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5 Can’t-Miss Annual Festivals in and Around Dayton, OH

The Dayton area knows how to throw a good party. Check out this sampling of fun annual events.

By Kevin Litwin on August 17, 2022

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Crowd-pleasing celebrations occur each year throughout the Dayton area. Here’s just a small sample of festivals in Dayton and around the region:

Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival

Formerly called the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, the Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival is now staged in Wilmington at the Roberts Centre. The three-day celebration every March showcases the best in bluegrass, old-time, gospel and roots music. The 2022 event is scheduled for Nov. 10-12.

Valley Vineyards Wine & Beer Festival

The Valley Vineyards Wine & Beer Festival takes place for two days in early June in Morrow. Commemorates the start of summer with food trucks, live music and beverage tastings, with all wine and beer made by Dayton-area producers.

Sugar Maple Festival

The three-day Sugar Maple Festival is held in late April in downtown Bellbrook. Events include live music, a parade, children’s activities, and crafts and food vendors. The Saturday portion of the festival includes a 5K run/walk and a dog show.

Miami County Food Truck Rally & Competition

The Miami County Food Truck Rally & Competition is held in May at Miami County Fairgrounds in Troy. More than 50 food trucks compete in several events, including a Gourmet Food Truck Rally. Also on hand are live bands, a beer and wine plaza, arts and crafts booths, and kids’ activities. RV camping is available.

Fleurs de Fête – Wine & Gourmet Food Festival

The Fleurs de Fête – Wine & Gourmet Food Festival takes place in late May at Carillon Historical Park in Dayton and is billed as “Party in the Park.” Guests can sample from more than 200 wine selections along with gourmet bites served by top local restaurants.

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