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Waukesha County Park System is proud to partner with local breweries to host a variety of beer gardens. These family-friendly events take place in many of our county parks.

  • Schedule

    2022 Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Garden Schedule

    The Park System's Automatic License Plate Reader System is active and vehicle license plates are automatically recorded. A Daily Park Entrance Permit or Annual Park Entrance Sticker is required for all vehicles utilizing the fee-based parks. Purchase entry permits online! Pay within 5 days of visit to avoid a violation ticket. 


    Date Hours Location Learn More
    Friday, May 27 4 - 9 pm

    Minooka Park
    1927 E Sunset Dr., Waukesha
    Beach Area
    Google Map

    Get the details!

    Saturday, May 28^ 3 - 9 pm

    Minooka Park
    1927 E Sunset Dr., Waukesha
    Beach Area
    Google Map

    Get the details!

    ^ Saturday, May 28
       Pop-Up Professionals
       4 - 6 pm

    Visit the Pop-Up Professionals booth at the beer garden to play Splash and Trash Trivia with Waukesha County Parks and Land Use staff!

     
    Sunday, May 29 3 - 9 pm

    Minooka Park
    1927 E Sunset Dr., Waukesha
    Beach Area
    Google Map

    Get the details!

    Friday, June 3 4 - 9 pm Fox River Park
    W264 S4500 River Rd., Waukesha
    Picnic Area 2
    Google Map 
    Get the details!
    Saturday, June 4 3 - 9 pm Fox River Park
    W264 S4500 River Rd., Waukesha
    Picnic Area 2
    Google Map
    Get the details!
     Friday, June 10^  4 - 9 pm Menomonee Park
    W220 N7884 Town Line Rd., Menomonee Falls
    Beach Area
    Google Map 
    Get the details!
    ^ Friday, June 10
       Pop-Up Professionals
       4 - 6 pm
    Visit the Pop-Up Professionals booth at the beer garden to play Splash and Trash Trivia with Waukesha County Parks and Land Use staff!  
     Saturday, June 11  3 - 9 pm Menomonee Park
    W220 N7884 Town Line Rd., Menomonee Falls
    Beach Area
    Google Map 
    Get the details!
     Friday, June 24  4 - 9 pm Muskego Park
    S83W20370 Janesville Rd., Muskego
    Beach Area
    Google Map
    Get the details!
     Saturday, June 25  3 - 9 pm Muskego Park
    S83W20370 Janesville Rd., Muskego
    Beach Area
    Google Map
    Get the details!
    Friday, July 1~  4 - 9 pm Mukwonago Park
    S100W31900 County Hwy LO, Mukwonago
    Picnic Area 2 & 3
    Google Map
    Get the details!
     ~ Friday, July 1
       Bats 'n Brews Bat Survey
       8:30 - 9 pm
    Join Wisconsin Master Naturalist, Carrie Frantz, at Mukwonago Park to conduct bat surveys using high-tech detectors that identify bats by recording their ultrasonic calls! Registration is recommended, geared for ages 8+.  Register for the free session!
     Saturday, July 2  3 - 9 pm Mukwonago Park
    S100W31900 County Hwy LO, Mukwonago
    Picnic Area 2 & 3
    Google Map
    Get the details!
    Friday, July 8*^  4 - 9 pm  Retzer Nature Center
    S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha
    Patio Area
    Google Map
    Get the details!
     * Friday, July 8
       Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium Laser Shows
    $5.00/person per show
    Advance ticket purchase recommended.
     ^ Friday, July 8
        Pop-Up Professionals
        4 -6 pm

    Visit the Pop-Up Professionals booth at the beer garden to play Splash and Trash Trivia with Waukesha County Parks and Land Use staff!

     
     Saturday, July 9*  3 - 9 pm  Retzer Nature Center
    S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha
    Patio Area
    Google Map
    Get the details!
      * Saturday, July 9
        Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium Laser Shows
     $5.00/person per show
    Advance ticket purchase recommended.
  • Raised Grain FAQs

    Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Gardens Frequently Asked Questions

    Visit Raised Grain's website or follow Raised Grain Brewing on Facebook for up-to-date information.


    Do I have to pay to get into the park?
    Yes, park entrance fees apply during the season. You can purchase the daily entrance fee of $6 per vehicle online or use your annual sticker to access the park and beer garden. The Automatic License Plate Reader System will automatically record vehicle license plates. Purchase entry permits and stickers online now! Pay within 5 days of visit to avoid a violation ticket.

    What time is the Pop-Up Beer Garden?
    The hours of the Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Gardens are as follows, unless otherwise noted:
    Fridays 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Last call is at 8:30 p.m.)
    Saturdays 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Last call is at 8:30 p.m.)

    Why are there no beer tokens this year?
    Due to policy changes at the State level, we are not able to offer tokens this year. If you plan on coming again, we encourage you to purchase an annual park sticker that provides year-round access to all nine fee-based parks in the Waukesha County Park System. Purchase a 2022 Annual Sticker online now! 

    Can I bring my own glass or stein?
    No, there will be no reuse of cups and no refillable steins will be allowed at the Pop-Up Beer Gardens.

    Is outside food permitted?
    Yes, you can bring outside food and non-alcoholic drinks to the Pop-Up Beer Gardens. No carry-in alcohol.

    Will there be food to purchase?
    We cannot guarantee that there will be food available for purchase, however, Raised Grain is working cooperatively with a number of local food trucks. Please see Raised Grain's website or follow Raised Grain Brewing on Facebook for up-to-date information.

    Can I bring my own alcohol?
    No, you are not allowed to bring alcohol. Non-alcoholic beverages are permitted. Raised Grain will also have Gluten Free beer and Hard Seltzer options.

    Will there be entertainment?
    There will be communal yard games (Cornhole, Giant Jenga, and Giant Shut The Box) for patrons to enjoy. Patrons are welcome to bring their own as well.

    Can I reserve a table?
    No, we are currently not taking reservations for tables. We will have a limited number of picnic tables available, and we encourage you to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

    Will the event be canceled due to weather?
    Raised Grain Brewing will make the decision to cancel the Pop-Up Beer garden due to weather and will announce it on the Raised Grain Brewing Facebook page.

    Where in the park will the beer garden be?
    Fox River – Picnic Area 2
    Menomonee – Beach Area
    Minooka – Beach Area
    Mukwonago – Picnic Area 2 & 3
    Muskego – Beach Area
    Retzer Nature Center - Patio Area

    Can I swim during the event?
    Yes, you can swim during swim season. Please follow all beach/swimming rules.

    Can I bring my dog to the beer garden?
    Yes, well-behaved dogs are welcome at all locations except Retzer Nature Center. Dogs must be kept on a maximum 6’ leash at all times. Please reference our dog rules for more information.

    Can my dog swim during the event?
    Yes, dogs can swim in designated dog swim areas only. During swim time, your dog can be let off-leash, but must be under your control at all times. Please reference our dog swim rules for more information.

    What are the smoking rules?
    There is no smoking/vaping allowed within 100 feet of the beer garden. We ask that you are considerate of those around you and dispose of cigarette butts properly.

    When do you stop serving beer?
    Last call is at 8:30 pm, and the park closes at 10 pm, unless otherwise noted.