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September  

Dayton Physicians Foundation HOPE 5k Run/Walk in Dayton | Sept. 26
This 5k walk/run will take place at 9 a.m. at Welcome Stadium, 1601 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Online registration is $30 and same day is $35, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. 100 percent of the proceeds benefit cancer patients locally. For more information, call (937) 818-3457. To register online, click HERE.

ALS 5k Run/Walk Dave Peck Benefit in Troy | Sept. 26

The 5K Run/Walk starts at Duke Park at 9 a.m. and follows the bike path along the Great Miami River. To register click HERE.

Farm to Table at the Light on the Hill in Casstown | Sept. 26

Starting at 5 p.m. with Gratin Crepes, entrée of Tomawk pork chops, served with a side salad and dessert. Contact the Light on the Hill for more information at (937) 606-4258. Located at 2900 N. Rugged Hill Rd. in Casstown.

LIVE MUSIC Drew Rochotte in Troy | Sept. 26

Drew Rochotte will preform at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W Main St. from 3-6 p.m.

FESTIVAL Tipp City Mum Festival | now through Sept. 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 tippcitymumfestival.org.

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FESTIVAL Germantown Pretzel Festival | now through Sept. 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.

FESTIVAL Fall Festival at Indian Lake State Park | now through Sept. 26

Food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, beach bathing and swimming and other lake fun from 4-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil (SOFA) Quadstate Roundup in Troy | now through Sept. 26

The SOFA Quadstate Roundup is the largest blacksmith annual gathering in the United States. It includes three days of demonstrations and tailgate sales of blacksmith related items, camping and food on site. For tickets and more information click HERE.

LIVE MUSIC Lost Lands Music Festival in Thornville | now through Sept. 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.

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FESTIVAL Prairie Days in Greenville | now through Sept. 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.

Beer Garden and Poker Tent in Tipp City | now through Sept. 26

The Tipp City American Legion is hosting a Beer Garden/Poker Tent from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Mum Festival parking is available for $5. Located at 377 N. 3rd St.

Harvest Extravaganza in Greenville | now through Sept. 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.

 

Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibition | now through Oct. 1

Features around 200 works of art and can be seen at The Apple Tree Gallery in downtown Piqua.

Fall on the Farm at Crossway Farms in Sidney | Tues-Sun through Oct. 31

Fall on the Farm offers a giant U-pick pumpkin patch and sunflower field, a corn pit, sunflower maze, homemade donuts, apple cider slushies, the Crossway Corral Playzone (containing 20+ activities) and more, plus fall decorations, mums and straw. Located at 2211 Cisco Rd. Fall hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (937) 210-1590 or visit www.crosswayfarms.com

Lost Land Corn Maze at VanDemark Farm in Sidney | weekends through Oct. 31

Every weekend, a $10 bracelet provides access to The Lost Land Corn Maze, unlimited mini-golf, one hayride, a petting zoo, the BarnYard PlayZone and a bonfire. Concessions are available for an additional cost. Hours are 6-11 p.m. Friday; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Learn more at www.vandemarkfarm.com. Located at 2401 S. VanDemark Rd.

Ohio Renaissance Festival in Waynesville | weekends through 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.

Brumbaugh Fruit & Fun Farm in Arcanum | weekends through Nov. 1

Pay $10 and enter a world of fun that includes human hamster wheels, the Monster Mountain play area and Haunted Pumion Dwelling, the Kinda Kooky Korn Maze and Kiddie Korn Maze, the Rug Rat Tunnels, Noah’s Ark and so much more. Located at 6420 Arcanum-Hollansburg Rd. Fun Farm hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Stop in the market for fresh local apple cider, donuts and other treats. Ages 2 and under and 65 and older are free.

Trailing Moms & Tots in Tipp City | Sept. 27

Trailing Moms and Tots is a time for moms/dads and their tots that consists of a short naturalist led, stroller accessible, hike through Charleston Falls Preserve. From 10-11 a.m. Siblings are welcome. Register HERE.

Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Sept. 27

Join the library for Paws to Read on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. this fall through Nov. 15. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program.

More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org

Macrame Plant Workshop in Troy | Sept. 27

Fearless Finds Co is holding a macrame workshop from 5:30-7 p.m. at 619 Lincoln Ave. Participants will make a macrame plant hanger (beads optional) and receive a free plant. The cost is $24.99. To register click HERE.

Singo at 311 Drafthouse in Piqua | Sept. 28

Singo (music bingo) takes place from 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday at 311 Drafthouse in downtown Piqua.

Community Night for the Troy Literacy Council in Troy | Sept. 28

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn 20% of sales will benefit the Troy Literacy Council.

Art at the Mill at Bear’s Mill in Greenville | Sept. 28-Oct. 24
This month's Art at the Mill features artist is Tim Freeman. Stop by the Mill to see his work and stick around for a hike on the colorful trails to the Veterans Memorial & Covered Bridge and the spillway. The Clark Gallery and the Mill Shop at Bear’s Mill is located at 6450 Arcanum-Bear's Mill Road, about 5 miles east of Greenville and open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. “Art at the Mill,” curated by Jan Roestamadji and Julie Clark, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bear's Mill at (937) 548-5112 or www.bearsmill.org.

Music Bingo in West Milton | Sept. 29

Music Bingo takes place at Sourmugs Tavern, 101 N. Main St. starting at 7 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

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.

Salted Caramel Coffee Ale Taproom Release Party in Troy | Sept. 30

Join Moeller Brew Barn in the Taproom as their Salted Caramel Coffee Ale returns to the taps for fall at 5 p.m.

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.

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October   

Halloween Weekend at Poor Farmer’s Campground in Fletcher | Oct. 1-3

Come decorate your campsite for Halloween (see picture below right) and see others done up in very elaborate and colorful ways while also enjoying campground trick or treat, a costume contest, the Haunted Shelter (also open other days in October) and more. To reserve a campsite, call (937) 368-2449.

Frist Friday Event Adopt a Shelter Dog in Troy | Oct. 1

This event takes place from 5:30-8 p.m. at the public square on Main Street in Troy. Come support the local animal shelter and animals while you shop businesses open late, and grab a bite to eat from a local restaurant.


Harvest Beer Crawl in Tipp City | Oct. 1 (Ticketed event)
A $30 ticket includes 10 tastings of exclusive and unique beers at businesses and restaurants in downtown Tipp City. Tickets available through the Downtown Tipp City Partnership.

