The MainStreet Dayton Business Resource Center
in cooperation with the

Dayton Chamber of Commerce

Rhea Economic & Tourism Council

Bryan College

Chattanooga State

Downtown Events:

2014 PumpkinFest: Friday & Saturday
October 31st – November 1st

The annual PumpkinFest is now a tradition in Downtown Dayton, Tennessee! The festival offers our kids an alternative to traditional Halloween activities. Two days of Fall Festival Fun, Food and Entertainment & Halloween festivities for the whole family!
Join us for Downtown “Treating”, a Movie in the Park after Dark, and Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest on Halloween night!

Food and Craft Vendor Booths will be set-up on the Courthouse lawn
Click here for Vendor Booth Application

Come share your talents in the “Scary-oke” Contest on Saturday Night!

And the ever popular Costume Contest for all ages will be held on Friday evening! A limited number of entries per age category will be accepted so pre-registration is required. For more information contact or (423)775-9847. Or Click here for Costume Contest Application.

For a schedule of ALL the 2014 PumpkinFest events Click Here

2014 PumpkinFest T-Shirt 2014 PumpkinFest T-shirts now on sale!
Click here to order using PayPal.

Annual Downtown Dayton Holiday Stroll
Thursday, November 13th

Come enjoy the kick-off to the Christmas Shopping Season!

Stroll our downtown shops from 5-9 pm. for our Christmas Open House with fabulous sales, entertainment, refreshments & drawings for prizes!

Christmas at the Courthouse

December 6, 2014:
Christmas Downtown at the Courthouse!

2014 Historic Rhea County Christmas Ornaments
Robinson's Drug Store- $25 each

The 2014 Ornament, Robinson's Drug Store, the eighth in the Historic Rhea County Ornament series, is available for purchase. All proceeds go to the downtown projects of MainStreet Dayton. For more information on each of the seven ornaments, and how to purchase Click here.

Saturday, April 12, 2014:

"MainStreet Spring Fling" Event - downtown April 12th

• Join us downtown for Music, Entertainment, Food & Vendor Booths on Market Street and inside Merchant locations.

Click Here for Booth Application

• Participate in various contests & downtown merchant drawings to WIN prizes!

• Downtown Merchant "Spring Fling" sales and promotions throughout the day!


May 2014:
Tennessee Strawberry Festival

A Dayton Chamber of Commerce Sponsored Event

  • Strawberry Festival – May 9 & 10, 2014
  • Strawberry Parade – May 10, 2014

For more information: Contact the Dayton Chamber of Commerce at (423) 775-0361 or at their website!

June 12, 2014:
A Midsummer's Night Out

Thursday, June 12, 5 to 8 p.m.

Enjoy a Night Out in Beautiful Downtown Dayton with Unique Shopping, Fabulous Food & Summer Fun!


Scopes Trial Play & Festival

July 18-20, 2014:
Scopes Trial Play & Festival

Featuring the play that re-enacts portions of the Scopes-Evolution Trial of 1925, and also tells the story about how the famous trial came to be litigated in the small southern town of Dayton, Tennessee!

Live performances Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 2:30 & 7:30 pm, and Sunday 2:30 pm

Also enjoy:
• Food & Vendor Booths
• Antique Tractors & Vintage Car Show
• Downtown Merchants offering fabulous sales & specials

For more information see the Scopes website:













MainStreet Dayton
107 Main St.
Dayton, TN 37321

(423) 775-9847

Anna Tromahauser
Executive Director