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 October             

Overdue for a Brew: Every Season Is Belgian Beer Season in Tipp City | Oct. 3

Join the Tipp City library, 11 E. Main St., for an outdoor talk and beer tasting event with beer writer & Advanced Cicerone David Nilsen from 6:30-7:30 p.m. David will talk about Belgian beer culture and will lead in a tasting of Belgian beers. This event is for people 21 and older. The event is free but registration is required. Contact the library at (937) 667-3826 to register.

Toddler Time presented by Boonshoft Museum of Discovery at the Troy Library | Oct. 3

Join the Troy library at 10 a.m. for Toddler Time presented by the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Move through stations to compare tools, explore foods, corn grinding, pottery pattern matching, and even a dig pit. Enjoy hands-on activities and hear stories about the lives of the Indigenous people who lived near downtown Dayton nearly 800 years ago, at the village we now call Sun Watch. For ages 1-5. No registration is required. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 117. The library is located at 419 W. Main St. 

Evening Family Storytime at the Troy Library | Oct. 3

Evening Family Storytime takes place at 6:15 p.m. with a mix of stories, songs, and early literacy activities. This program meets in the park behind the library and moves inside as necessary. Story time is for toddlers, preschoolers, and families who have children at different ages and stages. No registration is required.

The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110 or visit www.tmcpl.org

Home for Howl-o-Ween at MoJo’s Bar & Grille in Troy | Oct. 1-15

October is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Month. Mojos will be raising funds and introducing you to amazing adoptable pets all month long and will host a Trick or Treat for our furry friends on October 30. Learn more and follow the event HERE.

Free Corn Maze at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy | through Oct. 22

The Miami County Park District invites you to enjoy the 2022 Corn Maze during regular hours at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 St.  Rt. 41, east of Troy. Hours are 8 a.m. to sunset. Be sure to check the park's program calendar HERE before your visit in case it is closed for a private rental or it is being used for park programming.

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Fall on the Farm at Crossway Farms in Sidney | Now Through Oct. 30

Visitors to Crossway Farms can enjoy a variety of fall activities now through Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday at 2211 Cisco Rd. Highlights include the Crossway Corral play zone, which offers 20+ activities for kids, including Racer Slides, The Poppin Pumpkin Patch, Mega Mountain, Duck Races, Tilted Tire Tower, Candy Corn Croquet and more. The U-Pick Pumpkin Patch is open during regular hours and the U-Pick Sunflower Field should be open in early October (watch for details HERE).The Donut Trailer is open every Saturday and Sunday, serving homemade donuts, apple cider slushies, apple cider explosions and cider donut sundaes. Donut flavors for the fall season are pumpkin, apple cider, caramel apple, blueberry, strawberry, coffee cake and birthday cake. The farm market also has fall décor, including mums, pumpkins, gourds, corn shocks, straw bales, craving kits and more. Pricing for the Crossway Corral is free for children 2 and under, $7 for children 3-15; and free for those 16 and older. Season Passes are available for $18 and allow you to come back as many times as you want from now until Oct 30. For more information, call (937) 210-1590. (Above photos courtesy of Crossway Farms)

Adult Exploration Hike at Honey Creek Preserve in Tipp City | Oct. 4
Join the Miami County Park District for a guided fall walk through this prairie and wooded area next to Honey Creek and the Great Miami River. It is free and takes place from 9-11 a.m. at 4536 St. Rt. 202.

 

Butterfly Walk at Stillwater Prairie Reserve in Covington | Oct. 4
The Miami County Park District hosts this naturalist-led program from 2-4 p.m. at 9750 St. Rt. 185.

Kids Craft Night at the Troy Library | Oct. 4

Drop by the Troy-Miami County Public Library from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for a fun art or craft activity. This program is appropriate for kids in grades K-5. No registration is required. Crafts will be available while supplies last. Additional sessions are scheduled for October 18, and November 1 & 15. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110 or visit our website, www.tmcpl.org.

Community Night at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Oct. 4

From 5-9 p.m. 20% of sales at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St., will benefit the Miami Valley Veterans Museum in Troy. Learn more HERE.

Veteran Services Event: Bocce Ball at Edison in Piqua | Oct. 4 & 5

Military veterans attending Edison State this fall can meet in the Veterans’ Lounge from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 4 and 5 for bocce ball and pizza. This free event is a great opportunity to meet and spend time with fellow veterans in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Learn more HERE.

 

Troy Literacy Council Meet & Greet at the Troy Library | Oct. 4

From 7-8 p.m., the Troy library is hosting a Troy Literacy Council Meet & Greet. Troy Literacy Council has been providing free tutoring to adults in Miami County for 50 years. Come meet the council, hear about what they do, learn how to become a volunteer, or a student. No registration is required for this event. For more information, visit www.troyliteracy.org or call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 117. The library is located at 419 W. Main St. 

 

Coffee with a Veteran in Troy | Oct. 5

The Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 2245 S. Co. Rd. 25A, presents Coffee with a Veteran at 9 a.m. with "Operation Babylift" with Ray Snedegar, Ret. U.S. Air Force. He will discuss the perilous and heroic attempts to evacuate children from Vietnam in April, 1975. A full breakfast will be provided by the Piqua Lewis-Boyer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution beginning at 8:45 a.m.


History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder Lantern Tour in Dayton | Oct. 5 (Ticketed event)

Who confessed on their deathbed of murdering 18-year-old Christine Kett? Did Rose Shafor really dress up as a man to help her lover commit a crime? Who killed Julius Kruse? And was the “Cincinnati Ripper” living in Dayton? These stories and more are told in this walk to the grave sites of a victim or perpetrator of a crime from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, 118 Woodland Ave. in Dayton. All tours require a reservation and there is a suggested $5 donation. For tickets, call (937) 228-3221.

 

Book Sale at the Miami County Fairgrounds in Troy | Oct. 5-8

Browse and buy from a great selection of books, DVDs, magazines, and more sponsored by the Friends of the Library. You may also join the Friends of the Library or renew your Friends membership at the sale. Forms are available at the library or can be downloaded HERE. The sale takes place Wednesday (Members’ Only Preview Night) 6-8 p.m., Thursday 3-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday only is $2 Dollar-a-Bag Day and Specials are 1/2 price. The sale will be located at the Poultry Barn at the Miami County Fairgrounds, North on Elm St. from Main St. For more information call the Troy library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110.


Food Truck Thursday in Pleasant Hill | Oct. 6
Smokin Barrels BBQ and Timeless Tacos will be in downtown Pleasant Hill from 5-8 p.m.

 

Family Storytime at the Troy Library | Oct. 6

Family Storytime takes place at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 10 a.m. with a mix of stories, songs, and rhymes to promote learning, literacy, and family engagement. Story time is for toddlers, preschoolers, and families who have children at different ages and stages. No registration is required. Sessions continue weekly through Thursday, November 17. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110 or visit website, www.tmcpl.org.

 

Anime Club for Teens at the Troy Library | Oct. 6

Teens will watch and discuss anime, have anime fun, and learn about Japanese culture at the Troy library, 419 W. Main St. starting at 4 p.m. Parents, please be aware that some anime is rated TV-14. This is for teens in 6-12 grade.

No registration is required and other upcoming dates are November 4 and December 1. For more information call the library at (937) 339-0502.


Pumpkin Walk in downtown Urbana | Oct. 6-8
Shop and dine by pumpkin light at this three-day event.

Medicare 2022 at Troy Library | Oct. 6

Will you be eligible for Medicare soon or are you on Medicare but still have questions? If so, this free Welcome to Medicare event at Troy library from 6-7:30 p.m. is for you. Learn about Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare supplement insurance. This event, presented by the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), is a service of the Ohio Department of Insurance. Registration is requested, but not required. Reserve a spot HERE. The library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

 

Benefit Night at Skyline Chili in Troy | Oct. 6

From 5-9 p.m. bring THIS TICKET in to Skyline Chili, 1775 W. Main St., and 20% of sales will benefit the Miami Valley Veterans Museum in Troy.


New Carlisle Food Truck Night | 1st & 3rd Thursday of October 
Takes place in front of CVS on Main Street from 4-8 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month in October.

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FESTIVAL Harvest Beer Crawl in Tipp City | Oct. 7

Kick off fall with the Harvest Beer Crawl around downtown Tipp City from 5-8 p.m. Come decked out in your best costume while strolling around sampling beers in downtown shops, restaurants, and businesses. The stops will all be within walking distance from each other. Tickets are $25 which includes 10 beer tastings and $40/couple ticket includes 15 beer tastings. Designated drivers do not need to purchase a ticket to attend the event. Learn more HERE.

Troy Civic Theatre Presents “See How They Run” | Oct. 7-9

The 2022-23 season opens with the non-stop English farce, See How They Run, written by Phillip King. "So swift is the action, so involved the situations, so rib-tickling the plot in this London hit that at its finish audiences are left as exhausted from laughter as though they had run a foot race. Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress (he is now stationed with the Air Force in England), a cockney maid who has seen too many American movies, an old maid who "touches alcohol for the first time in her life," four men in clergyman suits presenting the problem of which is which (for disguised as one is an escaped prisoner), and a sedate Bishop aghast at all these goings-on and the trumped up stories they tell him.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., starting September 30th, and running for two weeks. Tickets are $14 each and can be obtained online at troycivictheatre.com or by calling the box office at 937-339-7700. The show is being presented by special arrangement through Concord Theatricals. Follow the event and learn more HERE.

Boo in the Bog at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve in Urbana | Oct. 7-8

Boo in the Bog is a family friendly, non-scary night walk on the boardwalk with nature themed learning stations along the way. There will be other children's activities including crafts, and storytelling by the bonfire. There will be plenty of snacks, food, and beverages available for purchase. Boo in the Bog will be Friday and Saturday, October 7 & 8 from 6:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for students 6-17. Children under 6 years old are free. Cedar Bog Nature Preserve is located at 980 Woodburn Rd., Urbana Ohio.


First Friday: Paint the Town Pink in Troy | Oct. 7
Downtown businesses will be open late from 5:30-8 p.m. and can visitors can grab a bite to eat, shop and support Breast Cancer Awareness month through various activities. The event is free.

 

Cruise-In for Suicide Prevention in Casstown | Oct. 7

The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter will host a Cruise-In from 4-7 p.m. The event is open to cars, trucks and tractors and will take place at 3825 N. State Route 589. Registration is from 3:30-4 p.m. and awards will be given at 6:30 p.m. The entry fee is $10 for general entry and $5 for students. Refreshments will be available as well as a 50/50. All proceeds will be donated to suicide prevention in memory of Hunter Sharp. For further information, call (937) 335-7070 ext. 3212.

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VanDamark Farm & The Lost Land Corn Maze in Sidney | weekends through Oct. 30

VanDemark Farm, home of The Lost Land Corn Maze in Sidney, will host its Fall Fun Season weekends through Oct. 30 from 6-11 p.m. Fridays; noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 7 p.m. Sundays. A $12 bracelet includes the corn maze, unlimited miniature golf, one hayride, access to the petting zoo and BarnYard PlayZone and a bonfire. Located at 2401 S. VanDemark Rd. For more information, call (937) 492-2306. Plan your visit and learn more at www.vandemarkfarm.com. (Above photos provided by VanDamark Farm)

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs | Fridays and Saturdays in October

Take a modestly scary wagon ride with the whole family from 7:30-10 p.m. at 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd. and then go to the Storytelling Theatre where professional storytellers will haunt you with tales of ghosts and goblins. The cost is $14 for guests 6 and older and $6 for those 5 and under. All children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

LIVE MUSIC: Oktoberfest - Music and Lunch Buffet at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Oct 7-8

Moeller Brew Barn is celebrating Oktoberfest Friday and Saturday with live music and a Stein Hoist Competition, plus an Oktoberfest Buffet for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. For $10 a person, fill a plate (or two) with brats, sauerkraut, pretzel bites and beer cheese. For a list of musicians and more information click HERE. To sign up for the Stein Hoist Competition click HERE. Located at 214 W. Main St.


Dawn Patrol Rendezvous WWI Fly In in Dayton | Oct. 7-8

Aerial events, reenactor encampment, antique cars, workshops and a speaker series frame an exciting weekend of fly-ins from replica WWI aircraft at the National Museum of the US Air Force from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Sights, sounds and activities for the whole family will take place throughout the museum complex as we look back to WWI and America’s early air superiority. Learn more HERE.

First Friday: Fall Fest in Greenville | Oct. 7
Bring your family to enjoy a night with small businesses in downtown Greenville for some good old fashioned fun. The event is free and takes place from 6-9 p.m.