Owl & Howl in Covington | Oct. 1

Join park district naturalist Amalee Houk from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Rangeline Road Access in trying to call two animals uncommonly seen by humans: owls and coyotes. Learn about these mysterious animals while on a leisurely hike. Registration is required HERE.

Ohio Mushrooms in Troy | Oct. 1

The Miami County Master Gardener Volunteers will have an educational session available to the public on “Ohio Mushrooms” at the next session in the Coffee with the Master Gardeners series on October 1 at 10 a.m. They will host Erika Lyon, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator of Jefferson and Harrison Counties. She will be sharing information about mushrooms that can be found in the wild and how to cultivate mushrooms in your own backyard. The session will be offered virtual or in person at the Hobart Center for County Government. The cost is $5 and pre-registration is requested. For more details contact the Extension office at 937-440-3945 or by email at bennett.709@osu.edu. Visit go.osu.edu/miamicoffee or the Facebook page “Miami County Master Gardeners” for more information.
 

LIVE MUSIC Zach Burnette in Tipp City | Oct. 1

Tipp City Eagles, 202 E. Main St., will host Country music artist Zach Burnette at 8 p.m. The bar is also hosting Taco Night. The performance is free and open to the public.

Haunted Shelter at Poor Farmer’s Campground in Fletcher | Oct. 1-2-8-9-15-16

The Haunted Shelter will be open to the public from 9-11 p.m. at Poor Farmers Campground in Fletcher.

Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got The Will? In Troy | Oct. 1-3

A play performed by the Troy Civic Theatre, at the Troy City Park. Friday and Saturdays start at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Cost is $14 per person and can be purchased by calling (937) 339-7700, or online at troycivictheatre.com.

FESTIVAL Minster Oktoberfest | Oct. 1-3
One of the most popular and largest Oktoberfests in western Ohio, visitors to this annual event come for the parade, the car show, the milk jugs full of beer, German music and food and the many vendors and activities. Plan your visit at minsteroktoberfest.com.

 

FESTIVAL Heritage of Flight Festival & Parade in New Carlisle | Oct. 1-3
Starts Friday evening with a Classic Car Cruise-In and live entertainment and continues Saturday and Sunday with the impressive Parade of Planes, vendors, food, Easy Chair Races and more. Plan your visit at heritageofflight.com.

 

FESTIVAL Ohio Gourd Show in Delaware | Oct. 1-3

This annual event takes place at the Delaware County Fairgrounds and contains all things gourds, but mostly gourd-based art. Learn more HERE.

Friday Night Cruise-In at Rip Rap Roadhouse in Dayton | Oct. 1-8-15-22-29
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 Fall Celebration at the Johnston Farm in Piqua | Oct. 2
Have you ever wondered what the Miami and Erie Canal looks like in the fall? Join the fun for this special day of activities at the Johnston Farm. There will be canal boat rides aboard the General Harrison of Piqua at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. to give passengers an idea of what canawlers saw in 1845 as they moved across western Ohio by canal boat in the fall foliage. Join the staff and volunteers of the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency for this special fall afternoon and take part in a variety of activities and demonstrations at the home of John Johnston as well as a tour of the home. Be sure to include a visit to the Historic Indian and Canal Museum. Regular site admission applies. Plan your visit at www.johnstonfarmohio.com.


18th Annual Chocolate Festival in Dayton | Oct. 2
This event takes place at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds and features chocolatiers, food trucks, local craft and food vendors, a free kids zone with games and prizes and entertainment. Admission and parking are free. Takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

 

Extreme Halloween Egg Hunt in Xenia | Oct. 2
Search for black and orange eggs filled with prizes from 8-11 p.m. at Caesar Ford Park, 520 S. Stringtown Rd. The event is for adults age 18 and older and flashlights are required. The cost is $5 and registration is required by calling (937) 562-6440.

Thompson’s Fall Fest in Tipp City | Oct. 2

From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. get ready for Fall with pumpkins, corn, pick-your-own sunflowers, vendors and more. Located at Thompson’s Primitives and Produces at 5904 Troy Frederick Rd.

 

Free Paper Shredding in Troy | Oct. 2

The Miami County Solid Waste District is holding a free paper shredding event for Miami County residents from 8 a.m. to noon at the Miami County Fairgrounds under the Grandstand. Paper will be securely shredded onsite and recycled (limit of 4 file boxes or equivalent per resident). For more information visit miamicountyrecycles.org.

LIVE MUSIC Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses & LILIAC in Versailles | Oct. 2
Takes place at 7 p.m. at BMI Indoor Speedway. Tickets are $25.
 

LIVE MUSIC North Lindsey in Troy | Oct. 2

North Lindsey will preform at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W Main St. starting at 7 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC Retrobution in Dayton | Oct. 2

Retrobution will preform at Wings Sports Bar & Grille, 7902 N. Dixie Dr., starting at 9 p.m.

Tour of Troy Homes | Oct. 3

The Museum of Troy History is hosting a Tour of Troy Homes from 1-4 p.m. There are three homes on the tour and refreshments at the museum, 124 E. Water St. The ticket cost is a $10 donation. Tickets will not be sold the day of the tour, they must be purchased in advance by mailing a check to the museum (tickets will then be mailed).

 

Open House at the Bethel Twp. Fire Department | Oct. 3

The Bethel Twp. Fire Department will host an Open House from 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 3 in Brandt. The event will feature fire safety activities for children, station tours and food, including burgers, hot dogs, chips and cookies. The event is free.

Bingo in Pleasant Hill | Oct. 3

Bingo takes place at the Newton School cafeteria from 2-4 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.). The entry fee is two non-perishable items for the Pleasant Hill Food Pantry. A 4x25 drawing will be held as well.

LIVE MUSIC Topher James in Troy | Oct. 3

Topher James will preform at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W Main St. from 3-6 p.m.

Sunshine Club at the Troy Library | Oct. 4

This group meets once a month to work on a community project from 3:45-4:45 p.m. at the Troy library. This month the group will be making thank you/appreciation cards for the Troy Fire Department and they will be accepting donations to make a goodie basket to include with the cards. No registration is required and all ages are welcome. For more information call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 123.

 

Make-It Mondays at the Troy Library | Oct. 4

Elementary schoolers are invited to make a fun craft in the park behind the library from 4-5 p.m. This week’s craft is a Popsicle stick catapult. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve a spot or for more information call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext.121.

Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Oct. 4

Join the library for Paws to Read on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. this fall through Nov. 15. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program.

More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org

Teen Crafternoons: Zombie Stitches at the Troy Library | Oct. 5

One Tuesday a month the Troy library, located at 419 W. Main St., hosts creative fun for teens (ages 11+). At 4 p.m., participants will be sewing felt zombies. Registration is required and available at www.tmcpl.org. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 121.

Community Night for Health Partners Free Clinic in Troy | Oct. 5

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn 20% of sales will benefit the Health Partners Free Clinic.

Singo at 311 Drafthouse in Piqua | Oct. 5

Singo (musis bingo) takes place from 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday at 311 Drafthouse in downtown Piqua.

LIVE MUSIC Dwight Yoakam in Troy |Oct. 7

Dwight Yoakam will perform at 8 p.m. at Hobart Arena in Troy. Tickets are available at www.hobartarena.com.

LIVE MUSIC Travis Crawford in Troy | Oct. 7

Travis Crawford will preform at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W Main St. from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

 
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Halloween Cruise-In at Poor Farmer’s Campground in Fletcher | Oct. 8
This Halloween-themed cruise-in will take place from 4-10 p.m. at 7211 Lostcreek-Shelby Rd. From 6-8 p.m., children will walk through the show with their Halloween costumes on, trick or treating at the different cars. Admission is free and there will be food vendors on-site.

 

Frights and Flights in Englewood | Oct. 8

A coffee themed pumpkin carving/painting contest by Café 19 from 6–8:30 p.m. Drinks will be available to purchase such as coffee and hot chocolate. Cost is a $5 entry per pumpkin. Located at 19 W. National Rd. 
 

LIVE MUSIC Pink-toberfest 5K and Concert in Troy | Oct. 8

The Pink Ribbon Girls will host this fundraising event from 5-11 p.m. in downtown Troy. Check-in and registration begins for a 5k between 5-6 p.m. with the race at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. there will be a concert featuring Clark Manson and Darryl Worley. Pre-registration for the 5K is $30 and includes an event shirt and www.bit.ly/Pinktoberfest5k21.

 

LIVE MUSIC Elia Burkart in Troy | Oct. 8

Topher James will preform at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W Main St. from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

 

Halloween Campout at Lake Loramie State Park | Oct. 8-9 & Oct. 15-16

Two Halloween Campout weekends feature campsite decorating, costume contests, fun Halloween activities for adults and children and more. Make reservations at reserveohio.com/OhioCampWeb.


Halloween Campout at Kiser Lake State Park | Oct. 8-10
A full weekend of campground fun, starting with Halloween campsite decorating and costume contests on Friday, trick or treat and a haunted trail on Saturday and a scavenger hunt on Sunday. Make reservations at reserveohio.com/OhioCampWeb.

Light and Color: Portraits and Landscapes by Heather Bullach in Troy | Oct. 8-Nov. 28

Heather Bullach is a portrait and landscape artist working primarily in oils. Her style ranges from hyper-realism to expressive impressionism and her work is widely exhibited around northeast Ohio, including seven solo exhibitions since 2011. The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will host this exhibit during regular hours. An Opening Reception will take place from 5-6:45 p.m. on Oct. 8. It is free to attend and admission to the Hayer is also free.

Rocktober Magic 5k Run/Walk in Tipp City | Oct. 9

The race benefits Project Believe, which provides comfort and support for youth who have been left without permanent homes due to mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Registration is $30 which includes a race t-shirt. The race will take place at Kyle Park at 9 a.m. Register online HERE.

 

Boos & Brews Fall Fest in Sidney | Oct. 9
Coffee, costumes, trick-or-treat, and the last day of the Great Sidney Farmer’s Market. Starts at 8 a.m.

Night Ride (Cycling by Flashlight) in Xenia |
Oct. 9
Take a 17-mile moonlight ride from Xenia Station to Cedarville on the Ohio-to-Erie Trail from 7-9 p.m. All riders must be 18 and older, wear a helmet and have lights on their bikes. For more information, call (937) 562-6440.

FESTIVAL Lebanon Oktoberfest | Oct. 9
Historic downtown Lebanon turns German from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. this day with craft beer, wine, food, craft vendors, music, children’s activities and more. A Pooch Parade takes place on Main Street at 11 a.m. Admission is free.

LIVE MUSIC Oktoberfest at the Brew Barn in Troy| Oct. 9

From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn. Free mugs for early guests, live entertainment from Ken and Mary Turbo from 7-10 p.m., Stein Hoist competition and festive brews on tap. Located at 214 W. Main St. 

Fall Open House at Historic Bear’s Mill in Greenville | Oct. 9-10

Takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy fall décor, local artwork, gifts, tours and more, plus see the beautiful fall foliage on the hiking trails around the Mill that lead to a Veterans Memorial & Covered Bridge on the property and the Greenville Creek spillway. Admission is free. Learn more HERE.

FESTIVAL Fall Farm Fest in Troy | Oct. 9-10
This two-day festival takes place at Lost Creek Reserve, just east of Troy and includes a scarecrow lane (with tractor rides to see them), a pumpkin patch, farm animals and rides, food, live music and games for children. Admission is free. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Learn more HERE.

 

FESTIVAL Midnight at Moonville in McArthur | Oct. 9-10
Do you believe in ghosts? You just might after spending a night in the haunted Moonville Tunnel.Midnight at Moonville is a one-day Halloween-themed event featuring dramatic storytelling, wagon rides, regional craft vendors, souvenirs, historical presentations, music performances, roaming spooks, and much more. The event will end with an interactive demonstration of paranormal investigation techniques hosted by a respected research group. The event will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 3 p.m. to midnight. Parking will be at 71945 Shea Road, McArthur, Ohio 45651. There will be a $5 parking charge per vehicle, but most activities and entertainment are free. For more information, visit www.MidnightAtMoonville.com.

 

FESTIVAL Enon Apple Butter Festival | Oct. 9-10
The Enon Community Historical Society will be making apple butter the old-fashioned way (in six, 50-gallon copper kettles cooked over open wood-burning fires, and canning and selling fresh butter to festival-goers. Along with apple butter, this festival has tons of food vendors, crafts and gift booths, demonstrations, music and entertainment and more. Free admission. Learn more HERE.

