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10 Unforgettable Fall Festivals in Door County

Your Ultimate Guide for Family Fun

Experience the magic of autumn in Door County with an array of vibrant fall festivals. From small-town charm to maritime celebrations, there’s something for everyone in this scenic Wisconsin region. Let DoCo Vacations be your guide and home base for all the fun this upcoming fall season. Get ready to create lasting memories with the whole family as we explore the top 10 unforgettable fall festivals in Door County.

1). The 150th Door County Fair: A Celebration of Small-Town Fun

Date: August 9-13

Location: Door County Fairgrounds, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Experience old-school fun at the Door County Fair. Enjoy thrilling carnival rides, indulge in delicious food stands, and explore the 4H animal barns. Be sure to catch the grandstand events, including stock car races, a demolition derby, and motorcycle racing. With exceptional bands and hundreds of art, crafts, and animal entries, this fair showcases the talents of Door County exhibitors and promises a memorable family experience. For more information, visit

photo by Len Villano via The Door County Pulse

2). Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: Honoring a Rich Maritime Heritage

Date: August 4th-12th

Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI

Immerse yourself in Sturgeon Bay’s rich maritime heritage during Maritime Week. Attend the Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Show at the Door County Maritime Museum. Marvel at beautifully crafted boats, learn about their history, and appreciate the art of boatbuilding. This event pays homage to the city’s nautical roots and provides a captivating experience for maritime enthusiasts. For more information visit the Door County Maritime Museum website.

Photo by the Door County Pulse

3). Algoma Shanty Days: Celebrating Lake Michigan’s Beauty

Date: August 11th-13th

Location: Algoma, WI

Join the city of Algoma in celebrating the beauty of Lake Michigan during Shanty Days. Enjoy live music, participate in the Shanty Days 5k run/walk, and experience a lively parade. Explore the arts and crafts fair with over 150 vendors, indulge in delicious food, and join in a range of activities for the whole family. From fishing contests to beach volleyball tournaments, this festival offers endless entertainment against the backdrop of Lake Michigan. For more information, check out

Photo via FestivalNet

4). Sister Bay Marina Fest: A Labor Day Celebration

Date: September 2nd-4th

Location: Sister Bay, WI

Celebrate Labor Day weekend at the Sister Bay Marina Fest. Admire the vintage boat show and enjoy a performance by Jerry Voelker and the Jolly Gents. Take part in the festivities, including live music at the marina, a kids’ carnival, boatbuilding, and a food court. This event brings together the community and visitors alike, creating a vibrant atmosphere that captures the spirit of Sister Bay. For more information, visit

photo by Len Villano via The Door County Pulse

5). Sturgeon Bay Harvest Fest & Street Art Auction: Embracing the Spirit of Autumn

Date: September 16th

Location: Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Usher in the spirit of autumn during the Sturgeon Bay Harvest Fest. Explore a classic car show, peruse the craft show, and indulge in delectable food booths. Discover in-store specials, witness the “Tapping of the Firkin” stein-holding contest, and enjoy live entertainment throughout the day. Don’t miss the Street Art Auction at Martin Park, featuring unique creations as part of the “Bass Around the Bay” project. For more information, visit

6).Bailey’s Harbor AutumnFest: A Celebration of Fall

Date: September 23rd

Location: Baileys Harbor, WI

Celebrate fall in Baileys Harbor at AutumnFest. Enjoy live music, savor delicious food and drinks, and browse the arts and crafts fair. Experience the excitement of Pin-Ups and Pistons Day with a classic auto and motorcycle show and pin-up photoshoot. Join in the Hey Hey 5k Run at Door County Brewing Co. and bring your classic car or motorcycle to complete your AutumnFest experience. For more information visit

Photo by the Green Bay Press-Gazette

7). Autumn Lighthouse Festival: Discover Door County’s Lighthouses

Date: September 29th-October 1st

Location: Various lighthouses in Door County, WI

Embark on a journey to explore Door County’s lighthouses during the Autumn Lighthouse Festival. Experience unique excursions and exclusive access to lighthouses not typically open to the public, including Chambers Island, Plum Island, and Sherwood Point Lighthouses. By participating in this festival, you’ll also contribute to the preservation efforts of the Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society. For more information visit the Door Couny Maritime Museum website.

Photo via Door County Daily News

8). Egg Harbor Pumpkin Patch Festival: A Delightful Fall Extravaganza

Date: October 7th-8th

Location: Kress Pavilion Lawn and Harbor View Park, Egg Harbor, WI

Join the vibrant celebrations of fall at the Egg Harbor Pumpkin Patch Festival. Delight in fall food favorites, enjoy thrilling carnival rides, and browse arts and crafts vendors. Marvel at scarecrow and pumpkin displays, be entertained by magicians, and savor delicious food and refreshments. With live music and a range of family-friendly activities, this festival offers something for everyone. For more information, visit

9). Sister Bay Fall Festival: A Colorful Conclusion to the Season

Date: October 13th-15th

Location: Sister Bay, WI

Close out the fall season with the annual Sister Bay Fall Festival. Experience live music throughout the village and explore the huge arts and crafts fair. Engage in games and activities for kids, savor delicious food, and don’t miss the iconic Lion’s Club Fish Boil and Pancake Breakfast. Join the Fall Fest Parade and be part of the excitement surrounding the Ping Pong Ball Drop and Derby Race. For more information, visit

10). Jack O’Lantern Days: Halloween Festivities in Fish Creek

Date: October 28th-30th

Location: Top of the Hill Shops, Fish Creek, WI

Get into the Halloween spirit at Fish Creek’s Jack O’Lantern Days. This festival is a true hometown Halloween celebration, featuring a festive costume contest, town hall games, and town-wide trick-or-treating. Participate in the costume parade, witness live owls, create masks, and enjoy a range of surprises. Jack O’Lantern Days promises a Halloween filled with good memories for the whole family. For more information, visit

Photo via Green Bay Press-Gazette


As autumn casts its colorful spell over Door County, these fall festivals promise unforgettable experiences for the entire family. From the traditional small-town charm of the Door County Fair to maritime celebrations, arts and crafts fairs, and Halloween festivities, there’s a festival for every taste. Plan your visit to Door County and let DoCo Vacations be your home base for all the fun this upcoming fall season. Experience the DoCo difference today and save money when you book direct at Embrace the beauty of fall and create cherished memories as you immerse yourself in the vibrant festivities of this captivating region.

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