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!
COVID-19 UPDATE: The Muddler – Dayton, VA 2020 Cancelled!
Out of concern for public health and safety, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Muddler.
We know that participants, teams, and spectators have been looking forward to training and experiencing this tremendously fun and challenging event together.
Unfortunately, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County area and we don’t know what the next two months will bring. This event involves many people in very close contact. Social distancing would be impossible. We were at the point of having to make a decision and we made it with public safety in mind.
People who have already registered will be refunded directly through the RunSignup App within the coming weeks.
In the meantime, please support this year’s partners and beneficiaries by donating directly to: Harrisonburg Police Foundation https://harrisonburgpolicefoundation.org/ and the Bridgewater Fire Department, http://www.bridgewaterfire.com/, if you are able. And, please support the Dayton Police Department and all the businesses in Dayton!
Follow our Town’s website and Facebook pages for future announcements regarding plans for 2021.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you next year!
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 email email@example.com for more information.