Allamakee County Economic Development and Tourism Commission is proud to announce that Waukon Harley Davidson has been selected as the Grand Prize winner! ACED will be providing a billboard in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan area this spring/summer promoting trips to Northeast Iowa and Allamakee County.
We had several entries and it was extremely difficult to pick just one Grand Prize Winner. It was so difficult, that ACED decided to provide a Runner Up Award to the City of New Albin. ACED will be purchasing a billboard in the La Crosse region to promote the housing, quality of life and decorated schools in Allamakee County. Keep your eyes open for a preview of the City's billboard.
This contest was open to all ACED members, including municipalities, utilities and business entities. ACED is exploring making the contest an annual event. Become an ACED member today to become eligible for next year's contest!
Civil War Historical Reenactment: June 7-9, 2013 at the Waukon City Park!
Our mission is to bring a family-friendly event to Allamakee County, while also incorporating Allamakee County's Contribution to the Civil War into the event.
The "Thunder in the Park" FREE family event will kick off on Friday night, June 7, and go through Sunday afternoon. Vendors will be in attendance at the Waukon City Park for you to purchase food, snacks and drinks as well as different merchandise related to the Civil War era. Volunteers will be wearing nametags and fluorescent colored vests if you need information, directions or assistance at this FREE family friendly event! Call to sign up to be a volunteer today!
Free Will Donation!
Check out some of the many entertaining and interesting events that will be happening at this event!
-An Evening with President Grant (Friday evening at Main Feature Theatre & Pizza Pub)
-Civil War Rededication (Friday evening at the Allamakee County Courthouse)
-President Lincoln Portrayed by Lance Mack
-Demonstrations of Military Camp Life
-Participatory Period Infantry Drills
-Period Fashion Show
-Faire Wynds Traveling Medicine Show
-Two Battle Reenactments (Saturday and Sunday)
-Saturday Night Dance: Reels and Waltzes with a Grand March
-Cannon Firings, including a Night Firing on Saturday Night
-Songs and Stories of the Civil War by Bob Welch
-Period Children's Games
-Sunday Community Breakfast, 7:00am-9:00am (open to the public)
(Events subject to change; battle reenactments subject to weather conditions).
In Allamakee County you will find the beauty of nature, the intrigue of history and the peace of a vacation paradise nestled in the rolling hills and striking bluffs of Northeastern Iowa. The wonders of nature are waiting around every turn as you explore our numerous preserved areas, parks and historical sites, including the internationally known Effigy Mounds National Monument - Iowa's only National Park. There is an abundance of recreational opportunities & outdoor expeditions waiting for you year-round in Allamakee County, making every moment here anything but ordinary! Enjoy our hospitality, from the quiet retreats of our parks and campgrounds to the elegance and charm of our bed-and-breakfasts, you will find a comfortable place to call your own. Let Allamakee County be the natural setting for you!
If you are planning on relocating to Allamakee County, you have come to the right place. Moving to Allamakee County can be the ultimate vacation. The incredible climate, diverse cultures and scenic beauty makes a move to Allamakee County a smart choice. The cost of living is below the national average, with housing being varied and affordable. We hope to make your relocation a pleasant one. Please feel free to give our office a call at 800.824.1424 or visit any of these pages for more information.
Placing your industry in Allamakee County has all the business advantages of locating in Iowa. Plus an abundance of natural beauty, recreation, and leisure activities. We also have an excellent education system and access to health and other quality community services.
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