The Eastern Waters & Door County Region
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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:

Rooms of Blooms

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Rooms of Blooms celebrates the art of floral design within the exquisite settings of the historic Paine estate. The show features more than one hundred artistic fresh floral creations by the most talented designers in the region. The beautiful floral creations are inspired by the ambiance of the Paine and artworks on display. The interiors of the Paine mansion will be bursting with floral arrangements and creations, and the new conservatory will feature a large-scale breathtaking floral display. From single artistic arrangements to elaborate table settings and entire room installations, the show will be an extraordinary delight of spectacular sights and aromas.
Event Dates:
Mar 03, 2016 to Mar 13, 2016

Event Time:
11:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-235-6903

Event Web Site:
http://www.thepaine.org/events/rooms-of-blooms/

Hops and Props

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
EAA’s premier beer-tasting event is back for the 12th year in a row. Wet your whistle with some of the finest beers in the world as you enjoy delicious food and live music that will keep you on your feet all night long. Spend an evening sampling more than 300 extraordinary beverages from around the world while the master brewers you love are on hand to answer any and all questions you have about their craft. Plus, the 2015 People’s Choice winners return to share their award-winning beers that you voted for. Go from being a Beer Lover to a Master of Brews by upgrading to VIP status. Our VIP experience includes early admission to a five-course meal featuring delectable food and beer pairings selected exclusively by the VIP brewer, Avery Brewing Company, and the executive chef of Becket’s Restaurant. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are limited.
Event Dates:
Mar 05, 2016 to Mar 05, 2016

Event Time:
19:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-426-4800

Event Web Site:
http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa-museum/eaa-museum-events/eaa-hops-and-props-beer-festival-2016

Oshkosh St. Patricks Day Party and Night Parade

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Oshkosh�s 3nd Annual St. Patrick�s Day Parade and Tent Party is Saturday, March 12th in Downtown Oshkosh. Our (heated) Tent Party is located at 547 N. Main Street and opens at 2:00 pm. The Parade steps off at 4:30 pm from Ceape Ave traveling North on Main Street past the Party Tent to Irving Ave. For more information and to enter the parade, go to www.OshkoshStPats.com. Fun for ALL ages! Full schedule as follows:
Event Dates:
Mar 12, 2016 to Mar 12, 2016

Event Time:
14:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-303-9200

Event Web Site:
http://www.visitoshkosh.com/event/oshkosh-st-patricks-day-parade-tent-party/

WPS Farm Show

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
For more than five decades, the WPS Farm Show has provided an opportunity for the agricultural community to check out the latest farming equipment, machinery, tools and services.
Event Dates:
Mar 29, 2016 to Mar 31, 2016

Event Time:
09:00

Event Contact Phone:
866-920-3276

Event Web Site:
http://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/business/show.aspx

WineFeast

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
WineFeast, presented by FNB Fox Valley, is Oshkosh's social event of the year! Over 750 members of the community gather together at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center to enjoy the company of friends and colleagues and to sample scrumptious food and beverages. WineFeast also benefits a great cause. 100% of proceeds raised from the event go toward fulfilling the mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh.
Event Dates:
Apr 23, 2016 to Apr 23, 2016

Event Time:
19:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-233-1414

Event Web Site:
http://www.bgcosh.org/special-events/winefeast.aspx

Oshkosh Half Marathon

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Catch Spring Fever during the 11th annual Oshkosh marathon, half marathon and 5K run/walk, which offers scenic diversity from the historic homes to the river. Proceeds from the event benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. and the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.
Event Dates:
Apr 24, 2016 to Apr 24, 2016

Event Time:
08:00

Event Contact Phone:
920

Event Web Site:
http://www.visitoshkosh.com/event/oshkosh-marathon-half-marathon-5k/

Festival of Spring

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Festival of Spring is a free outdoor event featuring the Paine’s annual Spring Plant Sale and more than 100 vendors of original art, fine crafts, plants and garden supplies. As a great source for a wide selection of perennials, the Paine’s Spring Plant Sale offers thousands of “tried-and-true” plants as well as new and hard-to-find varieties. The festival also includes fair food and live entertainment.
Event Dates:
May 21, 2016 to May 21, 2016

Event Time:
21:00

Event Contact Phone:
(920) 235-6903

Event Web Site:
http://www.thepaine.org/events/festival-of-spring-2/

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 11, 2016 to Oct 29, 2016

Event Time:
08:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-252-2532

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

Oshkosh Winter Farmers Market(indoor)

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Just because Summer is over doesn't mean you can't get your fix at the Indoor Oshkosh Winter Farmers Market with lots of canned items, crafts, soup mixes, etc.
Event Dates:
Nov 05, 2016 to Apr 30, 2016

Event Time:
09:00

Event Contact Phone:
920.252.2533

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

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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