Spring is in the Door County air as April showers help to green up the gardens for your next visit to our beautiful Wisconsin peninsula! Next week and weekend are the 28th Annual Brown Trout Tournament (based out of Baileys Harbor) and the Sassy Sisters’ Weekend in Sturgeon Bay, so pack up and head out to the Door!

LAST MINUTE LODGING: April 21-24, 2016

Brown Trout banner 2016Avid anglers are invited to participate in the 28th Annual Brown Trout Tournament beginning Thursday, April 21st and wrapping up on Sunday the 24th, 2016 when Whiskey Ditch will be playing at the Baileys Harbor Fire Station from 11am-3pm while you get your final fish weighed in! Participants may fish in Door & Kewaunee County waters on the bay and/or lake side, from a boat or from the shore. There will be a weigh in station at Howie’s Tackle in Sturgeon Bay and at the Baileys Harbor Fire Station where The Baileys Harbor Athletics Club will be serving food & drinks throughout the weekend. There will be cash prizes for the top 40 fish caught with the 1st Place Fish reeling in a $1,500 prize package including $800 in cash and a Door County Vacation Package for four. The $25 participation tickets are on sale now through Friday April 22.

“Like” the Brown Trout Tournament on Facebook to see photos of some of the huge fish caught last year! For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit online, email info@baileysharbor.com, or call (920) 839.2366.

Bridgeport Resort
Bridgeport Resort

While ladies are of course welcome to participate in the Brown Trout Tournament, if fishing isn’t your fancy, you can grab your best girls and book your Sassy Sisters’ Weekend in Sturgeon Bay! Both Stone Harbor Resort and Bridgeport Resort are offering fabulous lodging packages that include a variety of activities and pampering options from “Paint & Sip,” to paraffin hand treatments, to wine tastings, to fitness activities, to live music and more!

Stone Harbor Resort
Stone Harbor Resort

Enjoy a welcome reception with hors d’oeuvres at Bridgeport Resort upon arrival Friday night and Continental Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday Night at Stone Harbor the Cougars Band will be playing live music in the Pub and Sunday Morning enjoy breakfast before your drive home! Please call Bridgeport Resort at (800) 671-9190 and Stone Harbor Resort at (920) 746-0700 for more information about each resort’s included Sassy Sisters events and rooms and rates.

Check out our Door County Spring Lodging Blogs for more places to stay with great lodging packages to help you enjoy more of the Door!

Egg Harbor & Fish Creek Spring Lodging Packages

Sturgeon Bay Spring Lodging Packages

Sister Bay & Ephraim Spring Lodging Packages

Looking for Lunch (or any other meal)? Download the Door County Chefs Mobile Dining App for FREE for iPhone and Android and find what you’re hungry for in Door County!

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WHAT TO DO IN DOOR COUNTY, WI: Now accessible right from the DC Chefs App, check out the Door County Events Calendar for where to be and what to do on the Door Peninsula.