Opening Day is May 18th!

Spring is emerging in Door County! We look forward to seeing you when we open on May 18th.

Our daily hours are available at the bottom of our website.
You can also click “View all hours” to see summer hours and plan your visit.

See you soon!

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Around the Corner “Fish Creek & Ephraim” Screening

We are excited to be included in the “Fish Creek & Ephraim” episode of Around the Corner With John McGivern.

Join us at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8th at the Door County Auditorium for a premiere screening of the “Fish Creek & Ephraim” episode.

Door County-area residents are invited to attend a free community premiere screening of the “Fish Creek & Ephraim” episode of the hit public television show Around the Corner With John McGivern. Come join John McGivern to see Fish Creek & Ephraim – two communities that offer a “wonderful Door County experience” according to the program – on the big screen.

Around the Corner With John McGivern “Fish Creek & Ephraim”
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8
Door Community Auditorium
3926 WI-42
Fish Creek, WI 54212

Learn about the show’s production in Door County during this free screening. No registration is required.

Now in its sixth season, Around the Corner With John McGivern explores living, working and playing in Wisconsin’s unique communities. New episodes of Around the Corner With John McGivern air 7 p.m. Thursdays on WPT and MPTV.

Watch the statewide broadcast of Around the Corner With John McGivern
“Fish Creek & Ephraim” 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9 on WPT and on MPTV Channel 10 in Milwaukee.

For more information on Around the Corner With John McGivern, visit their page on Wisconsin Public Television.

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Help Rebuild Eagle Tower

For the entire month of September we will be donating $1 from each specialty sundae sold to the Eagle Harbor Rebuild Fund! Be sure to stop by, sit down, and order a specialty sundae to help rebuild this iconic structure!

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Employee of the Week: Sam

Age: 18

Time with Wilson’s: 4 years

Hometown: Ephraim, WI

College: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Favorite Place in Door County: “My house, specifically relaxing in my bathtub.”

Favorite Door County Activity: Hiking Eagle Trail at Peninsula State Park

Favorite Wilson’s Ice Cream Flavor: “Blue Moon. Wait, we don’t have Blue Moon? Then I guess Rainbow Sherbet.”

Uncle Sam Personality Handshake: Tax Cheat

Where will you be in 10 years? “I hope to be somewhere warm, not Florida, maybe Texas. People are surprised to find how lush and green it is in some parts.”

Favorite Jukebox Song: Wipeout – The Beach Boys

Favorite Inspirational Quote: “Ain’tno rest for the good lookin’”

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Employee(s) of the Week: Andrea & Makenna


ANDREA: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
MAKENNA: St. Olaf College

ANDREA: English, History
MAKENNA: Spanish, Pre-Med – Neuroscience

Time with Wilson’s:
ANDREA: 7 years
MAKENNA: 5 years

Reason on returning to Wilson’s each year:
ANDREA: The people, both coworkers and customers
MAKENNA: I love bringing joy in the form of ice cream

Favorite Place in Door County:
ANDREA: On a boat in Eagle Harbor
MAKENNA: Newport State Park

Favorite “Local” Thing to do in Door County:
ANDREA: Family cookout at grandma’s house in Bailey’s Harbor on the Fourth of July
MAKENNA: Reading on the beach

Favorite “Tourist” Thing to do in Door County:
ANDREA: Touring Lighthouses
MAKENNA: Going to Rock Island

Favorite Jukebox Song:
ANDREA: Rich Girl – Hall & Oates
MAKENNA: Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel

Favorite Wilson’s Ice Cream Flavor:
ANDREA: Pirate’s Booty
MAKENNA: Door County Cherry

Favorite Joke:
ANDREA: “Why do people not like nosy peppers? Because they get jalapeño business!”
MAKENNA: “Where do sheep like to go on vacation? The Baaaahamas.”

Why should someone spend a summer in Door County?
ANDREA: “Because you get to spend every day in a beautiful location, working with beautiful people.”
MAKENNA: “Two reasons: I believe that everybody should have to work in the service industry at some point in their lives and Door County is an amazing, life changing place to live.”

Favorite Inspirational Quote:
ANDREA: “Be ice cream or be nothing” – Ron Swanson, Parks & Rec
MAKENNA: “I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

We are so grateful for these two girls and the hard work that they have put in at Wilson’s over the past several years!

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Employee(s) of the Week: Kyle, Bree & Edward

KYLE: 19
BREE: 18

Time with Wilson’s:
KYLE: 1.5 months
BREE: 5 years
EDWARD: 5 years

KYLE: Michigan Tech
BREE: UW-Green Bay (Fun Fact: both Kyle and Bree went to Ashwaubenon High School)
EDWARD: Vienna International School (Vienna, Austria)

Dream Job:
KYLE: Wilson’s server or a Professional Fisherman
BREE: Accountant
EDWARD: Rapper and Yoga Instructor

Favorite Place in Door County:
KYLE: Peninsula State Park
BREE: “My house, the beach is too cliché”
EDWARD: “Wilson’s, obviously. Is that even a question?”

