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Main Street Greenville Ohio

First Fridays in Downtown Greenville

Enjoy different themed events ten times a year during the first friday of every month in downtown Greenville!

Downtown Greenville

S. Broadway
Greenville, OH 45331
Phone: (937) 548-4998
Email: info@mainstreetgreenville.org

Website: First Fridays Main Street Greenville

MARCH

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Bear's Mill Soup 'n Bowl Fundraiser - March 12, 2022

A delightful fundraiser at Bear's Mill that includes a delicious soup dinner and handmade pottery!

Historic Bear's Mill

6450 Arcanum-Bear's Mill Rd

Greenville, OH 45331

Phone: (937) 548-5112

Email: info@bearsmill.org

Website: bearsmill.org

APRIL

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Darke County Sheriff's Home & Sports Expo - April 1-3, 2022

The Darke County Sheriff's Home & Sports Expo celebrates its 58th event at The Great Darke County Fairgrounds. The event features Grand National and Ohio State Championship Kidde Tractor Pulls, a DIY youth birdhouse build, Barbara Rethlake Dance Studio performance,  a kids' fishing pond and more.

 

Darke County Fairgrounds

800 Sweitzer Street
Greenville, Ohio 45331
Phone: (937) 548-5044

Website: Darke County Sheriff's Home & Sports Expo

APRIL

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Spring Open House at Bear's Mill - April 23, 2022

The unofficial kickoff to spring in Darke County! Enjoy a delightful hike along the trails at Bear's Mill as the trees begin to bud, a tour of the mill, live music, and delightful food.

Historic Bear's Mill

6450 Arcanum-Bear's Mill Road
Greenville, OH 45331
Phone: (937) 548-5112
Email: info@bearsmill.com

Website: bearsmill.org

MAY

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Dining by Rail - May 7, 2022

Come and Enjoy Railroad Dining Service a 5 star experience! Chef Michael James serves an elegant meal with delicious food from authentic Railroad Dining Car Recipes. The event also features a silent auction and entertainment by Joseph Helfrich. Proceeds benefit the museum exhibits.

Bradford Community Club

149 North Miami Avenue,

Bradford, OH

Phone: 937-552-2196

Email: bradfordohiorrmuseum@gmail.com

Website: bradfordrrmuseum.org

MAY

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YOLO Festival of Races - May 14, 2022

Enjoy Darke County's only half marathon, as well as 15K and 5K. Each course is set on a flat and beautiful terrain and runs through the City of Greenville highlighting many historic sites along the way. Start and finish is at the Greenville High School Stadium. Stick around after the race and visit the Garst Museum & National Annie Oakley Center, Historic Bear's Mill and many other Darke County attractions.

Greenville, OH 45331

Phone: (937) 371-9088

Email: info@yoloorg.com

Website: YOLO Festival of Races

JUNE

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Railroad Heritage Festival - June 4, 2022

Family Friendly event for railroad lovers of all ages! Children's games and activities, crafts, railroad displays, Thomas the Train Kiddie Ride, drone race. Music by Joseph Helfrich and Reverend Sharon Jones,

Bradford Railroad Museum

200 North Miami Ave.

Bradford, Ohio 45308

Phone: 937-552-2196

Email: bradfordohiorrmuseum@gmail.com

Website: bradfordrrmuseum.org

JUNE

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Eldora Speedway - Dirt Late Model Dream - June 10-11, 2022

The Late Models take over Eldora Speedway during the Eldora Speedway Dirt Late Model Dream.

If you love late model racing, this is the place to be. Visit www.eldoraspeedway.com for ticekts or more information. Come early for the Eldora Million on June 8-9!

