October Dayton Dozen {2022}

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Fall has arrived, and so has your guide to family-friendly events for October 2022 in the Greater Dayton area! It’s time to spend time celebrating all the activities that come along with the season.

For this month’s Dayton Dozen, we’ve rounded up our top picks for Fall Festivals happening during October! Make sure to check out our other Fall guides to Pumpkin Patches and U-Pick Apple Orchards.


  • 1. Spring Valley Potato Festival

    Saturday, October 1, 2022

    Arts & Crafts, Live Entertainment, 5K Tater Trot Run/Walk, Carnival Rides, Potato Soup, Potato Candy and more!

  • 2. Chocolate Festival

    Saturday, October 1, 2022

    Free, family-friendly chocolate festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

  • 3. Springboro 4th Annual Boro Fest

    Saturday, October 1, 2022

    Boro Fest 3 -9 p.m. Saturday, Oct 1 at North Park. The Eagles Project plays at 3 p.m. followed by the Naked Karate Girls at 6 p.m.Food trucks& beer. Kids’ activities. Free admission.

  • 4. Fall Festival in Centerville

    Sunday, October 2, 2022

    Fall family festival with hayrides, inflatables, face painting, games and more in Centerville at Stubbs Park.

  • 5. Ohio Sauerkraut Festival 2022

    Saturday, October 8, 2022

    The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival has grown from a small local event in 1970 to one of the premier craft festivals in the nation.

  • 6. Enon Apple Butter Festival

    Saturday, October 8, 2022

    Enjoy the pleasant aroma of cooking apples, spices, and wood smoke at the festival where everything still revolves around apple butter!

  • 7. Iams Homestead Pioneer Harvest Fest

    Saturday, October 8, 2022

    FREE admission – held on the grounds of the Iams Homestead Museum in Trotwood.

  • 8. Fall Farm Fest at Lost Creek Reserve

    Saturday, October 8, 2022

    Annual Fall Farm Fest with corn maze and corn shooter, music, hayrides, games, farm animals and more.

  • 9. Harvest on Main

    Saturday, October 8, 2022

    Fall fun will be in full supply as the City of Xenia will once again host its Harvest on Main event in downtown.

  • 10. Vandalia Fall Festival

    Saturday, October 8, 2022

    Join us for fall fun with the family at our Fall Festival at Vandalia Art Park! We will have live music, beer, food trucks, vendors, arts & crafts, games, pumpkin painting and much more!

  • 11. Oakwood Family Fall Festival

    Sunday, October 9, 2022

    Come to Shafor Park for our annual Family Fall Festival!

  • 12. Pumpkin Glow on Stoddard Ave.

    Monday, October 24, 2022

    Come to Grafton Hill to view an amazing display of almost 1,000 unique jack-o-lanterns! A fun event for the whole family! No ticket necessary!


Make sure to tag us on Instagram and use #MomsAroundDayton to show us all your Fall fun this October!

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