45 Family Friendly Fall Activities To Do In Dayton!


The days are getting shorter, the mornings a little cooler, and there are pumpkin spice lattes in the air… It’s coming, whether you’re ready or not!

Dayton offers some of the most versatile, fun, Fall family-friendly things to do, the options are unlimited!

Make sure to check come back and tell us what your favorite is!

  1. Check out Applefest at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
  2. Get active and foster a love for the outdoors with Hike it Baby Dayton!
  3. AutumnFest at Learning Tree Farm
  4. Take your family Christmas card picture {see local list of photographers here}
  5. Hayride at Windmill Farms
  6. Get lost in Tom’s Corn Maze
  7. Pick your pumpkins, apples and a child-size hay-bale maze at Tuken’s Orchard + Farm Market
  8. Holiday at Home Parade in Kettering
  9. Ice Cream + animals at Young’s Jersey Dairy Farm
  10. Check out a local Pumpkin Patch
  11. Grab your fall decor at Grandma’s Garden
  12. Pick apples and get your produce at Monin Fruit Farm
  13. Grab your pancakes and bacon at Preble County Pork Festival in Eaton
  14. Grab your pumpkins at Fulton Farms
  15. Pony Rides at Carriage Hill Farms
  16. Ohio Renaissance Festival
  17. Take your toddler on a Tike Hike!
  18. Amazing Maze at Majestic Nursery and Gardens
  19. Dayton Greek Festival
  20. Italian Fall Festival
  21. Grab your Pumpkin Coconut Latte at Ghostlight Coffee
  22. Visit the Pumpkin Patch Express at Lebanon Mason + Monroe Railroad
  23. Beavercreek Popcorn Festival
  24. Heritage of Flight Festival + Parade
  25. URS Rubber Duck Regatta 
  26. Tipp City Mum Festival
  27. Germantown Pretzel Festival
  28. Grab a beer during Oktoberfest at Dayton Art Institute!
  29. Fall Farm Festival at Young’s Dairy
  30. Apple Cider Fest Weekend at Hidden Valley Fruit Farm
  31. Fill your belly at your local Turkey Supper church dinner!
  32. Midwest Outdoor Experience at Eastwood MetroPark
  33. Fall Farm Days + The Great Pumpkin Run at Bonnybrook Farm’s
  34. Halloween in the park at Washington Mill Park {Bellbrook}
  35. Yellow Springs Street Fair 
  36. Apple Family Fun Festival at Hidden Valley Fruit Farm
  37. Dance + listen to live music at the Greene
  38. Eat your heart out at the 50th Annual Ohio Sauerkruat Festival!
  39. Visit your local Farmer’s Market
  40. Run or walk with your family for the Ghost n Goblin 5k
  41. Family Days at The National Museum of the Airforce {Fall Into Gravity}
  42. Volunteer your time at OneBistro or a local food kitchen!
  43. Get in the spirit listening to the Philharmonster Halloween Concert!
  44. Bluegrass, old-time, and gospel music paired with family fun at the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival!
  45. Go for a nature hike at Germantown MetroPark

Question: What is your favorite LOCAL activity to do with your family?!

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