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Calendar of Events

October 2014

October calendar

NOTE: Schedules sometimes change, so always confirm with the organization in question to make sure that the event you are interested in, is still scheduled to take place

 

EXHIBIT – PIRATES – SHIP TO SHORE – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: Thru 12/31/2014
At the Door County Maritime Museum. This ongoing exhibit explores the life and times of the buccaneers and scalawags that roamed the east coast of North America and the Caribbean Sea during the golden age of piracy. Call for info at 920-743-5958. 

DOOR COUNTY TROLLEY TOURS
Dates of Event: 5/2014 – 10/2014
Take an "Old Time" Trolley ride and see breathtaking vistas from Door County 's scenic bluffs overlooking the islands. As we traverse the land, we'll share the legend and lore unique to each area. Don't forget to bring your camera! Learn from the locals the best places to wine, dine, and relax.  3-4 tours daily.  Pick up at Orchard Country Winery (1/2 mile south of Fish Creek on Highway 42). Also, there are Lighthouse Tours, Winery Tours and even Ghost Tours! (June – October). You can even rent the trolley for a wedding!  Check it out at Door County Trolley and tell them DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you. Info at 920-868-1100. 

BLOODY MARYS AND BRUNCH TROLLEY TOUR – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 5/11/14 - 10/26/14 (Sundays only)
10:00 AM pick up at Orchard Country Winery in Fish Creek, then embark on 3.5 hour trolley tour which includes brunch and beverages stops at the following places: Coyote Roadhouse, Log Den Restaurant and Alpine Resort. Tour includes chaffuered Trolley Transportation, 3 Bloody Mary's or Mimosa's (may substitute for beer or non alcoholic beverges) and Sunday Brunch is included in tour price. Info http://www.doorcountytrolley.com/. 

DOOR COUNTY FIREBOAT CRUISES – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event : Mid May through Early October
Cruise launches from the dock adjacent to the Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N. Madison Ave. Each narrated tour lasts 1-1/2 hours and cruises either through the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal or to Sherwood Point Lighthouse (weather permitting). Snacks and refreshments, including full bar, are available on board for sale during the cruise. Daily cruises during July-August peak season. Info 920-495-6454 or http://www.ridethefireboat.com/tourdetails.html 

THIRD AVENUE PLAYHOUSE, SUMMER FALL SEASON – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event:

  • 6/19/14: GURU GANESHA BAND
  • 7/2/14 – 7/25/14: TALLEY’S FOLLY
  • 7/26/14: JULIAN HAGEN AND FAMILY
  • 7/30/14 – 8/24/14: TRICK BOXING
  • 8/26/14 – 8/30-14: BOOMERAGING: From LSD to OMG
  • 9/4/14 – 9/26/14: PRIVATE LIVES
  • 10/1/14 – 10/19/14: THE FANTASTICKS

Third Avenue Playhouse is Door County’s year-round performance center located in historic downtown Sturgeon Bay. Its eclectic programming includes concerts, theatre, classes and community events on the 250-seat Main Stage and the newly-renovated, intimate 84-seat Studio Theatre. TAP is home to the Stage Door Theatre Company. Info and ticket info, call (920) 743-1760 or www.thirdavenueplayhouse.com 

HANDS ON ART STUDIO ADULT NIGHTS – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: Year-round
Hands On Adult Nights are from 6:30-10:00 each Friday night all year long attracting a diverse crowd, 21 and older, for food, drink, and do-it-yourself art projects in the relaxed atmosphere of the Art Barn. Selected Adult Nights are Rock N’ Roll Art Nights featuring Live Music. It is a 3 1/2 hour kids-free zone. All the studio spaces are open and ready for you to have a fun evening playing with art. The studio fee for the entire evening is $7 plus the cost of your art project. Feel free to bring your own appetizers and drinks. We have pizza, soft drinks and beer available for purchase. Call 920-868-9311 or visit http://www.handsonartstudio.com/ for more info and schedule. 

SEGWAY PERSONAL TRANSPORTER TOURS – 7 TOURS
Dates of Event: Through November (call to confirm dates)

  • 1 ½ hr tours: Peninsula State Park-Fish Creek, Baileys Harbor Lighthouses, Egg Harbor, Ellison Bluff, Sturgeon Bay, Shipwrecks, Cave Point, Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard and Lighthouse
  • 50 min tours: Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay
  • 5 hr. tour: Washington Island
  • Seasonal Tours

Looking for a unique way to see the sights of Door County? How about on the two wheels of a Segway Personal Transporter? After 20-40 min. training on the Segway PT, you will glide up and down hills, to scenic and breathtaking overlooks, rustic roads, country neighborhood and Lake Michigan shoreline. Keep your eyes open and bring a camera, as you are likely to spot deer or other wildlife, rare vegetation as well as popular and historic places and buildings. Go to http://glidenew.com/segwaythedoortours.html for more info or call 920-376-0256. Packages available.

