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July   

 

Movie Night at Treasure Island in Troy “Inside Out” | July 27
Come out to Treasure Island at dusk to watch “Inside Out” under the stars. The program is free and no registration is required.    

LIVE MUSIC  Alyssa Hanson Duo in Troy | July 27
Performing soul and funk, the Alyssa Hanson Duo will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in downtown Troy. The concert is free. Learn more at www.troyhayner.org.

The Shelby County Fair | through July 31

This will be the 161st fair and includes everything from a Pig & Cat Scramble and Diesel Drag Racing to a demolition derby, a dog agility show, music by Nashville Crush and more. See the full schedule of events HERE

Trivia Night at Buffalo Wild Wings in Troy | July 28

Buffalo Wild Wings in Troy hosts Trivia Night every Wednesday starting at 7 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC  Southbound at Bike Night in Dayton | July 28

Bike Night takes place Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. at Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Rd. Bike Night is known to bring over 1,000 bikes plus it features food, drinks, live music, vendors and more.

COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE in Versailles |July 28-31

In and around Versailles. 

Trivia Night at 311 Drafthouse in Piqua | July 28

311 Drafthouse in downtown Piqua hosts Trivia Night every Wednesday starting at 7 p.m.

Seinfeld Trivia Night at Wings in Vandalia | July 28

Wings Sports Bar & Grill host a special Seinfeld themed Trivia Night on Wednesday from 8-11 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC Piqua Civic Band “The Seventies” | July 29
Takes place at 7 p.m. at Fountain Park.

Piqua Community Farmer's Market | July 29

Find fresh local vegetables, baked goods, handmade crafts and more at this weekly market in front of Fort Piqua Plaza. It takes place from 3-6 p.m. and there are various special events and activities hosted throughout the season. See a full list of vendors and learn more at www.piquafarmersmarket.com.

Partners In Hope Community Picnic in Troy | July 29
Partners In Hope will host its 6th Annual Community Picnic from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Troy City Park at the Brick Shelter House. The picnic kicks off with a welcome and blessing at 5:30 p.m., followed by food at 6 p.m. There will be games for all ages. The event is free and all are welcome. To RSVP for dinner, please call (937) 335-0448.

LIVE MUSIC  Route 88 at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | July 29

Route 88 will perform starting at 6:30 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn in downtown Troy. There is no cover charge.

Johnston Farm & Indian Agency & Canal Boat Rides in Piqua | Thursday-Sunday

Tour the Historic Indian and Canal Museum and historic Johnston Homestead and farm, visit a 2,000-year-old Native American mound and take a ride on the General Harrison Canal Boat. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed July 4. Located at 9845 N. Hardin Rd. Admission is $9 for adults and $4 for children. 5 and under are free. Canal boat rides are offered at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Learn more at www.johnstonfarmohio.com.

LIVE MUSIC REO Speedwagon at The Rose in Huber Heights | July 30

REO Speedwagon will perform starting at 7 p.m. at The Rose Music Center in Huber Heights. Get tickets HERE.

LIVE MUSIC The Menus at the Fraze in Kettering | July 30
Energetic, funny and performing crowd-pleasing music, The Menus will perform at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Learn more HERE.

 

West Milton Firemen’s Waffles | July 30
Buy 4 waffles for $4 between 6-9 p.m. at the Fire Department, 701 S. Miami St.

 

Friday Night Cruise-In at Rip Rap Roadhouse in Dayton | July 30
This event takes place from 4-10 p.m. at 6024 Rip Rap Rd., just south of Tipp City. It is open to all makes and models and there is outside food and drinks available, as well as indoor dining. Plus live music and other activities for guests. Admission is free.  

LIVE MUSIC  Carmen Clouse in Dayton | July 30

Carmen Clouse will perform from 7-10 p.m. at Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Rd.

LIVE MUSIC  Bova at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | July 30

Bova will perform starting at 6:30 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn in downtown Troy. There is no cover charge.

14th Annual Hoffman Art Show in West Milton | July 30 & Aug. 1
This non-juried art show will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Hoffman Methodist Church activity center at 201 S. Main St. The event showcases area talent from high school age to adults and offers $2,000 in prizes to artists. The public is invited to the Friday evening preview party from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be refreshments and some of the artists will be present to talk about their work. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Learn more about the event HERE.

COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE in Pleasant Hill| July 31

Cherry Street Local Farmers Market in Troy | July 31

The farmers market will run Saturdays through September 25 from 9 a.m. to noon on Cherry Street in downtown Troy. The market will feature fresh local food, artisans and food trucks.

Cruise In and Chicken BBQ Dinner in Conover | July 31
The A.B. Graham Memorial Center in will host a Cruise-In and Chicken BBQ Dinner. Registration for the Cruise-In will be from 2-4 p.m. The cost is $10 per car and proceeds will benefit the Center. The first 25 cars to register will receive a dash plaque and every 10th car will receive a free meal!  The Chicken BBQ meal will be served from 4-7 p.m. The meal is $10 and includes half of chicken, 2 sides and a drink. Kids meals and carryout are available.

The A.B. Graham Museum will be open for free tours during the day. The museum is home to many unique artifacts from the community. For more information call (937) 368-3700. The Center is located at 8025 U.S. Rt. 36 Conover.

LIVE MUSIC Brit Floyd in Huber Heights | July 31
This world-class Pink Floyd tribute show starts at 8 p.m. at the Rose Music Center. Get tickets at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

LIVE MUSIC  Southbound in Dayton | July 31

The band will perform starting at 7 p.m. at Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Rd.

August   

LIVE MUSIC Blackberry Smoke in Huber Heights | Aug. 1
With The Allman Betts Band and Spirit of the South Tour at the Rose Music Center. Get tickets at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

LIVE MUSIC Rick Barr at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Aug. 1

Rick Barr will perform in the Beer Garden at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St. from 3-6 p.m.

Adult Exploration Hike at Greenville Falls in Covington | Aug. 3

Join park district naturalist Sassafras Susan to discover the birds, plants and trees along the trail at Greenville Falls Reserve from 9-11 a.m. These hikes are a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn together. Walks last about two hours and are not strenuous or fast-paced. They are free.

 

National Night Out in Tipp City | Aug. 3

Joining forces with local first responders to promote police-community partnerships; crime & drug prevention, safety, and neighborhood unity this event includes fun family activities including bounce houses, face painting, a magic show, balloon animals, a petting zoo and more. It is free and will take place at Kyle Park from 6-9 p.m.


National Night Out in Sidney | Aug. 3
Joining forces with local first responders to promote police-community partnerships; crime & drug prevention, safety, and neighborhood unity this event includes fun family activities and food. It is free.

 

Community Night for the Farrow to Finish 4-H Club in Troy | Aug. 3

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn in downtown Troy 20% off sales will benefit the Farrow to Finish 4-H Club.

LIVE MUSIC  Forsaken at Bike Night in Dayton | Aug, 4

Bike Night takes place Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. at Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Rd. Bike Night is known to bring over 1,000 bikes plus it features food, drinks, live music, vendors and more.

LIVE MUSIC Jackson Browne at the Nutter Center | Aug. 4
Takes place at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $62.50. Learn more HERE.

