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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:
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Event Dates:
Aug 11, 2009 to Aug 11, 2019

Event Web Site:
www.cameorose.com/

Waukesha Friday Night Live

Event City: Waukesha
Event Details:
Waukesha Friday Night Live runs every Friday from June until October. Over the course of the 18 week event, Friday Night Live hosts nine stages of entertainment, over 70 musicians and entertainers, and dozens of downtown businesses are open to offer food, candies, drinks, artwork, and more. Thousands of people come to Friday Night Live every year, and what started out as an idea over a decade ago has blossomed into a great event in the greatest city in Wisconsin — Waukesha!
Event Dates:
Jul 25, 2014 to Sep 26, 2014

Event Time:
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

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

Donna Lexa Memorial Art Fair

Event City: Wales
Event Details:
The Donna Lexa Art Fair is a celebration of fine arts and crafts including paintings, photography, pottery, glass, wood, jewelry, metal, mixed media, drawings, and fiber art. The Fair is held along the Glacial Drumlin bike trail in the charming little village of Wales, Wisconsin just south of I-94 on Hwy 83 and within easy driving distance of Madison, Milwaukee and beyond. There will also be: great entertainment a kids area food (speciality pulled pork) used book sale benefiting Grandmothers Beyond Borders.
Event Dates:
Aug 16, 2014 to Aug 16, 2014

Event Time:
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
262-853-0808

Event Web Site:
http://www.donnalexamemorialartfair.org/
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