11th Annual Redbud Festival CANCELLED @ Dove Park (College Street)
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
11th Annual Redbud Festival CANCELLED @ Dove Park (College Street) | Dayton | Virginia | United States

Out of concern for public health and safety, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Redbud Festival.

We know that residents and visitors alike have been looking forward to the shopping, dining and entertainment that the festival provides as well as shopping with our local businesses. When we originally postponed from April to late June, we were hopeful that it would be enough time to feel safe in inviting thousands of people to Dayton.

Unfortunately, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to surge in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County area. Once the curve begins to flatten, a containment strategy for the region and the state will be put into place. We do not foresee it being advisable or responsible to have a large crowd in one place by June 20th.

We remain hopeful that the 41st Annual Dayton Days/Autumn Celebration will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 and we look forward to seeing the vendors and shoppers then.

In the meantime, please support local businesses and restaurants. It has been a very difficult time for small town businesses and they need our support! We invite you to visit downtown Dayton and The Dayton Market throughout the summer.

Follow our Facebook page(s) and those of our local businesses to stay informed on promotions, on-line shopping opportunities, openings and other information.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The Muddler (Dayton, VA) — In Partnership with the Harrisonburg Police Foundation @ Dove Park
Aug 1 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Muddler (Dayton, VA) -- In Partnership with the Harrisonburg Police Foundation @ Dove Park | Dayton | Virginia | United States

We are pleased to announce this year’s Muddler will be presented in partnership with the Harrisonburg Police Foundation. Together, we will offer you a fun, rewarding and muddy adventure race!

The Muddler (9th year) offers a challenging 4+ mile obstacle course in and throughout the Town of Dayton.

Registration fees are $45 to $95 each, depending on when you register and the category you select. Special discounted rates are available for youth up to the age of 15.

To register and/or to learn more about this adventure / obstacle race, including being a volunteer, please click on the link below!


A free concert, with the OVERDRIVE BAND, will follow the Muddler at Dove Park from 7 to 9 p.m.


41st Annual Dayton Days / Autumn Celebration @ Town of Dayton
Oct 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
41st Annual Dayton Days / Autumn Celebration @ Town of Dayton | Dayton | Virginia | United States

Prepare for a full-day of shopping with hundreds of handmade arts & crafts vendors and local businesses for our 41st Annual Dayton Days / Autumn Celebration. Your taste buds will also be in for a day of delights with our vast and varied food vendors!

Enjoy free concerts and free shuttle services. We are continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and more details will be forthcoming.

Handicap and wheelchair accessible free shuttle service available all day.  Pick up and Drop off locations pending.

Note: The severe weather date is Saturday, October 10th.

If you are interested in participating as a vendor.  Please click on the links below to download an application.  Please mail completed application, along with pictures and payment to Town of Dayton, Attn: Dayton Days, 125-B Eastview Street, Dayton, VA 22821.  Please contact Christa Hall for more information.

Dayton Days 2020 Application Form

Dayton Days Vendor Rules