WELCOME TO THE CITY OF
historic charm on the Mississippi River since 1859
KIMMSWICK STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 2022
JUNE 4th AND 5th | 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
OVER 200 VENDORS
*food*beer*wine *crafters*vendors & *Corporate
KIDS OF ALL AGES
*Bounce houses* kid claw *petting zoo *pony rides* kraze kars
KBDZ LIVE REMOTE FROM KIMMSWICK 11AM -1PM
MUSIC IN THE PARK ON THE MAIN STAGE
>Saturday June 4th, Array Band 11am-5pm
>Sunday June 5th, Exit 180 Band 11am-5pm
KIMMSWICK STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL SHUTTLES
FREE, & located at the Windsor school campus
* You will need to pay to park, at the Windsor school district located just south of Kimmswick on HWY. 61-67
* Money raised helps Windsor band AND wrestling programs
In the near and surrounding areas of Kimmswick parking is available by homeowners, and the Imperial Youth Association (HWY K)
John Deere Busch Light cooler – donated by HW HERRELL, IMPERIAL MO
St. Louis renaissance fair tickets – donated by the Renaissance Fair
THE ORIGINAL KIMMSWICK FAMOUS STRAWBERRY JAM $7.00
KIMMSWICK ORIGINAL RECIPE STRAWBERRY JAM WILL BE ONLY SOLD AT THE INFORMATION BOOTH LOCATED AT 4TH AND BECKET STREET AND AT KIMMSWICK CITY HALL
Kimmswick stores and restaurants will be open!
For more information email info@cityofkimmswick
KIMMSWICK NEEDS YOUR HELP
The Historic River City – Kimmswick, Missouri was founded in 1859. It sits in the heartland, on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. To visit Kimmswick is a trip back into historic middle America. From the many preserved buildings, on the National Historic Register, to the many quaint shops and restaurants. Kimmswick is a destination and respite from the frequency of modern daily life. Kimmswick is home to many unique experiences, from the world famous Blue Owl Restaurant (with deserts praised by the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Paula Dean) to the La Chance Winery in the Historic Old House Log building frequented by (Ulysses S. Grant and Paul Henry) and over 20 unique shops Kimmswick is a delight to the senses.
While Kimmswick is firmly anchored in the past, it has very aggressive and comprehensive plans for the future. The “National Treasure,” the Delta Queen Steamboat is scheduled to have its home port in Kimmswick. Most other riverboat companies are committed to cruise stops at Kimmswick, harkening back to the days when steamboats packed the Kimmswick shoreline. Tourist from around the globe will have the opportunity to partake in a uniquely American historical experience. The future for Kimmswick, in a few years, looks bright.
However, that will be the future, and this is now. Today, Kimmswick is staring into a financial “black hole”. Kimmswick’s budget is primarily funded by a merchant’s sales tax and our two regionally famous festivals. The Strawberry Festival and Apple Butter Festival alone, comprise 80% of the city’s revenue stream. Flood fighting in 2019 consumed over $150,000.00 of non-reimbursable funds, totally depleting our reserves. We were also forced to cancel the 2019 Strawberry Festival due to safety reasons. 2020 has been disastrous. COVID-19 forced a long-term closure of our businesses and cancellation of both festivals. By year’s end, Kimmswick will, for all practical purposes, be out of money.
We have explored all avenues of relief; federal, state and county funding to no avail. Kimmswick needs $200,000.00, to survive in 2021. We will have no employees or city services, without outside help.
If you love Kimmswick and/or historic places, please consider a donation to save Kimmswick, any amount will help,
Many thanks in advance,
Mayor Phil Stang
The Historic River City,