Annual Events

Annual Banquet   |   Big Hitter Classic   |   Dairy Days   |   Farm Fatigue   |   Farmers Market   |   Glencoe Days | Holly Days   |  Seasonal Sampler


Annual Banquet

October 31, 2018

The Annual Banquet Meeting will be held on October 31, 2018 from 11:30 (registration opens) to 1:30 pm. During our annual meeting we recognize and thank those that have volunteered and invested in our community. We also have our annual Board of Director election and thank the board for volunteering their time to serve on our various committees and help with our events.

We thank our Platinum Sponsors – Ameriprise Financial, Atlas Insurance Kevin Post Agency, City of Glencoe, Fashion Interiors, First Minnesota Bank, Gavin, Donley & Ostlund, LTD, Glencoe Co-op Association, Glencoe Family Chiropractic, Glencoe Regional Health Services, McLeod Publishing, Paumen & Associates, Inc., Professional Insurance Providers, SLS Tax, Accounting, Financial Services and State Farm – Larry Anderson Agency


Big Hitter Classic

July 13, 2018

Plan on having a fun day in the sun with games, golf, and prizes. Dinner will be included in your registration fee. Click here for a golf registration form. Thank you everyone for making this event a success and especially thank you to our Platinum Sponsors for making this event financially possible. They are:  Ameriprise Financial, Atlas Insurance Kevin Post Agency, City of Glencoe, Fashion Interiors, First Minnesota Bank, Gavin, Donley & Ostlund, LTD, Glencoe Co-op Association, Glencoe Family Chiropractic, Glencoe Regional Health Services, McLeod Publishing, Paumen & Associates, Inc., Professional Insurance Providers, SLS Tax, Accounting, Financial Services, State Farm – Larry Anderson Agency and Subway.


Dairy Days & Ag Appreciation

June 7, 2018

Dairy Days & Ag Appreciation is going to be on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Due to the road construction the event will be held at the old Economart site on Greeley Avenue and 11th Street downtown Glencoe. We will be having the same activities as we did last year, even including the live music by Bill Litzau and the Open Highway. New this year – Miss Gabby from the Friends of the Library will be doing a hands on cow activity! The Glencoe Co-op will not be able to have malts and dairy sale on that day. We will keep you posted when we know which day it will be on.  CLICK HERE TO SEE A FLYER.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors:
Platinum Sponsors – Ameriprise Financial, Atlas Insurance Kevin Post Agency, City of Glencoe, Fashion Interiors, First Minnesota Bank, Gavin, Donley & Ostlund, LTD, Glencoe Co-op Association, Glencoe Family Chiropractic, Glencoe Regional Health Services, McLeod Publishing, Paumen & Associates, Inc., Professional Insurance Providers, SLS Tax, Accounting, Financial Services andState Farm – Larry Anderson Agency   Gold Sponsors: Burger King, Coborn’s, Dominion Cares Home Health, Grand Meadows Senior Living, Mini Biff, Inc., Miller Manufacturing Company, NU-Telecom, Seneca Foods and Twin Cities & Western Railroad

Last year Dairy Days was a huge success on June 8, 2017.  During the day you could enjoy complimentary treats at: First MN Bank, MidCountry Bank, Security Bank, Dairy Queen, State Farm, Glencoe Family Chiropractic and the Glencoe Co-op, which also is running a great sale on cheese and butter.

There were fun activities at Glencoe City Center that included the FFA’s Plinko game (prizes donated by Miller Manufacturing and the Chamber), McLeod County Corn & Soy Bean Growers had swimming pools filled with corn & toys, face painting by Val Bonderman, Dairy Ambassadors serving free root beer floats (sponsored by the Glencoe Wine & Spirits and Midwest Machinery), Glencoe Rotary Club grilling hamburgers, Petting Zoo by Pioneer 4H Club, Eddie’s Goats milking contest at 6 pm, Farmer’s Market vendors, and live music by Bill Litzau and the Open Highway Band sponsored by Bruesehoff Seed. Midwest Dairy Producers distributed cow hats, coloring books and pencils.

Thanks to Midwest Machinery and Arnolds for displaying their implements! Also the Glencoe Fire Department had a truck on display and helped set up a small bonfire for the library. They provided complimentary ingredients to make s’mores.

