Cherry Blossoms!

Guess what kids?! It is cherry blossom season in Door County! They will most likely last through the weekend and best of all? We have rooms available!

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Door County Farmer’s Market Schedule…

Here’s the latest complete Door County Farmer’s Market Schedule for the 2018 season:

  • Sundays 9 am – 1 pm May 20-Sep 23, Dec 2, 9, 16 Baileys Harbor
  • Tuesdays 9 am – 1 pm, May 15 – Oct 30 (weather dependent) Mid May – Mid October Jacksonport
  • Wednesdays 9:30 am – 1:30 pm or sellout June 6 – October 17 Fish Creek Settlement Farmers Market
  • Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm June 13 – Oct 17 Sister Bay, Country Walk Shops
  • Fridays  8 am – 12:00 pm, May 22 – Oct  Egg Harbor Harbor View Park
  • Saturdays 8 am – 12:00 pm, June 23 – Oct 6 Sister Bay, Corner of the Past, Hwy 57 and Fieldcrest Road
  • Saturdays 8:30 am – 12:00 pm June 2 – Oct 27 Sturgeon Bay, Market Square, corner of Michigan & 4th Ave.

Customer buying cut flowers.

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Blizzard Evelyn, April 2018 Door County

Yes, you read that right.  We are in the middle of a full blown blizzard.  Not just any blizzard, a storm of record proportions.  Epic. Record breaking.  Historic.  Yes, most of the people around here are making the best of it.  Roaring fires, good food, cocktails.  Yeah, we are a hardy bunch and as long as the electricity is in tact, everything is good.  Our son Joe took these photos yesterday…

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Crazy huh!  Guess what? It’s worse today.  Way worse.  We have two feet of snow.  The good news? The strong winds are breaking up the ice in the bay.  Although the wind is blowing the ice into Green Bay as opposed to Lake Michigan which will probably pose flooding threats to rivers and such in Green Bay when this all starts to melt.

Don’t lose hope… Spring will come, followed closely by summer. See you on the flip side!


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Door County Fall part 2

It’s already been a busy fall.  Lots of reservations coming in for September and October.  September weather is usually pretty mild so keep that in mind you are thinking about a visit! But before we get too far this happened in June at Egg Harbor Lodge!

Our daughter Emilie got married to Pat Nash.  The wedding was beautiful but we couldn’t have pulled it off without Carrie Baldwin and Door County Event Planners and Thyme Cuisine and Catering.  It was all fabulous!

I went with friends Nancy and Stephen to the Skaliwagon food truck in Sturgeon Bay last week.  Skaliwag’s is an upscale restaurant in a dive bar in Algoma.  It is hugely popular and the food is amazing.  The Skaliwagon is a off shoot of that. It has been in Sturgeon Bay for a few weeks so we thought we would check it out.  We weren’t disappointed.  Stephen and I had a Lobster Roll and Nancy had a Cuban.  Super delish.

Here we are with the owner, Chef Chris.  He is a character…

Our daughter Nellie is expecting a baby in the middle of October! It’s been a journey for she and Eric but we couldn’t be more excited.

These three are all in school now… summer is over.  We sneaked in the Egg Harbor Lodge pool. Don’t tell!
















Their big brother is a Junior in High School!

There was a photo shoot here from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.  More on that later when I know more…


That’s it for now kids…


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Fall in love with Door County…

fall lodge frontFall… everyone’s favorite time of year… at least it’s my favorite.  September is usually a pretty mild month with fluctuating temps.  In Door County, it’s always wise to bring a jacket or sweatshirt. During the week is a perfect time to travel to Door County.  It’s typically less busy than the weekends particularly in September. We are starting to take out the impatiens and petunias and will replace them with fall flowers and eventually pumpkins, straw bales and mums…

Here is what happening festival wise in Door County… (printed with permission from the Peninsula Pulse)

Ephraim Vintage Festival Hill Climb and Concours’ D’elegance

Sept. 9 – 10, 2017
This 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.


Shopf’s Dairy View Country Market’s Corn Fest. Photo by Katie Sikora.

Shopf’s Dairy View Corn Fest  

Sept. 9 2017
Bring the family to check out 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 Fest

Sept. 16, 2017
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.

Egg Harbor Ale Fest

Sept. 16, 2017
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

Sept. 23, 2017
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.

Jesse Kelstrom from Meadow Lane Farms shows off the pumkins grown on his farm at the Baileys Harbor Harvest Fest. Photo by Len Villano.

Jesse Kelstrom from Meadow Lane Farms shows off the pumpkins grown on his farm at the Baileys Harbor Harvest Fest. Photo by Len Villano.

Fall Harvest Fest

Sept. 23, 2017
Orchard Country Winery and Market, Fish Creek
A great combo with 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.

Egg Harbor Pumpkin Patch Festival

Oct. 7-8, 2017
Carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, silent auction, live music, scarecrow and pumpkin displays, food, refreshments and more.

Modern Day Drifters. are a fan favorite at Pumpkin Patch festival each October in Egg Harbor. Photo by Len Villano.

Modern Day Drifters are a fan favorite at Pumpkin Patch festival each October in Egg Harbor. Photo by Len Villano.

Fall Fun Fest and Cider Pressing Party  

Oct. 7 – 8, 2017
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. Hosted by the Washington Island Farm Museum.

Townline Art Fair

Oct. 7 – 8, 2017
Enjoy the display and sale of visual arts and fine crafts featuring over 80 professional juried artists from across the Midwest at Fine Line Designs Gallery in Ephraim.

Seaquist Orchards Apple Festival

Oct. 7, 2017
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.

Autumn Lighthouse Festival

Oct. 7-8, 2017
The Door County Maritime Museum is offering a couple of its most popular tours Columbus Day weekend.

Sister Bay Fall Festival

Oct. 13 – 15, 2017
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 new this year – a 50/50 raffle!

Thousands fill the streets at Sister Bay's Fall Festival celebration in October. Photo by Len Villano.

Thousands fill the streets at Sister Bay’s Fall Festival celebration in October. Photo by Len Villano.

Jack O’Lantern Days

Oct. 27 – 29, 2017
Both visitors and locals look forward to Fish Creek’s annual Jack O’Lantern Days every year. Enjoy family mask-making, live owls, a costume contest and parade, and trick-or-treating.


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