February 5-7, 2016 is both Fish Creek’s Winter Festival and Baileys Harbor’s Winter Carnival, welcoming folks from near and far to experience the magic of winter in Door County! While overlapping the same weekend, together these two events offer lots of different ways to enjoy the outdoors from out on the ice, to under a heated ten – so bundle up and do more in Door County this winter!
In Baileys Harbor the relatively new Winter Carnival has grown over the past two years, and this 3rd annual event is better than ever. Start Saturday morning with a hearty breakfast to fuel an active day – The Ridges Sanctuary’s Great Waffle Breakfast will be held at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall from 9-11am. Wrap that scarf tight and head out to Kangaroo Lake for a day of fast fun – “if it has a motor,” they say, “it’s allowed!” From 10am-3pm on Saturday, bring snowmobiles, ATVS, and other winter vehicles for radar runs and timed trial courses. The 3rd Annual Door County Pond Hockey Tournament will be held from 8am-4pm on Saturday (register to participate on their website). There will also be other outdoor activities, afternoon live music, and hot food and drinks to warm you up throughout the day. Sunday, Feb. 8 brings the Winter Farmers Market which will be held at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall from 10am-2pm featuring home grown, handmade, and local products. For more information, visit baileysharbor.com, call 920.839.2366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating their 29th year, the Fish Creek Winter Festival offers music and food, family-friendly games, a chili cook-off, candlelight skiing, and more! Friday, Feb. 5th the fun begins at Hands On Art Studio where the Big Mouth Trio will play for Rock & Roll Art Night from 6:30-10pm, and the locally filmed favorite “Feed the Fish” will be screened at the Door Community Auditorium at 7pm. On Saturday the Festival gets underway at Clark Park where you can play winter games outside, and other festive games in the heated tent.
The Gibraltar Historical Association presents “All Things Chocolate” at the Old Town Hall all day long, offering sweet treats to tempt your palate, from 11am-3pm the Peninsula School of Art’s SOUP! Event will warm you up, and at Noon gather in the main tent for the Chili Cook-Off Judging. With Free Trolley Rides through town, you won’t have to miss a thing! From the Fiddle Contest to the Snow Shoe Dance, to the Fireworks Display at 5:30pm, your Saturday is sure to be a full one! On Sunday the Annual Fruit Loop Run will start and finish at the main tent, and businesses will be open for your shopping and dining pleasure! For more information visit visitfishcreek.com, call (800) 577-1880 (920) 868-2316, or email email@example.com
Don’t forget to download the FREE Door County Chefs Mobile Dining App to find Open in Winter Restaurants on the Peninsula!