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October
4

Pumpkins just shout fall fun. Here are some of the best (and most inventive ways) you can use pumpkins this fall.

If it's October, then you know it's pumpkin season. Everywhere we turn, there are pumpkin foods, decor, and crafts — in shops, on front porches, at the kids' schools, and of course, in the house you found from Beavercreek homes for sale. No doubt your family can't wait to see what kind of pumpkin wizardry you'll come up with this year, so let's not disappoint them. Here are several novel projects our REALTORS®  have sourced from bloggers, designers, decorators, and artisans to bring out the best in those lovely pumpkins, gigantic or mini, you're bringing home this year.

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January
4

Winter Weather Hiking - Beavercreek, OH | Wright-Patt Realty

Oh, the weather outside isn't too frightful. In fact, our REALTORS ® love the winter season around Beavercreek. The white snow peacefully blankets our favorite green spaces, inviting us to see a new side to our most traveled trails. Are you looking to get a breath of fresh air in this winter wonderland? Then lace up your boots and enjoy the winter weather on a hike at one of these trails around Beavercreek.

  1. Creekside Reserve — 761 Factory Rd., Beavercreek, OH 45434
    If you've toured any of our Beavercreek homes for sale, then you've probably seen the Little Beaver Creek and Beaver Creek waters flowing downstream. They converge right outside of the aptly named Creekside Reserve. This is known as one of the most beautiful outdoor areas, not only in Beavercreek, but in all of Ohio. The hiking trails will take you through meadows and forests, placing you right alongside the serene Little Beaver Creek.

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December
7

Christmas Tree Farms - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

Thanksgiving is in the rearview and our REALTORS® are thankful that we can finally put up our Christmas trees. An artificial tree is a convenient decoration to have on hand but there's just nothing like picking, cutting, and displaying a real Christmas tree in your home. If you're struggling to find the perfect tree, we recommend visiting these Christmas tree farms around Beavercreek.

October
26

Beavercreek Area Restaurants for Dessert - Wright-Patt Realty

Doesn't it seem like many holidays are just an excuse to enjoy food? Get straight to the point on Wednesday, October 14 by celebrating Dessert Day. Stop in for a sugar rush at one of these great shops and bakeries around Beavercreek recommended by our REALTORS®.

  • Chantilly Cream Dessert Shop - 407 W. Main St., Fairborn, OH 45324
    Just the name Chantilly Cream Dessert Shop is enough to make you drool. For more than 25 years, Chantilly Cream has been turning out homemade European-style tortes, cobblers, cakes, pies, and tarts. Each day, a selection of specialty desserts are sold by the slice so you can satisfy that craving for sweets. Can't live by dessert alone? Pick up some of their $20 Wednesday comfort-food dinners to go after a day of viewing Fairborn homes for sale. Chantilly Cream opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Sunday, with extended hours on Wednesday until 6:30 p.m.

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October
12

Fall Family Fun - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

Halloween is almost here, and that means it's time for some fall-themed family fun. This includes carving pumpkins, going on hayrides, and finding the area's best corn mazes!

We love the holiday season in the Beavercreek area! Our REALTORS® always enjoy exploring local festivals and area pumpkin patches so they can share their best finds with new residents. Here are a few that they recommend visiting this year. 

  • Lucas Bros. Fall Fest 2020: 3229 Ferry Rd., Bellbrook, OH 45305
    Lucas Bros. Fall Fest is a fun, family-friendly event that runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from September 25th through November 1st. Some of the activities you'll find here include a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, farm animal interactions, and a free straw maze. If you have some time to spare, plan to take a hayride through the woods, and get lost in the almost 5-acre corn maze. 

    This picturesque farm is a short drive from Kettering, Springboro, and the surrounding Dayton area. It's also not far from some of the best Bellbrook homes for sale.

