Dayton History is proud to welcome the original “Party in the Park” back to its first home – Carillon Historical Park. Fleurs de Fête was first conceived by two friends, Vail Miller Sr. of Heidelberg Distributing and Mike Frank of Arrow Wine back in 1992. Vail Sr. and Mike wanted to bring wine out of the cellars and to the general public with an outdoor spring gathering. Their novel idea turned into Dayton’s premier wine and food festival, Fleurs de Fête.
Now in its 27th year, the next generation is again taking the lead on this year’s festival. Vail Miller Jr. and Mif Frank have carried on the tradition started by their fathers by continuing to produce Fleurs de Fête as an offering to the community and a great way to support a local non-profit organization.
On Sunday, May 20th, friends will gather behind the Carillon Brewing Co. under the shade of the sprawling sycamore trees. Guests can enjoy a sampling of the more than 400 different wines that will be poured that day. Local restaurants will be serving their signature gourmet dishes to compliment the drinks of the day.
With a Belgian Beer Garden and live music throughout the afternoon, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Toward the end of the day, great wines, baskets, and one-of-a-kind experiences will be up for bidding in the live and silent auctions. We hope everyone will join us for this special event to celebrate wine and support Dayton History.