Here comes another great weekend in Dayton, and there is still no shortage of fun activities! As the temperatures have finally dropped, it’s finally starting to feel like Halloween is coming! I even saw some Christmas items in the store the other day. I’m not sure I’m ready to start thinking about that yet, so here are some true FALL events to hold you over!
Ghostly History Walking Tours – Waynesville
Museum at the Friends Home (7:30 pm – 9:30 pm)
Every October, the museum offers guided tours through downtown and Quaker Hill while telling of local legends. These tours run Friday and Saturday night and continue into next weekend as well. Tickets are $12 (for ages 12+), and reservations are required.
Fall Boro Boutique Bash – Historic Springboro
South Main Street (10 am – 5 pm)
Come down to Historic Springboro where local boutiques will be out full force with all their wares. Enjoy the day just perusing all the vendors booths and maybe take home a gift or two (maybe find something for yourself)!
Field Trip: Mad River Country – Dayton ***Featured Event!***
Levitt Pavilion: 134 S Main (1 pm – 4 pm)
Take a hike with Urban Rangers Midwest to discover why Dayton is called the Gem City. This event is hosted in conjunction with Midwest Minimal, Dayton Architecture, and Oh, Hopscotch. This is a great opportunity to play tourist in your own town and learn something new!
Halloween in the Park – Bellbrook
Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District (3 pm – 6 pm)
Family friendly event including a “Trail of Tricks and Treats,” a pumpkin patch, games and so much more. Come out and join the fun!
Oktober Fest – Dayton
Dayton Liederkranz Turner German Club (5 pm – 11 pm)
Thought the Oktober Fest fun was over?! This Saturday you can still be German for a night! Head over to Dayton’s German club to enjoy food, music, and drinks. Admission is only $3 (FREE for members, military, and students)!
Polonium in the Playhouse – Oakwood ***Featured Event!***
Lutheran Church of Our Savior (2 pm)
This event is part of the Oakwood Historical Society’s Far Hills Speaker Series. Listen to the intriguing story of secret chemical production for the atomic bomb. Learn about how the Talbot Family’s “Runnymede Playhouse” in Oakwood served as a top-secret laboratory where the triggering mechanisms for the atomic bombs were developed. Presented by none other than Author Linda Carrick Thomas!
PhilharMonster Halloween Concert -Dayton
Schuster Center (2 pm)
A Dayton Halloween tradition; bring the whole family to hear some eerie music to get yourselves in a festive mood. Pre-concert activities, including a costume contest, games, and treats, begin at 2 pm, before a 3 pm start to the concert. Tickets run $22 for adults and $14 for a child.
With so much to do, it’s hard to fit it all in! I hope you all have a great weekend, but let me know… what did you do? Leave a comment below. I love to hear from you!