Modern Day Drifters, Pumpkin Palooza, Haunted Mansions & More Weekend Plans

The first weekend of one of the favorite months on the peninsula is almost here and as expected, the county will be filled with Autumn festivities, pumpkins, scary tours and fall foliage. Are you ready for it?

Thursday, Oct. 1

Door County Half Marathon

Door County Half Marathon Registration Opens

The ninth annual Door County Half Marathon will return May 7, 2016, and registration opens today! This race fills fast! Visit the website to register online and join the tradition!

Friday, October 2


An Afternoon of Wine & Romance

Sample great writing and great wine as six of the region’s best romance novelists come together for a late afternoon of wine and romance at Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery. 4 – 6 pm.

Pumpkin Palooza

Stop by the Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay for all things pumpkin:  decorating, bowling, games, crafts and snacks. 6 – 8 pm.

Haunted Mansion

Do you dare traverse the dark corners of Quietwoods South Camping Resort? Confront your fears at the haunted mansion on Lovers Lane in Brussels. 7 – 10 pm.

Saturday, October 3


Modern Day Drifters

Halloween Costume Exchange

Halloween is just around the corner. Are you ready for it? If not, swing by the Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay for their annual costume swap. 1 pm.

Door County Wearable Art Show
Ten Midwest artists will make their way to the Sister Bay Village Hall for a weekend of wearable art, including jewelry, tunics, jackets and scarves. 9am – 5pm.

Modern Day Drifters

The Modern Day Drifters will play their blend of classic rock and country during the Pink Pumpkins for Cancer event in Carlsville. 11am – 3pm.

LEAP Benefit Concert

Two international performers and teens from the Door County MDCMC LEAP, The Human Kindness Project (a grassroots anti-bullying project) will take the stage to offer a full evening of empowering performances through song and storytelling to raise funds for this year’s production of LEAP in April 2016. 7 pm.

Sunday, October 4


Guided Nature Hike at The Ridges

Grab your binoculars and join a Ridges naturalist to explore the Logan Creek Trialhead, a 170-acre parcel lake.

Bazyli Studio Trunk Show

Stop by the Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay for a presentation by Peter and Skye Ciesla on their ongoing Asian collection of jewelry. 11am – 5pm.

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