AMERICAN FOLKLORE THEATRE - PENINSULA STATE PARK
Dates of Event: 6/11/14 - 8/23/14 Summer Season
Aug 2014 – Oct 2014 Fall Season (dates tba)

Each year devoted patrons enjoy a cozy night of comedy and musical theater under the stars at glorious Peninsula State Park Amphitheater in Fish Creek. Original Musical Comedies to Delight the Whole Family, AFT is a unique and wonder-filled theatre experience. The 2014 Summer Season runs from June 11 until August 23 at the Amphitheater in Peninsula State Park and will feature the world premiere of Strings Attached, in rotating repertory with AFT favorites Packer Fans from Outer Space and Guys on Ice. The Fall Season will debut The Bachelors for the first time at the Door Community Auditorium. Tickets: 920-854-6117 or www.folkloretheatre.com 

Peninsula Players Theatre – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 6/17/14 - 10/19/14
Its 79th Anniversary, America’s oldest professional resident summer theatre opens its 2013 season on June 11th performing Tuesdays through Sundays. The Peninsula Players Theatre is nestled in a fragrant cedar forest overlooking the waters of Green Bay, where patrons come before curtain to stroll along the shore, enjoy a relaxing picnic, or refreshments while watching the sunset before the exhilaration of a live theatrical performance. For information call: 920-868-3287 or here for the 2014 season lineup and info. 

EXHIBIT: 39th JURIED ANNUAL 5 COUNTY EXHIBIT – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 9/20/14 – 11/4/04
At the Miller Art Museum. Paintings, drawings, graphics & photography selected from artists’ entries from five counties. Call 920-746-0707 or www.millerartmuseum.org 

 ARROYO BAY GRILL OPEN MIC NIGHT - FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 10/01/2014
9:30 - 11PM.   Come and sing and play - and tell them that DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you in! 920-868-1900  visit their website!

OKTOBERFEST: LIVE MUSIC AT GILBRALTAR GRILL – FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 10/04/2014
Gibraltar Oktoberfest , Saturday, October 4 Big Mouth & The Power Tool Horns from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Jerry Voelker and the Jolly Gents from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  Great place, great food, great venue!
 

 

KARAOKE - CARRINGTON PUB & GRILL - EGG HARBOR
Date of Event: 10/04/14
Come and sing and have fun at this great venue!  9PM - and tell them DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you!

 

FARMER'S MARKET - SISTER BAY
Date of Event: 10/04/14
Fresh, locally grown vegetables, flowers and prepared foods from certified kitchens are sold in this colorful, historical farmyard setting. Local artisans demonstrate their craft each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. during the Farmer’s Market. 

25th ANNUAL RUN WILD - STURGEON BAY
Date of Event: 10/4/14
10K run, 3-mile run/walk, 1/3 mile Smokey Bear Fun Run. Registration at 8 – 9:30 AM, run starts at about 10:00AM. Refreshments, door prizes and trophies. Call 920-743-6866 for all the details or www.runwild.org.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE COOKERY WINE BAR - FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 10/04/14 
7 p.m.Deathfolk is Jess Holland and Nick Hoover. Old-timey, folk music peppered with tight harmonies.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE COOKERY WINE BAR - FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 10/10/14 7 p.m. Tim Fast - A national touring finger-style guitar picking, harmonica bending, singer songwriter.

ARROYO BAY GRILL OPEN MIC NIGHT - FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 10/08/2014
9:30 - 11PM.   Come and sing and play - and tell them that DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you in! 920-868-1900  visit their website!

