Saturday beer gardens new this year to Baldwin City fesival
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.