news dayton days fall festival postponed until oct 8

With Ian looming, Dayton Days fall festival postponed until Oct. 8

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Photo courtesy Dayton Days Facebook page

Add Dayton Days to the list of fall festivals in Virginia making the decision to postpone their event scheduled for this weekend.

“We have made the difficult decision to officially postpone Dayton Days until October 8 due to the forecasted rain this weekend coming from Hurricane Ian,” according to a statement on their Facebook page.

“This was not an easy decision, but we believe it is in the best interest of the vendors and visitors to postpone the festival to the following weekend in hopes of having a better turnout and more pleasant day.

“We realize it is still early and the forecast may change between now and this weekend, but due to logistical concerns and everyone’s travel plans, we had to make a decision today.

“We hope to see many of you on October 8th for a fantastic (and hopefully dry) Dayton Days!!”

Dayton Days is traditionally held on the first Saturday of October in downtown Dayton. Hundreds of vendors set up to display their handmade goods for the one-day festival.

Apple Days in Waynesboro announced yesterday they were postponing their event until Oct. 15-16. The Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach announced today the majority of festivities planned are cancelled due to the potential of tidal flooding.

For more information on Dayton Days, visit their website.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.