FESTIVAL Chillicothe Halloween Festival | Oct. 7-9
The Chillicothe Halloween Festival is a three-day festival celebrating the fun of Halloween. It takes place at Yoctangee Park and offers a wide variety of Halloween-themed vendors, food and live entertainment, plus Ghost Walks, a pumpkin weigh-off, inflatables, coffin races, contests, and much more. Learn more at chillicothehalloweenfestival.com.

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Sugarcreek | Oct. 7-8
Head to Amish Country for some garage saling and stick around for the fall color and flavors.

 

Friday Night Movie "Clue" at the Hayner in Troy | Oct. 7

Friday Night Movies at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., features classic movies with an introduction to the film, café style seating, popcorn, and soda. All films are free and open to the public. Parents are encouraged to check each film’s rating; some movies may not be appropriate for children under 18. This Friday's film is Clue (1985) and starts at 7 p.m. For more information about each film, visit troyhayner.org.

FESTIVAL Lebanon Oktoberfest | Oct. 7-8
This annual festival takes place from 6-10 p.m. Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday in downtown Lebanon. The event will feature live German-style music, food vendors, a kid’s zone and plenty of German and local craft beers. Admission is free. Learn more HERE.
 

LIVE MUSIC: Amanda Livingston in West Milton | Oct. 7

Amanda Livingston will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Britches Down in Vandalia | Oct. 7

Britches Down will perform on the patio at Wings Sports Bar & Grille from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Located at 7902 N. Dixie Dr. Learn more HERE.

Halloween Campout at Lake Loramie State Park Campground | Oct. 7-8
Events open to registered campers only, there will be a movie at the amphitheater, kid’s crafts and games and Trick or Treat around the campground. For reservations, call (866) 644-6727.

FESTIVAL Ohio Gourd Show & Festival in Delaware | Oct. 7-9
Demonstrations and workshop classes, juried art and horticultural competitions, a silent auction and raffle, gourd artists and vendors, a free make and take and kids and family day on Sunday. Takes place noon to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Delaware County Fairgrounds, 236 Pennsylvania Ave. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. For more information, visit ohiogourdsociety.com.
 

St. Paris Farmers Market | Oct. 7

Described as a small laid-back farmers market with fresh local produce, local raw honey, homemade baked goods, essential oils, homemade crafts and crochet items, among others. There is also live entertainment and food trucks throughout the season. Rain or shine from 3-6 p.m. at 135 W. Main St.

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FESTIVAL Fall Farm Fest in Troy | Oct. 8-9

This annual festival hosted by the Miami County Park District offers a six-acre corn maze, corn cannon, music, food, wagon rides, a scarecrow contest, children’s games, demonstrations, vendors, display booths, farm animals, Kiddie Tractor Pulls, a pumpkin patch, outdoor movie (ET: The Extraterrestrial) and more and will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 2385 E. St. Rt. 41 (east of Troy). Admission is free.

Learn more HERE.

(Photo at right by Janeen Selanders of the Miami County Park District.)

 

Halloween Cruise-In & Trunk or Treat in Fletcher | Oct. 8
This Halloween Cruise-In will take place from 4-9 p.m. at Poor Farmers Campground, 7211 N. Lostcreek-Shelby Rd. Vehicle setup begins at 4 p.m. Bring candy for children, who are invited to trunk or treat at the cruise-in. There will be music, food and a plethora of cars, trucks and motorcycles. It is free to enter and to attend. For more information, call (937) 368-2449.


Fall Open House at Historic Bear’s Mill in Greenville | Oct. 8-9
This annual fall open house features a French market with bean soup and cornbread, cider, apple dumplings and live music and will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday at 6450 Arcanum Bears Mill Rd., just east of Greenville. Grain grinding demos with the Millers will take place at noon (on Saturday), 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is free. Learn more HERE.

Hayrides, Corn Maze and Fall Fun at Fulton Farms in Troy | Saturdays & Sundays in October

Fulton Farms, 2393 St. Rt. 202, offers hayrides, a corn maze and barnyard on weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through October. Click HERE for pricing. The farm market is open daily through October 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers apple cider slushies, apples, apple cider, pumpkins, gourds, squash, straw bales, corn stalks, Indian corn, mums and more. To visit them on Facebook click HERE.

 

LoDown HoDown Benefit in Huber Heights | Oct. 8

The LoDown HoDown is a free event that takes place at Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Rd., from noon until night. It is a celebration of all things wheels and will include live music from Steve Bonafel & One Iota, Bootleg and Sean Lamb, cars and bikes, vendors, great food and drinks, a 50/50 drawing and raffles. Proceeds from the event benefit the Tunnels to Towers Foundation. Camping is welcome at the event and breakfast is available Sunday morning, October 9. For more information on the event click HERE.


FESTIVAL Yellow Springs Street Fair | Oct. 8
250+ vendors, 65 shops and eateries, lots of entertainment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus the Music & Beer Fest from noon to 7 p.m. Admission is free. Learn more HERE.

LIVE MUSIC: Harvest Jam in Tipp City| Oct. 8
Gates open at noon and music starts at 1 p.m. when Father Time Productions presents Harvest Jam 2022. For $20, guests can camp and listen to music from Friends of the Wind, Social Q, Koma Drum, Joe Waters, Adam Elfers, Marshall McFadden, Forest Hill & The 420 Family, DJ Plant Life, Southbound Haulers an SOS Light Show. Food, coffee and goods will be available. Sponsored by North Star Coffee Station and 70’s Rock Shop. Learn more HERE.

FESTIVAL The Renaissance Festival in Harveysburg | Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30Your fairytale comes to life in our 16th century village filled with thrilling shows, food and drink, plus unique shops, and a fantasy adventure like no other, including live jousting, medieval games and entertainment and more. Admission is $28 for adults and $10 for children 5-12. Learn more at renfestival.com.

Fall Farm Pumpkin Fun at Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs | through Oct. 30Visit the farm to enjoy all kinds of pumpkins and fall family fun, including pick-your-own pumpkins, a corn maze, wagon rides and more. Everyday they will have their famous Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Donut Holes and Pumpkin and Cinnamon Ice Cream available, plus homemade pumpkin bread, apple dumplings, cheese, pumpkin pies and more. Located at 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd. Learn more at youngsdairy.com.

Bites in the Heights: Food Trucks, Car Show, Movie Screening in Huber Heights | Oct. 8

The City of Huber Heights presents the 4th Annual Bites In The Heights Food Truck event at Rose Music Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free admission. The event will feature Dayton Food Trucks dishing out a variety of delicacies, children's activities, a cruise-in car show, and a movie screening of Maleficent starting at 7 p.m. Learn more HERE.

 

Saturday Night Live (Parent’s Night Out) at the Troy YMCA | Oct. 8
Parents can drop off their kids at 5:30 p.m. at the Robinson Branch YMCA and return at 9 p.m. for pick-up. In between, children in grades K-6 can enjoy gym games and a bounce house, swimming and a pizza party. The cost is $10 for embers and $16 for non-members. The price increases by $2 the night of the event. To sign up, call Gage at (937) 440-9622.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Ludlow Creek Album Release Party in Tipp City | Oct. 8
Ludlow Creek will play their new album, Which Way Is Forward, at 7 p.m. at the Tipp Roller Mill Theater, 225 E. Main St. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with music by the Fairview Stringers at 6 p.m. Learn more HERE.

FESTIVAL Octoberfest in Greenville | Oct. 8
Take advantage of DORA and the many food options, plus fall-themed fun, from 5-10 p.m. throughout downtown Greenville.

Open Cockpit Bi-Plane Rides at the WACO Air Museum in Troy | Oct. 8-9
Call ahead at (937) 335-9226 to purchase and schedule a bi-plane ride above Miami County both days. The fall color in western Ohio adds to this experience!

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Brumbaugh Fall Fun Farm in Arcanum | Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 1

For one price, children can enjoy a number of fun activities on the farm, including corn mazes, a pumpkin express, tunnels, Monster Mountain, Storybook Forest, Grandpa’s Fun Acre and more, plus pick apples, drink apple cider and pick up a treat from the bakery. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Located at 6420 Arcanum-Hollansburg Rd. For more information, call (937) 692-8084.

Benefit for John Laughlin Jr. in Tipp City | Oct. 8

The Laughlin family will be hosting a benefit to raise money to help fund treatments and other medical expenses for John Laughlin Jr. at the American Legion Hall, 377 N. Third St., at 5 p.m. Laughlin was diagnosed with stage four metastatic adenocarcinoma lung cancer and has decided to take an aggressive treatment path in the hope he can overcome the disease. The benefit will include food, music and a raffle of items. Learn more HERE.

Waynesville Fall Fest | Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30

For one admission price, guest (especially children) can enjoy the Wildwater Mining Company mega play set, an 18-hole mini golf course, peddle cars, the ghost town village, disc golf, a 5-acre corn maze, the musical mushroom, a petting farm, bocce ball, a corn crib and so much more. For an additional fee, play carnival games and take part in gem mining and water wars. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at 7392 E. St. Rt. 73 in Waynesville. 

LIVE MUSIC: Rick Sylvester in West Milton | Oct. 8

Rick Sylvester will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Backyard Jamboree in Xenia | Oct. 8
Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers will perform at Caesar Ford Park, 520 S. Stringtown Rd. (with an opening act). Refreshments will be provided. The show is free. Outside food and drinks (no alcohol) are permitted. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m.

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Devil’s Staircase Pro (Motorcycle) Hillclimb in Oregonia | Oct. 8-9
Two days of non-stop action with dirt drags, grudge racing and various motorcycle games starting at 1 p.m., plus live music, food and more, and the famous Hillclimb Racing at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 on Saturday and $20 on Sunday. Kids 12 and under are free. Located at 1086 Corwin Rd. For details, visit daytonmc.com. (Photo above from the event's Facebook page)
 

FESTIVAL Midnight at Moonville in McArthur | Oct. 8
This festival takes place from 3 p.m. to midnight at the allegedly haunted Moonville Tunnel at 71945 Shea Rd. The Halloween-themed festival features 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 cost is $5 for parking. Learn more HERE.
 

Outdoor Movie “Maleficent” in Huber Heights | Oct. 8
This free event takes place at The Rose Music Center from 7:30-11 p.m.

FESTIVAL Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest | Oct. 8-9
German foods, including spaetzle, cabbage rolls, brats, sauerbraten, Wiener schnitzel and more prepared by local restaurants, plus Polka music, beer and live entertainment all weekend long. Takes place 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4. Learn more HERE.

8th Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show in Tipp City | Oct. 8

Open to all years of cars, trucks and bikes, this show will take place at 4645 S. County Road 25-A. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon and wards will be at 2 p.m. The entry fee is $15. Proceeds benefit the Miami Valley Pit Crew and Troy Lincoln Community Center. Learn more HERE.

FESTIVAL Sauerkraut Festival in Waynesville | Oct. 8-9
This massive festival has it all, sauerkraut food (and plenty others), antiques and crafts, live music and more. It takes place 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. 8-9
Two days of markets, arts and crafts and demonstrations, plus visits to nearby Amish Country, a parade at 2 p.m. Sunday, a classic and antique car show at noon on Saturday and more. Plan your visit at holmescountyantiquefestival.org.

FESTIVAL Enon Apple Butter Festival | Oct. 8-9
The Enon Community Historical Society makes apple butter the old-fashioned way in six, 50-gallon copper kettles, cooked over open wood-burning fires. Canning and selling of the apple butter is done at the festival in the afternoon as it becomes ready. In the meantime, enjoy tons of different food, crafts, music and entertainment, demonstrations and more. Takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Learn more HERE.
 

FESTIVAL Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival | Oct. 8-9
Along with 19 covered bridges in the area, this festival has a car show, crafts, the Chainsaw Chix, a strolling Abraham Lincoln, a chili contest, a brass ensemble and so much more. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Learn more HERE.

A Morning with Miss Peggy and the Troy Local History Library | Oct. 8

Join Peggy Lauritzen, nationally known speaker, and Accredited Genealogist, to learn more about Migration Trails to Ohio and using the National Register of Historic Places & the Historical Markers Database at 9:30 a.m. at the Troy library, 419 W. Main St. Light refreshments provided. Meet & mingle starts at 9:30 a.m. and the presentation begins at 10 a.m. This program is being presented by the Troy Local History Library. No registration is required. For more information, contact the Troy Local History Library at (937) 335-4082.

Find a Pumpkin Passport at the Darke County Parks | Oct. 8-31

The Pumpkin Passport will take place at your own pace throughout the month. Inside each pumpkin at each park will be a stamp for your passport. Once you register, the park district will email you a PDF of the "Pumpkin Passport". Then you have three-weeks to visit each park, find the pumpkin, stamp the passport and return it to them. Once your mission is complete, there will be fall-themed goodies for your family to pick up at the Nature Center. Learn more HERE.

