If you are looking for some classic Fall Fun in October – the following guides may be for you!
However, if you are looking to shake it up a bit, we would love to suggest the following local events!
Mark Your Calendars for our Pick of the Month!
Vintage Market Days
Get ready for Vintage Market Days Dayton-Cincinnati coming to Greene County Fairgrounds!
Green County Fairgrounds Greene
Early Buying Event: Three Day Pass 10am-4pm (all three days) | $10/ticket
General Admission: Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm | $5/ticket
Enjoy this indoor vintage market full of vintage, vintage-inspired art, handmade treasures, furniture, home décor, boutique clothing, and jewelry! Be sure to check out this great Guide to Vintage Market Days Dayton-Cincinnati for some tips to prepare for this fun experience!
Mom Tip – Buy early and save! All tickets will be mailed to your home, but tickets will be available at the gate. Plus, be on the lookout for ticket deals, including BOGO 1/2 price three-day pass for $15.
- October 5, 2019
- Carillon Historical Park
Artists, woodworkers, 3D printers, rocketeers, makers and crafters will find plenty to love at this year’s Make It Dayton Festival
***DMB Tip*** This event has a robust, ‘recycle, landfill, compost’ program. Make this a learning opportunity when sorting waste.
- October 5 & 6, 2019
- Saturday 11am–10pm & Sunday 11am-4pm
- Eastwood Metro Park
- Free, no registration needed
See website for a schedule of events with activities, competitions, professional demos, exhibitors, music, food, and free camping.
***DMB Tip*** Check the RTA schedule to be dropped off right at the grounds. Kids ride free.
- October 6, 2019
Free event held inside and outside the DAI. Help them celebrate their centennial with food trucks, beer garden, art activities, photo booth, live music, entertainment, and giveaways.
- October 6, 2019
- Stubbs Park, Centerville
“Bringing Country to the City” with hayrides, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, inflatables, face painting, games and Jesse and Buzz from Toy Story.
***DMB Tip*** Part of a series of “Get Outside” storytime events.
- October 7, 2019
- 3-6 years old
- Englewood Metro Park, Patty Shelter
- Registration requested; walk-ins welcome
Stories of nature followed by an exploration of the park.
- October 12 & 13, 2019
- Saturday 12-7pm & Sunday 12-5pm
- Lost Creek Reserve 2385 E St Rt 41, Troy
Celebrating Miami County’s agricultural heritage with free admission over this two-day festival. Bring cash for pumpkins, hayrides and corn maze.
***DMB Tip*** Bring cash for the farm shop on-board; cider and pie!
- October 12,13,19, 20, 26, 27, 2019
Take a ride on the LM&M railroad with the autumn scenery. New offerings this year include balloon artists, face painting, photo props and platform activities weather permitting. After returning to the station each rider receives a small pie pumpkin.
***DMB Tip*** Check out their maker boxes available for checkout.
- October 17, 2019
- 6pm families with preschool/elementary children
Slightly spooky bonfire with campfire songs, games and stories. If the chance of rain is greater than 50%, a modified campfire will be held inside.
***DMB Tip*** This is hands-on with help. You’re doing the work with help.
- October 19, 2019
- Free, no registration required
- Woodbourne Library Community Room
Fixit Clinic offers a workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to disassemble and troubleshoot non-functioning items–electronic gadgets, appliances, computers, toys, sewing machines, bicycles, skateboards, etc.
***DMB Tip*** Become a spectator for the parade for a low-key, seasonal event.
- October 20, 2019
Pre-parade festivities at 2 near 5th and Jefferson (check event for confirmation of details). Parade at 4 through Oregon ending at Missing Piece Art Space for post-parade celebration.
***DMB Tip*** unique fun to volunteer to carve and then look for your pumpkin at the main event.
- October 25–27 2019
Come carve some of the hundreds of pumpkins for the Stoddard Ave Pumpkin Glow. Stay for an hour or all day.
***DMB Tip*** Check local library systems for regular “write-ins” for NaNoWriMo.
- October 30, 2019
- No registration needed
- Adults & teens
Speaker, Nancy Christine speaks from her award-winning book, Rut-busting Book for Writers while getting your inspiration engine chugging along. Bring pen and paper for writing exercises and great suggestions to plow through roadblocks.