Well, Sister Bay's Fall Festival was a BUST this year---two inches of rain over the course of two days, wet, wind....we got through the parade on Saturday and people enjoyed eating and drinking but Sunday was a complete wash--all events cancelled. So what do you do when you're stuck in Door County on a rainy weekend?
1. Open bowling at the Sister Bay Bowl. Grab some shoes, learn how to score (on paper) and get ready for some old fashioned exercise. If you're over 21, you can actually try one of Door County best Old Fashions, too.
2. Shop till you drop. Check out On Deck sportswear, Pass Time Books, Second Hand Sue's or Julie's Upscale Resale for some fun consignment digging. Don't forget Founders Square in Fish Creek, either! Dozens of shops, Wilkins and Oleander, the Door County Confectionary, and J.Jeffrey Taylor.
3. Some wine and cheese to snack back at the room. Top Shelf Gourmet and the upcoming Door County Creamery in Sister Bay are sure to delight. Check out the baby goats for the future creamery here.
4. Take in some fine art. Door County has dozens of nationally renowned artists. Go off the beaten path to Rob William's studio in Liberty Grove, or stop by Frykman Studio Gallery in Sister Bay.
5. Dine at any of our fabulous restaurants. From the Shoreline in Gills Rock to Trio in Egg Harbor, northern Door County offers the County's best restaurants with new establishments CHOP, Wickman House and Grasse's Grill enjoying great debut years!
6. Curl up with a book by a Door County author. Norbert Blei, Gail Lukasic......Door County has dozens of talented published writers.
7. Create your own fantastic art. Hands On Studio and the Peninsula Art School often have weekend classes. Hands on is fun for all ages, too.
8. Dream of purchasing your own Door County property. Browse the entire Door County MLS and see my featured listings.
Even though Fall Festival didn't work out this year, there is always the promise of next year! And when it rains in Door County, there are still dozens of great activities, from museums to classes to shopping to dining. There's plenty to do when you're stuck in Door County on a rainy day!