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September
21

Fall Apples - Wright-Patt Realty

Feel that crispness in the autumn air? That's a sign that apples, everyone's favorite fall treat, are at their peak. Our REALTORS® find the best Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, and other delicious apple varieties to purchase at these delightful orchards around Beavercreek homes for sale

  1. Peifer Orchards - 450 US 68 N., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
    Family-owned Peifer Orchards started in 1994 with 200 apple trees kept as a hobby. Flash-forward to 2020, where the now-3,000-tree orchard supplies a full-service farm market just minutes from Yellow Springs homes for sale. Along with apples, peaches, berries, and other fresh produce, Peifer Orchards offers fresh-pressed apple cider, jams and preserves, local honey, and Ohio maple syrup. Have fun picking your own apples each weekend through the end of October. Visit the website for the current crop report. Peifer Orchards is open daily from June through December.

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August
10

Staycation - Homeowners - Wright-Patt Realty

Summer vacations are looking a bit different this year, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy them! Instead of making travel plans, many of our REALTORS® are getting creative and planning fun staycations. 

Since so many Beavercreek homes have beautiful backyards, a few simple updates can make your outdoor space feel like a relaxing getaway. Need some inspiration? Take a look at these tips! 

  • Light it Up
    The right illumination can make a huge difference. You'll immediately elevate your backyard space by hanging string lights, adding solar lanterns, or installing landscape lighting. Give the area extra ambiance by adding a fire pit or placing some candles around your seating area.

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July
13

Ice Cream Shops - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in July, which falls on July 19 this year. It's the perfect excuse to indulge in your favorite flavor or discover a new one as you look for Beavercreek homes for sale this summer.

Check out the following five Beavercreek area destinations where you can cool off with a delicious cone:

  • Jubie's Creamery - 471 W. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, OH 45324 
    Treat yourself to premium ice cream or soft custard at Jubie's Creamery, located near Fairborn homes for sale. They're made in small batches and come in flavors like red velvet cake, salty caramel crunch, and funfetti cake batter. If you'd like to try something other than a cup or cone, you can create your own sundae, cookie sammie, parfait, blast, or premium shake. And if you're looking for a non-dairy option, you'll find several at Jubie's, including German chocolate.

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July
6

Camping - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

There is a lot to be said for fresh air and sunshine. If you are feeling a bit couped up and ready to break out of quarantine, our REALTORS® recommend packing the family up and heading for the hills. There are plenty of fabulous campgrounds within a short drive from Beavercreek where the whole family can stretch their legs and relax.

  • Frontier Campground - 9580 Collett Rd, Waynesville, OH 45068
    Got an RV in the driveway that you want to break in for the season? The Frontier Campground is open for business and ready for you to pull in. You can also set yourself up in one of the many cabins they offer. You can drop a line into Spring Valley Wildlife Lake, enjoy a bike ride down the Little Miami Scenic Trail, and much more while you are there.

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April
27

Sunday Drives Around Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

Who doesn't love a relaxing weekend drive? Whether you've got a car packed full with family or you're taking your motorcycle on the open road, cruising around the Beavercreek area is the perfect way to get some fresh air and discover the hidden gems around town. Here are a few drives near Dayton that our REALTORS® think you'll enjoy on a sunny, Sunday afternoon.

  • Miami & Erie Canal Scenic Byway
    A 50-mile stretch running north to south, the Miami & Erie Canal Scenic Byway can be enjoyed starting in Piqua and heading north to Delphos. One of the highlights of this jaunt is passing by Lake Loramie State Park, a perfect place to pull over and rest for lunch. We love this route because it offers an opportunity to explore fantastic off-the-beaten-path places like the city of St. Marys. Because the route was constructed parallel to the Miami & Erie Canal, there are plenty of opportunities for boaters, nature-lovers, and fishermen to enjoy the waterways surrounding the byway.

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March
9

Spring Break Bucket List - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

Are you ready to say goodbye to winter, and hello to the beauty of spring in Ohio? Our REALTORS® are right there with you! Now is the perfect time to start planning for a fun spring break, and perhaps knock a few items off of your bucket list in the process. Enjoy the wonders of nature, get in touch with aviation history, and savor a delicious treat along the way. It's all on our list of five things for your spring break bucket list in the Beavercreek area.

  1. Explore a Museum: Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, 2380 Memorial Road, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
    The Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, where the Wright brothers tested their early flying machines, is a true slice of Ohio history close to Fairborn homes for sale. Located on the grounds of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Interpretive Center details the work of the Wright brothers, starting with the building of the first practical airplane during the "flying seasons" of 1904 and 1905. The Interpretive Center is a great place to learn about the history of the Wright Brothers in Ohio, and all of the great work that has taken place at Wright-Patterson AFB ever since.

