2017 Guide to Dayton, Ohio’s Farmers’ Markets

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There are many great reasons to live in Dayton, Ohio and their local farmers’ markets is one of them. Most of these markets are open throughout the growing season into October, so be sure to check them out. There is nothing that compares to a fresh tomato bursting with flavor.

Here’s our list of Dayton farmers’ markets including the  days and times they are open. If you know of any local markets that aren’t featured on this list, please let us know and we’ll add them! 

TUESDAYS
West Carrollton Farmers’ Market
833 E Central Avenue, West Carrollton, Ohio. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Xenia Towne Square Farmers Market
Parking lot in front of the former Kmart on Main St., Xenia, Ohio. 2pm-6pm (June – end of October 2017)

Mechanicsburg Farmers & Artisans Market
140 S. Main St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 4:30pm-7pm (June – September 2017)

Dayton VA Farmers Market
Dayton VA Medical Center t 4100 W. Third Street in Dayton, Ohio
11am – 3pm (June 13 – September 26, 2017)


WEDNESDAYS
Downtown Miamisburg Farmers’ Market
1146 E Central Avenue at Miamisburg Christian Church, Miamisburg, Ohio. 3pm-7pm pm (July-October 2017)

Fairborn Farmers Market
Corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue (Fifth Third Commons parking lot) in Fairborn, Ohio. 10am-2pm (April – November 2017)

St. Leonard Farmer’s Market
8100 Clyo Road in Centerville, Ohio; 2pm-6pm May – October, 2017.

 


THURSDAYS
2nd Street Market
600 E 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio. 11am-3pm (Year round)

Centerville Farmers’ Market
892 S Main Street, Parking lot of Centerville Shopping Center, Centerville, Ohio. 2:30pm-6:30pm (May 18 – October 26, 2017)
November/December Markets: Third Thursday from 2pm-4pm at Benham’s Grove Barn at 166 North Main St.

Lebanon Farmers’ Market
Corner of Main Street and Sycamore Street, Lebanon, Ohio.3pm-7pm (May 18- October 19, 2017)

Piqua Community Farmers’ Market
High Street in front of the Fort Piqua Plaza in downtown Piqua, Ohio. 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm (June 1 – September 14, 2017)

Tippecanoe Farmers’ Market in Tipp City
Fourth at Main Street, Tipp City, Ohio. (evenings)

The Market at Austin Landing
10400 Innovation Drive, Dayton, Ohio. 3pm-7pm (June – September, 2017)

Beavercreek Farmers Market
3pm-6pm at Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene at 1850 North Fairfield Road through end of September, 2017.

Enon Farmers Market
Settler’s Park at Main and Xenia Streets in Enon, Ohio. 4pm -7pm through end of October.

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Dayton, Ohio Is a Top U.S. Defense Community

WrightBros 2Dayton, Ohio was named a “Great American Defense Community” and is one of ten places in the U.S. that has been noted for its support of members of the military. The honor looked at education and employment factors as well as housing and deployment support for those in the military.

Read more about this honor from the Business Journal here.

Dayton House Market Ranked the Fifth Healthiest in the US

Dayton_evening.jpgAccording to a report from Nationwide’s Health of Housing Markets, Dayton is the 5th healthiest housing market in the U.S.

Methodology for the ranking included employment, demographics, mortgage market and housing prices. (Springfield, Ohio ranked #7 on the list.)

See the report here and the website here.

Look at homes for sale here.

Dayton Area Festivals – August/September

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AUGUST

Fulton Farm’s Sweet Corn Festival
August 23-24 – Troy, OH

Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival
August 28-29 – Clifton, OH

AleFest Dayton
August 29 – Dave Hall Plaza, Downtown Dayton, OH

Hidden Valley Fruit Farm – The Grape Escape
August 29-30 – Lebanon, OH

SEPTEMBER

The Fair at New Boston
September 5-6 – George Rogers Clark Park, Springfield, OH

Ohio Renaissance Festival
September 5-October 25 – Harveysburg, OH

Holiday at Home
September 6-7 – Shroyer Rd & Lincoln Park Blvd, Kettering, OH

Taste of Hudson
September 6-7 – Historic Downtown Hudson, OH

Italian Fall Festa
September 11-13 – Bella Villa Hall, Kettering, OH

Vandalia Oktoberfest
September 11-13 – Vandalia Sports Complex on Stonequarry Road, Vandalia, OH

Buttercream Festival
September 12 – 810 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton, OH

Cyclops Fest
September 12 – John Byran Center, Downtown Yellow Springs, OH

Beavercreek Popcorn Festival
September 12-13 – Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH

Xenia Community Festival
September 18-19 – Shawnee Park, Xenia, OH

Taste of Troy
September 19 – Troy Ohio

Hidden Valley Fruit Farm – Apple Daze
September 19-20 – Lebanon, OH

Preble County Pork Festival
September 19-20 – Preble County Fairgrounds, Eaton, OH

The Dayton Art Institute Oktoberfest
September 25-27 – The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

Old Timers Days
September 25-27 – Greene County Fairgrounds, Xenia, OH

Tipp City Mum Festival
September 25-27 – Tipp City, OH

Country Applefest
September 26 – Warren County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, OH

Fort Ancient Bluegrass Festival
September 26 – Fort Ancient, Oregonia, OH

Aullwood’s Apple Fest
September 26-27 – Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, Dayton, OH

Germantown Pretzel Festival
September 26-27 – Veterans Memorial Playground, Germantown, OH

Prairie Days, Greenville
September 26-27 – Shawnee Prairie Preserve, Greenville, OH

Pyramid Hill Art Fair
September 26-27 – Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, Hamilton, OH

Local Fall Festivals – August/September 2015

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There are always plenty of options for entertainment in the tri-state area. Whether you’re looking for good food, spirits, music, art, shopping, family-friendly or all of the above, Greater Cincinnati has something right up your alley. Take a look a just a few of the events coming up in August and September.

