Stuff yourselves silly at these 10 festivals in August

Sample craft beers from all over the world at AleFest. STAFF FILE PHOTO/JIM WITMER

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Sample craft beers from all over the world at AleFest. STAFF FILE PHOTO/JIM WITMER

Summer festival season isn’t over quite yet! Here are 10 festivals coming up in August dedicated to food and/or culture.

POLISH SUMMER FEST

Aug. 7, 3-9 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m.; Music 5-9 p.m.

Polish Picnic Grounds, 3690 Needmore Road, Dayton

Food, beverages, dancing and live music Duane Malinowski and his polka band. $4 per carload. No coolers permitted.

More info: 937-222-8092 | website

GERMANFEST PICNIC

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GERMANFEST PICNIC

GERMANFEST PICNIC

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GERMANFEST PICNIC

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Aug. 12-14 — 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Dayton Liederkranz Turner, 1400 E. Fifth St., Dayton

Dayton German Club presents the 33rd annual event featuring the exhibition, “Fachwerk Houses: The Fairytale Look of Germany,” authentic German Food including Schnitzel Dinners, brats, metts, German Potato Salad, sauerkraut and desserts, plus new this year - Gürkensalat (cucumber salad). German draft and bottled beer as well as German-style craft beers from Ohio Breweries. Tasting Flights available. Music, children’s entertainment, fashion show, 5K/10K and more. Free. $2 parking.

More info: 937-223-9013 | website

HISPANIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Aug. 20, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

RiverScape MetroPark, 237 E. Monument Ave., Dayton

The 16th annual cultural event features Latin music, food, beer, children’s entertainment, a parade and more. Free.

More info: Website

FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

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SWEET CORN FEST

SWEET CORN FEST

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SWEET CORN FEST

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Aug. 20-21 — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

Community Park, 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn

The 35th annual event that pays homage to sweet corn features children’s entertainment, food vendors with sweet corn of all varieties and more and vendors selling candles, wood items, jewelry, watercolor and oil paintings, and much more. Children’s activities include a train ride, pony rides and inflatable bouncer. Parking and admission are free.

More info: Website

FESTIVAL OF NATIONS

Aug. 20, 2-8 p.m. | Downtown Troy, Public Square

Celebrating nations and cultures from around the world through interactive booths/displays, food, dance, music, story-telling and arts and crafts. Free.

More info: Website

FESTIVAL OF THE VINE

Aug. 20, 3 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. | Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd, Kettering

The Fine Wine and Cool Jazz Festival features free performances by the Mike Wade Quartet and Fo/Mo/Deep and paid concert featuring the Rippingtons with special guests Jonathan Fritzen and Vincent Ingala. Festival is free. Concert at 7 p.m. requires tickets, which are $25 lawn & terrace and $30 orchestra in advance, $30 lawn & terrace, $35 orchestra day of show.

More info: Website

BACON FEST

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BACON FEST

BACON FEST

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BACON FEST

Aug. 21. 3 p.m.| Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The annual event features bacon dishes from a variety of vendors and live music by Flashback Band, the Fries and the Michael Christopher Band. Free.

More info: Website

GREATER DAYTON LEBANESE FESTIVAL

Aug. 26-28 — Friday 6-11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

St. Ignatius of Antioch Maronite Catholic Church, 5915 Springboro Pike, Miami Twp.

Middle Eastern dancing and entertainment, cultural displays, crafts booths and amusement rides for all ages. Authentic Lebanese foods will be available for sale, including Kibbee, Kafta, Beef and Chicken Shawarma (Lebanese gyro), Tabbouli, stuffed grape leaves, hummus dip, homemade Middle Eastern mountain bread with zhatar seasoning; and fresh Lebanese pastries (e.g., baklawa, ghraybeh, nammoura). Free.

More info: Website

DAYTON AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Saturday, Aug. 27, noon-8 p.m.| Island Park, 101 E. Helena St., Dayton

This family-friendly event is designed to bring the richness of the African-American experience to the community through culture, education and music. Free. In connection with this event is a special concert, Gospel Explosion. This concert is presented by the African-American Cultural Festival and will take place at Courthouse Square, Main and Third streets, Dayton. Noon to 6 p.m. Free.

More info: 937-475-2707 | Website

ALEFEST

Saturday, Aug. 27, 3-6 p.m. | Dave Hall Plaza Park, Main and Fourth streets, Dayton

The 18th annual event features craft beer samples from more than 75 featured breweries, including local and national companies. $40 general admission, $60 VIP admission.

More info: Website

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