Eldora Speedway

13929 St. Rt. 118
New Weston, OH 45348

Phone: (937) 338-3815
Email: mail@eldoraspeedway.com

Website: 28th Dirt Late Model Dream – Eldora Speedway

JUNE

Poultry Days Dinner Versailles, Ohio

Versailles Poultry Days - June 10-12, 2022

The town of Versailles will be taken over by thousands of visitors for it's annual chicken festival. Enjoy the arts & crafts show, Peddler's Market, flower show, baking contests, egg decorating contests and displays, talent show, "Little Miss Chick" contest, free live entertainment, kiddie rides, children's petting zoo, Grand Parade, antique & classic car parade, 5K Heritage Run, bike tour, golf scramble, softball and ultimate disk tournaments. Sunday night at dusk there will be a fireworks display. Don't forget about the food! Poultry Days is well known for its barbecue chicken, ice cream parlor and beer.

Village of Versailles

459 S. Center St.
Versailles, OH 45380
Email: webmaster@versaillespoultrydays.com

Website: Versailles Poultry Days

JUNE

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Ohio Dreamfest - June 16-19, 2022

Live music with 30 bands over four days & three nights, More than 40 merchandise and food vendors, Fire & Flow performances, huge community fire, 10,000-balloon water fight. Free camping, electric & non electric RV spots, camp by car, VIP options with band meet-and-greet, showers and flushable toilets!

J&M Ranch

6129 Reed Road

Ansonia, OH 45331

Website: Ohio Dreamfest

JUNE

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J&M Ranch Bluegrass Festival - June 24-25, 2022

The inaugural Bluegrass Festival features a two-day lineup including Mora & The Boys, Low Down Revival, Muncy Hixson & Davis, The Hamiltons, Tony Hale & Blackwater, and Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers. Food and craft vendors will also be on-site.

J&M Ranch

6129 Reed Road

Ansonia, OH 45331

Website: Ohio: Bluegrass Festival

JUNE

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Flat Track Motorcycle Racing - June 24-26, 2022

Enjoy the thrill of Flat Track Motorcycle Racing at the Darke County Fairgrounds' cushion limestone half-mile track.

Darke County Fairgrounds

800 Sweitzer Street
Greenville, Ohio 45331
Phone: (937) 548-5044

JULY

Steam Threashers Reunion Versailles, Ohio

Steam Threshers Reunion - June 30-July 3, 2022

Make this Ohio agricultural tradition a part of your travel experience. Activities include threshing, log sawing, plowing, antique tractor pull, steam engines, tractors, gas engines, flea market, food vendors and spark show every evening. Darke County is one of the largest agricultural counties in the entire state of Ohio, and this event evokes the history and heritage of our farming and agricultural past.

J&M Ranch

6129 Reed Rd
Versailles, OH 45380

Phone: (937) 689-6331
Email: contact@darkecountysteam.com

Website: Darke County Steam Threshers Association

JULY

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Ansonia 4th of July Celebration - July 2nd-4th, 2022

Get ready for three days of fun, food, games, music and a parade.  Food Truck Rally, softball and cornhole tournaments, Little Mister & Miss Red, White & Blue Pageant and much fill this event.

Ansonia Ball Park

Ansonia, OH

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JULY

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New Madison 4th of July Celebration - July 4th, 2022

Join the New Madison Community for their annual 4th of July Celebration. Enjoy food from one of several food vendors, beer and corn hole from the Civic Center, and stay for their epic fireworks!

New Madison Civic Center

Tri-Village Schools

New Madison, OH

FACEBOOK

JULY

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4th of July Picnic & Children's Parade - July 4, 2022

Arcanum Preservation Society's 3rd annual 4th of July Picnic and Children's Parade will be here before you know it. Join them for this free community event. Bring your picnic basket and join them for a picnic in the park.  

Ivester Park

Arcanum, OH

Email: arcanumpreservationsociety@gmail.com

Website: Arcanum Preservation Society

JULY

Power of the Past Greenville, Ohio

Greenville Farm Power of the Past - July 7-10, 2022

Celebrate the agricultural heritage of Ohio with threshing & bailing demonstrations, tractor pulls, gas engine machines, antiques, classic tractors, draft tractors and equipment, flea market, food, music, and camping at the Darke County Fairgrounds. There are over 100 flea market and craft vendors on site during the weekend and a Sunday antique car show. For a mini-vacation close to home, stop by the Darke County Fairgrounds the second weekend of July.

