Cabin fever got you down?  Break out of those blues and head up to Door County for a fun-filled weekend of thrills, chills and merriment for Winterfest weekend in Fish Creek.  Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay is just a short drive from all of the excitement, and a perfect place to settle in after your activities.  There are loads of outdoor and indoor activities planned for kids, teens and adults at Winterfest.  The fun begins Friday, January 31st at Door Community Auditorium with the showing of the romantic comedy, “Feed The Fish“, starring TV and film star (and part-time Door County resident) Tony Shaloub.  Many of your favorite Door County locations are beautifully pictured, and you might even recognize some familiar faces as featured players and extras in the cast.  Saturday is filled with all kinds of activities:
10am – 5pm             Festivities in & around the heated tent in Clark Park, Fish Creek

  • Wild Winter Games Outside: Toilet Seat Toss, Ice Bowling, Football Toss, Crazy Golf, Bike Toss, Hockey Shot, Basketball Shot and Wheel of Meat.
  • Fun Festive Games Inside: Minnow Racing, Bean Bag Cannon Shoot, Snowflake and Winter Fairies Crafts, Pie Tin Toss, Marshmallow, Shoot Out, Wheel of Fortune & Paddle Raffle.
  • Live DJ
  • Stage Events: Stumpf Fiddle Contest, Ugly Sweater Contest, Paddle Raffel, Snow Shoe Dance
  • Tasty Food & Drinks: Beer, Brats, hot dogs, pork sandwiches, popcorn, make-your-own-s’mores, hot chocolate, hot cider, baked goods, glogg and more!
  • Winter Festival Merchandise for Sale
  • Local Businesses open for Shopping & Dining
  • Candlelight Ski/Hike Fish Creek, Peninsula State Park
  • Winter Wine & Cherry Fest, Fish Creek Great Waffle Breakfast, Baileys Harbor
  • SOUP, a tasty array of soups prepared by local restaurants and served in your own specially designed ceramic bowl at Peninsula Art School, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • 9:30pm – 12am- Rock & Roll Snow Dance with Big Mouth – Alexander’s Restaurant

Looking ahead to February, while we are almost completely booked the second and third weekends, we still have some suites available for a romantic getaway during the first and fourth weekends.  You can take advantage of the Valentine”s Special throughout the month of February, so why not treat that special someone to a delightful stay at Birchwood Lodge?  You’ll enjoy a two-nights stay in a whirlpool/fireplace suite.  With a $40 gift certificate for Alexander’s Restaurant, you’ll have a delicious dinner and then return to your suite to savor the decadent delight of chocolate covered strawberries as you relax with some fragrant bath salts in the two person Jacuzzi whirlpool tub.  There you have it!  It’s a perfect plan to break the curse of winter with some fun, relaxation and romance.



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