LIVE MUSIC Swing Era Band in Piqua | Aug. 5
The Swing Era Band will be a guest performer with the Piqua Civic Band at 7 p.m. at the Piqua High School Auditorium.

LIVE MUSIC The Relics at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Aug. 5

The Relics will perform in the Beer Garden at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St. from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Piqua Community Farmer's Market | Aug. 5

Find fresh local vegetables, baked goods, handmade crafts and more at this weekly market in front of Fort Piqua Plaza. It takes place from 3-6 p.m. and there are various special events and activities hosted throughout the season. See a full list of vendors and learn more at www.piquafarmersmarket.com.

COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE World’s Longest Yard Sale Rt. 127 | Aug. 5-8
Spanning six states along U.S. Route 127 (including in Darke County), the “World’s Longest Yard Sale” passes through Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.

LIVE MUSIC Canoegrass Music & Camping Event in Houston | Aug. 6-7
This outdoor music, boating and camping event takes place at Masters Outdoor Retreat. See this year’s musical lineup and purchase tickets at canoegrass.com.

LIVE MUSIC Community Night Concert in Tipp City | Aug. 6
Enjoy an outdoor concert next to The Hotel Gallery on Second and Main streets from 5-7 p.m. The concert is free. Bring a chair for seating.

 

West Milton Firemen’s Waffles | Aug. 6
Buy 4 waffles for $4 between 6-9 p.m. at the Fire Department, 701 S. Miami St.

Friday Night Cruise-In at Rip Rap Roadhouse in Dayton | Aug. 6
This event takes place from 4-10 p.m. at 6024 Rip Rap Rd., just south of Tipp City. It is open to all makes and models and there is outside food and drinks available, as well as indoor dining. Plus live music and other activities for guests. Admission is free.

LIVE MUSIC  Common Ground in Dayton | Aug. 6

The band will perform from 7-10 p.m. at Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Rd.


First Friday Putt Putt in Tipp City | Aug. 6
Take part in this outdoor putt putt tournament when downtown Tipp City businesses, restaurants and pubs each build and host holes for the public to enjoy.

LIVE MUSIC Keith Sweat in Huber Heights | Aug. 6
The one and only Keith Sweat at the Rose Music Center. Get tickets at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

FESTIVAL Brick Street Block Party ad Car Show in Arcanum | Aug. 6-7
Takes place from 4-10 p.m. in downtown Arcanum with a car show, music, food and more.

FESTIVAL Lebanon Blues Festival & Car Show| Aug. 6-7
Starts with two bands and fun on Friday night in historic downtown Lebanon and continues Saturday with 8 blues bands, your favorite foods, and a deluxe beer garden and more. Also, gaze at over 150 classic cars in the Blues, BBQ, and Bumpers Car Show. Learn more HERE.

 

LIVE MUSIC 2 Year Anniversary Celebration at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Aug. 6-8

To celebrate their two year anniversary weekend Moeller Brew Barn has a line up live entertainment in the Beer Garden, special beer releases and more fun. Corey Breth will perform Friday night from 7-10 p.m. Saturday OPA will perform from 3-6 p.m. and Lee Gantt from 7-10 p.m. Paul Rose will close it out on Sunday from 3-6 p.m.

Evening on the Canal at Johnston Farm in Piqua | Aug. 7
Join the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency for an evening that takes you back to the time the world moved at four miles an hour at the end of a towrope. Begin with a hearty meal served in the Education Center overlooking the Miami and Erie Canal. After dinner, board the General Harrison of Piqua for a twilight journey on the canal that is always full of surprises for each passenger. This is a reservation-only event, so call early to book your passage for this popular once-a-year opportunity. The cost is $35 for adults and $30 for children 6-12. Learn more at www.johnstonfarmohio.com. The evening starts at 6:30 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC Motown Sounds of Touch in Troy | Aug. 7
Enjoy Old School and Motown sounds at 7:30 p.m. at Treasure Island Park in Troy. The concert is free and there are food trucks and beverages available to purchase.
 

LIVE MUSIC Sonny Moorman at the Leaf & Vine in Troy | Aug. 7

Guitarist and performer extraordinaire, Sonny Moorman will perform at the Leaf & Vine in downtown Troy starting at 9 p.m., there is no cover charge.

Car Show & Cruise-In in Findlay | Aug. 7

This annual event takes place 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Findlay with a cruise-in from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Learn more HERE.

FESTIVAL Defiance Balloonfest | Aug. 7
Hot air balloon rides, night glow events, live music, a kid’s zone, food and a marketplace highlight this event. Bring a lawn chair! Parking and admission is $10. Learn more HERE.

Farm-to-Table "Take-Out" Community Dinner in Piqua | Aug. 8

The take-out meal can be picked up at Pitzenbarger Park between 5-7 p.m. The meal includes: 2 jalapeno poppers, small baguette with compound butter and pesto, mixed green salad with tomatoes and cucumbers and herbed vinaigrette dressing, roasted herb chicken thigh, smashed garlic potatoes, corn on the cob and a brown butter peach cupcake with buttercream frosting. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased beginning July 1 HERE.

Bike Piqua Slow Roll | Aug. 9
Enjoy a slow-paced community bike ride on the expansive (12 miles!) bike trail system in Piqua. Meet at Washington School at 6 p.m.

Community Night for the Tippecanoe Historical Society in Troy | Aug. 10

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn in downtown Troy 20% off sales will benefit the Tippecanoe Historical Society.

LIVE MUSIC  Bohemian Funk at Bike Night in Dayton | Aug. 11

Bike Night takes place Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. at Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Rd. Bike Night is known to bring over 1,000 bikes plus it features food, drinks, live music, vendors and more.

Perseids Meteor Shower Viewing at Serpent Mound | Aug. 12
This will take place at the Soaring Eagle Retreat next to Serpent Mound from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Learn more HERE.

 

LIVE MUSIC Steve Lewis at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Aug. 12

Steve Lewis will perform in the Beer Garden at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St. from 6-9 p.m.

FESTIVAL All Ohio Balloon Fest in Marysville | Aug. 12-14
This large festival not only features awesome hot air balloons and night glows, but a huge musical lineup. Music this year includes The British Invation, Bon Journey, Cliff Cody and headliner Cole Swindell. Ticket prices apply. Learn more HERE.

COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE Buy-Way Yard Sale on the Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30 in 11 counties in Ohio) | Aug. 12-14
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Johnston Farm & Indian Agency & Canal Boat Rides in Piqua | Thursday-Sunday

Tour the Historic Indian and Canal Museum and historic Johnston Homestead and farm, visit a 2,000-year-old Native American mound and take a ride on the General Harrison Canal Boat. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed July 4. Located at 9845 N. Hardin Rd. Admission is $9 for adults and $4 for children. 5 and under are free. Canal boat rides are offered at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Learn more at www.johnstonfarmohio.com.

Piqua Community Farmer's Market | Aug. 12

Find fresh local vegetables, baked goods, handmade crafts and more at this weekly market in front of Fort Piqua Plaza. It takes place from 3-6 p.m. and there are various special events and activities hosted throughout the season. See a full list of vendors and learn more at www.piquafarmersmarket.com.

