Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 10:18 PM
By: Dayton.com Staff
— So many festivals, so little time.
Luckily, you have us to make it easy for you. Here’s a complete rundown of all the festivals going on in the Dayton area this weekend.
OHIO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Sept. 2-Oct. 29, Saturdays and Sundays, at Ohio Renaissance Festival, 10542 E. State Route 73, Waynesville.
Guests can step back in time in a 30-acre re-created 16th Century English village. The festival features nearly 100 shows daily on 12 stages, over 150 unique arts and crafts shops, food and drink, games of skill and human-powered rides to amuse all ages.
BRADFORD PUMPKIN SHOW
Oct. 10-14, 4-10 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 1-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at Bradford Pumpkin Show, 115 N. Miami Ave., Bradford.
Featuring food vendors, parades, games and rides, live entertainment. Parking available in several places around the village.
DAYTON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL
Oct. 13-15, 3 p.m., 5:10 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. at Neon Movies, 130 E. Fifth St., Dayton.
Films range from insightful, challenging and thought-provoking pieces to hysterical and quotable material.
ENON APPLE BUTTER FESTIVAL
Oct. 14-15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday & 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Settler’s Park, Main Street and Xenia Street, Enon.
Live entertainment; enjoy the pleasant aroma of cooking apples, spices, and wood smoke at the festival where everything revolves around apple butter.
FAIRBORN FALL FESTIVAL
Oct. 14-15, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday & 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Community Park, 691 E. Dayton Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn.
Featuring live bands, vendors and crafters, food and more. Pets are welcome, but please be sure they are leashed and you have something to clean up after them with you.
October 14-15, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday & 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Peace Park, 70 E. Dayton St., West Alexandria.
In addition to the arts and crafts, there is music and entertainment the entire weekend. A parade is scheduled on Saturday at 11 a.m. with an antique car covered bridge run on Sunday at noon. A 5K and 10K run will be held on Saturday morning. There will be plenty of homemade and German food available.
DAYTON LIEDERKRANZ-TURNER OKTOBERFEST
Oct. 14, 5 to 11 p.m. at Dayton Liederkranz Turner, 1400 E. Fifth St., Dayton.
A celebration of authentic German food, music and beverages. Music by the Steve Owen Sound.
48TH OHIO SAUERKRAUT FESTIVAL
Oct. 14-15, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday & 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at 10 B North Main St., Waynesville.
The streets come alive with more than 460 crafters & artists from all over the country; plus there’s sauerkraut served in many traditional and non-traditional ways, such as Reubens, Cabbage Rolls, Sauerkraut Pizza and Sauerkraut Macaroni and Cheese.
YELLOW SPRINGS STREET FAIR
Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Yellow Springs.
All day festival featuring entertainment, street performers, fine arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry and more. Free and open to the public, and handicapped accessible. For the safety and comfort of all, animals are prohibited from Street Fair, except for Service animals.
OAKWOOD FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL
Oct. 15, 2 to 5 p.m. at Shafor Park, Collingwood Avenue and Shafor Boulevard, Oakwood.
Guests can enjoy an afternoon of fun games, food, hayrides along Shafor Boulevard to see Scarecrow Row, pumpkin painting and other entertainment for the whole family. Kids can dress up and join the “Costume Parade” around the park.