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Local Singer/Songwriter Holly Olm Ready for First Steel Bridge Songfest Appearance
- Jun 5, 2013 - 9:00:00 AM
often said that the famous Wizard of Oz story has a lot to say about
life and what’s really important to people as they make their life
journey. All we need to do is look carefully at the dilemma (and
ultimate resolution) faced by the principal characters of the tale. The
Scarecrow seeks a brain, the Tinman seeks a heart, the Cowardly Lion
wishes for more courage, and Dorothy really wants to go home, where all
Holly Olm’s life
journey has been full of challenges, both physical and emotional, but
lately an abundant amount of resolution has enveloped her body and
spirit, and all this goodness is heard in her musical compositions and
felt by anyone listening to her mellow voice and soothing sounds flowing
from her richly-toned guitar.
Sip & Savor in Sister Bay
- Jun 5, 2013 - 8:00:00 AM
and tantalize your taste buds at Sip & Savor, Sister Bay’s newest
event on the waterfront, June 8! Try your hands at kayaking or stand up
paddleboarding at Paddlefest from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., sponsored by Bay
From 12-4 p.m., swirl and sample wine and hard cider from 6 Door County
wineries: Harbor Ridge, Island Orchard Cider, Orchard Country, Red Oak,
Simon Creek, and Von Stiehl. Savor cheese from Door County
cheesemakers: Door County Creamery, Renards and Schoolhouse Artisan
cheese. And learn more about cheese and wine during demonstrations by
the professionals throughout the afternoon.
Taste your way
through Sister Bay restaurants’ select menu items during the Taste of
Sister Bay. Tickets are $10 for wine and cheese, $10 for food at Taste
of Sister Bay, $5 for kids 10 and younger.
Egg Harbor’s Frosty Fest Set for New Year’s Day
- Dec 26, 2012 - 8:10:00 AM
Harbor Business Association (EHBA) announces this year’s Frosty Fest
schedule to include Egg Harbor’s New Year’s Day parade, a one-mile Icy
Fun Run and great New Year’s holiday shopping specials. Egg Harbor is
sure to be the desired family-friendly place for zany fun this holiday
Come join the fun!
The village of Egg Harbor comes to life on January 1 at
1:00 pm for the 35th annual New Year’s Day Parade. There’s an open
invitation to virtually anyone to join the Egg Harbor New Year’s Day
parade. The parade lineup begins at Stella Maris Parish, 7710 Hwy 42 in
downtown Egg Harbor. The parade runs north through the village from
Harbor School Road to County Hwy E. Parking is available on Church
Street. There is no formal registration required.
Egg Harbor Holly Days Festival Set
- Nov 21, 2012 - 7:30:03 AM
Harbor Business Association (EHBA) announces this year’s Holly Days Festival to be held the weekend of Thanksgiving, November 23 and 24. The
event is to kick off the official Christmas shopping season with a
little family fun, lots of holiday decorations and festive activities
for all ages.
The event starts with Breakfast with Santa at the Landmark Resort on Friday, November 23 from 8:30 to 10:30 am.
Fall Festival Celebrates Local Harvests
- Sep 19, 2012 - 8:45:00 AM
Country Winery & Market will host its 8th Annual Fall Harvest Fest
on Saturday, September 22nd from 10 am-5 pm.
Enjoy complimentary tasting of Orchard Country wines, local micro brews
and farm market foods; plus free guided winery tours – every hour from
10 am – 4 pm.
Hop aboard a horse-drawn wagon ride throughout the scenic orchards or pick a bag of estate-grown apples.
The fun continues with live music from 1 pm – 5 pm by Bacchus Lotus,
craft and food vendors, a food tent supporting Gibraltar High School
Band, and two delicious events – an apple pie eating contest at 1:00 pm
and a donut eating contest at 2:00 pm; open to kids and adults.
