Autumnfest, Election Theater & More Weekend Plans

It’s the first weekend of autumn in Door County! Head to one of this weekend’s fall festivals, prep your cold-weather reading lists, or help Door Community Auditorium celebrate its first major anniversary.

Friday, September 23

DCA’s Silver Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek opened its doors. In the years since, it has hosted Grammy-award winning musical artists, thought-provoking lectures, local talent and more. Celebrate this milestone during its 25th anniversary bash, filled with food, music, dance and a signature cigar box guitar auction. $50/ticket. 6 pm.

Blue Collar Diaries

Actress Michelle Berg returns to Door County with her one-woman show Blue Collar Diaries, which pays homage to the larger-than-life characters she encountered during her upbringing in St. Paul, Minnesota in the ‘60s and ‘70s. 7 pm.

Saturday, September 24

Celebrate Autumn in Baileys Harbor

Kick off the first weekend of fall with the Hey Hey 5k Run at Door County Brewing Co. before enjoying an afternoon of arts, crafts, music, food and drink, and a classic auto and motorcycle show throughout Baileys Harbor. 8 am.

An ARTrageous Benefit

Take home a piece of art for $99 from one of 70-plus female artists of Door County while supporting The Women’s Fund of Door County during their second annual ARTrageous Benefit at Rehberger’s Hidden Acres Farm in Sister Bay. 2 pm.

Fall Harvest Festival

Is there anything better than starting the season of earthy color with apple-picking, apple pie and wagon rides? Those are just two features of Orchard Country Winery’s festival this weekend, celebrating the best of this season. 10 am.

Literary Festivities

Grab your favorite Wisconsin-based book and join a handful of Wisconsin authors for the third annual Festival of Books and Authors at Peninsula Bookman. Authors Kathleen Ernst, Chloe Ellefson, J.F. Riordan, Patricia Skalka, Virginia Maher and Paul Burton will be on hand to sign copies and discuss their creative works. 10 am.


Wisconsin Cheese Masters will host this pungent celebration of the very aromatic Wisconsin Limburger and Aged Brick cheeses. 1 pm.

Sunday, September 25

Celebrating Agricultural Heritage

Head to the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds for a celebration of Wisconsin’s rich agricultural history during Agricultural Heritage Days, featuring antique farm equipment, tractor pulls, horse pulls, demos, food prep on antique wood-fired cook stoves, and a flea and craft area.

Elect to Laugh

Third Avenue Playhouse will host comedian Will Durst in this hysterical, one-man show on the current presidential election cycle. One night only! 7:30 pm.

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