50th Annual Fyr Bal Festival


The 50th Annual Fyr Bal Festival is on a new weekend!

Saturday, June 21, 2014


Ephraim explodes with summer excitement as Fyr Bal Festival (pronounced fear ball) re-creates traditions of early Norwegians celebrating Midsummer’s Eve. Artists, food, musical entertainment and family activities along the picturesque shoreline of Eagle Harbor welcome the arrival of summer. Hop on the trolley or stroll through the village and visit the many historic landmarks, shops, galleries and restaurants for which Ephraim is well-known.

A signature Fyr Bal event, evening bonfires represent the burning of the ‘Winter Witch’ and usher in the long days of summer. Fireworks complete a perfect day. Stay and enjoy the hospitality of our many lodging accommodations.

A warm Scandinavian welcome awaits you in Ephraim any time of the year, but especially so during Fyr Bal Festival.


2014 Fyr Bal Art, Craft & Local Products Show Vendor Application Form (PDF)


Schedule for the 2013 Fyr Bal Festival:


Friday, June 14th

10:30am - Free Historic Walking Tour
      Depart Anderson Barn History Center
11am-4pm - Free Museum Day
      Ephraim Village Museums
7:30pm - Midsummer’s Music Festival Concert
      $25. Hardy Gallery on Anderson Dock

Saturday, June 15th

7am-10am - Waffle Breakfast by Family Centers of Door County
      Village Hall - $8/adults, $5/5-17 years, $2/2-4 years.
      Younger than 2, no charge.
7:30am to 8:30am - Body Flow Fitness Class
      Anderson Dock (7:15am registration, free)
      (Rain location: Fish Creek YMCA)
8:45am to 9:45am - Zumba Dance Fitness Class
      Anderson Dock (8:30am registration, free)
      (Rain location, Fish Creek YMCA)
8:30am-2pm Used Book Sale
      Outside Library
9am-5pm Summerwind Alpacas & Iron Wood Croft Llamas
      Visitor Information Center
9am-6pm Art & Craft Show
      Artisans along the shoreline
9am-9pm DJ Tim Byers
      Outside Village Hall
10am Ephraim Yacht Club Fyr Bal Regatta
      Eagle Harbor
10am-10:30am Ice Cream Eating Contest
      Outside Wilson’s Ice Cream
10am-Noon Traditional Scandinavian Fiddlers in Costume
      Strolling through the Village
10am-5pm Free Trolley Rides - Wave and trolley will stop!
      Parking at Fine Line Designs (north)
      and Wetlands Preserve (south)
10am-10pm Family Fun at Red Putter Mini Golf
      $3 for everyone, children under 6 free!
10:30am-12:30pm Midsommar Craft by Peninsula School of Art
      Village Hall
10:30am-12:30pm Family Fun Cake Walk
      Village Hall
10:30am Historic Walking Tour
      Depart Anderson Barn History Center
11am-2pm Acoustic Music D’Arez & Friends
      Harborside Park
11:30am Fur Bal Pet Parade
      Meet at U.S. Post Office at 11:15am
Noon-3pm Face Painting & Cotton Candy
      Ephraim Shores Resort lawn
1pm & 2:30pm Guided Hikes by Door County Land Trust
      Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond
1pm-2pm Children’s Entertainer Randy Peterson
      Ephraim Shores Resort lawn
2pm-3pm Kid’s Craft Tie-Dye T-Shirts
      With Northern Door Children’s Center
      $12, Ephraim Shores Resort lawn
2pm-4pm Family Rosemaling Project
      Village Hall
3pm-5pm Music The Nicks
      Harborside Park
4pm-5pm Door County Cherry Pie Eating Contest
      Village Hall
4pm-6pm Stand Up Paddle Board Racing
      $2 for 1 lap or $5 for 3 laps
      Ephraim Kayak Center
5pm-8pm Music Bacchus Lotus
      Inside Village Hall
7pm-8pm Meet Miss Door County & Miss Teen Door County
      Village Hall area
8:00pm $2,000 Cash Grand Prize Raffle Drawing and
      Scandinavian Dancers & Singers

      Outside Village Hall
8:30pm 49th Annual Chieftain Ceremony and Bonfire Lighting
      Outside Village Hall, Chieftain medallion by Charles L. Peterson
Sunset (9:30pm) Fireworks over Eagle Harbor
      Featuring new "fire ball" fireworks!

Sunday, June 16th

Area Church Services:
      9:30am - Bethany Lutheran
      10am - Ephraim Moravian
10am-10pm Family Fun at Red Putter Mini Golf
      $3 for everyone, children under 6 free!
7:30pm Sunday Family Sing Along
      Village Hall

Next year’s Fyr Bal Festival will not be held Father’s Day weekend.
The 50th Annual Fyr Bal Festival is Saturday, June 21, 2014! Hope to see you!



































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