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Sister Bay Fall Festival 2017 (Oct. 13 – 15)

This year marks the 72nd Sister Bay Fall Festival, a celebration of community and the end of the tourism season in Door County, Wisconsin.

Enjoy food and drinks inside and outside throughout the village as restaurants take to the streets to showcase their food. Enjoy the famous Bloody Marys at Husby’s Food & Spirits, pumpkin pie in a cup, or just a pint with friends.

Play games for kids and adults, check out an awesome classic car show or the huge arts and crafts fair! Fall Fest is the party of the year in Door County, the weekend that old friends come home and the locals let loose.

Husby’s has been the center of Sister Bay Fall Festival for decades, with bloody marys at the bar outside and crowds packed inside to watch football all weekend. But recent years have seen the crowds grow and more establishments get in on the fun.

Fall Fest’s 72nd year brings some firsts to the festival schedule. For the kids, there will be the Touch-A-Truck event from 12-4 pm on Saturday. Located at the Sister Bay Fire Station, kids of all ages can come to climb on, explore, learn about and get a picture with vehicles of all sizes.

Even more entertainment and games are available for kids of all ages with inflatable games, a bungee rock wall, a goldfish game and more.

A new event – the Adult Big Wheel Rally debuts Sunday, 10 am at the Sister Bay Hill. The race will be in heats, with 16 teams, all sponsored by local businesses, racing against each other for title of Big Wheel Champion. Come to cheer on your favorite team or driver or just to see the fun roll down the hill.

You’ll find live music up and down the street, and restaurants getting creative with their menus on the street.  Join the fun at Door County’s biggest party – Sister Bay Fall Festival!

The 50/50 raffle continues again this year. Tickets are $5 each, or five for $20 and the drawing will be held Oct. 15 at 2 pm on the corner of Hwy 42 and Mill Road.

2017 Sister Bay Fall Festival Schedule

Friday, October 13

9am-5pm: Classic Auto Show – West side of Mill Road
9am-5pm:
50/50 Raffle – pick up your tickets at any of the festival information booths sponsored by the Sister Bay Advancement Association
10am-5pm
: Arts & Crafts Show – Mill Road
10am-5pm
: Food & Drinks
12-3pm:
Music @ Husby’s: Scotty Meyer
1-5pm: Music @ Door County Creamery – Pura Vida Costa Boys
3-6pm: Music @ Husby’s: Modern Day Drifters
4-8pm:  Music @ Stabbur – Dirty Deuce
4:30-7:30pm:
Jerry Voelker Polka at the Lions Club Fish Boil at the Fire Station on Mill Road
5-7:30 pm
: Fish Boil – Fire Station on Mill Road
5-9pm: Music at Door County Creamery – 2 Hour Notice
7-10pm:  Music @ Husby’s – Liver Killers inside, Happy Schnapps in tent
10:30pm-close: Music @ Husby’s: Hoi Polloi
*Chainsaw carving demo on Mill Road

Saturday, October 14

7am-11am: Pancake Breakfast – Village Hall
9am-5pm:
Food & Drinks – Various places in Village
9am-5pm:
50/50 Raffle – pick up your tickets at any of the festival information booths sponsored by the Sister Bay Advancement Association
9am-5pm: 
Bake Sale and Go Bo Cookie Sale
9am-5pm:
Classic Auto Show – West side of Mill Road
9am-4pm:
Inflatable Games/Bouncers, Bungee Jumping & More – Across the street from Al Johnson’s (weather permitting)
10am-5pm:
Arts & Crafts Show – Mill Road
10 am-4 pm:
Pumpkin Bowling and Goat Toss between The Bowl and CHOP
10am-4pm: Pickle Ball behind the Bowl
11am: Parade
– Bay Shore Drive, Downtown. Parade Marshal – Volunteer of the Year
12-3pm:  
Music at Door County Creamery: The Charmless Few
12-4pm:
Music @ Stabbur: Modern Day Drifters
12-4pm:
Music @ Grasse’s Grill: The Amnesians and Big Mouth
12-4pm:
Music on Husby’s/Sister Bay Bowl Stage: Nooky Jones
12-4 pm: Music @ Boathouse on the Bay – Nicky Sims Trio
12pm:
Firkin Barrel Tapping at Door County Creamery – limited production Firkin barrel brewed by Door County Brewing Company.  When it’s gone, its’ gone!
12 – 4pm: Touch-A-Truck: Fire Station on Mill Road
1pm:
Hillbilly Silly Science Show – Family Fun – Village Hall
2pm:
Hillbilly Silly Science Show – Family Fun – Village Hall
3pm:
Hillbilly Silly Science Show – Family Fun – Village Hall
3-9pm:
Music at Door County Creamery: Whiskey Ditch and Special Guest
4-7pm:
Music @ Husby’s: Liver Killers (tent)
4-8pm: Music @ Stabbur – Papa Rick’s Chicks
5-9pm: Music @ Boathouse on the Bay – Brian James
7-10pm:
Music @ Husby’s: Hoi Polloi (tent)
10:30 – close: Music @ Husby’s – Nooky Jones

*Wooden Shoe Carver all day on Mill Road
*Chainsaw carving demo on Mill Road

Sunday, October 15

9am-2pm: Classic Auto Show – West side of Mill Road
10am: Adult Big Wheel Rally 
10am-4pm
: Food & Drinks – Various places in Village
10am-4pm: Pickle Ball behind the Bowl
10am-4pm
: Arts & Crafts Show – Mill Road
10am-4pm
: Inflatable Games/Bouncers, Bungee Jumping & More – Across the street from Al Johnson’s (weather permitting)
10am-game time: Music @ Door County Creamery – Pura Vida Costa Boys
11am-2pm: Pumpkin Bowling and Goat Toss on corner by Mill Rd
3 – 7 pm: Music @ Sister Bay Bowl – Frank Maloney and his Big Country Unit
2pm:
50/50 Raffle Winner Announced – corner of Mill Road
Pre-Packer Game Tailgate Party at Stabbur (Al Johnson’s beer garden)

 *Chainsaw Carving Demo on Mill Rd
*Wooden Shoe Carver all day on Mill Road

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Thousands fill the streets at Sister Bay's Fall Festival celebration in October. Photo by Len Villano.

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Hoi Polloi performing on stage at the Sister Bay Fall Festival. Photo by Len Villano.

The Happy Schnapps Combo

Happy Schnapps Combo frontman Dave Dvorak performs during Sister Bay Fall Festival in 2011. Photo courtesy of HappySchnappsCombo.net.

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The Gibraltar School Marching Band leads the Fall Festival parade. Photo by Len Villano.

Sister Bay Boat Fall Fest LVP

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Fall Fest Hat LVP

Some revelers let the fall fest fun go to their heads.

I Survived Fall Fest Shirt

The Husby's Fall Fest t-shirts were a must-have for years.

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Riding the bull at the 2013 Sister Bay Fall Festival. Photo by Len Villano.

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The Bratwurst waves to onlookers during last year's Fall Fest parade. Photo by Len Villano.

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