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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?
  • Miami County is home to a number of exciting theaters and entertainment venues. Whether you’re looking for an exciting concert, a heartwarming play, or creative art classes, you’ll definitely find it in Miami County. Here are three incredible venues to get you started: Troy Civic Theatre Since openings its doors in 1965, the Troy Civic Theatre has provided the community with a plethora of memorable performances. Both veterans and newcomers grace the stage in four fantastic shows each season. Troy Civic Theatre is also proud to be an active part of the community, encouraging local playwrights to bring their creations to

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  • Tour De Donut & Buckeye Donut Dash 5k August 24, 2019 The Tour De Donut can only be described as a unique bicycle event, where your ability to eat donuts is just as important as your ability to ride your bicycle fast! Not to mention that it is the largest single-day bicycle event in Ohio! The event is a mass start timed ride where riders visit donut stops and eat donuts. For each donut the rider eats during the ride (and keeps down) they have 5 minutes deducted from their ride time. Anyone can participate, whether you want to ride

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  • It’s a sizzling summer for the Tipp City, Troy, West Milton and Piqua music scene in August 2019 as these exciting festivals take place throughout the month. A Celebration of Music and Art at the Miami Valley Music Fest Head to the Troy Eagles Campground (2252 Troy-Urbana Rd., Troy) for the 14th annual Miami Valley Music Fest, Friday, August 9 at 4 p.m. through Sunday, August 11, 2019, at noon. This rousing celebration of music and art showcases the region’s best musicians and supports local charities. The festival lineup includes: Seth Canaan and the Carriers are a three-piece indie rock

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  • This summer, it really is hard to get away from the oppressive heat. Just last week, Miami County was sweltering from some of the hottest weather in more than a decade. Air temps of 102 degrees, and “Feels Like” temps of 108 degrees. Temporary “cool shelters” were being announced, and even some events were negatively affected by the weather. So, where can people in Miami County beat the heat? Troy Aquatic Park 460 W STAUNTON RD, TROY, OH 45373 Daily Pass Age 60 + $4.00 Age 6-59 $6.00 Age 3-5 $3.00 This is the perfect place for families of all

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  • Miami County Fair August 9-15, 2019. Get ready to celebrate Miami County’s rich agricultural heritage. The Miami County Fair is a timeless tradition that provides a bit of country for over 100,00 visitors each and every year. This family favorite consists of a week of competitions, food, entertainment, food, harness racing, food, art exhibits, food, midway rides, and of course FOOD! There is something for everyone to see, enjoy and experience at the Miami County Fair. Children of all ages have the best time at the fair. Imagine the look of excitement in a child’s eyes when they first see

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  • If you haven’t heard this, let us tell you that Piqua, Ohio is one heck of a rockin’ place! For several years, Piqua has hosted the ROCK PIQUA Music Series which features regional artists and a variety of music genres. This year is no exception! On July 20th at 8pm, Rock Piqua brings you the Eric Sowers Band. Eric is now one of the fastest rising stars in the country scene in Ohio and continues to gain ground in Nashville and across the United States. Eric’s edgy liquid like voice, charismatic smile along with the band’s musicianship and stage presence,

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  • Wondering what’s going on here in Miami County? Consider some of these great ideas on how to spend your time when you visit us. How to spend time in Miami County… Be sure to check out Sculptures on the Square in downtown Troy. These expressions of reality by master sculptor Seward Johnson are easy to confuse as real people, the sculptures are so lifelike! Take a picture of you and Marilyn in front of the Mayflower Arts Center or grab a hotdog from the vendor outside K’s diner. The sculptures will only be around for a short time. Get here

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  • This is our story…our opportunity to show you the one-of-a-kind adventures, perfectly preserved historic downtowns with delicious restaurants and amazing local shops and welcoming community you’ll find the moment you enter beautiful Miami County. Watch and listen as you are taken on a journey, so many new discoveries await you.

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  • Since 2003, Troy Main Street and its partners, have championed a variety of extraordinary art exhibits to the downtown Troy area.  It all started with a vision of curating an exhibit of life-size sculptures by Seward Johnson.  From this, Sculptures on the Square was formed, and its mission continues as it introduces outdoor art to residents and visitors.  Beginning June 14, 2019, you can witness the excitement for yourself. As visitors begin their journey around Troy’s downtown area, they will come upon kids playing Frisbee or a couple drinking coffee.  They will venture upon someone enjoying the outdoors while reading

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  • Contributed by Deann Bechtol Communications Coordinator Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau This year’s National Travel and Tourism week ends on a note about how travel impacts America’s Families. Family vacations are some of the fondest memories of childhood: 62% of adults say their earliest memories are of family trips, which shows the lasting impact vacations can have. Whether a trip is out of state or 30 minutes from home, for many families, it doesn’t matter where they travel as long as they are together. – Sarah Shields, Director, Industry Communications, U.S. Travel Association. That being said, I am so delighted to share some

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