Jon Jarosh, of Destination Door County, says that all indicators point to a busy month even without marquee fall festivals taking place. He thinks adaptability has been a key component of the area's success in dealing with COVID-19, certainly relative to other parts of the state and country. Jarosh reiterates the need to take precautions as cases are on the rise locally. Vigilance in the face of complacency is essential and can be accomplished with three steps: mask wearing, hand washing, and keeping an appropriate distance from one another.
Jarosh says flexibility goes beyond just safety measures. It means trying something for the first time like the Sturgeon Bay Under the Stars Night Market.
That same kind of innovation has happened in smaller ways at farmers' markets and other events. Jarosh expects creativity will create new traditions in Egg Harbor and Sister Bay even though Fall Fest and Pumpkin Patch are canceled.