Canton Chamber Sponsored Events
The Canton Chamber sponsors many events throughout the year. Some of these events are recurring while others are one-time special events. Information about our recurring events is below, ordered roughly by the date of the event. For additional information on any of our events or for details on how to get involved (as a vendor or volunteer), please contact us.
Canton Block Dance - Held in June, this event harkens back to a day when we could meet in the street and socialize with our neighbors. Canton Chamber of Commerce closes off the first block of Main St. from the red light to Center St and brings out a band, vendors, and community members. There is square dancing, good food, and entertainment.
Canton Wine & Cheese Festival - The Canton Wine & Cheese Festival began in June 2010. This event was a collaboration between the Chamber and Rekindle the Spirit Inc. This festival brings Pennsylvania wineries, a wide variety of food, and arts and crafts together for a day of relaxing fun with friends. The festival was a huge success, with 1500 people attending in 2014. This year the event will be held Saturday, June 27 from 11 am - 5 pm. Visit www.cantonwineandcheese.com for additional information.
Canton Classic Car Show - Held in July or August, The Canton Chamber, in conjunction with member business Canton Auto Supply, invites all of the fancy cars of the area to come out and display for the community.
Halloween Parade - Canton Chamber sponsors and helps staff the annual community Halloween Parade. The costume and float judging gives the children and other civic groups a chance to shine and the parade puts them in front of the community.
Light Night/Small Business Saturday - Canton Chamber brings Santa to town on the day after Thanksgiving to light up the Christmas Tree and street decorations. With wagon rides, caroling, crafts, and (of course) Santa, light night brings out the community to kick off the holiday season in small town style. The following Saturday is Small Business Saturday. The Canton Chamber provides a free movie at the Rialto Theater in conjunction with special discounts, promotions, and activities around town by the local businesses. This event is a great reason to come to town and support your local retailers.
Chamber Christmas Raffle - One of the Canton Chamber's main fundraiser is the Christmas raffle. With more than 50 prizes donated from local businesses, the ticket purchases go to help fund the programs, events, and promotions listed above. The prizes range from great stocking stuffers to valuable services and even cash. Make sure to ask a chamber member in November how to buy tickets. Drawing is typically mid-December.
The Chamber sponsors the Mildred Burk Scholarship each year. This is given to a graduating Senior from Canton Area High School who will major in Business. This is a $500 scholarship.