One leisurely stroll through the heart of Egg Harbor and you'll see why this small village is such a popular destination for visitors. Meticulously groomed gardens and streetscapes complement restored historic buildings and newer structures that retain and enhance the village's old Wisconsin charm. Browsers love the wide variety of shops and galleries and dining options that offer something for every palate. Visitors will also enjoy the golfing availability including championship golf courses and the other outdoor activities including horseback riding and concerts.
This is a village that loves festivals as much as it does visitors. The celebrations begin on January 1 with an offbeat New Year's Day Parade, a refreshing small-town antidote to the hyped version on television. Pumpkin Patch Festival on Columbus Day weekend occurs just as the fall colors approach their peak, and is one of the most popular of the county's celebrations. Egg Harbor Holly Days on Thanksgiving weekend is a living reminder of the way Christmas used to be with old-fashioned carols, a tree lighting and special events for kids and adults. Egg Harbor is a must experience vacation destination.
There are many conflicting stories about the name Egg Harbor. Some say it was named after a nest of eggs found on the shore by Door County's first settler. Others say it received its name because seagulls nested along the shore and one could gather a basket of eggs from their nests.
The most compelling story indicates that three or four Mackinac boats left Green Bay, WI to deliver furs to the trading post on Mackinac Island. The boats stopped at the yet unnamed harbor to rest for the night. While rowing ashore there was a race to see who would reach the shore first. Food from the mess baskets was thrown at the leading boat and food quickly returned. First, hard tack was the missile of choice, but soon eggs flew through the air. When the boats reached the shore, the battle continued until the eggs were gone. Everyone enjoyed the fun and the story of the battle which was often repeated by the voyagers. The harbor was then identified as Egg Harbor.
Egg Harbor was the tenth organized town in Door County and was established on July 9, 1861. A portion of the town organized its own government and boundaries and incorporated as a separate governmental unit in August, 1964. The incorporated area is today known as the Village of Egg Harbor.
Things to Do:
Egg Harbor is filled with endless activities from performing arts and wine tasting to lighthouse tours and relaxing sailing expeditions.
- Birch Creek Music Performance Center
- Door County Self-Guided Lighthouse Tours
- Egg Harbor Fun Park
- Plum Loco Animal Farm - Just for Kids
- Sail Door County
- Stones Throw Winery
- Door County Information
Birch Creek Music Performance Center:
Birch Creek Music Performance Center is a summer music school (academy) in Door County, Wisconsin, for advanced young musicians. With a performance emphasis, students are taught by nationally-known performance artists and educators during the day, and perform alongside them in concerts at night. Four sessions focus on symphony, percussion & steel pan, and big band jazz
(920) 868-3763, 3821 Cty. Hwy E, Egg Harbor, WI 54209
Door County Self Guided Lighthouse Tour:
Take several days to truly relax and enjoy all of beautiful Door County and experience the rich maritime history by visiting many of the 10 lighthouses which dot the 300 miles of shore line.
(920) 868-9088 or (866) 868-9088, 4639 Orchard Road, Egg Harbor, WI 54209
Egg Harbor Fun Park:
Egg Harbor Fun Park is the perfect family playground! With a large 3000 sq. ft. indoor arcade and game area, even a rainy day can't stop the fun. Add to it the fun-filled miniature golf-course and water war grounds and you can't help but walk away with a smile! There is something for everyone and every age!
(920) 868-9417, 7340 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor, WI 54209
Plum Loco Animal Farm - Just for Kids:
Escape the crowds and unwind in our wide-open spaces. Enjoy the antics of the farm-animal family. Picnic or relax in rustic cedar gazebos. Set imaginations free in the mini play farm. Share some family time with a lawn or board game. Snacks, drinks, souvenirs. Season passes. Reserve Plum Loco for your group event. 3 miles west of 57 in Jacksonport on V and 3 miles east of 42 on Plum Bottom Rd. 9:30-4:30 daily (closed Wed.) Memorial Weekend - Labor Day and 9:30-4:30 Sat & Sun Labor Day - Nov. 1.
(920) 743-1617, 4431 Plum Bottom Road, Egg Harbor, WI 54209
Sail Door County:
With over 250 miles of shoreline, Door County's beauty begins at the water's edge. Climb aboard and leave the cares of land behind. Enjoy sailing under Door County's majestic bluffs and rocky shoreline as your boat departs into the serene waters of Green Bay. Rocky shoals, tree covered islands and beautiful sunsets provide an exhilarating view and memories that will last a lifetime. So grab a camera, snacks or beverages and anything else to make yourself feel at home, as you sail on the Door's sparkling green and blue waters.
(920) 495-7245, Egg Harbor, WI 54209
Stone's Throw Winery:
Just 2500 miles northeast of Napa Valley you'll find a whole other wine country. Peaceful, unspoiled, and delightfully uncrowded. There, nestled in the beauty of Door County, Wisconsin lies Stone's Throw Winery. We invite you to sample fine wines made from California and Door County grapes in the traditional one barrel at-a-time way. At Stone's Throw Winery you'll experience a whole other wine country. Discover it for yourself, before everyone else does!
(920) 839-9660, 3382 Cty. Road E, Egg Harbor, WI 54209
To learn more about Door County activities visit: www.doorcounty.com