Dayton Fall Festivals – Fall 2023 OH Events

The Taste Festival - Dayton, OH - Jul 30 to Jul 30, 2023
Offers food samplings from over 30 restaurants

Germanfest Picnic - Dayton, OH - Aug 11 to Aug 13, 2023
There are a few festivals that celebrate German traditions around the city, but this fest dives deeper, to give a glimpse of the German heritage that has given Dayton some of its cultural identity all while enjoying an import beer and a schnitzel. Since 1983.

Great American Beer Tasting - Dayton, OH - Aug 12 to Aug 12, 2023
This year’s event features over 100 beers and is taking place from 2 PM to 6 PM at Day Air Park.

BaconFest - Dayton, OH - Aug 19 to Aug 19, 2023
Under the hot summer sun, savor the flavor of breakfast’s favorite side item. The event commemorating pork’s best side is back with more food and dishes that will make you want to kick off the front door. Whether you’re in the crispy bacon or chewy bacon camp, you’ll love this late summer festival.

Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival - Dayton, OH - Aug 25 to Aug 26, 2023
Enjoy musical performances, great shopping and fabulous festival food. Also tour the beautiful Clifton Opera House, built in 1893. Located at North and Clay Street, Clifton.

Ohio Renaissance Festival - Waynesville, OH - Sep 2 to Oct 29, 2023
Where else can you make a weekend trip to the 16th Century? Open on weekends only, with a different theme each weekend

Tippapalooza - Tipp City, OH - Sep 2 to Sep 2, 2023
Tippapalooza is an annual music festival celebrating local music and benefiting charities in and around Tipp City

Vandalia Sister Cities Oktoberfest - Dayton, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
An Oktoberfest with arts & crafts, food and live music, and more fun at Vandalia Sports Complex, 1101 Stonequarry Road, Vandalia, OH

Springboro Oktoberfest - Springboro, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
Lots of live music, German food, and Paulaner beer. Admission is $3 with children 12 and under free. A portion of all proceeds go to the nonprofits – past recipients have included the Wounded Warrior Project, Springboro Community Assistance Center, and the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati. Location: 5 West Mill St., Springboro, OH.

Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival - Urbana, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 23, 2023
Get your fill of mouth-watering seafood selections while enjoying a live music stage, multiple vendors, games and activities for the whole family.

Beavercreek Popcorn Festival - Beavercreek, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
Over 300 booths with festival foods, tantalizing treats, special services, creative crafts, and sensational specialties made with Popcorn.

Preble County Pork Festival - Eaton, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
Celebrates Preble County’s pork producing industry and agricultural heritage with food, parade, and arts/crafts. Free admission and free entertainment

Dayton Duck Regatta - Dayton, OH - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2023
The Rubber Duck Regatta is an annual fundraiser for United Rehabilitation Services, which serves the needs of children and adults with disabilities in the Miami Valley. Head to at RiverScape Metro Park and watch as 20,000 rubber ducks are dropped by crane for a race to the finish for great prize. Buy your ducks for $5 each!

Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival at Youngs - Yellow Springs, OH - Sep 16 to Oct 29, 2023
Enjoy a full day of family fun with the farm’s biggest festival of the year. Take your picture with Humongus Gus, their giant pumpkin, taste freshly made pumpkin cinnamon sugar donut holes, take a tour of their cheese making facility and watch cow milking. And don’t forget to try their latest addition – Pumpkin Bowling!

Dayton Vegan Food and Drink Festival - Dayton, OH - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2023
This event is focused on highlighting whole foods plant-based and vegan food and drink (non-alcoholic) businesses.

Dayton Oktoberfest - Dayton, OH - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2023
The Dayton Art Institute has hosted this German festival in Dayton for over 40 years. Craft beer, home brew contest, live music on two stages and family friendly kids activities. Preview party takes place on Friday from 7 to 11 PM for those who are 21+ with complimentary beer, wine and live entertainment. Ticket purchase to Preview Party is recommended as space is limited. Location: Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N Dayton, OH 45405

Country Applefest - Lebanon, OH - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Food, local crafters and entertainment at the Warren County Fairgrounds.

Germantown Pretzel Festival - Germantown, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
As you walk around Germantown’s Veterans Park, you’ll see vendors offering hand-crafted items, tasty treats, fun for the kids and more! Sidewalks will guide you around the park to experience everything the Pretzel Festival has to offer.

Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade - Urbana, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
Join the festivities which will include sampling contestant’s chili, a cornhole tournament, jalapeno eating contest, dunk tank, and the “suck, chew, and blow” contest.The Parade, featuring the Antioch Shriners, begins at 12:00 pm, live entertainment with live entertainment at 1:30 pm and chili sampling at 2:00 . A variety of food and craft vendors fill the streets – a day of fun for the entire family! The event is free, but, there is a fee for entering the competition.

Tipp City Mum Festival - Tipp City, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Get toadally crazy about the chrysanthemum! City Park turns into a festival grounds as Miami County comes out to play, with the largest festival car show in the state, parade, arts & crafts, pageant, live entertainment, food and more.

Richmond Oktoberfest - Richmond, IN - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
Annual Oktoberfest includes locally made beer, brats, games, live music, trike race and crafts. This is a huge street fair with lots of local crafts and artisans. The beer garden features brews by the New Boswell Brewing Company. Do not miss Ullery’s Ice Cream.

Heritage of Flight Festival - New Carlisle, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
A three day fall festival on Main Street featuring a Classic car cruise-in, pancake breakfast, auto action, live music, fun for the whole family, plus the Parade of Planes.

Spring Valley Potato Festival - Spring Valley, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Arts & crafts, live entertainment, 5K Tater Trot run/walk, carnival rides, children’s games, kiddie tractor pull, and pet parade. Annual event for 40+ years.

Dayton Liederkranz-Turner – Oktoberfest - Dayton, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Dust off the dirndls and lederhosen, grab your coolest stein and your best friends and head down to the Liederkranz for Dayton’s most authentic Oktoberfest celebration. Live German Party Music.

Iams Homestead Pioneer Harvest Fest - Trotwood, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Enjoy an autumn day at the Iams Homestead Museum.

Chocolate Festival - Dayton, PH - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Local and regional vendors will offer a wide variety of chocolate and non-chocolate products plus unique craft items. National and local talent exhibitions on stage throughout the day

Dayton Days and Autumn Celebration - Dayton, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Over 300 Arts & Crafts exhibitors. Delicious food items from a vast array of vendors. Live music, book fair, and more

Dayton LGBT Film Festival - Dayton, OH - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
The Dayton LGBT Film Festival has been bringing the best and newest of LGBT cinema to the Miami Valley for well over a decade. They’ve brought close to 200 feature length and short films to town since their inception, and they’ve hosted over 20 guest artists

Lebanon Oktoberfest - Lebanon, OH - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2023
Enjoy food, craft beers, kids activities and more. Event raises money for Miller Park Fund.

Yellow Springs Street Fair - Yellow Springs, OH - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2023
All day festival entertainment, 200+ vendors with fine arts & crafts, clothing, jewelry, fair trade items and unique gifts; 70+ shops and eateries, two stages of live music, a beer garden, street performers, beautiful art, delicious food, a day of small town hoopla!

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival - Waynesville, OH - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2023
Annual event for nearly 50 years. Arts and crafts, and unique food offerings including sauerkraut pizza.

Out of the Darkness Walk – Dayton - Dayton, OH - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2023
Walk to honor loved ones. Walk to raise funds. Walk to save lives. Hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Dayton Train Show - Dayton, OH - Nov 3 to Nov 5, 2023
Each year at the start of National Model Railroad Month, “Miami Valley” Division 3, MCR, of the National Model Railroad Association sponsors the Dayton Train Show. There will be new and pre-owned locomotives, rolling stock, and structures in every scale from “G”, “O”, “S”, “HO”, “N” and “Z”. You will be able to find those small hobby tools you need, scenery making supplies, books on your favorite railroad. If you need it for your model railroad, it should be there.

Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival - Wilmington, OH - Nov 9 to Nov 11, 2023
Features bluegrass and American roots music at the Roberts Convention Centre

Dayton Book Fair - Dayton, OH - Nov 10 to Nov 12, 2023
The Book Fair Foundation works all year collecting books, media and findings and resells them during their annual Book Fair, held during the second weekend in November at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Money raised from the sale of books is donated to selected Dayton-area nonprofit organizations.