HarborMarket at the Biergarten to debut this summer

HarborMarket at the Biergarten will be held on select Sundays throughout 2024


Kenosha County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its population in 2019 was estimated to be 169,561, making it the eighth most populous county in Wisconsin. The county is named after the county seat, Kenosha, the fourth largest city in Wisconsin.

Kenosha Common Markets Inc., the Petrifying Springs Biergarten and Kenosha County Parks are partnering to bring a series of popup market events to the Biergarten this summer, organizers announced today.

HarborMarket at the Biergarten will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Sundays: June 23, July 21, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8.

Similar to the Pleasant Prairie HarborMarket events that Kenosha Common Markets continues to offer on select Sundays at Prairie Springs Park, HarborMarket at the Biergarten will include vendors selling fresh local fruits and vegetables, prepared foods, arts and crafts, and more. Live music will also be presented, along with food trucks and the German-themed food and beverage fare that the Biergarten typically offers.

“Kenosha Common Markets is excited to enter into this partnership with Kenosha County Parks and the Petrifying Springs Biergarten to bring the award-winning HarborMarket to the Pets Biergarten,” said Andrea Forgianni, Executive Director of the nonprofit Kenosha Common Markets. “The welcoming park setting is the perfect place to shop, sit back, eat, drink and relax on summer Sundays.”

Mike Grab, co-owner of the Petrifying Springs Biergarten with Tony DeBartolo, said they are pleased to partner with the market to offer yet another opportunity for recreation and relaxation in the park, while also supporting local vendors.

“Tony and I opened the Biergarten in 2017 with the goal of strengthening our local community by providing a fun, relaxed atmosphere for friends to create lasting memories,” Grab said. “Partnering with the HarborMarket this year will not only positively impact the community, butother local small business owners, which is why we are so thrilled to embark on this opportunity.”

Likewise, Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman said the addition of the market is in keeping with Kenosha County Parks’ mission to offer amenities and activities that appeal to all corners of the community.

“HarborMarket at the Biergarten provides yet another attraction to our beautiful county parks,” Kerkman said. “I’m appreciative of all of the partners who came together to get this up and running.”

The live music schedule for the market includes Pierce Vendetta and Rick on June 23, Violet Wilder on July 21, Indigo Canyon on Aug. 11 and Haley Klinkhammer on Sept. 8.

About Kenosha Common Markets Inc.:

This is the nonprofit organization that operates the weekly Kenosha HarborMarket, founded in 2003, as well as the Racine and Pleasant Prairie HarborMarkets. More information — including vendor applications — is available at https://www.kenoshaharbormarket.com.

About the Petrifying Springs Biergarten:

Kenosha County’s first and only authentic German biergarten, the Petrifying Springs Biergarten is a privately owned entity that operates in partnership with Kenosha County Parks, with a revenue share benefitting improvements to the county parks. More information is available at https://www.petrifyingspringsbiergarten.com.

About Kenosha County Parks:

Established in 1927, the Kenosha County Parks system offers more than 1,500 acres of managed recreational land at eight parks dotted across the county. More details are available at https://parks.kenoshacounty.org.