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Event Calendar

KitchenAid Cooking Demonstrations

Date: Every Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday

Time: 10:30AM

Enjoy cooking demonstrations using the world's most reliable kitchen appliances in the interactive kitchen area at the KitchenAid Experience Retail Center.

Location: 

KitchenAid Experience Retail Center

423 S. Broadway

Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:

(888) 886-8318

https://www.kitchenaid.com/visit-kitchenaid-experience-retail-center.html

Illumination Festival

​Date: September 21st, 2019

This annual Christian music festival held at the Darke County Fairgrounds returns, bringing well-known Christian artists, including Jeremy Camp, I Am They, Dan Bremnes, Ellie Limebear, as well as one artist yet to be named!

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Location: 

Darke County Fairgrounds

800 Sweitzer St.

Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:

admin@illuminationfestival.org

www.facebook.com/illuminationfestival

www.illuminationfestival.org

Prairie Days

Date: Septeber 28th and 29th, 2019

Time: Saturday: 10AM-5PM & Sunday: 12PM-5PM

Apple butter cooking over the fire; pioneers in and around the Log House; vendors displaying their wares; tall-tales being spun; crafts to make... must be Prairie Days! This is THE event for Darke County Parks. Each year, this Free Family Event brings in 4,000 people to Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Held annually the last full weekend of September, this event focuses on the prairie way of life in and around 1780-1810 and will feature many crafts, games and trades of the time period. Many crafts are free for children and with a select few requesting a small donation. Bring your family to the Prairie and step back in time! 

Location: 

Shawnee Prairie Preserve

4267 St. Rt. 502

Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:

Darke County Parks

(937) 548-0165

info@darkecountyparks.org

Bradford Pumpkin Show

Date: October 8th-12th, 2019

The Bradford Pumpkin Show is a fun-filled, family-friendly, community festival held in downtown Bradford, Ohio. Join us for daily parades, delicious fair-style food and the thrill of amusement rides. The five-day festival has a multitude of exciting events.
What makes this community festival unique from any other? Where else can you walk through the streets and throw confetti?

Location: 

N. Miami Ave.

Bradford, OH 45308

Contact:

http://www.bradfordpumpkinshow.com

bradfordpumpkinshow@gmail.com

Run for the Rails 5K

Date: October 12th, 2019

Registration: 7:00-7:45AM

Race Begins: 8:00AM

2019 marks the 8th Annual for the Run for the Rails 5k! The course is an out-and-back through town and on country roads. The race starts and finishes near the Bradford Community Club where there is plenty of free parking available.  The race will start at 8:00am rain or shine!  Walkers are welcome!  Race will be chip-timed by Speedy Feet with results being posted real time. Door prizes and refreshments following the race. You must be pre-registered and present to win door prizes! We have partnered with the Depot Mann Meal Ministry.  Any donated non-perishable items would be greatly appreciated.

All participants are invited to a free tour of the recently renovated museum after the event.  Proceeds from the race support the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum capital improvements.

Register by September 25 to Save $5 and to receive a shirt with your entry!

Location: 

Bradford Community Club
149 N Miami Ave
Bradford, OH US 45308

Contact:

937-552-2196

https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Bradford/RunfortheRails5k

https://www.bradfordrrmuseum.org/events/run-for-the-rails

Beggars' Night & Halloween Parade

Date: October 24th, 2019

Time: 7PM-9PM

On Thursday, October 24th, downtown Greenville will be transformed into a trail of Halloween treats for elementary school aged children. The Early Bird, Main Street Greenville and downtown businesses are pleased to bring this safe Halloween event to the community! There are many ways to join in the fun, including a costume contest and costume parade provided by The Early Bird/BlueBag Media. Anyone who chooses to enter the costume contest will walk in this parade, from W. 5th Street (next to Wayne Cinema), down Broadway and finish at the circle. The costume judging will take place at the circle with cash prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each of the seven categories. 

Location: 

South Broadway

Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:

Crysta Hutchinson

(937) 548-4998

www.facebook.com/events/324336338432390/

Ghost Walk - Downtown

Date: October 25th & 26th, 2019

Time: 7:30PM

Local storytellers guide visitors on a historical walk through downtown Greenville sharing mysterious, glowing tales. Our traditional favorite narratives are joined by stories of new spirits. Groups form at Memorial Hall.

Location: 

St. Clair Memorial Hall

215 W 4th St

Greenville, Ohio 45331

Contact:

Andrea Jordan

937-547-0908

www.darkecountyarts.org

dcca@darkecountyarts.org

Ghost Walk - Cemetery

Date: October 27th & 31st, 2019

Time: 7:30PM

Visit the final resting places of some of Greenville's most renowned and notorious citizens. Share in their past glory, disgrace, tragedy, and triumph. Groups form at Greenville Union Cemetery.

Location: 

Greenville Union Cemetery

200 West St.

Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:

Andrea Jordan

937-547-0908

www.darkecountyarts.org

dcca@darkecountyarts.org

Christmas Preview Open House at Bear's Mill

Date: November 9th, 2019

Time: 11AM-5PM

We're all dressed up for the Holidays. The Annual Bear's Mill Christmas Preview is your opportunity to kick off the Holiday Season with a preview of our retail offerings. Tour the Mill, shop for your loved ones and get in the Holiday spirit with us! Grinding demonstrations with the Miller are at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm.

Location: 

Historic Bear's Mill

6450 Arcanum-Bear's Mill Rd

Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:

(937) 548-5112
https://www.bearsmill.org/

info@bearsmill.org

Hometown Holiday Horse Parade

Date: November 23rd, 2019

Time: 7PM

Voted best parade by the readers of Ohio Magazine for 2018, Main Street Greenville is busy preparing for the 16th Annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade! The parade will take place the weekend before Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 23rd.

The lighted horse parade event boasts 90+ entries and brings an estimated 8,000+ spectators into the downtown Greenville area. The parade will travel down South Broadway, travel around the circle, and return back up South Broadway.

The parade begins at 7 pm with entertainment leading up to the main event. Also, downtown businesses will be open late for holiday shopping and dining!

Location: 

Downtown Greenville

Contact:

Crysta Hutchinson Bloomingdale

(937) 548-4998

info@mainstreetgreenville.org

Historic Bears Mill's Candlelight Walk Open House

Date: December 6th, 2019

Time: 6PM-9PM

We're all dressed up for the Holidays. The Annual Bear's Mill Christmas Open House weekend is your opportunity to kick off the Holiday Season with a preview of our retail offerings. Tour the Mill, shop for your loved ones and get in the Holiday spirit with us!

Location: 

Historic Bear's Mill

6450 Arcanum-Bear's Mill Rd

Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:

(937) 548-5112

info@bearsmill.org

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