Kids Love Egg Harbor Pumpkin Patch Festival
- Sep 12, 2012 - 9:00:00 AM
Egg Harbor's Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival is
one of the best events in Door County for kids. It's held in early October in downtown Egg Harbor. Going strong now for
about two decades, Pumpkin Patch seems to have become synonymous with
colorful fall fun on the Peninsula. People come from all over the
Midwest and beyond, year after year, to soak in the feeling this busy
event imbues. They eat, play, relax, and depart with cheer. Children are
major participants in this festival.
love Pumpkin Patch Festival, plain and simple. Why?
Door County Welcomes 2012 Plein Air Artists
- Aug 1, 2012 - 8:44:47 AM
or outdoor painting is big in Door County. Last week artists from all
over the country arrived in the area to focus on our undeniably
beautiful scenery and to paint diligently for a week.
Margaret (Mac) Schueppert's work.
Paintings will be
exhibited through August 18th at the Guenzel Gallery at The Peninsula
School of Art, the event sponsor. The Festival, in its sixth year, gains
in popularity with each presentation.
Orchard Country Winery Summer Harvest Festival Celebrates Tart Cherries
- Jul 18, 2012 - 8:20:00 AM
Country Winery & Market will host its 8th Annual Summer Harvest
Cherry Fest on Saturday, July 21st from 10 am – 5 pm.
Cherry pie eating contest at Lautenbach's Orchard Country Winery & Market.
tasting of Orchard Country wines, local micro brews and farm market
foods – featuring the popular tart Montmorency cherry.
Door County Prepares For Annual Renaissance Faire
- Jun 27, 2012 - 8:40:59 AM
Door County Renaissance Development Group, Inc. is preparing for its
3rd annual Renaissance Faire, and this year is set to be the best yet.
Favorite performers such as the Noble Cause Jousters, Juggling Gypsy
Geoff, and 3 Pints Gone will return along with Queen Catherine, King
Edward and their Royal Court. There are also many new performers on the
schedule this year.
Tib & Firemoon balancing act.
The Faire is a fun
and educational event that the whole family can enjoy providing
interactive demonstrations and hands on learning experiences in a
beautiful natural woodland setting.
Nancy Davis, Ephraim’s 2012 Fyr Bal Chieftain
- Jun 20, 2012 - 8:50:42 AM
past weekend, Ephraim celebrated its 48th annual Fyr Bal, a traditional
summer festival culminating in the recognition of an exemplary
community member, known as each year’s honorary “Chieftain.” Long-time
Ephraim resident, Nancy Davis, was awarded the title of 2012 Fyr Bal
Paul Wilson crowning Nancy Davis.
pronounced ‘fear ball,’ it is a celebration of Ephraim’s Scandinavian
heritage, including rituals dating back to the 1700s.
Jacksonport Celebrates 40 Years of Maifest
- May 16, 2012 - 8:40:00 AM
will be a weekend of milestones in Jacksonport on Memorial Day weekend
this year as the community prepares for the 40th annual Maifest
celebration, scheduled for Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27, 2012.
Since 1973, the community has hosted Door County’s unofficial summer
kickoff festival along the lakeshore at Lakeside Park, located at the
intersection of County V and Highway 57.
Maifest Parade Marshals Dan & Doreen Carmody.
highlights include the grand parade at 10:30 AM on Saturday, a juried
arts and crafts fair beginning at 9 AM both days, live music in the
performance tent both days, the Maifest 10K and 2 mile fun run at 9 AM
on Sunday and the Frontier Farmers Horsepull begins at 1 PM on Sunday at
the ball park.
Beat the Winter Blues with Fun, Food, & Wine
- Feb 1, 2012 - 8:45:26 AM
Discover the fun of winter at Lautenbach's Orchard Country Winery & Market on Saturday, February 4th from 10 am - 5pm.
Saturday, February 4.
winery and market’s 7th Annual Winter Wine and Cherry Fest will include
wine and product tasting featuring the popular tart Montmorency cherry
in celebration of National Cherry Month; plus an assortment of food and
bakery items to purchase.
popular winter festival highlights the annual Cherry Pit Spit
Competition. The contest begins at 1:30 pm, is open to all ages, and
awards prizes to the winner in each category.