 
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Miami County Fair | Aug. 13-19
Fair food, animals, rides, concerts, harness racing and so much more! See the full schedule at www.miamicountyohiofair.com.

Movie Night at Lost Creek Reserve “The Lion King” in Troy | Aug. 13
Hosted by the Miami County Park District, the park opens at 8:30 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. The event is free but registration is required by clicking HERE.

West Milton Firemen’s Waffles | Aug. 13
Buy 4 waffles for $4 between 6-9 p.m. at the Fire Department, 701 S. Miami St.

Friday Night Cruise-In at Rip Rap Roadhouse in Dayton | Aug. 13
This event takes place from 4-10 p.m. at 6024 Rip Rap Rd., just south of Tipp City. It is open to all makes and models and there is outside food and drinks available, as well as indoor dining. Plus live music and other activities for guests. Admission is free.

 

LIVE MUSIC  Rick Sylvester in Dayton | Aug. 13

Rick Sylvester will perform starting from 7-10 p.m. at Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Rd.

FESTIVAL IH Scout Show and Truck Nationals in Troy | Aug. 13-15
This annual event takes place at the WACO Air Museum in Troy and includes antique cars and trucks, food trucks, activities for all ages, displays and more. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. 

FESTIVAL Bremenfest in New Bremen | Aug. 13-15

A great hometown festival with a large parade, fun games and challenges for kids, live music, lots of food and more. Learn more at www.bremenfest.com.


Open Cockpit Bi-Plane Rides Available at WACO in Troy | Aug. 13-15

The WACO Air Museum in Troy will offer biplane rides (for a fee) on Aug. 13-15; Sept. 17-19; and Oct. 16-17. Packages are $200 and $350 and can be split between two passengers. To reserve a spot and to learn more, call the museum at (937) 335-9226 or visit www.wacoairmuseum.org/sunny.

FESTIVAL Germanfest Picnic in Dayton | Aug. 13-15
Authentic German food, live Polka music, a beer garden with many different German beers and more at 1400 E. Fifth St. in Dayton. Admission is free. Hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Learn more HERE.

FESTIVAL Coshocton Sunflower Festival | Aug. 13-15
Features over 4 acres and 30 varieties of sunflowers. Pick and cut, sample and shop. Learn more at www.coshoctonsunflowerfestival.com.

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FESTIVAL Down a River, Down a Beer in Piqua | Aug. 14
Enjoy craft beers and a canoe float on the Great Miami River, food, live music, a silent auction and more from 6-10 p.m. in Piqua. Learn more at www.downariverdownabeer.com.

LIVE MUSIC The Doug Hart Band at Indian Creek Distillery in New Carlisle | Aug. 14
Enjoy blues and rock music by The Doug Hart Band and food from Smokin’ Barrels Food Truck during this Summer Nights at the Stillhouse concert at Indian Creek Distillery, 7095 Staley Rd. The event takes place from 6-11 p.m. and there is a $15 cover charge. The event is BYOB and BYOChairs. For more information, call (937) 846-1443.

Music BINGO in Tipp City | Aug. 14 (Ticketed event)
Get your tickets for $25 and enjoy an evening of Music BINGO by Todd More, a Taco Bar dinner, a 50/50 drawing, a basket raffle and more. Doors open for dinner at 6:30 p.m. and BINGO starts at 7 p.m. Cash bar available. Follow the event, purchase tickets and learn more HERE.

Intro to Geocaching at Garbry Big Woods Reserve | Aug. 14

People all over the world are taking part in geocaching. What is geocaching? It is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches". From 1-3 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods in Piqua learn about this family friendly activity. A park naturalist will be on hand to teach participants all about the technology needed and how to find your first cache. It is free.

Friends of the Troy-Miami County Public Library Pop-Up Book Sale | Aug. 14

This event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 14 & 21, and Sept. 11 & 18.


Prairies in Their Prime at Shawnee Prairie Preserve in Greenville | Aug. 14
Takes place from 10-11 a.m. and explores the lush prairies found at the preserve. It is free. 
 

LIVE MUSIC Danny Schneible at the Leaf & Vine in Troy | Aug. 14

Danny Schneible will perform at the Leaf & Vine in downtown Troy starting at 9 p.m., there is no cover charge.

LIVE MUSIC  The Pullouts in Dayton | Aug. 14

The band will perform starting at 7 p.m. at Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Rd.

FESTIVAL Dayton Potato Festival | Aug. 14
Paying homage to the potato and everything that can be placed on top of it, this festival will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at Courthouse Square in Dayton. Admission is free.

LIVE MUSIC Party at the Beach at Indian Lake | Aug. 14
This ticketed event at Old Field Beach at Indian Lake State Park will feature music by Parrots of the Caribbean, Lt. Dan’s New Leg Band and Cory Farley. Order tickets and learn more at www.visitindianlakeohio.com/party.

Art on the Lawn in Yellow Springs | Aug. 14

The Village Artisans will host Art on the Lawn, a Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Learn more at villageartisans.org.

FESTIVAL Englewood Art Festival | Aug. 14-15

The festival is a free 2-day festival at Centennial Park with art tents, food trucks, live music, a 5k race, parade, and car show. Parking is also free. To follow the event, click HERE.

FESTIVAL Germanfest Picnic in Dayton | Aug. 14-16
The finest in German food, entertainment and merchandise. Learn more HERE.

The Great Mid-West Train Show in Dayton | Aug. 14-15

This two-day train show will take place at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Learn more at www.trainshow.com.

FESTIVAL Summer Gazebo Party in Fort Loramie | Aug. 15
Come to downtown Fort Loramie for live music, food trucks, a beer tent, kid’s activities and more. Free admission.

LIVE MUSIC Thick & Thin at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Aug. 15

Thick & Tin will perform in the Beer Garden at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St. from 3-6 p.m.

Community Night for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Troy | Aug. 17

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn in downtown Troy 20% off sales will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

LIVE MUSIC Get the Led Out at the Fraze in Kettering | Aug. 18
Tickets for this awesome Led Zeppelin tribute band are $20 and $30. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Learn more HERE.

LIVE MUSIC  Doug Hart at Bike Night in Dayton | Aug. 18

Bike Night takes place Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. at Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Rd. Bike Night is known to bring over 1,000 bikes plus it features food, drinks, live music, vendors and more.

Third Thursdays in Piqua | Aug. 19

Come to downtown Piqua for live music, food, activities and fun from 5-8 p.m.

Piqua Community Farmer's Market | Aug. 19

Find fresh local vegetables, baked goods, handmade crafts and more at this weekly market in front of Fort Piqua Plaza. It takes place from 3-6 p.m. and there are various special events and activities hosted throughout the season. See a full list of vendors and learn more at www.piquafarmersmarket.com.

August Third Thursday in West Milton | Aug. 19
Join Project Revival and the shoppes of Downtown West Milton for the August Third Thursday from 4-8 p.m. The event will feature food trucks, live music, and fun. Bring your family and chairs to sit back, relax and enjoy the show or shop around with some of our lovely hometown merchants, and grab some grub from our tasty food trucks! Live music is from 5:30-7 p.m. Admission is free, but bring a chair for seating. Follow the event HERE.

