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2022 Sister Bay Fall Festival (Oct. 14 – 16)

This year marks the 76th 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.

Fall Fest Key Times to Know
Parade: 11 am Saturday
Road Closures: 9 am Saturday and Sunday
Fall Fest Derby Race: 10 am Sunday
More details here>>

Play games for kids and adults, and check out 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.

In downtown Sister Bay, have fun at the inflatable activities, bungee jump, Ferris wheel and more games.

The Sister Bay Lions Club hosts its annual Door County Fish Boil Friday night at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station, and Saturday morning, you won’t be able to miss the smell of maple syrup and sausages at the Pancake Breakfast, served up by the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department at their station house on Mill Road.

The annual Fall Fest Parade features marching bands as well as local residents and businesses joining in the fun with parade floats, great costumes and lots of candy for the kids.

The Fall Festival Arts and Crafts Fair features almost 100 artisans and their unique, handmade treasures.

The time-honored tradition of the Ping Pong Ball Drop is back again this year at 2 pm on Sunday, Oct. 16 in downtown Sister Bay, when the crowd gets their chance to scoop up as many balls as possible and win prizes from many local businesses.

The Derby Race is set for 10 am on Sunday. The Derby Race will be held on Highway 42 in downtown Sister Bay. Girls & boys age 7 to 13 can build (with assistance from an adult) and then race in their gravity powered cars.

Racers speed down the Sister Bay hill for the first time in nearly 20 years during the 75th Fall Fest. Photo by Rachel Lukas.

You’ll find music 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!

2022 Sister Bay Fall Festival Schedule

Friday, October 14

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
1 pm: Ferris Wheel opens
5:30-7:30pm:
Sister Bay Lions Club Fish Boil at the Fire Station on Mill Road (with Jerry Voelker and the Jolly Gents)

Saturday, October 15

7am-11am: Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station – Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department 
9am-5pm:
Food & Drinks – Throughout the 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-4pm:
Kids Inflatable Games & Bungee Jumping – North of Village Hall
10am-5pm:
Arts & Crafts Show – Mill Road
11 am: Parade – Downtown Sister Bay
Noon: Baron of Bubbles
1 pm: Ferris Wheel Opens

Sunday, October 16

9am-4pm: Kids Inflatable Games & Bungee Jumping – North of Village Hall
10am-3pm: Arts & Crafts Show – Mill Road
10 am: Fall Fest Derby Race
10am-4pm
: Food & Drinks – Throughout the village
1pm: 50/50 Raffle Winner Announced – Downtown Sister Bay 
2pm: Ping Pong Ball Drop – Downtown Sister Bay

Live Music Schedule

Friday
11 am – 2 pm: The Stangs – Door County Creamery
2-6 pm: The High Flyn’ Rooster Smokes – Door County Creamery
4:30 pm: Jerry Voelker & the Jolly Gents – Sister Bay Fire Station
7-11 pm: Big Mouth and Power Tool Horns – Stabbur
7-10 pm: Annex – Door County Creamery
10 pm: Sneezy – Husby’s

Saturday

11:30 – 3 pm: The Cougers – Stabbur
Noon – 4 pm: Sneezy – Sister Bay Bowl/ Husby’s Highway Stage
Noon – 3 pm: Lindenberg, Mellor and Taylor – Grasse’s
Noon – 3 pm: American Platinum – Door County Creamery
Noon – 2 pm: Jerry Voelker and his Jolly Gents – Peach Barn Farmhouse
Noon: Sideshow featuring Scotty Meyer – Boathouse
3-7 pm: Modern Day Drifters – Stabbur
4 – 9 pm: Whiskey Ditch and the Paul Hanna Band – Door County Creamery
4:30 pm: Unity – Husby’s
8-11 pm: Zephyr – Sister Bay Bowl

Sunday

3:30 -6:30 pm: Frank Maloney and his Big Country Unit – Sister Bay Bowl

Sister Bay Shuttle Schedule

Friday: 5 pm – 2 am
Saturday: 8 am – 10 am; 5 pm – 2 am

Baileys Harbor to Sister Bay Shuttle

Baileys Harbor Community Association will be running a shuttle to and from Sister Bay on Fall Fest Saturday from 9 am – 11 pm. The first bus will leave at 9 am, and will run every 30 minutes through the afternoon, then every 40-50 minutes in the evening. The bus will drop riders off at the top of the Sister Bay hill, and will pick up and drop off at the following Baileys Harbor locations:

Coyote Roadhouse
Clover & Zot
Willow Clothing
Baileys Harbor Town Hall
Baileys Grove Campground
Baileys Harbor Yacht Club

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