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Oshkosh Farmers Market

Finding a fall bonanza at the farmers market

August 28, 2015

Attractions, Blog, Enewsletter, Fairs, Markets & Shows, Family-Friendly, Food, Shopping

Don’t worry about the end of summer—the Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market is just hitting its stride as the calendar turns to fall. Head to downtown Oshkosh in September and October to find the best fall produce, including apples, gourds, tomatoes, winter squash and much more. Plus, you’ll still find great baked goods, jams, jellies and […]

Wiouwash Trail - Photo taken by Ray Pan

Discover Oshkosh Trails

April 07, 2015

Enewsletter, Family-Friendly, News, Science & Nature

Oshkosh is a city of beautiful trails. In and around Wisconsin’s Event City you can find trails that offer miles of recreation and fun. The 41-mile Wiouwash State Trail runs north and west from Oshkosh, tracing the path of a historic railroad bed. The trail is in two sections and crosses Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca and […]

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Spring Shopping in Oshkosh

March 10, 2015

Enewsletter, Family-Friendly, News, Shopping

Yes, that beautiful time of year has finally arrived – shopping for apparel doesn’t have to involve shopping for wool or down. The latest spring fashions are in. Oshkosh is well-known as a shopping destination. Many people start their shopping trip at the Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh. This popular mall features 40 different brand-name retailers, […]

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Beautiful Winter Walks

February 24, 2015

Art, Education & Workshops, Enewsletter, Entertainment, Family-Friendly, History & Heritage, News, Science & Nature, Sports & Recreation

Oshkosh is a city that’s great for walkers year-round. This activity is perfect for nature lovers. Surrounding wildlife areas provide excellent habitat and ensure that there are always lots of beautiful birds to see in and around Oshkosh. During the winter, wild spaces are absent of foliage and it’s a particularly good time to view […]

Night Whispers

Ghost Stories

September 17, 2014

Attractions, Enewsletter, Entertainment, Family-Friendly, News

Night Whispers Get up close and personal with Oshkosh’s ghostly past in this new, after-hours exhibit at the Oshkosh Public Museum, held every Saturday in October. Learn about some of the many ghosts believed to haunt Oshkosh, including a tall, cloaked phantom, the victim of a tragic fire and many more. Tours are offered twice […]

Lake Winnebago

Fishing Oshkosh: ‘Bago Basics

April 17, 2014

Attractions, Blog, Enewsletter, Event Minute, Family-Friendly, Science & Nature, Sports & Recreation

An angler could spend a lifetime fishing Lake Winnebago and still not know all its secrets. This enormous lake offers 138,000 acres of open water. It stretches for nearly 30 miles from north to south and eight miles from east to west. And the fishing? Lake Winnebago offers a fishery to match its size. The […]

Discover the Wiouwash State Trail this Spring

April 13, 2014

Attractions, Blog, Enewsletter, Family-Friendly, Science & Nature, Sports & Recreation

The Wiouwash State Trail is the perfect place for a spring ride. As the trail runs north from Oshkosh, it passes through wetlands, prairies, patches of forest and sprawling farmland. As you pedal along, you’ll see the landscape coming back to life after a long winter’s slumber under a heavy blanket of snow. It’s the […]

What’s Playing at the Grand Opera House?

September 09, 2013

Attractions, Blog, Enewsletter, Entertainment, Family-Friendly, Music, Performing Arts

Alpin Hong brings his phenomenal piano skills to the Grand on October 4. This young virtuoso combines incredible artistry with exciting showmanship to deliver a performance you won’t soon forget. Don’t miss this chance to see a world-renowned entertainer. On November 13, see the husband and wife fiddling sensations Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy – […]

Swimming at Pollock

Stay Cool in Oshkosh

June 10, 2013

Attractions, Blog, Enewsletter, Family-Friendly, Sports & Recreation

Summer in Wisconsin can be beautiful. But, every once in a while, the mercury really soars. What’s a visitor to do? Here are some ways to cool off in Oshkosh. The most popular place to beat the heat in Oshkosh is the Pollock Community Water Park. In addition to an excellent swimming pool, you’ll find […]

Menominee Park: Oshkosh's Place to Play

April 11, 2013

Attractions, Blog, Enewsletter, Family-Friendly

There are a lot of parks in Oshkosh. In fact, visitors will find more than 330 acres of parks in the city. But out of all the many excellent parks, one stands alone. Set on the shores of Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh’s Menominee Park is a true gem. During the summer, the park teems with activity […]