Historic District Scavenger Hunt in Piqua | Oct. 9

The Piqua-Caldwell Historic District Association will host the historic district Scavenger Hunt from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. Hunters can pick up their scavenger hunt maps at 618 N Wayne St. or download them online beginning at Noon on the day of the event. Hunters will be looking for 16 architectural features and identifying the address where they spot them. Hunters will return their maps with answers to 618 N Wayne no later than 3pm to be included in a drawing for four $25 gift card prizes.

Trunk or Treat at St. Patrick School in Troy | Oct. 9
The 4th annual Trunk or Treat will take place from 2-4 p.m. at St. Patrick School, 409 E. Main St. This event is for foster/kinship/adoptive families as well as the community. Come dressed up and go from trunk to trunk collecting goodies.

 

Fall Foliage Tours by Train in Wellington | Oct. 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24
Take a fall foliage train ride at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day on the Lorain & West Virginia Railway at 46485 St. Rt. 18. The train ride goes approximately 4.5 miles north then returns to Wellington and lasts approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Tickets are available at the station and are $20 for adults and $15 for children.

 

The Paris Flea Market at the Dixie Drive-In in Dayton | Oct. 9

Customers can arrive starting at 6 a.m. for a $1 entry fee to browse, or, pay $8 and set up and sell at the event. Takes place from 6 a.m. to noon every Sunday morning through October (weather permitting). 

A Ride in the Darke in Greenville | Oct. 10

"A Ride in the Darke" will explore the Tecumseh Trail Bike Path by light of the full moon from 8-10 p.m. All riders must wear bright clothing, a helmet and their bikes must have a minimum, 1 bright headlight and 1 taillight. Each ride will begin at a different point along the trail. Some routes will require some road-riding. Total distance will be around 5-10 miles. Rentals will not be available during this ride. Takes place at the Bish Discovery Center 404 N. Ohio St. Learn more HERE.

Mobile Mammogram in Troy | Oct. 10

The Premier Health Mobile Mammogram Coach will be at Up and Running, 769 W. Market St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mammograms on-the-go offer busy women a convenient option to get their annual mammogram close to home or work. The equipment in the mobile coach is the same as what you would find in a Premier Health breast center. Premier Health radiologists interpret all mammograms and results are sent to the woman’s physician.  Women can make an appointment by calling (855) 887-7364, no doctor’s order is needed for a screening mammogram for women age 40 and older. Lear more HERE.

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FESTIVAL Bradford Pumpkin Show | Oct. 11-15
Carnival rides and games, fair food (including pumpkin ice cream), music and entertainment and plenty of fun parades over five days in downtown Bradford. Admission is free. Learn more HERE.

Community Night at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Oct. 11

From 5-9 p.m. 20% of sales at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St., will benefit Johnston Farm & Indian Agency. Learn more HERE.

International Candy Taste Test in Troy | Oct. 11

Join the Troy library, 419 W. Main St., for a taste test of candies from around the world, and see if you can identify the different flavors at 6:30 p.m. This program is for adults. Registration is required and available HERE (opens Sept 27).

Owl Prowl in Greenville | Oct. 11

Under the light of the full moon, walk the night-time trails of Worth Family Nature Preserve, 7688 Springhill Rd., in search of owls. Learn more HERE.

Downtown Ghost Tour in Sidney | Oct. 12-13 (Ticketed event)
Join the Shelby County Historical Society for a tour of downtown Sidney, where you will be joined by past residents of the community waiting to share their stories. Times are 6, 6:20, 6:40 and 7 p.m. and the cost is $12. Purchase tickets at shelbycountyhistory.org

Portal to Piqua’s Past | Oct. 12
This free history program at the Piqua Library will discuss Queen Anne-style architecture. It takes place from 7-8 p.m. in the Founders Room.

Community Garage Sale Huber Heights | Oct. 13-16
Takes place in and around Huber Heights.

1st Annual Wine Festival in Troy | Oct. 13 (Ticketed Event)

Long Shots Driving Range, 2315 S. Co. Rd. 25A, will have 30 wines available for tasting, and live music from 6-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30, are pre sale only and can be purchased at the bar. All wines will be available for purchase that evening and their full menu will be available as well. Learn more HERE.

Food Truck Thursday in Pleasant Hill | Oct. 13
Hot Dish Food Truck will be in downtown Pleasant Hill from 4:30-7 p.m. and Lazy Baker Pizza from 6-9 p.m.

Homeschool Parent Connections at the Troy Library | Oct. 13

This is a monthly group for homeschooling parents of all types, beginners to experts; Each month will include:

A topic that is relevant to homeschoolers, questions & answers, networking and resource sharing and learn more about Troy-Miami County Public Library's services, programs, and collections. Takes place from 6-7:30 p.m.

Call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext.115 for more information. Located at 419 W. Main St.

Family Storytime at the Troy Library | Oct. 13

Family Storytime takes place at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 10 a.m. with a mix of stories, songs, and rhymes to promote learning, literacy, and family engagement. Story time is for toddlers, preschoolers, and families who have children at different ages and stages. No registration is required. Sessions continue weekly through Thursday, November 17. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110 or visit website, www.tmcpl.org.

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FESTIVAL Downtown Fairborn Halloween Festival | Oct. 14-16
Downtown Fairborn is a Halloween paradise. During this festival, the theme only compounds with Halloween-themed vendors, exhibits, art, food and so much more. Plus, Foy’s Halloween Store has costumes, props, a haunted house store and more. The festival opens at 4 p.m. Friday and ends at 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.


Downtown Piqua Merchant Fall Open House | Oct. 14-15
Visit shops and restaurants in downtown Piqua for fall shopping, food and fun.

Owls & Howls at Stillwater Prairie Reserve Rangeline in Covington | Oct. 14
A guided night hike with a Miami County Park District naturalist in search of owls. Takes place from 7-9 p.m. at 7790 N. Rangeline Rd. and is free.

Haunted Halloween Drive-Thru in Springfield | Oct. 14 & 15

The Clark County Park District and Friends of the Clark County Park District will hold their annual Haunting event at George Rogers Clark Park, 930 S Tecumseh Rd., from 7:30–10:30 p.m. Family friendly Halloween scenes will delight young and old as you slowly drive through the park, with some frights along the way. For safety, no one will be permitted to leave their car while in the park. Purchase tickets in advance for your preferred arrival time HERE. Decorate your car for the drive-thru adventure and be entered to win a Halloween-themed prize basket. Pre-sale tickets (through 10/13) are $15 per carload (any size car) and regular price (beginning 10/14) are $20 per carload (any size car). B ready to show your receipt (paper or electronic) at the gate for admission.


EXTREME Halloween Egg Hunt (18 and older) in Xenia | Oct. 14
From 7-10 p.m., guests 18 and older can use flashlights to find black eggs in the woods at Caesar Ford Park, 520 S. Stringtown Rd. Eggs have prizes in them. The cost is $5 and registration is required by calling (937) 562-6440.

FESTIVAL Howlin’ at the Moon Festival in Wapakoneta | Oct. 14-15
This two-day music festival at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds features bluegrass, country, acoustic and classic rock bands, plus a car show, craft show with 100 vendors, fun for kids and more. Tickets are $15 and free for kids 15 and under. Camping is available. Visit mooncityeventcenter.com for more information.

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FESTIVAL Fall Festival of Leaves in Bainbridge (and scenic driving tours) | Oct. 14-16
Festivities include arts, crafts, entertainment, flea market, midway rides and games, parades, antique tractor show, log sawing contest, antique & classic car show, 5k run, and an opportunity to drive the four self-guided scenic tours found at fallfestivalofleaves.com. Open daily at 10 a.m. The parade is at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

FESTIVAL Bob Evans Farm Festival in Rio Grande | Oct. 14-16
Country and bluegrass music all day, each day, one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts, unique farm contests, plenty of food options, chainsaw carvings, rides and more. Takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5. 5 and under are free. Located at 10854 St. Rt. 588. Learn more HERE.

FESTIVAL Schoenbrunn Village Fair | Oct. 14-16
The Fair is located on the actual site of the Delaware Moravian Village in use from 1772 thru 1777 in New Philadelphia (a beautiful area in the fall!). 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.
 

LIVE MUSIC: Steve Worley in West Milton | Oct. 14

Steve Worley will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.

LIVE MUSIC: SideShow Band at Dunaway’s Beef N’ Ale in Troy | Oct. 14
No cover charge for this 8 p.m. show at 508 W. Main St. in downtown Troy. Try the roast beef sandwich, Rueben pizza and other fun food.
 

LIVE MUSIC: Petra: 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour with Randy Stonehill

in Versailles | Oct. 14

Christian band Petra and Randy Stonehill will perform at BMI Event Center, 791 E. Main St., starting at 7 p.m. Find tickets HERE.

 

LIVE MUSIC: ACT-3 in Vandalia | Oct. 14

ACT-3 will perform at Wings Sports Bar & Grille starting at 9:30 p.m. Located at 7902 N. Dixie Dr. Learn more HERE.

Bark in the Park: A Dog's Walk in the Woods in Union City | Oct. 14

Bring your (leashed) dog for a walk in the woods with others to Coppess Nature Sanctuary, 10277 Young Rd. from 6-7:30 p.m. Be prepared for the weather and bring baggies to pack out any "left-overs" your four-legged friend may leave on the trail. Learn more HERE.

St. Paris Farmers Market | Oct. 14

Described as a small laid-back farmers market with fresh local produce, local raw honey, homemade baked goods, essential oils, homemade crafts and crochet items, among others. There is also live entertainment and food trucks throughout the season. Rain or shine from 3-6 p.m. at 135 W. Main St.

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FESTIVAL Harvest Days in Piqua | Oct. 15
This is an old-fashioned fall festival that will take place throughout historic downtown Piqua starting at 6 p.m. It is free.

Outdoor Family Movie "Hocus Pocus" in Piqua | Oct. 15

During Harvest Days, in the parking lot next to Readmore's Hallmark (400 block of Main Street), Mainstreet Piqua will show the movie Hocus Pocus starting at 7:30 p.m. Bring a chair and blanket, popcorn and water will be provided free, but a donation to Bethany Center is appreciated.

Parade of Homes in Miami, Darke, Shelby Counties | Oct. 15-16

14 live houses to tour, plus 5 virtual homes, from noon to 4 p.m. both days. See the map to each location at poh.westernohiohba.com.


Fall Flea Market at Our Farm Sanctuary in Tipp City | Oct. 15

Find a little bit of everything to shop from: plants, plant items, art, housewares, plus animal related items at bargain prices at the Our Farm Sanctuary’s Fall Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sanctuary is located at 6495 Agenbroad Rd. Learn more HERE.

 

Sports and Collectibles Show in Piqua | Oct. 15-16

Featuring almost 50 tables throughout the Miami Valley Centre Mall during regular hours. Showcasing sports cards, collectibles, memorabilia, comic books, and additional sports themed items for the NFL, MLB, Ohio State, and many more.

Date Night Series "Fall in Love" in Troy | Oct. 15

"Fall" in love with your date as you enjoy autumn activities at Lost Creek Reserve: winding through the corn maze, corn shooter and getting cozy around the fire. Pack a picnic or add on a charcutière box by Charcutière by Marie (cost is $10.00/box). Enjoy your favorite beverage as this is a BYOB event (beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverage).
For pricing and registration click HERE. Located at 2385 St. Rt. 41. Takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

FESTIVAL Boos & Brews Festival in Sidney | Oct. 15
This event starts on Saturday morning during the Great Sidney Farmer’s Market where there will be coffee, costumes and Trick or Treat. The fun continues with a pub crawl (with costumes and other Halloween fun) from 8-11:45 p.m. in the evening.

Fall Vendor Expo at Stevens Bakery & Orchard in Thackery | Oct. 15
Come pick apples, have some apple cider, purchase some pies and support local businesses from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 7344 Thackery Rd. For more information, call (937) 778-2873. Learn more HERE.

Cruise Sidney | Oct. 15

Join the Shelby County Historical Society at 5 p.m. for a nostalgic look back at the joy of driving. Getting behind the wheel, driving slowly, hoping to see and be seen; those are the goals of our Cruise Sidney. The route is: Main Ave., to Russell Rd., to Wapak Ave., to Ohio Ave., down to the Big Four Bridge, back up Main Ave. There is no starting point. TAM 105.5 will be taking requests for your driving pleasure at (937) 498-1055. All are welcome.

