Happening in Darke County, Ohio
your sense of discovery to experience small town charm, distinct
districts, and our land’s rich frontier heritage and urban-country
uniquely Darke County.
information on events taking place throughout the year in Darke County,
our website at VisitDarkeCounty.org You can also catch up with us on
Greenville is the Place to be Tonight.
6:00 - 9:00 pm. The first Friday of June will bring more than 10 live
performances to different venues in the historic downtown district.
for the evening comprise of Sean & Danita McEldowney, Frohna &
Mike Howard, Cinder Home, Shannon Clark, Dankworth & Hobbs, Dustin
The Quest, Prima Luce, I Am Victorious, Denny Cottle, and JT Hathaway.
businesses will be hosting the artists including Montage Café, Brenda’s
Beanery, The Coffee Pot, Readmore’s Hallmark, Cavalier Clothing, Bread
Christian Bookstore, KitchenAId Experience, Sweet Annie’s Cabin, Third
Market and The Little Italian Café. ‘First Fridays’ aims to bring
downtown during evening hours to enjoy activities, demonstrations, food
music in a beautiful historic setting. View upcoming First Friday
Taste: Food & Wine Tasting
noon to 5:00 pm. Enjoy the flavors of Darke County during Race to Taste
Prelude to the Dream, Eldora Speedway. Top-notch restaurants and
offer a taste to hungry race fans. For more information, contact the
& 10. The town of Versailles will be taken over by thousands of
for it’s annual chicken festival. Enjoy the arts & crafts show,
Market, flower show, baking contests, egg decorating contests and
talent show, “Little Miss Chick” contest, free live entertainment,
rides, children’s petting zoo, Grand Parade, antique & classic car
5K Heritage Run, bike tour, golf scramble, softball and ultimate disk
tournaments. Sunday night at dusk there will be a fireworks display.
forget about the food! Poultry Days is well known for its barbecue
cream parlor and beer. www.VersaillesPoultryDays.com.
6:30 pm. Enjoy Garst Museum’s annual fundraising event Saturday, June
There will be food, a silent auction, a live auction, raffles, door
lots of fun! Prizes for Annie’s Wild Raffle will be: a weekend
only) in a beautiful three bedroom log cabin located in Black Bear
just outside of Gatlinburg donated by Cindy and Tom Scott-Tom Scott
Service, the new iPad, and a Kindle Fire. Winning tickets will be drawn
event, however winners need not be present to win. Tickets for Annie’s
Raffle are $5 each. Tickets for the Gala are $12 each. Tickets can be
from the Garst Museum or by calling 937-548-5250. All funds raised at
event will benefit the Garst Museum. www.GarstMuseum.org
& Sounds of a Summer Evening
7:30 pm. Crickets chirping, frogs croaking, birds preparing for the
roost... listen to the sounds of early summer during a hike of the
Routzong Preserve. Be sure the look for the flowers in bloom, the ferns
forest floor and maybe an animal track or two. Bring your camera and
and dress for the weather and discover summer with the Darke County
Contact the Parks for more information,
Women: Garden Party
7:00 - 9:00 pm. Enjoy a garden party in The Winery at Versailles’
Women! Ladies, don your garden hat, sundress and sandals to enjoy an
laughter, games and of course wine-ee stories to crown the next wine-ee
princess! Call and make your reservation today, (937) 526-3232.
6:00 pm. To kick off an early start to July’s National Parks and
month, part in the NWF’s Great Backyard Campout with the Darke County
Dust off the old tent, grab the chairs and yard games, and head out to
Ridge to enjoy a fun gathering of camping enthusiasts. Trailers and
campers are not permitted. Please pre-register for this FREE family
calling the Nature Center. Campfire snacks will be provided for all who
up. Small tents may be available for loan. For more information, give
call. Contact the Parks for more information,
Champions Tour Tractor Pull June 23, 7:00 pm. Lucas Oil Pro Pulling
(PPL) is proud to sanction the 5th Annual Ohio State Championship Pull
Great Darke County Fairgrounds. Contact Ron Barga II at (937) 564-3066.
7:30 pm. The first night race in the history of little eldora speedway
- a 1/7
mile go kart facility, located on the grounds of the famed Eldora
Hoosier Racing Tires is sponsoring this high-dollar event that will
over one dozen classes of go-kart racing. See tomorrow’s superstars
of the Eldora racers got their start in go-kart racing, just like this.
and Annie Celebration
7:00 to 10:00 pm. Enjoy an evening on the patio at The Winery at
Darke County’s most-famous daughter, Annie is honored with food, wine
entertainment. All proceeds benefit The Versailles Area Historical
Museum. Call and make your reservation today, (937) 526-3232.
County Steam Threshers Reunion
July 1, 8:00 am - 10:00 pm. Get a glimpse of what rural life was like
days of the past: enjoy displays of antique full size steam engines,
steam engines, tractors, and stationary engines, some of these machines
in use. Exhibitions on the various stages wheat goes through to be
use will be demonstrated. Harvesting including cutting and bundling
demonstrated, as well as threshing and separating using antique
can enjoy plowing demonstrations and working sawmill demonstrations.
Classic Horseshoe Pitching Tournament
July 1. Visit scenic Greenville City Park to watch men and women from
the United States as they compete for the title in the 2012 Ringer
Historical Society Open for the Summer
Historical Society will host an open house at 123 W. George Street
was the Beck Hotel and Arcanum Wayne Trail Grange. It will be open
Saturday, starting May 27 through August 12. In addition, the Research
will be open from 9:00 until 11:45 am on Saturdays, or by appointment.
Farm Power of the Past
5 - 8
Wine & Shine Car Show
in Darke County
18, 25 & August 1