The City of Manchester and its surrounding Appalachian countryside has had a history of feuds and has been the point of contention since it was founded at the headwaters of Goose Creek.
In 2004, a small prayer group from different churches in the area came together to restore hope and progress in this small community. After being picked up by national press, Manchester became known as a national symbol of inspiration and hope.
As Manchester continues to progress, the City Council has decided to refer to their city officially as “The City of Hope”.
Manchester and Clay County continue to make the most of the area’s rich heritage and scenic beauty.
EVENTS & FESTIVALS
City Festivals for all four seasons:
SPRING FEST - Redbud Festival
Car show, Redbud Ride, crafts, photo contest, food booths
SUMMER FEST - Clay County Days
BBQ, fireworks, car show, movies in the park. Second and fourth Fridays through the summer
FALL FEST - Pioneer Days Civil War encampment and Living History Day
WINTER FEST - December
Hallelujah Festival First Saturday in October
Free gospel festival with booths, games, food, inflatables, music, car show and fireworks.