Farmers Market Corner: Fridays 3 to 7pm
The 2021 season began on Friday May 14th in our new location behind Island Market. If you haven't already, give our new Facebook page a like. Visit us Friday afternoons from 3 to 7pm through the month of October for fresh produce, homemade crafts, and much more. Vendors: please see the below documents for more information.
New location: Waletzko Park (East Center St)
Annual Events & Sponsored Activities
Citywide Garage Sales
The Chamber coordinates a Citywide Garage Sale every year during the last weekend in April. Find the official map in the Zumbro Shopper!
Holiday Decorating Contest
Every December both residential and business entries participate in the Decorating Contest with community-wide voting.
Craft and Vendor Market
Coinciding with the Citywide Garage Sales, home-based business are invited to participate in the Chamber's Vendor Market.
Meetings are an opportunity for Chamber members to network and share community updates. Collaboration between local businesses is encouraged!
Flower Baskets on Main Street
Donations from Chamber and community members help fund baskets lining Main Street; thanks to Public Works for help with maintenance.
"After Hours" Networking
Local business professionals swap business cards and grow their network at these Chamber-sponsored events.
The Chamber sponsors Pine Island's Farmers Market Friday afternoons 3 to 7pm May through October at Trailhead Park (101 E Center St).
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
The Chamber offers new businesses a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony with a short address from the Mayor and other city leaders.
Trunk or Treat
Local businesses and organizations decorate their trunks the Saturday before Halloween and kiddos attend in costume.
Welcome Packets for New Residents
Welcome Packets are available at City Hall for new residents, filled with coupons and brochures from Chamber member businesses and organizations.
Area Attractions: About Pine Island
Welcome to Pine Island, Minnesota. Located along the beautiful banks of the Zumbro River, Pine Island is a 15-minute drive north from Rochester and less than an hour south of the Twin Cities. With one of the state’s busiest highways bisecting us, exposure and convenience in transportation are exceptional.
Plan your visit around one or more of our city’s seasonal events: the Cheese Festival, Winter Fest, Citywide Garage Sales, or the Island Classics Car Shows. While you’re here, enjoy our establishments throughout the city—savor a cup of coffee, explore the historic downtown district, catch a concert at the theatre, or challenge friends to a game of bowling. For a complete list of Chamber membership, visit our Directory.
Our community is rich with history: Pine Island was given its name from the Native American phrase "Wazuweeta" meaning Isle of Pines. In 1911 a group of small dairies built a prize-winning, world-record 6,000 pound cheese on a railroad flatcar. We celebrate the Cheese Festival every June and the historic Creamery building is used for a variety of community events. 3,400 and growing residents celebrate our heritage and find that opportunities for recreation and business here are unlimited. Come to visit, come to stay, and be a part of our quaint and growing community. We’ll see you on the banks of the Zumbro!