Rent a stand up paddleboard at Eastwood Lake on selected Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. This is a great after work activity and is perfect for the family and any new people wanting to try SUP’ing. If you are considering purchasing a board; this is an excellent opportunity for you to paddle one first. Bring your family and friends out for some fun and relaxing time on the water!
It’s officially opening weekend for the Levitt Pavilion Dayton!
Starting tonight at 7pm tonight there will be four concerts in a row to kick off the grand opening of this new outdoor venue. The $5 million dollar venue will host over 30 FREE concerts featuring rock, blues, jazz, folk, R&B, country, pop and family friendly acts this summer, increasing to over 50 in 2019 when they will have the entire summer to program. Showtime will be 7pm for Thursday- Saturday shows with the Sunday performance beginning at 3pm.
What you need to know:
Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
Bring your own food & drink (yes that includes alcohol- just no glass please).
Your dog is welcome, if it’s well behaved and on a leash.
No smoking on the Levitt Pavilion Dayton lawn, including e-cigarettes or vapor cigarettes.
Wheelchairs can be parked all along the sidewalks or on the lawn. Ramps lead to the lawn on the Jefferson Street side of the park.
Don’t have time to pack a picnic? Some local merchants are posting some great eats to gp making it easy for you to grab before you head to a show. Here’s what we’ve seen on facebook today:
Crafted and Cured
531 Wayne Ave, Dayton, OH 45410
Offering a carryout package with everything you need for the shows. For only $25, receive two chef paired meat & cheese cones and one fresh canned 32oz Crowlered beer of your choosing. Transportable cone vessels double as cups for your Crowler.
530 E 5th St, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Let Trolley Stop pack your picnic.
They’ve got hummus, falafel, tabouli, fruit with cottage cheese, chili dogs and burgers, as well as salads they are happy to pack up for you all in guilt free packaging!
Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar
46 W 5th St, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Pick up your wines or snack pack from Third Perk. $5 wines or $10 wine snack packs that include grapes and cheesek
Food trucks will also be lined up around the park:
Friday and Saturday – D Fish D Chicken and Gary’s Italian Ice
The Talent For Opening Weekend:
Opening Night: WORLD MUSIC Gina Chavez . AUGUST 9, 2018 AT 7 PM
After 12 years in nonprofit arts fundraising here in Dayton, John Faas decided “that it was time to pursue what I was passionate about and what made me truly happy.”
Beerologist, libationist, beer devotee, wert guru, beer maven, beer expert, hophead, beer snob, a tippler, a grog artist, a boozer, a beer buff, beer nut, a slops surveyor, an ale addict,beeroisseur, a hops handler, a quaffer, or chairman of the brewed. Whatever you call yourself, Dayton certainly offers lots of options for beer lovers.
As the craft beer community continues to grow, so to do the number of beer centric events in the Miami Valley. Our MostMetro calendar has the most comprehensive list of the best upcoming beer events in town and here’s our list of don’t miss brew-centric happening this week:
And while it’s much more than a beer event, you’ll find some great beers at the Germanfest Picnic:
Moeller Brew Barn in Maria Stein, just celebrated their 3rd anniversary at their original location in May, and now they’ve announced they’ll be opening a second location in downtown Troy. In the Spring of 2019, Moeller Brew Barn will open a location at 214 West Main Street. The approximately 8,000 square feet building will offer on-site handcrafted beer and locally sourced food menu.
The conversion of the building, built in 1919, will provide seating for up to 170 people and space for 1,800 barrels of craft beer annually. This establishment is expected to create 25 jobs.
“We’re excited to expand the Moeller Brew Barn brand with another brewing location in Troy. We’ll get to build our brewing expertise, continue to foster creativity for new products, and offer even more fresh local craft beer!” -Nick Moeller, Owner/Operator.
While you’re waiting for the Troy location to be built, take a road trip to the original location at 8016 Marion Dr. in Maria Stein, Ohio, it’s about an hour north of Dayton. With a dozen beers on tap, you’re sure to find some unusual brews, like their Wally Post Red, a malt-and-rye spice beer named in honor of local baseball legend Wally Post. “It was the most popular when it came out, and the popularity has stayed,” says Moeller.
Learn. Love. Eat. CHOCOLATE.
This class, taught by Peace on Fifth, is an intro into the fun and amazing world of single origin craft chocolate. Learn fun facts about chocolate like where it comes from, what makes it so special, and how it can taste like a spectacular explosion of flavor like the chocolate from Madagascar or a cozy best friend like the chocolate of Ecuador.
Beginners are encouraged and welcome. Spaces are limited. Classes take place at the Dayton Metro Library and registration is required. Tickets run $25 per class, register here.
