Fall Open House at Bear’s Mill
Saturday, Oct. 7 & Sunday, Oct. 8

GREENVILLE – Historic Bear’s Mill will host its annual Fall Open House from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8 at 6450 Arcanum-Bear’s Mill Road in Greenville. The event features bean soup, cornbread, apple dumplings and more, plus music, campfires, fall decor and local arts. The event is free.

Chocolate Festival in Dayton
Saturday, Oct. 7

DAYTON – The Faith and Friends Radio Chocolate Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Coliseum. Private vendors and area chocolatiers provide an array of themed chocolates. There is also live music and entertainment, a Kid’s Corner with bounce houses, a Chocolate Recipe Contest, plus games and prizes. The event is free.

Outdoor Experience Festival in Dayton
Saturday, Oct. 7 & Sunday, Oct. 8

Miles from Troy = 24

DAYTON – Experience more than 20 “try it” outdoor activities for all ages, plus compete, camp, watch the pros (BMX, kayakers, slackliners and dock dogs) and more at this outdoor festival at Eastwood Park in Dayton from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Also enjoy live music, food and children’s activities. To see the full list of activities, plus more information, visit www.outdoorx.metroparks.org.

Fall Farm Festival at Young’s Dairy
Saturday, Oct. 7 & Sunday, Oct. 8

Miles from Troy = 30

YELLOW SPRINGS – Enjoy a full day of family fun with Young’s Dairy’s biggest festival of the year. Take your picture with Humongus Gus, an 800+ pound pumpkin, taste freshly made Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes, take a tour of the farm’s cheese making facility and watch cow milking. Plus pumpkin bowling, a corn maze, pumpkin painting and more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.youngsdairy.com/fall-farm-festival.

Indian Mound Festival in Athens
Friday, Oct. 6-Sunday, Oct. 8

Miles from Troy = 148

THE PLAINS – Located near Hocking Hills and surrounded by beautiful fall foliage, the Indian Mound Festival might make a good stop while seeing the colors in southern Ohio. The festival takes place at The Plains Community Park and includes tours of the Wolfe Plains Mound Group (Indian Mounds), plus crafts, food, magic shows, a cruise-in and more. Admission is free. Follow the event HERE.

Colonial Williamsburg Festival
Saturday, Oct. 7 & Sunday, Oct. 8

Miles from Troy = 71

WOOSTER – Step back 200 years to 18th century Williamsburg – in Wooster, Ohio from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8 at the Pine Tree Barn. The festival is free and features a colonial village and marketplace, artisans, traditional craftsmen and demonstrations, plus entertainment, food, historical reenactors and encampments, face painting and more. Plan your visit HERE.

Apple Butter Festival at Hueston Woods
Saturday, Oct. 7 & Sunday, Oct. 8

Miles from Troy = 60

COLLEGE CORNER – The Hueston Woods AppleButter Festival provides a vignette of 19th century farm life and features continual making and canning of apple butter in the pioneer fashion throughout the event. In addition to apple butter sales, a wide variety of apples, cider, pumpkins and gourds can be purchased on the grounds. Tours are conducted through the Doty homestead and the barn, both of mid 1980’s vintage and exhibiting a broad display of museum artifacts. Each year demonstrations of pioneer crafts are featured along with a theme program. Admission is $4 for adults and free for children 12 and under and hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Plan your visit HERE.

Marietta Zombie Fest
Saturday, Oct. 7

Miles from Troy = 202

MARIETTA – Halloween lovers and Zombie fanatics might want to travel to this Ohio River town for the Marietta Zombie Fest. It features costume contests, horror film screenings, musical acts (with monster-twists), plus lots of family fall and Halloween-themed activities for all ages, including laser tag. You’ll also want to check out the Gypsy Soul Burlesque show. Plan your visit at www.mariettazombiefest.com.

Holmes County Antique Festival
Saturday, Oct. 7 & Sunday, Oct. 8

Miles from Troy = 161

MILLSERBURG – Located in the heart of Amish Country (which is quite beautiful in the fall) in Millersburg, this festival features antiques galore, arts and crafts, a classic car show, live entertainment, parades and more. Admission is free. Plan your visit at www.holmescountyantiquefestival.org.