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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:

Oshkosh Brewery Tours

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Oshkosh Brewery Tours are not only the best way to explore Oshkosh breweries, they are also the most fun! These aren’t your normal yellow buses… these are party buses. Fully equipt with everything you need to make your brewery tour one you won’t soon forget. Oshkosh Brewery Tours are every Saturday from 12 pm – 5 pm. Only $15/person. 4 Brewery Tours, plus Free Gifts
Event Dates:
Apr 14, 2018 to Dec 29, 2018

Event Time:
12:00

Event Web Site:
https://visitoshkosh.com/events/brewery-tours/

Oshkosh Farmers Market

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
With over 140 vendors every Saturday morning, the Downtown Market brings you fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, syrups, cheeses, pasture-raised meats and poultry, fish, jams, preserves, cut flowers, and nursery stock. A wide variety of handcrafted items are available throughout the season. Local food artisans bring fresh bread, candy, nuts, prepared foods and other goodies. Enjoy live music at the center of the Market from 9:00am until noon. On our website find a list of Who’s Doing What and a Market Layout (updated every week). Also, check our Weekly Events for a list of our popular scheduled musicians and other special events. Every week finds various Community Outreach groups interacting with the Public. For the latest information, like us (Oshkosh Farmers Markets) on Facebook.
Event Dates:
Jun 02, 2018 to Oct 27, 2018

Event Time:
08:00

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

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 02, 2018 to Oct 27, 2018

Event Time:
08:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-252-2532

Event Web Site:
http://www.osfmi.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 19, 2018 to Jun 23, 2018

Event Time:
13:30

Event Contact Phone:
1

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

Waterfest Concert Series on the Fox River

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Celebrate summer during the Waterfest Concert Series at the Leach Amphitheater in Oshkosh! Enjoy an outstanding line-up of Jazz, Pop, Rock, R&B, Blues and Roots Music while you relax on a beautiful, summer evening with the companionship of family, friends and associates in a park-like setting on the Fox River. The downtown patios, restaurants and bars bustle before and after the event, so come early and stay late! The Park and Riverfront welcome boaters and tailgaters who picnic before and during the event. The Leach Amphitheater gates usually open before 6 pm and as early as 5 pm. Music generally starts a few minutes after the gates open and never runs past 11 pm. Waterfest beats the heat and those summer re-runs! Enjoy for family and friends at a great event! 2018 Schedule: June 21 – Hairball June 28 – Lukas Nelson POTR/Bob Schneider July 12 – Boz Scaggs July 19 – Manchester Orchestra August 2 – George Thorogood August 9 – Michael McDonald August 16 – Blackberry Smoke/JJ Grey & Mofro August 23 – Loverboy/The Producers
Event Dates:
Jun 21, 2018 to Aug 23, 2018

Event Time:
17:00

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

Tiffany Treasures Exhibit

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
A celebration of beauty, this exhibition features more than 60 extraordinary objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. One of America’s most renowned artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) worked in nearly all of the media available to artists and designers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—glass, ceramic, metalwork, jewelry, and painting. Tiffany’s technical brilliance in a wide variety of media enabled him to convey his awe of the natural world through a range of objects, from common household items to one-of-a-kind masterpieces. He earned international acclaim for his artistic output, receiving prestigious awards in exhibitions across Europe and the United States. His work was enthusiastically collected by art museums and private collectors throughout his lifetime and continues to be highly sought after today. This exhibition celebrates the artistry and craftsmanship of the Tiffany artworks from Chicago’s distinguished Richard H. Driehaus Collection, highlighting masterworks never before presented in a comprehensive exhibition. This exhibition was organized by the Richard H. Driehaus Museum and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.
Event Dates:
Jun 23, 2018 to Sep 23, 2018

Event Web Site:
https://www.thepaine.org/events/louis-comfort-tiffany-treasures-from-the-driehaus-collection/

Faire on the Green at the Paine Art Museum

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Visit the Paine Art Center and Gardens on Sunday, July 8 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 08, 2018 to Jul 08, 2018

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 12, 2018 to Jul 14, 2018

Event Time:
12:42

Event Contact Phone:
1

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

Oshkosh ChalkWalk

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Join us for our 5th annual Downtown Oshkosh Chalk Walk! Throughout the day, artists will create their work as thousands of visitors watch their drawings come to life. * Rain date is August 11th. There are 2 categories for artists, 18+ and 12-17. Registration to be an artist opens on June 4th with early bird pricing. You can choose to do your artwork on the sidewalk, or on a board to take home. *Registration link will be posted here once available. Voting has 2 categories with artist choice and people’s choice. Winners will receive cash prizes and free artist registrations for the 2019 chalk walk!
Event Dates:
Aug 04, 2018 to Aug 06, 2018

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