Fall is a beautiful time of the year for many reasons such as the turning leaves, chilly weather, and here in Montgomery County; fall festivals! We see fall as just another reason to gather together and celebrate. There are many festivals happening throughout the county this fall for you to enjoy:
Oktoberfest at DAI - September 27-29
Dayton Art Institute | www.zapplication.org/event-info
12:30 PM to 11:30 PM | $
It's a Dayton tradition that is rooted in craft & international beer, wine. artisan goods, popular bands, polka music and good times. Oktoberfest, on the grounds of The Dayton Art Institute!
Germantown Pretzel Festival- September 28
Veterans Memorial Park | http://pretzelfestival.com/live/
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM | FREE
As you walk around Germantown's Veterans Park, you'll see our vendors having 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.
Dayton Vegan Food and Drink Festival- September 29
Courthouse Square | https://www.facebook.com/events/2428842707441268/
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM | $
This event is focused on highlighting whole foods plant-based and vegan food and drink (non-alcoholic) businesses.
Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience - October 5 - 6
Eastwood Metropark | www.wagnersubaru.com/midwest-outdoor-experience
11 a.m. to 10 p.m | FREE
Come join us at #outdoorx for FREE! The Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience presented by KIND has grown beyond just gear and exploded into a multi-day event featuring camping, competitions, regional music acts, exciting demos, beer garden and much more!
Festival of Flight – October 5
Wright State University Nutter Center | https://festivalofflight.org/
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM | FREE
The first-annual Festival of Flight is a celebration of the innovative and world-changing aviation heritage of Dayton and the Miami Valley region.
Boo 'N Brew – October 5
Dayton Mall | https://www.daytonlocal.com/events/boo-n-brew-dayton-mall.asp
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM | FREE
Eat, drink and be scary!
Come celebrate all things Halloween with us as we host our first annual Boo 'n Brew festival on Saturday, October 5th in the parking lot off of State Route 741
Arts, Beats and Eats- October 6
Dayton Art Institute
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM | FREE
Arts, Beats and Eats is a special centennial community open house, taking place noon – 7:00 p.m. inside the museum and on the museum grounds. Get ready to party at this family event in honor of the DAI’s 100th birthday, with a food truck rally, fall beer garden, art activities, photo booth, live music outside, entertainment inside, plus giveaways, and more!
Dayton Dia de Los Muertos - Day of the Dead Celebration and Parade- October 20
Missing Peace Art Space | http://www.daytondayofthedead.com/events/
2:00 PM to 8:00 PM | FREE
Dia de los Muertos is a special day celebrated throughout Latin America, on which people remember loved ones who have died. The Dayton celebration will be in the Mexican tradition of celebrating with bright colors, imagery of calaveras (skulls) and more, but recognizes all Day of the Dead traditions.
Boo in the Burg!
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM | $
Adults 21 & Over Only Event.
Annual downtown “Pub Crawl” celebration hosted by downtown restaurants and bars. Costumes are encouraged so be sure to dress up or you’ll stand out in the crowd. You’re sure to see some unique characters. It’s a fun and festive evening filled with music, food & drink specials, free carriage rides and more.