Darke County Fairgrounds

800 Sweitzer St.
Greenville, OH 45331

Phone: (937) 547-1845

JULY

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Kings Royal - July 13-16, 2022

One of the most celebrated dirt track races in the country teams up with one of the most historic: the Kings Royal and the Historical Big One! The Kings Royal takes the track on Wednesday (Jokers Wild), Friday (Knight Before the Kings Royal) and Saturday ($175,000-to-win Kings Royal). The $100,000-to-win Historical Big One returns for the first time in 19 years on Thursday.

Eldora Speedway

13929 St. Rt. 118
New Weston, OH 45348

Phone: (937) 338-3815

Email: mail@eldoraspeedway.com

Website: www.eldoraspeedway.com

JULY

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North Star Community Picnic - July 15-17, 2022

North Star is known for being the home of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley and its close proximity to Eldora Speedway, but this small community also knows how to have a good time. Join them for a lot of fun, food and a parade during their community picnic.

North Star

Phone: 937-423-7427

Email: northstarfd13@gmail.com

JULY

Main Street Greenville Ohio

Legendary Annie Oakley Sidewalk Sales - July 29-31, 2022

The biggest sales of the year line the streets of downtown Greenville during The Legendary Sidewalk Sales, inconjunction with Annie Oakley Days and The Gathering at Garst.

Come for the sales, stay to learn about legendary sharp-shooter, Annie Oakley during the festival named after her. Hop on an air-conditioned motorcoach for the historical tour of Darke County courtesy of the Annie Oakley Festival; visit the National Annie Oakley Center at Garst Museum; stroll the grounds of the museum for The Gathering at Garst, shop 'til you drop downtown. There's plenty to do to make it a getaway weekend to Darke County!

Downtown Greenville

S. Broadway
Greenville, OH 45331

Phone: (937) 548-4998

Email: info@mainstreetgreenville.org

JULY

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Annie Oakley Days Festival - July 29-31, 2022

Come celebrate and learn about our legendary sharp-shooter, Annie Oakley, during the festival named in her honor. The majority of the event is held at the Darke County Fairgrounds, but be sure to get your spot in downtown Greenville for the annual Annie Oakley Festival parade on Saturday morning.

Darke County Fairgrounds

800 Sweitzer St.

Greenville, OH 45331

Email: president@annieoakleyfestival.org

Website: Annie Oakley Festival

JULY

The Gathering at Garst

The Gathering at Garst - July 29-31, 2022

Experience this exceptional event held outside on the beautiful grounds of Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio.  Featuring juried artists, antique dealers, garden exhibits, skilled historical craftsmen, along with musical performances and unique food vendors.  A living history encampment with participants from the French and Indian War through the Civil War is staged nearby.  The sound of cannons and muzzleloaders will ring out along with the clip clop of trotting horses as carriage rides are offered both days on the tree lined street bordering the Garst grounds.  Visit Garst Museum's comprehensive collection of Annie Oakley memorabilia, local Native American Indian artifacts, and the history of The Treaty of Greene Ville.

Garst Museum

205 N. Broadway
Greenville, OH 45331

Phone: (937) 548-5250

Email: information@garstmuseum.org

Website: Gathering at the Garst 

AUGUST

Darke County Ohio

127 World's Longest Yard Sale - Aug. 4-7, 2022

The 127 Yard Sale covers 690 miles from Addison, MI. to Gadsden, AL. and boasts thousands of vendors every year.

For more information on the sales, contact the Darke County Visitors Bureau at (937) 548-5158 or info@visitdarkecounty.org.

Website: 127 World's Longest Yard Sale

AUGUST

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Brick Street Block Party - Aug. 12-13, 2022

The block party in downtown Arcanum features a car show, cornhole tournament and live music. The event, sponsored by SRL-Troutwine Insurance, also offers food trucks and more.

