Memory Tree:

A memorial service and tree lighting ceremony is 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 prayer service in the center of downtown Carthage on the village green, located near the bridge on State Street in Carthage.

Holiday Parade:

On the second Saturday of November, the Chamber kicks off the holiday season with a joyous and popular parade that highlights the community’s fine businesses and organizations. 

Business Awards Dinner:

Every fall, the Chamber recognizes our members that have made a significant impact on our community.

Carthage Farmers Market:

Every Friday, May through October, get your farm-fresh and locally-made items from the market! 

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.

New Year’s 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.

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A special thank you to our platinum sponsors who have made these events possible.

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The Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement:
“The Objective of the Chamber Shall be to Promote the Civic, Economic, and Social Welfare of the People of Carthage, West Carthage, and Vicinity.”


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Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce


Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce


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.

Community Trash and Treasure Days:

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

Autumn Glory Fest:

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

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.