 

FESTIVAL Ohio Sauerkraut Festival in Waynesville | Oct. 9-10
More than 450 craft vendors offering handmade goods and 60 types of food (many sauerkraut-themed) highlight festival in historic Waynesville. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Learn more HERE.

 

FESTIVAL Holmes County Antique Festival in Millersburg | Oct. 9-10
Antiques, a classic car show, a costume contest, arts and crafts, live music, a Grand Parade, and lots of food, all in the Gateway to Amish Country. Admission is free. Learn more HERE.

Country Day's Market in Casstown | Oct. 10

Spend a day in the country supporting local makers at this second annual fall event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lostcreek Memory Barn, 3360 N. St. Rt. 589.

Covington Fire & Rescue Pork Chop Dinner | Oct. 10

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Covington Fire & Rescue, 801 E. Broadway, pork chop meals will be served for $12. Meals include: pork chop, coleslaw, potatoes au gratin, roll, cookie and a drink. Dine-in or carry-out available.  Tickets are pre-sale only and must be purchased by September 28 from any Covington Fire & Rescue member.

LIVE MUSIC Brandon Dues in Troy | Oct. 10

Brandon Dues will preform at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W Main St. from 3-6 p.m.

Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Oct. 11

Join the library for Paws to Read on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. this fall through Nov. 15. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program.

More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org

Community Night for RT Industries in Troy | Oct. 12

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn 20% of sales will benefit RT Industries.

Singo at 311 Drafthouse in Piqua | Oct. 12

Singo (musis bingo) takes place from 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday at 311 Drafthouse in downtown Piqua.

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FESTIVAL Bradford Pumpkin Show | Oct. 12-16
Take in 5 days of one of the greatest small town festivals in western Ohio and beyond. You can ride carnival rides and play games, eat pumpkin ice cream, tenderloin sandwiches and tons of fair food, see numerous parades and so much more. Free admission, but bring money for the rides and food! Plan your visit at www.bradfordpumpkinshow.org.

LEGO Club at the Troy Library | Oct. 13

LEGO Club meets every month this fall at the Troy library from 4-5 p.m. Each month there will be a new construction challenge to build. This is for children ages 5+. Registration is required and available at www.tmcpl.org. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 121.

Fall Super Book Sale in Troy | Oct. 14-16

The Troy library will have a selection of books, DVDs, magazines, and more for sale. Visitors can also join the Friends of the Library or renew a Friends membership. Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. is a Members’ Only Preview Night (if you want to join or renew your Friends of the Library membership before the sale, forms are available HERE). Friday and Saturday the sale takes place from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday only there will be a $2-a-Bag Day and 1/2 price specials. The sale takes place at the Miami County Fairgrounds Poultry Barn, 650 N. Co. Rd. 25A. For more information call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110.

LIVE MUSIC Elia Burkart in Troy | Oct. 14

Elia Burkart will preform at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W Main St. starting at 6:30 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC Tesla in Troy | Oct. 15

Telsa, along with special guests Bad Marriage and Signal 13, will be at Hobart Arena. Tickets range from $31-$68 and can be purchased at www.hobartarena.com.

 

FESTIVAL Apple Festival in Van Wert | Oct. 15-16
Three events in one—Apple Festival, Harvest Happenings and the Dairy Barn Emporium at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Learn more HERE.

FESTIVAL Fall Festival of Leaves in Bainbridge | Oct 15-17
Located in the Appalachian foothills on U.S. 50, this festival combines arts, crafts, entertainment, a giant flea market, midways, parades, a car show and more with four self-guided “Skyline Drive” scenic tours. Learn more at fallfestivalofleaves.com.

 

FESTIVAL Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival at Roscoe Village in Coshocton | Oct. 15-17
Historic Roscoe Village (a restored canal-era town) hosts this annual festival. It has vendors, canal boat rides, shops, music and lots of food and history. Learn more at roscoevillage.com.

Dayton Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Expo |
Oct. 15-17
Takes place at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Learn more HERE.

 

Charm at the Farm Vintage Market in Lebanon | Oct. 15-17 (Ticketed event)
This is an open-air shopping vintage market that takes place on a 56-acre farm at 4953 Bunnell Hill Rd. Learn more HERE.

 

SC Collectibles Sports Card Show in Piqua | Oct. 15-17

The sports card and collectibles show takes place at the Miami Valley Centre Mall Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. The event features close to 50 tables covering the mall with dealers, and additional sports themed items.

Schoenbrunn Village Colonial Trade Fair in New Philadelphia | Oct. 15-17
The Fair is located on the actual site of the Delaware Moravian Village in use from 1772 thru 1777. There are 17 reconstructed buildings on their original village site. The village contains the school, meeting house, 4 native round log cabins and 14 square log cabins.  During the fair, visitors will be surrounded by 18th century re-enactors and natives displaying their trade goods, music, cooking demonstrations, weaving, with many traders and re-enactors living in the cabins. You will be treated 18th century medical demonstrations, an 18th century Apothecary, musket demonstrations, an 18th century church service on Sunday, indentured servant demonstrations, 18th century kids games and activities and so much more. Learn more HERE.
 

MCPH 3rd Annual Halloween Costume Fun Run in Troy | Oct. 16

Miami County Public Health is hosting its 3rd annual Halloween Costume Fun Run. Participants can dress up in their favorite costume for a 2.5 mile run beginning at Treasure Island Park and following the Great Miami Bike Trail. This free family event is open to all fitness/activity levels. The paved bike trail is wheel chair and stroller friendly. Registered children 12 and under will receive a trick-or-treat goodie bag. Click HERE to register.


Grandma Gatewood’s Fall Colors Hike at Hocking Hills | Oct. 16
This annual event is a strenuous 6-mile hike (3 miles of which is on the Buckeye Trail) that is led by a naturalist and starts at the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center. This is during the peak of the beautiful fall foliage Hocking Hills is world-famous for.
 

Taste of Troy Trivia Night | Oct. 16 (Ticketed event)

This event takes place from 6-9 p.m. at 444 E. Water St. Play trivia, enjoy treats from local downtown businesses, and a chance to earn prizes. This is a ticketed event. Contact the Troy Main Street office at (937) 339-5455 for more information. 

 

Plants for Paws Swap and Shop in Tipp City | Oct. 16

Plants, coffee, and raffles from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. located at Our Farm Sanctuary, 6495 Agenbroad Rd. 

