Run, eat and watch fireworks in the street. The Americana Festival is celebrating 41 years strong with this year’s event in downtown Centerville. This year we have the star spangled scoop on some new Food Adventure attractions and happenings.
The Big Ragu is a lifelong Centerville guy, so this festival is close to our homes and our hearts. We cant think of a better way to celebrate freedom and the good ole’ USA, than this event.
Here is a day in the life of a 4th of July Food Adventurer at the Americana Festival:
7:30am: 5K RUN at Centerville Stadium. Why? So we can eat all day, guilt free, that’s why !
9:30am: Sneak between the chairs lining the streets, dart across State Route 48 and see what food vendors are open early. Ragu actually had a 9:45am cheesesteak 2 years ago.
10:00am: Watch the AMERICANA FESTIVAL PARADE. We hope to march in he parade someday, carrying flags with cheeseburgers on them, and wearing sequin shorts…
11:30am – 4:00pm: STREET FAIR: We are excited to be checking out these MUST EATS !!
—HARVEST MOBILE: Who else loves the healthy “Local Wrap?”
— ZOMBIE DOGZ: The Nibbler Dog ! Heck, any hot dog they have is a true original and something you wont taste anywhere else!
— EL MESON FOOD TRUCK: Empanadas to die for !
— MOM’S HOMEMADE GOODIES: Incredible Soft Pretzels
— SANTORINI’S GREEK KITCHEN: The Gyros are must eats. They are grilled fresh by these guys in from Indianapolis.
— TIM HORTON’S: You may need the coffee for some quick energy
— OLD TYME POPCORN: Kettle Corn experts !
— LaROSA’S: You gotta get some pizza slices from this Cincinnati icon
— CINDY LOU’S BBQ: Any BBQ entree is delicious here !
— KONA ICE: Cool off with a SnoCone cup with tiger’s blood sauce !
— CORK N BOTTLE’S AMERICAN GRILL: Any one of their sandwiches are delicious, cheap, and a handful !
— BLACKJACK GRILL: The best grilled porkchops in Dayton
—NELLY’S CHICKEN: The rotesserie roasted, Bolivian recipe chicken is nothing short of amazing on flavor !
As you can see there are gonna be plenty of options to light your fireworks. We didnt even mention the carnival type food, or local places within walking distance like SWEENEY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE, JOHNNY’S SLICE OF NY, BILLS DONUTS, MARION’S PIZZA, CITY BBQ, GRAETERS ICE CREAM, ROOT48, and MCDIGGERS PUB.
We will also be hanging out with Fox and Friend’s Brian Kilmeade who will be in town promoting his new book!
10:00PM: FIREWORKS AT CENTERVILLE FOOTBALL STADUM. We usually cap off the night by attending the fireworks with family, after napping off a food coma.
Show your patriotism this Friday. Whether it is chanting USA, or wearing a US Flag t-shirt, we hope you have the time of your life. We suggest you do just that in downtown Centerville on the 4th !
Even Uncle Sam will be there, and so will The Food Adventures Crew.
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Check out our Americana Food Photos below !