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Festivals

ANNIE OAKLEY FESTIVAL
The Annie Oakley Festival is held the last full weekend in July and honors Darke County’s most famous daughter, Annie Oakley – Little Miss Sure Shot. This is a family-friendly festival held at the south end of the Darke County Fairgrounds featuring live entertainment including western arts, cowboy mounted shooting, and musical performances. Also featured will be Miss Annie Oakley Shooting Contest, Little Miss & Mister Costume Contest, Wiener Dog Races, Kiddie Tractor Pull, festival parade through downtown Greenville, craft vendors, and food trucks.

THE GREAT DARKE COUNTY FAIR
The Great Darke County Fair opens on the third Friday in August for nine fun-filled days and nights. Many still name The Great Darke County Fair as the largest agricultural fair in the State of Ohio. The fair features a big name grandstand performance, harness racing, regional tractor pull, amusement rides for kids of all ages, cheerleading contest, Little Miss and Mister Fair Pageant, Smash It Demolition Derby, motorcycle races, and daily week-long gazebo performances. The Darke County Jr. Fair consists of various 4-H clubs throughout Darke County.

GATHERING AT GARST
The Gathering at Garst is a free two-day event held the last full weekend in July celebrating history and pride on the grounds of the Garst Museum. The pride is displayed and celebrated by inviting primitive folk artists, antique sellers, historical skilled craftsmen, entertainers, and garden exhibitors, to sell their wares, perform their art, and demonstrate their skills and knowledge. A living history encampment and re-enactors dressed in period clothing demonstrate what life was like for our ancestors and share their passion and knowledge of the past with visitors.

OTHER FESTIVALS
Arcanum Old Fashioned Days, Brumbaugh Fruit Farm Autumn Farm Fest, Steam Threshers Reunion, Farm Power of the Past, Versailles Poultry Days, Bradford Pumpkin Show and Railroad Festival, and Darke County Parks Prairie Days.

For more information visit the Darke County Visitors Bureau.