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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:

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:
May 06, 2017 to Apr 10, 2018

Event Time:
18:00

Event Contact Phone:
(920).385.8243

Event Web Site:
www.oshkoshgallerywalk.com/

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 sponsored by McClone. Festival of Spring is supported by lead sponsor Horicon Bank.
Event Dates:
May 20, 2017 to May 20, 2017

Event Time:
09:30

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 03, 2017 to Oct 28, 2017

Event Time:
08:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-252-2532

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

IrishFest

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
We are very excited to announce the 9th Annual Oshkosh Irish Fest coming to the Leach Amphitheater June 10. Enjoy world class music, delicious Irish food, Celtic dancers, the Irish marketplace, a new 0.317K Irish Marathon (fun run), new beer sampling area, raffle prizes, cultural displays, and, of course, THE CRAIC (FUN)! Be sure to bring your wee little ones for our Little Leprechaun Land. Otherwise, relax and enjoy some great music in this beautiful park on the water. Everyone is welcome - you don't have to be Irish to attend!!! Oshkosh Irish Fest is produced by Oshkosh Festivals, Inc., a nonprofit organization formed to showcase Oshkosh and its beautiful resources and to celebrate culture. We are completely volunteer run and rely heavily on sponsors and volunteers. As a young, but growing organization, we are continually looking for help. If you are interested in being a part of the festival as a sponsor or volunteer, please let us know. Proceeds help support several local charity organizations. Since our founding, our events have helped raise over $140,000 for local charities. Please thank our volunteers and sponsors!1
Event Dates:
Jun 10, 2017 to Jun 10, 2017

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

Country USA

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Get ready for five days of non-stop, world class entertainment, featuring country music's biggest and hottest headliners. We've got a million dollar talent lineup, coming together for the biggest show of them all. Country USA also means great food, great shopping, plus our expansive campground located right on the site
Event Dates:
Jun 20, 2017 to Jun 24, 2017

Event Time:
13:30

Event Contact Phone:
1

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

Faire on the Green at the Paine Art Museum

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Visit the Paine Art Center and Gardens on Sunday, July 17 and experience the largest art and craft fair of the summer in Oshkosh. From photography and jewelry to watercolors and pottery, the creations of more than 100 artists and craftspeople are showcased. In addition, the Corner Market features unique antiques, imported and retail items. The free event also includes a variety of fair food for sale as well as live entertainment.
Event Dates:
Jul 09, 2017 to Jul 09, 2017

Event Time:
09:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-235-6903

Event Web Site:
http://www.thepaine.org/events/faire-on-the-green/

Rock USA

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
23 rock and heavy metal bands in Oshkosh for 3 days
Event Dates:
Jul 13, 2017 to Jul 15, 2017

Event Time:
12:42

Event Contact Phone:
1

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

EAA

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Make Oshkosh your summer destination and experience the world�s largest annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts. These are some of the #OSH16 highlights: Pearl Harbor 75th commemoration, two night air shows, daily air shows featuring the Canadian Snowbirds, Desert Storm 25th anniversary, salute to veterans, WWI aviation celebration, Boeing 100th anniversary, WomenVenture, Young Eagles Day celebrating the 2 millionth flown, Coast Guard centennial, Martin Mars flying boat, 10,000 airplanes, 1,000 forums and workshops, and 800+ exhibitors. Purchase your tickets at www.EAA.org/tickets
Event Dates:
Jul 23, 2017 to Jul 30, 2017

Event Time:
08:09

Event Contact Phone:
1

Event Web Site:
http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure

Great Wisconsin Outdoor Festival

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Pack up the kids, grab a leash for the dog, load up your bow, and head on out to the state's best outdoor sport show of it's kind! Experience outdoor sports, find the latest gear and equipment, talk to professionals and enthusiasts! Introduce the kids to archery, fishing, rock climbing, training dogs and more! Get the season's hottest prices on boats, RV's, ATV's, UTV's and more. There will even be on site financing! Take advantage of close out deals, special sport show pricing and incentives you will only find at the festival.
Event Dates:
Aug 11, 2017 to Aug 13, 2017

Event Time:
09:10

Event Contact Phone:
1

Event Web Site:
http://wioutdoorfest.com/

Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Event

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
The ARC Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament of Oshkosh is once again expecting the great crowds that have ventured downtown to be part of a great summer weekend. To go along with the ARC Gus Macker, the Oshkosh Farmers Market will also be going on just down the road on Saturday, August 27th. It makes for a festive atmosphere and a celebration of the kind of fun that can be found in our historic downtown. You don�t want to miss it. This will be the fifth year of the Oshkosh Macker, which is owned and directed by ARC Restoration and Contracting. Once again the popular Slam-Dunk Contest for the high flyers and a 3-point shot contest will be presented. New this year is the �Dream Court� where the youngest Mackers play games with an announcer doing play-by-play and receive prizes. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Oshkosh and Winneconne school districts. That is the real charm of a Gus Macker tournament. No matter your level of experience you get matched up with players of similar experience in a setting that is right for you! It is basketball in the streets made for everybody.
Event Dates:
Aug 26, 2017 to Aug 27, 2017

Event Time:
08:04

Event Contact Phone:
1

Event Web Site:
https://macker.com/local/oshkosh-wi

Wisconsin's Best Rib Fest

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
A community event where professional BBQ'ers will visit Oshkosh to create meat masterpieces
Event Dates:
Sep 01, 2017 to Sep 04, 2017

Event Time:
11:01

Event Contact Phone:
1

Event Web Site:
http://wisbestribfest.com/

Jazz in the Garden

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Celebrating the completion of the Paine's new formal garden, this musical event will be set outdoors amidst the Paine estate and feature fine wine, seasonal foods, and live jazz. $175 Reservation / $150 Member $1,400 Table of Eight / $1,200 Member Table Dinner included. Cash bar. $50 per attendee is not tax-deductible. Proceeds support the care of the Paine's historic mansion, art collections, and gardens and the presentation of quality exhibitions and educational programs. Make Reservation > For more information, call Kathryn Nichols at (920) 235-6903 ext. 25 or email kathryn@thepaine.org.
Event Dates:
Sep 09, 2017 to Sep 09, 2017

Event Time:
17:00

Event Contact Phone:
(920) 235-6903

Event Web Site:
http://www.thepaine.org/events/jazz-in-the-gardens/

Midwest Cornhole Championship

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Cornhole tourney. All proceeds go to the boys and girls club.
Event Dates:
Sep 23, 2017 to Sep 23, 2017

Event Time:
09:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-233-1414

Event Web Site:
https://secureonlinegiving.com/events/site/index.asp?eventID=1784
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