Jacksonport Polar Bear Club Prepares for 26th Annual Swim
- Dec 25, 2011 - 9:19:43 AM
Jacksonport Polar Bear Club is preparing to take their annual plunge
into Lake Michigan for the 26th time at 12 Noon CST on Sunday January 1,
Are you Plunging?
the past twenty-five years the Jacksonport Polar Bear Club has
celebrated the New Year by going for an icy dip into Lake Michigan at
Lakeside Park in Jacksonport along Door County Wisconsin’s eastern
coast. An estimated 600-800 swimmers are expected to take the plunge
during the group’s 26th annual event, which puts this polar bear swim
among the largest in the country.
Jacksonport Polar Bear Club Gets Another Call From Hollywood
- Dec 7, 2011 - 8:41:35 AM
Swimmers needed for December 10 filming event at Lakeside Park
The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club is
looking for volunteer swimmers to don their trunks and take a dip into
Lake Michigan on Saturday December 10 as part of a video being filmed
about the popular New Year’s Day event that first started in Jacksonport
back in 1986.
Capture the Spirit of the Holidays in Sister Bay!
- Nov 23, 2011 - 8:41:48 AM
up your holiday spirit, tune up your caroling voice, bundle up the kids
and join the festivities at Sister Bay’s Capture the Spirit event,
November 25 & 26!
Tree Lighting. Photo by Len Villano.
lights will glow brightly Friday, Nov. 25 beginning at 4:30 p.m. with
the lighting of luminaries around downtown and the Village Christmas
tree and decorations at the corner of Mill Road and N. Bay Shore Dr.
Free Tickets to Benefit Concert for Door County Renaissance Development Group
- Sep 21, 2011 - 8:50:00 AM
Jazz Artist Rick DellaRatta will be in Sturgeon Bay to donate his time
and talents to raise funds for Door County Renaissance Development
Group. The benefit concert will take place at the Oasis Center of the
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1756 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, on
Friday, September 30, 2011 at 6:00 PM. Advance ticket prices are $25
and at the door $35.
to Door County business sponsors: Door County Realty, Welcome Home
Realty, W.E. Construction, Village Green Lodge, Peninsula Vision Care,
Peninsula Jeweler, Spa Verde, and Sandra Stetler - LMT; a limited
number of FREE VIP tickets are available.
Annual Fall Harvest Festival Offers Family Fun
- Sep 14, 2011 - 8:37:13 AM
Orchard Country Winery & Market will host its 7th Annual Fall
Harvest Fest on Saturday, September 24th from 10am - 5pm.
complimentary tasting of Orchard Country wines, local micro brews and
farm market foods. The fall festival will also include free guided
winery tours - every hour from 10am - 4pm, and face painting and
balloons by Happyness Clowns from 11am - 4pm.
Door County Humane Society's Bark in the Park A Camel-Sized Success
- Aug 31, 2011 - 9:00:00 AM
Door County Humane Society's Annual Bark in the Park 2011 will leave
lasting memories in the minds of its many participants, which included
about 100 humans, 60 dogs, 3 cats, and 1 camel. How does a cat participate in the promenade around the park? You'll have to check out the video
later in this article to find out!
Bark in the Park 2011.
Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay was a great place to be on Saturday,
August 27. The weather was perfect, with temperatures in the high 70's,
partly sunny skies, and a light breeze.
Historic Horseshoe Bay Barns Host Egg Harbor's 150th Celebration
- Aug 17, 2011 - 8:57:05 AM
A rare opportunity to view historic 19th century industrial farm complex
Murphy Farm at Horseshoe Bay.
