The 33rd Annual Dayton Autumn Festival brought thousands of visitors from the Shenandoah Valley to downtown Dayton, just 10 minutes from campus. 

More than 350 vendors from 12 states lined Main, Mill and College streets, featuring everything from paintings to handmade clothes and crafts to homemade dog treats, soap, fresh flowers, jellies and hot kettle corn. 

Entertainment acts performed throughout the day, including Doug Turner, Heartland, the Shenandoah Valley Chorus and the Walnut Ridge Boys. 

The event also featured a food court area outside of the Main Street gas station selling various carnival food from more than 75 vendors.

In Dayton, you’ll find historic houses, restaurants and the Dayton Farmers Market, an indoor market that houses meat and cheese shops, a toy store, a pretzel shop, coffee shop and various bakeries.