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When was the last time you went to a real drive-in movie?

    As a kid growing up I always loved the drive-in.  My father had a penchant for Buick convertibles, big ones.  I remember this baby blue 1961 Electra 225 that he bought.  The family would go to the drive-in, and when we got there he would unzip the back window so my brother and I could sit on the back seat and look over the top to watch the movie. I’ve always enjoyed drive-ins, and we have a real live drive-in here in Door County.  Located on the north end of Fish Creek, it’s open from May through October, and in classic drive-in style it has a double feature all the time.  And these are first run movies, too.  So, here’s a quick video for you from my buddy Jon: Skyway...

Door County Beer Festivals Announced!

Looks like Door County will be having two beer festivals this year!  If you’re a beer drinker (and I am!)  that’s great news.  The first festival, The Door County Beer Festival will be held in Baileys Harbor June 16, 2012.  This will be the county’s first beer festival. “The Door County Beer Festival is about good beer, good food, good music and good fun! It’s an event for beer lovers and foodies – and it’s a showcase for those who appreciate the craft of making great beer. We’ll be bringing you a half dozen seminars on beer, cheese, local food, and putting them all together. Plus, there will be great live music and the best in locally-sourced food available from local producers and restaurants.” The website is right here, you can also purchase tickets at this site.  Looks like fun! The second beer festival is the Egg Harbor Ale Fest, planned for Sept 22, 2012 right here in Egg Harbor.  Details will be coming soon!  Look for great Octoberfest beers from Wisconsin’s premier craft breweries. There ya go, beer drinkers and foodies…two great new festivals this...

Where is Jacksonport, and why do I care?

Jacksonport is located on the lake (east) side of the Peninsula, the part we refer to as “The quiet side” of Door County. Jacksonport certainly fits that description, but once you get to know it it’s a great little town! Getting there is part of the fun. Slow down and take a nice leisurely drive along Co Rd T, then take a left turn at Bleys bar on Co Rd V and you will end up right in Jacksonport. It’s a nice drive past many family owned dairy farms. Roll the windows down and smell the farm air, and when you get to Jacksonport you will indeed know you have left the hustle and bustle behind. But wait a minute! There’s probably a festival going on if it’s a weekend. Due to the many civic organizations in town there is a festival almost every weekend in season, and these are country festivals. The highlight is the Thresheree, technically located outside of Valmy, but a great weekend. A friend of mine won a restored antique tractor for her $10 ticket at the Thresheree! Jacksonport is the gateway to the Whitefish Dunes State Park, as well as the Cave Point County Park. There is a cute craft cottage run by Sue and Joe Jarosch, and some good eating at Mike’s Port Pub, JJ’s Mexican Restaurant, Mr G’s Supper Club, and the Square Rigger. http://www.jacksonport.net/ So if you are ready for a quieter adventure, head to Jacksonport!   And don’t forget the crazies in the Jacksonport Polar Bear Club, every year on Jan 1 it’s a cold...

“Is the fish in a fish boil boiled?”

A guest actually asked me that question once, and for once in my life my brain actually regained control of my mouth. The answer (which was chosen from a variety of smart alec responses) was a very polite “Why yes, it is!” After a while, it dawned on me that the concept of a fish boil is very unclear to most people outside of Door County, so I thought I would explain it here. So, you go to this restaurant and there’s this place out back with a huge kettle of water sitting on a wood fire. It takes about 30 minutes on the fire before the water boils, then the boilmaster puts a basket of potatoes in the water and steps back. This is also a good time to get a beer, as it will be about 30 minutes before you eat. About 10 minutes or so later, he puts a basket of onions in the pot, above the potatoes. Then, at about the 48 minute mark he puts a basket of fresh, locally caught whitefish over the onions. Now everything is boiling away, but whitefish is kinda oily, so this oil is gathering on top of the water and it’s not very tasty. So, just before the end of the boil the boilmaster throws some kerosene on the fire and the flames leap into the air! Everybody takes pictures, the oils boil over into the pit, and the three baskets are taken out of the pot. While you go into the restaurant, the staff is preparing the just cooked whitefish, onions, and potatoes for your dinner. It’s...

Tell Me About Egg Harbor!

OK, so Door County is simple to understand if you know two basic things: 1) Are you north or south of the canal? 2) Are you on the bay side or the lakeside? Egg Harbor is one of the most popular vacation spots in Door County. It is located in Northern Door County on the bay side of the peninsula, which puts us smack dab in the most popular vacation area as the first village you come to when driving north of the canal. We are a formerly sleepy little village, but over the past decade we have grown up! While we only have 200 residents, we welcome thousands of visitors and seasonal residents every year with our hotels and motels, shopping, restaurants and taverns. We have seven parks, a great beach (recently expanded) a beautiful new marina with permanent and transient slips, walking trails, public art, The Egan Center, and I could go on and on. Check out this website for info about our businesses and activities We close to all of Door County’s attractions, oh, and did I mention we were voted the “Best Small Town in Wisconsin” in 2011 by Wisconsin Trails Magazine? So come and visit Egg Harbor, stay at the Lull-Abi Inn, and enjoy all we have to...