LIVE MUSIC Rick Donley at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Aug. 19

Rick Donley will perform in the Beer Garden at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St. from 7-10 p.m.

Johnston Farm & Indian Agency & Canal Boat Rides in Piqua | Thursday-Sunday

Tour the Historic Indian and Canal Museum and historic Johnston Homestead and farm, visit a 2,000-year-old Native American mound and take a ride on the General Harrison Canal Boat. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed July 4. Located at 9845 N. Hardin Rd. Admission is $9 for adults and $4 for children. 5 and under are free. Canal boat rides are offered at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Learn more at www.johnstonfarmohio.com.

 

The Great Darke County Fair | Aug. 20-28

Often named one of the best county fairs in Ohio, this one has it all, rides, food, animals, concerts and much  more. Plan your visit at www.darkecountyfair.com.

Date Night Series “Sunset Canoe” at Stillwater Prairie in Covington | Aug. 20

Spend the evening with your special someone at Stillwater Prairie Reserve for this months Date Night! Test your paddling skills with a short canoe ride on Stillwater Prairie pond. After some time paddling around the pond together enjoy the view of the setting sun and your favorite beverage (BYOB). Please feel free to bring a picnic basket of goodies to enjoy with your date or you may add on a charcuterie box for an additional $10 at check out. Charcuterie trays will have Aged Gouda, Manchego and Whipped Lemon Herb Goat Cheese accompanied by Peppered Salami, Sopressata and traditional Pepperoni. Also, included are crackers, mixed nuts, cherry preserves, olives, pickles, fresh celery and carrots. Charcuterie provided by Charcuterie by Marie Couples will be social distanced by time slots. Time slots sign ups will be emailed to participants on August 18th One registration per couple. The fee for Date Night is $10. Register HERE.

West Milton Firemen’s Waffles | Aug. 20
Buy 4 waffles for $4 between 6-9 p.m. at the Fire Department, 701 S. Miami St.

Amazing Downtown Race in Sidney | Aug. 20
Teams race through the downtown for a chance to win prizes! Registration is required by visiting www.sidneyalive.org.

 

Night Lights: Moths of Darke County | Aug. 20
The night time flyers of the insect order Lepidoptera can be just as bright and showy as their day time cousins. Few people know their magnificence though because it's a late night endeavor! Join naturalist and volunteer Lepidopteran experts on this magical journey of attracting moths to night lights and discovering their beauty from 9-11 p.m. at Eidson Woods Preserve.

 

LIVE MUSIC Steely James at the Leaf & Vine in Troy | Aug. 21

Steely James will perform at the Leaf & Vine in downtown Troy starting at 9 p.m., there is no cover charge.

Friends of the Troy-Miami County Public Library Pop-Up Book Sale | Aug. 21

This event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 21  and Sept. 11 & 18.

LIVE MUSIC Randy Bachman & Burton Cummings in Huber Heights | Aug. 21
At the Rose Music Center. Get tickets at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

LIVE MUSIC Dayton PorchFest | Aug. 21
Takes place in the St. Anne’s Hill district in Dayton from 1:30-6:45 p.m. Dozens of bands and performers at dozens of locations. Learn more HERE.

LIVE MUSIC Rock Piqua! Concert | Aug. 21

Come to downtown Piqua for live music, food trucks and beverages, starting at 10 a.m. and lasting until 11 p.m.

Rockin’ River Duck Drop in Piqua | Aug. 21
Adopt a rubber duck for a chance to win $1,000 during this annual event on the Great Miami River in Piqua. 3,000 ducks will be dropped. Adopt a duck at www.mainstreetpiqua.com.

Friday Night Cruise-In at Rip Rap Roadhouse in Dayton | Aug. 20
This event takes place from 4-10 p.m. at 6024 Rip Rap Rd., just south of Tipp City. It is open to all makes and models and there is outside food and drinks available, as well as indoor dining. Plus live music and other activities for guests. Admission is free.

 

LIVE MUSIC  Southbound in Dayton | Aug. 21

The band will perform starting at 7 p.m. at Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Rd.

Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market | Aug. 21-22

The show features antiques, collectibles and a flea market. Hours are Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Admission is $3 per person. Learn more at www.springfieldantiqueshow.com.

FESTIVAL 2021 Rail Festival at Carillon Park | Aug. 21-22
Live steam engines, model train displays, historical exhibits, railroad vendors, free miniature train rides, food and more. From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission applies. Learn more at www.railfestival.com.

FESTIVAL Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival | Aug. 21-22
Live music, corn-on-the-cob eating contests, sweet corn meals, craft vendors and more. Learn more HERE.

Honoring Our Veterans and 1st Responders Pow Wow in Sidney | Aug. 21-22

Traditional Native American Pow Wow takes place at 655 S. Highland Ave.

LIVE MUSIC Freddie Neal at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Aug. 22

Freddie Neal will perform in the Beer Garden at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St. from 3-6 p.m.

Community Night for Pink Ribbon Girls in Troy | Aug. 24

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn in downtown Troy 20% off sales will benefit Pink Ribbon Girls.

LIVE MUSIC  Ithika at Bike Night in Dayton | Aug. 25

Bike Night takes place Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. at Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Rd. Bike Night is known to bring over 1,000 bikes plus it features food, drinks, live music, vendors and more.

FESTIVAL Spass Nacht 2021 in Kettering | Aug. 26

In honor of Kettering’s sister city, Steyr, Austria, enjoy authentic Austrian food, beverages, polka music and live entertainment at Lincoln Park in Kettering. Admission is free and it takes place from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Learn more HERE.

LIVE MUSIC  Until Rust at Wings in Vandalia | Aug. 26

The band will perform at Wings Sports Bar & Grille starting at 7 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC  Train with Vertical Horizon in Huber Heights | Aug. 26

Train and special guest Vertical Horizon will perform at The Rose Music Center. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

LIVE MUSIC Andy Shaw at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Aug. 26

Andy Shaw will perform in the Beer Garden at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St. from 7-10 p.m.

Johnston Farm & Indian Agency & Canal Boat Rides in Piqua | Thursday-Sunday

Tour the Historic Indian and Canal Museum and historic Johnston Homestead and farm, visit a 2,000-year-old Native American mound and take a ride on the General Harrison Canal Boat. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed July 4. Located at 9845 N. Hardin Rd. Admission is $9 for adults and $4 for children. 5 and under are free. Canal boat rides are offered at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Learn more at www.johnstonfarmohio.com.

Piqua Community Farmer's Market | Aug. 26

Find fresh local vegetables, baked goods, handmade crafts and more at this weekly market in front of Fort Piqua Plaza. It takes place from 3-6 p.m. and there are various special events and activities hosted throughout the season. See a full list of vendors and learn more at www.piquafarmersmarket.com.

FESTIVAL Donut Jam in Troy | Aug. 27
In preparation for The Tour De Donut Ohio event in Troy on Aug. 28, come to downtown Troy from 5-10:30 p.m. for music, drinks and fun.

Newton Local Market in Pleasant Hill | Aug. 27

Find produce and plants, baked goods, syrup and honey, plus homegoods, apparel, crafts, food trucks and drinks, entertainment, children's activities and more from 5-8 p.m. at in the parking lot at Newton High School, 201 N. Long St. An additional market will take place on Sept. 24. Learn more HERE.