 

Overfield Tavern Takeout in Troy | Oct. 16

From 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. enjoy a grilled Duroc pork chop and sides served by volunteers in historic costumes. Tickets are $35 and available at Eventbrite.com. Overfield Tavern Museum is located at 201 E. Water St. 

 

Trunk or Treat in Pleasant Hill | Oct. 16

The Pleasant Hill library will host Trunk or Treat from 11 a.m. to noon. The library is located at 12 N. Main St.


Haunted Forest in Beavercreek | Oct. 16
Bring your friends and a flashlight to solve the mystery of the strange beasts along the haunted trail at Russ Nature Reserve, 2380 Kemp Rd., then gather ’round to hear Greene County’s most chilling ghost stories around a bonfire. Free s’mores and soda will be available while supplies last. The event is free but registration is required by calling (937) 562-6440.
 

2021 Spooky Pooch Parade in Lakewood | Oct. 16

If you’ll be in the Cleveland area and love dogs dressed up Halloween costumes, head out to this 3-hour-long parade taking place from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Madison Park. It is free to watch and $10 to enter your pet! (This is the same weekend as Cleveland’s famous International Food and Culture Festival.


Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market | Oct. 16-17
Takes place at the Clark County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. A small admission is charged.

 

Halloween Campout at Indian Lake State Park | Oct. 16 & Oct. 23

Activities take place on Saturday and include Halloween contests, trick or treat and activities for campers. Make reservations at reserveohio.com/OhioCampWeb.
 

Vintage Train Excursion in Saint Paris | Oct. 17
Take a vintage train ride from Saint Paris to Quincy and cross over the largest trestle in Ohio during three trips this day—10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the Champaign County Preservation Alliance.

LIVE MUSIC Rick Sylvester in Troy | Oct. 17

Rick Sylvester will preform at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W Main St. from 3-6 p.m.

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Overdue for a Brew in Tipp City | Oct. 18

The Tipp City library will host an outdoor beer tasting event with beer writer and Advanced Cicerone David Nilsen from 6:30-7:45 p.m. The discussion will focus on fall and winter seasonal beer styles and participants will taste some examples. This free event is for ages 21 and up. Registration is required. Contact the library at (937) 667-3826 to register.

 

Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Oct. 18

Join the library for Paws to Read on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. this fall through Nov. 15. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program.

More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org

Make-It Mondays at the Troy Library | Oct. 18

Elementary schoolers are invited to make a fun craft in the park behind the library from 4-5 p.m. This week’s craft is a monster with light-up eyes using a paper circuit. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve a spot or for more information call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext.121.

Funday Monday STEM Kits at the Pleasant Hill Library | Oct. 18

Families can stop in the library between 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. to pick up a STEM kit for elementary students. While supplies last.

Adult Halloween Screen Printing at Pleasant Hill Library | Oct. 18

Bring a t-shirt and the library will supply a bag for participants to print their own matching set for Halloween. Begins at 5 p.m. Registration is required and available at the library or by calling (937) 676-2731.

Full Hunter’s Moon Hike in Greenville | Oct. 19
Darke County Parks will host this free event at 7:30 p.m. at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Along with hiking beneath the full moon, a naturalist will attempt to call nocturnal animals in the forest. Flashlights are welcome. Dress for the weather.

 

Community Night for Blue Stars Mothers of America in Troy | Oct. 19

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn 20% of sales will benefit Blue Stars Mothers of America.

Singo at 311 Drafthouse in Piqua | Oct. 19

Singo (musis bingo) takes place from 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday at 311 Drafthouse in downtown Piqua.

Beggar’s Night in Downtown Greenville | Oct. 21

Mainstreet Greenville hosts this public event from 7-9 p.m. Bring the kids for trick or treat and get some shopping done.

Kids Brick Builders at Pleasant Hill Library | Oct. 21

The Pleasant Hill library hosts this monthly LEGO building time for children in grades 1-4 at 3 p.m. All LEGOS provided. Registration is required and available at the library or by calling 937.676.2731.

LIVE MUSIC Travis Tritt in Troy |Oct. 21
Travis Tritt will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Hobart Arena in Troy. Tickets are available at www.hobartarena.com.
 

LIVE MUSIC Cory Breth in Troy | Oct. 21

Cory Breth will preform at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W Main St. from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Parade of Homes | Oct. 23-24

Visit 13 houses from Tipp City to Botkins from noon to 4 p.m. both days. The free event showcases beautiful homes that are fresh to the market. The event is hosted by the Western Ohio HBA and presented by MinsterBank. Get a virtual look at poh.westernohiohba.com.  

 

Great Pumpkin Hunt in Greenville | Oct. 23

The Great Pumpkin Hunt is an opportunity for a non-scary Halloween experience while exploring the woods on a crisp fall day at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Come dressed in your Halloween outfit for an added treat. Registration is required for this event and can be obtained through Darke County Parks.

 

6th Annual RuckUp22 in Tipp City | Oct. 23

This event can be a 10-, 12- or 22-mile ruck for veteran suicide prevention, physical/mental wellness, and general support. All proceeds benefit The Battle Buddy Foundation, Odyssey and others with a goal to improve the lives of veterans and their families. The theme of 22 is meant to bring awareness that every day 22 Veterans take their own lives. Registration fee is $22/person HERE.

 

Labor of Love Pawsghetti Dinner in Troy | Oct. 23
Labor of Love Pet Rescue is hosting a pawsghetti dinner at Staunton Grange Hall, 1530 N. Market St. from 4-7 p.m.
Dine-in or carry-out are available for a 
$10 donation. The meal includes meatballs, garlic bread, salad, beverage, and Frisch's pumpkin or pecan pie. There will also be a raffle of baskets/items. Presale tickets only are available at laberoflovepetrescue.com/events/.

Fall Hike at Shawnee State Park | Oct. 23
Known as Ohio’s “Little Smoky Mountains” and located in southern Ohio, this annual hike explores the beautiful fall foliage and natural beauty at this secluded state park. It is free, including food that is provided by the Friends of the Park. It takes place from 9-11 a.m.

 

Professional Bull Riders at the Nutter Center in Fairborn | Oct. 23

Tickets start at $18 for this bull riding extravaganza at 7 p.m.

