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Fall Fest features new Oktoberfest + more shopping, free activities

CENTERVILLE FALL FEST: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT STUBBS PARK, 255 W. SPRING VALLEY PIKE

SHOPPING AND FAMILY FUN HOURS: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. LIVE CONCERT AND OKTOBERFEST: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.


WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING VENDORS FOR THIS EVENT. JOIN HOCWT TO APPLY FOR OUR 2024 EVENTS AT WWW.HOCWT.ORG/JOIN

(DAYTON, OHIO)… Celebrate the season with more activities and family fun during the city of Centerville’s Fall Fest, a free open-air market and festival on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Stubbs Park in Centerville.



More than 11,000 people attended last year’s Fall Fest. Organized through a collaboration with the city of Centerville and the Heart of Centerville Washington Twp. (HOCWT) business association, Fall Fest 2023 will be bigger and better than ever. It all starts at 12:00 p.m. with a vendor village, free kids activities, and lots of food trucks. Enjoy a curated shopping experience with more than 100 local vendors featuring art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, vintage items and more. The first 100 shoppers will also receive a free canvas bag to tote home all their finds. Beckel’s Humidor & Aficionado will be offering its fun “husband daycare” where partners can sit and enjoy a covered lounge area and a choice cigar, or kick back with a local brew from the HOCWT beverage tents while others shop.


There will be games and giveaways in the vendor village in addition to free activities for the kids throughout Stubbs Park including face painting, balloon animals, hayrides throughout the park, s’mores made over campfire, photo booth, inflatables and a petting zoo. Plus, families can meet and take pictures with the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus and characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas.


In addition, HOCWT and its business members have donated thousands of pumpkins for the Fall Fest Pumpkin Patch, where kids can select their favorite free gourd to take home.

For the first time, the event transitions to an Oktoberfest celebration and concert in the evening with plenty of tables and seating under a large tent. Local a cappella favorite Forte will perform between 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., and Motown Sounds of Touch takes the stage at 7:00 p.m. Featuring four native Daytonians, this band has toured around the country for over 15 years.


Centerville's local breweries Loose Ends Brewing Company, Bock Family Brewing, Heavier Than Air Brewing Company and Lock 27 Brewing will be working overtime, providing festive brews during the whole event. They will have a special tap trailer near the beer garden at the Stubbs Park amphitheater for Oktoberfest.


Centerville Police Department along with volunteers will be helping direct parking for this event. Handicap parking is available. Centerville Fall Fest is made possible with support from the Centerville Arts Commission, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Day Air Credit Union, City Barbeque and Emily Tith - Iron Gate Inc. Realtors.




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