The Dayton Muddler
Aug 4 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Dayton Muddler @ Dayton | Virginia | United States

The Dayton Muddler is a unique adventure course through the Town of Dayton, starting at College Street Pavilion. The race supports our Nation’s military personnel who suffer injuries of the mind, body, or soul. Visit for additional information!

Fort Harrison Colonial Trades Fair @ Fort Harrison
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fort Harrison Colonial Trades Fair @ Fort Harrison | Dayton | Virginia | United States

Come learn about trades of the past from our talented tradespeople! Dance with the Shenandoah Colonial Dance group. Learn how a flintlock musket is fired.  Hand crafted goods for sale. Food available. Free to all who seek to learn about colonial history.

The Dayton Muddler @ Dove Park (College Street Pavilion)
Aug 3 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Dayton Muddler @ Dove Park (College Street Pavilion) | Dayton | Virginia | United States

The Dayton Muddler (8th year) offers a challenging 4+ mile obstacle course in and throughout the Town of Dayton. As a bonus, there’s also a 1/2 Marathon option to start the day! All proceeds are donated to the Boulder Crest Retreat here in Virginia. The BCR tends to our nation’s wounded Veterans and First Responders who are dealing with physical and emotional needs.

Registration fees are now $45 to $85 each, depending on the event(s) and categories you select.


Please click below for the 2019 Dayton Muddler Course Map.


Passport to Fun and Prizes! @ Town of Dayton
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm
Passport to Fun and Prizes! @ Town of Dayton | Dayton | Virginia | United States

Now through November 15, 2019, visit any six participating shops &/or restaurants within the Town of Dayton and get your card punched to be eligible for great prizes including a 3 day/2 night vacation package, ski season passes, or combo passes at Massanutten Resort.  No purchase necessary.  However, we encourage you to take this opportunity to check out all the wonderful places Dayton has to offer.  Passports may be picked up at the Town Hall or at any of the participating retailers.  Completed passports must be returned to the Dayton Town Hall to be included in the drawings.  Drawings will be held on Fridays, from October 18th to November 15th.

Click here for a complete list of participating shops and restaurants.

10/18/19 Week one winner: Natalie Mann of Washington DC – won 4 single use passes to Massanutten Resort

40th Annual Dayton Days / Autumn Celebration @ Town of Dayton
Oct 5 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
40th Annual Dayton Days / Autumn Celebration @ Town of Dayton | Dayton | Virginia | United States

NOTE TO POTENTIAL VENDORS: This event is sold out; nonetheless, we are accepting applications to be placed on a Waiting List (for homemade Arts & Crafts only). Due to various circumstances, we have had vendor space openings, and although there are no guarantees, we welcome interested parties. If you would like an application emailed to you, then send your contact information to the following:


Prepare for a full-day of shopping with hundreds of vendors and local businesses for our 40th Annual Dayton Days / Autumn Celebration. Your taste buds will also be in for a day of delights with our vast and varied Food Vendors!

Our Dove Park (College Street Pavilion) entertainment will feature the following: Highlander String Band (8:30 – 10:30 a.m.), Brent Funkhouser (10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.) and RELENTLESS (1:15 – 4:00 p.m.).

Entertainment will also be provided by Doug Tumer, Soloist at The Thomas House Restaurant and Keith Engle will be performing as The Traveling Fiddler.

Enjoy the free concerts and shuttle services.

Handicap and wheelchair accessible free shuttle service available all day.  Pick up and Drop off at the following locations:

Turner Ashby High School (800 North Main St., Bridgewater)

John Wayland Elementary School (801 North Main St., Bridgewater)

WoodmenLife Building (3045 John Wayland Highway / Rt. 42, Dayton)

Click here for more details about the day’s events!

Shelia Helsley’s one on one interview with Bob Corso on WHSV

See our Dayton Days / Autumn Celebration Facebook page for more information!

Dayton Days


Note: Severe weather date is Saturday, October 12th.

12 Days of Dayton @ Dayton, Virginia
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm
12 Days of Dayton @ Dayton, Virginia

Featuring local specials, holiday open houses, and community events.

Shop Local this Holiday Season.

Click here for a detailed event calendar with more information.

Vendors’ Application Window — 11th Annual Redbud Festival
Jan 2 @ 8:00 am – Feb 29 @ 4:00 pm

Update: The 2nd Window for accepting applications is now open. Qualified vendors will be placed within the festival on a first come, first serve basis. Once the festival is filled, additional qualified vendors will be place on a waiting list.

Are you interested in being a vendor at our annual Redbud Festival? This popular spring festival attracts between 3,000 to 5,000 visitors (more if Mother Nature cooperates)!

The 11th Annual Redbud Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The severe weather date is April 25th.

The application process is now open to interested parties to be an Arts & Crafts Vendor (homemade items by the vendor), and/or a Food & Drink Vendor.

The fee for a 15′ x 10′ space is $75.00. The fee for a 30′ x 10′ space is $125.00

Vendor booth space is available for locations along College Street and at Dove Park.

Please click on below for an application, along with the Welcome Letter and the 2020 Rules & Regulations. If you have any questions, please email Mike at


2020 Redbud Online Application Form

2020 Redbud Application Printable Form

2020 Redbud Vendor Rules

2020 Redbud Vendor Letter


Police Department Survey
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm
Police Department Survey

Please take a few minutes of your time to complete a survey on the Dayton Police Department.  The purpose of this survey is to help us better understand how the Dayton Community perceives the Police Department and to ask for input on how we can improve.  The surveys may be completed online by clicking this link.  Or, if you prefer, you may download a copy here to print, complete and return to the Town Office.  Surveys must be submitted by Friday, January 24, 2020.

Chief Trout thanks you for taking the time to provide feedback on what you would like to see in the future from the Dayton Police Department.  He strongly feels that transparency is the key to a valuable community partnership between the citizens and the Police Department.

Coffee with a Cop @ Dayton Market
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Coffee with a Cop @ Dayton Market | Dayton | Virginia | United States


No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood!

For more information, please contact Officer T. J. Hooker at the Dayton Police Department at 540-879-2161 or via email at

DMV Connect coming to Dayton! @ Town of Dayton Assembly Room
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
DMV Connect coming to Dayton! @ Town of Dayton Assembly Room | Dayton | Virginia | United States

Can’t get to DMV?  DMV is coming to DAYTON!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10am till 3pm in the Downstairs Assembly Room of Dayton Town Hall (Mason Street entrance)

Services offered:

  • Driver’s licenses
  • Identification cards (adult and child)
  • Disabled parking placards
  • Vehicle titles
  • Address changes
  • Vehicle registrations
  • E-Z Pass transponders
  • Compliance summaries
  • Transcripts
  • Hunting & fishing licenses

DMV Connect Flyer

Click here for more info on DMV REAL ID