Fort Frances, Mushroom Hike & More Weekend Plans

This weekend, take some time to enjoy art of all types. You’ll be blown away once you encounter the culinary creations, contemporary wearable art and thought-provoking theater available to you this final August weekend.

Friday, Aug. 26

Fall Harvest Celebration

Get some good gear at the rummage sale, silent auctions and raffles while supporting a good cause. Make your way over to the Kewaunee County Food Pantry’s fundraiser and enjoy the lovely late-August weather in the community gardens. 8 am – 6 pm.

“Victorian Wedding Customs and Gowns”

Turn back time and learn about the wedding customs, gifts and gowns that became popular during the Victorian period. 10 am – 3 pm.

Fort Frances

Stop by the Door County Brewing Co. for a cold one and some live music. The Chicago-based band Fort Frances will perform indie rock in the brewery’s tap room, taking inspiration from Wilco, Grand Master Flash, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Modest Mouse and Bruce Springsteen. 7 pm.

Saturday, Aug. 27

Guided Mushroom Hike

Get into the great outdoors with Charlotte Lukes as she guides you through Newport State Park. Learn about the varieties of fungi that live in Door County. 9:30 – 11:30 am.

Death’s Door BBQ

Put your recipe to the test, or just come to scope out the competition. This free event will have arts and crafts, live music, kids activities and of course all the BBQ you can eat! 10 am.

Lake Effect

Looking for something a little more quirky in your live music schedule? Visit the Hainesville Lutheran Church to see Lake Effect, a barbershop quartet from Cleveland, Ohio. These harmonizing gentlemen will be sure to impress. 6:30 pm.

Sunday, Aug. 28

Door County Wearable Art Show

Find something unique and fashionable at the Door County Wearable Art Show in the Sister Bay Village Hall. Door County artists will be front and center, featuring apparel, accessories and jewelry in a range of styles, sizes and prices. 10 am – 4 pm.

Alabama Story

Experience the struggle between a stalwart Congressman and a bold librarian as they duke it out over the topic of censorship. Inspired by the true events involving the children’s book The Rabbits’ Wedding, librarian Emily Wheelock Reed and Senator E.O. “Big Ed” Eddins, Alabama Story examines the freedom to read a variety of perspectives. 7:30 pm.

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