Chamber Calendar

New Years Baby Gift Basket

In conjunction with Carthage Area Hospital and the Carthage Area Hospital Auxiliary, the Chamber puts together a gift basket of local business donations to welcome the first baby of each New Year at Carthage Area Hospital.


Every February, the community gathers for sleigh rides, cardboard sled races, snowmobile rides, food, music, and more at Carthage Recreational Park in celebration of outdoor winter fun. The event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of February. Click the links above for more info and event registration forms.

Citizen Of The Year Dinner

Co-hosted with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) Lodge 1762, to honor an individual nominated for his/her volunteerism and dedication to the community. Nominations must be turned in no later than 3/07/2022.

The 2021 nominations are now OPEN. Submit your nomination HERE.
Reservations can be made via phone at 315.493.3590 or via email at (please indicate your dinner choice when making your reservation.)

Farmers Market

Every Friday, end of May through mid-October, get your farm-fresh and locally-made items from the market! 2022 Market will open May 27th!

Community Trash & Treasure Days

On the first Saturday of June, garage and rummage sales are held all throughout the Twin Villages.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series:

Bought to you by the villages of Carthage, West Carthage, and the towns of Wilna and Champion, free concerts on Thursday evenings in July and August. More information regarding the 2021 concert series will be released soon.

Fireworks Festival

In July, residents are treated to a dazzling fireworks show over the Black River. The festival includes craft and food vendors, kids’ activities, and live music until dark when the “must-see” fireworks show begins. Currently, the July celebration is scheduled for July 9, 2022. More information can be found under our events on the homepage of the site.

Autumn Glory Fest

Our area’s renowned fall foliage is showcased alongside our Farmers Market and the local agricultural industry.

Business Awards Dinner

Every fall, the Chamber recognizes our members that have made a significant impact on our community. The 2022 Business Awards are currently scheduled for October.  Nominations have not opened yet. Come back later for the nomination form.

Holiday Parade

The Chamber kicks off the holiday season with a joyous and popular parade that highlights the community’s fine businesses and organizations. This year's parade has been canceled, but we are encouraging the community to join the decorating contest!

Memory Tree

A memorial service and tree lighting ceremony are held to remember past loved ones and honoring those who are still with us. Donations are collected to sponsor a bulb on the tree. The community is welcomed to the tree lighting and virtual prayer service in the center of downtown Carthage at the Village Green Park on Saturday, December 4, 2021