For 20 years, the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce promoted businesses and events in the thriving community of Augusta, located in the Missouri Rhineland.
Augusta was founded in 1836 and is known as the first American Viticulture Area. While a lot of development is slated for Augusta over the next few years to include amenities like a hotel and golf course, much of the community remains the same. Centennial Farms, a historic farm and popular orchard, is celebrating its bicentennial year in 2021, all while being owned by the same family who started it. Beyond its history and cultural significance, Augusta is home to many local shops and restaurants for tourists to explore – all while visiting some of the most famous wineries.
There is plenty of entertainment for all ages in Augusta. The community is home to a myriad of local business owners and artisans specializing in areas like glass blowing, paintings, ceramics, woodworking and metal crafts. Their annual Plein Air Festival started in 2002 and today draws in painters and tourists alike from across the country. Their Harvest Festival is in its 14th year, and in 2021, is scheduled to return Sept. 17-18. Around the holidays, the Candlelight Christmas Walk brings classic scenes to life in a way that would make Norman Rockwell proud.
Whether you’re there for a day or longer, there’s always something to do in Augusta. Ready to plan your trip? Visit augusta-chamber.org to learn more about upcoming events, and discover what keeps people coming back hundreds of years later.
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