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the Garst Museum plays host to an
Discover the rich history of Darke County
dealers, craftsmen, primitive folk
including many people and events that
ever-expanding list of artists, antique artists, garden exhibitors, musical performers, unique food vendors,
have made an impact on the American experience. With 35,000 square feet of
and Living History Encampment reenactors portraying eras ranging
exhibit space and over 300,000 artifacts
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engaging experience rivaling some of the larger museums throughout the country. It is a must-see for the entire family!
Voted “Best Historical Museum” by the readers of Ohio Magazine for Five Consecutive Years – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019!
205 North Broadway Greenville, OH 45331
HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Closed on Sundays, Mondays, Holidays, and the month of January
Last Saturday & Sunday of July GatheringatGarst.com
The GREAT! Darke County Fair
ON THE COVER: Eldora Speedway, Shaun Johnson & the Big Band Experience at St. Clair Memorial Hall, Kayaking on Greenville Creek, The Hotel Versailles (coming Spring 2022) ABOUT THIS GUIDE The Darke County Visitors Bureau produces the bi-annual Darke County Visitors Guide. The listings found within are current as of January 2022 and all attempts have been made to verify the accuracy of the content. The Darke County Visitors Bureau assumes no liability for incorrect or outdated information. We are a primarily public founded organization and do not evaluate restaurants, attractions, accommodations or events listed in this guide. For advertising information, questions or comments about this guide, please contact our office at 800.504.2995.
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We’re Darke County. You’ll find us in western Ohio, nestled on the Ohio and Indiana border. But we’re central to your next adventure. Looking for history? We’re the birthplace (and resting place) of “Little Sure Shot” Annie Oakley. Our county seat, Greenville, is named for the largest wooden fort ever constructed at its time covering more than 50 acres. You can learn about both and so much more at the Garst Museum. Love the outdoors? Darke County’s 15 parks covering more than 1,000 acres have miles of cross-county trails to explore.
Enjoy entertainment? Darke County offers a Whiskey, Wine and Ale Trail that will keep your spirits up. Our county-wide collection of restaurants will satisfy every craving in your crew. We’ve got festivals, First Fridays and, of course, The Great Darke County Fair. It’s one of the best in Ohio. We’re conveniently located within 90 minutes of Indianapolis, Toledo, Cincinnati and Columbus so we’re always within reach. Come check us out for your next adventure. We’re waiting for you. We’re Darke County. Greg Billing, Executive Director Darke County Visitors Bureau
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Life-size bronze statue of Annie Oakley at Annie Oakley Memorial Park
Love action? We’ve got one of the greatest dirt tracks in the auto racing world. Eldora Speedway offers full-throttle thrills and family fun. And you might even spot track owner and three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, too.
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Couple enjoying vendors at the Gathering at Garst
Annie Oakley Days parade
Delicious dinner at the Merchant House in Downtown Greenville
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Concert held at BMI Indoor Speedway
TASTE THE HISTORY. TASTE THE CULTURE. TASTE THE FRIENDLINESS. TASTE THE ADVENTURE. TASTE THE FUN.
WE’RE ALL ABOUT FL AVOR
You can tell a lot about a place by its flavors, by what it cultivates, harvests, cooks, brews, and shares with friends, family, and visitors. Here in Darke County, our flavors can be hard to pin down. We offer a little bit of everything, and we pass those varied flavors around our generous tables, sharing stories and jokes along with food and drink. The meals leave us full, but it’s the laughter that leaves us satisfied. What can you tell about Darke County from our flavors? That we care about tradition but we’re open to new ideas. That we know the best things in life are found at home, but you have to let the outside world in a little bit too. That we understand being healthy is important, but sometimes what your heart really needs is a little guilty pleasure. That we take the time to do things right. A man who knew a thing or two about farming and food once said, “the people who give you their food give you their heart.” We have a
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lot of both here in Darke County, and we’re proud to share them if you care to stop by. Of course, flavor is about a lot more than what’s on your plate or in your glass, and you can get a taste of what we’re all about at our festivals and fairs, our art galleries and music concerts, our charming shops, holiday parades, and mud-flingin’ auto races. But no matter what the activity, be sure to follow it up with a generous portion of something tasty from one of our restaurants, wineries, cafes, or bakeries. In fact, try a few, just for good measure. Chinese poet Yuan Mei once said:
There is a difference between dining and eating. Dining is an art. When you eat to get the most out of your meal, to please the palette, just as well as to satiate the appetite, that, my friend, is dining.
Craft beer at Sure Shot Tap House in Greenville
Barbecue ribs, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and—why not—some fluffy cotton candy. Sumptuous salads, juicy pork chops, audacious deep dish pizzas. Hand-pressed apple cider, fresh-brewed espresso, carefully crafted pale ales. Fresh tomatoes and fragrant herbs, Mexican fajitas and Italian lasagna, walleye almondine and fish & chips. Sour, sweet, spicy, savory, and everything in between. Goodness, our mouths are watering just thinking about it all.
We couldn’t agree more. We know a thing or two about dining around these parts, and we’d love to share a meal with you once we’ve shown you around our towns and countryside. We’ve got a lot going on in our neck of the woods, so come on out and taste the flavor of Darke County.
