Annual Events

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

Annual Banquet

The Annual Banquet Meeting was held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the City Center.  The Chamber Chairperson, Joe Paumen spoke about the Chamber’s future plans and the budget.  During the business meeting portion of the luncheon we nominated three new board members: Chip Anderson, Jim Fahey and Terry Jones. Also we thanked the outgoing board members: Kevin Post and Sharon Hoese. Multiple awards were given to Community Volunteer(s) and Chamber Volunteer.

This year our annual banquet will be on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The location is TBD.

Business Expo

April 23, 2017

Enjoy the variety of family entertainment options, while learning about local businesses and organizations. The event features local businesses providing product demonstrations and samples.

The entertainment schedule is: 10:30 am Story time with Miss Gabby, 11:00 am Remarkable Reptiles – 10 Live Reptiles & Boa Constrictor, 12:00 noon Gardening 101 – Tips for Success by U of M Master Gardener, 1:00 pm  Native American Legends and Beliefs presented by McLeod County Historical Society and at 2:00 pm the Chesterton Women’s Ensemble. Outside in the east parking lot there will be Glencoe Fire truck, squad car and a large John Deere tractor from Midwest Machinery on display from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The Glencoe Rotary Club will start serving hamburgers and brats at 11:00 am and will serve until to 3 pm. Click here to see a flyer.

The show hours are Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the City Center.  Click here for a registration form.  The exhibitor SET UP times are on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.

Big Hitter Classic

September 16, 2017

The 14th Big Hitter Classic will now be held in September. 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.

Dairy Days

June 8, 2017

Dairy Day 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.

From 5 pm to 8 pm 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!

Thank you everyone for making this event a success and especially thank you to our Platinum & Gold Sponsors for making this event financially possible. They are: Platinum Sponsors – Ameriprise Financial, Atlas Insurance Kevin Post Agency, City of Glencoe, First Minnesota Bank, Glencoe Co-op Association, Glencoe Regional Health Services, McLeod Publishing, Paumen & Associates, Inc., Professional Insurance Providers, SLS Tax, Accounting, Financial Services, State Farm – Larry Anderson Agency and Subway.  Gold Sponsors – Coborn’s, Fashion Interiors, Gavin, Donley, Ostlund, LTD, Mini Biff Inc., Miller Manufacturing Company, and NU-Telecom


Farm Fatigue

2017 Date TBD


Farmer’s Market

Every Thursday starting mid-June, 3-6pm

Items include fresh garden produce, honey, jams, pickles, baked goods, and homemade craft items.The market is located in the green space south and across the street from City Center. Click here for a copy of the Vendor registration form.

Glencoe Days

June 23-24, 2017

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 24, 2017 at 11:00 am versus in the past it was at 3:00 pm. The Glencoe Days Theme is Patriotic. 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 would like more information on being in the parade click here.  If you have questions contact Glencoe Days at 320-510-2920 or email

Holiday Events

2017 Date TBD

In December 2016 the Chamber Board of Directors decided to discontinue the parade. This will also be the last year for the Hollys Days Bazaar.  The Tour of Lights is always a favorite for local residents and the senior community. Thank you to Trailblazers for donating their time, labor and buses to take people around town to see the lovely lights.

Scotch Tour

January 2018

The Annual Holiday Scotch Tour was held at the Glencoe Country Club. There were different single malts to sample while enjoying hors d’oeurves. Have you ever seen a man, in person, wearing a Scottish kilt? Probably not! All the more reason to come check out this fun event.

Seasonal Sampler

November 17, 2017

Our annual Seasonal Sampler is going to be on a Friday this year, with hopes of drawing more people to enjoy an evening of food and drinks. Many people mingle in the crowd while they taste over 60 different types of beer and wines. There will also be food vendors with over 30 items to choose from.  Click here to see a flyer. Please print and post it at your office or share on FB.