IRON POUR BENEFIT - FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 10/08/2014

For a small contribution, participants of all ages may create their own iron tile by etching into a sand-and-resin mold. A spectacular event you will not want to miss! For more information call 920-868.3455

 

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PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event: 10/11/14 – 10/12/14
Pumpkin Patch is loaded with fun filled festivities in Egg Harbor - and you can take in the beauty and the pumpkin and scarecrow displays throughout the village. Harbor View Park is the place for family fun and outdoor entertainment. Chili, sweet corn, pumpkin pie, cider, beer and the best brats you have ever tasted! All day music, usually face painting, and more. Silent auction on Saturday. Call 920-868-3717 or www.eggharbordoorcounty.org
Highly Recommended! One of the staff’s favorite festivals, the Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor is a delight – somehow they always get nice weather . . . mostly! Walk around Harbor View Park, smell the brats grilling, the corn roasting, hear the music playing, wafting up the hills from down near the harbor! And the entire town is decorated with corn stalks, pumpkins, hay and beautiful wreaths – and many of the businesses participate in the best decorated business contest – so you will see some clever decorations. Oh - try some of the chili – there is always a great cup of chili bubbling up near the park! Buy an official Pumpkin Patch cap or shirt, and whatever you do, stop in the Shipwrecked for a pumpkin beer that they brew only in the fall, right at Shipwrecked! Get a nice coffee at Chocolate Chicken! pumpkin patch
Be warned – it gets a little more crowded each year, but it is no where near as crowded as next week’s Sister Bay Fall festival. You will have to park pretty far away and walk – but that’s ok, that’s what it’s all about. If you remember (print this out!), park up on the hill road behind Main Street Market – you might be able to find a spot up there! Well, you have about another week before things really slow down in Door County – if you want Fall and very quiet – wait until after the Sister Bay Fall fest (but call inns to see who is open)! 

KARAOKE - CARRINGTON PUB & GRILL - EGG HARBOR
Date of Event: 10/11/14
Come and sing and have fun at this great venue!  9PM - and tell them DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you!

APPLE SEASON FESTIVAL – SISTER BAY
Date of Event: 10/11/14
At Seaquist Orchards Farm Market 10:00 AM-4:00PM. Apple launching, pumpkin painting, indoor and outdoor mazes, make your own caramel apples, live band, brats, soup. (800) 732-8850 or http://www.seaquistorchards.com 

13th ANNUAL SPOOKTACULAR HIKE – FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 10/11/14
In Peninsula State Park from 5:00 – 7:30 PM. Self-guided hike. A one-mile candlelit trail with ghoulish but not gory fun for all ages. Refreshments. A state park vehicle sticker is required. For information call: 920-868-3258. 

17th Annual Amish Quilt & CRAFT SHOW – JACKSONPORT
Dates of Event: 10/11/14 – 10/12/14
At Mr. G’s Hall from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily. Original hand-made Amish Quilts will be available for viewing and for purchase at each show. Many other items including wall hangings, pillows, table runners, place mats, pot holders, table centers, spice mats, mini-quilt pins, rugs, Amish dolls, books and many other interesting gifts depicting the Amish will be on display. For information call: 920-823-2288 or visit http://www.jacksonportcraftcottage.com/quilt_show.htm 

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WASHINGTON ISLAND CIDER PRESSING & FALL FESTIVAL
Dates of Event: 10/11/14 – 10/12/14
This festival is held at the Farm Museum grounds from 10 AM each day. Many activities with games for children. Horse-drawn wagon rides. Bring your own apples and press them on an antique press! For info, call 920-847-2179 or http://washingtonisland-wi.com

41st ANNUAL TOWNLINE ART FAIR – EPHRAIM
Dates of Event: 10/11/14 – 10/12/14
Hosted by Fine Line Designs Gallery & Sculpture Garden in north Ephraim. Enjoy the display and sale of visual art and fine crafts. Over 80 professional artists from the Midwest. 10 AM – 5 PM Sat, 10 AM – 4 PM Sun. Call 920-854-4343. Townline is the art fair of the art fairs in Door County – it really has the most artists from around the county and Midwest, and is well run and well executed. You will find something that you like here for sure! Beautiful watercolors, oils, prints, metal art, photos, wood, and more! You will like this art fair if you like walking around and looking at beautiful things. Most of the local artists are represented there, like Karen Anderson, Donna Brown, Stacey Small, and others.  

ARROYO BAY GRILL OPEN MIC NIGHT - FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 10/15/2014
9:30 - 11PM.   Come and sing and play - and tell them that DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you in! 920-868-1900  visit their website!
 

LIVE MUSIC AT THE COOKERY WINE BAR - FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 10/17/14
Highland Road - 7p.m. 
Local favorites will play a mix of bluegrass, a bit of country and folk music. 

