Florida Get-Away Vacation Package Raffle

Tickets for Saint Elizabeth’s Holiday Bazzar raffle are available at Saint Elizabeth’s Health Center, 8am-2pm, Monday-Friday. Buy your raffle tickets today for a chance to win this amazing vacation! The winner will be announced at the Saint Elizabeth’s Holiday Bazaar on November 11th.

Join us to end Human Trafficking in Minnesota

The Rotary Club of Wabasha is hosting a catalyst event to equip and mobilize our entire community to end human trafficking. Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It enslaves millions of people. It is happening everywhere – all around the world and in out own communities. Human trafficking can – and must – be stopped. It will take all of us to engage together in a coordinated and collaborative effort

Vote Wabasha as Minnesota Monthly’s ‘Best MN Town’

Minnesota Monthly Announces 10 Finalists in 2018 ‘Best MN Town’ Search

Public Voting Now Open at

Minneapolis (September 17, 2018) — Which town best embodies the “Spirit of Minnesota?” That’s the question Minnesota Monthly seeks to answer. Earlier this summer, hundreds of towns — from small villages to large cities — were contacted with the opportunity to enter the second annual Minnesota Monthly “Best MN Town Search.”

Dozens of towns heeded the call and submitted impassioned entries that included details on the town’s history, geographic and cultural challenges and opportunities, beloved landmarks, diversity, community events and resources, and outstanding citizens, as well as photos and videos.

Now, it is up to the citizens of Minnesota to cast their vote from the Top 10 finalists as chosen by the editorial team of Minnesota Monthly: Eden Prairie, Fergus Falls, Little Falls, New Ulm, Northfield, Roseville, St. Cloud, Wabasha, Waconia, and White Bear Lake.

The public is invited to vote for their favorite town on through 5 p.m. on October 12, 2018. Each person will be allowed to vote up to 10 times per day. The public vote will make up 25% of the score for each finalist, with 75% coming from a panel of notable Minnesotans.

The panel includes: Doug Loon, president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Rick Kupchella, Informed Engagement Network; and Kate Roberts, senior exhibitor developer for the Minnesota Historical Society.

The winner and three finalists will be announced in person at Minnesota Monthly’s “Best of Minnesota Party” on December 5, 2018.

The winner of Minnesota Monthly Best MN Town Search will receive a multi-page editorial feature, an advertising campaign valued at more than $50,000, and a party in their town.

For more information on the Best MN Town Search and to vote, visit

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(Press release from Minnesota Monthly)

Raffle Ticket Sales Continue To Help Raise Funds for the 2018 SeptOberfest Celebration

Wabasha Events calendar

The SeptOberfest Committee will again be selling their Septoberfest Fundraiser raffle
tickets this year for $20.00. Each Ticket holder will have a chance to win over $2,000.00 in cash
prizes. If you would like to support SeptOberfest and have a chance to purchase a winning
ticket please call 651-565-4158 or visit the Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce at 122 W
Main Street in downtown Wabasha. Your support is greatly appreciated and makes our
SeptOberfest celebration possible.

The drawings for the Big Money Ticket Raffle will take place on October 6th at noon at
the Pumpkin Patch Under the Bridge during the Awards Ceremony. You need not be present to
win. All funds raised are used for music, decorations, topiaries, advertising, signage, pony rides,
pumpkin derby, largest pumpkin & sunflower contests, displays, petting zoo, carriage rides and
much, much, more. Thank you again for your support!

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.

Driftless Cycling Tour – A 3 day/2 night Supported Trip

Join Broken Paddle for 3 Days/2 Nights of unforgettable guided biking tours:

July 30th-August 1st & August 30th-September 1st.

Spend 3 days biking along the Mississippi River, Big River, and Chippewa River beginning in Wabasha and traveling through beautiful towns likes Alma, Pepin, Stockholm, Praag, and many more. Enjoy the scenery and the tourist attractions along the way at your own pace.

How adventurous are you?

Ride hard, be nourished.
Organic seasonal meals, locally sourced and catered by local chefs and farmers.

Let us handle your gear and accommodations along the way. We’ll explore river towns by bicycle to experience slow tourism.

All skill levels are welcomed!

Visit our website to learn more and book today!