North Dayton Reptile Show in Piqua | Oct. 15, Nov. 12 & Dec. 10
Features all kinds of reptiles for sale, including feeder rodents. Takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the old Sears store at the Miami Valley Centre Mall. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 5-18. 

Cracked Egg EXTREME Hunt (for those 55 and older!) in Xenia | Oct. 15
Those 55 and older can enjoy this Halloween-themed Easter egg hunt from 7-10 p.m. at Caesar Ford Park, 520 S. Stringtown Rd. Black eggs will be hidden in the woods, each filled with great prizes. The cost is $5 and registration begins at 7 p.m. The hunt is at 8 p.m. For details, call (937) 562-6440.
 

LIVE MUSIC: Scott Houchens in West Milton | Oct. 15

Scott Houchens will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.


Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market | Oct. 15-16
Find antiques, vintage and flea market items from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Admission is $3.

 

Ghost Hunt in New Carlisle | Oct. 15

At 4:30 p.m., Darin Hough, author of A Guide To Ghost Hunting, will be speaking on the tools that he uses in ghost hunts at the New Carlisle Library, 111 E. Lake Ave. After the presentation he has secured at least two places in New Carlisle that guests will be doing a hunt! Please pre-register at 937-845-3601 or email libraryladytillie@gmail.com.

Fall Bumblebee Walk in Greenville | Oct. 15

Tag along with a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve from 1-2:30 p.m. to see if you can find active honeybees, observe any other pollinators that are still active, and see what native plants are in bloom. The program is free. Meet in the nature center. For more information, call (937) 548-0165.


Grandma Gatewood Fall Colors Hike at Hocking Hills State Park | Oct. 15
Meet at the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center at 9 a.m. for this 6-mile trek to Cedar Falls and back, in one of the most beautiful places in the world during the fall. The event is free.
 

Fall Hike at Lake Hope State Park | Oct. 15
Book a campsite at Lake Hope State Park and take part in the 43rd Annual Fall Hike from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 3.2 mile hike includes a free bean soup meal at the end. It is free. For reservations, call (866) 644-6727.

LIVE MUSIC: Thomas Rhett in Fairborn | Oct. 15
Thomas Rhett will bring his “Bring the Bar to Your Tour” to the Nutter Center at 7:30 p.m.
 

FESTIVAL Spooky Pooch Festival & Parade in Lakewood | Oct. 15
Located near Cleveland on Lake Erie, the Spooky Pooch Parade takes place from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in Madison Park and includes not only the parade, but also Dog Games, a costume contest (for dogs, of course) and dog-related vendors and activities. Admission is free. The International Food and Culture Festival also takes place this day in Cleveland.

Cornhole Tournament in Troy | Oct. 15

Troy Horseshoe Club will be hosting a Corn Hole Tournament at noon at the Miami County Fairgrounds. The cost is $20 to enter. Call Tom Kirk at (937) 573-7900 for details.

Fall Vendor Show in Versailles | Oct. 16

Crafters, treat makers and direct sales reps will be set up at BMI Event Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Located at 791 E. Main St. For more information, call (937) 526-9544.

 

Dog Social Leaf Games at Garbry Big Woods Reserve in Piqua | Oct. 16
Bring your furry friend to the park to play with other dogs from 1-3 p.m. at 6660 N. Casstown Sidney Rd.

Walk with Nature on the Miami & Erie Canal | Oct. 16
Meet at Grand Lake St. Marys at noon and hike the historic Miami & Erie Canal towpath during a beautiful time of year, returning by 4 p.m.
 

Bloomora Botanicals Birthday Bash in Tipp City | Oct. 16

Celebrate Bloomora Botannical’s third birthday from noon to 4 p.m. with sales, giveaways, local artists and vendors, Adopt-a-Pit, food trucks, and more. The plant shop is located at 42 S. 2nd St. Learn more HERE.


Perimeter Hike at Caesar Creek State Park | Oct. 16
Take a 14-mile hike around the colorful perimeter of Caesar Creek. Meet at the Perimeter Trailhead at 10 a.m. The hike will take about 6 hours, so come prepared. It is free.
 

Ghost Hike at Malabar Farm State Park | Oct. 16-23-30
On this 2-hour walk you will hear haunting tales about the land that became Malabar Farm. The walk is free and takes place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Camping and lodging are available nearby.

 

The Paris Flea Market at the Dixie Drive-In in Dayton | Oct. 16

Customers can arrive starting at 6 a.m. for a $1 entry fee to browse, or, pay $8 and set up and sell at the event. Takes place from 6 a.m. to noon every Sunday morning through October (weather permitting). 

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Piqua Public Library Book Sale | Oct. 17-22

Stop by the Piqua Library and buy one used book to get a second for free.
 

Children's Halloween Parade and Costume Judging in Tipp City | Oct. 17

Children can dress in their Halloween costumes and take part in the parade that starts at Broadway Elementary School, 223 W. Broadway St. Meet at the school parking lot at 5:30 p.m. the parade route starts Broadway and makes its way to Zion Lutheran Church. 

Evening Family Storytime at the Troy Library | Oct. 17

Evening Family Storytime takes place at 6:15 p.m. with a mix of stories, songs, and early literacy activities. This program meets in the park behind the library and moves inside as necessary. Story time is for toddlers, preschoolers, and families who have children at different ages and stages. No registration is required.

The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

Trailing Moms and Tots at Charleston Falls Preserve in Tipp City | Oct. 18
Moms, Dads, grandparents and guardians can bring their child 0-5 to explore nature from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 2535 Ross Rd. It is free.

 

What's for Lunch in Tipp City | Oct. 18

Schulte Wellness, 1928 Donn Davis Way, will prepare a delicious soup and salad lunch made from fresh and healthy ingredients prepped in front of your eyes in their state-of-the-art kitchen from noon to 1 p.m. Register HERE.

 

Community Night at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Oct. 18

From 5-9 p.m. 20% of sales at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St., will benefit the Troy Rec. Learn more HERE.

Kids Craft Night at the Troy Library | Oct. 18

Drop by the Troy-Miami County Public Library from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for a fun art or craft activity. This program is appropriate for kids in grades K-5. No registration is required. Crafts will be available while supplies last. Additional sessions are scheduled for November 1 & 15. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110 or visit our website, www.tmcpl.org.


The Great Pumpkin Patch Hunt in Beavercreek | Oct. 19
Hundreds of pumpkins are hidden along the trails at Russ Nature Preserve, 2380 Kemp Rd. and children ages 2-9 have to search and find pumpkins that match images on cards provided to participants. Find all 10 matches to receive fun money for the “candy store.” The program is free but registration is required by calling (937) 562-6440.

FESTIVAL Circleville Pumpkin Show | Oct. 19-22
Around 23,000 pumpkin pies and 100,000 pumpkin donuts, about 100,000 thousand pounds of pumpkins and gourds, 30 amusement rides, vendors, crafts, numerous parades, giant pumpkins and more. See the full schedule at pumpkinshow.com.

History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder at the Milton-Union Library | Oct. 19

Come to the Milton-Union Public Library, 560 S. Main St., from 6-7:30 p.m. to hear the tales: Who confessed on their deathbed of murdering 18-year-old Christine Kett? Did Rose Shafor really dress up as a man to help her lover commit a crime? Who killed Julius Kruse? And was the “Cincinnati Ripper” living in Dayton? These stories and more are told in this visual presentation of the victims or perpetrators of a crime. Please note that the material presented relates to the actual accounts of murders that took place in Dayton. Graphic details are given and may not be appropriate for all audiences. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (937) 698-5515.

 

Fall Fabric Fling in Ludlow Falls and West Milton | Oct. 19-22

Fabric Crafts, 2810 S. St. Rt. 48, and Wertz Variety, 6 N. Miami St., will co-host a sale event Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more details call Fabric Crafts at (937) 698-4066.


Art 4 Everyone in Piqua | Oct. 20 (Ticketed event)
The Piqua Arts Council will host this event at the Orrmont Estate, 1612 S. Main St. from 5-9 p.m. There will be six sculptures up for auction created by local businesses, art stations of various mediums led by local creatives with activities and art-learning opportunities for all. For tickets, call (937) 773-9630.
 

FESTIVAL Third Thursday in West Milton | Oct. 20

This free family event takes place every third Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in downtown West Milton (located beside ReVive It) with shopping down the street. The event includes food trucks, a craft fair, live music, and family fun. Halloween costumes welcome! Learn more HERE.

Food Truck Thursday in Pleasant Hill | Oct. 20
Lilia’s Outside Café and El Buen Taco will be in downtown Pleasant Hill from 5-8 p.m.

 

Family Storytime at the Troy Library | Oct. 20

Family Storytime takes place at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 10 a.m. with a mix of stories, songs, and rhymes to promote learning, literacy, and family engagement. Story time is for toddlers, preschoolers, and families who have children at different ages and stages. No registration is required. Sessions continue weekly through Thursday, November 17. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110 or visit website, www.tmcpl.org.

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FESTIVAL Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival at Roscoe Village in Coshocton | Oct. 21-23

The Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival offers homemade apple butter, live music, free crafts for kids, 100 plus craft and food vendors, history of the Canal Town, Spirit Tours, and so much more, all at Roscoe Village, a charming restoration of a community that was once a thriving port on the Ohio and Erie Canal. Resorted in 1969, the original 1800s buildings are the hallmark of this quaint, entertaining, and scenic village nestled in the rolling hills of beautiful Coshocton County. Admission is $5 in advance or $8 at the gate.

Discover the Gas Giants: Jupiter & Saturn at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy | Oct. 21
This free astronomy program will take place from 7:30-10 p.m. at 2385 St. Rt. 41 (east of Troy).

Trick or Treat at Piqua Manor | Oct. 21

This event will be outdoors for kids to parade around and see the nursing home residents through their windows. Prizes awarded to the best dressed. Takes place from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Piqua Manor, 1840 W. High St.

Piqua Indians Pregame Party for Teens at the YMCA | Oct. 21 

The YMCA Piqua Branch will be holding pregame parties for the Piqua Indians home games at the activity center, 307 W. High St. Parties run from 5-6:15 p.m. for 6-12 graders (YMCA members and guests). Teens can enjoy hot dogs, popcorn, refreshments plus ping pong, air hockey, pool and PS4 sports games. For further questions and information, contact Abigail Jordan at (937) 778-5247.

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Haunted Woods at Brukner Nature Center in Troy | Oct. 22-23 & Oct. 29
Come enjoy a kid-friendly evening filled live wildlife and costumed characters along a luminary-lit trail as you and your family learn all about the wild creatures of the night. Tickets go on sale Oct. 3 and are $7 each and free for children 2 and under. Guided tours begin at 6:30 p.m. and the last group leaves at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, call (937) 698-6493 starting on Oct. 2. Learn more HERE.

 

Halloween Happening at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy | Oct. 22
Costumes are encouraged as you enjoy a walk along the wooded trail decorated with Jack-o-lanterns, adventure through the corn maze and meet friendly, bigger than life costumed forest animals along the way! Your little ghouls and goblins can take home Halloween treats and a mini stuffed animal! Costumes not required but certainly encouraged! Register for the 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. Takes place at 2385 St. Rt. 41 (east of Troy). To register, call the Miami County Park District office at (937) 335-6273.

Holiday Bazaar in Piqua | Oct. 22

Garbry Ridge is hosting a unique, one-stop shop holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a variety of local vendors. Family and friends welcome. The assisted living facility is located at 1567 Garbry Rd. 

2nd Annual Rocktober Magic 5k Run/Walk in Tipp City | Oct. 22

Project Believe is kicking off their 15th Christmas Magic season with their 2nd Annual Rocktober Magic 5K Run/Walk starting at 9 a.m. The cost is $30 and includes a t-shirt. Awards for top runners. Route is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Rock & Roll attire is encouraged. Sign up HERE.

LIVE MUSIC: Sweet Pain (KISS Tribute) at the Darke County Fairgrounds

in Greenville | Oct. 22
Sweet Pain – The Ultimate Tribute to KISS will be at the fairgrounds at 7 p.m. For tickets, call (937) 548-5044.

Trunk or Treat at the Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville | Oct. 22
A full day of vendors and, in the afternoon, trunk or treating.

 

Great Pumpkin Hunt in Greenville | Oct. 22

The Great Pumpkin Hunt is the best opportunity for a non-scary Halloween experience while exploring the woods on a crisp fall day. Be sure to come in your best Halloween outfit for an added treat (or trick!). It takes place at Shawnee Prairie Preserve from 1-4 p.m.


LIVE MUSIC: Naturally 7 at the Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy | Oct. 22
Naturally 7 will perform at 7 p.m. at 500 Dorset Rd. in Troy. Tickets are available at (937) 418-8392 or arbogastpac.com.
 

