  • Kenosha Creative Space

  • Spicy Freza Apparel: Latina handmade apparel

    About Kenosha Creative Space:

    Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St., is a nonprofit organization committed to creating economic opportunities for local artists, musicians, creatives, entrepreneurs and local partner organizations. The partner organizations and individual supporters share the goal of using their collective resources for the

mutual benefit of the Kenosha Creative Space, the creative community and the community at large.

To learn more about Kenosha Creative Space and its programming, check out www.kenoshacreativespace.com or search for “Kenosha Creative Space” on Facebook.