Why Would I Be Famous:
KYLE: “Astrophysics Theories. It’s funny because I don’t even know what that means.”
BREE: Winning the lottery
EDWARD: Rapping/Mixtape

Favorite Joke:
KYLE: “A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation to the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.”
BREE: “Why do seagulls live by the sea? Because if they lived by the Bay they would be called Bagels”
EDWARD: “What’s the difference between Caramel Collision and Chocolate Peanut Butter Explosion? I like to scoop Caramel Collision.”

Reason You Love Wilson’s:
KYLE: “Mine is also the staff, but my favorite part about Wilson’s is that it is full of lovely women.”
BREE: “The Staff”
EDWARD: “My Manager, Kelsey”

Scoops per Minute:
KYLE: “With a perfectly melted Caramel Collision, I could rep out five or six, give or take three.”
BREE: “Four. Fifteen seconds per scoop.”
EDWARD: “80”

Whip Cream Accuracy:
KYLE: 103% (but a time of 7 minutes)
BREE: 98% “No one is perfect”

Scoops of Ice Cream Eaten in One Sitting:
KYLE: A Wilson’s Banquet with just chocolate syrup and whip cream
BREE: A double scoop
EDWARD: A Wilson’s Banquet – light whip cream

Most Accurate Personality as Told by Uncle Sam:
KYLE: Patriotic
BREE: Cold Fish
EDWARD: Romantic

Favorite Inspirational Quote:
KYLE: “It’s not the size of the fight in the dog; it’s the size of the dog in the fight.”
BREE: “If you don’t bring yourself with you, you can’t get anywhere.” EDWARD: “I’m Ready” – Spongebob

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Employee of the Week: Ethan

Age: 16

Hometown: Highland Village, TX

Time with Wilson’s: 2 summers

Why Door County? “Originally, I came here to help my grandma, but the people, scenery, and food keep me here.”

Favorite Spot in Door County: Top of Eagle Tower

Favorite Wilson’s Ice Cream Flavor: Caramel Collision

Favorite Door County Hobby: Sailing, “I used to have my own boat, but now I use the boats from the Ephraim Yacht Club. I love spending a day on the water.”

Favorite Instrument: “I’ve played the violin for eight years, so I’d have to say it’s my favorite.”

Favorite Jukebox Song: Original answer – Build Me Up Buttercup… Edited answer – Don’t Stop Believing

Favorite Part about Working at Wilson’s: “We’re all really close to each other; it’s simple to make friends. After working together for the summer we become a tight knit family. Oh, and also serving the wonderful customers.”

Answer to our Buzzfeed Quiz: Rainbow Sherbet

We are so happy to have Ethan on our staff again this year.
Thanks for the hard work!

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Employee(s) of the Week: Caitlyn and Erica

Ages: 20, Erica is older by 37 minutes

Time with Wilson’s:
    Caitlyn – 2nd summer
    Erica – 3rd week

Hometown: Green Bay, WI

    Caitlyn – UW Stout
    Erica – UW Madison

    Caitlyn – Graphic Design
    Erica – Pharmacology &Toxicology; Biology

Favorite Wilson’s Stuffed Animal:
    Caitlyn –Giraffe
    Erica – Tiger

Why they chose to work at Wilson’s:
    Caitlyn – “My older sister worked here and told me how fun it was. I wanted to know what she kept talking about.”
    Erica – “I wanted to work with my twin sister at a fun job and get to spend my summer in my favorite place in the world – Door County.”

Favorite Part about Working at Wilson’s:
    Caitlyn – “Honestly, it’s seeing the customers’ faces when I serve them giant ice cream sundaes. There’s nothing like it.”
    Erica – “The people that work here are the best part because we’re all friends.”

Most excited to see at FyrBal:
    Caitlyn – The bonfires along Eagle Harbor and the tradition of the festival. This will also be Caitlyn’s second year wearing our cone costume for our annual Ice Cream Eating Competition.
    Erica – “I’ve never been to FyrBal, so I am looking forward to finally seeing these bonfires.”

Favorite Wilson’s Moment:
    Caitlyn – Wearing the cone costume for FyrBal last year and taking pictures with all of the children.
    Erica – “Getting tipped in three Dove chocolates by my table the other day”

The thing you’ll miss most when Wilson’s closes for the season:
    Caitlyn – The music, “I have a carefully selected Pandora station dedicated to our jukebox songs. It gets me through those late night study sessions.”
    Erica – Making the sundaes

Thanks to these incredible girls for their hard work this week!

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Employee of the Week: Kajsa

Age: 19

Years with Wilson’s: Three

Hometown: Sister Bay, WI

College: After taking an amazing gap year in India, she will be starting school at Madison Area Technical College in the fall

Favorite Place in Door County: Washington Island

Favorite Wilson’s Stuffed Animal: Rainbow Bear

Favorite Wilson’s Moment: Kajsa enjoys playing on the Wilson’s sand volleyball team, which is a part of the Northern Door Volleyball Association. “Winning two full games in a row to start this season is a highlight of working at Wilson’s. We’ve never done this well before. I can’t wait to take on the Husby’s team this week.”

Favorite Song from the Wilson’s Jukebox: Book of Love by Peter Gabriel

Favorite Job at Wilson’s: “I like when I get to work behind the ice cream fountain making beautiful sundaes.”

Words of Wisdom for anyone considering a job at Wilson’s: “Working here is great because your coworkers turn into your friends. If you can work here, you should.”

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