Halloween Night Market with Trick or Treat in New Carlisle | Oct. 22
The market takes place from 4-9 p.m. in downtown New Carlisle on Main Street in front of CVS. Vendors will have treats for shoppers trick or treating at the family friendly market. Fresh produce, baked goods, and more will be available. Food Trucks will include: Chill Out Truck Italian Ice, Diamond Dogs, Spicey Rooster and Cray Cray Cajun. The event will also include a pumpkin carving contest.

WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event in Fairborn | Oct. 22
Takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Nutter Center.
 

LIVE MUSIC: Rick Sylvester in West Milton | Oct. 22

Rick Sylvester will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Sunset Mafia in Covington | Oct. 22
Senset Mafia brings the 80s party to the End Zone Sports Lounge, 601 E. Broadway St.,  starting at 9 p.m. Learn more HERE.

 

LIVE MUSIC:  That Arena Rock Show in Versailles | Oct. 22

That Arena Rock Show is the ultimate “high energy theatrical tribute to ‘Classic’ Rock N’ Roll’. Takes place at BMI Event Center, 791 E. Main St. Get tickets HERE.


C&E Gun Show in Dayton | Oct. 22-23
Takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Admission is $10 and free for those 12 and under.

Civil War Winter Camp in Fremont | Oct. 22
Experience what life was like for President Rutherford B. Hayes’s Civil War regiment while it camped for the winter. In the afternoon, Civil War reenactors will give free infantry demonstrations on the Hayes Presidential grounds, called Spiegel Grove, located in Fremont. They’ll also offer afternoon and evening lantern tours of a Civil War winter camp based on the winter camps of President Hayes’s regiment, the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. This tour lasts about 50 minutes and will be outdoors.
 

White House Ghosts and Other D.C. Hauntings in Columbus | Oct. 22

Why is there a British soldier still “lingering” around the White House? Is that William Henry Harrison rummaging around in the attic? Which First Ladies are sometimes “spotted” in the East Room or White House garden? Who was that “tapping” on Harry Truman’s bedroom door? Come hear stories about strange occurrences in Washington, D.C., but only if you dare at 1 p.m. at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. The talk is included with general admission. 

Trunk or Treat at the Bethany Center in Piqua | Oct. 23
The Bethany Center, 339 S. South St., will host this event from 2-4 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Village of Pleasant Hill Fall & Halloween Decorating Contest | Oct. 23
Drive around Pleasant Hill from 6-8 p.m. to vote on your favorite decorated house or business and then stop by the administrative building for refreshments and to hear the results. Properties will be judged on “Creativity,” “Light & Decorations” and “Overall Appearance.” Winners receive cash awards! Judging is from 6-7:30 p.m., with refreshments at 7:30 p.m. and winners announced at 8 p.m. 


Autumn Games & Halloween Customs at Piatt Castle Mac-A-Cheek

in West Liberty | Oct. 23

Enjoy outdoor seasonal games and Halloween customs popular in the 19th century from 4-5:30 at 10051 Township Rd. 47. Activities will be planned for youth and adult and will conclude with a bonfire. Celebrate the season and come in costume. Anyone who brings a carved or decorated pumpkin will receive free admission to the event if you are willing to leave your pumpkin behind to decorate the outside of the Castle. Otherwise, the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for youths 5-15.
 

The Paris Flea Market at the Dixie Drive-In in Dayton | Oct. 23

Customers can arrive starting at 6 a.m. for a $1 entry fee to browse, or, pay $8 and set up and sell at the event. Takes place from 6 a.m. to noon every Sunday morning through October (weather permitting).

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Drawing Room Concert at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center | Oct. 25
This concert will feature Benita Leung on piano and Kun Dong on violin. It is free and takes place at 7:30 p.m. at 301 W. Main St. in Troy.

 

Community Night at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Oct. 25

From 5-9 p.m. 20% of sales at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St., will benefit the Troy Literacy Council. Learn more HERE.


Kiwanis Halloween Children's Parade in Piqua | Oct. 26
The parade begins at E. Greene St/Spring St. and ends on High St. near the gazebo. Registration is from 6:15-6:45 p.m. and the parade starts at 7 p.m. A $75 grand prize gift card will be given to a boy and girl age 14 and younger, plus cash prizes in other categories.

Trunk or Treat in Tipp City | Oct. 26

TCNaz Kidz is hosting a night of Trunk or Treating at Tipp City Church of the Nazarene, 1221 W. Main St. from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Trunks will be decorated, and activities will include games, a bonfire, trick-or-treating and more. This event is geared toward children 5th grade and under and their families. Parking will be in the main parking lot at the front of the Church building. Learn more HERE.

 

Costume Run/Walk in Troy | Oct. 26

Join Up and Running, 769 W. Market St., at 6 p.m. for a Costume Run/Walk in Troy. Starts at 6 p.m. and a fun fall celebration follows. All abilities are welcome. Learn more HERE.

 

Halloween Family Night in Piqua | Oct. 27

The YMCA Piqua branch will host a Halloween Family Night from 6-8 p.m. with games, candy, pumpkin carving and hot chocolate for the adults. The activity center will be open to the community and activities will be led by the YMCA Leaders Club. Located at 307 W. High St.


Food Truck Thursday in Pleasant Hill | Oct. 27
Lilia’s Outside Café and El Buen Taco will be in downtown Pleasant Hill from 5-8 p.m.

 

Health Screenings in Pleasant Hill | Oct. 27

Premier Community Health (PCH) will offer free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Screenings are free to the public and all are welcome. Learn more HERE.

 

Brick Oven Pizas at Bear's Mill in Greenville | Oct. 27

Join the Darke County Parks between 5-8 p.m. to have your dinner made in an outdoor brick oven. Pizza dough will be hand crafted by artisan baker Bryan Begg, you pick your toppings. Then brick oven craftsman, Scott McMiller, will cook your pizza right in front of you in the oven he built himself at Bear’s Mill, 6450 Arcanum-Bears Mill Rd. The cost is $15 a person. While you wait, or while you eat, cozy up next to a campfire and enjoy the autumn air. Bring your own beverage of choice, or enjoy complimentary water, pop, & Bear’s Mill coffee. Learn more HERE.

Family Storytime at the Troy Library | Oct. 27

Family Storytime takes place at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 10 a.m. with a mix of stories, songs, and rhymes to promote learning, literacy, and family engagement. Story time is for toddlers, preschoolers, and families who have children at different ages and stages. No registration is required. Sessions continue weekly through Thursday, November 17. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110 or visit website, www.tmcpl.org.

Vintage Market Days in Xenia | Oct. 28-30

More than 125 vendors from 16 states will be at the Greene County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be live music and food trucks. Tickets range from $5-$15

LIVE MUSIC: Kodebreaker in Covington | Oct. 28

This show takes place at 9 p.m. at EndZone Sports Lounge, 601 E. Broadway.

Boo Bash at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center | Oct. 29
The Hayner mansion turns into a fun Halloween party for children from 1-4 p.m. at 301 W. Main St. It is free.

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Ventriloquist David Crone “FUN”raising event in Troy | Oct. 29 (Ticketed event)

The Tipp City Area Arts Council invites you to join them for a family-friendly, “FUN”raising event at the Arbogast Performing Arts Center, 500 S. Dorset Rd., to see Ventriloquist David Crone and his puppets. The TCAAC will be raising monies needed for next year's events, children’s camps, and general funds. David Crone brings a full cast of characters, a touch of comedy magic and audience interaction to create a one-of-a-kind program. VIP tickets are $30 each; VIP ticket holders are invited to a pre-show reception beginning at 5 p.m. with fall foods/drinks and music provided by David Zelmon. General Admission tickets are $5 for children and $15 for adults. Doors will open for General Admission at 6 p.m. TCAAC will also host a “FUN”raising Silent Auction during this event with items including theater ticket packages from the APAC, Troy Civic Theater, Human Race; ticket packages from the Dayton ballet, opera or philharmonic; the Springfield Symphony; a culinary arts basket from Coldwater Cafe & Bodega; and more. Halloween costumes are encouraged and treat bags for all children will be handed out at the post-show meet-and-greet with David and his puppet friends. Tickets are on sale HERE.

 

Ghost Tours of Troy | Oct. 29

Ghost Tours of Troy are offering self-guided tours with start times from 6-9 p.m. A map of the ghostly sites will be available when checking in for the tour. Check in area will be located at 405 Public Square entrance. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at ghosttoursoftroy.com, by calling (937) 875-0172 or at some downtown shops. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations.

Hometown Halloween in Troy | Oct. 29
Children can participate in a costume contest at the Hobart Government Center at 9 a.m., followed by a parade of costumes to Prouty Plaza and Trick or Treat at local businesses from 10 a.m. to noon. Pet costumes are welcome. The event is free. Learn more HERE.

 

Downtown Tipp City Merchant’s Trick-or-Treat | Oct. 29
Come to historic downtown Tipp City from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to Trick-or-Treat through the shops and restaurants with your little ones. If desired, the event is Harry Potter themed. Follow the event and learn more HERE.

Cemetery Ghost Walk in Greenville | Oct. 29-30 (Ticketed event)
Learn of the past glory, disgrace, tragedy and triumph of some of Greenville’s most renowned and notorious citizens as guides lead you to the final resting places of these fascinating former local residents. Groups form at Greenville Union Cemetery Mausoleum. The event takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. both nights. For tickets, call (937) 547-0908.

Woodland Spirit Encounters in Greenville | Oct. 29

The trails of Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 OH-502, come alive with sprites, ghosts, spirits and fairies. During this evening walk in the woods journey onto the trails as you search to encounter the whimsical along this path. Let your imagination go as your group travels through time and cultures from across the world along this 1.5 mile trail-walk. Complete your travels for woodland spirit lore, stories and myths around the fireside with story-tellers. Takes place from 6:30-9 p.m., trail users are asked to complete the trail by 10 p.m. Learn more HERE.

Halloween Bash at the Old Mason Winery in West Milton | Oct. 29 (Ticketed event)
Make reservations now for this Halloween party. Call (937) 698-1122. Located at 4199 S. Iddings Rd.


Annual Murder Mystery Dinner in Sidney | Oct. 29 (Ticketed Eevent)
A classic whodunnit dinner at 6 p.m. at the Historic Sidney Theatre. You can choose to be a starring character or just a bystander and take part in dinner and solving the mystery. For tickets, call (937) 658-6945.

Fall Craft  & Vendor Show at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield | Oct. 29-30

Over 100 vendors to include artists, bakers, crafters, food trucks and more. Admission is $2, which benefits the Clark County Dog Shelter. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.


Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County 5k Remembrance Walk in Troy | Oct. 29
This walk honors the memory of family and friends who have passed and supports Hospice. Registration is 8:30 a.m. at 3230 N. County Rd. 25-A in Troy. To register, call (937) 269-5245.
 

The Paris Flea Market at the Dixie Drive-In in Dayton | Oct. 30

Customers can arrive starting at 6 a.m. for a $1 entry fee to browse, or, pay $8 and set up and sell at the event. Takes place from 6 a.m. to noon every Sunday morning through October (weather permitting). 


The Family Haunt at Mac-A-Cheek Castle in West Liberty | Oct. 31 (Ticketed event)

Enjoy performances of haunting stories by Piatts in the 19th century, including "My Ghost" by Sarah M.B. Piatt, "The Haunted House," by Louise Kirby Piatt and a description of an actual 19th century seance by journalist, Donn Piatt. Readers will wear late 19th century costumes as they perform in the drawing room at 7:30 p.m. in Piatt Castle Mac-A-Cheek, 1 mile east of West Liberty. Reservations are required. Tickets are $15 and are available online or by calling (937) 465-2821. The performance is recommended for ages 15 and older.

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 November            

Adult Hike at Farrington Reserve in Piqua | Nov. 1
Join a Miami County Park District naturalist for a guided, two-hour (9-11 a.m.) walk at 1594 W. Peterson Rd. It is free.

 

Kids Craft Night at the Troy Library | Nov. 1

Drop by the Troy-Miami County Public Library from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for a fun art or craft activity. This program is appropriate for kids in grades K-5. No registration is required. Crafts will be available while supplies last. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110 or visit our website, www.tmcpl.org.

 

Coffee with a Veteran in Troy | Nov. 2

The Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 2245 S. Co. Rd. 25A, presents Coffee with a Veteran at 9 a.m. with Selena Loyd, Director of Miami County Veterans Services discussing an update on Miami County Veterans Services. Learn more HERE.

