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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/

Driftless Film Festival

Event City: Mineral Point
Event Details:
A festival of independent film. Presented at the Mineral Point Opera House
Event Dates:
Nov 06, 2014 to Nov 09, 2014

Event Web Site:
http://driftlessfilmfest.org/

Delafield Tree Lighting

Event City: Delafield
Event Details:
Bring the family to the traditional tree lighting event beginning at 5pm in the City of Delafield, downtown district. Welcome the holiday season with friends and neighbors.
Event Dates:
Nov 21, 2014 to Nov 21, 2014

Event Time:
5:30

Event Web Site:
www.visitdelafield.org/event-calendar/city-of-delafield-annual-tree-lighting/

Oconomowoc's German Christmas Market

Event City: Oconomowoc
Event Details:
Get the family out of the house on Thanksgiving weekend and celebrate Wisconsin's German heritage at this family festival that features heated tents, German beer, music, live bands, authentic German cuisine, vendors, Santa and more.
Event Dates:
Nov 28, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014

Event Time:
11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Event Contact Phone:
(262) 567-2666

Event Web Site:
www.germanchristmasmarket.org/home.html

French Canadian Christmas Event, Dinner & Bed and Breakfast Package

Event City: Baraboo
Event Details:
Ticket price includes site admission, French Canadian dinner and entertainment. Sponsored by the Old World Wisconsin Foundation. Site open noon to 4:00 p.m. Dinner event on Saturdays and Sundays at 4:30 p.m.. Matinee on Sunday, 12/7/14 at 12:30 p.m. Add an overnight stay at Eagle Centre House Bed and Breakfast and save up to $45 on the package!
Event Dates:
Dec 06, 2014 to Dec 14, 2014

Event Time:
4:30 p.m.

Event Contact Phone:
262-594-2922

Event Web Site:
friendsoww.org

Breakfast with the Reindeer

Event City: Delafield
Event Details:
Kids will love meeting Santa's amazing flying friends while enjoying a special treat of complimentary doughnut-holes, milk, and hot cocoa at the Delafield Chamber's annual Breakfast with the Reindeer. Event will be held at Clock Tower Square in Downtown Delafield. Guests are encouraged to bring their camera to photograph loved ones with Santa, live reindeer, and a magical Elf or two
Event Dates:
Dec 06, 2014 to Dec 06, 2014

Event Web Site:
www.visitdelafield.org/event-calendar/breakfast-with-reindeer

Downtown Oconomowoc Christmas Open House

Event City: Oconomowoc
Event Details:
Downtown Oconomowoc gets into the spirit of the season with its annual Christmas parade through downtown followed by an open house style event in the downtown shops that are decked out in holiday decor.
Event Dates:
Dec 06, 2014 to Dec 06, 2014

Event Web Site:
www.downtownoconomowoc.org.

December Mineral Point Gallery Night

Event City: Mineral Point
Event Details:
Mineral Point galleries are open until 9 pm on the first Saturdays in April, June, August and December. In December, Mineral Point takes on a Dickensian ambiance with hundreds of luminaria, roasted chestnuts, carolers and fresh evergreen for our annual Candlelit Gallery Night and Shopping. This is what holiday memories are made from.
Event Dates:
Dec 06, 2014 to Dec 06, 2014

Event Time:
05:00

Event Contact Phone:
608 987 3201

Event Web Site:
www.mineralpoint.com/events/gallery-nights
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