BASKET BINGO View the Flyer  | Prize List 

Basket Bingo is back!  Back by popular demand Basket Bingo will be on Saturday, September 19, 2019  from 1:00 to 3:00 under the social tent. Ticket are $30 per person for 20 games.  Extra cards will be available to ticket holders two for $10.00.  Again this year we will be selling chances to win 4 designer purses between games.  And we will have a 50/50 drawing for all kinds of chances to WIN, WIN, WIN!!!.

Tickets are available at the chamber office or by contacting any committee member Donna Berger, Barb Mesker, Amy Wehri, Cathie Grothouse, Gina Fritz, Sue Vonderwell, Lisa Van Metre, Kellie Sterling, Lindsey Lane,  Andrea Sterling, Kylie Wrasman and Marysa Bowersock.

Check out the list of prizes and make sure to get your ticket for a afternoon of fun  during Canal Days 2019.


BATTLE OF THE BUSINESSES  | 2019 Battle of the Businesses - Registration Form

Plan your strategy and get the most coordinated employees you have together for Canal Days Battle of the Businesses. Send in your pre-registration form before August 28th to receive team t-shirts and be included in the fun-time battle games. Teams must be at least 16 years of age to participate and may consist of  4 – 6 members, and two small companies may even join together and partner to compete as one team.

The Battle will begin at 6:00 sharp next to the Social Tent on Main Street. Participates must be ready for messy, far-fetched games of luck, not skill, during this hour and half long event on Friday night of Canal Days. Practice being graceful and sharpen up your dexterity skills for this fun event. You may just walk away with the BIG trophy. Last year’s winning team was SCHRADER REALTY and this year it could be you!!!


Plans for the Canal Days car show are in full swing. The show and cruise-in will be held on Saturday September 15 from 4 - 8 PM. Cost to participate in the show will be $10 and trophies shall be awarded to 11 classes.  There will also be a Best of Show Trophy! This year the car show will have entertainment.  King Karaoke will be there with Jeff Davis at 5 and Richie Crouch as Elvis at 6.  Be sure to stop by and enjoy the cars and the show.


CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR  Registration Form
The Craft and Vendor Fair location is changed this year and moved to Main Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets.  The fair will accept artisan products, crafts, direct sales, canned goods and other homemade items. Make sure to sign up soon in order to get a spot but be sure to take stroll through the tents during the day in a quest for that one great find.

The Craft and Vendor Fair will be help on Saturday, September 15,  from 9 am till 5 pm.  Participating vendors will be chosen as applications are received and no duplicate vendors will be accepted.  Booth space is $30 for a 10 X 10 space and interested vendors may download a registration form or email

Need a break from the heat? Then be sure to stop into the First Financial Bank on the Northwest corner of Main and Second, to check out their Art Exhibit.  Featuring the arts and crafts of local artists, this show will not disappoint, especially in the air conditioning!

FIVE K RUN / WALK View the Flyer
Are you an avid runner? If so, check out the 19th annual 5K Run that will take place on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Registration starts at 8:00 AM on the corner of Second and Main Streets. The Race will begin on Second Street on the Canal at 9:00a.m.  The route has been adjusted slightly from last year in order to have a regulation Five K but it will end up in front of WDOH as usual. The route will head west on Second Street through to Westbrook then north beside cemetery and back to State Street. It will then go left on Lincoln Highway and out through the Menke addition and then back to Lincoln Hwy, State Street back through to Westbrook to Second Street . Pre-register by August 25th to be will guarantee you a Canal Days T-shirt.  Print your Five K registration form today!


The Delphos FFA has a tradition of success and excellence when it comes to Agricultural Education.  Why not stop by their Putt Putt Golf Course and show them your support!  Located on the intersection of Main and Second Street, the FFA returns to Canal Days every year with their Golf Course to offer something more than your traditional carnival game.

Each year, Canal Days offers FREE musical entertainment in the Social Tent each night of the festival!  Check out our entertainment page for a complete list of this year’s bands!


Canal Days has added the Golf Cart Poker Run to the schedule of events again this year.  Golf Carts can park on the old Cintas lot on the corner of 4th and Main.  Registration begins at 2:00 PM under the Social Tent and the golf cart does not have to be licensed in order to join in the fun.