5th Annual Fall & Halloween Property Decorating Contest in Pleasant Hill |Oct. 24

Pleasant Hill residents will have the opportunity to vote using the following criteria: creativity, light & decorations and overall appearance. Prizes are: 1st Place - $75 and 2nd Place - $50 (awarded in each category). Ballots can be picked up at the library parking lot October 24. Judging will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. and winners will be announced at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by the Village Council. Those interested in competing can register at PleasantHillOhio.com (registration is open October 1-21).

LIVE MUSIC Jeff Tucker in Troy | Oct. 24

Jeff Tucker will preform at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W Main St. from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Oct. 25

Join the library for Paws to Read on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. this fall through Nov. 15. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program.

More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org

Mushroom Ramble in Greenville | Oct. 26

A change in perspective is all you need to enjoy the wonderful word of mushrooms. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Routzong Preserve, take a hike with a naturalist to discover how many different species are living in the forest and where to find them. The program is free.

 

Community Night for Ewes, Hares & Creations 4-H Club in Troy | Oct. 26

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn 20% of sales will benefit Ewes, Hares & Creations 4-H Club.

Singo at 311 Drafthouse in Piqua | Oct. 26

Singo (musis bingo) takes place from 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday at 311 Drafthouse in downtown Piqua.

Paint the Pumpkins at Pleasant Hill Library | Oct. 27

The annual pumpkin painting at the Pleasant Hill library takes place from 5-6:30 p.m. The library will be providing the pumpkins and the paint. For those that are unable to stay, the library is offering kits that can be picked up that day to do at home. This event is for all ages. Registration is required and available at the library or by calling (937) 676-2731.

Pumpkin Glow in Xenia | Oct. 27-30
The trails of Caesar Ford Park will be filled with hand-painted, custom pumpkins, all done with black light reflective paint. When you arrive at the park, you will be given a black flashlight, or you can bring your own. You’ll then set out on a mile-long hike with hundreds of pumpkins to discover. The trail is free and takes place from 6-9 p.m. each night at 520 S. Stringtown Rd. For more information, call (937) 562-6440.

Halloween Happening in Troy |
Oct. 30

Dress in your favorite Halloween costume and come out to Lost Creek Reserve for a Jack-o-lantern hike, cider and donut holes. Admission and goodies are free and provided by the Volunteers in Parks. The event is from 8-10 p.m.
 

Harry Potter Trick or Treat in Tipp City | Oct. 30
Come dressed as your favorite character and stroll around downtown Tipp City businesses for trick or treat from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be treat bags and raffle cards handed out to participants.

Murder Mystery Dinner in Sidney |
Oct. 30 (Ticketed event)
A classic whodunnit dinner with the theme being “Totally Rad 80’s Prom Gone Bad.” You can choose to be a starring character or just a bystander, you’ll have a blast either way! Tickets are required for this downtown fundraiser and can be obtained by calling (937) 658-6945.

Hometown Halloween in Troy |
Oct. 30
Children can trick or treat at downtown merchants. The event begins at 9 a.m. with a costume contest and costume parade hosted by the Troy Noon Optimists in the parking lot of the Hobart Government Center and is followed by the trick or treat event.

 

Art at the Mill at Bear’s Mill | Oct. 30

This month's Art at the Mill features artists Vincent Saulnier and Scot Thayer. Stop by the Mill to see their work and stick around to start some early Christmas shopping in the Mill store and to go for a hike on the colorful walking trails, including to the Veterans Memorial & Covered Bridge and the spillway. The Clark Gallery and the Mill Shop is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. “Art at the Mill,” curated by Jan Roestamadji and Julie Clark, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bear's Mill at (937) 548-5112 or www.bearsmill.org.

Hometown Halloween in Troy | Oct. 30

From 9-12 p.m. in downtown Troy, wear your favorite costume for the costume contest and go trick or treating with local businesses. Costume contest and parade start at 9 p.m. at the Hobart Government Building.

LIVE MUSIC The Texas Tenors in Troy | Oct. 30
The Texas Tenors will perform at 7:30 p.m. during the Grand Opening Celebration at the Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy. Tickets are available at arbogastpac.com.

LIVE MUSIC Kodebreaker in Covington |Oct. 30

Kodebreaker is a high energy 80s Hair Rock cover band. They are preforming at EndZone Sports Lounge, 601 E. Broadway St. from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

 

Fall at the Fairgrounds Craft Show in Springfield | Oct. 30 & 31

This is a fundraiser for the animal shelter that takes place at the Clark County Fairgrounds. There will be over 100 vendors, crafters, artists and authors. Hours are Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is a $2 donation.

Trick-n-Treat in Pleasant Hill | Oct. 31

The Village of Pleasant Hill will hold Trick-n-Treat from 3-5 p.m. with a parade beginning at 5 p.m. at the Newton School, with costume judging immediately following.

LIVE MUSIC 2 Dudes Acoustic in Troy | Oct. 31

3 Dudes Acoustic will preform at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W Main St. from 3-6 p.m.

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November   

Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Nov. 1

Join the library for Paws to Read on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. this fall through Nov. 15. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program.

More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org

Make-It Mondays at the Troy Library | Nov. 1

Elementary schoolers are invited to make a fun craft in the park behind the library from 4-5 p.m. This week’s craft is making & decorating a puzzle on a precut template. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve a spot or for more information call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext.121.

Teen Crafternoons: Faux Stained Glass at the Troy Library | Nov. 2

One Tuesday a month the Troy library, located at 419 W. Main St., hosts creative fun for teens (ages 11+). At 4 p.m., participants will trace their own design and then color it in to transform a picture frame into a new “stained glass” artwork. Registration is required and available at www.tmcpl.org. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 121.

LIVE MUSIC Zane Gerlach in Troy | Nov. 4

Zane Gerlach will preform at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W Main St. starting at 7:30 p.m.

Enchanted Wonderland Weekend in Troy | Nov. 5-7
Look for live models from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday and other interesting holiday activities in downtown Troy.

 

Dancing with the Miami Valley Stars in Piqua | Nov. 6

The Miami Valley Veterans Museum is hosting a production of "Dancing with the Miami Valley Stars". There will be a buffet dinner and dancing begins at 4 p.m. with awards to follow. The event will take place at A Learning Place, Romer’s Catering; 201 Robert M Davis Pkwy. This is a semi-formal event and the cost is $50/person. To see a list of dancers and to purchase tickets click HERE.