69th ANNUAL SISTER BAY FALL FESTIVAL – SISTER BAY
Dates of Event: 10/17/14 – 10/19/14
The “Granddaddy” of all Door County festivals.  What began as a celebration and reward for the Door County tourist workers after a busy tourist season has evolved into one of the largest weekend celebrations on the peninsula! Parade on Saturday, juried art & crafts, food booths, children’s activities, live entertainment, fall classic run, teen dance, and the amazing 10,000 ping pong ball drop (FUN!!) on Sunday and more! For general and parade info, call 920-854-2812 or http://www.cometosisterbay.com/festivals-and-events/fall-fest/ 

KARAOKE - CARRINGTON PUB & GRILL - EGG HARBOR
Date of Event: 10/18/14
Come and sing and have fun at this great venue!  9PM - and tell them DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you!

FAMILY ART DAY - FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 10/18/14 
Family Art Day at Peninsula School of Art - Free for families with children ages 3 to 17. Peninsula School of Art. 920-868.3455  9AM - NOON. 

LIVE MUSIC AT THE COOKERY WINE BAR - FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 10/24/14
Julian Hagen 7 p.m. An eclectic mix of bluegrass and folk music

JACK O’LANTERN DAYS JAMBOREE – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 10/24/14 – 10/27/14
Fish Creek presents scary faces, funny faces, candles aglow...Jack O’Lantern Jamboree will feature pumpkins of all shapes and sizes throughout the village during Halloween weekend. Festivities will include trick or treating, Haunting Halloween Parade, Ghost Tour trolley rides, House In Mourning at Historic Noble House and Costume parties. Info at 800-577-1880. 

4th ANNUAL GREAT PUMPKIN LIGHTING - FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 10/24 - 10/25/
2014
At Hands On Art Studio!  Bring your own pumpkin to carve or purchase a pre-gutted pumpkin at Hands On - and leave it for the lighting ceremony that is on Saturday evening starting at 6:30PM!  Very cool.  Friday night is music by Big Mouth Trio.  Snacks and drinks are availalbe.  And tell Cy and the gang that DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you in!  Details.

KARAOKE - CARRINGTON PUB & GRILL - EGG HARBOR
Date of Event: 10/25/14
Come and sing and have fun at this great venue!  9PM - and tell them DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you!

ART OF THE CONTAINER EXHIBIT - FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 10/25/14 - 10/31/2014
Peninsula School of Art Exhibit presents the Art of the Container Exhibit.Works in glass, clay, wood, and metal provide the artistry for forms that functionas containers. In this exhibition, function follows form with themes that range from fanciful and decorative, to representative and narrative.  8AM - 5PM

2014 DOOR COUNTY FALL 50 DISTANCE RUN
Date of Event: 10/25/14
Location: From Northern Tip to Sturgeon Bay
Billing itself as the most scenic distance run in the Midwest, the Fall 50 is a 50-mile distance run for teams of 2 to 5 runners. Solo runners (!) start at 7:00 AM. For team runners, the journey begins at 8AM on Saturday at the northern tip of the Door County Peninsula and travels along the scenic western shoreline to Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. Registration fees include race entry, a long-sleeved t-shirt, course support, finishers’ medal and a post-race party at 1 pm at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay beneath a massive big top tent that includes free snacks, pizza, beer, wine and soda for participants and $20 for family and friends (over age 13); $5.00 ages 6-12; 5 and under are free. Visit www.fall50.com for registration costs and details or call 920-606-2458. 

HALLOWEEN BOO BASH AT THE Y – STURGEON BAY
Date of Event: 10/25/14
At Door County YMCA, 1900 Michigan St., 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Come dressed in your best costume and win a prize. Magicians, carnival games, face painting, free snacks, haunted pool, crafts, raffle and more. Members $5.00/family. Others $10.00/family. Info 920-743-4949. 

ELLISON BAY FALL ART CRAWL
Location: Various Locations in Ellison Bay in Ellison Bay
Dates of Event: 10/25/14 – 10/26/14
Colors of the fall season are reflected in pottery, handmade leather handbags, fiber fashion looks and jewelry. Ellison Bay will be bustling with its annual Fall Art Crawl which celebrates the Art of Creating, Learning, Cooking and Living Well. Galleries, food artisans and schools open their doors and studios to the entire community with special events and happenings. Demonstrations and studio tours, guest artists, refreshments. Info at 920-854-4839 or http://www.ellisonbayarts.com 

HALLOWEEN PARTY – BAILEYS HARBOR
Date of Event: 10/31/13
Halloween Party in the Town Hall from 5-7pm. Costume contest for adults and children with varying prizes. The winners will be announced at 6:30. Hot dogs, snacks, and beverages will be available. Beer & wine will be also be available for those adult trick or treaters. Trick or Treating at businesses 4-6pm. 920-839-2366.