With the recent snow storm yesterday, there will be plenty of snow for this weekend’s festivities. Fish Creek is the hub of all the activities with their annual Winter Festival. Food, music, human Foosball, a chili cook off just to name a few. Festivities start on Friday with Ice Sculpture Carving at Clark Park from 1-4 and Rock and Roll Art Night at Hands on Art Studio from 6:30 to 10 pm. Big Mouth (yes, I said BIG MOUTH!) will be playing and it is a BYO event… sorry kids, it’s adults only.
Saturday things really kick in. Here’s the scoop…
9am – 10am ‘Body Pump’ – Northern Door YMCA
10am – 5pm In and around the large, heated tent in Clark Park (all proceeds from Saturday’s event benefit Door County non-profit organizations. Thank you for your support!):
GAMES INSIDE the TENT – Minnow Racing, Sasquatch Ball Toss, Pirate Bean Bag Toss, Snowflake and Winter Fairies Crafts, Pie Tin Toss, Marshmallow Shootout, Wheel of Fortune & Paddle Raffle
GAMES OUTSIDE the TENT – Toilet Seat Toss, Face Painting, Kids Obstacle Course, Ice Bowling, Football Toss, Crazy Golf, Bike Toss, Hockey Shot, Basketball Shoot, Wheel of Meat & Hunter’s Darts.
TASTY FOOD & DRINK – Beer, Brats, hot dogs, pork sandwiches, popcorn, make-your-own-s’mores, hot chocolate, coffee, hot cider, baked goods, glogg and more!
LIVE DJ – fun music all day
▪ 12:30/12:45 pm Chili Cook-Off Awards
▪ 1pm Kids ‘Bundle Up’ Relay Race
▪ 2pm Snowsuit Fashion Show
▪ 3pm Stumpf Fiddle Jam
▪ 4pm Snowshoe Dance
WHEEL OF FORTUNE – prizes and giveaways throughout the day in the “paddle raffle”
WINTER FEST MERCHANDISE – shirts, hats, sweatshirts and mugs for sale.
10am – Noon Ice Sculpture Carving at Clark Park
10am – 5pm Human Foosball Tournament, on the ice behind the tent
10am – 3pm Chainsaw Carver, Dave Bartels at Hide Side Corner Store
10am – 5pm Winter Wine & Cherry Festival at Orchard Country Winery
10:30am Winter Festival Parade down Mainstreet – all are welcome to participate (800) 577-1880
10:30 – 11am Chili Cook-Off participants to bring their crockpots to the tent (800) 577-1880
11am – 5pm FREE Trolley Rides throughout town
11am – 3pm “SOUP!” Homemade Soup and Bowls at Peninsula School of Art (Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Noon Chili Cook-Off Judging at the tent, with $5 bowls for all to sample
1pm Four-person Tandem Ski Race, on the ice north of the tent
5:30pm FIREWORKS DISPLAY – outside the tent, over the frozen bay
5:30 – 8pm Candlelight Ski/Hike at Peninsula State Park – (920) 868-3258
7 – 9pm JT & the Clouds/Birds of Chicago at Door Community Auditorium
In addition, the ever popular Cherry Pit Spit (1:30) will be held at Lautenbach’s Orchard Country in conjunction with their Winter Wine and Cherry Fest. Worried about parking? Don’t be, the Door County Trolley will be offering free Trolley Rides all day through Fish Creek.
Festivals not your thing? Check out the Silent Sports Door County Insiders blog for cross county skiing, ice fishing and any other quiet sports for suggestions. Egg Harbor has shops and businesses open for business with lots of winter sales as well. Mojo Rosa’s, Shipwrecked, Casey’s, Village Cafe (breakfast and lunch) and John Henry’s are all open for lunch and dinner.
What do we do in Door County in the winter? If there is a festival WE GO! See you there…