Feb 22-23
The Largest Traveling Model Train Show! -The Great Train Expo is the largest traveling model train show in the country
Dayton, OH  Hara Arena Show Info — Map/Directions


March 15-16
This is the largest two day continues running ALL Gauge Train Show in Ohio!
See 10 Operating Layout in many different scales Buy – Sell – Trade – New and use trains! 100 + Dealers and over 400 tables to view, see exhibitors with all scales of trains and accessories for sell and trade, video tapes, train ride information, and historical displays.

Saturday, Mar 15, 2014
Family Day: Lighter than Air Flight
– Family Day will once again feature the museum’s temporary exhibit highlighting the incredible high-altitude, high speed Stratos jump through fun demos and hands-on activities focusing on balloon travel and the properties of air. Free admission. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
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4 Apr 2014 – 6 Apr 2014
Dayton Metro Library Book Sale – April 4 – 6

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The Dayton Metro Library’s Semi-annual Book sale returns to Hara’s East Hall on Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6. Thousands of hardbacks, paperbacks, audio cassettes, CDs, and videos will be available at deeply discounted prices. On Sunday, patrons can purchase all the remaining inventory they can carry for $1. Event hours are Friday, April 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.daytonmetrolibrary.org

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
Family Day: Kites
– Celebrate Spring through fun demos and hands-on activities. Watch fascinating demonstrations of the incredible art of indoor kite flying and build and fly your own kite! Features story time and aerospace demonstration stations. Free admission. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
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May 10 – Herb Day – Ohio Herb Education Center – Gahanna Ohio
Creekside Plaza: 117 Mill Street & Ohio Herb Education Center: 110 Mill Street , 9a-4p.The festival is free and will feature the Herb Information Station with herbal experts, three keynote speakers and herbal demonstrations on the plaza at Creekside, a medicinal herb walk around Creekside Park and a preview to the Gahanna Learning Gardens in conjunction with select Gahanna Jefferson elementary schools.


May 16-17
Space Fest
is a multitude of exciting space-related activities! The museum, Dayton Challenger Learning Center and other partner organizations will offer hands-on activities for all ages, including special appearances by astronauts, a 5K fun run/walk and 1-mile kids’ race, a star-gaze with telescopes, a chance to see the museum’s new space shuttle exhibit, model rocket building and launching, and much more. Admission to most activities is FREE!
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Friday/Saturday Jun 15/16 2014 – Banana Split Festival – Wilmington Ohio

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014
Family Day: Whirlybirds
– Celebrate the anniversary of the first flight of the world’s first practical helicopter by learning about the aircraft that can go backwards, forwards, spin and even hover in place through fun demos and hands-on activities. Free admission. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Saturday/Sunday, Jun 28-29, 2014
Vectren Dayton Air Show www.daytonairshow.com


Friday, July 11 through Saturday, July 19, 2014 – The Three Rivers Festival welcomes Hanning & Bean as our new Title Sponsor! If you’re looking for great events & activities, this is the place for family-friendly fun! It’s Fort Wayne’s biggest summer party since 1969!  Save the date for fun to come!

The Detroit Arrow
JULY 12th & 13th

This summer, steam locomotive no. 765 will operate round-trips each day between Detroit (4200 Allen Road, Allen Park) and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Departing Allen Park at 8AM, passengers will arrive in downtown Fort Wayne at noon to experience the city’s Three Rivers Festival, Indiana’s second largest festival. After disembarking at the elevated railroad station, passengers can enjoy Art in the Park and Crafter’s Market at Freimann Square, downtown midway, food alley, historic Old Fort, and Headwaters Park during the layover.

Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19 and be part of the best Three Rivers Festival Children’s Fest yet!

Jul 13-20 2014
National Model Railroad Association Convention in Cleveland

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014
Family Day: To the Moon
  – Commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing by learning about rocketry and space flight through fun demos and hands-on activities. Free admission. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Friday-Sunday  July 25-27, 2014
Dayton Celtic Festival – www.unitedirishofdayton.org


Saturday/Sunday, Aug 9-10, 2014
Englewood Arts Festival – www.englewood.oh.us

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014
Family Day: National Aviation Day
– Commemorate National Aviation Day (and Orville Wright’s birthday) by learning about aerospace technology and history from 1903 to 2014 and beyond through fun demos and hands-on activities. Free admission. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
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August 22-23rd, 2014
Join us for the largest D-Day Conneaut ever!
Once again D-Day Ohio, Inc. will invade the Lake Erie shores of Conneaut, Ohio, and stage the largest  D-Day (1944) living history reenactment in the country. Featuring nearly 1,000 reenactors from across the US and Canada, spectators witness men, women, and their machines perform a living tribute to the veterans of WWII through dress, mock battles, and living history displays.
Come join us at this Admission FREE event and experience what many call the most realistic and educational D-Day reenactment showcasing the WWII era.
The event occurs within the beautifully kept grounds of Conneaut Township Park, in Conneaut, Ohio. Just off Interstate 90 (Exit 241), 5 miles west of the Pennsylvania border, Conneaut is just about half way between Cleveland Ohio and Erie Pennsylvania. There’s plenty of free parking with speedy shuttles.  *Entry is free but donations of any size are always appreciated.
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Friday, Aug 29, 2014
Giant Scale RC Model Aircraft Air Show
– See daring acrobatics performed by model jets, helicopters and warbirds during a three-day air show of giant scale radio-controlled aircraft on the runway behind the museum. Sponsored by the Dayton Ohio Giant Scalers. Free admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Friday/Saturday/Sunday, Sept 5-7, 2014
Greek Festival – www.daytongreekfestival.com

Friday/Saturday/Sunday Sept. 26-28, 2014
Oktoberfest www.daytonartinstitute.org

Friday/Saturday/Sunday Sept. 26-28, 2014
World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous –
Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in Europe as one of the nation’s premier historical aviation events brings the excitement and adrenaline of early air power to Ohio. The three-day World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous features vintage original and reproduction WWI aircraft, radio-controlled models, era automobiles, period re-enactors and a collector’s show. This flying event is offered by the museum and the Great War Aeroplanes Association. FREE admission and parking.


Sunday 10/12/2014 – 10/12/2014 http://consumer.discoverohio.com/searchdetails.aspx?detail=84839
If you’re a muscle car fan you don’t want to miss the 10th annual Jack Roush Day in Manchester, Ohio.  Racing legend Jack Roush, of Roush Racing, returns to his hometown for a day of festivities and a car show that features hundreds of classic cars. During the day Jack Roush autographs everything from fenders to car hoods and Ford engines.

Address 7021 U.S. 52 Manchester, Ohio 45144 Phone Number(s) Local Number: (937) 549-3628 E-mail Address(es) info@adamscountytravel.org Hours Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Special Hours:  Website(s) Homepage Admission FREE  Parking FREE

Oct 10,11,12 2014




November 1 – 2, 2014
Each November the members of the “Miami Valley” Division 3 of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), Inc., Mid-Central Region sponsor an annual train show. The show is one of many events through which our members experience fellowship, inspiration, knowledge and growth in the pursuit of a creative and rewarding hobby.  Many new things and exhibits are planned for 2014, so make plans to come on out to Hara Arena,