Riverboat Days Hosts Lost Highway’s New Video July 26

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Lost Highway recently gave fans a chance to hear their latest single, “Tubin” which we must say is an awesome song for summer, especially if your heading out “Tubin” on a river near you!  Now, they want you to join them in the filming of the music video for the new single!

You will have two chances to join the whole band during the upcoming video shoot!

After taking to social media about a music video in general, many Lost Highway fans were geared toward keeping the video shoot on the local Cannon River!  Well, Lost Highway is giving the fans what they want as they always do!

The first part of the filming will take place at Wabasha Riverboat Daysin Wabasha, MN!  All you have to do is join the crowd at their live show on Saturday July 26 during Wabasha Riverboat Days!  We were there last year, and it was an absolute blast!  Join them this year and you may end up being in the brand new video!

 

Today’s Duck Hunt Clues!

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Day 1 Clues:
GOLDEN DUCK: Look near a 98-year-old
BLUE DUCK: People don’t go here often anymore
GREEN DUCK: Visit a healthy place
PINK DUCK: Leave your dog at home 
YELLOW DUCK: Quench your thirst PURPLE DUCK: A Nationally Registered Historic Place

The Riverboat Days Duck Hunt is Afoot!

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Riverboat Days July 25-26

 

Riverboat DaysThe Wabasha –Kellogg Chamber has been busy planning the 36th Annual Riverboat Days coming this July 25-26.  As always, there will be kids’ activities both Friday and Saturday, Carriage Rides, music, food, laughter, and tons of family fun.

New this year will be Wabasha Chopped. The Farmer’s Market with Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center is presenting 4 chefs, 4 baskets, 3 challenges with only one winner. The Farmer’s Market has agreed to be the pantry for this competition and will have lots of extra ingredients for people to buy and bring home to try to replicate the recipes they see from our wonderful chefs. The chefs are Mitch from Silver Star, Stacy from Stacy’s Kitchen, Scott from the National Eagle Center, and Cassie from the Turning Waters Bed and breakfast. This event will be held Friday, July 25 from 3-6. Come out to cheer on your favorite chef and see what surprises may be thrown their way as  they cook.

Also on Friday, River Junctions Arts Council is presenting the Riverbenders as their free concert Under the Bridge at 7pm. The Prairie Fire Children’s Theater presents Aladdin and his Magic Lamp at 7pm at the Wabasha- Kellogg High School Auditorium. Watch as 60 of our local kids get transformed into genies and sing their way out of the most precarious predicaments. End the night with the Lighted Boat Parade coming down the Mississippi River at 9:30pm.

Saturday brings tons of excitement. Start your day with the Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center 5/10K Walk/Run. Right after join Rotary for a nice pancake breakfast and then do some Yoga in Beach Park with Complete Motions. There will be Arts and Craft Vendors, Food Vendors, Kids Inflatables, Volleyball Tournaments, Bean Bag Tournaments, Texas Hold’em, Firemen’s Waterfight, Skateboard/BMX Competition, and so much more in a jammed pack day of fun.

And let’s not forget the last showing of the Prairie Fire’s Aladdin at 2pm at the Wabasha-Kellogg High School.  More Carriage Rides and the National Eagle Center Open House at 5pm.; all leading up to the Grande Parade at 6pm and the Ducky Derby following it. Watch as the rubber ducks swim their way to from down the Mississippi River in a race of a lifetime… some even make it to freedom. Haven’t bought your duck yet? They are only $5 with 1st place winning $500. Come to the Chamber to get one today!

Once again, we end our festival with the biggest party on this side of the Mississippi River with Lost Highway taking the stage at 9pm in Heritage Park.  Great Music, Great Times, a Weekend of Great New Memories…don’t miss it. For a full schedule go to www.wabashamn.org

Wabasha Has Changed the Location for their Fireworks on the Fourth!!

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Wabasha may have more lake-front property than usual, but we still know how to celebrate. We have moved the fireworks display to the Wabasha-Kellogg School at 2113 Hiawatha Drive, Wabasha. The Fireworks will be at dusk as usual and promise to be the best Fireworks yet.  The City has been working hard to make sure this celebration will go on, and for that we are thankful.

 

Due to the change in venue we ask that everyone respect the school’s property. The School is a designated Alcohol and Tobacco Free Zone and these rules will be in effect during the Fireworks display. The City also asks, for safety reasons, that you observe all parking regulations on 166th Avenue.

 

Coming in town early?? All of our restaurants are open and ready to serve you. River Arts Junction is hosting a free concert under the bridge at 7pm with Sawtooth Bluegrass.  So grab your favorite lawn chair and head on down, over, up to Wabasha. We promise you a night full of fireworks!!

Riverboat Days= Lost Highway and sooo Much More

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Three Seasonal Boutiques are Gearing Up to Open

 

Spring is HERE!! And that means there are lawn ornaments to buy and candles to replace. Luckily for you the Three Seasonal Boutiques in Wabasha, MN are ready to open their doors and let the shopping begin. From May 1-May 18, Wabasha, MN is the place to spend all that blanket money you have been using to keep yourself warm all winter.

 There are over 150 vendors filling the shelves, and hopefully your homes, with unique and wonderful products. And since it is SPRING, the colors are bright and beautiful. Need a new blue bookshelf? Got it!! Need a new stain glass garden ornament?? Got it!! Need some toffee?? Absolutely Got It!!

 And not only that, but we are going to be open one week longer. That means 3 weeks of shopping utopia all in one location.

 What could be better?? The Three Seasonal Boutiques opening coincides with the 100 Mile Garage Sale. Did you just catch your breathe a little?? There are 100+ miles of garage sales up and down both sides of the river.  You better plan on renting a U-Haul. The 100 Mile Garage Sale starts on May 1 and goes through May 4. You can check out the various listings on thewww.100milegaragesale.org or place your ad on there for free.

