Red Geranium Hosts Tavern Puzzle Tournament

The Red Geranium in Baileys Harbor will host its first annual Tavern Puzzle Tournament on weekends Oct. 30 – Nov. 22. Puzzles generally involve removing one forged piece from another without brute force – they’re an exercise for the mind.

The participant who solves the most puzzles within a 30-minute period will win a Tavern Puzzle prize pack valued at $125. Sign up for a 30-minute slot to compete. (Puzzles will be sanitized between time slots.) All ages may participate. The winner will be announced on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28.

Blacksmiths created tavern puzzles during the 18th and 19th centuries to amuse their friends at inns and taverns. These Tucker-Jones House puzzles are handmade in the U.S. by a museum-trained blacksmith. To register, visit, call 920.839.2360 or email [email protected] Appointments will be confirmed by email.