2nd Story Secrets Tours in Troy | Nov. 6

The 2021 tour will be held from 3-7 p.m. and offers a rare chance to see inside the upper floors and little known spaces around downtown. After picking up a map and tour brochure at the starting point, participants can visit the locations in any order then come back to the start to enjoy refreshments including appetizers, desserts, beer, wine, and other hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

FESTIVAL Fall into Christmas Food Truck Rally & Craft Show in Greenville | Nov. 6

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Darke County Fairgrounds and will include food trucks, a craft vendor market, live music, horse and wagon rides, pony rides, petting zoo and Santa Claus.

Wood-Fired Oven Pretzels at Bear’s Mill in Greenville |
Nov. 6
Historic Bear’s Mill will be trying its hand at making pretzels in a wood-fired oven located next to the Mill and Greenville Creek (both still colorful this time of year). Just bring your lawn chair and willingness to try something new.
 

Candlelight Dinner on the Prairie Fundraiser in Greenville | Nov. 6

The table is set, the servants are in position, and volunteers at Shawnee Prairie Preserve are poised to provide you with a remarkable historical evening in our log house. You’ll enjoy a hearth-cooked meal served family-style and fabulous period entertainment during this unique experience. The evening is a fund-raising event with all proceeds going towards maintenance, repairs, and cultural programming within the log house at Shawnee Prairie. Space is limited. Register through Darke County Parks.


Dayton Train Show | Nov. 6-7
Takes place at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Learn more at DaytonTrainShow.com.

 
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Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Nov. 8

Join the library for Paws to Read on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. this fall through Nov. 15. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program.

More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org

LEGO Club at the Troy Library | Nov. 10

LEGO Club meets every month this fall at the Troy library from 4-5 p.m. Each month there will be a new construction challenge to build. This is for children ages 5+. Registration is required and available at www.tmcpl.org. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 121.

Holiday Shop Hop in Sidney | Nov. 10-13
Sidney Alive, the Chamber of Commerce and the Sidney Visitors Bureau join together to feature holiday craft shows and shopping at local retailers, plus a chance to win a valuable prize.

Merchant’s Yuletide Winter’s Gathering in Tipp City | Nov. 12-14

This always much-anticipated merchant holiday open house includes antiques, soaps, jewelry, clothing, gifts, collectibles, rugs, toys, gifts for pets and so much more, plus food, holiday entertainment, carriage rides in the historic district and more.

Buccs Bazaar in Covington | Nov. 13

The Covington BPA (Business Professionals of America) will host this holiday shopping experience with local vendors, crafts, door prizes, raffle baskets and food trucks from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Covington High School. Admission is $2 and free for children not in school. If you, or someone you know, sells crafts or products and you would like more information on how to reserve a space, please email covingtonbpa@gmail.com. The money that is made from the Buccs Bazaar will go to funding our competition and travel costs.

Christmas Preview at Historic Bear’s Mill in Greenville | Nov. 13

Get in the Christmas mood as Bear’s Mill decorates for Christmas from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

The Sillouettes in Troy | Nov. 13
This family friendly “shadow dance” performance will take place at 7 p.m. at the Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy. Tickets are available at arbogastpac.com.
 

Ezra J. Hartke Race for Hope in Tipp City | Nov. 13

In August of 2017 at the age of 3, Ezra was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Ezra unfortunately lost his battle in September of 2018 at the very young age of 4. His family wants to honor Ezra’s legacy by raising money in support of childhood cancer research and care with proceeds going to Dayton Children’s Hospital. The race takes place at Kyle Park. To register, go to ejhraceforhope.com.


50th Annual Dayton Book Fair | Nov. 13-16
This massive sale takes place at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday ($10 admission all day); 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday (free admission); 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (free admission and $7.50 per bag of books); and 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, where you can pay $1 and take all the books you want! Learn more at daytonbookfair.com.

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Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Nov. 15

Join the library for Paws to Read on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program.

More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org

Make-It Mondays at the Troy Library | Nov. 15

Elementary schoolers are invited to make a fun craft in the park behind the library from 4-5 p.m. This week’s craft is a mosaic using dyed & dried corn, pasta, and dried beans. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve a spot or for more information call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext.121.

Funday Monday STEM Kits at the Pleasant Hill Library | Nov. 15

Families can stop in the library between 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. to pick up a STEM kit for elementary students. While supplies last.

Teen Sew n' Sew in Pleasant Hill | Nov. 18

Teens are invited to the Pleasant Hill library, 12 N. Main St., at 3 p.m. to sew a decorative fall pumpkin. All supplies are provided.

Registration is required and available at the library or by calling (937) 676.2731.

Kids Brick Builders at Pleasant Hill Library | Nov. 18

The Pleasant Hill library hosts this monthly LEGO building time for children in grades 1-4 at 3 p.m. All LEGOS provided. Registration is required and available at the library or by calling 937.676.2731.

Full “Beaver” Moon Hike in Greenville | Nov. 19
Darke County Parks will host this free event at 6:30 p.m. at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Along with hiking beneath the full moon, a naturalist will attempt to call nocturnal animals in the forest. Flashlights are welcome. Dress for the weather.

 

FESTIVAL Christmas in Historic Springboro | Nov. 19-21
The theme of the 34th Annual Christmas in Historic Springboro is “Rudolph with Your Nose So Bright.” Find heated tents filled with arts and crafts and music and entertainment, plus children’s holiday crafts and more. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Hometown Holiday Horse Parade in Greenville |
Nov. 20
One of the largest horse parades in the state, this event takes place at 7 p.m. in historic downtown Greenville. It is free to attend. Many other activities take place before and after the event.
 

Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market | Nov. 20-21
Takes place at the Clark County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. A small admission is charged.

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A Carillon Christmas at Carillon Historical Park in Dayton | Nov. 23-Dec. 30
Open 5-9 p.m. daily (excluding holidays). Explore 65 acres of lights and holiday cheer, including The Carillon Tree of Light, Santa Claus, Candy Cane Slopes, Deeds Carillon Christmas Concerts, puppet shows, model train displays, food, music and so much more. Admission is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; and $8 for children. Learn more at daytonhistory.com.


Downtown Sidney Holiday Lights Grand Illumination | Nov. 24
The courthouse square will come to life for the holiday season with activities and lights starting at 6 p.m.

Downtown Troy’s Grand Illumination |
Nov. 26
This very special event includes a parade with Santa in it, holiday music, food and fun at local restaurants and shops and the grand tree lighting at 6:45 p.m. Activities take place from 5-8:30 p.m

 

Grande Illumination & Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights in Dayton | Nov 26

Head to downtown Dayton for this annual event and parade.

