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
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.
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