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Fish Creek Winterfest 2023

The favorite winter tradition in Door County

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Last updated: by Olga Valchyshen
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Fish Creek Winterfest is one of the top annual events in Door County, which has been helping the locals survive long and cold Midwestern winters for over 30 years. The fun three-day event features live music, great food, games, and various entertainment. The Fruit Loop Fun Run and Stumpf Fiddle Contest are the highlights of this beloved community festival, which ends with a spectacular fireworks display.

Held in Calrk Park, overlooking the frozen waters of Green Bay, the annual Winterfest also includes Winter Festival Parade down Main street, the All Things Chocolate fundraiser, and the Smokin’ Hot Chili Cook-off. The contest features celebrity judges from around the county as well as many delicious chili dishes to sample. The contest starts at 11 am, and the winners will be announced at noon.

In addition to the main celebration in downtown, Fish Creek Winterfest offers an array of food and wine events, ice sculpture carving, live music, and much more. Quirky games in a heated tent in Clark Park include Minnow Racing, Sasquatch Ball Toss, Toilet Seat Toss, Pirate Bean Bag Toss, Pie Tin Toss, Marshmallow Shootout, Wheel of Fortune & Paddle Raffle Snowshoe Obstacle Course, Ice Bowling, Crazy Golf, and finally Bike Toss, which is especially loved by the locals. Food includes brats, hot dogs, pork sandwiches, popcorn, and s’mores. Sleigh rides and free trolley rides throughout town are available!

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