Happy Friday, everyone! I know I’m excited now that it is finally starting to FEEL like fall in the Dayton area (bring on the sweaters and boots)! There are several FREE events going on in the area this weekend, so if you’re looking for something to do, check these out!
Join us as we celebrate local vendors right here in Ohio with various foods, decorations, clothing and more! Runs Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at the Kettering Rec Center on Glengarry.
Join us for a weekend full of fun, charm, fabulous shopping, and fantastic food. Approximately 460 craft vendors from over 25 states bring their handmade goods to our small town of Waynesville, Ohio. The festival will be held on Main Street both Saturday and Sunday starting at 9 am.
The Beavercreek Fire Department Open House allows visitors to check out various city vehicles, fire equipment and meet their mascot Sparky! Held at the Beavercreek Township Fire Department on Dayton-Xenia Road Saturday 10 am to 1 pm.
This community event features a costume contest, adoptable dogs, a pumpkin patch and several local vendors. Stop over to North Park in Springboro Saturday between 11 am and 3 pm to join in the fun!
The Home Builders Association of Dayton’s Fall Parade of Homes is marching into the best neighborhoods the Dayton region has to offer. With various locations throughout the area, click the link for more info. The event runs from 1 pm to 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday.
This family fun festival, held in downtown Middletown, ends with a showing of this classic movie. The fun runs all afternoon (from 1 pm to 7 pm).
Oakwood Family Fest
Enjoy an afternoon of fun games, food, hayrides along Shafor Boulevard in Oawood to see Scarecrow Row, pumpkin painting and other entertainment for the whole family! Kids can dress up and join the “Costume Parade” around the park. This annual event will be held Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm.
Also remember, the Spirit of Huffman Tour of Historic Homes will be this Friday and Saturday (though tickets for tonight are limited, if not sold out. Check the site for more details). If you’re interested in other upcoming tours this month check out this post. Not feeling the tours, here’s a list of local pumpkin patches that offer so much more than pumpkins! I grew up going to Young’s and they’ve really expanded their offerings over the years.
Don’t forget Carillon Historical Park is open 9:30 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 pm on Sundays. There is a Tavern Dinner hosted both Friday and Saturday evening starting at 6 pm (dinner includes a 3 course meal cooked over a hearth and historical entertainment for a one-of-a-kind experience). Patterson Homestead and Hawthorn Hill will both be open to the public.
No matter how you choose to spend this fabulous fall weekend, I hope you have some fun! Let me know how it goes in the comments below!