By Mark Kanz
The summer season gets its unofficial start this weekend and for 45 years Jacksonport’s Maifest has a part of the Memorial Day activities in northern Door County. Committee member Ann Sheridan says the event brings the community together. Year-round and seasonal residents work side-by-side to produce the event. Activities begin Saturday morning with a parade at 10:30 and something you won’t see at other festivals, the traditional Maypole dance organized by Beth Hahn.
One of the main attractions of the event is an art fair featuring over 100 artists and crafters starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Other activities include a 10K run or 2K walk Sunday morning. Sheridan adds that the corn roast is always a popular food staple of Maifest.