Self-Led Night Hike at Garbry Big Woods in Piqua | Aug. 27
Come out for a self-led night hike from 8:30-10:30 p.m. This fun self led night hike will introduce you to the creatures that are active when the sun sets! Be sure to bring your flash light! This leisurely night walk in the park will vary from .5 to 1.5 miles. One registration per family/group. Groups will be spaced out in 5-minute intervals. An email will be sent the day before to sign up for your time slot. Register HERE.

West Milton Firemen’s Waffles | Aug. 27
Buy 4 waffles for $4 between 6-9 p.m. at the Fire Department, 701 S. Miami St.

 

Lunch & Learn in Tipp City | August 27

Join educators and ambassadors from Brukner Center at the Tipp City Library for a complimentary lunch provided by StoryPoint in Troy and a presentation " Insect & Insectivores" from noon to 1 p.m. Discover these six-legged creatures and learn about their habitats, body parts and metamorphosis. During this prestation you will meet a box turtle, a big brown bat plus some insects. Click HERE to register.

Friday Night Cruise-In at Rip Rap Roadhouse in Dayton | Aug. 27
This event takes place from 4-10 p.m. at 6024 Rip Rap Rd., just south of Tipp City. It is open to all makes and models and there is outside food and drinks available, as well as indoor dining. Plus live music and other activities for guests. Admission is free.

LIVE MUSIC  Carmen Clouse in Dayton | Aug. 27

Carmen Clouse will perform from 7-10 p.m. at Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Rd.

LIVE MUSIC  Thunderstruck (ACDC Tribute Band) at Wings in Vandalia | Aug. 27

The band will perform at Wings Sports Bar & Grille starting at 9 p.m.

FESTIVAL Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival | Aug. 27-28

Music and arts festival with vendors, demonstrations, dancing, a children’s area and more. Admission is free. Learn more HERE.

The Tour De Donut Ohio in Troy | Aug. 28
This is Ohio’s largest one-day cycling event. Learn more and sign up at www.thetourdedonut.com.

First Place Food Pantry “Take a Bite Out of Hunger” Event in Troy | Aug. 28 (Ticketed Event)
First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St. in Troy, will host this ticketed event at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 28. There will be a down on the bayou theme. Tickets are $30, which includes a dinner of jambalaya or homemade chicken and noodles (plus sides, appetizers, beverages and dessert) and entertainment by Gotham City Brass. Raffle tickets will be available for $10 each for a chance to win numerous gift cards. Follow the event and learn more HERE.

 

Tipp City Trans Am Cruise-In | Aug. 28
The Trans Am Club of America hosts this event along the streets of historic downtown Tipp City from 5-9 p.m. Vehicle registration is from 5-7 p.m. and the cost is $10. The public is welcome for free and can enjoy a 50/50 drawing, live DJ and drinks and food at local eateries and pubs.

LIVE MUSIC Redman-Haas Band at Indian Creek Distillery in New Carlisle | Aug. 28

Enjoy blues, R&B, soul and 60s music by the Redman-Haas Band and food from Tin Roof Mobile Food during this Summer Nights at the Stillhouse concert at Indian Creek Distillery, 7095 Staley Rd. The event takes place from 6-11 p.m. and there is a $15 cover charge. The event is BYOB and BYOChairs. For more information, call (937) 846-1443.

FESTIVAL Bacon Fest in Kettering | Aug. 28
Free and open to the public, savor the flavors of breakfast’s favorite side item—bacon! Every way you can cook and serve it. Plus music, drinks and more. Hours are 3-10 p.m.

 

LIVE MUSIC Jerry Mullins at the Leaf & Vine in Troy | Aug. 28

Jerry Mullins will perform at the Leaf & Vine in downtown Troy starting at 9 p.m., there is no cover charge.

 

LIVE MUSIC  Velvet Crush in Dayton | Aug. 28

The band will perform from 7-10 p.m. at Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Rd.


150-Year Celebration of Piatt Castle in West Liberty | Aug. 28
Details are being put together for this special event. Learn more at www.piattcastle.org.

FESTIVAL Fulton Farms Sweetcorn Festival in Troy | Aug. 28-29
Enjoy live music, food trucks, crafts, jumpys, hayrides, barnyard animals and more for two days at Fulton Farms, located on St. Rt. 202 between Troy and Tipp City.

8th Annual Golf Cart Rodeo at Poor Farmer’s Campground in Fletcher | Aug. 28
Arrive at 9 a.m. to watch this fun parade. Stick around for a fun weekend of camping. Learn more HERE.

Dancing with the Piqua Stars | Aug. 29
This event pairs local residents with dance instructors to raise money for the Piqua Arts Council. It takes place from 6-10 p.m. at Romer’s in Piqua. Learn more HERE.

LIVE MUSIC Disco Inferno at the Fraze in Kettering | Aug. 30
The “No. 1 Disco Tribute in the Midwest” at 8 p.m. at Fraze Pavilion. Admission is $5.

Community Night for the Miami County Dental Clinic in Troy | Aug. 31

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn in downtown Troy 20% off sales will benefit the Miami County Dental Clinic.

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Johnston Farm & Indian Agency & Canal Boat Rides in Piqua | Thursday-Sunday

Tour the Historic Indian and Canal Museum and historic Johnston Homestead and farm, visit a 2,000-year-old Native American mound and take a ride on the General Harrison Canal Boat. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed July 4. Located at 9845 N. Hardin Rd. Admission is $9 for adults and $4 for children. 5 and under are free. Canal boat rides are offered at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Learn more at www.johnstonfarmohio.com.

Piqua Community Farmer's Market | Sept. 2

Find fresh local vegetables, baked goods, handmade crafts and more at this weekly market in front of Fort Piqua Plaza. It takes place from 3-6 p.m. and there are various special events and activities hosted throughout the season. See a full list of vendors and learn more at www.piquafarmersmarket.com.

LIVE MUSIC Community Night Concert in Tipp City | Sept. 3
Enjoy an outdoor concert next to The Hotel Gallery on Second and Main streets from 5-7 p.m. The concert is free. Bring a chair for seating.

Friday Night Cruise-In at Rip Rap Roadhouse in Dayton | Sept. 3
This event takes place from 4-10 p.m. at 6024 Rip Rap Rd., just south of Tipp City. It is open to all makes and models and there is outside food and drinks available, as well as indoor dining. Plus live music and other activities for guests. Admission is free.

Labor Day Weekend Campout at Poor Farmer’s Campground in Fletcher | Sept. 3-6
This weekend is packed with fun events for campers. This includes a Shriner’s Pancake Breakfast, a steak and potato dinner, a murder mystery scavenger hunt, a light parade and more. Learn more HERE.

Rumble Mountain in West Milton | Sept. 3-5
Head to Karns Road in West Milton for this event featuring bike games on Saturday, a Bike Rodeo on Sunday, with adult games, live music, food and more all weekend. Public welcome. Follow the event and learn more HERE.

Terror Town III in Williamsburg | Sept. 3-Nov. 6
Get in the Halloween spirit very early at this unique ghost town/haunted house in nearby Williamsburg. Purchase tickets and learn more at allhallowsevellc.com.

