Four Fun Festivals to Visit this October

By Anna Starkey

Get out and enjoy the season with these local fall celebrations!

Ohio Renaissance Festival – now to 10/26

Located in Waynesville near Caesar’s Creek lies the largest Renaissance Festival in Ohio.  With over 30 acres of land, the festival truly takes you into the past.  The actors, artisans, and townspeople put on an impressive performance to make your experience as realistic as possible.

Eichelberger Film Dayton Festival – 10/23-10/25

Held at the Neon near the Oregon District, the Eichelberger festival showcases independent films from the Dayton area as well as independent films from around the world.  If you are a film buff, do not miss Film Dayton.

Hauntfest on the Fifth – 10/31

On Halloween, the Oregon District will hold the 30th annual Dayton Hauntfest from 7 pm until 1 am.  Although this event is not for young children, you do not have to be 21 to enjoy the fun!  There will be costume contests, live music, food, and drinks.  Come to Hauntfest to celebrate Halloween with the Dayton community.

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