 So clean out those couch cushions and check that dryer lint tray…it’s time to shop!! Check out www.wabashan.org for more information or call 651-565-4158.

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March means Soar in Wabasha

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March means Soar in Wabasha. Every weekend the town is hopping with activities and family fun. Meet Condors, penguins, owls,  and reptiles.  Get a nose to beak view of animals you may never get to see in a lifetime. These are truly amazing sites and ones that will take your breath away. But Soar is so much more then just birds and programs. We have an Eagle Egg Hunt on the 15th. A Saint Patrick’s Day parade on the 15th. Music all month long as all of our various restaurants.

The 29th Brings Taste of Wabasha. All the best restaurants under one roof with music and friends. Tickets are limited, so get them soon. They are $25 until March 17 and then will go up to $30.

Schedules for Soar can be found at  http://www.nationaleaglecenter.org/soar-with-the-eagles/ . There are also flyers at various restaurants and at the Chamber with the full schedules.
See you soon!!

Lark Toys…Voted Minnesota’s Favorite

WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Toy Store

via Matt Brinkman (WCCO)

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And while Santa may do some of the heavy lifting, there are probably a few toys left on your list. You guys sent me in search of Minnesota’s Best Toy Store.

Your votes sent me southeast of the cities to Lark Toys in Kellogg.

“We value people playing together, toys that last a really long time,” said Miranda Gray-Burlingame, who owns the shop with her family.

That lasting value starts with hand-crafted wooden toys — a hallmark at Lark since it opened in 1983.

“We’ve had people come and say: ‘We got this toy 20 years ago, and the dog chewed the wheel off. Can you fix it, because I want to give it to my owngrandkid?’ And we always will,” Gray-Burlingame said.

Tim Monson has been a toy maker at Larks for 27 years.

“You take a raw piece of wood and turn it into something special like that — that’s what it’s about, for me at least,” he said.

Everywhere you look in in the shop, you’ll see something amazing crafted out of wood.

The carousel, which took nine years to carve, is the heart of the store.

“I remember one beautiful woman who the whole time rode side saddle going, ‘I’m 99, I’m 99, I’m 99, and I’m on a carousel,’” Gray-Burlingame said.

But the carousel is just one corner of Lark’s sprawling 20,000 square feet.

There’s also a museum of toys from decades past, and room after room filled with puzzles, games, marbles, stuffed animals, and dolls.

And did I mention they make their own fudge?

Gray-Burlingame and her husband, along with her parents, took over Lark in 2008. And on most days, they’re all there — together.

“We are still shocked and awed many days just at the ability that we have to work together, to be together, to be in this fun environment and to share it with so many people,” she said.

For more information on Lark Toys, click here.

Need a Holiday Gift?? Think Social Membership!!

Social-Membership-logoThe Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce will conduct a special Holiday Social Membership Drive from December 1-19 with the help of the Chamber Board and present Chamber members.

We invite you to BELONG!
Why belong to the Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce as a Social Member?
The Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce is the voice of the community.  We work with the Wabasha, Kellogg, and the surrounding areas to address critical issues facing our region and work to create an environment that supports and promotes our local economy.  Although our primary mission is to support businesses and the local economy, our efforts produce results that benefit the entire community. We strongly encourage anyone who has an interest in a strong and vibrant economy for Wabasha, Kellogg and the surrounding areas to support the Chamber of Commerce.

Social Chamber Member Incentives:

The Chamber’s goal is always to support the best interests of our members.  We are here to represent your needs and be your voice.  Your success is our success. The value of your Social Chamber membership comes in many forms. From your coupon book, to your membership card, to the monthly giveaways that help you explore different communities and attractions.

The Chamber is offering you:

  • VIP Nights at Grandpa’s Barn- be the first to shop the Barn
  • Wabasha-Kellogg Coupon Book- Over $275 worth of coupons to all of our favorite businesses
  • Chamber Membership Card: This card gives you discounts on Chamber functions- Discounts on Riverboat Days bands, Grumpy Muddah registration fees, Date Night tickets, and many other activities
  • Monthly giveaways – win tickets to plays in Lanesboro, Chamber functions, and weekend trips on the North Shore.
  • Exclusive emails- be the first to know of the sales and goings-on in the area

What Would My Membership Money be Used for??

Simple answer is wabsahamn.org Website and Festivals. The Chamber created a state-of-the art website for Wabasha, Kellogg, and the surrounding areas.  This site provides a professional and welcoming starting point for the world to learn about all-things in our region.   Our webpage is receiving approximately 275 hits a day.   The Chamber also maintains a Facebook page which promotes local businesses & events in the area.  We currently have 3,106 fans. The Chamber also sends out monthly newsletters and events calendars to over 7,000 subscribers. The Chamber has created a central events calendar for all good things happening in Wabasha-Kellogg at http://www.wabashamn.org/calendar/.   This events calendar is a great way to plan a weekend or a day-off.

The Chamber also hosts a variety for family-friendly festivals every year including: *Grandpa’s Barn Spring and Fall Shows
*Grumpy Old Men Festival
*Grumpy Muddah ~ NEW Event
*Riverboat Days featuring Lost Highway
*SeptOberfest
*Old Fashioned Christmas

How Can You Join?

Social Memberships are only $50 and can be bought at the Chamber office at 137 W Main Street. Not only is there some fabulous incentives to become a Social Member, but it is also tax deductible. And no, we will not make you volunteer for anything. Social Members are never asked to volunteer, but if you want to… of course we will take you.

This Holiday season give the gift of community investment and help support the Chamber at the same time.