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WCHS and Reads Landing Brew Pub To Co-Host Oktoberfest in September Event

The Wabasha County Historical Society and Reads Landing Brewing Company are combining efforts in presenting Oktoberfest 2018. The fun-filled and informative happening will take place on Thursday evening, September 27, at 7:00.

Presently, the Reads Landing Brewing Company is the only entity brewing beer in Wabasha County. What is not known by most, however, is that during the final decades of the nineteenth century, there were as many as nine breweries dotting the landscape throughout the county. Locations of the breweries were as follows: Lake City, Millville, Minneiska, Mazeppa, Reads Landing, Wabasha, and West Albany.

The evening will start at the WCHS Museum in Reads Landing at 7:00 pm with a program titled The History of Brewing Beer in Wabasha County. Covered in the presentation will be the importance of brewing beer within the German and Irish cultures which settled so much of Wabasha County.

Additionally, attendees will learn about the following: where the breweries were specifically located, who owned the breweries, the number of barrels produced each year, as well as the effect of the Temperance Movement and the connection to the state of Minnesota with regard to prohibition.

The presentation will include photographs of breweries, brewing caves, and early brewmasters as well as that of Carrie Nation, known as “Hatchet Carrie,” and newspaper headlines celebrating the end of prohibition. Disputes between brewers as well as their demise will also be part of the presentation.

Following the presentation at the museum, attendees will travel downhill to the Reads Landing Brewing Company in which they will sample the bill of fare offered at the popular restaurant. This Oktoberfest celebration will included the following: your choice of sandwich and side to eat, a sample flight of 5 Reads Landing Brewing Company Beers, and information regarding the brewing process.

The cost of the entire evening is $21.95 per person and includes tax and tip. For planning purposes reservations are required. Please call: 651-927-9002.

SeptOberfest Event Guide Is Here!

Wabasha-Kellogg’s SeptOberfest Celebration has so many things going on, it literally takes weeks to get them all in! Next year’s festival runs from September 7 to October 27, 2018. Join us for our Annual SeptOberfest Celebration. Relax and meander through our small midwestern rivertown that showcases the season of fall like no other. Imagine artistic displays of thousands of pumpkins, cornstalks, flowers, bales, and gourds among the natural beauty of the Winding River, Vibrant Trees and Majestic Bluffs. An explosion of color that you will remember for a lifetime. Join in with pumpkin races, scarecrow contests, entertainment, glorious food, pumpkin topiaries, largest pumpkins, free concerts, carriage rides and much more.

SeptOberfest Event Guide Is Here
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Wabasha Main Street Announces Storefront Design Assistance

Wabasha Main Street, Inc. has the opportunity to provide free Storefront/Façade or Signage Design Assistance to any business or property owner within the Wabasha Main Street District. This service is available once a year to designated Minnesota Main Street Communities, of which Wabasha is one of ten.

If you are considering re-envisioning your storefront, façade or a new sign, this program will offer you illustrations or design renderings to help you as a property owner come up with design and preservation possibilities.

In order to be eligible to receive this assistance your building must be zoned commercial or mixed use. The building does not have to be considered “historic” but at least 50 years old in order to be eligible. Individual owner-occupied residences or rental residences are not eligible to receive design assistance. Applicants receiving the design services are required to share final project costs, information and photographs with the Minnesota Main Street program. Applications will be available until August 31, 2018.

For further information please contact Mary Flicek at [email protected] or pick up more information or an application at 157 Main Street West, Wabasha.