From wine and beer to cherries and side pork, Door County’s food festivals aim to please the palate at every turn!
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June 2, 2018
The 2018 Side Pork Fest will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Admission is free with portions of the profits going back to local non-profit groups. Festival goers are encouraged to bring camp chairs or picnic blankets as there are a limited number of picnic tables. There will be lots of great food available for purchase and Martin Park is located within walking distance of many shops and galleries as well as Sturgeon Bay hotels and B&Bs! Start your morning right with the Hog Wild Run 5K and 10K and the Kids Run, then check out the arts and crafts fair, let the kids play, and enjoy live music all day, oh, and try some Side Pork!
June 16, 2018
A celebration of Wisconsin’s craft beers in downtown Baileys Harbor, this festival has become a welcome annual tradition bringing together breweries from all over the state, including Door County’s own Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Island Orchard Cider, and Door County Brewing Co. There will be lots of great “street food” from local eateries to go with your drink – including dishes from Wickman House and The Fireside in Ellison Bay, Door County Creamery in Sister Bay, and many more. The Food Court opens at 11:30am. Live music starts when the Tasting Tent opens at noon (VIP ticket holders get early access) and closes at 4pm.
Ticket price includes a Door County Beer Festival beer glass, and unlimited 3 oz tastings of more than 150 craft beers! General Admission is $40 and Designated Drivers are just $15! Just 100 VIP Tickets will be sold at $55 each – they always sell out so get yours’ ASAP! VIPs will enjoy exclusive access to the VIP lounge with seating and private restrooms, plus VIP-only tastings of specialty brews. The VIP lounge opens one hour before the tasting tent, and VIP attendees will also be admitted to the general tasting tent 30 minutes early for unfettered access to their favorite beers. You must be 21 to enter festival grounds. All attendees are required to present valid ID to enter the tasting tent (no exceptions). Remember to Drink Locally and Responsibly!
June 23, 2018
The Uncork Summer Festival returns to the Wickman House gournds on Saturday, June 23rd from 11am-4pm. A foodie’s dream come true, there will be wine and beer, hard cider, and an amazing array of different dishes from some of Door County’s best restaurants including the Shoreline Restaurant, Harbor Fish Market, Door County Creamery, and Ellison Bay’s own Fireside Restaurant and Wickman House of course, as well as Thyme Catering, Waseda Farms, and many more!
Food will be served from 11am-2pm, but beverages and live music will continue until 4pm! The Bar and Beverage Tent will be serving tasty mixed concoctions, wine, and beer, thanks to Wickman House and Mink River Basin. Admission is just $10 and Food and Drink Tickets are $5 each (one ticket per dish or drink). Pre-order your tickets online by April 30th for one free admission, a savings of $10. Tickets can be order online through June 15th. Pick up your pre-ordered tickets at the Uncork Will Call Booth on June 23rd.
June 30, 2018
Like the Napa of the North, Door County’s orchard tradition branched out to include grape vineyards at some point, and so it is no surprise that we have eight unique wineries! These wineries will come together in Sturgeon Bay, WI at Martin Park on Saturday, June 30th for the Door County Wine Fest, made possible by The Door County Wine Trail group and the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center.
The Festival runs from 1-5pm and features unlimited wine tasting from eight local wineries, paired with complimentary cheese, as well as live music from the In Black n’ White all afternoon! Gather your girlfriends, your wine lovers, your best buds, or your dearest darling and explore Door County’s Wine Country!
General Admission tickets are $40 at the gate or $30 online in advance, and include: Unlimited tasting from 1-4pm (21+), Commemorative Wine Glass, access to the entertainment and food tents, and free parking. Designated Driver tickets (18+) are just $10.
August 4, 2018
Jacksonport’s annual Cherry Fest will be held on August 4th from 9am-4pm in Lakeside Park, and features a fantastic arts & crafts fair bringing in vendors from all over the state and surrounding areas, as well as live music with Highland Road and the Modern Day Drifters, and kids events throughout the day including the Penny Hunt. Enjoy refreshments and all things cherry including Cherry Pie with ice cream, Cherry Sundaes and Kolaches, Cherry Brats and Burgers, and of course, lots of fresh cherries as well as preserves of all kinds from jams and jellies to pie fillings, relishes, and more! The Cherry Fest Car Show will be held across the street at the Root Cellar Location from 9am-3pm where you’ll also be able to view historical collections from the Jacksonport Historical Society. Come to the quiet side and celebrate the Cherry harvest!
September 15, 2018
Head for Harbor View Park in Egg Harbor Saturday, September 15th from 1-5pm for the annual Egg Harbor AleFest with live music from 12-5pm by In Black ‘n White, a Wisconsin Reggae, Rock ‘n Soul band!! Complimentary Trolley transportation will be available from 11am-7pm from various hotels and resorts, and restaurants to and from the festival grounds.
This is a 21+ event, though reduced admission is still available for Designated Drivers for $15 at the door or $10-12 Early Bird online. General admission is $50 at the door or $40-45 Early Bird online, and includes entrance to the festival grounds, unlimited sampling of over 100 craft beers, your own commemorative pint glass, live music, and access to the food vendors. VIP ticket holders get all the general perks plus early admission at noon plus food, water and soda included, and a sampling of rare and limited-edition brews from noon-1pm. VIP tickets are $100 at the door or $80-86 Early Bird online.