In the Fox Cities, the spirit of originality, authenticity, and creativity runs deep. Events and conventions in the Fox Cities provide opportunities for attendees to experience, explore, and discover that spirit in and outside of the event.
From conference gift bags to planned group outings to catered meals, events and conferences in the Fox Cities are often sprinkled with highlights of our local makers, small businesses, and region’s culture. Attendees can experience the distinctive tastes in dining and drinks at chef-owned establishments, explore local one-of-a-kind landmarks with storied histories, see the work of local artisans and creatives, and discover unique places during planned group outings.
With events canceled and conventions postponed due to the ongoing COVID19 health crisis, here are ways to still experience (or gift during this holiday season) the originality and creativity of the Fox Cities.
- Nothing says Wisconsin more than dairy. Simon’s Specialty Cheese in Little Chute ships its world award-winning cheddar, feta, mozzarella, and other cheeses across the country. Get a pack of squeaky curds to munch on at home during the work day, a seasonal spread to serve at a holiday gathering, or a signature cheese to enjoy with a glass of wine during that upcoming virtual happy hour.
- Conference networking gatherings and typical after-work happy hours have gone virtual. Don’t be caught empty handed during an upcoming virtual happy hour. From Stone Arch Brewpub – designated a Fox Cities Original as the oldest continually operating brewpub in the state – to Barrel 41 Brewing Co. – an award-winning newcomer – order a pack of craft beer (or pick up curbside next time in town) from one of more than a half dozen local craft breweries to have on hand for those virtual networking and happy hour events.
- Looking for a perfect holiday gift for a client or coworker? Custom chocolate gives an extra special touch to a treat loved by many. Through Wilmar Chocolates, custom candy bar ingredients can be selected and ordered online, created at Wilmar’s, and shipped anywhere in the U.S. The locally owned chocolatier also has dozens of other types of hand-crafted, small-batch chocolates and caramels to choose from online
- Get a Fox Cities souvenir shipped to the door. Fox Cities t-shirts, mugs, prints, and other Fox Cities memorabilia typically seen from strolling our vibrant downtowns and streets are available online. Fill that virtual cart online at unique boutiques, such as Blue Moon Emporium in Appleton and Red Door Mercantile in Neenah, with gifts, décor, and clothing from local artists and designers featuring Fox Cities favorites.
If an upcoming Fox Cities event was postponed or visiting the Fox Cities isn’t possible this season, get a taste of our region delivered. A happy hour, holiday, and long day at the (home) office will be a bit brighter with the spirit of our region in it.
Contact the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau (FCCVB) convention and sales team to learn more about the Fox Cities at [email protected] or 920-734-3358.