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Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest 2022 in Kettering | July 9
If you like bold food, rockin’ music and a hearty party, then you’ll love this festival taking place from 3-10 p.m. at the Fraze in Kettering. While you’re enjoying the food, enjoy some live music on the Lincoln Park stage with Britches Down at 3 p.m., The Growlers Band at 5:30 p.m., and The McCartney Project at 8 p.m.

Wapakoneta Summer Moon Festival | July 12-17

Celebrate the first steps on the Moon in Neil Armstrong’s hometown during this annual event taking place at the Neil Armstrong Museum and throughout Wapakoneta. The large festival contains crafts, a car show, moon pie eating contests, live music and much more. Learn more at summermoonfestival.com.

North Star Community Picnic | July 15-17
This small town festival packs a big punch and includes lots of good food, fun and a parade, among other family friendly attractions.


Miami County BBQ in Troy | July 16

The Miami County Ag Society will host the Miami County BBQ from 2:30-10 p.m. at the Duke Lundgard Building at the Miami County Fairgrounds in Troy. Along with breakfast and lunch, there will be a car show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Moeller’s Beer Barn will be on site from noon to 11 p.m., Kiddie Barrel rides from 2:30-8 p.m. and a kid’s area from 2:30-6 p.m., a Hay Bale Toss Competition at 4 p.m. (register at 3 p.m.), an Axe Throwing Competition from 5-8 p.m., BINGO and prizes from 6-8 p.m. and a dance from 8-11 p.m. Breakfast will be served from 8-10:30 a.m. with pancakes, eggs and choice of sausage or bacon with hashbrowns is $8. From 2:30-8 p.m., chicken and pork chop sandwiches will be served, along with additional sandwiches, sides and drinks. Camping is available. Meals can be pre-ordered at www.miamicountyohiofair.com/yearRoundEvents.

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Waynesville Street Faire | July 16
Booths line both sides of the core block in this historic town with vendors selling their favorite finds and handmade items. You’ll see a variety of art, unusual finds, maybe some home decor not seen anywhere else, antiques, specialty items and a few surprises along the way. Takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Crazy Cardboard Boat Regatta in West Chester | July 16
People make boats out of cardboard, tape and glue and race them at the lakes at Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Dr. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and numerous awards are given out. It is free to watch.


Barnstorming Carnival in Springfield | July 16-17
This free community event at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport, 1251 W. Blee Rd., allows you to experience the Golden Age of Aviation. The Barnstorming Carnival is the opportunity to experience some of the rarest 1920's,1930's, and 1940's aircraft gathered together in our local area. Biplane rides are available for $80. A pancake breakfast is served both mornings from 8-11 a.m. Children can enjoy a wide variety of activities and entertainment, from paper rocket and foam glider building to Lucky the Clown, a magic show and more. A Classic Car Cruise In takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and a food truck rally will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Antique Boat Show at Indian Lake | July 16
The Indian Lake Vintage Boat & Auto Show features water and land displays of vintage boat along side of a cruise-in style car show at Russells Point Harbor from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show is not judged and is free to attend.

Art Affair on the Square in Urbana | July 16
A multi-arts festival featuring artists' market, juried art show, demonstrations, exhibits, and children's arts activities and taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in historic downtown Urbana. Enjoy live entertainment from performing artists on the Courthouse Plaza stage. Feast on specialty and gourmet foods from vendors and downtown restaurants. Join guided riding and walking tours of the city's abundance of 19th century architecture.

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Third Thursdays in Downtown Piqua | July 21 

Enjoy food, music, street activities and vendors and family fun from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Piqua.

Third Thursdays in Downtown West Milton | July 21 

Enjoy live music and food trucks from 4-8 p.m. at this free family event in downtown West Milton. 

Lake Festival at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park | July 22-24
The Celina Lake Festival has fireworks on Friday night, a parade on Saturday, amphicars (drive on land and in water), a huge craft show, abundant entertainment, a farmers market, a pet show and much more. See the full schedule of events HERE.  


Plein Air Event in Downtown Troy | July 23

This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come watch and shop and dine as artists paint scenes from around the historic downtown.

Garlic Festival in Dayton | July 23
17 food vendors putting garlic twists on their food and more than 30 craft vendors also keeping with the theme. Takes place from 1-10 p.m. at Carroll High School. The event also includes gambling, a dunk tank and a garlic eating contest. Admission is free.