AUGUST

Great Inland Seafood Festival
August 13-16 – Festival Park, Newport, KY

Food Truck Rally
August 14 – The Square at Union Centre, West Chester, OH

Miami County Fair
August 14-20 – Miami County Fairgrounds, Troy, OH

Mayesfest – Bluegrass Festival
August 15 – Bellevue Beach Park, Bellevue, KY

Festival on the Lake
August 15 – A.J. Jolly Lake, Alexandria, KY

Battery Hooper Days
August 15-16 – James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, Covington, KY

Cincy Brew Ha-Ha
August 20-22 – Sawyer Point, Cincinnati, OH

Bootyard Bash
August 22 – Washington Park, Cincinnati, OH

Beer, Wine and Food Festival
August 28-29 – Wyoming, OH

Taste of Blue Ash
August 28-29 – Blue Ash Summit Park, Blue Ash, OH

Germany Society Oktoberfest
August 28-30 – Germania Society of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Red Bull Soapbox Race Cincinnati
August 29 – Mt. Adams Bar District, Cincinnati, OH

Taste of OTR
August 29 – Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, OH

AleFest Dayton
August 29 – Dave Hall Plaza, Downtown Dayton, OH

For additional August events, go here.

SEPTEMBER

Alexandria Fair and Horse Show
September 2-7 – Alexandria Fairgrounds, Alexandria, KY

Incline District Street Fair
September 5 – Incline District, 3001 Price Avenue in Price Hill, Cincinnati, OH

Cruise-A-Palooza
September 5 – Coney Island, Cincinnati, OH

Rubber Duck Regatta
September 6 – Purple People Bridge/Serpentine Wall, Cincinnati, OH

Riverfest (WEBN Fireworks)
September 6 – Ohio River (Riverfront in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati)

Ohio Renaissance Festival
September 5-October 25 – Harveysburg, OH

MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest
September 11-13 – MainStrasse Village, Covington, KY

Longstone Street Festival
September 12 – 200 Main Street, Milford, OH

Old West Festival
September 12-October 18 – Williamsburg, OH

Cincy Comicon
September 12-13 – Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, KY

Cincinnati Hispanic Fest
September 12-13 – Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Carthage, Cincinnati, OH

Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati
September 18-20 – Downtown Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Comic Expo
September 18-20 – Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH

Fifty Fest
September 19 – Fifty West Brewing, Cincinnati, OH

Lantern Fest
September 19 – Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, KY

Newport Oktoberfest
September 25-27 – Festival Park, Newport, KY

MidPoint Music Festival
September 25-27 – Downtown Cincinnati, OH

Fort Ancient Bluegrass Festival
September 26 – Fort Ancient, Oregonia, OH

Taste of the Levee
September 27 – Newport on the Levee, Newport, KY

For additional September events, go here.

What events are on your calendar every year?

Average Home Sale Price Hits a Record for May in Dayton


In May 2015, not only did home sales increase by almost 7%, but the average sale price at $150,978 is the highest ever for the Dayton area. Here are all of the statistics for May:

May 2015 vs May 2014

  • 6.99% Increase in unit sales (1,317 vs 1,231)
  • 14.76% Increase in sales volume
  • .29% Increase in % sale/list price (97.08% vs 96.80%)
  • 7% Increase in median sales price ($130,000 vs $121,500)
  • 7.26% Increase in average sales price ($150,978 vs $140,753)

January – May 2015 vs January – May 2014

  • 6.29% Increase in unit sales 5,119 vs 4,816)
  • 14.61% Increase in sales volume
  • .24% Increase in % sale/list price (96.37% vs 96.14%)
  • 9.63% Increase in median sales price ($115,000 vs $104,900)
  • 7.83% Increase in average sales price ($135,144 vs $125,336)

It’s a Great Time to List and Sell a Home
Mortgage interest rates are still low. Home prices are rising. Inventory of homes on the market is low. Now is the time to see your Sibcy Cline agent.

Statistics courtesy of: Dayton Area Board of Realtors Home Sales Report, May 2015

 

 

 

Best Hot Dog in Dayton

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A local Dayton food truck called Zombie Dogz – has been rated the top 2015 Hot Dog Food Vendor of the Year by Mobile Cuisine. This truck creates gourmet hot dog combinations with handcrafted side dishes using fresh, locally made foods. Enjoy… a Hunk a Hunk a Rotting Flesh, Dead Dixie or The Mad Zombie!
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This food truck posts its locations on Facebook. You can find them in downtown Dayton, Oregon District, University of Dayton, Wright State, to name of few of their popular stop spots.