The Southern Gateway Region
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Some of our state's most recognizable landmarks are found in Madison, including the state capitol, with its striking resemblance to our nation's capitol, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Spend a Saturday morning strolling the farmers' market on the capitol square, or take in a Badger football game at Camp Randall.

Just west of Madison, the region takes on a different flavor, say of mustard, cheese and microbreweries. In Middleton (a Madison ‘burb), there's the world famous mustard museum.

To the south, New Glarus, America's “Little Switzerland,” the New Glarus Brewing Company is a favorite stop.

In Monroe, cheese makers with gold medal pedigrees abound.

History buffs, art lovers, and antique enthusiasts will surely find themselves drawn to Mineral Point, the first city in Wisconsin to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In Spring Green, enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at the American Players Theatre. This area also claims Frank Lloyd Wright as its native son, with the Taliesen Estate nearby.

On the region's east side, there's the Horicon Marsh, a birding mecca much like the everglades, and home to blue herons, egrets and nearly 300 other species of birds.

To the south, Lake Geneva is a favorite haunt for well-heeled travelers who like to bask in the sun, spend a day cruising the lake, then take a driving tour past regal mansions.

Events within the Southern Gateway region:

Clay in May

Event City: Mineral Point
Event Details:
Mineral Point Potters offer throwing demonstrations, kiln and studio tours, and time to meet and talk with the artists. A wide variety of useful and distinctive pottery is available for sale.
Event Dates:
Jan 01, 2009 to Jan 01, 2020

Event Time:
10:00

Event Contact Phone:
608 987 3201

Event Web Site:
www.clayinmay.com/

Madison Area Events & Things To Do

Event City: Madison
Event Details:
See Madison Area Events = www.cameorose.com/events.html and 101 Things To Do = www.cameorose.com/Madison101Wisconsin.html
Event Dates:
Aug 11, 2009 to Aug 11, 2019

Event Web Site:
www.cameorose.com/

Eagle - FRIENDS of the WI Historical Society Benefit Antiques Auction & Preview Night Dinner Event

Event City: Eagle
Event Details:
Friday, 4/25/14 is the Preview Night Event & Dinner by reservation only. More information at FRIENDSwisconsinhistory.org or phone 262-363-4700 for details. Benefit Antiques Auction held Saturday, 4/26/14 Preview at 9 a.m. Auction commences at 10 a.m. in Clausing Barn, Old World Wisconsin, Hwy 67 Eagle. Proceeds benefit "Black Point" Historic Site on Lake Geneva.
Event Dates:
Apr 25, 2014 to Apr 26, 2014

Event Time:
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Event Contact Phone:
262-363-4700

Event Web Site:
friendswisconsinhistory.org

Intro to Home Cheese Making Class - a second class

Event City: Madison
Event Details:
Introduction to Home Cheese Making In this class we will explore the basics of turning milk into fresh cheese. We'll make a firm farmer's cheese (think queso blanco) as well as a soft spreadable cheese in the style of fromage blanc. You will take home samples of the cheeses we make, as well as recipes and the skills to make a variety of styles of fresh cheeses, including mascarpone, ricotta, quark, and others. Instructor Jeanne Lydon lives on a homestead in rural Sun Prairie, where she tends sheep, chickens, turkeys, orchards, and gardens. She has been developing many traditional skills, including cheesemaking, for over 14 years. This class is offered twice: Sunday April 13th 12:00-3:30pm $55 Sunday April 27th 12:00-3:30pm $55 To register, please send us an e-mail (info@TokenCreekEcoInn.com) or use the Registration button on the main Workshops page. We always sell-out of spots early, so don't wait to register!
Event Dates:
Apr 27, 2014 to Apr 27, 2014

Event Time:
12:00

Event Contact Phone:
608-513-0016

Event Web Site:
http://www.tokencreekecoinn.com/workshops/cheese-making.htm

Cambridge Pottery Festival & U.S. Potery Games at Lake Ripley Park

Event City: Cambridge
Event Details:
June 11 & 12, 2011 19th Annual Cambridge Pottery Festival & U.S. Pottery Games at Lake Ripley Park on the lake front in Cambridge, Wisconsin Unique vendors from all over the U.S. Come watch world famous potters compete against each other. Walk through the many pottery vendors. Bring the family to try their hand at throwing pots. Music and Food on Beautiful Lake Ripley Beach in Cambridge,WI. Bands,Beer, pie sale and great food
Event Dates:
Jun 14, 2014 to Jun 15, 2014

Event Time:
09:00

Event Contact Phone:
(608)438-1772

Event Web Site:
www.cambridgepotteryfestival.org

Cambridge EMS Cannonball Run

Event City: Cambridge
Event Details:
The Cannon Ball Run is 5k and 10k routes start in the same place with 5k doubling back part way down Highland Rd. The 10k run continues to Rockdale and heads back to Cambridge via the CamRock Park Pedestrian Trail. There are water stations along a well marked route.Be sure to enjoy beautiful Lake Ripley when you are there.
Event Dates:
Jul 12, 2014 to Jul 12, 2014

Event Time:
10:30

Event Contact Phone:
chamber office

Event Web Site:
Cambridgewi.com
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