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Annie Oakley Days Festival in Greenville | July 29-31
Celebrate the life and legacy of legendary sharp-shooter and Darke County native, Annie Oakley, during this three-day festival at the Darke County Fairgrounds, 800 Sweitzer St. There are wild west shows and demonstrations, food trucks, vendors, live entertainment and more. Plan your visit HERE.

FESTIVAL The Gathering at Garst in Greenville | July 29-31
Experience this exceptional event held outside on the beautiful grounds of Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio. Featuring juried artists, antique dealers, garden exhibits, skilled historical craftsmen, along with musical performances and unique food vendors. A living history encampment with participants from the French and Indian War through the Civil War is staged nearby. The sound of cannons and muzzleloaders will ring out along with the clip clop of trotting horses as carriage rides are offered both days on the tree lined street bordering the Garst grounds. Visit Garst Museum's comprehensive collection of Annie Oakley memorabilia, local Native American Indian artifacts, and the history of The Treaty of Greene Ville. Learn more HERE.

Legendary Annie Oakley Sidewalk Sales in Greenville | July 29-31
The biggest sales of the year move outdoors on Main Street during this annual event in downtown Greenville.

The United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival | July 29-31
Discover the sights and sounds of Ireland, Scotland and Wales at Dayton's original United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival at RiverScape MetroPark in downtown Dayton. Featuring three stages of international, national and regional artists providing continuous live musical and dance entertainment with covered seating. There will be children's activities, food, beverages, whiskey tastings, beer garden, traditional Gaelic Mass, Celtic breakfast, and more. Admission is free. Hours are 5:30-11 p.m. Friday; 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.


History Alive at the Johnston Farm in Piqua | July 30-31

Some of the very best reenactors will gather at the Johnston Farm to present an historical timeline of the years 1748 (Pickawillany) – 1862 (Camp Piqua). These years mark the period of the greatest historical significance for this land. The events that took place and the people involved all had great impacts on the course of both America and Ohio’s history. A wide variety of camps, demonstrations, and activities will take visitors back to some of the most exciting times this place has ever seen. The Johnston home, the Indian and Canal Museum, and the canal boat General Harrison of Piqua all will help visitors visualize a time long past. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. both days with canal boat rides offered at 12:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Admission is charged. Learn more HERE.


Dayton Air Show in Vandalia | July 30-31

See the Blue Angels, the U.S. Army Golden Knights, A F-16 Viper demo and so much more from noon to 4:15 p.m. both days at the Dayton International Airport. Admission is charged. As an alternative, many planes fly over Kyle Park and the Great Miami River in Tipp City. Learn more HERE.


Coldwater Community Picnic | Aug. 4-7
Four days of fun, from live music, beer tents and fireworks (dusk on Aug. 5) to sidewalk sales, petting zoos, magic, BINGO, pony rides and more, this festival has it all. See a parade at 1 p.m. Sunday. See the full schedule of events at coldwaterpicnic.com/schedule.

First Friday Putt Putt in Tipp City | Aug. 5
Get a team together and visit various holes in downtown Tipp City during this ticked event from 5-8 p.m. Call (937) 667-0883 to register.

Tippecanoe Market Days | Aug. 5

Coinciding with the Community Concert Series in downtown Tipp City, Tippecanoe Market Night will take place from 5-9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month, June through September. The market will include fresh, local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and eggs and more, as well as food trucks.

Canoegrass in Houston | Aug. 5-6

Bluegrass music, water fun and camping highlight this event held at 5486 St. Rt. 47. See the full lineup of music and activities and purchase tickets at canoegrass.com.

The Hocking Hills Bigfoot Festival | Aug. 5-6
Described as a free, recreational, nature-savvy Bigfoot themed festival, guests will find local vendors, national speakers, art exhibits and even a Squatch Walk. See the full schedule of events at hockinghillsbigfoot.com.

Champaign County Fair | Aug. 5-12
See the full schedule of events HERE.

Jordon Agency Artisan Stroll on First Friday in Greenville | Aug. 5
This event will feature multiple different vendors, each offering arts, crafts and handmade items. It takes place from 6-9 p.m. and also includes live music and food from local restaurants.

First Friday: Non-Profit Night in Troy | Aug. 5
Come learn more about the community from 5:30-8 p.m. throughout the downtown.

