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Events

Save the Date!

 

Chamber Sideliners Raffle

Tickets on Sale Now through September 7th!

Whether you follow football or not, this raffle is for you! With 93 chances to win over 17 weeks, we are going to keep the fun rolling throughout the entire regular NFL season! Cash prizes go out every single week to the card holders with the highest scoring combination of teams and the lowest and the prize winnings go up the closer we get to the end! This truly is a raffle for anyone, anywhere. Just sign up and then sit back and wait for your check to come in the mail! Contact us with any questions, to get your ticket, or talk to a Chamber Board member to get your ticket now before it’s too late!

 

 

Farmers’ Market

May 27th through October 7th

The Manchester Farmer’s Market is open from May 27th through October 7th from 7-10:30 AM on the 100 block of South Tama Street, right next to the historic courthouse. Vendor fees are $50 for the season and $45 if paid by May 1st. Daily fee to be a vendor is $5. Thank you for supporting our local producers! Manchester Farmers Market 2017 Form  

 

 

Music on Main

August 4, 2017

Enjoy a Friday night out with your friends! Live band, no cover charge and adult beverages and food available for purchase. Start your weekend off with us! Located between the Delaware County Courthouse and Community Savings Bank.

 

 

Bacon-N-Hops Fest

August 12, 2017

 

Enjoy samples of bacon inspired foods and try the hops from various breweries and home brewers at Manchester’s own Bacon-N-Host Fest! This event coincides with the Country Car Cruise and also brings in great entertainment! This year, Time Machine returns and does a full 4 act show of different genres complete with costume and set changes! Tickets are on sale now for $20 which

 

includes sampling (5-8 PM) and the entertainment (7-11). Tickets at the gate will be $25. Music lovers can also attend the music portion only for $5.

 

Check out our Facebook event page.

Buy your tickets today!! 

Get your Vendor Application here and give out samples!

 

Sparkling Night Wine Delight

September 21

Help us kick off the Fall Retail Open Houses! From 5-8 PM, participating businesses will provide samples of wine, chocolate or appetizers. Grab your friends and get ready to shop!

 

Scarecrows on Parade

September 25-October 31

This event is where locals get creative!  Businesses compete to see who has the best scarecrow. Last year, over 30 scarecrows filled the community! Voting takes place on Facebook so keep an eye out for your favorites!

 

Feargrounds Haunted Barn

October 14, 20, 27, 28

Get ready to be scared! The Feargrounds Haunted Barn is held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds and is just what you need to get yourself in a spooky mood! Lite Fright is held on the 14th and 27th for the first hour.

 

Window Walk and Static Christmas Parade

December 7

We turn downtown Manchester windows and streets on with this event! Bring the family for a unique and one of a kind experience you won’t want to miss. A lit static parade brings in donations for Operation Santa Claus and shop windows come to life! Free cookies, cocoa, kids’ activities, smores, and more are available. And of course, the event would not be complete without a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Come and join us!

 

Rhubarb on the River

June 16, 2018

Make plans to join us for the 2nd Annual Rhubarb on the River Festival in Downtown Manchester. Visit vendors, try rhubarb brats, pie, ice cream and other samples and items in the Rhubarb store. See demonstrations and learn safety techniques along Manchester’s White Water Park. This is a full day, family-fun event that truly has something for everyone. A run and bike ride will kick off the morning at this new location to give more space and bring everyone together in Manchester.