DOOR COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) - While Door County is known as a summer hot spot for tourists, fall foliage also draws quite the crowds to the peninsula.
"Really just a beautiful time of year to be here in Door County," said Jon Jarosh, with the Door County Visitor Bureau.
Jarosh said the fall season brings in nearly 30% of yearly business to the county, and that the fall colors have a lot to do with that.
"There's just so many things from a culinary standpoint that we have to offer this time of year," added Jarosh. "The fall harvest, all the orchards and the wineries."
Door Peninsula Winery is stocking up for the seasonal crowd..
"People are trying to get away just for the weekend and come up to see the fall colors and we're kind of the first stop along that way," said Rochelle Scharpf, Marketing and Events Coordinator for the winery.
A fall favorite, the winery is even offering a special Halloween flavor.
"It's the perfect time, all the leaves are changing and you couldn't ask for better weather," said Russell Talbott, a tourist from Chicago.
"Basically the leaves and we wanted to come relax for the weekend," added tourist Katie Dolnink.
From farm markets to pumpkin patches, tourism officials are excited to see their busy summer season fall into autumn.
"Weekends now through the end of October, there are a lot of events going on and we'd love to have people come up and experience it for themselves."
According to Travel Wisconsin, fall colors in Door County are at about 70% right now. Peak time is expected the second week of October.