2021 Chamber Golf Outing

Rescheduled to Thursday, July 29

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing returns for 2021! The cost is $65 per golfer. This includes lunch catered by Rowdy’s Smokehouse. There will also be door prizes and skill games.
To be a hole sponsor the cost is $50 and the sponsor must provide their own sign.
Register by email or phone at 740-286-2722 or

24th Freedom Festival 5K

Saturday, July 3

Originated in 1997, the Jackson County Freedom Fest 5K runs through the residential and business sections of beautiful downtown Jackson, Ohio. In July 2021 the 5K returns for its 24th year!
Pre-Registration cost is $30, Same-day registration is $35, both include a shirt while supplies last. Coaches should contact the Chamber for team discounts.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 3 with the race beginning at 9:00 a.m.

2021 Chamber Banquet

Thursday, October 21

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet on October 21, 2021, at Parks Edge Event Center. In 2019 we changed the format with local businesses sponsoring and decorating tables. We are continuing that format this year. Table sponsors are once again $100.00 per table and are responsible to decorate the table and provide gifts (takeaways) for the 10 guests at their table.
Tickets are $40 per person
There are 30 tables available on a first-come basis.
After a year of shutdown due to Covid, this will be one of our best banquets with 300 guests, a cash bar, and a great opportunity to network.
To reserve your table, please contact Tammy Spencer or Alexus Reid at 740-286-5460

Photo By: SPR Photography

Apple Festival

Known and revered throughout Ohio and beyond, the perfect fall festival, the quintessential homecoming event. The Jackson Apple Festival has been welcoming people into Jackson from near and far for 74 years and has become one of the largest and most respected festivals in Ohio. While there have been many changes over the years, still there are many things that are still the same, the reason why so many Jackson natives who have left the home of their youth come home every year the third week in September so they and now their families can enjoy the Apple Festival once more.

Annual Events

The chamber has worked to contribute to the quality of life of the Jackson area in many ways during the past two decades. In an effort to help bring people to Jackson, the chamber originated in 1997 the Jackson County Freedom Fest 5K Run through the residential and business sections of Jackson, annually drawing between 100 and 200 runners.

Our other signature events are our Spring Showcase business expo and our Appreciation Banquet in the fall to highlight our members, their services and accomplishments throughout the year.

Photo By: Todd Compston