by Jen Rogers and Cambria Mueller
Door County Visitor Bureau
It’s cherry season! Summer has finally stayed around long enough for the cherry trees to produce their long-awaited fruit. Did you know that Door County is the fourth-largest producer of cherries in the nation? Amazing, right? As locals, we sometimes take the beautiful process of cherry season for granted, and if you do, too, do yourself a favor: Grab your family or friends and head out to one of the county’s many cherry orchards to participate in the pick-your-own experience. It’s quite the adventure! If you need advice about orchards near you, call 920.743.4456 and let our knowledgeable visitor-information staff members assist you.
Do you love taking pictures and sharing them on social media? Share your Door County photos with us for the chance to have them featured on our social-media pages, website or in print. In your posts, be sure to use @doorcounty or #yesdoco. We love to see how you explore Door County!
Last month at the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB), we were “thinking winter” for our winter guide, which will be coming out Labor Day weekend. This month we’re “thinking 2020”: evaluating how the spring and summer campaigns have done, compiling goals, considering projects and initiatives, and preparing for our 2020 strategic planning. The finished strategic plan will be presented to DCVB’s board of directors in November.
Will you be attending a wedding soon? Door County gift certificates – redeemed at 100 percent face value – make the perfect gift! Last year, we sold $357,630 in gift certificates, and all of that money was spent locally. You can find a list of businesses that redeem certificates at DoorCounty.com. Even if a business is not on the list, please ask: the proprietor may still redeem. Purchase gift certificates online at DoorCounty.com, by phone at 920.743.4456 or in person at the Door County Welcome Center.
Want to learn more about what we’re doing at the DCVB? Subscribe to our free, biweekly e-newsletter at DoorCounty.com/membership! (Mark the sender as a safe one so the email doesn’t go into your spam folder.) The e-newsletter offers helpful information, reporting about the tourism industry and details about upcoming events, marketing opportunities, recent Door County media hits and more. If your business would like to learn about becoming a member of the Door County Visitor Bureau, contact Yvonne Torres at [email protected] or 920.818.1139, or visit doorcounty.com/membership.