BAILEYS HARBOR, WI (February 2, 2016) – Plan on heading to Baileys Harbor this weekend for the third annual Winter Carnival “Party on the Ice” featuring the Door County Pond Hockey Tournament. Friday night kicks off with live music by Brass Differential at Door County Brewing Co. in the Tap Room so get out your dancing shoes and start the weekend off right!
Saturday morning begins with The 8th Annual Great Waffle Breakfast at the Town Hall from 9am to 11am to raise money for The Ridges Sanctuary. With your bellies full of waffles, come over to Kangaroo Lake for pond hockey, sled dog rides, bonfire and s’mores, food and drinks and much more! Test out your skills at ice kickball, hungry hungry hippos and other fun ice games. Grab a bite to eat at the Northern Door Rotary Club’s food stand featuring doughnuts, brats, hot dogs, chili, hot chocolate, cider and coffee from 8am to 5pm.
Need something else to drink? The Baileys Harbor Community Association will have a variety of drinks including soda, water, beer and malted beverages available at their Snow Bar from 10am to 4pm! Don’t forget to buy a s’mores kit to roast over Papa Joe’s Bonfire brought to you by Joe Green’s Organic Firewood! Kits will be available for purchase at the Snow Bar.
The Door County Pond Hockey Tournament is running from 8am to 4pm featuring 32 teams playing on ten rinks. It doesn’t get any better than watching teams from around the Midwest going head to head on the ice right here in Baileys Harbor. The winning team gets the Stanley Thermos, prizes and of course (the most important) bragging rights!
Parking is available on the roads surrounding Kangaroo Lake’s west side including West Kangaroo Lake Road and Kangaroo Beach Rd. The snowmobile trails are open so hop on the sled and head down there. Although the ice is about a foot thick, we don’t have enough to bring the groomer or plow trucks out so we don’t have radar runs or time trials this year but feel free to come show off your sled or ATVs! We will have designated No Motor Zones so please pay attention to signage.
The Logan Creek Sled Dogs will be offering rides from 9am to 11am and 1pm to 3pm on the ice with meet & greets with the dogs between rides. Come experience a professional working team visiting from Minnesota while getting dazzled with the natural beauty of Kangaroo Lake.
If you have little kids that will need a warm up after being on the ice for a while, head to The Ridges Sanctuary for their Saturday Story Hour at 11am for a reading of The Gruffalo at the Cook-Fuller Nature Center.
After a long day on the ice, head up to Door County Brewing Co. for live music by Dead Pigeons starting at 7pm or visit any of the great bars and restaurants braving the cold to be open year round including Coyote Roadhouse & Cornerstone Pub!
Sunday brings our wonderful Winter Farmers Market at the Town Hall from 10am to 2pm and a Logan Creek Naturalist Guided Nature Hike at 2pm brought to you by The Ridges Sanctuary. Check out their website RidgesSanctuary.org for more information. Admission is $8 for adults or $5 for Ridges Members, 18 and under are free.
Directions: If you’ve never been to Winter Carnival, have no fear! It’s very easy to find. Coming from Hwy 57, take Cty E across the causeway and take the first left onto West Kangaroo Lake Rd (immediately after Coyote Roadhouse). If you’re coming from Hwy 42, take Cty E past Cty A, and take a right onto West Kangaroo Lake Road.