Shelby County Focus Ohio
Downtown Sidney Events
The Downtown Sidney Organization and the merchants of Downtown Sidney host many events throughout the year. We provide you with this events calendar to keep you abreast of what is happening in Sidney's downtown. Please refer to it often as it is a constantly changing list of downtown Sidney events.

Upcoming Downtown Sidney Events


May 28th – October 15th: The Great Sidney Farmer’s Market
Join us every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to Noon! The market is "the place to be" on Saturday mornings throughout the season.  Crafters offer a large variety of homemade items, and farmers bring their freshest produce to tantalize your taste buds.  Fresh baked goods and jams and jellies are always a crowd pleaser.  Plants and flowers are abundant.  Shop early for your best selection!


June 6th-June 19th: Father’s Day Drawing
Patrons can enter the dads in their life at participating businesses to win a great gift package fit for a KING! Winner will be contacted on June 20th.

June 11th: Family Picnic Day, 11:00 a.m.  
Find your perfect spot on the Court House grounds and enjoy a little family time. Bring a Frisbee or toss around a football. Read a book or just relax. What to bring: your family, blanket, our lunch and drinks. Food may also be purchased from our market vendors or one of our downtown restaurants. Don’t forget your weekly shopping list for the Farmer’s Market. PLEASE NOTE: Cooking on the Court Square and alcohol are PROHIBITED.

.June 17th:  Summer Third Friday Fling - S.C.A.R.F.  Supply & Can Drive, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the work of S.C.A.R.F. and the Shelby County Animal Shelter. Bring the kids to meet Scarfie! We will also have a food/supply and aluminum can drive to support S.C.A.R.F. You can check out www.helpshelbycountyanimals for more information on needed items.

June 19th: Shelby County Courthouse Renovation Celebration, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join the Shelby County Commissioners and our community as we celebrate the completion of the Courthouse with an open house, ice cream, music & more!

June 25th: Kids Around the Square, 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
We partner with United Way agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses & churches to provide a free morning of FUN for children ages 12 & under.


July 15th  Summer Third Friday Fling-Kick Off to the BBQfest, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Join us for great food & music and a movie on the Square!

July 16th: BBQfest, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Join Downtown Sidney in celebrating our community’s best cooks and music! Judges will sample pork ribs, pulled pork and BBQ chicken legs. Cook-Off Teams will be able to sell to the public so everyone can get in on the fun! The regular Farmer’s Market begins at 8:00 a.m. BBQ vendors will begin selling their food at 11:00 a.m.


August 2nd: National Night Out, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Over 37.8 million people in more than 16,000 communities will join forces to promote police-community partnerships; crime, drug & violence prevention; safety; and neighborhood unity. Find us on the square for activities, food and a movie at dusk.

August 6th: Chalk the Walk, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Rent a sidewalk square for a donation and create your masterpiece! Chalk will be provided. A panel of judges will choose a winner and that person will receive a prize!

August 19th: Summer Third Friday Fling– Scavenger Hunt, 5:30 p.m.
Teams scavenge through downtown for a chance to win great prizes! **Clue sheets are passed out at 5:55 p.m.** Teams of 4, registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the NORTH side of the Court Square. **Be sure to bring a bag for your team and a camera (a phone camera will do as well)! ** Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. There will be a scavenger hunt for teams with all members over 21 years of age. Pictures will be taken. A family-friendly scavenger hunt will also be available.


September 10th: Taste of the Market, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Grab one of our passport books to sample great items on your way around the square. After you have completed your passport, turn it in for a chance to win a great prize!

September 23rd: Annual Downtown Chocolate Walk
Join us as we tour downtown businesses while enjoying samples of delicious chocolate treats! We will begin at the Chamber of Commerce Office and move to each location collecting our treats. Tickets are $15.00 each and go on sale on August 1st. Tickets are limited. This is an 18 and up event.


October 15th: Fall Festival, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses will gather downtown for a costume contest and activities! A costume contest for ages 0-12 years will be held with registration from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with the contest beginning at 11:00 a.m. Visit Amos Memorial Public Library, Ron & Nita’s & Amos Memorial Public Library for more fun! Some participating downtown businesses will also pass out candy.

October 29th: Murder/Mystery Dinner Theatre, 7:00 p.m.
Come join us for a fun filled evening of murder, mayhem, and delicious food! Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale on September 1st.


November 18th: Winter Wonderland Parade, 6:30 p.m.
See our downtown all dressed up for the holidays and enjoy a wonderful evening parade, complete with Santa & Mrs. Claus! The Reason for the Season Lighting Ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. with the parade stepping off at 7:30 p.m. We ask that all spectators remain on the sidewalk during the parade for everyone’s safety.


December 3rd: Christmas of Yesteryear, Times Vary
Enjoy the sights, tastes & sounds of a Historic Downtown Sidney Christmas, complete with horse & carriage rides. It’s a great time to shop local and finish up those Christmas lists too! Check out our flyer, closer to the event!