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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?

  • WACO 100th Anniversary

    September 7, 2023

     In 1923, WACO Aircraft moved to Troy from Medina, OH. This was the Golden Age of Aviation. After moving to Troy, WACO became the number one manufacturer of civil aircraft in the United States and remained in that spot until shortly before World War II.  During WWII WACO employed 3,000 people and was the largest employer in a five-county area. Often entire families worked for WACO. WACO was and continues to be very important to this area. Today, WACO offers adventure as one of the few places someone can fly in an open cock-pit biplane! WACO has an educational facility

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  • Autumn in Miami County is a wonderful season to enjoy outdoor festivals and events, with its warm days and cool evenings providing the perfect setting for a leisurely stroll. Miami County has a fantastic lineup of fall events that offer a unique experience. You can enjoy historical re-enactments, festivals, and outdoor music performances by top local bands, and witness a gathering of 100 WACO biplanes. We’ve picked out eight of our favorite events that you should definitely check out this fall in Miami County. Fort Rowdy Gathering, Sept. 2-4 History comes alive at this annual gathering in Covington Community Park.

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  • Fort Rowdy Days

    August 24, 2023

    Imagine a bustling, small trading village set in the late 1700s and early 1800s. This is what you step into when you enter the Fort Rowdy Gathering at Covington Community Park. Join the peaceful setting of yesteryear annually on Labor Day weekend! The 208′ long footbridge will carry you across the scenic Stillwater River to the Mountainman Encampments and a true feeling of life of a by-gone era. Enjoy a weekend of authentic demonstrations, homemade food, arts, crafts contests, games, live music, other entertainment, and more! A weekend of fun for the whole family. The 2023 celebration dates and times

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  • Experience the joy of summer and celebrate the greatness of hometown pride at the Miami County Fair. This cherished event, honoring the rich agricultural heritage of Miami County, will take place from Friday, Aug. 11, through Thursday, Aug. 17, and promises an array of attractions for people of all ages, whether from rural or urban backgrounds. Prepare to be captivated as we present six compelling reasons why you should make it a point to visit this year’s Miami County Fair. Fair Food The county fair is a tantalizing occasion for many, where they can indulge in classic fair treats like

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  • Warm Summer nights are made better with live music. Be sure to check out these great concerts in August throughout Miami County. Kyle Eldridge & The Kentucky Cowhand- Prouty Plaza, Troy August 4th @ 7:30pm This vintage style country western band is sure to entertain all in Downtown Troy Friday night. Grab your lawn chairs and enjoy this free concert on a great summer night. Visitor and Eric Jerardi & his Band- Indian Creek Distillery, New Carlisle August 5th @ 5:30pm Come enjoy a fun evening under the stars at Indian Creek Distillery with live music, drinks, and food trucks.

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  • Warm Summer nights are made better with live music. Be sure to check out these great concerts in July throughout Miami County. The Wet Bandits- July 4 @ 7:30pm Treasure Island, Troy Celebrate the 4th of July with the Wet Bandits at Treasure Island in Troy. Enjoy a night of 90s party hits, food trucks, and end of the night fireworks. Just Grape Fun-July 29 @ 3:00pm Old Mason Winery, West Milton Enjoy live music, grape stomping, cornhole, scavenger hunt, and more at Old Mason Winery’s 10th anniversary party! Musician line-up coming soon, follow Old Mason Winery’s facebook for more

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  • Looking for a new place in Miami County to Explore? Look no further! Check out some of the unique outdoor spots in Miami County. Suspension Bridge – Covington Walk over the scenic Stillwater River at Maple Ridge in Covington.  The suspension bridge is a great hike connecting Miami County Parks Maple Ridge and Stillwater Prairie Reserve. Robinson Reserve- Troy The Robinson Reserve consists of a variety of trees, grasses, sedges and other flowering plants surrounding a 1.5 mile gravel walking path. This is a collaborative project between the City of Troy, Miami County Parks District, the Duke Foundation, and the

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  • This summer, downtown Troy will once again welcome a variety of artwork as part of Troy Main Street’s biennial Sculptures on the Square exhibition. This year’s exhibit features 25 sculptures from artists throughout the United States as well as local artwork that will be hung in local businesses. Sculptures on the Square will be running from June 16 – October 2, 2023. The exhibition will kick off on Friday, June 16th with the Sculptures on the Square Opening Celebration. The event will take place at The Rec in downtown Troy and additional activities centered around the theme “Wind and Water”

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  • 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 (preregistration

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  • 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 (soft

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