FESTIVAL West Liberty Labor Day Festival | Sept. 3-6
A parade, food trucks, displays, antique equipment and vendors make up this annual celebration in West Liberty. Admission and parking are free. Learn more at www.westlibertylions.org.

LIVE MUSIC Tippapalooza in Tipp City | Sept. 4
Enjoy the very best in local music and songwriting at this annual event at Eagles Park. Along with music, enjoy food, drinks and family fun. Learn more at www.tippapalooza.com.

 

LIVE MUSIC Molly Hatchet in Versailles | Sept. 4

Legendary band Molly Hatchet will perform at BMI Speedway. For tickets and info, visit www.bmikarts.com/Calendar-of-Events_bc_4.html.

 

LIVE MUSIC John Legend in Huber Heights | Sept. 4
Local sensation John Legend at the Rose Music Center. Get tickets at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

 

LIVE MUSIC Country Legends Concert in West Liberty | Sept. 4
This lineup features Clay Walker, John Michael Montgomery, Confederate Railroad, Julia Cole, Dave Liles Band and The Overdrive Band. For tickets ($35), visit www.countrylegendscs.com/tickets-1.

FESTIVAL Fort Rowdy Gathering in Covington | Sept. 4-6
Visit a period encampment, enjoy local foods and desserts, listen to live music and more. Admission is free.

FESTIVAL Ohio Renaissance Festival in Waynesville | Weekends Sept. 4-Oct. 31
Travel back in time and see jousting, sword fighting, eat turkey legs, watch jugglers and so much more. There will be many special events throughout the season, including Feast of Fools, Romance Weekend and Tricks or Treats. Purchase tickets and learn more at www.renfestival.com.

Labor Day Special at Scene75 in Dayton | Sept. 6

From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the entertainment center all attractions are 50% off. 

FESTIVAL Alumapalooza in Jackson Center | Sept. 7-12
Alumapalooza is an annual event held at the Airstream, Inc. factory in Jackson Center. Each year Alumapalooza is different, but generally includes camping, seminars, entertainment, door prizes, gifts, factory tours, a group meal or two, and unlimited socializing. All brands of RVs are welcome to come to Alumapalooza. Learn more HERE.

Milton-Union Library’s Book Sale | Sept. 8-10

Paperbacks and children’s books are 25 cents, and adult books are 50 cents. Sale items include: hardbacks, textbooks, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, puzzles and more. A members’ night for New Friends only is Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Become a member that night for $5. The book sale will be Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a bag sale from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday (bags will be provided).

FESTIVAL Pony Wagon Days in St. Paris | Sept. 9-11
A small town festival with unique parade, plus vendors, music, food and more. Learn more at www.ponywagondays.com.

Johnston Farm & Indian Agency & Canal Boat Rides in Piqua | Thursday-Sunday

Tour the Historic Indian and Canal Museum and historic Johnston Homestead and farm, visit a 2,000-year-old Native American mound and take a ride on the General Harrison Canal Boat. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed July 4. Located at 9845 N. Hardin Rd. Admission is $9 for adults and $4 for children. 5 and under are free. Canal boat rides are offered at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Learn more at www.johnstonfarmohio.com.

Piqua Community Farmer's Market | Sept. 9

Find fresh local vegetables, baked goods, handmade crafts and more at this weekly market in front of Fort Piqua Plaza. It takes place from 3-6 p.m. and there are various special events and activities hosted throughout the season. See a full list of vendors and learn more at www.piquafarmersmarket.com.

Civil War Tech in Arcanum | Sept. 9
Arcanum local Robert Wiest will explain the beautiful simplicity of Civil War technology from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society, 123 W. George St. He’ll explore how the industrial revolution and advances in science and engineering perfected musket function, why the Union army issued wool uniforms and straight-lasted shoes to its soldiers, how a bayonet spent more time as a kitchen utensil than a weapon, and much more. The program is free.

West Milton Firemen’s Waffles | Sept. 10
Buy 4 waffles for $4 between 6-9 p.m. at the Fire Department, 701 S. Miami St.

Tunnel to Towers 9/11 Mobile Exhibit in Troy | Sept. 10-12
This traveling exhibit will be in downtown Troy in front of the courthouse, with the public invited to stop by throughout the weekend. Learn more HERE.

Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibition | Sept. 10-Oct. 1
Features around 200 works of art and can be seen at The Apple Tree Gallery in downtown Piqua.

Friday Night Cruise-In at Rip Rap Roadhouse in Dayton | Sept. 10
This event takes place from 4-10 p.m. at 6024 Rip Rap Rd., just south of Tipp City. It is open to all makes and models and there is outside food and drinks available, as well as indoor dining. Plus live music and other activities for guests. Admission is free.

FESTIVAL Balloon Fest in Urbana | Sept. 10-11
Takes place at Historic Grimes Field, 1636 N. Main St. and features balloon launches and glows, a wing and pizza eating contest, a flying lab, plus music, food trucks, a beer garden and children’s activities. Click HERE for more information.

FESTIVAL Springboro Oktoberfest | Sept. 10-11
Authentic German food, games, music, dancing and family fun at the Springboro United Church of Christ, 5 W. Mill St. Admission is $3 per guest and free for children 12 and under. Plan your visit HERE.

LIVE MUSIC Troy Porchfest | Sept. 11

Stroll through historic neighborhoods in Troy and listen to dozens of musicians and bands perform on porches and yards from 1-7 p.m., plus enjoy food and additional activities at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center and Troy-Miami County Public Library. Learn more at troyhayner.org/porchfest.

Wildflower Walk at Garbry Big Woods in Piqua | Sept. 11
Join a park district naturalist and take a leisurely hike at Garbry Big Woods to discover what fall wildflowers are in bloom from 10 a.m. to noon. The program is free.

Friends of the Troy-Miami County Public Library Pop-Up Book Sale | Sept. 11

This event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 11 & 18.

Light the Night Hike in Xenia | Sept. 11
Two miles of trail will be glowing with black light reflective powder and the glow will lead you to the end from 9-11 p.m. at Caesar Ford Park, 520 S. Stringtown Rd. Participants are encouraged to bring their own black light flashlights, but they can be provided if needed, and to wear black light reflective clothing. The program is free. For more information, call (937) 562-6440.

COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE in New Knoxville | Sept. 11

Paddles, Pedals & Pints in Sidney | Sept. 11

Featuring Sidney’s Great Miami Riverway trailhead, this event will include a bike ride, river canoe/kayak trip and more! Watch for details at www.sidneyalive.org.
 

LIVE MUSIC Slaughter with special guest Vixen in Versailles | Sept. 11

This duo will perform at BMI Speedway. For tickets and info, click HERE.

LIVE MUSIC Collective Soul and Better Than Ezra in Huber Heights | Sept. 11
At the Rose Music Center. Get tickets at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition | Sept. 11

There will be 35 food trucks from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Veteran's Park Amphitheater, 250 Cliff Park Rd. There will also be a beer garden. Admission is free. 

FESTIVAL St. Paris AppleFest | Sept. 11-12
Enjoy a street fair with craft vendors, apple-based foods and cooking contests, food vendors, games, a parade, a car and tractor show, battle of the bands and more. Follow the event HERE.

Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival in Urbana | Sept. 11, 18 & 25

Celebrate Ohio’s Freshwater Shrimp Harvest for three Saturdays straight in September from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Get your fill of mouth-watering seafood selections while enjoying a live music stage, multiple vendors and activities for the whole family. Explore live displays of fish, frogs, turtles and other native critters. Swing by the fish farm market for a taste of gourmet smoked trout products. Participate in the Trout Feeding Frenzy, sand castle play zone and our famous sturgeon pool, where you can pet Ohio’s largest native fish. Battle to win the Shrimp Peeling & Eating Contest, take home a souvenir T-shirt and enjoy the country atmosphere at the farm. Freshly harvested shrimp will be for sale beginning Saturday morning (until sold out). For more information, visit www.fwfarms.com/festival.

FESTIVAL Miami Valley Sports Festival | Sept. 11-13
The Miami Valley Sports Festival is a celebration of athletics, health and wellness. Athletic events represented include Powerlifting, Martial Arts, Taekwondo, Strong Man, Kung Fu, Jiu Jitsu, Bodybuilding,  Double Deadlift, Arm Wrestling, 5K, Youth "Best of Dayton" Athletic competition and so much more. Register and purchase tickets at www.miamivalleysportsfestival.com.

An Art Affair on the Square in Urbana | Sept. 11
This is a multi-arts festival featuring an artists’ market, juried art show, demonstrations, exhibits, children’s activities, food and more. It takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn more HERE.

Fall Cruise-In Car Show in Greenville | Sept. 11
This annual event takes place in downtown Greenville from 2-9 p.m. Admission is free.

FESTIVAL Beavercreek Popcorn Festival | Sept. 11-12
Popcorn, music, vendors, kid’s activities and more. Plan your visit HERE.

LIVE MUSIC George Thorogood & the Destroyers in Troy | Sept. 12
The show starts at 7 p.m. at Hobart Arena. Get tickets at hobartarena.com.

Winans to Winans Half Marathon in Miami County | Sept. 12
This race starts at the Miami County Courthouse and winds through the scenic countryside to the Winans Hometown Store in downtown Piqua. It begins at 8 a.m.

 

Mellow Yellow Walk at Cedar Bog in Urbana | Sept. 12
Cedar Bog Nature Preserve in Urbana will host self-guided tours from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. Naturalists will be located along the trails to answer any questions. Learn more at www.cedarbognp.org.

Bike Piqua Slow Roll | Sept. 13
Enjoy a slow-paced community bike ride on the expansive (12 miles!) bike trail system in Piqua. Meet at the Candlewood entrance on Candlewood Blvd. at South Street at 6 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC ZZ Top in Huber Heights | Sept. 14
Texas rock at the Rose Music Center. Get tickets at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

Johnston Farm & Indian Agency & Canal Boat Rides in Piqua | Thursday-Sunday

Tour the Historic Indian and Canal Museum and historic Johnston Homestead and farm, visit a 2,000-year-old Native American mound and take a ride on the General Harrison Canal Boat. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed July 4. Located at 9845 N. Hardin Rd. Admission is $9 for adults and $4 for children. 5 and under are free. Canal boat rides are offered at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Learn more at www.johnstonfarmohio.com.

Piqua Community Farmer's Market | Sept. 16

Find fresh local vegetables, baked goods, handmade crafts and more at this weekly market in front of Fort Piqua Plaza. It takes place from 3-6 p.m. and there are various special events and activities hosted throughout the season. See a full list of vendors and learn more at www.piquafarmersmarket.com.

Carl Springer Antique Tractor, Engine Show & Flea Market in Fletcher | Sept. 16-19
Along with tractor pulls and kiddie tractor pulls, antique tractor and engine displays and lots of food trucks, dozens of vendors and campers set up for a large flea market. Admission is $1. Learn more HERE.

West Milton Firemen’s Waffles | Sept. 17
Buy 4 waffles for $4 between 6-9 p.m. at the Fire Department, 701 S. Miami St.

Friday Night Cruise-In at Rip Rap Roadhouse in Dayton | Sept. 17
This event takes place from 4-10 p.m. at 6024 Rip Rap Rd., just south of Tipp City. It is open to all makes and models and there is outside food and drinks available, as well as indoor dining. Plus live music and other activities for guests. Admission is free.

FESTIVAL WACO Celebration & Fly-In in Troy | Sept. 17-19
See vintage WACO aircraft, enjoy food trucks, historical displays, museum tours, children’s activities and more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in Troy. Learn more at www.wacoairmuseum.org.

FESTIVAL WWII Tribute & Reenactment in Lewisburg | Sept. 17-19
See Axis and Allies reenactors, battles, living history, a USO Show, swing dancers, a “Live Radio” play, antique vehicles, entertainment, food and much more. Takes place from 1-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 261 E. Clay St. in Lewisburg. Admission is free.


Open Cockpit Bi-Plane Rides Available at WACO in Troy | Sept. 17-19

The WACO Air Museum in Troy will offer biplane rides (for a fee) on Sept. 17-19 and Oct. 16-17. Packages are $200 and $350 and can be split between two passengers. To reserve a spot and to learn more, call the museum at (937) 335-9226 or visit www.wacoairmuseum.org/sunny.

FESTIVAL Vandalia Oktoberfest | Sept. 17-18
Games of chance, German food, music and entertainment, crafts and more. Learn more at www.vandaliasistercities.org.

Dayton Home & Garden Show | Sept. 17-19
This annual event with home and garden ideas, vendors and more will take place at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

FESTIVAL Ohio Pawpaw Festival in Albany | Sept. 17-19
Everything pawpaw (Ohio’s state fruit), from a paw paw cook-off and eating contest to vendors, live entertainment, food trucks and a beer garden, a marketplace (with plenty of paw paw merchandise) and more. Learn more at ohiopawpawfest.com.

FESTIVAL Preble County Pork Festival | Sept. 17-19
Food, entertainment and arts and crafts, plus pig races at the Preble County Fairgrounds! Learn more at porkfestival.org.

FESTIVAL Taste of Piqua Festival | Sept. 18
This festival has arts and craft vendors, live music, a children’s area, a painting competition and lots of food, plus craft beers. It takes place in downtown Piqua from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Micro Professional Wrestling in Versailles | Sept. 18
BMI Indoor Speedway will host this event. Click HERE for details.

Date Night Series “Adventure Challenge” in Covington | Sept. 18
Work with your date as a team to complete a slew of outdoor challenges at Stillwater Prairie Reserve. Afterwards enjoy treats from ReU Juicery & Organic Kitchen. Register for a timeslot HERE.

Tawawa Park Cruise-In in Sidney | Sept. 18
Join in for the 4th Annual Tawawa Park Cruise-In. This year the Cruise-In is being held in conjunction with the Traveling Vietnam Wall Tribute and Field of Crosses being held at Custenborder Field. Golf carts will be available to shuttle visitors between the two parks for your convenience. Takes place from noon to 4 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC Yellow Springs PorchFest | Sept. 18
Walk around historic Yellow Springs listening to dozens of bands, solo artists and other musicians from noon to 7 p.m. Learn more at ysporchfest.com. Admission is free.

