Here at the Miami County Visitors Bureau, we have been blogging about our area for years. And, more importantly, we continue to ask our residents and visitors to blog about their experiences throughout our historic towns as well. For example… did you know that we are part of the longest paved trail system in the country?
May 25, 2023
Berries Rock! The Troy Strawberry Festival is back and better than ever for its first festival since 2019. Located along the banks of the Great Miami River and through downtown Troy, this weekend-long festival will take place Saturday, June 3rd, 10:00am-9:00pm, and Sunday, June 4th, 10:00am-6:00pm. The festival includes over 100 arts and crafts vendors, great food, entertainment, and of course lots of strawberries. There is something for everyone to enjoy! Savor over 50 food and beverage vendors spread throughout downtown Troy. Try a variety of strawberry-based dishes from the classic strawberry donut or shortcake to the more unique strawberry optionsRead More
Lost Creek Zip Line and Climbing Tower!
May 18, 2023
Climb and zipline with the Miami County Parks District at Lost Creek Reserve! This 35 foot tall wooden tower was completed last fall. Features include two rock walls, a cargo net climb, and the 450ft zip line. The tower allows participants to safely enjoy a climbing experience and the adrenaline rush of riding on a zip line. The tower is only open for programs when tower can be staffed and activities can be led by trained Miami County Park District employees. You can find these programs on the parks website HERE. Participants can sign up as dates become available (preregistrationRead More
Taking an art class is a great way to reduce stress, nurture creativity, spend time with family and friends, and meet new people. Because most art classes supply the materials, they’re a great way to try something new without investing a lot in them. As an added benefit, you can create a keepsake that you can take home with you or give to others. Miami County offers a wide array of art classes for both children and adults. You can find it here if you want to try painting, working with clay, glass blowing, knitting, or other arts. Some studiosRead More
Cinco de Mayo: Fiery Foods of Miami County
May 4, 2023
An annual holiday, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated every year on May 5th. This day is to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire known as the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. What better way to celebrate than to go out for some Mexican food and margaritas? Miami County has plenty of restaurants to choose from with delicious food… so good luck deciding on just one! Agave & Rye 2 N. Market St., Troy Located on the square in Downtown Troy and known for their “epic everything,” Agave & Rye is more than just a tacoRead More
It’s Almost Festival Time In Miami County!
April 27, 2023
Summer is fast approaching—and that means the kickoff to many homegrown, outdoor events. Local festivals offer a great way to get together with family and friends and to enjoy food, activities and entertainment. Miami County offers many festivals and events that will bring smiles and fun. Each one offers a unique experience. Here are some upcoming events in Miami County. Taste of the Arts, Piqua, May 12 This evening event is a great way to kick off summertime fun in Miami County. Stroll downtown Piqua during the family-friendly Taste of the Arts and enjoy food and live entertainment. Children’s activitiesRead More
April 20, 2023
Looking for a new space for your next wedding, meeting or event? Look no further! When the Park District envisioned Heritage Hall they wanted it to be more than just a building for the community. The purpose of the project was to create a space that combines rustic charm with modern technology. A place where people can learn, celebrate, and gather. This 5,361 square foot event venue accommodates 150 people in banquet-style seating with up to 250-person capacity for presentations or other entertainment. Exposed wooden timbers showcase the vaulted ceiling giving it a spacious feel while the high-speed internet and audiovisualRead More
Planes, Trains, Boats, and Automobiles!
April 13, 2023
Miami County is rich in transportation history, and it tells a story of innovation and expansion. Beginning with the construction of the Miami and Erie Canal from 1825-1845 and the introduction of the railroad to the area in 1857 to biplanes in the early 1900s and the release of the original Ford Mustang in 1964, Miami County is proud of its history and heritage and the people who have impacted our forward progress. Johnston Farm & Indian Agency Experience a different kind of boat ride on the General Harrison at Johnston Farm. The General Harrison is one of a handful ofRead More
We All Scream For Ice Cream!
April 6, 2023
Miami County ice cream shops are opening for the season! Check out just a few of the local favorite spots to grab a frozen treat. Sweet Treats- Covington Located in downtown Covington, Sweet Treats, your one-stop shop for all your cravings! Starting as a trailer in a parking lot, Sweet Treats has been locally owned for 16 years and now has a permanent location right next to where they started. Ducky’s Snowballs and Ice Cream-Troy Now open for the season! Ducky’s offers Hershey’s ice cream, soft serve, quackwich (donut stuffed with ice cream pictured above), milkshakes, and Louisiana snowballs (softRead More
DORA, The Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area
March 30, 2023
The DORA, Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, gives you the opportunity to have a drink and browse some of your favorite shops in Tipp City, Troy, and Piqua. Come and enjoy a drink and time with friends in three of our beautiful downtown communities. Some general rules for DORA participants include, that you must be at least 21 years of age or older to participate and purchase alcohol. You cannot bring outside beverages or beverages bought at one establishment to another alcohol selling establishment. All beverages being consumed must be in a DORA-approved cup within the boundaries of the DORA. DowntownRead More
What to Do on a Rainy Day in Miami County…
March 23, 2023
A little rain now and then comes with each new Spring season. Don’t let that stop you from getting out and enjoying something new and fun! Here in Miami County, we have many great rainy-day activities for you to try! Miami County Libraries The library is the perfect rainy-day activity. Enjoy all the activities and fun that your local library provides. There are study and meeting spaces, computers, printing services and programs for all ages and so much more. It’s educational and free! Kids will have fun with a variety of toys, puzzles and of course, books! There is alwaysRead More