Autumn is an incredible time in Door County. The colorful trees, crunchy leaves, and soaring views of Lake Michigan combine for a uniquely classic fall feel. While there are plenty of ways to celebrate the arrival of fall in Wisconsin, attending the many Door County festivals is one of our top choices. There is a festival for everyone; whether you like car shows or carving pumpkins, we guarantee you’ll find the perfect Door County festival for you!
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The Best Door County Festivals This Autumn
Harvest Festival and Street Auction
Celebrate the beautiful fall season in Door County at the annual Harvest Festival! In addition to enjoying stunning autumn views, you can enjoy a classic car show, craft fair, and in-store specials. Local vendors and live entertainment are also available for guests. After the festival, be sure to stick around for the Street Art Auction in front of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center.
AutumnFest Classic Auto Show and Fireworks
Do you have a hot rod you’d love to show off, or just have an appreciation for them? Then this is the event for you! AutumnFest Classic Auto Show in Baileys Harbor is exciting for everyone, even those who don’t know the first things about cars. Arts and crafts, live music, great food, a fireworks display, and more bring people together for the love of classic cars and the coming season. The annual Hot Rod Ride and Hey Hey 5k also take place this weekend.
Egg Harbor Pumpkin Patch Festival
Ring in the start of fall at the Egg Harbor Pumpkin Patch Festival! Live music, caramel apples, and plenty of pumpkins await you at this free festival, just 10 minutes away from The Ashbrooke! Local craft vendors and restaurants give you the perfect taste of fall in Door County.
Sister Bay Fall Fest
This party is known as the “granddaddy” of all Door County festivals! The annual Sister Bay Fall Fest features a classic car show, arts and crafts, a fun parade, and the famous Ping Pong Ball Drop! This event is one of the most anticipated on the entire peninsula, making it a necessary addition to your calendar.
Jack O’ Lantern Days
The Jack O’ Lantern Days Halloween celebration is a spooky, fun event in Door County. Enjoy an adults only art night at Hands On Art Studio, a trolley ghost tour, an interactive owl demonstration, a costume contest, and so much more!
Make The Ashbrooke Your Escape for a Romantic Fall Getaway
Exploring the excellent variety of Door County festivals is fun, but also very tiring. After a day of experiencing food and entertainment, make your escape to one of our luxurious rooms and suites. Our top-of-the-line amenities and romantic setting make this the perfect place for a couples’ retreat!