News & Notes

Clayton County Fair | July 31 – August 4, National

2019 Fair Schedule Schedule is subject to change. Visit the Clayton County Fair site for more information. Printable 2019 Schedule Tuesday, July 30 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 4-H and FFA non-livestock conference judging 12:00 Noon – Pet Show & Clover Kid Pet Show (large arena) Wednesday, July 31 9:00 a.m. – Horse Show … [Read More]

Great River Road Road Race

After a 17 year hiatus, the Great River Road – Road Race is back! Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8:30am at Pikes Peak State Park 5k-10k and Kids’ Fun Run Register here. No registration necessary for the Kids’ Fun Run. Visit Facebook for more information or email greatriverroadroadrace@gmail.com, or contact the McGregor-Marquette Chamber of Commerce at … [Read More]

Nature’s STEAM | August 7, Motor Mill

Nature’s STEAM Wednesday, August 7th, 9:00am-3:00pm Motor Mill Historic Site Registration Required Join Clayton County Conservation at Motor Mill on August 7th from 9:00am-3:00pm for a fun filled day of science experiments, history, and much more. Explore historic Motor Mill as we discover the connections between science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and art with nature. This … [Read More]

Water Under the Bridge Exhibit & Opening Reception | July 19-September 9, McGregor

The Left Bank Shop & Gallery presents Water Under the Bridge. Opening reception: Friday, July 19, 6-8pm with refreshments and live music by Big Blue Sky Band. Artist introductions will be at 6:30pm. The exhibit features work from local artists inspired by the theme “Water Under the Bridge” and will be displayed through September 9.

River of Music Concerts | Fridays, June 7-August 9, Guttenberg

The 6th annual River of Music Concert Series begins on Friday, June 7 and continues on Friday nights from 6-8pm in Ingleside Park through August 9, along the Mississippi River in Guttenberg. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and picnic (no glass bottles, please) and enjoy FREE live music from local musicians. Rain location is … [Read More]

Northeast Iowa Food & Farm Network Farmer Retreat | Aug. 17, Elkport

Pitch a tent and take a break with fellow farmers! Bring your favorite grilling foods, potluck sides, breakfast ingredients, and river snacks. Grilling potluck and a bonfire on Saturday, shared breakfast Sunday. Optional chicken butchering workshop in the morning, followed by kayaking and canoeing the Turkey River and returning to enjoy lunch. A guest house … [Read More]

The Dixie Swim Club – Dinner & Show | August 9 and 11, Volga

The Dixie Swim Club – Dinner & Show Aug. 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Aug. 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever… Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August … [Read More]

Paddle, Pedal, Pour | Second Saturday, June – Oct., Elkader

Join us as we paddle, pedal, and pour on the Second Saturday of each month June through October. Meet at the Elkader White Water Park at 10am, paddle to Motor Mill in the river vessel of your choosing, bike back to Elkader along Galaxy Road, Grandview Road & Highway 13, and then pour a beverage … [Read More]