The Dayton Autumn Celebration, also known as “Dayton Days,” is a very popular arts and crafts festival held annually on the first Saturday in October (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) in historic downtown Dayton. The festival attracts an estimated 20,000 attendees annually to indulge in the culture, arts and handmade crafts of over 300 vendors from numerous states.
Attendees also enjoy a wide variety of delicious foods, specialty shops at the Dayton Farmers Market and other local unique shops, The Heritage Museum (galleries, exhibits, electric Civil War map, and an extensive genealogy library), tours of Fort Harrison (Daniel Harrison House c. 1749), Silver Lake Mill, and activities for children.
In addition to free festival admission, the Town of Dayton offers free shuttle bus transportation from parking lots at local schools: Turner Ashby High School, Wilbur Pence Middle School, and John Wayland Elementary School continuously throughout the day.
Last Updated: 8/17/2015 3:13 PM