On Saturday, August 27 the Egg Harbor Historical Society will host a
picnic on the grounds of the historic Horseshoe Bay Barns to celebrate
Egg Harbor's 150th anniversary. All those interested in Door County's
history and preserving our stories for future generations are invited to
Former employees and friends of Horseshoe Bay Farms, one of the county's
most picturesque buildings, will conduct tours of the 10 building
How to Build (or not) and Sail (or not) Your Sikaflex Challenge Boat
- Aug 3, 2011 - 8:51:30 AM
On Saturday, August 6, boat building teams will spend the morning building their little wooden
boats. They'll use Sikaflex to hold them together. Later these gallant sailors take to the
water, and they hope that the water doesn't take them.
Sikaflex holds your little boat together.
probably wondering what Sikaflex really is. Well, you'll see it being
used to seal up the pieces of the boats in the accompanying video. It
comes in a tube, much like regular caulk compound, and it's white and
gooey. It makes the little craft watertight if applied correctly.
Old & New Combine for 21st Annual Classic & Wooden Boat Festival
- Aug 3, 2011 - 8:46:06 AM
Door County Maritime Museum is building off the "Boats, Books &
Brushes" theme it introduced two years ago at this year's Classic &
Wooden Boat Festival as it continues to broaden its appeal beyond the
collection of interesting and stunning vessels it attracts each summer.
It floats! Photo credit: Steve Allen.
will still be plenty of boats on the museum grounds in Sturgeon Bay the
weekend of Aug. 6-7 and the ever-popular Sikaflex Challenge boat
building competition returns for its two-day run, but some new elements
have been added to entertain and educate all ages.
Peninsula Music Festival 59th Season Calendar of Events Week 2
- Aug 3, 2011 - 8:32:55 AM
Tuesday, August 9, 8:00 p.m. - Baroque & Classics
Jason Vieaux, Guitar.
Stephen Alltop, Conductor & Harpsichord
Jason Vieaux, Guitar
Igor Yuzefovich, Violin
Bach - Harpsichord Concerto No. 4; Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5;
Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Guitar Concerto No. 1; Schubert - Symphony No. 5
Carlsville Day 2011 Features Sesquicentennial Celebration of Town of Egg Harbor
- Jul 27, 2011 - 8:42:26 AM
Nestled along Highway 42, halfway between Sturgeon Bay and
Egg Harbor, the little Door County community of Carlsville may be small
in size, but big in spirit! DISCOVER CARLSVILLE DAY, held on the last
Saturday in July, is their annual festival featuring tours of an
award-winning winery and operating dairy farm, as well as food, live
music, games for kids, a parade, a doggie contest, arts and crafts and a
Wild West Reenactment.
UW-Madison Marching Band to perform at Carlsville Day.
Peninsula Music Festival 59th Season Calendar of Events
- Jul 27, 2011 - 8:19:32 AM
It's Music Festival time! Here's the schedule for Week 1:
Jason Vieaux, Guitar.
Tuesday, August 2, 8:00 p.m. - Festival Opening
Victor Yampolsky, Conductor
Felicia Moye, Violin
Wendy Warner, Cello
Winston Choi, Piano
Verdi - Overture to Nabucco; Beethoven - Triple Concerto; Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3
Inaugural Sturgeon Bay Maritime Festival
- Jul 13, 2011 - 8:25:41 AM
an effort to better celebrate the area's rich maritime heritage the
Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay Visitor's Center, City of
Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Committee and Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club are
bringing together a collection of loosely associated events to create
the first annual Sturgeon Bay Maritime Festival. The festival includes
many long-standing annual events along with new and exciting activities
to help honor local Coast Guard personnel and their families for their
service and many contributions to the community.
Maritime Festival planned in Sturgeon Bay.
Annual Summer Harvest Festival Promotes Tart Cherries
- Jul 13, 2011 - 8:19:17 AM
Orchard Country Winery & Market will host its 7th Annual Summer
Harvest Cherry Fest on Saturday, July 23rd from 10am - 5pm.
Cherry festival is July 23.
complimentary tasting of Orchard Country wines, local micro brews and
farm market foods - featuring the popular tart Montmorency cherry. The
summer festival will also include free guided winery tours - every hour
from 10am - 4pm, and face painting and balloons by Happyness Clowns from
11am - 4pm.
