We will be set up at a booth selling tickets for the Boat Raffle at Fyr Bal Festival in Ephraim.
Each year the museum hosts a wooden boatbuilding class, keeping this maritime tradition alive. Aspiring boat builders have an opportunity to gain firsthand skills in the age-old craft of building wooden boats. The class is open to beginners as well as experienced woodworkers and includes roughly 25 days of instruction between October and May. When the class is finished, the boat they crafted is raffled off for one lucky winner to enjoy. Volunteer instructors Jerry McNamara, David Morgan and Bob Schottmuller selected the 15ft Adirondack Guide boat this year.
The proceeds of the boat raffle benefit the museum’s Operating Fund and at the same time offers you a chance to win over 45 incredible prizes. The raffle drawing will be held during Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor over Columbus Day weekend. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets are available for purchase at our Sturgeon Bay location or at most Door County festivals throughout the summer.
Ephraim explodes with summer excitement as Fyr Bal Festival (pronounced feer 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. Learn more about Fyr Bal Festival.