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.


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.

Vendors’ Application Window — 11th Annual Redbud Festival
Jan 2 @ 8:00 am – Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm

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





Redbud Vendor Letter