Viva la Cottage Hosts Summer Vintage Market
- Jul 6, 2011 - 8:22:57 AM
Viva la Cottage is a contented blend of some things old and some things
new, a combination of vintage and contemporary that works well for owner Angie
McMahon. "I love vintage and visiting vintage markets, especially those that
have a flair for displaying their wares in unusual ways, demonstrating how to
blend vintage items in new ways," she explained.
And on Saturday, July 9th, McMahon will share her enthusiasm
for everything vintage in an all-day market amid the gardens surrounding her
shop in Sister Bay.
Flea Market Saturday, July 9
Maritime Museum Seeks Boat Festival Entries
- Jul 6, 2011 - 8:16:51 AM
Door County Maritime Museum Classic & Wood Boat Festival is making
its annual call for entries and this year that includes a new event as
the festival adds a Maritime Mart for those wishing to sell nautical
materials, including arts & crafts.
Team building their boat at Sikaflex Challenge.
The festival is
scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 6 & 7 and annually features a
remarkable assortment of vessels with judges awards for power, sail and
self-powered boats. Festival attendees will also vote for People's
Choice award winners on the Saturday of the show. Registration materials
are available at the museum, 120 N. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay, or you
can register online at www.dcmm.org.
Door County's Renaissance Fantasy Faire Begins June 25
- Jun 22, 2011 - 8:05:16 AM
Renaissance Fair here this weekend!
The 2nd Annual
Renaissance Fantasy Faire will return for two weekends this summer on
June 25 - 26 and July 2 - 3, 2011. Suspend reality and step
back in time while enjoying the rousing festival atmosphere of a
charming Olde World country market day. The Faire abounds with "goodly
merchants, crafters, Royals, musicians, storytellers, jugglers, belly
dancers, faeries, pirates and fooles!"
The age of
romance, chivalry and adventure is recreated with Knights on horseback
performing live armored jousts. Become a part of the festivities by
dressing in period attire. Family friendly "Edutainment" for
Official Sesquicentennial Celebration for the Town of Egg Harbor Planned
- Mar 29, 2011 - 5:50:00 AM
Time to mark the calendar for another festival happening
this summer in Door County! This one is for the Town of Egg Harbor. Not
to be confused with the Village of Egg Harbor, the "town" is actually
the township of Egg Harbor and encompasses quite a bit of rural area
adjacent to the village and beyond.
This event is the official Sesquicentennial Celebration commemorating the founding of the
Town of Egg Harbor. There will be a parade starting at 10:00 am, food, fun and games. In
celebration of the Town of Egg Harbor's 150th birthday, local bands will
perform at the Town Hall, located on County I, just one mile east of
18th Annual Door County Lighthouse Festival Event Set
- Mar 22, 2011 - 8:55:00 AM
for the 18th Annual Door County Lighthouse Festival tours and cruises
go on sale Monday, April 4. But the sponsoring Door County Maritime
Museum will give its membership first crack at the tickets beginning
Monday, March 21. The festival returns to the second weekend in June
with activities planned from Friday-Sunday, June 10-12.
St. Pat's Day Parade in Sturgeon Bay
- Mar 15, 2011 - 8:58:00 AM
St. Patrick's Day 2011 in Sturgeon Bay saw a large parade downtown. Big snowflakes started falling and reminded all celebrants that winter was certainly not over. A fun parade it was, and the sea of green was pleasant on the eyes.
Watch our movie to see the fun firsthand!
Door County Renaissance Fantasy Faire 2011
- Mar 15, 2011 - 8:49:00 AM
The 2nd Annual Renaissance Fantasy Faire will return for two weekends
this summer on June 25 - 26 and July 2 - 3, 2011. Suspend
reality and step back in time while enjoying the rousing festival
atmosphere of a charming Olde World country market day. The Faire
abounds with "goodly merchants, crafters, Royals, musicians,
storytellers, jugglers, belly dancers, faeries, pirates and
The age of romance, chivalry and adventure
is recreated with Knights on horseback performing live armored jousts.
