End of Summer Fun Near Dayton, Ohio

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image2-4Just because the summer is winding down doesn’t mean the fun should, too. Here at Lovett & Lovett Co., L.P.A., we love a good festival. Take a break from the back-to-school shopping to spend a little time with your family at one of the many fairs and festivals around the Dayton, Ohio, area. Chow down on a funnel cake, take a spin on the ferris wheel, and make the most of the end of summer!

Below are a few of our recommendations for local fairs, festivals, and family fun.

Upcoming County Fairs

Montgomery County Fair

When: September 2–7

Where: 1043 South Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45409

Fair highlights:

  • Truck pull
  • Demolition derby
  • Rides
  • Flower show
  • Harness race flyer
  • Exhibitors

For more information, visit http://www.montcofair.com/index.htm.

Miami County Fair

When: August 14–20

Where: 650 N. County Rd. 25-A, Troy, Ohio 45373

Fair highlights:

  • 4-H exhibitors
  • Concert: Dallas Smith with special guest Clare Dunn
  • Rides
  • Games
  • Concessions
  • Horse shows

For more information, visit http://www.miamicountyohiofair.com/fair-daily-schedule.htm.

Greene County Fair

When: August 2–8

Where: 120 Fairground Rd, Xenia, OH 45385

Fair highlights:

  • 4-H exhibitors
  • Rides
  • Concert: Dustin Lynch
  • Demolition derby
  • Horse shows
  • Harness racing

For more information, visit http://www.greenecountyfairgrounds.com/the-fair.

Darke County Fair

When: August 21–29

Where: 800 Sweitzer St, Greenville, OH 45331

Fair highlights:

  • 4-H Exhibitors
  • Rides
  • Cheerleading contest
  • Fine arts demonstrations
  • Dog show
  • Concert: Hunter Hayes
  • High school marching band spectacular
  • Square dancing

For more information, visit http://darkecountyfair.com/schedule/.

Upcoming Festivals and Fun

Runway Fest & Fireworks

When: August 7

Where: Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport, Miamisburg, Ohio

The annual Runway Fest will feature live music, aircraft static displays, airplane rides, a hot air balloon launch, inflatables, clowns, and food and drinks. The fireworks show will begin at 9:30pm. Admission is free for the whole family.

Englewood Festival

When: August 8–9

Where: Centennial Park, Englewood, Ohio

The festivities begin on Saturday with a 5k race at 8:00 a.m., quickly followed by the Festival Parade that runs down Union Boulevard from Wenger Road to Centennial Park. Artisan and food vendor booths will be open both days of the festival. Sunday events include a Volksmarch, Cruise-In with E/Rider car, truck and bike show, and musical acts.

Festival of the Vine

When: August 8

Where: Fraze Pavilion, Dayton, Ohio

This free event begins at 3:00 in the Lincoln Park Civic Commons. Sample wines from all over the world. David Wells will perform at 5:00 p.m. A ticketed concert with Dave Koz & Friends on the Fraze Stage begins at 7:00 p.m.

Art on the Commons

When: August 9

Where: Fraze Pavillion, Dayton, Ohio

One of the most popular Dayton-area art festivals returns for its 27th year. Presented by the Rosewood Arts Centre, Art on the Commons will take place at Fraze Pavillion. The art show features fine arts and crafts by 100 talented artists from around the country. A juried selection of jewelry, ceramics, painting, photography, metals, watercolor, sculpture, glass, fibers, and wood creations will be on display and for sale. Entertainment is also scheduled throughout the day and concessions will be available.

Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition

When: August 15

Where: Veterans Park Amphitheater, Springfield, Ohio

Thousands of foodies and forty food trucks will gather for the Springfield Rotary Club’s Second Annual Gourmet Food Truck Competition. There will be every kind of food you can imagine, from Italian to Cuban and everything in between. Come hungry! There will also be a wide selection of drinks in the Beer Garden, including IPAs, domestics, wine, water, and soda. All proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club’s charitable causes: Services to People with Disabilities, Polio Plus, and the International Project in Lesotho, Africa.

Enjoy the End of Summer!

Here at Lovett & Lovett Co., L.P.A., we wish you a fun and safe end of summer, from our family to yours.

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