Evening on the Canal in Piqua | Aug. 6
The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency will host this event at 6:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a catered meal in the Education Center overlooking the Miami and Erie Canal. Following the meal, take a rare twilight ride on the General Harrison of Piqua canal boat. The cost is $35 for adults and $40 for children and can be purchased by calling (937) 773-2522.

Small Farm and Food Fest in Huber Heights | Aug. 6
Join Carriage Hill Farm, 7800 E. Shull Rd., for a whole day dedicated to eating healthy, small farms, hobby farming and homesteading skills. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. there will be educational talks on a variety of subjects. Shop for locally made goods and produce in an outdoor farmers market. Demonstrations will be conducted throughout the day on skills such as canning, milling, and gardening. Concessions also will be sold. Admission is free.

Rock the Lake at Indian Lake | Aug. 6
Takes place in and around Old Field Beach at Indian Lake State Park and features National Christian bands, a triathlon, food vendors and more. See the full lineup and purchase tickets at rockthelakeohio.com.

Art in the City in Dayton | Aug. 6
Discover the visual and performing arts throughout downtown Dayton.

Defiance Balloon Fest | Aug. 6
Takes place at the Defiance County Airport and offers hot air balloon flights (dozens of them!) in the morning and evening, with an encore glow event at the end of the night. There is also live music, a kid’s fun zone, food and a marketplace. Plan your visit at defianceballoonfest.com.

Hippie Fest in Hocking Hills | Aug. 6-7
Art, music, tie-dye, Bohemian shopping, a car show, food trucks, live entertainment and more, for all ages, at 28508 Murphy Road in Logan. Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.

St. Mary’s SummerFest | Aug. 11-14

Fun on Grand Lake St. Marys, including a cruise-in, craft and vendor show, the SummerFest Parade at 4:30 p.m. Saturday; fireworks at 10 p.m. Saturday, live music galore , food, contests and more. Plan your visit at www.stmaryssummerfest.com/schedule.html.

FESTIVAL All Ohio Balloon Feat in Marysville | Aug. 11-13
Takes place at the Union County Airport and, along with hot air balloons of all shapes, sizes and designs, features live music (Bret Michaels, Night Ranger, Niko Moon and more), plus food, rides and glows. Learn more at allohioballoonfest.com.

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Miami County Fair | Aug. 12-18
Carnival rides, farm animals and shows, food, fun and more. Highlights this year is the Rolling Stone Rodeo on Friday evening; tractor pulls on Saturday; a Veterans Ceremony on Sunday afternoon and a livestock scramble and performance by Nashville Crush on Sunday night, harness racing on Monday and Tuesday evening; a demolition derby on Wednesday evening and KOI Drag Racing on Thursday evening. Plus much more. Click HERE for more information.


Brick Street Block Party in Arcanum| Aug. 12-13
This block party features a car show, cornhole tournament, live music, food trucks and more.

Germanfest Picnic in Dayton | Aug. 12-14
Authentic German food, a Polka Mass, large selection of German beer, a fashion show, craft vendors, a massive schedule of live music and more. Takes place 5-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1400 E. Fifth St. Admission is free.

Down a River, Down a Beer! In Piqua | Aug. 13
This ticketed event allows guests to choose from 100 craft beers and features river activities and floats. It takes place from 6-9 p.m. To purchase tickets, call (937) 773-9355.

Party at the Beach at Indian Lake | Aug. 13

Live music, food and drinks on the beach at Indian Lake State Park. Tickets $20 and boat passes are $25. Visit visitindianlakeohio.com/party for more information.

Dayton Potato Festival | Aug. 13
Enjoy all things potato from noon to 8 p.m. at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton.

Paddles, Pedals & Pints in Sidney | Aug. 13
Sidney Alive hosts this event on the Great Miami River and nearby parks in Sidney from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Sixty Year’s War for Ohio: American Revolution in Perrysburg | Aug. 13-14
A living history encampment and battle reenactment commemorating those actions of the American Revolution in the far-flung Ohio Country. The Sixty Years’ War for Ohio is a decades long struggle of settlement between clashing cultures encompassing the era of America’s War for Independence. Takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Rd. Learn more HERE.

