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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?
  • Festive holiday markets, glittering windows, and the fun of finding that perfect gift – it’s what the season lives for! In Miami County, we are all about fueling our local businesses and supporting those who give so much to the community. Shopping local and shopping small keeps our local communities and businesses alive. Whether it’s a one-of-a-kind art piece or a gift card to a restaurant, there’s something for everyone on your list. Add these events to your calendar for fun and successful weekends of holiday shopping in Miami County. Holiday Shopping and Markets in Miami County Enchanted Wonderland Weekend

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  • Best of Dayton Contest!

    October 24, 2022

    Every year Dayton Magazine hosts the “Best of Dayton” competition. The Best of Dayton is a celebration and competition between the top establishments within the Greater Dayton area. This includes businesses and establishments in Miami County! We are happy to be nominated in so many wonderful categories! Voting is OPEN until November 1st. Take a moment and vote for your Miami County favorites in each category! Vote using this link: https://www.thedaytonmagazine.com/best-of-dayton/ Antiques: Midwest Memories Clothing: Echo Boutique Fast Casual (Food): REU Juicery Fresh Catch (Seafood: Smith’s Boathouse Patio Dining: Smith’s Boathouse Pizza: Marion’s Piazza Mexican: La Fiesta Subs: Submarine House

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  • Lift Your Spirits!

    October 20, 2022

    From unique attractions, historic downtowns, events, outdoor adventure, and more, Miami County has something for everyone. Explore our array of standout beverage and food options sure to satisfy. Home to the oldest working copper pots in the country, Indian Creek Distillery is the place to be for whiskey and history lovers alike. Owned and operated by the family’s sixth generation,  Indian Creek is keeping the traditional ways of Ohio whiskey both in their recipes and distilling techniques. Another classic option is Hayner Distilling Co., a staple in Miami County since the late 1800’s. Today they are back and better than

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  • Looking for family-fun entertainment for Halloween? Miami County has you covered! From trick-or-treating to corn mazes and even educational events, there is something for everyone this spooky season. Skip the haunted houses and scary scenes and fill your calendar with more treats than tricks! We’ve gathered five fun, festive events hosted across Miami County. Add these to your calendar, gather the family, and have a blast this Halloween season. Haunted Woods Enjoy a family-friendly evening at Brukner Nature Center. This fright-free, educational event is held entirely outdoors. A trail guide will lead you through the woods, down a luminary-lit trail,

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  • Looking for that one specific candy? Whether it’s for nostalgia or something entirely new, check out these candy shops in Miami County to find that perfect treat! Grandpa Joe’s- Troy  Feel like a kid again at Grandpa Joe’s candy shop in Downtown Troy! Home to the world famous Candy Buffet and housing over 250 different candy bars from all over the world, Grandpa Joes is filled wall to wall with candies, toys, and sodas for you to enjoy. This & That’s Candy on Main- Piqua Find all your favorites at This & That’s Candy On Main! This local candy shop

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  • Let’s go antiquing through Miami County! Antiquing is an art form for many people and tells a story of times gone by. Around here, we are all about preserving the past while looking forward to the future. Antiquing is a fun way to find new things, create new projects, and add a little character to your home. Many people spend hours crafting their antiquing strategies and mapping out the best plans, but we did the leg work for you! We rounded up a few of the most unique spots in Miami County for antiquing. While all unique in their own

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  • Looking for a fun fall activity? Miami County is the place to be! Check out just a few of our fun fall festivities. Apple Gathering Day September 17th, 2022 Come enjoy the seventh annual Apple Gathering Day at The Pink House Orchard in West Milton from 10:00am-4:00pm. Check out a variety of vendors, food, music, and of course apples! Tipp City Mum Festival September 23rd-25th, 2022 Get ready for a fun-filled weekend at the Tipp City Mum Fest in downtown Tipp City. Enjoy the Annual Cruise-In, 5K Run, food, vendors, Little Miss and Mr. Mum,  music from local favorite Zak

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  • Looking for the picture-perfect spot for your next photoshoot? Here are some great natural backdrops in the Miami County Parks! Charleston Falls  Charleston Falls is the most visited nature park in Miami County! This park offers over 216 acres of prairie and forests as well as a waterfall, Miami County’s own Miniature Niagara, perfect for pictures. Suspension Bridge The Suspension Bridge was completed in 2021, connecting Maple Ridge and Stillwater Prairie Reserve. The bridge crosses the scenic Stillwater River and provides a beautiful, picturesque place for you to enjoy. Hobart Urban Nature Preserve With over 2 miles of trails and

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  •   Getting dressed for the best day of your life… So far. Everything you need to make your day perfect is right here in Miami County. Looking your best for the big day is easy here in Miami County. We’ve got you covered! Modern on Market Ladies a must-stop for bridal gowns is Modern on Market in downtown Troy. This boutique is inspired by chic, modern styles, perfect for a bride of elegance, zest, and edge. You won’t be disappointed in the variety of choices here. Barclays For the gentlemen looking for a classic style and custom service, Barclays in downtown Piqua

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  • Made In Miami County

    August 25, 2022

    Miami County is full of creative people whose products are available for purchase all around the county. Check out some locally sourced products at these Miami County fan favorite shops! Rosebud’s Real Food– Piqua Real food, real simple. Rosebuds Real Food offers a variety of gluten-free, all-natural, organic seasoning mixes, honey-sweetened fruit butters, locally raised meat and produce, bread, and more! Located in downtown Piqua, and grown in Covington, these spices and products are homegrown and amazingly delicious. Winans Chocolates and Coffee– Piqua Handmade the same way for generations, Winans is your best resource for premium chocolates! They also source and

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