Uncork Summer at Olde Ellison Bay Days

Door County North recently announced the Door Peninsula’s first county-wide food and wine festival, Uncork Summer, scheduled for June 28 during Olde Ellison Bay Days. Uncork Summer will be located outdoors on the grounds of Wickman House, and will feature 20 food vendor booths, plus local wines and craft beers. Well-known local acoustic musicians, including Katie Dahl, Small Forest and Death Folk, will perform live throughout the day.

Door County North’s Community Coordinator, Darcie Pilz, said Uncork Summer is being designed to complement the family activities at Olde Ellison Bay Days. “Uncork Summer is focused on creating an atmosphere for the enjoyment of new food and beverage experiences, with small plate dishes from restaurants throughout Door County, locally-produced foods from area markets, and wine and beer tastings,” said Pilz. “There will also be terrific live local music throughout both days. Olde Ellison Bay Days will offer arts and crafts booths, great ‘finger’ foods prepared on-site by area non-profits, and kids’ games and activities. Both events will have the same hours, 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday.”

Wild Alaskan Salmon from Mr. Helsinki, located in Fish Creek.

Free parking will be in two locations: the Liberty Grove Historical Society property at the top of the Ellison Bay hill, and the Ellison Bay fire station on Highway 42, north of the village. Free shuttles will ferry visitors from the parking areas and make stops at Olde Ellison Bay Days and Uncork Summer.

There is no admission fee to attend Uncork Summer, and inexpensive tickets for food, beer and wine are available on-site. Tickets for individual small plate dishes and drinks are $5 each. For more information visit