Food Truck Thursday in Pleasant Hill | Nov. 3
Lazy Baker Pizza Maker will be in downtown Pleasant Hill from 6-9 p.m.

 

Family Storytime at the Troy Library | Nov. 3

Family Storytime takes place at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 10 a.m. with a mix of stories, songs, and rhymes to promote learning, literacy, and family engagement. Story time is for toddlers, preschoolers, and families who have children at different ages and stages. No registration is required. Sessions continue weekly through Thursday, November 17. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110 or visit website, www.tmcpl.org.


Enchanted Wonderland Weekend in Troy | Nov. 4-6
This event starts on Friday evening when downtown shops remain open late and continues Saturday and Sunday with festive events, shopping and dining in downtown Troy.

Holiday Open House in Downtown Urbana | Nov. 4-6 & Dec. 2-4
Start your holiday shopping (and dining) in downtown Urbana, with special activities on both weekends.

 

Owls & Howls at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy | Nov. 4
A guided night hike with a Miami County Park District naturalist in search of owls. Takes place from 7-9 p.m. at 2385 St. Rt. 41 (east of Troy) and is free.

 

Friday Night Movie - The Hunt for Red October at the Hayner in Troy | Nov. 4

Friday Night Movies at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., features classic movies with an introduction to the film, café style seating, popcorn, and soda. All films are free and open to the public. Parents are encouraged to check each film’s rating; some movies may not be appropriate for children under 18. This Friday's film is The Hunt For Red October (1990) and starts at 7 p.m. For more information about each film, visit troyhayner.org.

 

Q&A with Local Author in Dayton | Nov. 4

Join Omega Music, 318 E. Fifth St., at 6 p.m. for a Q&A with Matthew Klickstein about his new book " See You at San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph for Geek Culture” (out now). See You At San Diego “Is the comprehensive chronicle of Comic-Con International and modern geekdom itself as told through countless stories by nearly fifty of the most integral members of the Comic-Con and fandom scene. This full-fledged oral history, bursting with intimate reflections, hilarious observations, and at times, heartbreaking, often thought-provoking stories, is about how the geek at last inherited the earth and the story of the transformation of mainstream American pop culture into comic book culture over the past century.” Learn more HERE.


Christkindlmarkt in Cincinnati | Nov. 4-6
Christkindlmarkt is the Cincinnati region’s oldest and most authentic German Christmas market and will take place 5-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 3529 W. Kemper Rd. Based on traditional Christmas markets that are popular throughout Germany, Christkindlmarkt is mostly under a covered pavilion and heated tents, with some booths and attractions outdoors. Visitors can sip on a cold German bier, or enjoy a cup of Glühwein, hot mulled wine while shopping for unique gifts from Germany and from local crafters, and listen to music that will get you in the holiday spirit. Admission is $5 per person and free for those 12 and under and for active and retired military with current ID.

 

Fall into Christmas Food Truck Rally & Craft Show in Greenville | Nov. 5
This festive event will include food trucks, a large craft vendor market, live music, pony rides, petting zoo, horse & wagon rides and Santa Claus. It takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Darke County Fairgrounds.

Craft Bazaar in Pleasant Hill | Nov. 5

The Village of Pleasant Hill will hold a Craft Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newton Fieldhouse & Community Center, 201 Long St.


Bourbon Affair in Piqua | Nov. 5 (Ticketed event)
Five bourbon or wine tastings with food pairings, a live string quartet, a silent auction and more from 5:30-9 p.m. at The Gallery Venue & Event Center, 319 N. Wayne St. For tickets, call (937) 570-4422.

"Dancing with the Miami Valley Stars" in Piqua | Nov. 5

The Miami Valley Veterans Museum is hosting a production of "Dancing with the Miami Valley Stars" at A Learning Place, Romer’s Catering, 201 Robert M Davis Pkwy. There will be a casual morning show and a semi-formal dinner show. For tickets and pricing click HERE.

Darke County Dirt Drag Races in Greenville | Nov. 5
Gates open at 10 a.m. and practice runs at 11 a.m. The races start at noon. Purchase tickets and learn more HERE.

 

Miami County Fair Holiday Craft and Vendor Show in Troy | Nov. 5

29 local artisans and direct sales vendors will be set up in the Duke Lundgard Building at the Miami County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Follow the event HERE.

LIVE MUSIC: Right Turn Clyde at the Leaf & Vine in Troy | Nov. 5
Enjoy country music from 9 p.m. to midnight at 108 W. Main St. in downtown Troy. There is no cover charge.
 

LIVE MUSIC: Mike Sedmak in West Milton | Nov. 5

Mike Sedmak will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.

 

Urbana Antique Show & Flea Market | Nov. 5-6
Takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Champaign County Fairgrounds, 384 Park Ave. in Urbana. Includes 4 heated buildings and 4 shelters, plus plenty of outdoor space.


Full Moon Owl Walk at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve in Urbana | Nov. 5
Take a guided walk with Judy Page at 7 p.m. The cost is $5. Located at 980 Woodburn Rd.

Monster Jam in Fairborn | Nov. 5-6
Shows take place at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Nutter Center.

Dayton Train Show | Nov. 5-6

The Dayton Train Show takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 645 Infirmary Rd. in Dayton. The show includes multiple scale operating layouts, LEGO trains and layouts, Historical Societies and displays, hundreds of dealer tables, educational tables, and a train that can be ridden (weather permitting). Food vendors are on-site. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Adult admission is $8.
 

Music BINGO at Bunkers in Vandalia | Nov. 5

Music Bingo starts at 8:30 p.m. at Bunkers Sports Bar and Grill, 893 E. National Rd. Music Bingo is a fun-filled and fast-paced take on traditional bingo. It is free to play.

 

Evening Family Storytime at the Troy Library | Nov. 7

Evening Family Storytime takes place at 6:15 p.m. with a mix of stories, songs, and early literacy activities. This program meets in the park behind the library and moves inside as necessary. Story time is for toddlers, preschoolers, and families who have children at different ages and stages. No registration is required. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

 

Owl Prowl in Greenville  | Nov. 8

Under the light of the full moon, walk the night-time trails of Worth Family Nature Preserve in search of owls from 6-7 p.m. Learn more HERE.


Holiday Shop Hop in Sidney | Nov. 9-12

The Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & the Sidney Visitors Bureau host this holiday shopping experience over four days. Grab a stamp card at your first participating location and take the tour while picking up local goods for all your gifting needs.

 

Portal to Piqua’s Past | Nov. 9
This free history program at the Piqua Library will discuss the history of taxi cabs in Piqua. It takes place from 7-8 p.m. in the Founders Room.
 

“Touch of Glass” Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop in Greenville | Nov. 10

In celebration of Darke County Parks' 50th anniversary, the owner of Touch of Glass in downtown Greenville, Mariah, will host a glass mosaic workshop from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Participants will make their own glass mosaic artwork to take home under the direction of Mariah: either a sunflower or daisy. Takes place at the Nature Center, 4267 OH-502. Register and learn more HERE.

 

Food Truck Thursday in Pleasant Hill | Nov. 10

Hot Dish Food Truck and El Buen Taco will be in downtown Pleasant Hill from 4:30-7 p.m.

 

Family Storytime at the Troy Library | Nov. 10

Family Storytime takes place at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 10 a.m. with a mix of stories, songs, and rhymes to promote learning, literacy, and family engagement. Story time is for toddlers, preschoolers, and families who have children at different ages and stages. No registration is required. Sessions continue weekly through Thursday, November 17. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110 or visit website, www.tmcpl.org.

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A Yuletide Winter’s Gathering in Tipp City | Nov. 11-13
Shop for gifts, clothing, antiques, artwork and so much more during this annual shopkeeper’s open house. Other highlights include horse-drawn carriage rides, a visit from Santa, strolling carolers, music and more, plus dine at downtown eateries. The illumination of the downtown Christmas tree will take place at Zion Lutheran Church. Follow the event and learn more HERE.
 

LIVE MUSIC: Steve Worley in West Milton | Nov. 11

Steve Worley will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.

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Piqua’s Holiday Horse Parade | Nov. 12
Horse-drawn carriages and hitches and riders will be outfitted in holiday lights and parading down the festive streets of historic downtown Piqua from 7-9 p.m. Admission is free and local restaurants and shops will have special offers and activities.


A Holiday Affair in Tipp City | Nov. 12
Browse through and buy quality, original handcrafted items, just in time for the holidays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Room at Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St. Admission is free. This event takes place during A Yuletide Winter’s Gathering in downtown Tipp City.

4th Annual Ezra J. Hartke Race for Hope in Tipp City | Nov. 12
Help raise money for pediatric brain tumor research at this run at Kyle Park in Tipp City from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Running options, including for youths, range in price. Sign up through runsignup.com. 
 

3rd Annual Buccs Bazaar in Covington | Nov. 12

Join Covington BPA for a 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, 807 Chestnut St. Admission is $2 and free for children not in school. Money raised from the Buccs Bazaar will go to funding competition and travel costs. Learn more HERE.

Candlelight Dinner on the Prairie Fundraiser in Greenville | Nov. 12

The table is set, the servants are in position, and we the Darke County Park District poised to provide guests with a historical evening in the log house from 5-9 p.m. Guests will 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. Space is limited, so reserve your place today HERE. Located at 4267 OH-502.

LIVE MUSIC: WAR with The Sedonas in Versailles | Nov. 12
WAR, with special guest The Sedonas will perform at BMI Event Center. Tickets are available by calling (937) 526-9544 or at bmieventcenter.com.

 

North Dayton Reptile Show in Piqua | Nov. 12 & Dec. 10

Features all kinds of reptiles for sale, including feeder rodents. Takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the old Sears store at the Miami Valley Centre Mall. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 5-18. 

LIVE MUSIC: Josh Turner at the Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy | Nov. 12
Joshn Turner will perform at 7 p.m. at 500 Dorset Rd. in Troy. Tickets are available at (937) 418-8392 or arbogastpac.com.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Rick Sylvester in West Milton | Nov. 12

Rick Sylvester will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.

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Ironton Wizardfest | Nov. 12-13
Ironton Wizardfest is a Harry Potter fan festival made by-fans-for-fans. It takes place 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Ro-Na Theater, 310 S. 3rd St. in Ironton (on the Ohio River). Festival-goers will be able to attend classes, compete in cosplay contests, interact with their favorite magical teachers, create their own wands and potions and more. It also features Appalachian crafters, apple-cider, live animals, escape rooms, actors from the Harry Potter film series, food, craft, and retail vendors, live music, great art and much more. Learn more HERE.

 
Piqua Comic Con | Nov. 13
Comics, toys and collectible show with artists, filmmakers and more. Takes place at the Miami Valley Centre Mall in Piqua from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission.
 

Dungeons & Dragons Night in Pleasant Hill | Nov. 14

Have you always wanted to try playing Dungeons and Dragons but never knew how? Have you played a few times but your group flaked out on you? Have you played before and want to play again? The Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., hosts D&D Night from 5-6:45 p.m. Open to new and experienced players in middle school or high school. No registration is required. Call the library at (937) 676-2731 for more information.

 

Kids Craft Night at the Troy Library | Nov. 15

Drop by the Troy-Miami County Public Library from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for a fun art or craft activity. This program is appropriate for kids in grades K-5. No registration is required. Crafts will be available while supplies last. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110 or visit our website, www.tmcpl.org.

 

Mercer County Council on Aging Indoor Garage Sale in Celina | Nov. 16-20

The Mercer County Council on Aging will hold an indoor garage sale at 217 Riley St. Tickets are$10 and the money benefits the Senior Angel Tree Gift Program. Hours are Wednesday (early bird sale) from 6-8 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m. On Saturday, everything is half-priced and on Sunday 2 bags for $1, everything included.
 

fRUNdsgiving Run/Walk in Troy | Nov. 16

Celebrate the month of thankfulness with a fRUNdsgiving fun run and dinner with Can’t Stop Running, 769 W. Market St. at 6 p.m. Can’t Stop Running will provide the turkey, runners/walkers provide the sides. Go for a run with friends and come back for a sit-down, family-style Thanksgiving dinner. All abilities are welcome. Registration is required, space is limited. Register HERE.

 

Food Truck Thursday in Pleasant Hill | Nov. 17
Lilia’s Outside Café and El Buen Taco will be in downtown Pleasant Hill from 5-8 p.m.

 

Family Storytime at the Troy Library | Nov. 17

Family Storytime takes place at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 10 a.m. with a mix of stories, songs, and rhymes to promote learning, literacy, and family engagement. Story time is for toddlers, preschoolers, and families who have children at different ages and stages. No registration is required. Sessions continue weekly through Thursday, November 17. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 110 or visit website, www.tmcpl.org.

