See What's Happening This Fall
So Delicious, So Door County
Sept. 3 - Oct. 23
Celebrate the harvest of Door County, featuring culinary delights including all things made with cherries, apples and other fresh produce from farmer’s markets. Door County wine, festival fare plus performances, art, music, delightful attractions and a wide variety of accommodations. The season is bursting with celebrations and color.
Seasonal Farmer’s Markets
It’s harvest time in the Door, which means our seasonal markets are overflowing with beautiful, delicious produce from local growers. Visit markets in Baileys Harbor, Sister Bay, Fish Creek, Sturgeon Bay, and Jacksonport. Schedule here>>
Rides and Runs
Fall may be the most beautiful time of year to take on a silent sports challenge in Door County, and if you want to do it with friends, you’re in luck. The season starts with the 38th annual Door County Century Ride Sept. 11, starting and finishing at the Door County Fairgrounds in Sturgeon Bay. For runners, there’s a 9-11 Fun Run in Sturgeon Bay the same day.
On Sept. 17, your challenge is in Sister Bay with the Peninsula Century Ride Fall Challenge on the grounds of Sister Bay’s beautiful Waterfront Park. On Sept. 24, start Baileys Harbor Autumnfest with a run in the Hey Hey 5k at Door County Brewing Co.
Sturgeon Bay offers the Potawatomi State Park Run Wild Oct. 8. Finally, October brings the Door County Fall 50, challenging teams and solo runners to conquer the peninsula in a run from the tip at Shoreline Restaurant in Gills Rock all the way down the shoreline to Sturgeon Bay.
Sept. 3 - 5
Live entertainment and music at the Sister Bay stage next to the beach, food & drinks, wooden boat show, kid's carnival, water ski show by Waterboard Warriors (Sunday), and fireworks over the bay (Saturday).
Ephraim Vintage Festival Hill Climb and Concours’ D’elegance
Sept. 9 - 11
This beautiful, challenging course winds its way through the picturesque village streets and traverses the steep Niagara Escarpment on Saturday. Sunday will find the vehicles lined up along the beautiful Eagle Harbor for judging and viewing by the public.
Schopf’s Dairy View Country Store
Featuring a 20-acre Corn Maze, children's games, bakery items, food, raffle, silent auction, plus corn and pie eating contests. Proceeds benefit Sunshine House.
Sturgeon Bay Harvest Festival and Street Auction
Usher in the spirit of autumn with a bountiful day on Third Avenue. Features include a classic car show, craft show, food booths, in-store specials, children’s activities, and live entertainment. Preview unique street art and attend the live auction at 5:30pm.
Lodge at Leathem Smith, Sturgeon Bay
We try to get the biggest pumpkin’s to break state record. Growers from all over the Midwest. Fun for the whole family, food and live music. Will the record be broken again in Door County? Come find out.
Egg Harbor Ale Fest
A beer lover’s escape in Egg Harbor! Enjoy unlimited sampling of more than 40 brewers and 120 different craft beers, live music, with free trolley shuttle service.
Baileys Harbor Autumnfest
Baileys Harbor celebrates the fall with live music, food and drinks, arts and crafts, a Classic Auto and Motorcycle Show, plus the Hey Hey 5k Run at Door County Brewing Co. on Saturday morning. Check out the farm market on Sunday from 9am-1pm.
Fish Creek Inside Outside Sale
Sept. 23 - 25
Fish Creek retailers will showcase special sale merchandise both inside and outside of their shops for unbeatable end-of-season sales all weekend long. Free trolley rides will be offered throughout the village on Saturday.
Fall Harvest Fest
Orchard Country Winery and Market, Fish Creek
Another great event in Fish Creek on the same day as Inside Outside Sales! Enjoy complimentary wine and specialty food tasting, pick-your-own apples, free guided tours, wagon rides,live music, kid's activities, and more! The fun also includes: Apple Donut Eating Contest and Apple Pie Eating Contest. Free admission.
Fall Fun Fest and Cider Pressing Party
Washington Island Farm Museum
Bring your own apples or buy a bucket to press into a gallon of cider. Live entertainment, wagon rides, dip your own caramel apples on the spot, brats, chili, hot and cold fresh pressed cider. Kids old fashioned games on Saturday at 1pm.
Pumpkin Patch Festival
Oct. 8 - 9
A perfect fall family event as Egg Harbor reaches its full color. Carnival rides at the marina, arts and crafts vendors, silent auction, live music, scarecrow and pumpkin displays, food, refreshments and more.
Seaquist Orchards, Sister Bay
Apple launching, pumpkin painting, indoor and outdoor mazes, make your own caramel apples, live band, brats, soup and fun at the home of Door County’s largest orchards.
Townline Art Fair
Fine Line Designs Gallery, Ephraim
Enjoy the display and sale of visual arts and fine crafts featuring over 80 professional juried artists from across the Midwest.
Door County Lighthouse Tours
Oct. 8 - 9
The Door County Maritime Museum is offering a couple of its most popular tours Columbus Day weekend.
Sister Bay Fall Festival
Oct. 14 - 16
Sister Bay’s annual end-of-season bash features live music all over the village, a huge arts and crafts fair, games and activities for kids, amazing street food and beverages, and the famous Ping Pong Ball Drop with balls redeemable for prizes!
Fall Art Crawl
Explore one-of-a-kind art galleries, shops, and nature trails. Enjoy refreshments and demonstrations while browsing for great gifts and more!
See all of the events and festivals happening in Door County this fall here.
View the full September 2016 Newsletter here.