From the Desk of the Executive Director
Happy August! We wrapped up the month of July with the 40th Annual Riverboat Days.

Did you have a chance to come out and enjoy the festivities? We had two great bands this year – Section 8 and Next2Nothing. Both did an amazing job and drew huge crowds to Heritage Park. Congratulations to our winners of the Duck Derby: Nick Marx, Brenda Pearson, and Kay Miller. We also crowned our 2018 Riverboat Days Royalty. A congratulations goes out to our Riverboat Days Queen Maia Fries and 1st Attendant Megan Springer. After a few years away, the Riverboat Days Car Show was back! Did you get a chance to come out and see all the cars that participated? A huge shout out goes to the committee that worked hard to bring this event back to Riverboat Days – you did a great job! Riverboat Days would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors and the support of our volunteers. Thank you to all!

And just like that, summer is beginning to come to a close. But before you send the kids back to school and pull out your fall decorations, take the time to enjoy the last few weeks of summer. Rent some bikes from River Rider Cycle and explore our community or go for a kayaking adventure with Broken Paddle Guiding . Visit the National Eagle Center and Castlerock Museum and get in a round of mini golf at LARK Toys . But most of all, enjoy the weather and the season and have fun. If there is anything we may assist you with, please reach out. We are always happy to help! Have a great month!

All the best,
Chrissy Dawson
Executive Director
Wabasha-Kellogg Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB
SeptOberfest Committee Searching for Members

Are you looking for ways to get more involved in our community? Join the SeptOberfest Planning Committee! This group meets weekly to plan the 11th Annual SeptOberfest and is looking for new members with fresh insight and ideas on how to help the festival continue to grow and improve. Interested? Contact the Chamber of Commerce at (651) 565-4158 or .
Chamber Chat Live!

Are you curious about what's happening around Wabasha and your Chamber? Do you have an exciting event or special happening at your business you want to tell the world about? Your Chamber Director is on air live every Friday at 9:40 to share the exciting things happening at your Chamber of Commerce and around Wabasha, and she loves having guests join her to talk about their events. If you have something you would like to share and talk about on the radio, give the Chamber Office a call at (651) 565-4158 to set-up a date. The Chamber Chat Live happens every Friday morning at 9:40 on WBHA 99.7fm and 1190am. Tune in weekly to get the latest news!
Chamber Bucks

Are you looking for a last-minute gift for a friend, family member, or coworker? Chamber Bucks are a great gift to give while also supporting our local merchants by shopping local! They work just like a gift certificate, but lets the receiver decide where to spend the money. Chamber Bucks can be used at any local business that is a member of the Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce or taken to First State Bank to be cashed. Stop by the Chamber Office for more information or to purchase Chamber Bucks. 
Shopping in Wabasha-Kellogg
Barton's Brickhouse Boutique
Gifts and decorations perfect for the Holiday seasons
Lanterns, Pictures, Signs, Stars, Candles, Rugs, John Deere Tractors, Solar Items, & MORE! 
FREE Gift Bag - August 3rd thru 31st.
Dining in Wabasha-Kellogg
Lodging in Wabasha-Kellogg
Upcoming Events for August!
Stop by one of our 4 seasonal boutiques during SeptOberfest to find great fall decorations, seasonal items and much more!
Kellogg's annual Watermelon Festival is just around the corner! Stop by September 7th-9th for jam-packed days of fun activities and entertainment for the entire family. Join us on Sunday for the Grande Parade and stay for fresh watermelon afterwards.
Join the Woods Fine Amish Furniture for Corn on the Cob Days August 16th thru 19th...
Preview our New Amish Furniture styles plus Fall and Halloween Décor! Discounted Closeouts on Floor Models to make room for new arrivals.
Cool Down with an Ice Cream Social Under the Bridge on August 16th 6:30-8:30! Stop on by for free ice cream and a silent auction ice cream eating contest to help celebrate grant recipients. Brought to us by the Wabasha Kellogg Area Community Foundation!
We've got everything they need - fishing poles, lifejackets, bait, and a dock out front. Sign out the equipment and take your kids or grandkids fishing right here! Kids 15 and under can fish without a license.*

They’ll learn about the native species that live in the Mississippi River and then experience the excitement of catching some! Fishing is free with paid admission to the National Eagle Center .

*Children 15 and under who are residents of Minnesota do not need a license. Non-residents need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a valid MN fishing license.
Supported by the Minnesota DNR and MinnAqua.
Join the National Eagle Center and  Minnesota Marine Art Museum  for a special co-exhibition:  Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture.

The "Eagles Everywhere" exhibit at the National Eagle Center is the companion exhibit to the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. This exhibit will feature additional select items from the collections of Preston Cook and the National Eagle Center and connect audiences with eagles in American history and cultures. Explore art, collectible items, government and historical artifacts, and much more! This preview exhibit features select pieces from a collection of over 25,000 items!
Job Openings
Pure Identity Salon & Spa is now hiring! If you or someone you know has their cosmetology license and would love to work in a fast paced, positive environment, please email us a resume to !
Things to do in August
Be sure to check out the  Events Calendar  frequently. Events and News are posted daily. It's a great online source to find out what's coming up in the
Wabasha-Kellogg area!
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