• 2015 PumpkinFest:
Friday - Saturday, October 30th - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (423)775-9847. Or Click here for Costume Contest Application.
For a schedule of ALL the 2015 PumpkinFest events
• 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!
• December 5, 2015:
Christmas Downtown at the Courthouse!
2015 Historic Rhea County Christmas Ornaments
Washington Ferry- $25 each
The 2015 Ornament, Washington Ferry, the ninth 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 ornaments, and how to purchase
• Spring of 2016:
MAINSTREET SPRING FLING!
"MainStreet Spring Fling" in Downtown Dayton! - Date TBD
• 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!
JOIN IN THE "SPRING FLING" FUN!
• May 2016:
Tennessee Strawberry Festival
A Dayton Chamber of Commerce Sponsored Event
- Strawberry Festival – May 6 & 7, 2016
- Strawberry Parade – May 7, 2016
For more information: Contact the Dayton Chamber of Commerce at (423) 775-0361 or at their website www.tnstrawberryfestival.com!
• July 15-17 & 23-24, 2016:
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!
Enjoy live "Front Page News" Play performances: Friday evenings, Saturday matinee and evening performances, and Sunday matinees, July 15-17 & July 23-24. For specific performance times and ticket ordering information please visit www.scopesfestival.com.
• 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: www.scopesfestival.com