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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/

Home Cheese Making Class in April

Event City: Madison
Event Details:
In this class we will explore the basics of turning milk into fresh cheese and butter. You have never had really good butter until you make it yourself with fresh cream, it is incredible! After we make butter in class everyone will have a chance to sample. Jeanne will give us ideas on how to serve it to make something simple really special. Next we will make a firm farmer’s cheese (think queso blanco) as well as a soft spreadable cheese in the style of fromage blanc. Jeanne will give a variety of ideas on how to cook with and serve both cheeses. 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.
Event Dates:
Apr 26, 2015 to Apr 26, 2015

Event Time:
00:00

Event Contact Phone:
6085130016

Event Web Site:
http://tokencreekecoinn.com/intro-home-cheese-making/

Battle at Camrock WORS Bike Race

Event City: Cambridge
Event Details:
Enjoy a day of off road racing competitions, picnics and fun events at gorgeous Camrock Park. The trails are waiting. Wisconsin Off-Road Series Event (WORS) by Capital Off-Road Pathfinders is held at CamRock III. Capital Off-Road Pathfinders has worked for years to build CamRock Park into one of the hidden gems of mountain biking in Wisconsin. CORP is a volunteer organization that builds and maintains the majority of the off-road cycling trails in Dane County. We are working diligently to make the Battle of CamRock a race that you will look forward to every year. The trail system at CamRock is a blend of wide and fast flowing single-track that runs through open fields of prairie grass, wooded single-track with bermed turns, and more technical single-track with a touch of roots and rocks. The Battle of CamRock course contains some great downhill sections that will have you begging for another lap. From Citizen to Elite, all courses contain fun single-track, numerous feed zones, and finish with a grass double-track climb before sprinting to the finish.
Event Dates:
May 31, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Event Web Site:
battleofcamrock.com/

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

Event City: Cambridge
Event Details:
Ripley Park Enjoy the weekend strolling along the shores of beautiful Lake Ripley celebrating 24 years of clay and the ceramic arts at the Cambridge Pottery Festival & US Pottery Games. There are 40 professional pottery booths, demonstrations throughout the weekend, a silent pottery auction, Best Butter Dish competition, and the world famous U.S. Pottery Games. at Lake Ripley Park on the lake front in Cambridge, Wisconsin Come watch world famous potters compete against each other. Walk through the many unique pottery vendors. Bring the family to try their hand at throwing pots. Music and Food, beer, pie sale on Beautiful Lake Ripley Beach in Cambridge,WI.
Event Dates:
Jun 13, 2015 to Jun 14, 2015

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 routesCambridge EMS Station Run, jog or walk the wonderful family friendly Cannonball Run in Cambridge. There is a 5K and 10K option. The Cannonball Run winds through the pristine Dane County CamRock Park along the Cannonball Rail bed. 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 11, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015

Event Time:
10:30

Event Contact Phone:
Ems or chamber office

Event Web Site:
cambridgewi.com/calendar/

Try Cambridge Tri

Event City: Cambridge
Event Details:
Ripley Park Try the Cambridge triathlon! This sprint-distance triathlon guides participants down the shores of Lake Ripley and Lake Ripley Lodge, along scenic country roads and through beautiful downtown Cambridge. The event will start and end at Ripley Park, an 18 acre beach front park complete with a bathhouse, multiple shelters, a disc golf course, a playground for the kids, and much more! All triathletes will receive a medal and tech t-shirt for participation. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd for each race category. New this year, check out the Kids Tri!
Event Dates:
Aug 23, 2015 to Aug 23, 2015

Event Time:
07:00

Event Web Site:
cambridgecap.net/adult-athletic/try-cambridge-tri/

Fermentation Fest

Event City: Reedsburg
Event Details:
From sourdough bread to home-crafted beer, pickles to soy sauce, chocolate to cheese, compost to silage, the Live Culture Convergence has it all. Farmers, chefs, artists, poets and cheese makers converge with a series of classes, tastings, lectures, art events, and more.
Event Dates:
Oct 02, 2015 to Oct 11, 2015

Event Web Site:
www.fermentationfest.com
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