Waynesville Street Faire | Aug. 13
Booths line both sides of the core block in this historic town with vendors selling their favorite finds and handmade items. You’ll see a variety of art, unusual finds, maybe some home decor not seen anywhere else, antiques, specialty items and a few surprises along the way. Takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Englewood Festival | Aug. 13-14
Known for its extensive arts and crafts, this festival starts with a parade at 9 a.m. Saturday and continues at Centennial Park with the Art Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Air Force Band of Flight will close the entertainment at 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Learn more HERE.


Bacon Fest 2022 in Kettering | Aug. 13

Free and open to the public, savor the flavor of breakfast’s favorite side items–bacon, as well as live music from 3-10 p.m. at the Fraze and Lincoln Park. This festival will allow you to sample local restaurants as they showcase all of the many ways you can baconate your meal. Admission is free, but bacon for the bacon.

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Third Thursdays in Downtown Piqua | Aug. 18
Enjoy food, music, street activities and vendors and family fun from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Piqua.

The Great Darke County Fair | Aug. 19-27
Midway carnival rides and games, tons of live music (including 38 Special), food trucks galore, plus agricultural exhibits and shows, a cheerleading competition, regional and county tractor pulls, harness racing, the Smash It Demolition Derby, motorcycle races and more. Plan your visit HERE.

Bremenfest in New Bremen | Aug. 19-21
A power-packed small town festival with awesome competitions, great food and entertainment, games of chance, a beer garden, a car and motorcycle show and lots of children and families to enjoy. See the full schedule of events HERE.

Outdoor Movie: Disney’s “Brave” in Huber Heights | Aug. 19
Bring a blanket and snacks and enjoy this film under the stars from 7:30-11 p.m. at Thomas A. Cloud Park, 4707 Brandt Pike. The event is free.

Rock the Hill Festival in West Milton | Aug. 20
Enjoy a summer evening of eating, listening to bands, enjoy a beer garden, food trucks and a kid’s zone and more from 4-9 p.m. at 249 Tipp Pike. Follow the event HERE.

Versailles Fare Fest | Aug. 20
Receive a complimentary wine glass while enjoying 3 hours of unlimited food, beer, and wine from restaurants and beverage distributors throughout the Miami Valley, plus live musical entertainment. Call (937) 526-3020 for more information. Must be 21 to attend.

Dayton African American Cultural Festival | Aug. 20

This family event brings the richness of the African American experience to Dayton through culture, education and music and takes place from noon to 8 p.m. at Island MetroPark, 101 E. Helena St. See an African village and a pavilion of paintings. Enjoy live R&B, gospel and jazz performances. Visit the Kids Korner for a variety of activities, community talent show and giveaways. Merchandise and food vendors will be onsite. Admission is free.

Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival | Aug. 20-21
Along with sweet corn and other food, this festival offers a variety of different entertainment from live music and magic to clogging and belly dancing, plus vendors and more. See the full lineup HERE.

Donut Jam in Troy | Aug. 26

This event offers an evening of music and drinks during the Tour De Donut bicycle event happening in Troy over the weekend. The Donut Jam is from 5-10:30 p.m. in downtown Troy and admission is free.

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Tipp City Trans Am Cruise In | Aug. 27

See Trans Ams, Firebirds, Formulas, Firehawks and GTAs, plus enjoy a 50/50 drawing, live DJ music, food from restaurants and vendors and more. It takes place throughout historic downtown Tipp City from 5-9 p.m. and is free. Car registration is $10.

Popcorn & Prohibition on First Friday in Greenville | Sept. 2
This themed event celebrates exactly what it says and takes place from 6-9 p.m. at establishments throughout downtown Greenville.

First Friday: A Starry Evening in Troy | Sept. 2
The Stillwater Stargazers will bring their telescopes to Prouty Plaza from 8-10 p.m. to help the public view the stars.


Tippecanoe Market Days | Sept. 2

Coinciding with the Community Concert Series in downtown Tipp City, Tippecanoe Market Night will take place from 5-9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month, June through September. The market will include fresh, local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and eggs and more, as well as food trucks.

West Liberty Labor Day Festival | Sept. 2-5
This quaint town and festival offers parades, antique equipment, vendors, food trucks and daily entertainment. Admission is free. While in town, visit nearby Ohio Caverns and Piatt Castles.