West Liberty Christmas in the Village | Nov. 26-27

This event starts on Friday evening with a Ham & Bean, Chili & Cornbread Meal from 4-6 p.m., a luminaria 5k race at 5 p.m., the Christmas in the Village parade at 6:30 p.m. and a visit from Santa. It continues Saturday with goodie bags from small businesses and special offers.

Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society Christmas Bazaar | Nov. 26-27
This bazaar features gently used Christmas decorations, wreaths, and home decorating items. Plus Santa’s baked goodies. It will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. This is the historic society’s annual fundraiser. Located at 123 W. George St.

 

Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve | Nov. 26-Dec. 26

This 1.25-mile driving tour passes through woods, along farm lanes and the historic Knoop Homestead and includes thousands of lights and 60 light displays. It is open from 6-10 p.m. (with the last car admitted at 9:30 p.m.) on Friday and Saturdays and 6-9 p.m. on Sundays Nov. 26 through Dec. 26 and closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Additional days are Dec. 20-23 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $10 per car or $30 for 15 passenger vans.

Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill | Nov. 26-Dec. 30
Over 4 million lights illuminating the mill, gorge, riverbanks, trees and bridges, including a 100-foot waterfall of twinkling lights, plus the Miniature Village, Santa Claus Museum, a toy collection and synchronized lights and music on the old covered bridge. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the action takes place from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $10 per person for those 4 and over.

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December   

ParkLights at Caesar Ford Park in Xenia | Dec. 1-31
Wind your way through the park visiting Winter Wonderland, North Pole Car Show, Winter Farm and Festive Festival, then wave a Santa at the North Pole. Admission is free and it takes place from 6-9 p.m. nightly.

 

LIVE MUSIC Zach Williams – I Don’t Want Christmas to End Tour” in Troy | Dec. 2
Zach Williams and special guest Anne Wilson will perform this Christmas concert at 7 p.m. at Hobart Arena in Troy. Tickets start at $20.50 and can be purchased at www.hobartarena.com.

Downtown Tipp City Tree Lighting |
Dec. 3
Meet at Zion Lutheran Church on the corner of 3rd and Main streets to watch the Christmas tree lighting and also enjoy holiday music, food and a visit from Santa. The event is from 6-8 p.m. and is free.  

Christmas on the Green in Piqua |
Dec. 3
Enjoy carriage rides, holiday music and entertainment, caroling, children’s activities and more from 6-9 p.m. in the downtown.

Candlelight Walk at Bear’s Mill in Greenville | Dec. 3
Take a stroll along a candlelit path and enjoy refreshments and shopping for locally made and produced gifts from 6-9 p.m. at Historic Bear’s Mill. Admission is free.

A Christmas Night in Greenville |
Dec. 3
Mainstreet Greenville will host A Christmas Night from 6-9 p.m. during this First Friday shopping and entertainment event.

Light the Night Shopping First Friday in Troy | Dec. 3

Spend Friday evening in a candlelit downtown and get some holiday shopping done from 5:30-8 p.m.

 

Christmas in the Village in Waynesville | Dec. 3-5
Historic downtown Waynesville is dressed up for the holidays and shoppers are invited to browse through 60 shops and dine local restaurants while also enjoying carolers and choirs, costumed characters and more. Free admission. Takes place 6-9 p.m. Friday; 1-9 p.m. Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

 

Tipp City Lights Driving Tour | Dec. 3-25

Pick up a map at Tipp-Monroe Community Services, 3 E. Main St., and take a nostalgic tour of Christmas lights at homes and businesses in the city. Vote for your favorite display. Learn more and find an online map HERE.


Downtown Piqua Holiday Parade | Dec. 4
This hometown holiday parade, which includes Santa on a fire truck, Christmas music and fun floats, will take place from 2-3 p.m. on Main Street.

 

Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland Luminary Walk in Greenville | Dec. 4

This annual luminary walk in the woods takes place from 6-9 p.m. at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Wander along the (hopefully) snow-covered trails as you follow over 400+ candle-lit lanterns leading you to the Log House. In and around the Log House, warm yourself by the fire, visit with our pioneer volunteers, and enjoy a seasonal treat. Donations of votive-style candles encouraged to help supply for future events.


Winter Wonderland Parade of Lights and Christmas of Yesteryear in Sidney | Dec. 4
This eclectic event includes an elaborate holiday light parade at night and festive activities in the historic district throughout the day and evening, including food, entertainment, prizes and more. Christmas of Yesteryear takes place at the Ross Historical Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both events are free.

 

Our Farm Sanctuary's 3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar | Dec. 4

Join Our Farm Sanctuary, 6495 Agenbroad Rd., Tipp City on Saturday, December 4th from 12-4 p.m. for the 3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar. There will be vendors of all kinds to shop from, food trucks, raffles, and, new this year, a huge tent just for baked goods. 


Christmas in the Village in Saint Paris | Dec. 4
Shop and explore this quaint town in Champaign County.

LIVE MUSIC Steven Curtis Chapman in Troy | Dec. 5
Steve Curtis Chapman will perform An Acoustic Christmas at 7 p.m. at the Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy. Tickets are available at arbogastpac.com.

 
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Holly Jolly Run in Piqua | Dec. 11
This long-running, long run will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. with registration from 9-9:45 a.m. and race starting shortly after. It takes place on the Piqua PATH and registration takes place at the Municipal Government Complex.

 

Mistletoe Magic Holiday Marketplace in Dayton | Dec. 11-12
Takes place at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

 

Troy Civic Center Presents MisCast | Dec. 17-18

Starting each night at 8 p.m. at the Troy City Park enjoy an evening of music, free with a $5 suggested donation, doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The Guess Who & Orleans in Versailles | Dec. 18
Takes place at BMI Indoor Speedway. Tickets are $40.

 

LIVE MUSIC Michael Bolton in Troy | Dec. 19
Michael Bolton will perform at 7 p.m. at the Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy. Tickets are available at arbogastpac.com.

Winter Solstice Hike (Luminary Lit Trail) in Beavercreek |
Dec. 21
Enjoy the calmness of the woods in winter on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year from 7-9 p.m. at Russ Nature Reserve, 2380 Kemp Rd. Drinks and holiday treats will be available for those participating in the hike. This is a self-guided hike along a luminary lit trail. It is free. For more information call (937) 562-6440.