The MainStreet Dayton Business Resource Center
in cooperation with the

Dayton Chamber of Commerce

Rhea Economic & Tourism Council

Bryan College

Chattanooga State

Downtown Events:

Saturday, April 18, 2015:

"MainStreet Spring Fling" Event - downtown April 18th

• 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 2015:
Tennessee Strawberry Festival

A Dayton Chamber of Commerce Sponsored Event

  • Strawberry Festival – May 8 & 9, 2015
  • Strawberry Parade – May 9, 2015

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

Scopes Trial Play & Festival

July 17-19 & 25-26, 2015:
Scopes Trial Play & Festival

Featuring "Front Page News," a play with music produced in collaboration with Crossville, Tennessee's renowned Cumberland County Playhouse, performed in the actual Rhea County Courthouse Scopes Trial Courtroom! Enjoy the re-enactment of portions of the Scopes-Evolution Trial of 1925, and also the story about how the famous trial came to be litigated in the small southern of Dayton, Tennessee!

Live performances: July 17-19, Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 2:30 & 7:30 pm, and Sunday 2:30 pm, and July 25 & 26, Saturday 2:30 & 7:30 pm and Sunday 2:30 pm

Also enjoy:
• Music
• Food & Vendor Booths
• Antique Tractors & Vintage Car Cruise-in
• Artisans, Exhibits & Demonstrations

Stroll through the downtown Dayton merchants & restaurants offering fabulous food, arts, antiques & small town atmosphere. Be sure to visit the Rhea Heritage & Scopes Trial Museum to learn more about the "World's Most Famous Court Trial!"

For more information see the Scopes website:

2015 PumpkinFest: Friday & Saturday
October 3oth - 31st

The annual PumpkinFest is now a tradition in Downtown Dayton, Tennessee! The festival offers an alternative to traditional Halloween activities. Two days of Fall Festival Fun, Food, Games, Entertainment & Halloween festivities for the whole family!

Join us for music & entertainment, a Movie in the Park after Dark, and Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest on Friday night! The FUN continues Saturday with more music & entertainment, Downtown “Treating”, Costume Contests for ALL ages & come share your talents in the "Scary-oke" on Halloween Night!

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

The ever popular Costume Contest for all ages will be held on Saturday 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 2015 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 12th

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 5, 2015:
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.













MainStreet Dayton
107 Main St.
Dayton, TN 37321

(423) 775-9847

Anna Tromahauser
Executive Director