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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/

Rock USA

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
23 rock and heavy metal bands in Oshkosh for 3 days
Event Dates:
Jul 14, 2016 to Jul 16, 2016

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

Faire on the Green at the Paine Art Museum

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Visit the Paine Art Center and Gardens on Sunday, July 17 and experience the largest art and craft fair of the summer in Oshkosh. From photography and jewelry to watercolors and pottery, the creations of more than 100 artists and craftspeople are showcased. In addition, the Corner Market features unique antiques, imported and retail items. The free event also includes a variety of fair food for sale as well as live entertainment.
Event Dates:
Jul 17, 2016 to Jul 17, 2016

Event Time:
09:00

Event Web Site:
http://www.thepaine.org/events/faire-on-the-green/

EAA

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Make Oshkosh your summer destination and experience the world’s largest annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts. These are some of the #OSH16 highlights: Pearl Harbor 75th commemoration, two night air shows, daily air shows featuring the Canadian Snowbirds, Desert Storm 25th anniversary, salute to veterans, WWI aviation celebration, Boeing 100th anniversary, WomenVenture, Young Eagles Day celebrating the 2 millionth flown, Coast Guard centennial, Martin Mars flying boat, 10,000 airplanes, 1,000 forums and workshops, and 800+ exhibitors. Purchase your tickets at www.EAA.org/tickets
Event Dates:
Jul 25, 2016 to Jul 31, 2016

Event Web Site:
http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure

Great Wisconsin Outdoor Festival

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Pack up the kids, grab a leash for the dog, load up your bow, and head on out to the state's best outdoor sport show of it's kind! Experience outdoor sports, find the latest gear and equipment, talk to professionals and enthusiasts! Introduce the kids to archery, fishing, rock climbing, training dogs and more! Get the season's hottest prices on boats, RV's, ATV's, UTV's and more. There will even be on site financing! Take advantage of close out deals, special sport show pricing and incentives you will only find at the festival.
Event Dates:
Aug 12, 2016 to Aug 14, 2016

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

Midwest Cornhole Championship

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Cornhole tourney. All proceeds go to the boys and girls club.
Event Dates:
Aug 20, 2016 to Aug 20, 2016

Event Time:
09:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-233-1414

Event Web Site:
https://secureonlinegiving.com/events/site/index.asp?eventID=1784

Color Vibe 5K run

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Get ready Oshkosh for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you'll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and you’re about to get tagged! Spots are filling up fast so sign-up today as we have a limited number available. You'll be blasted at every color station throughout this awesome 5K run. So grab your girlfriends, your bro’s, your friends, and your family cause we’re bringing a color fun experience to your life that you never knew existed! Join us for the Color Vibe 5K run and get ready to be tagged with color!
Event Dates:
Aug 20, 2016 to Aug 20, 2016

Event Web Site:
http://www.thecolorvibe.com/oshkosh.php

Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Event

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
The ARC Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament of Oshkosh is once again expecting the great crowds that have ventured downtown to be part of a great summer weekend. To go along with the ARC Gus Macker, the Oshkosh Farmers Market will also be going on just down the road on Saturday, August 27th. It makes for a festive atmosphere and a celebration of the kind of fun that can be found in our historic downtown. You don’t want to miss it. This will be the fifth year of the Oshkosh Macker, which is owned and directed by ARC Restoration and Contracting. Once again the popular Slam-Dunk Contest for the high flyers and a 3-point shot contest will be presented. New this year is the “Dream Court” where the youngest Mackers play games with an announcer doing play-by-play and receive prizes. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Oshkosh and Winneconne school districts. That is the real charm of a Gus Macker tournament. No matter your level of experience you get matched up with players of similar experience in a setting that is right for you! It is basketball in the streets made for everybody.
Event Dates:
Aug 26, 2016 to Aug 27, 2016

Event Web Site:
https://macker.com/local/oshkosh-wi

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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