Approximately 1,300 people call Dayton, Virginia home. Dayton, the second oldest town in Rockingham County, was settled by Thomas Harrison’s brother, Daniel Harrison. For those who don’t know, Thomas Harrison founded—you guessed it—Harrisonburg. Formerly known as Rifeville or Rifetown, Dayton, VA lies 2 miles southwest of Harrisonburg and 2 miles northeast of Bridgewater along Route 42.
Be on the lookout in the fall for the annual Dayton Days celebration. People all over the county gather in Dayton to celebrate the change of season with food, arts and crafts, and music. But make sure to get there early to get good parking! It’s a very popular event.
Many people know of Dayton because of its iconic indoor Farmer’s Market, The Shops at Dayton’s Farmers Market. It’s a not-so-little plaza filled with all sorts of local goodness. Visit Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00AM-6:00PM to shop for toys, knick-knacks, meats, cheeses, and more. Be sure to pick up a loaf of the cinnamon sourdough bread while you’re there. It makes the best French toast!
Speaking of breakfast, The Thomas House Restaurant is a great local place to grab a bite to eat in Dayton. They’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other dining options include a Mexican restaurant, and a few fast food options including A&W, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and a Subway, which is located inside of the Dayton Walmart Supercenter.
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