Winter Festival

February 3-5, 2017

Click here for a printable, 30th Annual/2017 Winter Fest Event Guide!


In its 30th year, Winter Festival continues to bring together “festers” and entertainment-seekers of all ages, from near and far. Door County’s iconic winter event has grown to serve as the “centerpiece” of a VERY full, first weekend in February in the “heart” of Northern Door. At the main festival grounds you’ll find a variety of quirky, hilarious games and activities (perfect for participants AND spectators) hosted by non-profit organizations from across the peninsula.

A DJ sets the festive mood inside the heated tent, where infamous event highlights such as the Stumpf Fiddle Contest, Chili Cook-Off and the Snowshoe Dance take place. Rock out with local celebrities “Bacchus Lotus”, test out your minnow-racing skills or just kick back with some good food and drinks and enjoy a fun-filled, quintessential Door County winter weekend… and a festival unlike anything else.

GET YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS EARLY! For just $2, enter to win one of 5 Fish Creek Prize packages valued between $300 and $500, or TWO sets of snowshoes and poles from Nor Door Sport & Cyclery! Click early-raffle-sales-info for more information or call our Visitor Information Center at (920) 868-2316 today.

2017 Schedule of Events

*New or improved in 2017

Friday, February 3 

All Day              Businesses open for shopping and dining

6:30pm – 10pm       Rock & Roll Art Night at Hands On Art Studio

7:00pm                       *“Graveyard of the Great Lakes” Screening @ Door Community Auditorium


Saturday, February 4  

10am – 6pm              Business open for Shopping & Dining

10am – 5pm          Festivities in & around the heated tent in Clark Park

  • Wild Winter Games Outside
  • Fun Festive Games Inside
  • Live DJ
  • Tasty Food & Drinks from the Villager’s Snowmobile Club
  • Winter Festival Merchandise for Sale, including 30th Anniversary LIMITED EDITION merchandise*

10am – 5pm                GHA presents “All things Chocolate” at the Old Town Hall

10am – 5pm                Winter Wine & Cherry Festival at Orchard Country Winery

10:45am                      Chili Cook off participants bring their crockpots to the tent

10 am- 3pm             Fish Creek Photo Scavenger Hunt, hosted by Friends of Gibraltar

11am-12pm                 *Free Children’s  Story Hour with  Storyteller Renny Lea at the Fish Creek Library 

11am – 3pm                SOUP! Homemade Soup & Bowls at Peninsula School of Art

11am – 5pm                Free Trolley Rides throughout Town

12pm                             “Chili Cook-Off” Judging and Winners Announced – Main Tent

11am-1pm                     Meet & Greet with  Door County Sled Dogs 

2:30 PM                       *Stumpf Fiddle contest – Main Tent

3:30 PM                       Snow Shoe Dance – Main Tent

3pm- 5:30pm     *Special Performance by Bacchus Lotus-   Main Tent

5:45pm                   Fireworks Display – Outside of the Main Tent

5:30pm – 8pm       Candlelight Ski/Hike at Peninsula State Park

10pm – 12am         Rock & Roll Snow Dance – Alexander’s


Sunday, February 5  

All Day          Business open for Shopping & Dining

10:30am          8th Annual Fruit Loop Run – Begins & Ends at the Tent

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