River Days in Portsmouth | Sept. 2-4
River Days takes place on the Ohio River (next to the town’s famous murals) over Labor Day Weekend. There are carnival rides and games, food, vendors and lots of entertainment. Plan your visit HERE.

Fort Rowdy Gathering in Covington | Sept. 3-5
This small town festival takes place on both sides of the Stillwater River at Covington Community Park. One side of the festival depicts a bustling, small trading village set in the late 1700s and early 1800s, including teepees, vendors, and many people dressed in period clothing. The other side of the river features live entertainment, food from local vendors (including apple dumplings, pictured above right) and some vending. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission is free

The Fair at New Boston in Springfield | Sept. 3-4

Meet the heroes and pioneers of early Ohio (1790 to 1810). See the Opening Day Parade each day, the Mounted Rangers, artillery, and militia. Enjoy music and period entertainment, sample hearty foods of the past, and shop juried artisans and craftspeople. Explore the Native American Village and watch the battle unfold on the hill each afternoon. Takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at George Roger Clark Park. There is an admission. Learn more HERE.

Ohio Renaissance Festival in Harveysburg | Saturdays & Sundays Sept. 3 through Oct. 30
Go back in time to a 16th century village filled with thrilling shows, food and drink, unique shops and fantasy adventure like no other. Plan your visit and purchase tickets at renfestival.com.

Dayton Reggae Festival | Sept. 4
Takes place from 1-9 p.m. at Levitt Pavilion, 134 S. Main St.

Ring of Fire at Indian Lake State Park | Sept. 4
Campers and homeowners surrounding the lake light fires, creating a ring of fire for boaters and land lovers. The event is free. Area bars and restaurants host live music and food specials during the holiday weekend and event

BalloonFest in Urbana | Sept. 9-10
Along with hot air balloons, launches, tethered rides and glows, this unique festival at Historic Grimes Field, 1636 N. Main St., has a wing and pizza eating contest, live music, beer gardens, food trucks and children’s activities. Plan your visit at balloonfestohio.com.


Vandalia Oktoberfest | Sept. 9-10
A large arts and crafts area, games of chance, plenty of food and drinks and live entertainment highlight this event at the Vandalia Sports Complex, 1111 Stonequarry Rd. from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and noon to midnight Saturday. Admission is $5. Learn more HERE.

Fall Festival at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park | Sept. 9-11
Arts and crafts, live entertainment, food vendors and more, all on the lake and free to attend.

Troy Porchfest | Sept. 10

More than 40 bands and solo artists will perform a variety of different music on porches and side yards throughout the Southwest Historic District in Troy from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center and Troy Library for more entertainment, plus a vending area, food and more. Admission is free. A walkable map of the bands and porches is available at each location. Learn more HERE.


Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival in Urbana | Sept. 10-17-24

Over three Saturdays in September, come out to Freshwater Farms of Ohio, 2624 N. U.S. Rt. 68 in Urbana for a freshwater shrimp harvest and feast, live music, vendors, games and activities for the whole family. Highlights include live displays of fish, frogs, turtles and native critters, gourmet smoked trout products, the Trout Feeding Frenzy, sand castle play zone and more. The event is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each Saturday. An admission is charged.

Carl Springer Memorial Tractor, Engine Show & Flea Market in Fletcher | Sept. 15-18
A huge flea market throughout the campground, food trucks and vendors, tractor pulls, antique engines and tractors and much more. Reserve a campsite or vending spot by calling (937) 368-2449 or HERE.

WACO Celebration & Fly-In in Troy | Sept. 16-18
WACO owners from throughout the United States fly their aircraft back to Troy (where WACOs come from) and showcase them for the public. There is also food, vendors, children’s activities and more. Takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is charged, which includes the museum.

Springfield Antiques Show & Flea Market Extravaganza in Springfield | Sept. 16-18
Features more than 2,000 vendors and takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Admission is charged.


Outdoor Movie: “Paw Patrol” in Huber Heights | Sept. 16
Enjoy “Paw Patrol” from 7:30-11 p.m. at the Eichelberger Amphitheater at The Heights. It is free.

Scarecrow Festival in Washington Courthouse | Sept. 16-18
Enjoy live music, food and craft vendors, a car show, carnival rides, games and plenty of scarecrows around town. Follow the event HERE.


