Things to do in Dayton this weekend | Oct 7-9, 2022

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Things to do in Dayton this weekend | Oct 7-9, 2022

Things to do in Dayton this weekend | Oct 7-9, 2022

Sauerkraut Festival returns this weekend! Here are several other events around Dayton you don't want to miss this weekend.

10 Things to do in Dayton this weekend Oct 7-9

1. The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

The 52nd Annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival will be held this weekend, October 8 & 9 in historic Waynesville.  This two-day event has an eclectic mix of arts and crafts, sauerkraut served in many traditional and non-traditional ways, such as Reubens, Cabbage Rolls, Sauerkraut Pizza, sauerkraut brownies, and much more.  With this perfect, cool fall weather, you do not want to miss this popular event!

2. Yellow Springs Street Fair

After a 2-year hiatus, the Yellow Springs Street Fair is back this Saturday 9am-5pm - featuring two music stages, a beer garden, live street performers, over 200 vendors, and a multitude of shops and restaurants in the beautiful village of Yellow Springs.

3. World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous

World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous is a two-day flying event of authentic and replica World War I aircraft this weekend at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

4.  First Friday Downtown & Front Street

It's First Friday throughout downtown Dayton!  See First Friday: Festive Fall Edition for all the details. Art Hops at Front Street is between 5-9pm with art demos, food trucks, art exhibitions, workshops, and artist talks.  While at Front Street, be sure to check out the "HeART For Ukraine" Exhibit/Fundraiser - Art Exhibit and Fundraiser for Ukraine at the ARTery Gallery features over 25 works available. 100% of all funds raised are going to feed the hungry in Ukraine.

5. Rockin’ The River

Saturday 6-10pm - Headlined by The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute, Rockin' the River In West Carrollton will also feature food trucks, an American flag skydive and a pyro fireworks show.

6. Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presents the Dayton Opera regional premiere of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird. Performances of Yardbird are Friday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the Schuster Center, downtown Dayton. 

7. Apple Butter Festival

 Saturday and Sunday - Enjoy the pleasant aroma of cooking apples, spices, and wood smoke at the Apple Butter Festival, where everything still revolves around apple butter!

8. DLT Oktoberfest

Celebration of authentic German food, music and beverages at the Dayton Liederkranz-Turner - Oktoberfest on Saturday night 5-11pm.

9. Barktoberfest

Barktoberfest includes a pooch parade, special contests, awards, pet vendors, an epic wiener dog race, and the community favorite: costume contest and pooch pageant!

10. Bites in the Heights

"Bites in the Heights" at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights featuring several food trucks, dishing out a variety of delicacies, children's activities, a cruise-in car show, and a movie screening of Maleficent.

What else is going on in Dayton this weekend? 

If this is your first time to Dayton Local, you've found the ultimate local resource for finding places to go and things to do around the Miami Valley! 

Check out our guide to Haunted attractions around Dayton - or Fall festivals and events around Dayton - or our full community events calendar and find tons more events this weekend.

Coming Up: Halloween events around Dayton you won't want to miss 

Heads up Halloween lovers! Here's a list of the spookiest events and activities you don't want to miss this fall.

When is Trick or Treat  in your community?

Beggar's night is coming up fast, and our guide to trick or treat around Dayton and the Miami Valley for this year is almost complete.  Find out when Beggar's Night / Trick or Treat is in your community here: 2022 Beggar's Night / Trick or Treat

Have you got your costumes for Halloween?

If you've already got your Halloween costumes sorted, take the family to the Kids Halloween Costume Parade at the Dixie Drive-In Movie Theater this weekend.

If you haven't, check out our list of local Halloween stores - plus we have coupons for Special Occasions Party Supply (locations in Kettering & Troy).