Places to Shop in Door County

Shopping in door county, wi

Door County, Wisconsin is known for many things, one of which is the incredible amount of gorgeous and quaint locally owned shops. When searching for a a Door county Airbnb or Door County Rentals, finding something that is centrally located to local shops helps make it easy to experience the local culture of local shops and bring home some great items for yourself or family and friends.

If you like Sister Bay with its central location to everything in northern Door County, we’ve got just the spot for you. Find out more about our property here. 

Fish Creek

Known for the cute couple on the bench out front, Nan & Jerry’s is a Door County treasure. Off the main road in Fish Creek, the store provides a wide selection of Door County gear with cozy home on the water vibe. The store offers everything from hats, jackets and sweatshirts to pontoon boat rentals. Take your picture with the cute couple on the bench

Fish Creek

Lights, Camera, Fashion! With boutiques in Fish Creek & Sister Bay, this affordable women’s clothing store has the top style for women of all ages. From sassy t-shirts, chic sundresses, and comfortable jackets and sweaters, you can find something for all seasons at this chic store.

Ephraim

A mix of modern and classic vintage, Vinitque resale is the new way to ‘sale’ in Northern Door. From antique furniture, knick-knacks and home goods to modern pictures, books, and tchotchkes this place is a must-go in Northern Door.

Ephraim

The store where West coast laid-back style meets the Cape Cod of the Midwest. Beach People is a great store to find Door County apparel and knick-knacks along with some great beach wear. The store is located right in downtown Ephraim and offers everything from sweatshirts, hats, and swimsuits to paintings and pottery created by local artists. No other place offers the vibes of Cali in the quaint Northern Door.

Sister Bay

If the words ‘laid-back’, ‘warm’, and ‘eco-friendly’ describe your style then look no further then kindgoods. The store specializes in eco-friendly, sustainable, and fair-trade items. From scarves to jewelry to books and children’s toys, this eccentric store brings a friendly, progressive look to Northern Door.

Sister Bay

Since 1978, Tannenbaum Holiday Shop has been the official ‘Holiday-Cheermister’ of the Northern Door area. The shop sells decor, gifts, and one-of-a-kind ornaments for all seasons (Katie now has a Halloween tree). It’s easy to get lost for hours browsing the store and admiring the dozens of decorated theme trees throughout the store. Experience the holiday season all year round at this hidden Door County gem.

Places to Shop

Sister Bay Fall Fest

Fall Fest is the busiest weekend of the year in Door County. A tradition dating back over 75 years, Fall Fest in Sister Bay is the ultimate fall party. Although sometimes aptly named “Fall Down Fest” amongst the younger crowd for the amount of time spent at all the Sister Bay bars, Sister Bay’s Fall Festival brings amazing experiences for the entire family as well.

Each year, Sister Bay puts on a great parade, live music, a massive arts and crafts show, and more. With the event typically being in early October, Fall Fest always provides incredible views of the wonderful fall colors that Door County offers.

DATES: OCTOBER 13-15, 2023

For availability to stay within one minute of the top of the hill in Sister Bay, near Husby’s, Sister Bay Bowl, Garage Bar and more, check out Northwoods Farmstead’s availability here! Northwoods Farmstead is the perfect home for your family, friends, or group to stay within walking distance of downtown Sister Bay for Fall Fest, or any other time of year.

pond hockey weekend

Famous for bringing in groups of hockey addicts from all across the midwest, the Door County pond hockey tournament is a big deal. 

Held at the Sister Bay Sports Complex, teams compete in a no goaltending round-robin hockey tournament. 

Even if you’re not into competing, this is a fun event to watch and enjoy a different experience in the winter time in Door County. 

DATES: FEBRUARY 11, 2023

The perfect retreat for a hockey team get-together awaits right here. If you’re a team looking to lock up your place to stay for the event, we’ve got plenty of space for you. Book now to snag your spot in Sister Bay. 

Christkindlmarkt

A newcomer to the Door County events lineup, starting in 2021, the Christkindlmarkt is a local Christmas fair with tons of local vendors and food and drink options. 

If you’re looking for locally made chocolates or alpaca socks, Christkindlmarkt has you covered across the board. 

This event is split over three consecutive weekends, and is held in Sister Bay at the Corner of the Past museum, right up the street from our home. 

DATES: NOVEMBER 25-27, DECEMBER 2-4, DECEMBER 9-11, 2022 

The perfect space to gather for a romantic weekend away or a family gathering during the Christkindlmarkt, we’ve got plenty of space for you. Book now to snag your spot in Sister Bay. 

fish creek winterfest

This pastime has been around for a long time in Door County. Fish Creek’s Winterfest is a huge outdoor winter festival with a lot to do and see. 

If you’re not a fan of the cold, fear not, as there’s a heated tent overlooking Green Bay that will solve all of your problems. 

Don’t forget to try the classic “Cherry Pit Spit” to see if you can set a new record for the longest distance spitting a Door County cherry pit. 

DATES: FEBRUARY 3-5, 2023

Fish Creek is only a ten minute drive down the road. If you’re looking to get together with your friends or family for a winter weekend away, there is no better event than Winterfest. Book now to snag your spot in Sister Bay. 

pumpkin patch fest

Another phenomenal fall festival is Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch Fest weekend. Traditionally, this is usually the weekend before Sister Bay’s Fall Fest in early October. 

Pumpkin Patch fest is an amazing family weekend that features arts & crafts, pumpkin displays, face painting, and much more. 

Due to this timing typically coinciding with near peak Door County fall colors, this is one of the most sought after weekends all year round. 

DATES: OCTOBER 6-8, 2023 

Egg Harbor is about 20 minutes from Sister Bay, and Pumpkin Patch weekend is a great weekend to visit northern Door County with your family. Book now to snag your spot in Sister Bay. 

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