Downtown

Arcanum, OH 45304

AUGUST

Farefest Versailles, Ohio

Versailles Fare Fest - Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022

Receive a complimentary wine glass while enjoying 3 hours of unlimited food, beer, and wine from restaurants and beverage distributors throughout the Miami Valley, plus live musical entertainment. Call (937) 526-3020 for more information. Must be 21 to attend.

Village Square

Versailles, OH 45380

Phone: (937) 526-3020

AUGUST

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The Great Darke County Fair - Aug. 19-27, 2022

Named "Best County Fair" for 2015, 2016, AND 2017 by the readers of Ohio Magazine, the GREAT! Darke County Fair is one of the longest running county fairs in the state of Ohio. Featuring an unrivaled midway, spectacular headlining concert, incredible entertainment, fantastic fair food, agricultural and art showcases, and MUCH, MUCH MORE! 

Darke County Fairgrounds

800 Sweitzer St.

Greenville, OH 45331

Phone: (937) 548-5044

Email: contact@darkecountyfair.com

Website: The GREAT! Darke County Fair

SEPTEMBER

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World 100 - Sept. 8-10, 2022

One of dirt late model racing's crown jewel events roars into Eldora Speedway for three nights of action. The 52nd running of the World 100 culminates with the awarding of the fabled globe trophy.

Eldora Speedway

13929 St. Rt. 118

New Weston, OH 45348

Phone: (937) 338-3815

Website: www.eldoraspeedway.com

Website: https://www.eldoraspeedway.com

SEPTEMBER

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Rolling 50's Classic Fall Cruise-In - Sept. 10, 2022

This is one of Ohio's largest cruise-ins, you won't want to miss it! Dash plaques to the first 450 cars | Cruise-in entry fee - $10.00 | Proceeds are donated to the following charities: The Shriner's Children's Hospital and the Cancer Association of Darke County | No burnouts or flame throwing allowed​. The event runs from 2-8 p.m.

Downtown Greenville

Contacts: Dave Niley: (937) 548-4517; Kenny Erwin: (937) 337-6703

SEPTEMBER

Illumination Festival Greenville, Ohio

Illumination Festival - Sept. 17, 2022

Illumination Festival is a Christian music festival in Darke County, OH bringing the best Christian music and activities to the area!

Darke County Fairgrounds

800 Sweitzer St.

Greenville, OH 45331

Phone: (937) 459-2516

Email: conniemccabe@illuminationfestival.org

Website: www.illuminationfestival.org

SEPTEMBER

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Four Crown Nationals - Sept. 23-24, 2022

The World of Outlaws join the USAC racing card on Friday, with USAC showcasing its three nationals series​ with high-powered, dirt-kicking action on Saturday.

Eldora Speedway

13929 St. Rt. 118

New Weston, OH 45348

Phone: (937) 338-3815

Website: www.eldoraspeedway.com

Website: https://www.eldoraspeedway.com

SEPTEMBER

Shawnee Prairie Preserve Greenville, Ohio

Prairie Days - Sept. 24-25, 2022

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! 

Shawnee Prairie Preserve

4267 St. Rt. 502

Greenville, OH 45331

Phone: (937) 548-0165

Email: info@darkecountyparks.org

Website: Prairie Days — Darke County Park District

OCTOBER

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Bradford Pumpkin Show - Oct. 11-15, 2022

Celebrate Fall during the annual Bradford Pumpkin Show, a celebration of changing leaves and cooler nights! The festival features terrific food, a parade, games & rides, live music and much more.

Bradford, OH 45308

Email: jwysong3853@gmail.com

Website: Bradford Pumpkin Show

NOVEMBER

Holiday Horse Parade Greenville, Ohio

Hometown Holiday Horse Parade - Nov. 19, 2022

Downtown Greenville plays host to the annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade featuring lighted, horse-drawn carriages. Bring the entire family to enjoy this event and see Santa Claus come to town! The parade will include carolers, bands, bell choirs and lighted carriages pulled by horses through the streets of Historic Downtown Greenville at 7:00 pm. Many of the downtown shops and restaurants will be open late!

