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Fall Festivities to Get Ready for the Season

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As the leaves are changing color, here are some fall themed activities in the Dayton area to delve into the season.

Young’s Jersey Dairy 

Young’s Jersey Dairy is a well-known Yellow Springs attraction that is a perfect way to begin the season. Fill up on ice cream while hand feeding and interacting with a variety of friendly barn animals.

For that fun fall feeling, the farm has a mind-twisting corn maze along with a patch of pumpkins that are ready to be picked. Additionally, those looking for a hands-on activity can enjoy a miniature golf course. 

Young’s Jersey Dairy is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Students can visit the official website for more information.

City of Centerville Fall Fest

This October, take a day to visit the City of Centerville and attend its wide-spread Fall Fest. 

The event features a range of attractions such as hayrides, face painting, games and an at-hand photo booth. To keep the occasion upbeat, Liftoff Entertainment will be providing DJ services on site. 

To maintain the Halloween spirit, The Heart of Centerville is sponsoring a Pumpkin Patch of over 2,000 pumpkins spread among the hillside of Stubbs Park Amphitheater. Take a pick of the most eye-catching pumpkin and decorate it as desired. 

An assortment of purchasable vendor foods will also be available throughout the park. 

The festival will take place on Oct. 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. for those interested in vendors with an upscale market of jewelry, clothing, art, decor and more. 

For more information, visit the Dayton Local website and search ‘City of Centerville Fall Festival.’

Land of Illusion 

For those who want a scare to bring in the Halloween season, take a stroll through Middletown’s Land of Illusion. 

The park is full of attractions including Dr. Psycho’s Haunted Estate, Phobia and Temple of Terror. This year features a new site, Dysphoria. These halloween themed attractions are sure to scare every guest into the frightening month of October. 

Also in Middletown is the Middletown Haunted Trail. This trail, known as one of the longest and scariest in the midwest, will be open along with numerous haunted houses. Stop by any Friday or Saturday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. between Sept. 9 and Oct. 30.

 Visit the official Land of Illusion website for more information. 

Haunted Halloween Drive-Thru at George Rogers Clark Park

There is no spooky season without the scares. Here is another haunted attraction to keep students chilled.  

Take a drive without the need to ever get out of the vehicle. Check out the annual haunting event at George Rogers Clark Park: Haunted Halloween Drive-Thru. The Clark County Park District and friends invite anyone brave enough to take a slow drive through the mysterious park. 

Visitors can dress up in a favorite Halloween costume and decorate cars for the adventure as well. Event planners will enter all decorated vehicles for a chance to win a Halloween-themed prize basket. 

The chilling ride will take place Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Pack some spooky snacks and take a trip through the haunted drive-thru with friends and family. 

Visit the Dayton Local website and search ‘Haunted Halloween Drive-Thru’ for more information.