Still Room For Businesses At BooFest

Chillicothe’s annual BooFest is back on the downtown square this year.  Main Street Chillicothe organizes BooFest each year and Director Pam Jarding says there are still spots available for businesses that want to come to the Downtown area.  Jarding says registration is $10 and can be done with a phone call to the Main Street office at 660-646-4071. BooFest will […]

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Main Street Fall Wine Walk

Main Street Chillicothe’s fall Wine Walk is October 8th.  Main Street Director Pam Jarding says it is a ticketed event. Jarding says this is a fundraiser for Main Street and it helps to pay for other activities in the downtown area. She says tickets are available online. For additional information, call the Main Street office at 660-646-4071.

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Main Street Spring Wine Walk

A Wine Walk will be held in downtown Chillicothe in May.  Main Street Chillicothe is hosting the Spring 2021 Wine Walk on Friday, May 14th.  The Wine Walk will be 4:30 – 7:30 pm and feature merchants serving Missouri wines.  Some will also serve food. Participants will use plastic disposable glasses for the tasting and Main Street is limiting the […]

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Memory Tree Ornaments Available

The Memory Tree, a holiday tradition in Downtown Chillicothe, will be lit on November 19th.  MainStreet Director Pam Jarding says the Memory Tree has become very popular over the past few years. The lighting of the tree includes the reading of the names of all of those memorialized with the ornaments. Jarding says they will make a decision soon on […]

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First Annual Charm Crawl

Main Street Chillicothe sponsors the First Annual Chillicothe Charm Crawl event Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7.  There are thirteen downtown merchants participating this year. What is a charm crawl?  It is a way to collect hand selected charms of the merchant’s own choosing, for placement on a bracelet.  The sole purpose of this event is to get customers […]

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Missouri Main Street Program Receives USDA Grant

Missouri’s Main Street Connection program received a nearly  $255,000 grants to provide technical assistance to eight communities throughout rural Missouri; Missouri Main Street Connection will match the award.  The eight rural Missouri communities include Albany, Brookfield, Campbell, Carthage, Fayette, Sedalia, Sparta, and Trenton.  The grant means they will receive technical assistance utilizing The Main Street Approach™, a comprehensive framework for […]

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BooFest Is Tonight In Downtown Chillicothe

About 1500  little ghosts and goblins are expected to descend on downtown Chillicothe this afternoon for the annual BooFest. Chillicothe Families are encouraged to bring their children downtown for the event.  Main Street Chillicothe sponsors the BooFest event and Pam Jarding says it is a great alternative to knocking on doors of strangers. BooFest begins at 4:00 pm and ends […]

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Downtown Community Improvement District

Two ordinances for the creating of a Downtown Community Improvement District or CID were approved by the Chillicothe City Council Monday.  City Administrator Darin Chappell wants you to know that this did not create the CID, it only begins the process. Chappell says this was just the beginning of the process. As part of that process, Gilmore and Bell, Attornies […]

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Main Street Chillicothe 4 Semifinalists

Main Street Chillicothe is a semi-finalist in four categories for the Missouri Main Street Downtown Revitalization Awards. Ben White, Executive Director for Main Street Chillicothe, says he submitted in five categories and is proud to be a semi-finalist in four of the categories. White says involvement in these projects helps build community spirit in Chillicothe. Winners will be announced at […]

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