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February
17

Visiting the Air Force Museum - Fairborn, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

Our fascination with flying dates back to the ancient Greeks, who immortalized this desire in the myth of Icarus and his waxed wings. Dreams became reality in 1903, when the Wright Brothers made their historic flight at Kitty Hawk.

In addition to its commercial applications, aviation is a vital part of our country's defense system in the Air Force branch of the Armed Forces. Get an up-close look at its fascinating history, heritage, and traditions with a visit to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, just minutes from Fairborn homes for sale.

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January
20

Breakfast Restaurants - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

Some call them hotcakes, others call them flapjacks — we just call them delicious! January 28th is National Blueberry Pancake Day and our REALTORS® are hungry for a syrupy stack of delicious fruity flapjacks. If you've got a hunger for hearty hotcakes, order a buttery batch from one of these Beavercreek breakfast spots.

  1. The Blue Berry Café — 72 Bellbrook Plz., Bellbrook, OH 45305
    Of course, the first place you need to visit on National Blueberry Pancake Day is The Blue Berry Café. They ask that all customers call ahead at least 30 minutes before they arrive to guarantee a cozy seat — since it's National Blueberry Pancake Day, consider reserving your spot a bit earlier! Dive into an order of "Big As Your Plate" blueberry pancakes and enjoy the best blueberries in town! Before you leave, peruse their retail store called The Blue Tique and pickup some blueberry-based keepsakes to display in one of the Bellbrook homes for sale you that fall in love with.

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January
6

Game Stores Around Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

Do you love gaming and want to connect with others who share your passions? Whether you're into tabletop games, role-playing, video games, or simply meeting other gamers, you can find everything you seek at local small businesses close to Beavercreek homes for sale. Build a deeper connection with your favorite games and meet some new, like-minded friends in the process. Our REALTORS® know that gamers will rejoice when they visit these 4 top gaming destinations located near Beavercreek.

  • Dragon's Guildhall - 3899 Indian Ripple Road, Suite E, Beavercreek, OH 45440
    If you love board games, card games, or tabletop RPGs, then you'll feel right at home in the spacious halls of the Dragon's Guildhall, located in Beavercreek. The Dragon's Guildhall is the place to be if you're shopping for gear for your favorite games and also has plenty of tables where you can bring your friends to game in the store.

    There are regular tournaments for popular card games like Magic: The Gathering, all run by a friendly, helpful staff that is always ready to help you enjoy the best games both new and old. Are you new to tabletop gaming, or interested in learning a game you haven't played before? No problem! The Dragon's Guildhall offers learn-to-play sessions, where you can pick up the basics on a variety of the most popular games.

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December
2

Woodland Lights - Wright-Patt Realty

Every year around the end of November, Dayton's Countryside Park is transformed into a wonderland of lights, holiday scenes, and family-friendly attractions. The Woodland Lights holiday festival is always one of the year's most anticipated events in Washington Township, with visitors coming from far and wide to see the spectacular sights.

For local families, the holidays just wouldn't be the same without a trip to the festival. Our REALTORS® are ready to celebrate the season, and we've got all the details on what to expect from Woodland Lights this year.

Celebrate the Holidays at Woodland Lights

Dates: Weekends November 22 – December 1, Daily December 6 – December 23

Location: Countryside Park – 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Dayton, OH 45459

  • Experience an Enchanting Local Tradition
    Whether you're still shopping for Washington Township homes for sale or you're already a long-time resident, events like Woodland Lights provide a perfect chance to build a deeper connection with the community. The month-long Woodland Lights festival has been a local tradition for many years and only seems to get better with each holiday season. Every year, thousands of people visit Countryside Park to get in the holiday spirit.

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October
7

Beavercreek Pumpkin Patches - Wright-Patt Realty

Poor Linus wouldn't have to wait so long for the Great Pumpkin if he moved into one of the beautiful Beavercreek homes for sale. Find the perfect jack-o-lantern or holiday table centerpiece at these great pumpkin patches around Beavercreek.

