Visitors Bureau planning "Lake Superior Storm Festival" Nov. 7-10

As North Shore residents and vistiors enjoy the brilliant fall colors, the Cook County Visitors Bureau is planning an interesting new event meant to draw visitors in the shoulder season and promote the dramatic late-fall weather as an attraction.

The event will be known as “The Lake Superior Storm Festival—a celebration of Lake Superior’s wild side” and will be held Nov. 7-10. Businesses are asked to host a StormFest event such as talks on topics like the Edmund Fitzgerald, North Shore shipwrecks, wreck diving, lighthouses, storm science, the White Hurricane, storm photography; author readings on relevant topics; live music; film screening; art displays or exhibits; and even guided excursions such as a hike to a spot with a fantastic lake view or historical significance.

Interested business owners are asked to contact Shelby Gonzalez, CCVB marketing manager, at (218) 387-2788 for more information or to suggest ideas, offer assistance or volunteer.