Destination Sturgeon Bay is already receiving completed entries with over a week to go before scavenger hunt maps are due back. Kids can print a Spooktacular Sturgeon Bay map from home or pick one up at the organization's Third Avenue office. A fully-stocked stand of maps and brochures is in the foyer for those visiting after-hours. Over 40 businesses are participating, divided into three regions. Complete one of the three zones in its entirety for a prize and to be eligible for the raffle happening November 2nd. Marketing and Events Director Carly Sarkis says they're easy to turn in.
The DoorCountyDailyNews.com office is one of the locations in the "Outskirts" region. That area has the most returns so far.
The Door County Historical Society is planning its first-ever Halloween event at Heritage Village from 3:00-7:00 PM on Saturday, October 31st. Executive Director Bailey Koepsel says that in-person events are crucial to the organization's mission. Missing out on Root Beer Fest and others weakens the Historical Society's ties to the community. She says that even small things like the distribution of pre-packaged treat bags go a long way toward rebuilding that bond. Heritage Halloween is billed as a scare-free event suitable for young kids and families. The village buildings will be decorated, with volunteers greeting kids on the porches with captivating ghost stories and other holiday tales.