  • Katie's Pumpkin Barn - 2128 New Germany Trebein Road, Xenia, OH 45385
    The family team behind Katie's Pumpkin Barn started out 22 years ago selling pumpkins from their driveway not far from Xenia homes for sale. Today mom Laurie works the field while daughter Katie handles the barn. Try your hand solving the puzzle of the all-ages corn maze added this year. Whenever possible, the farm animals will be outside the barn for feeding and photo opportunities. Katie's is open 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily until the end of October.

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September
3

Beavercreek Popcorn Festival - Wright-Patt Realty

Summer is drawing to a close in Greene County, but that doesn't mean all the fun is over for the year. In fact, our REALTORS® are still looking forward to one of our favorite events of the year—the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival.

This annual tradition has become a treasured local event, and we can't wait to see what this year's festival brings. Here's what you can expect from the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival in 2019!

A Beavercreek Tradition

The Beavercreek Popcorn Festival has been going strong for more than 30 years and has become the event that many Ohioans look forward to all summer long. And since parts of the 2018 Popcorn Festival were unexpectedly canceled due to stormy weather, the 2019 iteration of the event is more hotly anticipated than ever!

Taking place the weekend after Labor Day (September 7th and 8th, 2019), the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival offers two full days packed with live entertainment, games, vendors, activities for the whole family, and lots of food and drink. And it probably goes without saying that if you like popcorn, you'll love this festival. 

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July
1

Green County Fairs and Festivals - Wright-Patt Realty

Summer in Greene County is a wonderful time to explore local communities and enjoy some of the biggest local events of the year. From fantastic 4th of July celebrations to the legendary Greene County Fair and the flavorful Kickin' Chicken Wings Fest, there's truly something for every resident and visitor to enjoy.

Whether you're new to the area or a long-time resident, these events are the ideal chance to see what makes life in Greene County so special. Our REALTORS® are ready for summer fun, and we've got the details on three great events coming to Greene County this summer.

Family-Friendly Festivities Around Greene County

  • City of Beavercreek 4th of July Parade & Fireworks – Rotary Park, 2260 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek | 6 - 10:30 p.m. July 4
    You won't have to travel far from Beavercreek homes for sale to enjoy a memorable, family-friendly 4th of July celebration. The City of Beavercreek 4th of July Parade & Fireworks bookend a full day of fun in the city. Start your evening by taking in the parade which starts at 6 p.m., featuring appearances from local non-profit organizations, businesses, clubs, and neighborhood groups. Once the parade is complete, head over to Rotary Park, where you'll find a full evening of family fun. The party at the park features live entertainment throughout the evening, great food, and a children's play area packed with entertaining activities. Close out the evening with a truly spectacular fireworks show at 10 p.m.—the perfect way to cap off a day of patriotic fun in Beavercreek.

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June
10

Fishing Areas Around Beavercreek - Wright-Patt Realty

National Go Fishing Day is coming up on June 18th, and if you ever needed an extra excuse to cast a line in the Beavercreek area, this is it! You'll find some truly extraordinary fishing opportunities nearby, and our REALTORS® have a few ideas if you're looking for a place to do some fishing near Beavercreek, Ohio this summer. 

  1. Dominick Lofino Park - 640 Grange Hall Road, Beavercreek, OH
    Just a short drive from numerous Beavercreek homes for sale, this quiet park is a perfect place for a family fishing trip. The seven-acre lake at Dominick Lofino Park offers an abundance of bass and panfish, with ample access including a fishing platform and a trail along the shore. The park also offers a playground and picnic area and hosts an annual kids' fishing derby every spring, which is free to enter and offers a great opportunity to introduce the next generation to the sport of fishing.  

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May
20

 

Beavercreek Area Bike Trails-Wright-Patt Realty

The pleasant weather of spring provides the perfect excuse to explore all of the outdoor attractions around the Beavercreek area, including the area's many parks, trails, and scenic spots. So why not explore on two wheels, and enjoy a great workout in the process?

May is National Bike Month, an annual event encouraging everyone to enjoy the fun and healthy lifestyle that comes with regular bike rides. Riding a bike is an excellent way for residents and visitors of all ages to explore all the natural beauty that the Beavercreek area has to offer, and you'll find no shortage of local trails where you can enjoy a ride.

