Busy Manchester Weekend with Car Cruise, Bacon-n-Hops and Motorcycle Trials

It’s a busy weekend coming up in Manchester with cruise weekend, the Bacon-n-Hops Festival and – something new this year – the Motorcycle Trials.

Chris Halverson says on Saturday afternoon, you’ll be able to watch racers on special bikes going over the rocks at the Manchester Whitewater Park. He says there’s a lot of excitement surrounding this event because it will be the first sanctioned trials in Iowa in over a decade.

Anyone is welcome to come down to the Whitewater Park and watch the Motorcycle Trials, which will start at noon and run until about 4 pm. It’s free to watch.

And Halverson says there will be a special guest in town as part of this event.

Phil will actually be staying through the evening and performing a stunt show leading up to the music at Bacon-n-Hops. This will be the third year for the Manchester Chamber’s Bacon-n-Hops Festival. Chamber Director Jessica Pape says it all takes place in downtown Manchester Saturday night, with plenty of beer and bacon samples.

The cost to get into Bacon-n-Hops is twenty dollars IF you get your tickets by today (Friday) through the Chamber office OR you can get your tickets at the gate Saturday night for twenty-five dollars. Or you can just come for the live band and pay a cover charge of five bucks. And many of the cars from Saturday’s Country Cruisers’ Car Cruise may end up at the Bacon-n-Hops Festival downtown. Car club member Tom Amthauer says this year’s cruise will travel through northern Delaware County, leaving Manchester at 5 pm.

Cruise weekend also includes the “Show and More” on Friday night from 5 to 10 pm on South Franklin Street and the Car Show on Sunday at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

And KMCH will be part of it all – tune in as Mike Johnson plays your requests during the Cruisin’ Oldies Show from 5 to 8 Saturday night. Janelle Tucker will be checking in from the cruise as she drives the Bob Stephen Motors’ Camaro, with Rhonda Mensen in the KMCH Cruiser. And Rob Edwards will be broadcasting live from Bacon-n-Hops right here on Mix 94.7 KMCH.