It’s time to start planning your summer Stay-cation. You don’t have to go to the East coast or the Mountains of Montana to get away this year. Plan a weekend, or a few days in the middle of the week, and get away to Stoughton WI. Naeset Roe Inn is the perfect place to use as you hub for your southern Wisconsin get away. And Stoughton is a great place to visit on its own.
If you like the outdoors Lake Kegonsa State Park is a wonderful place to spend the day. It has a nice hiking trail and a great beach to laze on. If you want to spend some time on the water I would be glad to arrange the rental of a pontoon boat for you.
If you like your hiking trails paved then Historic Downtown Stoughton is the place for you. You can duck into a shelter every 30 feet and get out of the sun. One of the main events of the summer is the Fine Artsy Fair. This year being held June 19th and 20th. You’ll enjoy art of all kinds, from painting to photography, performance to plaster.
You can start your Fair off with the Gallery Walk on Friday evening. 17 galleries and studios will be open for you to tour. Enjoy a summer evening of wine, snacks and Art. This all takes place 5-9pm. If you see something you really love it isn’t far to Naeset Roe Inn to bring it back before you continue your tour.
Saturday brings Classes and Demos to the area as well as music and performances on the street. You won’t want to miss The original 1924, Lon Chaney version of Phantom Of the Opera with the music score played by a live pianist.
There will be classes held at the following shops if you want to learn a different kind of art technique:
All Through The House cooking
Midnight Moon Bead Shop beading jewelry and Presious Metal Clay
Diakonos Designs bead making and jewelry
Peeling Ceiling ceramic tile making
Saving Thyme quilting
Woodland Studios photography and knitting
There will also be demos of different art techniques in studios and shops. Subscribe to this Blog and next week I’ll be posting maps for the Gallery Walk and classes.
While you are out and about there will be many things to distract your attention, food vendors will be lining Main Street offering everything from fried cheese curds and lefse wraps to tacos and brats. Acoustic musicians featuring a wonderful mix of local and regional acts including Sharp & Hawkins Band, Blue Collar Joe, Brett Petterson and Badfish Creek will be performing along Main Street. Expect and eclectic variety of musical styles such as acoustic flok, blues, jazz, and rock. Activities for children include tile painting and other art demos, face painting, a balloon artist, and other fun things to do and see.
So don’t wait to book your room at Naeset Roe Inn and be a part of the fun of the second annual Fine Artsy Fair in Historic Downtown Stoughton Wisconsin.
Of course if you miss the Fair there is always something to see or do in Stoughton. Most shops offer classes all year around and the art is always changing in the galleries.
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