Downtown Greenville

Phone: (937) 548-4998

Email: info@mainstreetgreenville.org

Website: Hometown Holiday Horse Parade

NOVEMBER

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Bear's Mill Christmas Preview - Nov. 26, 2022

Get into the Holiday Spirit early. Bear's Mill will kick-off the holiday season with its annual Christmas Preview. Stop in and get your shopping done early. 

Historic Bear's Mill

6450 Arcanum-Bear's Mill Rd

Greenville, OH 45331

Phone: (937) 548-5112

Email: info@bearsmill.org

Website: bearsmill.org

DECEMBER

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Bear's Mill Christmas Open House & Walk - Dec. 2, 2022

A delightful holiday evening in the country, free to the public. Enjoy shopping in the Mill Store & Gallery and then bundle up for a gorgeous nighttime walk along the banks of Greenville Creek, lit by stunning luminaries.

Historic Bear's Mill

6450 Arcanum-Bear's Mill Rd

Greenville, OH 45331

Phone: (937) 548-5112

Email: info@bearsmill.org

Website: bearsmill.org

DECEMBER

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North Pole Express - Dec. 3, 2022

Children will be greeted by the conductor who will punch their tickets, then be served hot chocolate by a porter ... and meet many other costumed characters along the way!  Tickets are limited so be sure to bring your children for a magical Christmas experience!

 

Bradford Railroad Museum

200 North Miami Ave.

Bradford, Ohio 45308

Phone: 937-552-2196

Email: bradfordohiorrmuseum@gmail.com

Website: bradfordrrmuseum.org

DECEMBER

Shawnee Prairie Greenville, Ohio

Walking in a Winter Wonderland- Dec. 3, 2022

This holiday season, join Darke County Parks for an evening stroll through the Winter Wonderland at Shawnee Prairie Preserve! There will be over 350 luminaries lighting the way along the wooded trails, allowing for a peaceful winter’s night in nature. As families hike along the illuminated trail toward the log house and blacksmith shop, they can enjoy crisp air, the bright stars, and perhaps the light crunch of snow on this early December evening. In the log house, the fire will be warm with holiday snacks and drinks to sample. Enjoy pioneer music of Christmas’ past while relaxing in the comforts of the 18th century. Holiday crafts for all ages will be available upstairs in the log house and in the Nature Center to fuel the memories of this staff-favorite event. The Nature Center and Gift Shop will be open throughout the event, offering a chance to discover a selection of unique gifts or that perfect holiday stocking stuffer! Don’t forget to bring a votive candle (or two) as a donation for next year’s path! Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland is the perfect event for the whole family to celebrate the winter season. Start a family tradition this year.

Shawnee Prairie Preserve

4267 St. Rt. 502

Greenville, OH 45331

Phone: (937) 548-0165

Email: info@darkecountyparks.org

Website: Darke County Parks -- Facebook

DECEMBER

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Winter Wonderland at Chenoweth Trails - Dec. 9-11, 2022

The Light Foundation’s Winter Wonderland at Chenoweth Trails is a fundraiser that includes a memorable one-mile outdoor walk through sparkling holiday lights and a beautiful Christmas Tree display expanded to our newly built timber frame tree house and covered bridge! 

For a donation, guests can enjoy roasting marshmallows while sipping on hot cocoa. Kids will have the opportunity to see Santa working in his toy shop in between playing games, making crafts and listening to Christmas music! There will be an Adopt-a-Tree contest where guests can vote for their favorite decorated tree. Don’t forget to drop off your letter to Santa, too!

Chenoweth Trails

440 Greenville Nashville Road
Greenville, OH 45331
Phone: (937) 316-6352

Email: margrette@mattlight72.com

Website: Chenoweth Trails