Become a part of the festivities by dressing in period attire. Family
friendly “Edutainment” for everyone!
mile North of Carlsville turn East off Hwy 42 and go 1/2 mile to 5226
Monument Point Road. Call 920-973-8233 or get more info at:
Play Human Foosball at Fish Creek Winter Festival
- Feb 1, 2011 - 6:32:00 AM
to Fish Creek Winter Festival this year and play a new game. Human
foosball! It's a new twist on an old game. Everyone has played foosball
at the bar
but now the time has come to give human foosball a try. The Human
Foosball Tournament makes its exhibition debut at the 24th annual Fish
Creek Winter Games on Saturday, Feb. 5 with the first game starting at
Egg Harbor Wins Door County Magazine's Best Fireworks DIsplay Award
- Jan 18, 2011 - 5:45:00 AM
Egg Harbor has been awarded a "Best of" award for 2010!
Jacobs, Door County Publishing Company, presents Jeff Larson, president
of the Egg Harbor Business Association, with the '2010 Best of' award
to Egg Harbor for the Best Fireworks Display as determined by the
readers of Door County Magazine.
Egg Harbor Business Association Introduces Winter Harbor Madness
- Jan 11, 2011 - 2:00:00 AM
new winter festival is coming to Door County! It will take place in Egg
Harbor, known for Pumpkin Patch Festival, New Year's Parade, and Frosty Fest. Including
an ice fishing tournament, snowmobile poker run and dance, Winter
Harbor Madness will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011, Martin Luther
King Jr. weekend.
Join the Egg Harbor New Year's Parade for Zany Fun
- Dec 28, 2010 - 8:45:00 AM
The Egg Harbor New Year's Parade has been a happening for over thirty years. How many places have a parade on such a day? Isn't that day reserved for football, recovery from New Year's Eve, and generally schlepping around at home and accomplishing little? Not so in the charming village of
Harbor, Wisconsin, a place which suddenly comes to life on January 1 in the early afternoon. In fact, it celebrates life,
County style. So how did this parade get its start? A short history lesson begins the story of one of Wisconsin's most interesting parades.
Egg Harbor Frosty Fest Kicks off 2011
- Dec 28, 2010 - 5:00:00 AM
County will soon have a brand new festival to add to the ever-growing
roster of fun things to do on the Peninsula. Granted, there are not many
festivals and the like during the winter months, but over the past
decades the list has grown.
Egg Harbor's new Frosty Fest is the
latest foray into the concept of a winter gathering in this magical
place. It's actually not a brand new offering for this particular day in
this particular village. For more than 30 years, Egg Harbor has hosted a
New Years Parade.
Ephraim's Christmas in the Village
- Nov 27, 2010 - 8:17:32 AM
miss Ephraim's Christmas in the Village event on Saturday, December 4,
2010! Many of the activities take place in or near the Ephraim Village
Hall, right downtown. The moment you step inside this wonderful old
building, you'll feel the spirit of Christmas past. A popular annual
event, you'll find lots of arts and crafts available, with artisans
often demonstrating their techniques. There's also cookie decorating and
heritage games in the afternoon.
Sister Bay Capture the Spirit of the Holidays
- Nov 25, 2010 - 8:51:58 AM
Warm up your holiday spirit, tune
up your caroling voice, bundle up the kids and join the festivities at Sister
Bay's Capture the Spirit event, Nov. 26 & 27!
The village lights will glow
brightly Friday, Nov. 26 beginning at
4:30 p.m. with the lighting of luminaries
around downtown and the Village Christmas
tree and star at the corner of Mill Road and N. Bay Shore Dr. (Hwy. 42). Father Christmas will bring good
tidings and merriment to all with his arrival and as he leads the children to
the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library for
storytelling and crafts, after the tree lighting. Light refreshments will
be served at the tree lighting. The Door
County Trolley will offer free rides around the village to shoppers and
visitors from 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.