Bluegrass, Mushrooms, the Harvest Moon & More Weekend Plans

The first weekend of autumn is nearly here and with it comes the expectation of cooler temperatures and changing colors. Warm up with some bluegrass, mushrooms, classic motorcycles and the county’s newest fun run, the Hey Hey 5k.

Friday, September 25

Last Man Standing at The Cookery

Catch up with an acoustic outfit that bills themselves as the “oldest bluegrass band in the county,” promising up-tempo sets of traditional and original tunes, along with a dose of good humor. Free. 7 pm.

Saturday, September 26

Mushroom Hike

Mushroom Hike at Newport State Park

Join Door County’s mushroom expert, Charlotte Lukes, as she explores the world of fungi. 9 am.

Autumnfest & Classic Auto/Motorcycle Show in Baileys Harbor

Classic car and motorcycle buffs will enjoy the opportunity to check out some great autos in Baileys Harbor this weekend, along with live music, food and drinks, arts and crafts, a farmers’ market and fireworks. All day.

Pumpkins Baileys Harbor Autumnfest

Hey Hey 5k at Door County Brewing Co.

What could be a better prize for completing a 5k than a t-shirt and mason jar pint ready to be filled with free beer or root beer from the brewery’s tap room? The fun-loving race starts and ends at the tap room. To register, visit

Fall Art Opening at Plum Bottom

Meet three artists working in three very different mediums: silversmith Amanda DeWitt, stained glass artist Josephine Geiger, and wood turner Ed Brogan. 12 – 5 pm.

Sunday, September 27

Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal historic image

History of the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal

Capt. Bob Desh will give a historical presentation on the creation of the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. Collins Learning Center. 2 pm.

Moon Watching at Astronomy Campus

Friends of Crossroads will join with members of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society to offer family-friendly hands-on demonstrations about the moon. Find out why moon watching is better when the moon is not full, how craters were formed, what causes the phases of the moon and so on. 7:30 pm.

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