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Sister Bay Fall Fest

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Fall Fest 2016 – Friday through Sunday, October 14-16, 2016

CLICK HERE for a printable 2015 Fall Fest Program (***schedule is similar each year)

The “Granddaddy” of all Door County festivals, 2016 will mark the 71st annual Fall Fest in Sister Bay. What began as a celebration and reward for the Door County tourist workers after a busy summer season has evolved into one of the largest weekend celebrations on the peninsula!  A parade, arts & crafts fair, food booths, live entertainment, and children’s activities make this a “must-do” weekend, but the real fun lies in one of the Fest’s oldest traditions – the famed Ping-Pong Ball Shoot.  An astonishing 10,000 Ping-Pong balls are released on Sunday afternoon, with a one in ten chance of winning a prize from a participating Sister Bay business!

Sister Bay Classic Car Show (Friday, Saturday & Sunday on W. Mill Road): Display your car, truck, hotrod, muscle car, or classic car and help the Lions Club with their fundraiser.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER & to view photos of past Car Shows. Register before October 7 and SAVE $5!

CLICK HERE for DETOUR route & road closure information

70th annual 2015 Sister Bay Fall Fest Schedule (example of events)

  • FREE WIFI on Fall Fest grounds all weekend ~ Sponsored by Frontier Communications
  • Buy your official FALL FEST SHIRT & Sister Bay logo merchandise at the red INFO tent on the corner of Mill Rd & Hwy 42
  • Seeking Sven Scavenger Hunt: Have you found Sven? Submit all completed Scavenger Hunt sheets by Sunday to the Visitor Center. Grand Prize: 2 night stay in the Sister Bay Marina – Boat House. For more info go to Sister Bay Visitor Center or cometosisterbay.com

Friday, October 16:
9am-5pm: Classic Auto Show – West side of Mill Road – Sponsored by Sister Bay Lions Club
10am-5pm
: Arts & Crafts Show – Mill Road – Sponsored by the Sister Bay Advancement Assoc.
10am-5pm
: Food & Drinks – Various places in Village
1-3:30pm:
Music @ Husby’s: Scotty Meyer
2 pm: Chainsaw Carving Demo on grass by Art Fair
4-7pm: Music @ Husby’s: Modern Day Drifters
5-8 pm
: Fish Boil – Fire Station on Mill Road – Sponsored by Sister Bay Lions Club
6-7pm: Cake Walk – Fire Station on Mill Road: Fundraiser for Gibraltar Historical Assoc.
10pm-close: Music @ Husby’s: Muddy Udders

Saturday, October 17:
7am-11am
: Pancake Breakfast – Village Hall – Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Northern Door
9am-5pm
: Food & Drinks – Various places in Village
9am-5pm:
Party for a Purpose Bone Marrow Jam, next to Al Johnson’s.  Partnering with Go Bo.
9am-5pm
: Classic Auto Show – West side of Mill Road – Sponsored by Sister Bay Lions Club
9am-5pm
: Mechanical Bull @ Sister Bay Bowl
9am-4pm
: Inflatable Games/Bouncers, Bungee Jumping & More – Across the street from Al Johnson’s (weather permitting)
10 am:
Chainsaw Carving Demo on grass by Art Fair
10 am-4 pm:
Pumpkin Bowling and Goat Toss on corner by Mill Rd – Sponsored by Sister Bay Moravian Church & Door County Farm Market.
10am-5pm
: Arts & Crafts Show – Mill Road – Sponsored by the Sister Bay Advancement Assoc.
11am: Parade – Bay Shore Drive, Downtown. Parade Marshal – Volunteer of the Year
11am-5pm:
Music at Door County Creamery: Whiskey Ditch with Special Guest
12-4pm:
Music next to Al Johnson’s: Modern Day Drifters
12-5pm: Mechanical Bull at Sister Bay Bowl
12-2:30pm: Music @ BierZot: Right Now
12-3pm:
Music @ Grasse’s Grill: Big Mouth
12:30-3:45pm
: Music on Husby’s/Sister Bay Bowl Stage: Hoi Polloi
1pm: Chainsaw Carving Demo on grass by Art Fair
1pm: Hillbilly Silly Science Show – Family Fun – Village Hall
2pm: Hillbilly Silly Science Show – Family Fun – Village Hall
3pm: Hillbilly Silly Science Show – Family Fun – Village Hall
3-5 pm: Music @ BierZot: Radio Free Honduras
4pm:
Chainsaw Carving Demo on grass by Art Fair
4-7pm: Music @ Husby’s: Happy Schnapps
10pm-Close:
Music @ Husby’s: Hoi Polloi
10pm-Close
: Music @ Sister Bay Bowl: Glas Hamr

Sunday, October 18:
9am-2pm
: Classic Auto Show – West side of Mill Road – Sponsored by Sister Bay Lions Club
10am-4pm
: Food & Drinks – Various places in Village
10am-4pm
: Arts & Crafts Show – Mill Road – Sponsored by the Sister Bay Advancement Assoc.
10am-4pm
: Inflatable Games/Bouncers, Bungee Jumping & More – Across the street from Al Johnson’s (weather permitting)
11am: Chainsaw Carving Demo on grass by Art Fair
11am-2pm: Pumpkin Bowling and Goat Toss on corner by Mill Rd – Sponsored by Sister Bay Moravian Church & Door County Farm Market.
1pm: Chainsaw Carving Demo on grass by Art Fair
2pm
: Ping Pong Ball Drop (weather permitting):  Collect prizes @ business listed on ball, or at Sister Bay Visitor Center: 2439 S. Bay Shore Dr, next to BP station

Sister Bay Fall Fest Photo Gallery


Fall Fest Arts & Craft Vendors

NOTE to Art & Craft Fair vendors and those interested in being a vendor: If you would like to receive a printable application, please e-mail: fallfest@cometosisterbay.com.

Please fill out the online event application and make a payment: CLICK HERE for Fall Fest Arts & Crafts application.

Fall Fest Food & Beverage Vendors

NOTE to Food & Beverage vendors and those interested in being a vendor: If you would like to receive a printable application, please e-mail: fallfest@cometosisterbay.com.

CLICK HERE for Fall Fest Food & Beverage application.

If you would like to be placed on the WAITING LIST for either type of vendor, please fill out the application and pay the application fee, and we will notify you if space opens up. If you are not assigned a space, your application fee will be refunded in full by the method you paid (pay online, get refunded online, etc).

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