Spring and Summer is festival and event season in Miami County, and 2022 promises to bring a
full calendar of exciting events to the area. By the time these festivals roll around, we will be
ready to celebrate with abandon!
As you look forward to the warmer months and a visit to Miami County, do not miss these fun
events scheduled for the region this year.
Taste of the Arts
Join us for an amazing celebration of the arts! Taste of the Arts is a one-day family-friendly
event celebrating our amazing food and arts community.
Enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, a kid’s activity area, Ohio craft beers and
more. The event will also showcase local restaurants and caterers and their most popular menu
Join us in downtown Piqua on Friday, May 13th from 5 – 9 p.m. for the official kickoff to summer
in Miami County!
This summer is on its way to a fun-filled, festival celebration! We hope you will join us for all of
the fun in Miami County.
Miami County Food Truck Rally & Competition
A full day of food, fun, and fundraising! The Miami County Food Truck Rally and Competition is
a unique event for the Miami County Agricultural Society, held at the Miami County Fairgrounds
on May 21, 2022.
From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., attendees are invited for lunch, dinner, or both! Sample food, shop
small, and enjoy all of the unique offerings from vendors.
This event promises to have something for everyone, from main courses, desserts, or specialty
beverages – there’s a food truck for you!
In addition to the food trucks, there will be an outdoor beer and wine garden with entertainment
provided throughout the day. Admission and parking are free.
Bradford Railroad Heritage Festival
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is a place for all railroad enthusiasts to travel through time
and explore local railroad history through old photos, interactive displays, and other
On June 4th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museum will present the Bradford Railroad Heritage
Festival – a day-long event to celebrate the 130 years of railroad history.
Experience the railroad history exhibits, train layouts, and fun games for the kids, along with
plenty of educational opportunities.
Additionally, Thomas the Train play area, Thomas KiddieTrain, Drone Race, and Kiddie Tractor
Pull will also take place.
Troy Strawberry Festival
The Troy Strawberry Festival has returned for 2022. This year, it’s better than ever! This premier
midwest festival will feature more than 100 arts and crafts vendors and 60+ food vendors in
historic downtown Troy.
For more than 46 years, the Troy Strawberry Festival has been supporting local non-profits. In
fact, each of the food vendors has partnered with a non-profit organization serving Miami
County. Every purchase goes toward raising funds and furthering their specific mission.
On June 4th and 5th, enjoy our local vendors and downtown businesses, as well as sample
delicious food and great music!
On Saturday, enjoy the activities from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Sunday, festivities take place from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Canal Music Festival
Where having fun is mandatory! The Canal Music Fest will take place on June 11th at City Park
in Tipp City, Ohio. This free, family-friendly event has taken place for more than 10 years and
continues to gain momentum.
Gates open at 5 p.m. with the first band kicking off at 6:15 p.m. We are excited to welcome
Head Games—The Foreigner Tribute and local favorite, Stranger.
This is a family-friendly event, so bring the kids and enjoy great food, drinks, and music as well
as the opportunity to gather with old friends. Backpacks and coolers are not allowed, but feel
free to bring a blanket or chair. The show will go on – rain or shine!
We are surely going to rock the park this year!
History Alive at the Johnston Farm
Come experience Living History at its finest! History Alive at Fort Piqua is a historical
reenactment of the timeline from (Pickawillany) – 1862 (Camp Piqua).
A wide variety of demonstrations, activities, reenactments, and more will take visitors on a
historical journey to some of the most exciting times this place has ever seen.
Guests will have the opportunity to tour the Johnston Home, enjoy a canal boat ride, and view
The Johnston home, the Indian and Canal Museum, and the canal boat General Harrison of
Piqua all will help visitors visualize a time long past. This event is presented by Johnson Farm
and Indian Agency, on July 30th and July 31st from noon to 5 p.m.
Museum Open Noon – 5 p.m.
Canal Boats Rides: 12:30, 2:30, & 4:00 p.m.
Johnston Home Tours: 12:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m.
Down A River, Down A Beer
Down A River, Down A Beer is Piqua’s annual riverside craft beer festival that promotes great
beer and encourages appreciation and conservation of the Great Miami River.
Craft beer aficionados can sample tastings from almost 100 craft beers and plenty of delicious
food. The event will take place behind the old Piqua Power Plant on August 13th from 6-9 p.m.
Grab a ticket online purchase from the Mainstreet Piqua website to be mailed to you.
A $5 designated driver ticket will also be available for purchase at the gate.
Tippapalooza Music Festival
Celebrate a weekend at the 9th annual Tippapalooza Music Festival on Saturday, September 3,
2022, at Tipp City Park.
The annual gathering features local Ohio musicians. Past festivals have showcased such Miami
Valley favorites as Seth Canaan and the Carriers, This Pine Box, and A Voice of Your Own.
Proceeds from the festival benefit charities in and around Tipp City. This incredible event will
feature live bands, food trucks, and craft beer.
Admission is $10; children under 12 years of age are free. Bring your lawn chairs and Frisbees.
(No coolers permitted).
As always, check our website, HomeGrownGreat.com for more events! We have so many we can’t list them all here!