Lunch and Learn in Tipp City | Nov. 18

Join long-time residents of Tipp City and notorious story tellers Jackie Wahl and Susan Furlong for a delicious box lunch provided by StoryPoint of Troy while you listen to some delightful stories about the History of Tipp City. Takes place at the Tipp City library from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register HERE.

 

Elfing Gift Making Class for Kids in Tipp City | Nov. 18

In this class children will make a gift for an adult female family member in their life. It is a secret what the item will be prior to the class and the children will find out after the adults have left. The item will be gift wrapped and ready to put under the tree. The class takes place at Broadway Elementary School, 223 W. Broadway St., from 6:30-8 p.m. Register your child HERE.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Amanda Livingston in West Milton | Nov. 18

Amanda Livingston will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.

 

Souper Walk (night hike) at Stillwater Prairie Reserve in Covington | Nov. 18
A guided night hike from 7-8:30 p.m. at 9750 St. Rt. 185. Bring a canned good to donate to a local food pantry.  

 

Christmas in Springboro | Nov. 18-20
76 craft vendors, 27 food booths and plenty of Christmas cheer, including horse-drawn carriage rides, hot cocoa and more. Takes place 6-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in downtown Springboro. Plan your visit HERE.

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Hayner Gift Gallery in Troy | Nov. 19
The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will host this annual event featuring one-of-a-kind gifts from local artists and vendors. Admission is free and it takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 301 W. Main St. Learn more at troyhayner.org.


Hometown Holiday Horse Parade in Greenville | Nov. 19

Downtown Greenville plays host to the annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade featuring lighted, horse-drawn carriages. The parade will include carolers, bands, bell choirs and lighted carriages pulled by horses through the streets of Historic Downtown Greenville starting at 7 p.m. Many of the downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Admission is free. (Photo above right provided)


Downtown Greenville Horse Parade Buffet in Greenville | Nov. 19
Romer’s Catering in Greenville will host this buffet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. After dinner, walk over to watch the famous horse parade in downtown Greenville. Located at 118 E. Main St. The cost is $17 for adults and $8.50 for children 3-8. For more information, call (937) 548-2202.
 

Community Pancake Breakfast in Piqua | Nov. 19

Join Madison Avenue Church of God, located at 922 Madison Ave., for a breakfast of free pancakes, sausage and beverages from 8-11 a.m. Enjoy good conversation and breakfast with your neighbors.

LIVE MUSIC: Scott Houchens in West Milton | Nov. 19

Scott Houchens will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.

 

Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market | Nov. 19-20
Find antiques, vintage and flea market items from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Admission is $3. Learn more HERE.

HomeTown HoliDazzle Festival and Parade in Wilmington | Nov. 19
Food vendors, train rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, visits with Santa and more from 4-7 p.m., and the famous, bright HoliDazzle Parade at 7 p.m. in downtown Wilmington. Learn more HERE.
 

Nighttime Adventure at Englewood MetroPark | Nov. 19
For ages 3-13, this program follows a naturalist on a hike around the park discussing the differences between night and day in the woods. The free program takes place from 6:30-8 p.m. Meet at the Patty Shelter.

 

Just Walking the Dog Dog Social at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy | Nov. 20
Bring your four-legged friends to the park and enjoy a walk and play time. Takes place from 1-3 p.m. at 2385 St. Rt. 41 (east of Troy) and is free.

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A Carillon Christmas in Dayton | Nov. 22-Dec. 30
Along with the Carillon Tree of Light, this event features Santa Claus, Candy Cane Slopes, musical concerts, a café, model train displays, holiday storytelling and more and takes place 5-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Carillon Historical Park. (Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Admission is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; $8 for children 3-17; and free for those 3 and under. (Above photos provided)
 

Trailing Moms and Tots at Charleston Falls Preserve in Tipp City | Nov. 22
Moms, Dads, grandparents and guardians can bring their child 0-5 to explore nature from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 2535 Ross Rd. It is free.


Downtown Sidney’s Grand Illumination | Nov. 23
Be in downtown Sidney at 6 p.m. when the annual light display is turned on for the season. Stick around for shopping and dining.

Yosemite Loop Hike at Lake Hope State Park | Nov. 23
Enjoy a 6-mile hike on quiet trails from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the trailhead for this free event.

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Grand Illumination in Downtown Troy | Nov. 25

Takes place from 5-8:30 p.m. and includes the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree on the square in downtown Troy. The fun-filled evening includes hot cocoa, horse-drawn carriage rides, cider, and the arrival of Santa Claus. After Santa’s arrival and the tree has been lit, Santa will be available for visits in the Santa House on Prouty Plaza.


Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy | weekends Nov. 25-Dec. 23
Be transported into a winter wonderland filled with over 60 light displays, many of which are animated. The 1.25-mile driving tour takes you through the woods, down charming farm lanes and past the historic Knoop Homestead aglow with lights. It takes place from 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (last car at 9:30 p.m.) and 6-9 p.m. on Sundays. Additional dates are 6-9 p.m. daily Dec. 19-22. The cost is $10 per vehicle, which supports a different charity each weekend.

Christmas Open House & Parade in West Liberty | Nov. 25
A donation-based soup dinner starts this event from 4-6 p.m., with the Luminaria 5k Race at 5 p.m., the Christmas in the Village Parade at 6:30 p.m. and Santa at the Fire House directly after the parade, plus shopping in the historic district.
 

Holiday Horse Parade in Urbana | Nov. 25
This event starts at 3 p.m. with music in the streets of downtown Urbana, followed by street vendors and food trucks opening at 4 p.m. A tree lighting takes place at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lighted horse parade at 6:30 p.m. Santa arrives by carriage at 7:30 p.m.

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Legendary Lights at Clifton Mill | Open daily Nov. 25-Dec. 30
Over 4 million lights illuminating the mill, the gorge, the riverbanks, trees and bridges make this one of the most popular events of its kind. There is even a 100 foot “waterfall” of twinkling lights. Visitors also enjoy a Miniature Village, a Santa Claus Museum, a Toy Collection and a spectacular synchronized lights and music show that features the old Covered Bridge. Open 6-9 p.m. daily and 6-8 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas night. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 and free for children 3 and under. Learn more HERE. (Photo above left provided)
 

Ice Rink Opening Weekend in Dayton | Nov. 25
The holiday weekend marks the opening of the skating rink at RiverScape MetroPark in downtown Dayton. View the full hours and learn more at www.metroparks.org/ice-rink. (Photo above right provided)


Yuletide Village Season of Lights in Harveysburg | Friday & Saturday, Nov. 25-Dec. 17
A “glowing 16th century village” (the same one used during the Renaissance Festival) comes to life with light shows, music, hot food and drink and a Yuletide Market. Children can also visit Santa and Krampus. Learn more at yuletidevillage.com.
 

Dayton Holiday Festival | Nov. 25
Watch the tree lighting in downtown Dayton, followed by a nighttime parade for children featuring 100,000 lights, plus decorative floats, horses, drill teams and bands and more. Takes place from 4-9 p.m. at Courthouse Square.

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Bear’s Mill Christmas Preview in Greenville | Nov. 26
Bear's Mill will kick-off the holiday season with its annual Christmas Preview from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Mill Store will be stocked with seasonal décor and gift items. Grinding demonstrations with the Millers at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Located at 6450 Arcanum-Bear’s Mill Rd.
 

LIVE MUSIC: 90's Grunge Night with STP & Alice in Chains Tribute Bands in Versailles | Nov. 26
Celebrate the 90s with "Grunge Night" at BMI Event Center, 791 E. Main St. Doors open at 5 p.m. The concert features Stone Temple Pilots tribute band STP2 and Alice in Chains tribute band Hollow. Get tickets HERE.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Rick Sylvester in West Milton | Nov. 26

Rick Sylvester will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Sandi Patty at the Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy | Nov. 26
Sandy Patty will perform at 7 p.m. at 500 Dorset Rd. in Troy. Tickets are available at (937) 418-8392 or arbogastpac.com.

 

Village Tree Lighting and Visit with Santa in Pleasant Hill | Nov. 27
This event takes place between 5:30-7 p.m. in the library parking lot. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, take photos, listen to Christmas music and visit with family and friends. Santa will perform the official tree lighting for the season.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Drawing Room Concert at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center | Nov. 29
This concert will feature the Western Ohio Tuba Quartet. It is free and takes place at 7:30 p.m. at 301 W. Main St. in Troy.

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LIVE MUSIC: K-Love Christmas Tour in Troy | Dec. 1
Featuring Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Brandon Heath, Tasha Layton and Jon Reddick, this Christmas show will be performed at 7 p.m. at Hobart Arena in Troy. Tickets start at $20.50 and are available through hobartarena.com or by calling (937) 339-2911.

Food Truck Thursday in Pleasant Hill | Dec. 1

El Buen Taco will be in downtown Pleasant Hill from 5-8 p.m.

 

LIVE MUSIC: W.A.S.P. with Armored Saint in Versailles | Dec. 1

W.A.S.P., with special guest Armored Saint will perform at BMI Event Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (937) 526-9544 or at bmieventcenter.com.


ParkLights at Caesar Ford Park in Xenia | Dec. 1-31
Drive through Winter Wonderland, North Pole Car Show, Winter Farm and Festive Festival, along with other light displays, for free from 6-9 p.m. daily.

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Christmas on the Green in Piqua | Dec. 2
A hometown Christmas festival, this event has horse-drawn carriage rides, music and caroling, children’s activities and much more, all in the beautifully decorated downtown. The event is free and takes place from 6-9 p.m.
 

Downtown Piqua Merchants Holiday Open House | Dec. 2-3
Shop, dine and enjoy the many festive activities taking place in downtown Piqua over the weekend.


First Friday: Live Models in Troy | Dec. 2

Walk through the downtown and check out the window displays that will feature live models (people or animals will be in shop window displays) from 5:30-8 p.m.

Tipp City Lights Driving Tour | Dec. 2-25

From 6-9 p.m. December 2-25, enjoy a driving tour around Tipp City to view homes decorated for Christmas and vote for your favorite. To vote for your favorite house text (937) 506-0570. Pick up a map at Tipp Monroe Community Services, 3 E. Main St. or visit tmcomservices.org.

 

Owls & Howls at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary in Piqua | Dec. 2
A guided night hike with a Miami County Park District naturalist in search of owls. Takes place from 7-9 p.m. at 2540 E. Statler Rd. It is free.

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Bear’s Mill Christmas Open House & Walk in Greenville | Dec. 2

A delightful holiday evening in the country, free to the public. Enjoy shopping in the Mill Store & Gallery and then bundle up for a gorgeous nighttime walk along the banks of Greenville Creek, lit by stunning luminaries. Located at 6450 Arcanum-Bear’s Mill Rd. For more information, call (937) 548-5112.


First Friday: A Christmas Night in Greenville | Dec. 2
Local businesses and restaurants and Main Street Greenville will present this festive evening from 6-9 p.m.


Christmas in the Village in Waynesville | Dec. 2-4
Waynesville takes on the nostalgic feeling of Christmas past as the downtown is adorned in traditional holiday décor. Santa Claus arrives daily via the Wayne Township Fire Department, there are carolers and choirs, costume characters, photo-ops, a gingerbread house making contest, and so much more, plus 60+ retailers and boutiques to shop at. Hours are 6-9 p.m. Friday; 1-8 p.m. Saturday; and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Piqua Holiday Parade | Dec. 3
This traditional holiday parade (featuring Santa Claus and many other great floats) takes place at 2 p.m. on Main Street. After the parade, stop in for a visit with Santa at the library, where extravagant decorations await! The events are free.
 

Holiday Open House Children’s Day with Santa at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center | Dec. 3
Children can visit with Santa and enjoy Christmas activities and parents can view the elaborately decorated mansion. It is free and takes place from 1-5 p.m. at 301 W. Main St. in Troy.


North Pole Express at the Bradford Railroad Museum | Dec. 3 (Ticketed event)
Children can be greeted by a conductor, have their train tickets punched and then be served hot chocolate by a porter and meet other costumed characters from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bradford Railroad Museum, 200 N. Miami Ave. The cost is $10 per child, which includes a golden ticketed mailed to each child, cookies and hot chocolate, a commemorative item and a visit with Santa. Adults are $10 for museum admission. Learn more at bradfordrrmuseum.org or by calling (937) 552-2196.
 

Brukner Nature Center Arts & Crafts Show in Troy | Dec. 3
More than 50 local artists will have their work for sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center, located at 5995 Horseshoe Bend Rd., just west of Troy. Admission is free. Also, whole homemade pies will be available to purchase, with proceeds benefiting the wildlife programs at Brukner.