There was also Dairy Day Wall created by the Glencoe Woodworking Club with two cutouts that provided a photo op!

 


Farm Fatigue

SUPPORT OUR LOCAL FARMERS – DRIVE SAFELY!


Farmer’s Market

Every Thursday starting on June 21, 2018 from 3-6pm ending the third week in October.

Items include fresh garden produce, honey, jams, pickles, baked goods, and homemade craft items. In 2018 the market will be located at the old Economart site on Greeley Avenue and 11th Street downtown. If you would like to be a vendor then click here for a copy of the Vendor Registration Form and Guidelines.


Glencoe Days

June 22-23, 2018

This four day event includes fireworks, live music, amusement rides, parade, and more. The event has something fun for the entire family. Click here for a Calendar of Events.

The parade is going to be on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:00 am. The cost to be in the parade is $40. Individuals and families can enter at no charge. There will be a judging contest for a business float and a family float.  If you have questions, contact Glencoe Days glencoedays@gmail.com.


Holiday Events

December 2018

Holly Days begins with the first Medallion Hunt Clue on December 1, 2018. If you find the Medallion – contact the Chamber at 320-864-3650. If no one answers then leave a voicemail with the location and someone will get back to you. You can also email sally@glencoechamber.com.

The first clue is: “It’s hard to see your destination when you’re focused on the cracks in the sidewalk.”
The second clue is: “Diamonds in the sky.”

Medallion Hunt 2018 Rules:

  1. The Chamber board and employees do not know where the medallion is hidden.
  2. It can be inside or outside.
  3. It may not be available 24/7.
  4. It can be buried, but not underground.
  5. If you do not like the rules, don’t play.
  6. Have fun!

Tours of Lights – Glencoe residents and businesses are invited to decorate their property for the holidays and enter into our lighting contest sponsored by Glencoe Power & Light. The Tour of Lights, sponsored by Trailblazer Transit, will be on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. You will get on the bus at Coborn’s and they will return you to the same location.

The prizes are Glencoe Bucks, which is a check that can be cashed at our Chamber Members. The prizes are:
• Residential Holiday Lighting Display Contest:
1st Place is $200 – 2018 Winner is at 811 Glenmoor Lane
2nd place is $150 – 2018 Winner is at 305 Andrews Drive
3rd place is $50. – 2018 Winner is at 108 Wacker Drive
• Store Front Holiday Lighting Display Contest – All participating businesses will be put into a drawing for two $50 Glencoe Bucks prizes.

If you are a Light & Power customer then you can enter the contest. If you would like to be one of the houses and/or business on the tour, please contact the Glencoe Chamber at 320-864-3650 or email sally@glencoechamber.com and let us know before Monday, December 3, 2018.

THANK YOU Trailblazer for doing this nice community service and Glencoe Power & Light for donating the prize money!

Also we THANK our 2018  Sponsors:
Platinum Sponsors – Ameriprise Financial, Atlas Insurance Kevin Post Agency, City of Glencoe, Fashion Interiors, First Minnesota Bank, Gavin, Donley & Ostlund, LTD, Glencoe Co-op Association, Glencoe Family Chiropractic, Glencoe Regional Health Services, McLeod Publishing, Paumen & Associates, Inc., Professional Insurance Providers, SLS Tax, Accounting, Financial Services and State Farm – Larry Anderson Agency   Gold Sponsors: Burger King, Coborn’s, Grand Meadows Senior Living, Mini Biff, Inc., Miller Manufacturing Company, NU-Telecom, Seneca Foods and Twin Cities & Western Railroad


Seasonal Sampler

November 16, 2018

Our annual Seasonal Sampler is going to be on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The price will include a new complimentary wine glass.

Last year, some attendees said they would just like to sit and enjoy the entertainment after they tried the samples and still have a drink. We took their advice and have added a cash bar serving from 7:00 to 9:45 p.m. for those that would like to purchase a normal sized drink and have something other than a little sample of wine and/or beer. The Sampler Vendors will shut down at 9:00 pm, as usual, but folks can still party for another hour listening to the The Piano Man – Doug Stuedemann! We will continue to have over 60 different types of beer and wines available for sampling. There will also be food vendors with over 30 items to choose from.