There’s no doubt that we love a festival and September is chocked full of fall fun! We’ve put together a list of some of our favorites, but this is by no means all of them. Add all the halloween happenings to the things to do this month and you’re going to need to plan carefully, visiting multiple venues each day of the weekend just to make a dent in them. Enjoy exploring the cultures, history, crafts and great food each of these festivals showcase!
Celebrate our 61st annual Greek Festival the weekend by starting with lunch at the Dayton Greek Festival Friday, September 6. Get your co-workers and friends together and carry out from the festival. Online ordering is easy and pick-up parking spots will be available
Come to the 42nd annual Clinton County Corn Festival. Fun, Food, Entertainment, Antique Tractor Pulls, Horse Pulls, Flea Market, Cider Mill, Hit & Miss Engines, Steam Engines, Crafts, Quilt Show, Antique Tractors, Antique Autos, Antique Trucks, Antique Motorcycles, Wheat Threshing, Hay Baling, Saw Mill, Rock Crushing, 200 HP Fairbanks-Morris Engine
Free Admission & Free Parking • Spend the day perusing authentic Egyptian souvenirs, and jewelry at the Egyptian Bazar. Don’t forget to enjoy the craft-making and hieroglyphic bookmarks specially personalized with your name on them. The day won’t be complete before you delight your taste buds with our homemade authentic Egyptian cuisine and tasteful desserts!
Sister Cities of Vandalia’s fundraiser is the annual Oktoberfest. The money raised from the Oktoberfest goes to scholarships, yearly youth exchanges, the high school After Prom program, Vandalia Food Pantry, and other charitable causes. Live music, cabbage rolls, arts & crafts, gambling and of course BEER. Come see us. All vendors will be located under that large circus tent this year.
The Beavercreek Popcorn Festival is held annually the weekend after Labor Day celebrated by the Beavercreek Community. The festival has over 200 booths with festival foods, tantalizing treats, special services, creative crafts, and sensational specialties made with Popcorn.
The entire family will have a blast sampling everything from our bratwurst and schnitzel to the kids zone, bands and…
Embracing its German heritage and roots as the former German Reformed Church, the Springboro United Church of Christ is proud and excited to bring Oktoberfest to Springboro! The two day festival will be a celebration of authentic German food, beer, wine, and entertainment for the whole family
Music, Parade, Balloon Glow, Vendors, Beer Garden, Paddle Boats and so much more. n followed by opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. On Friday the festival will kick off at 4 pm with Stan “The Man” Brooks as DJ at the Shawnee Park Pavilion followed by opening ceremonies at 6 p.m.The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight will perform beginning at 6:15 p.m. followed by the event’s annual Balloon Glow at 7:45 p.m.
The Miami Valley Sports Festival is a celebration of athletics, health and wellness! Athletic events being represented include Boxing, Taekwondo, Karate, Wrestling, Strong Man, Kung Fu, Jiu Jitsu, Powerlifting, Double Deadlift, Arm Wrestling, 5K, Youth “Best of Dayton” Athletic competition and so much more. In addition on Saturday night POSER Pro-Wrestling with special appearance by the Gem City Roller Derby. The Pink Ribbon Girls and the Pink Heidelberg Beer Truck will be joining us for the celebration as well as Zombie Dogz Food Truck, over 50 vendor booths, and so much more!
Whether you come out to the festival to share your Hispanic cultural heritage, to learn about other countries, to support The Puerto Rican, American and Caribbean Organization (PACO). In addition, we will be holding the Dayton Hispanic Heritage Parade starting at 12:00 PM going from 2nd Street & Jefferson to Patterson then to Riverscape Metropark. The rubber duck regatta will take place at 4PM the day of our festival.
Celebrate Ohio’s Freshwater Shrimp Harvest during our Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival! Held annually on the third full weekend in September. Get your fill of mouth-watering seafood selections while enjoying a live music stage, games and activities for the whole family. Explore live displays of fish, frogs, turtles and other native critters. Swing by the fish farm market for a taste of gourmet smoked trout products. Participate in the Trout Feeding Frenzy, sand castle play zone and our famous sturgeon pool, where you can pet Ohio’s largest native fish
Free Admission and Parking and Always Third full weekend in September ‑ ‑ Food, food and more food! Start the day with an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast. Lunch and dinner options include fresh grilled pork chops along with ham, pulled pork and smoked sausage sandwiches. You can also try our all-you-can-eat Pork Chop Smorgasbord. Nearly 700 exhibitor booths, featuring hand-made arts and crafts.
Entertainment includes fun, educational activities for the kids, a parade on Saturday, and pig races.
The Dayton Fall Festival is an opportunity for families to enjoy weekend fun at a minimal cost. EVERY ACTIVITY IS FREE. Children of all ages will enjoy a petting zoo, pony rides, carnival games, inflatable bounce houses, rock climbing wall, euro bounce trampoline, a mini-hayride, family crafts and much more.