Clay County Events
Stay In Clay County Kentucky

“Where the Best in Bluegrass meets the Hospitality of the Mountains.”

The Saltworks Appalachian Homecoming in Manchester, KY is just that kind of place. Taking place Memorial Day Weekend, Manchester will be humming with the sounds of bluegrass music, beauty of the mountains, and the smell of local cuisine.

Main Stage will be packed with the music of:
  • JD Crowe and the New South
  • Ricky Wassan Band
  • Lonesome River Band
  • Dean Osborne with special guest Bobby Osborne
  • Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
  • Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time
  • Kenny and Amanda Smith Band
  • Volume Five
  • Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle
  • Don Rigsby and Fly by Nights
  • Billie Renee and Cumberland Gap
  • Stevens Family Tradition
  • Northfork
  • Outdoor Drama performed by Monkey Dumplins and Tiger Troupe

Tickets will be available thru Eventbrite.

Sponsored by Manchester Tourism Commission in partnership with Stay in Clay.

Monkey Dumplins Story Bridge Theater

A story is born, a story is "growed", and then it is harvested, so it can be told... We gather them together, with little muss and fuss, to present "Monkey Dumplin's", the story of US.

Monkey Dumplins Story Bridge Theater harvests local stories by teaching the art of story telling, then capturing and performing the fascinating oral history of Clay County on stage. Monkey Dumplins draws people with varied backgrounds and beautifully interweaves their many creative talents.

Participants share important, untold stories. Actors extract the essence through drama, movement, and song. The performance may be moving, funny, or profound, and leaves the teller and the audience with fresh insight and a stronger sense of community.

Labor Day Weekend


Downtown Manchester, Kentucky

We've got a wicked, talented group of musicians booked for our Manchester Music Fest! This three day lineup includes local favorites and nationally known headliners.

Come join us Labor Day Weekend in the heart of downtown Manchester, KY where the streets will be filled with great music, delicious food, cold beer, and good friends.

Cruzin' In The Park

Clay County Cruisers presents the annual Cruzin' In The Park on the last Sunday of each month from April to September. Cruzin's begin at 1 pm in Manchester, Kentucky. A special Halloween Bash event is scheduled each October.
  • Free
  • Car & Truck Shows
  • DJ Playing Oldies Music
  • Door Prizes
  • Food
  • Fun & Games For Everyone
Everyone is invited. Plan to bring the entire family. Enjoy a free car show and have fun and fellowship with old friends and take the opportunity to make lots of new friends as well.

Open to all types of collector vehicles. Food available on grounds. Don't wait, start making your plans to attend, now.

Join The Movement

"Stay In Clay" is comprised of progressive Clay County residents who have come together to cross all boundaries of race, economic, and social class, to empower our people, bond our community, and strengthen our local move Clay County forward with pride and purpose.

Stay in Clay is a group formed to help boost the spirit, pride, and morale of our people and help improve the look and condition of our hometown/county. We want Manchester and Clay County to be the place people want to live, stay, retire, visit, come home to!