Archive for Thursday, October 18, 2012

Saturday beer gardens new this year to Baldwin City fesival

October 18, 2012

The Maple Leaf Festival will take on an Oktoberfest feel this year with two beer gardens.

A new feature at the festival, the beer gardens will not be open on Maple Leaf’s closing day Sunday.

One of the beer gardens will be in the street in a fenced-in area in front of Moni’s Seafood and Barbecue, 711 High St. Jon Cook, owner of Moni’s with his wife, Monica, said the restaurant’s beer garden would be open Friday and Saturday and manned by two off-duty police officers.

The wine and mixed drinks available inside the restaurant will not be offered in the beer garden, Cook said.

The Baldwin Soccer Supporters will offer the second beer garden on Sixth Street south of the Grove Street tennis courts. Richard Dietz said the soccer group would have two booths at the location, a traditional food booth and the beer garden.

Beer would be served in plastic cups and would have to be consumed within the fencing that encloses the beer garden, Dietz said. The garden only would be open Saturday afternoon, he said.


Torch 7 years, 8 months ago

I think this is a good thing. It shows that Baldwin is finally about to reach 1980 in its development.

  1. Oktoberfest is over. It starts in September.
  2. It's amusing to read all these caveats in place. Police manning, can't have wine, can't this, can't that, closed Sunday. Why are they closed Sunday? Religious reasons again?
  3. We're about 75 years away from this in Baldwin but there are actually places in the US right now where you can walk around with an open container during events like this. In fact, there are places where you can walk with an open container any time you want.

In any case, I can't wait to hear the shock and alarm from people about adults having a beer on a Saturday afternoon.


jerseykansan 7 years, 8 months ago

The Beer Garden at Moni's at 711 High Street WILL BE OPEN ON SUNDAY!!! This is a misprint


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