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Rich Higdon & Katie Dahl

June wraps up in Door County with the first weekend of the Renaissance Faire and Olde Ellison Bay Days with the Uncork Summer Festival featuring food, fun, live music and more! Book your last minute room this weekend and start your summer right!

Olde Ellison Bay Days kicks off its 49th year with the Viking Grill’s Fish Boil from 4-8pm on Thursday, June25th. On Friday head to the Community Park for an Ice Cream Social from 5-8pm with a real Barbershop Quartet! Saturday will feature the Grande Parade along Hwy 42 at 11am, and a Fine Arts and Crafts Fair will be held from 10am-5pm. Starting at noon on Saturday enjoy a host of activities for the family including games, sing-a-longs, Water Golf, Kidd-O-lympics, and the Happy Schnapps Combo polka band in the Park. On the grounds at Wickman House from 10-5pm you can enjoy $5 small plates from local restaurants and eateries including Door County Creamery, The Fireside Restaurant, Mission Grille, Shoreline Restaurant, Wickman House, and many more!

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Small Forest: Dream

Live music with Small Forest (Jeanne Kuhns, Marybeth Mattson, & Pat Palmer) and Katie Dahl  – both with brand new CDs to offer – starts at 11am. Free parking and a shuttle service to and from Uncork Summer and Olde Ellison Bay Days on Saturday is available from the Liberty Grove Historical Society on Hwy 42 south. From 5-10pm gather at The Mink River Basin for the annual Street Dance with live music by Hunga Dunga Trio and Papa Rick’s Chicks! Sunday brings the Firefighters Pancake Breakfast, the much anticipated 2nd annual Best Minster Dog Show from 11:30am-2pm, and at 2pm more live music with Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns! For more information visit Uncork Summer and the Ellison Bay Service Club online.

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Wickman House, Ellison Bay

The Door County Renaissance Faire invites you to return to a simpler time – take in this exciting marketplace atmosphere featuring tons of entertainment, edutainment, food, fun and more! From belly dancing, magic shows, storytelling, variety shows, and live music, to Knighting Ceremonies and weapons demonstrations, a Maypole Dance, and the Royals Promenade, this is a weekend of fun for the whole family! Period garb is welcome but not necessary to enjoy the Faire. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for youth and seniors, and Free for 5 Years Old and under. Active or Retired Military also receive Free Admission with proper identification to verify status. The Faire will take place at 5226 Monument Point Road, Egg Harbor, WI (Just 1/2 mile East of Hwy. 42 and 1 mile North of Carlsville) on June 27-28 and July 4-5, 2015. 10am-6pm Saturdays and 10am-4pm Sundays, rain or shine. Free Parking. For more information visit the Door County Renaissance Faire online.


Don’t forget to download the Door County Chefs FREE Mobile Dining Guide App to find what you’re hungry for in Door County – even search by live music, fish boils, or outdoor seating!

Last Minute Lodging: June 26-28, 2015

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The Shallows Resort

The Shallows Resort in Egg Harbor has rooms available this weekend starting June 27th. A family-owned and family-friendly resort, their variety of accommodations is designed to meet your vacation needs. Enjoy sunsets from the dock, or launch one of their kayaks, canoes or rowboats, or try cast out a line and relax. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 868-3458 or (800) 257-1560

Coachlite Inn in Sister Bay is clean and comfortable and has rooms available this weekend. Set in the quiet of the pines, the Coachlite Inn & Suites offers the illusion of seclusion, while still being just half a mile from the heart of Sister Bay. Book a Classic or Deluxe Room, a Deluxe Plus Room which features a single whirlpool tub, or a Queen Suite with a fireplace, double whirlpool tub, and a Kitchenette. Enjoy complimentary Door County Coffee and Tea in the lobby and the Deluxe Continental Breakfast, and soak in the whirlpool, sit by the Koi filled garden pond, use the ring of fire, or cook on the BBQ grill. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-5503

Glidden Lodge

Glidden Lodge Beach Resort is located on the shores of Lake Michigan north of Sturgeon Bay and south of Jacksonport near Whitefish Dunes State Park where you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Glidden Lodge has a three bedroom and a one bedroom unit open for Friday night only, and a two bedroom open for Saturday and Sunday night. Enjoy dinner with a view at the adjacent Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant to wrap up your day! Two night minimum stay. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-3900 or (888) 281-1127

AppleCreek Resort is located at the top of the hill in Fish Creek and has various rooms to choose from. Availability for this weekend are the following options:

  • Honeymoon Whirlpool Suite – 2 Suites available for both Friday and Saturday night stays
  • King Whirlpool Suite – 2 Suites available for both Friday and Saturday night, and 1 Suite available for Friday night
  • Queen Whirlpool Suite – 1 Suite available for both Friday and Saturday night
  • Double Queen Patio/Balcony Suites – 4 Suites available for both Friday and Saturday night
  • Single Queen Ups – 2 Rooms available for both Friday and Saturday night, and 1 Room available for Saturday night
  • Single Queen Economy – 4 Rooms available for both Friday and Saturday night, and 1 available for Friday night
  • Both the Guest House and Cottage are available w/ 3 night minimums
AppleCreek Resort

All of our packages include:

  • 10% discount at Old Post Office Restaurant, (water view)
  • 10% discount on Breakfast and Pizza at Arroyo Bay Grill (across the street)
  • 10% discount at The English Inn Restaurant
  • 10% discount at Orchard Country Winery and Market
  • $5.00 gift card for Fish Creek Oilerie & Spice
  • 10% discount at Paul David Jewelry & Gifts
  • 5% discount at Renards Cheese
  • 15% discount at O’Meara’s Irish Shop

*All coupons only valid according to each establishment’s hours of operation during your stay. We located directly across the street from twenty shops, dining, & Door Community Auditorium. We are by gorgeous Peninsula State Park, Winery, Scenic Boat & Trolley Tour, & Drive-In Theatre. We also feature a wonderful Indoor pool, whirlpool and sundeck. (920) 868-3525 or (800) 569-0059

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Shoreline Resort

The Shoreline Resort is located on the top of the Door Peninsula in Gills Rock and offers stunning views of the Green Bay Waters and that sense of seclusion that helps you escape everyday life. Onsite Marina and water view rooms invite you to stretch out on their sun deck and relax. Luxury condominiums are available with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, a master suite, gas fireplace, full kitchens, granite countertops, stainless appliances and a patio/deck overlooking the waterfront. Rooms are available this weekend, please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-2900

Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay offers rooms and suites with whirlpools, fireplaces, balconies, separate bedrooms, and/or full kitchens, as well as resort amenities including a 21 slip marina, indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub, free WiFi, business center, on-site dining, and live entertainment nearly every weekend! Ask about their great lodging packages including Romantic Escape, Arts & Heritage, and Family Fun! A few rooms are still available both Friday and Saturday night this weekend. No minimum stay requirement. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-0700