News & Notes

HawkWatch at the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre

Join us on Saturday, October 6th for our 34th annual HawkWatch event! Help us celebrate the magnificent fall migration of hundreds of thousands of raptors and other birds along the Mississippi River Flyway. Great free event for all ages! There will be presentations, live birds, and hands-on educational activities for children throughout the day. Birding … [Read More]

Motor Mill Open Weekends

Historic Motor Mill in Elkader is open the following weekends from 12-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays: September 1-2, 15-16, 29-30 and October 13-14. Tour includes the historic 1860’s mill, related buildings, and town site. Group tours available by appointment.

Osborne Heritage Days

October 13th and 14th are Osborne’s 44th annual Heritage Days! Visit Osborne’s Pioneer Village from 10am-4pm for storytelling, a chili cook off, live music, church service, pioneer demonstrations, old time food, and much more! Visit for more information.

Left Bank Art Exhibit: Glass Meets Canvas

The Left Bank Shop and Gallery in McGregor will feature new exhibit “Glass Meets Canvas” from August 31 to November 4.

Fall-Der-All Celebration | Froelich

Fall-Der-All in Froelich is September 29 and 30! Come reminisce and enjoy demonstrations from days gone by! View  blacksmithing, steam engine, wood sawing, and apple cider press demonstrations, see Froelich Tractor replicas, enjoy kids barrel rides, and antique tractors! Enjoy food, raffles, and more!

Guttenberg GermanFest

Guttenberg GermanFest: September 21-22, 2018 Sign up for the 5k, play games, enjoy live music, check out the open air craft market, Volkswagen display, drink German bier and eat brats, watch the wiener dog race, and eat Scratch cupcakes! [Read More]

National Public Lands Day Hike in McGregor

September 29, 10 am Join the city of McGregor and the Clayton County Conservation Board in celebrating National Public Lands Day with a short hike on the newly-constructed hiking trail between Center Street and Cemetery Street on September 29, 10am in McGregor! The trail climbs roughly 250’ over the course of approximately one mile through … [Read More]

Hole in the Sock Gang

You won’t want to miss the Hole in the Sock Gang, an old west style street theater in McGregor, Iowa! Shows held the last Saturday of the month, June-October 2018 at 1pm in Triangle Park.

Northeast Iowa Farm Crawl: September 29-30

September 29: 10am-5pm and September 30: 1-5pm Know your farmer, know your food! Choose your stops on the Northeast Iowa Farm Crawl and explore at your own pace! Visit for more information. See below for more information on participating sites in Clayton County.