The 100 series will be:
9/15: Why so yum? An intro with single origin and traditional bits
9/29: Different places, different tastes: comparing flavors
10/7: Party chocolate: fun strange fantastical pairings (most popular)
Cost includes: all samples, tasting mat, chocolate tasting journal, palate cleanser, and ta nosh on it gift. Samples are tailored to participants.
Learn more about chocolate in a fun way.
Carillon Brewing Co.
Crooked Handle Brewing Co.
The Dayton Beer Company
Devil Wind Brewing
Eudora Brewing Company
Fifth Street Brewpub
FigLeaf Brewing Company
Hairless Hare Brewery
Heavier Than Air Brewing Co
Lock 27 Brewing
Lucky Star Brewery
Mother Stewart’s Brewing Co
Pinups & Pints
Rolling Mill Brewing Co.
Star City Brewing Company
Toxic Brew Company
Warped Wing Brewing Company
Yellow Springs Brewery
The 179TH Greene County Fair begins its run Sunday, July 29, through Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Greene County Fairgrounds, 120 Fairground Road. Xenia, OH.
From a country concert featuring chart topping group ‘Lanco’ to a pickle corn dog, the Greene County Fair literally has something for everyone.
“Some fairs around the state are urban, others rural. We are right in the middle with a nice mix of both in Greene County.” Said Dan Bullen, a Greene County Agricultural Society Director and handling PR duties. “We can’t wait for long time fairgoers or first timers to experience our fair, one of the oldest in the country.”
Couple of fun events and back by popular demand take place on Wednesday, August 1. First, at 3:30pm it’s the Diaper Derby Contest and at 5pm watch local officials and some of your favorite media personalities compete in the Swine Showmanship Contest. Both are hoots!
The Greene County Fair is the oldest fair west of the Alleghenies. A nice variety of rides, games, food & entertainment await fairgoers. Plus, the 4-H tradition continues with proud youngsters showing their prize-winning animals.
8am to 10 pm every day.
Daily Gate Admission $6 (9 and Under get in free with paying adult)
Weekly Ticket $30 allows re-entry to the fair all week.
Pre-gate Admission $5 available in the fair office before the fair begins.
Monday, July 30, 2018
Military Discount Day
(Show your Military ID – get in for $3)
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Family Day/ Food Pantry Discount Day(Bring a non-perishable food item – get in for $3)
Helping Local Food Pantries: We are counting on you to help us fill Greene County Food Pantries with nonperishable items. Big thanks to FOX 45 for partnering on this event.
Thursday, August 2, 2018Senior Citizen Discount Day $3 admission.
Rides will not be open on Sunday, July 29, 2018
Monday – Thursday July 30-Aug. 2, rides will open at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 1, is Family Night from 4pm. to 10pm. wristbands will be priced at a discount with special giveaways for children.
Friday- Saturday Aug. 3 & 4 rides will open at 1 p.m.
Ride all day wristbands available.
Sunday: Calf Scramble 7:45pm.
Monday: SMASH IT Demo Derby 8pm.
Tuesday: Lanco Country Concert with Special guest Jordan Davis 7pm.
Wednesday: Harness Racing 6:30pm
Thursday: Harness Racing 6:30pm
Friday: OSTPA Truck and Tractor Pulls 7pm.
Saturday: ATV/Truck Drag Races 6pm. (Practice at 4pm.)
WEEK LONG ENTERTAINMENT
The Flying Pages
Sunshine Monkey Shines
For a complete rundown of fair activities & events log on to www.greenecountyfairgrounds.com.
The best THREE beers in each category will be awarded medals by our panel of judges. Best of Class Awards and Regional Awards will be determined by most medal points earned. Any Best of Class of Regional Award Tie-Breakers will be determined by most Golds awarded. Winners were announced today:
Dayton Area Breweries
Dayton Beer Company came out on top in the Herb/Spice/Pepper Beer category with their Gem City Lager with Jalapenos
Crooked Handle Brewing Company took the award for Specialy/Hybrid/ Experimental Beer with the Roadside Peanut Butter Porter.
Fifth Street Brewpub’s Ludwigs Kolsh aced the German Style Ale
Heavier Than Air‘s European Pale Ale ESB and their Stout McCook both were gold winners!
Mother Stewart‘s OKTOBERFEST took gold in Amber/Red Ale or Lager:
Yellow Springs Brewery took home awards for: Best Nano Brewery (Less than 1,000 bbls), Best West Central Brewery, Best Brown/Dark Ale: YELLOW SPRINGS CARPET NAP and Imperial Stout/Porter: YELLOW SPRINGS BREWERY MAXXOUT STOUT
Warped Wing got a gold in the Wood/Barrel Aged category with their Grape Creek Must
For complete results check out the event website.