Think pink! Rosé is the theme for a new summer festival

Visitors are encouraged to ‘wear pink, drink pink!’

A new rosé-themed summer event will have Daytonians thinking pink.

Rosé All DAYton, a picnic-style festival, will be held at Patterson Homestead, 1815 Brown St., Saturday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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“Rosé is fresh and new and trendy,”  which helped inspire the inaugural event with planning help from Heidelberg Distributing Co., said Lauryn Bayliff, director of community development for Dayton History.

Visitors are encouraged to wear pink as they spend an afternoon tasting a variety of rosé beverages, strolling the lawn of the historic Dayton site and listening to live music.

Credit: Jim Witmer

Credit: Jim Witmer

Rosé is no longer just for wine. A variety of rosé cider and rosé beer will be for purchase and for traditional tastes there will also be Michelob ULTRA that is dyed pink.

Samples will cost $1 and full glasses will range from $5 to $7.

Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to take part in the summer picnic atmosphere. Food trucks including Harvest Mobile Cuisine, Twisted Taco and Son of a Biscuit will be on site.

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Live music will be performed by local musician BJSR and singer-songwriter MAX.

Clash Dayton, a downtown boutique, will sell clothing from its lines and Furst Florist and Ohio Henna by Lily will be among the one-of-a-kind vendors.

Credit: Photo credit: NCR Archive at the

Credit: Photo credit: NCR Archive at the

Proceeds from the event benefit Dayton History, a private, non-profit organization established to preserve, share, and celebrate the region’s history and the Oakwood Historical Society.

Tours of Patterson Homestead, a historic Federal-style home where generations of Pattersons were raised, including NCR founder John H. Patterson, will take place during the event.

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“We’re excited about using Patterson Homestead for an outdoor festival,” Bayliff said. “It’s a really beautiful property with big trees, shade and flowers.”

Tickets to the event are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

For more information: (937) 293-2841

Tickets can be purchased online: website

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