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Events

Manchester Sip & Shop

March 22, 2018

Grab your friends and kick of spring with the Sip & Shop on March 22nd from 5-8PM! 18 businesses will be staying open late with wine and food samples as well as shopping! This event kicks off the Spring Retail Open House weekend. KMCH will be broadcasting live from the corners of Franklin and Main. Get your maps for the event here!

 

Farmer’s Market

May 26th through October 6th, 2018-NEW LOCATION and TIMES!!

New location and exciting things coming! Join us down along River Street behind Bushel & A Peck. The Manchester Farmer’s Market is open from May 26th through October 6th from 8-11 AM. 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! To register as a vendor, contact us at the Chamber!

 

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.

 

Bacon-N-Hops Fest

August 11, 2018

Enjoy samples of bacon inspired foods and try the hops from various breweries and home brewers at Manchester’s own Bacon-N-Hops Fest! Not only can you enjoy some local brews, but in 2018, you can sample wine too! This event coincides with the Country Car Cruise and Motorcycle Trials and also brings in great entertainment!  Tickets at the gate will be $25. Music lovers can also attend the music portion only for $5.

 

Chamber Sideliners Raffle

Didn’t get your ticket? Sales will happen again starting late this summer for the 2018 season!
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!

 

Sparkling Night Wine Delight

September 20, 2018

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 20-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

Weekends in October, 2018

October 6th Full Scare, 13th Lite Fright & Full Scare, 20th Full Scare, 26th Light Fright and Full Scare, 27th Full Scare

Hours: Lite Fright 5:30-6:30 PM, Full Scare 7:30-9:30
Cost: Full Scare-$10, Lite Fright-$5

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! Volunteer Opportunities Available!

 

Window Walk and Static Christmas Parade

December 6, 2018

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!