Ohio Pawpaw Festival in Albany | Sept. 16-18

Learn about and taste Ohio’s official fruit—the pawpaw—and enjoy other festivities at this one-of-a-kind festival in Albany. See the full schedule of events at ohiopawpawfest.com.

Hispanic Heritage Festival in Dayton | Sept. 17

The 21st Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival will offer something for all ages. Dance to hot and electrifying Latin music and enjoy delicious food. Enjoy children’s activities and entertainment to include demonstrations of art, food, crafts, and traditional dance and dress. Takes place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at RiverScape, 237 E. Monument St. Admission is free.

Waynesville Street Faire | Sept. 17
Booths line both sides of the core block in this historic town with vendors selling their favorite finds and handmade items. You’ll see a variety of art, unusual finds, maybe some home decor not seen anywhere else, antiques, specialty items and a few surprises along the way. Takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

26th Annual Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs | Sept. 17-18
Observe sheep, llamas, alpacas, cashmere goats, Angora rabbits and other wool-bearing animals at the show.  There will be shearing demonstrations, wool spinning, weaving and much more to see and learn. There are over 100 vendors from several surrounding states.  Admission to this event is free and it takes place at Young’s Jersey Dairy from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Fall Festival at Lake Loramie State Park | Sept. 18
Antique tractors and power show, kids games and activities, arts and crafts exhibitors, entertainment and a mountain men encampment. Takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Concours d’Elegance in Dayton | Sept. 18
Dayton’s premier antique and classic automobile and motorcycle show takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd. Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Children are $10 each.

Indian Lake State Park Fall Festival | Sept. 23-25

Fall crafts, food and events for the entire family to enjoy.


Oktoberfest at the Dayton Art Institute | Sept. 23-25

All things German—food, music, beer and fun. Plan your visit HERE

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Tipp City Mum Festival | Sept. 23-25

This event starts on Friday evening with a car show and cruise-in in the historic downtown and continues at City Park on Saturday and Sunday where food, crafts, entertainment and a children’s area can be enjoyed. Admission is free. Plan your visit HERE.

New Bremen PumpkinFest | Sept. 23-25
A hidden gem of a festival, find hometown food and treats, a large, free kid’s area with inflatables, beer gardens, lots of food and entertainment and more. Follow the event HERE.

Prairie Days in Greenville | Sept. 24-25
Apple butter cooking over the fire, pioneers in and around the Log House, vendors displaying their wares, tall-tales being spun, crafts to make. This is Prairie Days, an annual event that takes place at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. The event focuses on the prairie way of life in and around 1780-1810 and will feature many crafts, games and trades of the time period. Many crafts are free for children and with a select few requesting a small donation. There is plenty of good food to enjoy.


Harvest Extravaganza in Greenville | Sept. 24-25
This unique, vintage, and handmade shopping event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 5207 Weavers Ft. Jefferson Rd. in Greenville. The eclectic market held in an open space features more than 50 vendors, plus tasty treats from local food trucks and vendors (including BBQ, wood-fired pizza, fried chicken, ice cream and more), live bluegrass music with Tony Hale and Blackwater and more. All parking donations go to the Pleasant Hill Church of God.

Simon Kenton Chili Festival in Urbana | Sept. 24
Cookers begin at 8 a.m. and sampling begins soon after. Also find a beer garden cornhole tournaments, a children’s area with a dunk tank, contests, live DJ music, a pepper eating contest and more. See the full lineup HERE.

Ohio Heritage Days Festival at Malabar Farm State Park | Sept. 24-25
This free festival preserves past knowledge and promotes future innovations of rural life through education and outreach.

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Minster Oktoberfest | Sept. 30-Oct. 1
One of the most popular, largest Oktoberfests in western Ohio, not to mention one of the longest running, this festival has great German food and pastries, music and beer, crafts and exhibits, contests, a parade and more. Plan your visit at minsteroktoberfest.com.


Heritage of Flight Festival & Parade of Planes in New Carlisle | Sept. 30-Oct. 2
Things will kick off with a Classic Car Cruise-In on Friday featuring live entertainment. Saturday begins with a pancake breakfast, more live entertainment and then the Parade of Planes at 11 a.m. After the parade, the festival moves to Main Street for carnival rides and games, kiddie tractor pulls, a bike show and an attempt to break the “Chicken Dance” world record. Plan your visit at www.heritageofflight.com.