Our REALTORS® have the details on some of the best trails in the Beavercreek area where you can celebrate National Bike Month this year.

Beavercreek Area Bike Trails

  1. Dayton-Kettering Connector – Riverscape MetroPark to Hempstead Station Road
    Travel through a number of scenic local communities, passing both Kettering homes for sale and Oakwood homes for sale, as you explore the Dayton-Kettering Connector Trail. Clocking in at 7.1 miles, the Dayton-Kettering Connector features sections of paved trails along with shared roadways. Part of the trail follows the same route as a local, historic rail line, which carried goods and people from nearby communities to Dayton. In addition to seeing the sights, this is a great trail if you like to use your bike to commute between local communities.

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May
6

Mother's Day in Beavercreek-Wright-Patt Realty

Mother's Day is an excellent opportunity to show the important women in your life just how much you care. While most Moms will tell you they don't want a gift, there are lots of ways to spoil her on her special day. Use these recommendations from our REALTORS® to help inspire you to plan the perfect Mother's Day. 

  1. Chocolates from Signature Confections: 3565 Kemp Road, Beavercreek
    When you want to "wow" someone special, you can't go wrong with the gourmet chocolates at Signature Confections. They're both aesthetically pleasing and inarguably delicious. Choose an assortment of dark, milk, and white chocolate treats and make sure to pick up a few of their uniquely flavored chocolate bars. 

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April
22

Beavercreek Bookstores-Wright-Patt Realty

Do you love curling up with a good book and immersing yourself in an amazing story? Then join our REALTORS® as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! We invite you to share in our love of reading on April 27th by discovering your new favorite book at one of the fantastic independent bookstores located around Beavercreek, Kettering, and Dayton. Whether you're looking for a page-turning thriller or a heartwarming tale, there is a world of wonder waiting for you on the shelves of these cherished independent bookstores.

  1. Books & Co. – 4453 Walnut St., Beavercreek, OH 45440
    There is no such thing as "too many books," which is why Books & Co. has taken the opportunity to expand its offering of novels and gifts. Stop by on Independent Bookstore Day and check out their reorganized store. Want to share your love of reading with the whole family? Every Saturday, Books & Co. hosts a storytime for kids that features books, songs, and crafts. Independent Bookstore Day is the perfect time to instill a passion for reading in your young one, while supporting your local community full of wonderful Beavercreek homes for sale.

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March
18

Kettering Recreation Complex-Wright-Patt Realty

No matter your athletic interests, age, fitness level, or schedule, there are a ton of great ways to enjoy a workout or participate in your favorite recreational activities in the Kettering area. The Kettering Recreation Complex offers extensive fitness facilities, an aquatic center, ice skating, a track, gymnasium, nursery, senior center, and so much more. It's also a popular gathering place for the community, with extended hours that make it easy to plan visits that fit your schedule.

Our REALTORS® know the Kettering community, and we've got the inside scoop on how residents of all ages can enjoy the facilities at the Kettering Recreation Complex.

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March
4

Recreation for Kids-Wright-Patt Realty

If your family includes children of different ages, it's difficult to find entertainment that satisfies all of them. Families in Huber Heights and Washington Township love the convenient access to a wide range of activities appealing to everyone. Our REALTORS® recommend two of the more popular facilities for family fun.

Get Air Huber Heights

Jumping on a trampoline creates a sense of freedom that puts a smile on anyone's face. The Main Court at Get Air Huber Heights , located at 6020 Chambersburg Road, includes thousands of square feet of side-by-side trampolines so everyone can jump to their heart's content.

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January
28

Oakwood Cooking School - Wright-Patt Realty

If you've been busy visiting the many gorgeous Oakwood homes for sale, you might have found yourself eating out more often than you would like. While there are plenty of great dining options in the Oakwood area, there's nothing quite like a home-cooked meal.

Whether you're a bonafide foodie or kitchen-challenged, learning new cooking skills is a fun and rewarding way to spend your time. That's why our REALTORS® love taking classes at The Little City Cooking School.

Located in a 1926 home in Oakwood, this intimate cooking school is the perfect way to spend a date night or girl's night out. Here's what you can expect during your culinary adventure.

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