In a town with a reputation for great food, Fall Festers will have plenty to eat and drink as businesses and nonprofits offer up the best festival fare on the peninsula. Bowlers can try to throw a spare at pumpkin bowling, and arts and crafts enthusiasts will have plenty to keep them busy at Arts & Crafts Avenue on Mill Road where 100 vendors will strut their stuff. The 71st annual Sister Bay Fall Fest is Oct. 14, 15 and 16.
Year 71 of Sister Bay’s Fall Fest marks the first 50/50 raffle in the festival’s storied history. Tickets are $5 each, or five for $20, and the drawing will be held Oct. 16 at 2 pm on the corner of Hwy 42 & Mill Road. Prior to the festival, tickets can be purchased at Bhirdo’s Shell, Husby’s, and the Old Schoolhouse Information Center beginning Oct. 1 and throughout the festival grounds during the three-day event. With thousands of people participating, imagine the payout; you need not be present to win.
The festival boasts a Saturday parade (begins at 11 am), a three-day juried arts and crafts festival, mouth-pleasing food and beverages, activities for kids of all ages, and live music throughout town at six venues. The grand finale of the weekend is Oct. 16 at 2 pm with the announcement of the 50/50 raffle winner.
Food and drink sales begin at 10 am Friday and Sunday and 9 am Saturday. If you’re 21 or older, beer and alcohol vendors require wristbands.
All Door County individuals, businesses and groups are invited to enter a float in the parade. New in 2016 is a trophy for the best parade entry. As in years past, line-up is on Maple Dr./County ZZ past the Sister Bay Bowl, and begins at 10 am.
The Sister Bay Lions Club will host its annual Door County Fish Boil Friday night at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station, and the Northern Door Kiwanis will flip pancakes on Saturday morning in the Village Hall.
For more information, visit cometosisterbay.com or call 920.854.2812.