By Cynthia Germain
The Winter Festival in Fish Creek brought locals and visitors together for unique food and competitions with typical Wisconsin winter weather as a backdrop. On Saturday, Casey’s BBQ came out on top at the Chili Cook-off followed by Cy from Hands On Art Studio and Nat Peterson. Minnow racing and pie throwing were enjoyed inside the event tents while outside, competition was great in the toilet seat toss, bike toss and other games. Denise Stillman, President of the Fish Creek Civic Association, says that the Fest offers a nice break in the otherwise quiet winter in Door County.
The Festival was capped off on Sunday with the Fruit Loop .49 mile run in a loop in costume with an award for best costume as well as the first male, female and child to first cross the finish line, all followed by bowls of Fruit Loops.