Fall Festivities in Door County

Top 3 Festive Fall Events in Door County, Wisconsin

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    Posted: September 12, 2017

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Ahh…the lovely colors of fall. Before long, Door County will once again be adorned with fairytale-like scenery, putting on a bewitching display of reds, yellows, and oranges throughout the autumn season. Amid the smell of bonfires and sound of crunching leaves under your feet, there are several fun and festive Door County events you won’t want to miss this fall!


Fall Lighthouse Festival

Third Annual Door County Fall Lighthouse Festival

On October 7 & 8, 2017, also known as Columbus Day weekend, you’ll have the chance to witness one of the most unique aspects of the Door Peninsula: the sheer number of lighthouses.

Although seemingly everywhere you look, almost all Door County lighthouses aren’t open to public viewing most of the year because they are still in use, operated by the U.S. Coast Guard.

But you’re in luck, as the last three years the Door County Maritime Museum has held a Fall Lighthouse Festival to give visitors and locals the chance to get a better look at the impressive beacons. There are several tours being offered this year by land or by sea, allowing you to engage with Door County history up close and personal.

Tickets to this popular event are already on sale, so be sure to contact the Door County Maritime Museum to reserve your spot!


Pumpkin Patch Festival

Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor

Also held on October 7 & 8, 2017, there’s a fun-filled, fall weekend celebration waiting for you in Egg Harbor…for free! The perfect day two event for your long weekend visit, Pumpkin Patch has so much for kids and adults alike.

Seasonal favorites include live music, pumpkin and scarecrow displays, a silent auction, even local artists and craftspeople displaying their work.

And there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained with activities like face painting, carnival rides, and autumn-themed games of all shapes and sizes.

It’s truly a great festival – find a full schedule of Pumpkin Patch events here.


Thrills on Third

Thrills on Third in Sturgeon Bay

A community-wide Halloween celebration, Thrills on Third will be held on October 28, 2017 on (you guessed it) Third Avenue. We hope you’re ready for the spookiest, goofiest, most creative and exciting Halloween festival around!

This free, family-friendly event is dedicated to enjoying the absolute best parts of Halloween. From costumes and pumpkin painting to trick-or-treating and a haunted house with games, Thrills on Third is truly a one-of-a-kind way to experience life in Sturgeon Bay.

For more information on the Halloween festivities, contact the Sturgeon Bay Visitor’s Bureau.


Fall Asleep at Bay Shore Inn

Enjoy the Autumn Season & Fall Asleep at Bay Shore Inn

Centrally nestled between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor with charming accommodations, there’s no better place to relax and unwind than in Bay Shore Inn’s cozy suites and cottages.

But don’t forget – you’ll have to book early, as festival weekends fill our rooms quickly! View our rates and availability today, and reserve your comfortable stay at Bay Shore Inn – your relaxation headquarters.