September and
October Events

Grab your coziest flannel and stock up on the Oktoberfests: fall is coming!

While the summer sees the busiest time in Door County, nothing can compare to a fall on the peninsula. The county is still hopping with activities, now all focused on the fall harvests. Warm apple cider, crisp fall leaves, pumpkins, hayrides, and more are all staples of fall in the county. Get outside before the weather turns cold and participate in one of the fall bike rides or runs, or visit one of the local orchards for their fall harvest festivals. There is also plenty for the family to do around halloween. There is still much to explore on the Door although the season is winding down!

Peninsula Century Fall Challenge

Sister Bay
Sept. 14 

Sister Bay’s Door County century ride returns Sept. 14, 2019. Held at Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park, this northern Door County century ride features four routes, fantastic aid station food from local Sister Bay chefs, a post-ride meal from Thyme Catering, and beverages from One Barrel Brewing and Tapuat Kombucha.

Egg Harbor AleFest

Harbor View Park, Egg Harbor
Sept. 14

Enjoy unlimited sampling of more than 100 different craft beers, home brewing demonstrations, live music, and more. Visit eggharboralefest.com to buy tickets and for more information.

Harvest Festival, Car Show & Street Auction

Throughout Sturgeon Bay
Sept. 21

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 5:30 pm. Visit sturgeonbay.net for more information.

Fall Harvest Fest

Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market, Fish Creek
Sept. 21 

Enjoy complimentary wine and specialty food tasting, pick-your-own apples, free guided tours, wagon rides, live music (Last Man Standing & Friends, 12-5pm), kid's activities, and more. The fun also includes: Apple Donut Eating Contest and Apple Pie Eating Contest. Free admission.

Autumnfest & Classic Auto Show

Baileys Harbor Town Hall, Baileys Harbor
Sept. 28-29

Live music, food & drinks, arts & crafts, classic auto & motorcycle show. Hey Hey 5k Run. Free admission. Visit baileysharbor.com for more information.

Run Wild

Potawatomi State Park, Sturgeon Bay
Oct. 12

9:30am. 1/4 marathon and 5k runs begin. 10:45am. 1/3 mile Smokey Bear Run for kids ages 2-10. Visit racemine.com or search Facebook for Run Wild to register or more information.

Pumpkin Patch Festival

Harbor View Park, Egg Harbor
Oct. 12-13

Featuring carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, silent auction, live music, scarecrow and pumpkin displays, food, refreshments, and more. Visit eggharbordoorcounty.org for more information.

Fall Fun Fest & Cider Pressing Party

Washington Island Farm Museum
Oct. 12-13

Bring your own apples or buy a bucket to press into a gallon of cider. There will be entertainment, wagon rides, dip-your-own caramel apples on the spot, brats, chili, hot and cold fresh pressed cider, and kids' old fashioned games. Visit washingtonisland-wi.com for more information.

Sister Bay Fall Fest

Throughout Sister Bay
Oct. 18-20

Door County’s epic end-of-season bash. Sister Bay Fall fest features a ping pong ball drop, parade, live music throughout town, street food, arts and crafts fair, 50/50 raffle, classic auto show, children’s activities, and more. Visit cometosisterbay.com for more information.

Jack O’ Lantern Days

Throughout Fish Creek
Oct. 25-27

Halloween family fun! Mask making for kids, pumpkin carving, a haunting Halloween parade, trick-or-treating, costume parties for kids, adults, and dogs, and more. Visit visitfishcreek.com for more information.

Thrills on Third

Throughout Sturgeon Bay
Oct. 26

Enjoy a day of festive Halloween fun for the entire family! Activities include pumpkin painting, a haunted house with carnival games, a costume parade, costume contest, and trick-or-treating in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Visit sturgeonbay.net for more information.

Door County Fall 50

Throughout Door County
Oct. 26

A point-to-point 50-mile run that offers a challenge to solo or run in teams of 2-5, which showcases the western shoreline of Door County during peak fall color and ends with a party at sunset. Visit fall50.com for more information and to register.

Halloween Safe Walk

Throughout Egg Harbor
Oct. 29

Trick-or-Treat through the streets of Egg Harbor. Look for bright orange signs in the windows of participating businesses. Visit eggharbordoorcounty.org for a list of locations.

Halloween in the Harbor

Baileys Harbor Town Hall
Oct. 31

5-8pm. Trick or treating in town. 5:30-7pm. Party in Town Hall. Costume contests (6:30pm) and a scavenger hunt, games, and more. Hot dogs, snacks, and beverages available.