Preble County Pork Festival Fireworks | Sept. 18
This display will take place at 9:30 p.m. at the Preble County Fairgrounds. It is free.

Friends of the Troy-Miami County Public Library Pop-Up Book Sale | Sept. 18

This event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept.  18.

LIVE MUSIC Illumination Festival in Greenville | Sept. 18
Illumination Festival is a Christian music festival at the Darke County Fairgrounds bringing the best Christian music and activities to the area!

Waynesville Fall Fest | Saturdays and Sundays starting Sept. 18-19
From the Wildwater Mining Co. play area and Big Camel Mini Golf to the Not-So-Spooky Walking Trail and Ghost Town Village (for children), this is a unique place to enjoy fall fun. Learn more at www.waynesvillefallfest.com.

LIVE MUSIC Shenandoah in Sidney | Sept. 19
The Gateway Arts Council presents Shenandoah at 7 p.m. at the Sidney High School auditorium. Order tickets and learn more HERE.

Johnston Farm & Indian Agency & Canal Boat Rides in Piqua | Thursday-Sunday

Tour the Historic Indian and Canal Museum and historic Johnston Homestead and farm, visit a 2,000-year-old Native American mound and take a ride on the General Harrison Canal Boat. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed July 4. Located at 9845 N. Hardin Rd. Admission is $9 for adults and $4 for children. 5 and under are free. Canal boat rides are offered at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Learn more at www.johnstonfarmohio.com.

Piqua Community Farmer's Market | Sept. 23

Find fresh local vegetables, baked goods, handmade crafts and more at this weekly market in front of Fort Piqua Plaza. It takes place from 3-6 p.m. and there are various special events and activities hosted throughout the season. See a full list of vendors and learn more at www.piquafarmersmarket.com.

West Milton Firemen’s Waffles | Sept. 24
Buy 4 waffles for $4 between 6-9 p.m. at the Fire Department, 701 S. Miami St.

FESTIVAL Tipp City Mum Festival | Sept. 24-26
Start the festival with a car cruise-in in the downtown on Friday evening and come back Saturday morning at 10 a.m. for the parade before heading to City Park for food, music, vendors and a children’s play area. Plan your visit at www.tippcitymumfestival.org.

FESTIVAL St. Boniface Oktoberfest in Piqua | Sept. 24-25
Carnival rides and games, games of chance, food and special dinners, live music and entertainment and more. Free admission.

 

Newton Local Market in Pleasant Hill | Sept. 24

Find produce and plants, baked goods, syrup and honey, plus homegoods, apparel, crafts, food trucks and drinks, entertainment, children's activities and more from 5-8 p.m. at in the parking lot at Newton High School, 201 N. Long St. Learn more HERE.

FESTIVAL New Bremen Pumpkinfest | Sept. 24-25
A fun small town festival with games, music, food, beer trucks, dancing, arts and crafts booths and a large children’s area. Learn more at www.newbremenpumpkinfest.com.

Fall Open Houses in West Liberty | Sept. 24-25
Discover unique decorating ideas or start your Christmas shopping early. You will find home decor, antiques, baked goods and sweet treats, gift items, new and thrift clothes, books and more. Takes place both days in downtown West Liberty.

LIVE MUSIC Lost Lands Music Festival in Thornville | Sept. 24-26
Music, camping and…dinosaur animatronics! You just have to see it. Located east of Columbus near Buckeye Lake. Learn more at www.lostlandsfestival.com.

Self-Led Night Hike at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy | Sept. 24
Come out for a self-led night hike from 7:30-9:30 p.m. This fun self led night hike will introduce you to the creatures that are active when the sun sets! Be sure to bring your flash light! This leisurely night walk in the park will vary from .5 to 1.5 miles. One registration per family/group. Groups will be spaced out in 5-minute intervals. An email will be sent the day before to sign up for your time slot. Register HERE.

Friday Night Cruise-In at Rip Rap Roadhouse in Dayton | Sept. 24
This event takes place from 4-10 p.m. at 6024 Rip Rap Rd., just south of Tipp City. It is open to all makes and models and there is outside food and drinks available, as well as indoor dining. Plus live music and other activities for guests. Admission is free.

Merchant Mum Shop Hop in Tipp City | Sept. 25
Along with visiting City Park during the Mum Festival, head to the downtown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for special shopping offers indoors and out, plus food and other activities and entertainment.

FESTIVAL Prairie Days in Greenville | Sept. 25-26
Apple butter cooking over the fire; pioneers in and around the Log House; vendors displaying their wares; tall-tales being spun; crafts to make... must be Prairie Days! This 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. Takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Admission is free. Learn more HERE.

Harvest Extravaganza in Greenville | Sept. 25-26
An eclectic market held in an open space with over 50 local vendors 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. Along with shopping, enjoy tasty treats from local food trucks and vendors, live Bluegrass music with Tom Hale and Blackwater on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and The Bluegrass Rambles from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, and more.

This innovative market provides rustic gifts, furniture, and home décor all in one vibrant place. Vendors have a lot of vintage styles found at the market ranging from farmhouse to industrial and from mid-century to primitive. Handmade goods include jewelry, imaginative home décor, spa-style bath goodies, candles, mums, pumpkins and all things fall and Christmas. Each booth is set up like a miniature shop with a distinct & creative style. There will be a variety of food, including sandwiches, BBQ, wood fired pizza and breadsticks, fried chicken, ice cream, kettle corn, and baked goods, will be available at the market, along with lots of other treats. All parking donations go to Pleasant Hill Church of God. Come out to the country and enjoy an afternoon of shopping and support your local community.

FESTIVAL Festival of Flight in Fairborn | Sept. 25
This is a celebration of the innovative and world-changing aviation heritage in Dayton. It will take place on the grounds of Wright State University and includes live entertainment, fun aviation-themed experiences, food trucks and a kid’s zone. Learn more at festivalofflight.org.

Fall at the Farm Arts & Craft Show in Urbana | Sept. 25
This 2nd annual event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Woodruff Farm, 3143 E. U.S. 36. Follow the event HERE.

FESTIVAL Simon Kenton Chili Festival | Sept. 25
Cookers begin making their chili at 8 a.m. Along with being able to sample and vote for the different chilies, visitors can enjoy a beer garden, Hoopla and Pet parades, a children’s area, cornhole tournaments, a pepper eating contest and more. Plan your visit at chilicookoffofurbana.com.

FESTIVAL Germantown Pretzel Festival | Sept. 25-26
Along with all things pretzels, guests can enjoy carnival rides, arts and crafts, live music, lots of other kinds of food and more. Plan your visit at pretzelfestival.com.

Tour: Ohio Moundbuilders in Columbus | Sept. 29-Oct. 3
This ticketed tour ($1,295 per person) is being hosted by The Archaeological Conservancy on Sept. 29 through Oct. 3. It will travel to multiple Native American mound sites in Ohio, visiting many other interesting places along the way. Learn more HERE.

LIVE MUSIC Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Coming to Hobart Arena | Sept. 30
TROY – Hobart Arena announced yesterday that Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will be performing in Troy at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. Tickets are $40, $48 and $65, with additional VIP options available. Learn more HERE.