Pumpkin ‘N A Pint has successful inaugural fest

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) – The inaugural Pumpkin ‘N A Pint fest happened at Dash Park on Saturday.

For $10, visitors got a pumpkin to paint and a pint of either beer or root beer.

The event supports a new organization: the Onalaska Art Keepers.

Their goal is to support local artists.

Visitors bid on art during a live auction.

They also enjoyed live music in the autumn atmosphere while painting.

Dan Stevens, the president of the arts organization, says it’s a successful first run.

“[The] last guy that left here was insistent that we do this again next year, so I think we’ll find a way to make that happen,” says Stevens.

Stevens says they already have an idea of what they want at next year’s event.

The organization wants to turn next year’s event into a full art fair and pumpkin festival.