August 3-7, 2016 Door County Fair

logoThe midway opens at 5pm on Wednesday, August 3rd and continues through Sunday opening at noon each day! Bring the kids to the Cellcom Festival Stage for kid’s activities and entertainment including clowns, music, magic, juggling, trivia, and a spelling bee… The Grandstand and Midway Stage will feature live music from a variety of bands including Overburden, Boogies & the Yo-yo’z, Pink Houses, Centerline and more, as well as Tractor Pulls, Horse shows, motorcycle races, and the Door County Demolition Derby. There will be lots of food and drink to keep you going throughout the weekend, so get the family together and head to John Miles Fair Park at 812 North 14th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, for the Door County Fair August 3-7, 2016! For more details visit

August 6, 2016 22nd Annual Cherry Fest

Jacksonport Lakeside Park FestivalThe cherry crop is booming and pick-your-own orchards invite you to take part in the harvest throughout the county! Celebrate everything cherry with the family at the 22nd Annual Cherry Fest in Jacksonport at Lakeside Park from 8am-4pm on August 6th. From jams and jellies, to fresh cherries, to pies, kolaches, and ice cream, to cherry brats and burgers, there will be delicious things to eat and drink all day from the food vendors while you peruse the arts and crafts fair and listen to live music. There will also be kids events in addition to the park’s playground to keep everyone busy, and you won’t want miss the historical collections and the 3rd Annual Car Show on the other side of the street! For more information visit

August 3-13, 2016 Maritime Week & Tall Ship Festival Preview

StoneHarborTallShipPreview_2016Don’t miss the Tall Ships on their way to the Tall Ship Festival in Green Bay. The ships will travel through Sturgeon Bay arriving on August 3rd and departing on the 4th. Hop a trolley ride from docking locations in town compliments of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center to take a gander at these beautiful vessels as they sail down the canal around 4pm on Wednesday the 3rd around 4pm (time dependent on weather). Watch the ships from the Stone Harbor & City Boardwalk and have a late lunch or early supper at the Stone Harbor Pub. View the map for details and schedule information and check out the event page. For a full list of Maritime Week events, please visit

Last Minute Lodging in Door County, WI: Aug. 5-7, 2016

Apple Creek Resort Indoor Pool

AppleCreek Resort is located at the top of the hill in Fish Creek. We have our Guest House open Saturday & Sunday nights (sorry, NOT Friday) – 2 night minimum stay. This is a 2 bedroom home with king beds. Full kitchen, 2 bathrooms with a whirlpool, living room, and gas fireplace. We are located across from unique shops, & dining; by gorgeous Peninsula State Park; and few minutes to wineries, theaters, galleries and Peninsula Art School. Suites have a private whirlpool and fireplace! All of our packages include: 10% discount at the Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours; 10% discount at The English Inn Restaurant, the Old Post Office Restaurant, and Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery and Market; 5% discount at Renards Cheese; 10% discount at Paul David Jewelry & Gifts and at O’Meara’s Irish Shop; and a $5.00 gift card for Fish Creek Oilerie & Spice. (All coupons only valid according to each establishment’s hours of operation during your stay.) We also feature a wonderful Indoor pool, whirlpool and sundeck. (920) 868-3525 or (800) 569-0059

Settlement Courtyard Inn front3crop2The Settlement Courtyard Inn & Lavender Spa, voted #1 Boutique Spa in Wisconsin by Milwaukee Magazine, is located just outside bustling Fish Creek, this is a great spot to begin any adventure, and a great place to relax. Each of our rooms have a kitchenette and fireplace. One room is still available for Friday night only, Aug. 5th – Call ASAP to book it! We have a continental plus breakfast every morning from 7-10am. We sit on 200 acres, so we have hiking and biking trails available for your use and leisure. We have an outdoor heated pool (seasonal), grills, and picnic tables available for your usage. We also have a little pub bar in the lobby where you can purchase bottles of beer or soft drinks. Our best amenity is our Lavender Spa, where you can indulge and pamper yourself by getting either a 30 minute, hour long, hour and a half, or two hour long massage! Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 868-3524 or (877) 398-9308

We’ll be updating this list throughout the weekend, so check back and refresh your browser in case of cancellations!

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Don’t forget to mention Door County Lodging when booking, and we’d love to know where you end up staying – we hope you enjoy your visit to Door County!