Cost is $15 per person. You may preregister for this event with the attached form.   A map of all the poker stops will be given to everyone along with the rules and regulations.  You will not be allowed to use the main streets such as Fifth Street for the poker run. The Best Hand will win $350 and the Best Decorated Golf Cart will win $100.

After the Poker Run stay around for the afternoon entertainment. Adam Wisher and Todd Moenter will be playing acoustics under the social tent from 4  to 7 PM.  Come and enjoy the last summer festival of the year at Delphos Canal Days!


The annual Grand Prize Drawing will be held on Sunday evening, at 6:00 PM wrapping up the Canal Days Weekend.  This year the raffle drawing winners will enjoy $15,000 in Cash Prizes.   The first ticket drawn will win $10,000 and the 2nd ticket winner is $2,500.  The 3rd - 5th tickets pulled wins $500 each and 6th - 15th wins $100. Tickets are $20 each  and are available at the Chamber Office, any Chamber Board Member, or from members of the Canal Days Core Committee.  They will be sold all Canal Days weekend at the chamber office.  Be sure to get yours today for a chance to win BIG!!

Optimist Pancake & Sausage Breakfast is held Saturday morning from 7 – 11:00 AM under the Social Tent on Main Street. You can eat in or carry out and the cost is $6.00 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Be sure to get your tickets today form any Optimist Club member OR just stop by Saturday morning and help support the Optimist Club of Delphos.

PARADE View the Flyer
The grand parade on Sunday afternoon use to be the big finale for the Canal Days weekend, but not any more. Its the highlight of Sunday and just about everyone in town comes to watch.

The parade begins at 2:00 PM. The Delphos Fire Department handles the lineup and blocks off the parade route for Sundays main event. If you’ve ever thought about being a part of something big, then enter this year’s Canal Days parade. The 12 block route sometime takes 2 hours to complete. Be sure to save space along the parade route, it fills up fast.  Park your lawn chairs along Second Street early so you get a good seat. Don’t forget to bring a bag to carry all the goodies that are passed out during the parade then set back, relax and have fun!

The Trinity United Methodist Church will once again be hosting the “Taste of Trinity” Bake Sale.  Take walk over to 211 E. Third Street to see the goods for sale and help support one of our local churches.  The sale will run from 9:00am-3:00pm on Saturday the 16th, so be sure to stop by, and remember, Simple Simon met a Pie-Man going to the fair!

Calling all farmers! If you have a tractor and aren’t in the field during Canal Days, clean it up and  bring it up to the Canal Days Tractor Show on Saturday, September 15th.  The show is held on the canal parking lot behind the Main Street businesses and there are several categories to register in.  Over $1,000 worth of awards and cash prizes are given away during the show, sponsored by Pitsenbarger Supply. Tractor Show  is held from 9:00 am until noon  with the awards presentation at 12. Even the dirtiest tractors look nice when they are cleaned up for this show.

THE TOAST View the Flyer

Canal Days Toast invatations are in the mail and reservations are now being accepted for the 12th annual Toast to the City. The Toast is scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2018 in the social tent on Main Street from 6 - 9 PM. The theme for this year's event is "Don't Worry Be Hippie" that '70's Toast. Dress for the occasion and win prizes for the best bell bottoms, biggest afro, highest platform shoes and hippiest dressed business or group.

Cost for the 70's Toast is $40 for individual and $350 for a table of 8.  A scrumptious array of food will be presented by our fine local restaurants and caterer: The Rustic Cafe, Pizza Hut, Topp Chalet, Chik-N-House, Cabo, The Fort, Delphos Eagles, Chuffers Drive Thru, Cooking Country Classics, Dick's Steak House, Chief, Meadows of Delphos and the Grind Cafe.

Sponsors for this years Toast are Superior Credit Union, H & R Block, Sign Pro Imaging, Childers Media, Schrader Realty and Cabo Mexican Restaurant.  Reservations can be made at the chamber office or email Diane at This event is open to the public.

The Young Farmer’s will once again be  putting on their Farm Fit Challenge for those who want to show off their strength and fitness skills using more agriculturally related means.  Show off your skills on the Canal Parking Lot for this year’s event. Contestants will begin competing at 9:00AM.