Glendale hosting annual Root Beer Bash Saturday, August 24
GLENDALE, Wis. (CBS 58) – If you didn't know it, Glendale is one of the largest producers of root beer in the world, mostly thanks to Sprecher, and the North Shore city celebrates with an annual Root Beer Bash. This year's event will be held Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Richard E. Maslowski Community Park.
The Root Beer Bash will feature a variety of root beer-themed foods, drinks, and desserts, along with family-friendly activities provided by over thirty vendors. There will be a petting zoo, family bike ride, celebrities, chalk artist, Kid Boogie Down Concert, games, vendors, bounce houses, artisans, live music, a tie-dye factory, and the Root Beer Olympics.
The Love Monkey’s, featuring Nicolet High School’s Alumni, will come back to their “roots” and perform a free outdoor concert from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Root Beer festival starts with the Glendale Police “Stomp Out Crime” Run/Walk Fundraiser at 9:30 a.m and host a Kid’s Dash at 9:10 a.m. Participants can register for the run/walk online or register at the event.
The day’s festivities will also include the Root Beer Olympics from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This fun, outdoor challenge invites people of all ages to compete. Competitors may register the day of the festival. The petting zoo will feature baby farm animals and one named “Baby Root Beer”. Attendees can pet, hold, and feed the goats, donkeys, horses, bunnies, and ducks.