Angel House Christmas Bazaar in Tipp City | Dec. 3
Vendors will offer a variety of handmade and hand-crafted merchandise priced to meet all budgets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tipp City United Methodist Church at 8 W. Main St.

Proceeds from booth and table rentals, concessions, etc. will benefit the children at Angel House Children's Home in Tanzania, Africa. Admission is free.
 

Visit with Santa in Tipp City | Dec. 3

Visit with Santa is a yearly event that takes place at Broadway Elementary School, 223 W. Broadway St. There is no fee to participate but participants are asked to donate a canned food item or a new, unwrapped toy to attend the event. Children can play games, make crafts, and have their photo taken with Santa. Event takes place from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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Downtown Sidney’s Winter Wonderland | Dec. 3

This nostalgic festival starts with the Christmas of Yesteryear event at the Amos Memorial Library and Holiday Pop Up Shops on the Square and culminates with the Winter Wonderland Parade at 6:30 p.m. The light display in the downtown creates the perfect backdrop for the event. At Christmas of Yesteryear from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. guests can decorate a gingerbread house, make a wreath ornament and clay ornament and enjoy popcorn and chestnuts roasted on an open fire. The event is free and open to the public. 

 

4th Annual Holiday Bazaar at Our Farm Sanctuary in Tipp City | Dec. 3

Join Our Farm Sanctuary, 6495 Agenbroad Rd., from noon to 4 p.m. and shop from local artisans, food vendors and meet the sanctuary’s animals. Learn more HERE.

 

Aullwood Winter Luminary Walk in Englewood | Dec. 3
Get ready for the holidays with a peaceful winter stroll through Aullwood’s candle-lit paths from 5-7 p.m. The house will be lit and decorated as well and refreshments will be served on the lawn. Bring the family for this always beautiful event. It is free. Located at 955 Aullwood Rd.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Mike Sedmak in West Milton | Dec. 3

Mike Sedmak will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.


Walking in a Winter Wonderland in Greenville | Dec. 3
There will be over 350 luminaries lighting the way along the wooded trails toward the log house and blacksmith shop at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 St. Rt. 502 in Greenville on the evening of Dec. 3. In the log house, a fire will be warm guests and there will be holiday snacks and drinks to sample. Enjoy pioneer music of Christmas’ past while relaxing in the comforts of the 18th century. Holiday crafts for all ages will be available upstairs in the log house.


Piqua Arts Council Sounds of the Season Concert | Dec. 3
This free holiday concert takes place from 5-7 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 200 High St. in Piqua. A cookie and punch reception will follow.
 

Urbana Antique Show & Flea Market | Dec. 3-4
Takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Champaign County Fairgrounds, 384 Park Ave. in Urbana. Includes 4 heated buildings and 4 shelters, plus plenty of outdoor space.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Kutless with Honor & Glory in Versailles | Dec. 3

Kutless with special guest Honor & Glory will perform at BMI Event Center. Tickets are available by calling (937) 526-9544 or at bmieventcenter.com.

 

Music BINGO at Bunkers in Vandalia | Dec. 3

Music Bingo starts at 8:30 p.m. at Bunkers Sports Bar and Grill, 893 E. National Rd. Music Bingo is a fun-filled and fast-paced take on traditional bingo. It is free to play.

 

Lebanon Horse Drawn Carriage Parade & Festival | Dec. 3
Two parades, one at 1 p.m. and another at 7 p.m., plus Christmas shopping, food and festive fun from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the historic district. Free admission.

 

Christmas in Zoar | Dec. 3-4

Experience all the joy and cheer of the season during Christmas in Zoar (south of Canton). Tour the village in all of its Christmas splendor. The village will be decked out for the holiday season and self-guided tours will be available. Extended shopping opportunities can be found at the Zoar store, Bakery, Bimeler Museum, Gartenhaus Shop. Tickets are $10.


Christmas Tree Lighting at Sandy Beach Bridge at Indian Lake State Park | Dec. 4
Takes place after dusk at the historic bridge.


Farm Toy Show in Greenville | Dec. 4
This event takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Youth Building at the Darke County Fairgrounds.

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Holiday Open House Grand Opening of the Décor at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center | Dec. 4
View the official opening of the newly decorated mansion, which will remain decorated throughout the holiday season. It is free and takes place from 1-5 p.m. at 301 W. Main St. in Troy. It is then open during regular hours.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Tippecanoe Community Band Holiday Concert in Tipp City | Dec. 4

The Tippecanoe Community Band will perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. at the Tipp Center, 855 N. Third St. Admission is free.

 

Adult Hike at Maple Ridge Reserve in Bradford | Dec. 6
Join a Miami County Park District naturalist for a guided, two-hour (9-11 a.m.) walk at 10430 St. Rt. 185. It is free.
 

Coffee with a Veteran in Troy | Dec. 7

The Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 2245 S. Co. Rd. 25A, presents Coffee with a Veteran at 9 a.m. with Rex Maggert, Historian discussing “The Daily Life of a Civil War Soldier”. Learn more HERE.

Ugly Sweater/Hot Chocolate Bar Run/Walk in Troy | Dec. 7

Join Can’t Stop Running, 769 W. Market St., for an ugly sweater run/walk at 6 p.m. Afterward enjoy a hot chocolate bar. All abilities are welcome. Learn more HERE.

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LIVE MUSIC: Night Ranger at Hobart Arena in Troy | Dec. 8

Night Ranger will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a stop at Hobart Arena on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. Learn more at www.hobartarena.com.

LIVE MUSIC: The Texas Tenors at the Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy | Dec. 8
The Texas Tenors will perform at 7 p.m. at 500 Dorset Rd. in Troy. Tickets are available at (937) 418-8392 or arbogastpac.com.
 

Night Tree at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy | Dec. 8
Enjoy decorating a Christmas tree with gifts for the woodland animals from 6-8 p.m. at 2385 St. Rt. 41 (east of Troy).It is free.

 

Food Truck Thursday in Pleasant Hill | Dec. 8

Hot Dish Food Truck and El Buen Taco will be in downtown Pleasant Hill from 4:30-7 p.m.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Steve Worley in West Milton | Dec. 9

Steve Worley will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.


Winter Wonderland at Chenoweth Trails in Greenville | Dec. 9-11

The Light Foundation’s Winter Wonderland at Chenoweth Trails is a fundraiser that includes a memorable one-mile outdoor walk through sparkling holiday lights and a beautiful Christmas Tree display expanded to a newly built timber frame tree house and covered bridge. For a donation, guests can enjoy roasting marshmallows while sipping on hot cocoa. Kids will have the opportunity to see Santa working in his toy shop in between playing games, making crafts and listening to Christmas music. There will be an Adopt-a-Tree contest where guests can vote for their favorite decorated tree. Learn more at mattlight72.com.​

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LIVE MUSIC: Home Free Family Christmas Show at Hobart Arena in Troy | Dec. 10
The Home Free Family Christmas show will Texas Hill and Abby Anderson will take place at 8 p.m. Dec. 10 at Hobart Arena in Troy. Tickets range in price from $25 to $60 and can be purchased HERE.

 

Holiday Historic Tour in Piqua | Dec. 10

The Piqua-Caldwell Historic District Association will host its Holiday Historic Tour from 5-8 p.m. The properties featured this year are located toward the north end of the historic district and the tour will coincide with Illuminate the Night where residents within the district are encouraged to line their sidewalks with luminaries. Tour tickets will be $25 per person and available for purchase beginning Nov. 1.


Holly Jolly 5k/10k Run in Piqua | Dec. 10
Register at cantstoprunningco.com and choose either race between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Piqua PATH. Registration takes place at the Municipal Government Complex, 201 W. Water St.
 

Daddy & Me at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy | Dec. 10
Children ages 3 to 12 along with Dad, Grandpa or other adult are invited to join a park district naturalist to make cards and gifts for someone special. Supplies are provided as well as hot chocolate and cookies. Please register for this event by calling (937) 335-6273.

 

Christmas on the Farm at Carriage Hill in Huber Heights | Dec. 10
A Victorian Christmas and its many different traditions will be presented from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. From cards to holiday foods, various aspects of Christmas will be discussed in this festive event. Admission is free. Located at 7850 E. Shull Rd.
 

LIVE MUSIC: Rick Sylvester in West Milton | Dec. 10

Rick Sylvester will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.
 

Dianne Coble Ensemble Holiday Concert at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center | Dec. 10
This free concert takes place at 3 p.m. at 301 W. Main St.


“It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play” in Sugarcreek | Dec. 10
Do some Christmas shopping in Amish Country and get in the holiday spirit with this live performance at the The Ohio Star Theater. The Show is from 4-5:30 p.m. Located at 1387 Old Rt. 39.

Village Christmas Lights Contest in West Liberty | Dec. 11
Take a free walk or drive around West Liberty as dozens of residents and businesses dress up their properties with Christmas lights and other displays. Vote on your favorite property.
 

Portal to Piqua’s Past | Dec. 14
This free history program at the Piqua Library will discuss December traditions in Piqua. It takes place from 7-8 p.m. in the Founders Room.

 

Food Truck Thursday in Pleasant Hill | Dec. 15

El Buen Taco will be in downtown Pleasant Hill from 5-8 p.m.
 

LIVE MUSIC: Amanda Livingston in West Milton | Dec. 16

Amanda Livingston will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.


Sportscard Spectacular in Troy | Dec. 17-18
100 tables, modern, vintage, toys, wax, Pokemon, supplies and comics from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at the Miami County Fairgrounds. Free admission and cash prizes.
 

LIVE MUSIC: Scott Houchens in West Milton | Dec. 17

Scott Houchens will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Old Mason Winery, 4199 S. Iddings Rd. There is no cover charge. Visit the winery on Facebook HERE.

 

Community Pancake Breakfast in Piqua | Dec. 17

Join Madison Avenue Church of God, located at 922 Madison Ave., for a breakfast of free pancakes, sausage and beverages from 8-11 a.m. Enjoy good conversation and breakfast with your neighbors.

 

A Holiday Evening at Carriage Hill Farm in Huber Heights | Dec. 17

Join Carriage Hill Farm for a candlelit Christmas evening. Stroll through the farm and experience what it was like at night. Watch some historic crafts, see some historic cooking in the summer kitchen and explore the barn in the evening. A bonfire will also make the evening complete as an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas will come to life. The event is free and takes place from 6-8 p.m. at 7850 E. Shull Rd.

 

C&E Gun Show in Dayton | Dec. 17-18
Takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Admission is $10 and free for those 12 and under.

LIVE MUSIC: A Very Electric Christmas at the Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy | Dec. 18
A Very Electric Christmas will perform at 3 p.m. at 500 Dorset Rd. in Troy. Tickets are available at (937) 418-8392 or arbogastpac.com. 
 

LIVE MUSIC: Tippecanoe Community Band Holiday Concert in Piqua  | Dec. 18

The Tippecanoe Community Band will perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. at the Piqua Baptist Church, 1402 High St. Admission is free.


Village of Pleasant Hill Property Christmas Decorating Contest | Dec. 18
Drive and walk through Pleasant Hill from 6-7:30 p.m. to see homes and businesses decorated for the holiday, and then meet at the village office for refreshments and to hear the winners of the contest at 8 p.m. Categories for voting are: “Creativity,” “Light & Decorations,” and “Overall Appearance.” Cash prizes are awarded to the winners.

Winter Solstice Luminaries in Beavercreek | Dec. 21
Follow the soft glow of luminaries in the snow from 7-9 p.m. at Russ Nature Reserve, 2380 Kemp Rd. The event is free and hot chocolate and holiday treats will be provided to hikers. This is a self-guided hike and it is free.


New Year’s Eve Party at the Old Mason Winery in West Milton | Dec. 31 (Ticketed event)
Make reservations now for this New Year’s Eve party. Call (937) 698-1122. Located at 4199 S. Iddings Rd.

 

Health Screenings in Pleasant Hill | Dec. 22

Premier Community Health (PCH) will offer free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Screenings are free to the public and all are welcome. Learn more HERE.

 

Christmas Eve Breakfast Run/Walk in Troy | Dec. 24

Join Can’t Stop Running, 769 W. Market St., for a Christmas Eve Run/Walk at 8 p.m. Afterward enjoy an egg casserole and oatmeal bar. All abilities are welcome. Learn more HERE.

 

New Years Eve Music BINGO at Bunkers in Vandalia | Dec. 31

Music Bingo starts at 8:30 p.m. at Bunkers Sports Bar and Grill, 893 E. National Rd. Music Bingo is a fun-filled and fast-paced take on traditional bingo.