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Drawn to the mystery and romance of the sea? Then consider a B&B inn, not on the ocean, but here, in eastern Wisconsin.

Let's begin with the Door County peninsula, affectionately known by many as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest." It's easy to see why -- 250 miles of shoreline, apple and cherry orchards, artists' enclaves and natural landscape golf courses, with five spectacular state parks dotting the landscape. In Sturgeon Bay, the gateway to Door County, shipbuilders and giant shipyards provide a foil for an artful downtown community.

Is there a maritime history buff among your group? The city of Manitowoc, with its maritime museum, the largest in the Great Lakes, stands as testament to exploration and the rigors of the waters, from early wooden sailing ships to WWII submarines.

There is another city of note in this region, and its very name conjures up images of legends, not of the seas, but of the turf. Green Bay, home of the Green and Gold, our beloved Packers. A spectacular renovation of Lambeau Field and the Packer Hall of Fame calls for a pilgrimage to the site by any person claiming to be a true football fan.

Biking, hiking and fishing are plentiful in the Kettle Moraine area, named for its unique glacial features including deep kettles, glacial hills, tumbled moraines and lakes. Visitors also come to explore prairie restoration sites, grasslands and hardwood forests. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail segment here covers more than 30 miles, the length of the forest, with stretches ideal for moderate to serious hikers.

We asked our innkeepers to update you on 'what's to do' in their area:

Ephraim: Great fishing at Anderson Dock. Visit Peninsula State Park’s premier golf course, summer theater, lighthouse tour.  Trollhaugen Lodge. 

Sturgeon Bay: Come play outdoors. Concerts and live theater in a variety of locations, with 5 state and countless county parks to romp around in. The Black Walnut Guest House.

Oshkosh is known for its abundant waterways.  So, we are taking full advantage of this by offering you Pontoon trips while staying with us at the Brayton Bed & Breakfast.

Events within the Eastern Waters & Door County region:

Oshkosh Farmers Market(downtown/outdoor)

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Every Saturday from 8:00-12:30 just 1/2 block from the inn. Find amazing flowers, fruits, vege's, crafts and array of food, beverages and music.
Event Dates:
Jun 04, 2016 to Oct 29, 2016

Event Time:
08:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-252-2532

Event Web Site:
http://www.osfmi.com/

Wisconsin's Best Rib Fest

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
A community event where professional BBQ'ers will visit Oshkosh to create meat masterpieces
Event Dates:
Sep 02, 2016 to Sep 05, 2016

Event Web Site:
http://wisbestribfest.com/

Great Logging and Heavy Equipment Expo

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo is a 3 day event being held from 8th September to the 10th September 2016 at the Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh, United States Of America. This event showcases products like showcase the best of the best when it comes to Log Splitters, Portable Sawmills, Compact Tractors & Logging Equipment, Implements, Chainsaw Carving, Wood/Pellet Stove etc. in the Industrial Products, Plant, Machinery & Equipment industries.
Event Dates:
Sep 08, 2016 to Sep 10, 2016

Event Web Site:
http://10times.com/great-lakes-logging-heavy-equipment-expo

Oshkosh Oktoberfest

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Come and enjoy great German music, taste authentic German food from The Roxy Supper Club, watch some incredible German dancers, learn about the unique German culture, participate in our various contests including a Masskrugstemmen Stein Holding Contest, Barrel Rolling Contests, Cheese Toss contest, Sheepshead games (and lessons), our Oktoberfest 2K Bier Run, and an exciting Raffle. Oshkosh Oktoberfest is part of a non-profit organization formed to celebrate German music and culture. Prost!
Event Dates:
Oct 01, 2016 to Oct 01, 2016

Event Web Site:
http://www.visitoshkosh.com/event/oshkosh-oktoberfest-2016/

Oshkosh chili cook off

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
With over thirty different amateur chili cook-off teams, we invite you to explore the many options for a fun fall favorite – a traditional dish for many, chili! The public loves tasting the wide variety of chili samples and enjoys voting on favorites. Last year this event was host to an array of surprisingly, yet tasty offerings such as: a pineapple chili, vegan chili, meat lovin’ chili and MANY more chili samples! Amateur Judges will be on site awarding in categories of the “Best Traditional Chili”, “Specialty Chili”, and a “5 Alarm Chili”. The judge tasting takes place at 10:45 am JUST before sampling is open to the public at 11am. Other activities include a beer tent with micro brews & brews as well as a live DJ!!
Event Dates:
Oct 08, 2016 to Oct 08, 2016

Event Time:
08:00

Event Web Site:
http://www.visitoshkosh.com/event/oshkosh-chili-cook-off-2/

Gampalooza

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
NEWGame is a gaming convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Held at the Gruenhagen Convention Center on the western edge of University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh campus. (Click the link for maps and directions!) We have many exciting plans for NEWGame2016, so stay tuned for more information! In addition to the tables full of role playing, board gaming, and miniatures, our featured events include; Game auction Artemis Starship Bridge Simulation Family gaming area Math trade Mil-Cog Game Library!
Event Dates:
Oct 14, 2016 to Oct 16, 2016

Event Time:
09:00

Event Web Site:
http://newgameapalooza.com/

Holiday Wonders Shopping Expo

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Start your holiday shopping early by attending the admission free Holiday Wonders Shopping Expo & Craft Fair on Saturday, November 12th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Sunnyview Expo Center on the Winnebago County Fairgrounds in Oshkosh. You’ll browse and shop over 75 vendors selling a wide variety of unique and wonderful items for those hard to buy for people including custom decorations, artisan glass, designer purses and jewelry. And don’t worry if you work up an appetite, the kitchen is open along with many vendors selling very tasty goodies. To make your shopping experience even better, pick up a Show Directory for a suggested $1 donation to Toys for Tots. The Show Directory contains the booth layout and vendor listing along with ads for many of the vendors participating in the show. Plus…Receive a complimentary goodie bag with a purchase from any vendor at the show (while supplies last). To help make Christmas morning special for all children in NE Wisconsin we’re also raising money for Toys for Tots. Drop off any new, unwrapped toy. Cash donations are also welcome.
Event Dates:
Nov 12, 2016 to Nov 12, 2016

Event Web Site:
http://www.visitoshkosh.com/event/holiday-wonders-shopping-expo-craft-fair-5/

Gallery Walk

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
On the first Saturday of every month downtown Oshkosh comes alive with the Oshkosh Gallery Walk. From 6-9pm Oshkosh galleries and businesses open their doors to feature artwork of all varieties and genres. Come join the hundreds of other art lovers who make Oshkosh the place to be on the first Saturday of every month.
Event Dates:
Dec 02, 2016 to Dec 02, 2016

Event Time:
18:00

Event Contact Phone:
(920).385.8243

Event Web Site:
www.oshkoshgallerywalk.com/
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