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Historic Bear’s Mill
Hidden Gems From hidden gems to legendary finds, they’re yours to discover in Darke County. Historic Bear’s Mill
6450 Arcanum-Bear’s Mill Rd., Greenville (937) 548-5112 | BearsMill.org Built in 1849, this water powered flour mill is an authentic example of a stone grinding mill of its time. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, it is still in use today to grind a variety of local grains. Self-guided tours may be taken with guided tours available by appointment. The Mill Store and Gallery offers original art, unique accessories and jewelry, local handmade pottery, Bear’s Mill stone-ground flours and private labeled food products to pamper. Groups welcome. Closed on Mondays. 8
13929 St. Rt. 118, New Weston (937) 338-3815 | EldoraSpeedway.com Owned and operated by NASCAR legend, Tony Stewart, this 1/2 mile dirt oval is home to the World 100, Dirt Late Model Dream, and Kings Royal. The Nation’s most widely recognized race cars and sanctioning groups, including All Star, World of Outlaws and USAC Sprints, Late Models, Midgets, Dirt Champ, Modifieds, and Stock Cars race at Eldora! This track is located 18 miles north of Greenville. Seasonal: April - September
Garst Museum and The National Annie Oakley Center
205 N. Broadway, Greenville (937) 548-5250 | GarstMuseum.org AnnieOakleyCenterFoundation.com The Garst Museum offers over 35,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space within six building wings. Featured is the National Annie Oakley Center and the foremost collection dedicated to the life of Annie Oakley. The museum’s major exhibits include The National Annie Oakley Center, the Treaty of Greene Ville and “Mad” Anthony Wayne, Tecumseh and Native Americans, Lowell Thomas, an extensive military collection, period American furnishings, county history, and agricultural artifacts. The museum also offers a staffed genealogy research library and a unique store. Groups welcome. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Must Sees Ghyslain Chocolatier
350 W. Deerfield Rd., Union City, IN (765) 964-7905 | (866) 449-7524 Ghyslain.com Since 1998, connoisseurs of gourmet chocolate and fine French pastries have visited Union City to enjoy tours and shopping in the chocolate boutique. Ghyslain is known for quality and creativity. The bright colors, hand-painted decorations, imaginative themes and renowned flavors of the chocolates and pastries make for a unique experience and set Ghyslain apart. You’ll find gourmet chocolate, chocolate sculptures, pastries, macarons, fresh bread, whole coffee beans and gifts in our boutique. Indulge your senses with a little something special from Ghyslain Chocolatier.
423 S. Broadway, Greenville (937) 459-5044 This collaborative culinary market and event center features a wide range of grab-and-go gourmet foods and beverages in addition to delicious take-and-bake meals. Four Twenty Three’s unique vision unites local vendors and features area products to better serve the Darke County community. You can also find baked goods, flowers, crafts and maybe even catch a cooking demonstration! An elegant event and meeting area is available for catered weddings and parties.
Exploring the National Annie Oakley Center at the Garst Museum
22 North Center St., Versailles (937) 526-3020 | HotelVersaillesOhio.com Rich in tradition and history, Hotel Versailles offers innovation, inspiration and invention with 30 modern rooms, including six suites, enhanced amenities, fitness room, courtyard and patio. The restaurant and lounge, Silas, offers an eclectic mix of cuisines, wines and cocktails using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The 1819 Room at Hotel Versailles–with its own courtyard overlooking the village’s historic square–offers a memorable venue for weddings, family gatherings and corporate meetings with a capacity for 200 guests. This charming but modern boutique hotel is located in the heart of the village of Versailles on the town square.
Ghyslain dark chocolates filled with butterscotch infused with bourbon
Exploring the Mill Store at Bear’s Mill
The thrill of the race at Eldora Speedway
Four•Twenty•Three Urban Marketplace
Harpist performing at St. Clair Manor
Life-size bronze painter in the Sculptural Village of Versailles
Model train display at the Bradford Railroad Museum
Must Sees Thirst-quenching stop on the Whiskey, Wine & Ale Trail
Whiskey, Wine & Ale Trail
Multiple locations The Darke County Whiskey, Wine & Ale Trail is a tribute to the American Spirit and to individuals who appreciate its taste and heritage. It is a touring destination unlike any other, consisting of five wineries, three breweries, and a distillery. Each locale offers its own distinctive experience and authentic character with locally grown and produced spirits to sip, savor, and enjoy, time and time again.
Brumbaugh Fruit & Fun Farm
6420 Hollansburg-Arcanum Rd., Arcanum (937) 692-8084 | Brumbaughfruitfarm.com Entertainment for the entire family can be found at “Darke County’s Agricultural Playground”! Activities include hayrides, Kinda Kooky Korn maze and pumpkin patch, Monster Mountain, Storybook Forest, Grandpa’s Fun Acres, Petting zoo, playground for the kids, Willy Worm’s Wagon Express, Kid’s Korral, Ole’ Fishin’ Hole, Farmer’s Daughter Bakery and Brumbaugh’s Market. Families, groups and school groups are welcome to explore this family-owned and operated farm.
Family fun at Brumbaugh Fruit Farm
(937) 548-4998 | MainStreetGreenville.org This distinct district is experiencing a re-emergence of culture and artisanal craftsmanship featured in businesses specializing in handmade crafts, collectibles, jewelry, specialty clocks, embroidery, fine clothing and shoes, coffees and chocolates, musical instruments, furniture, kitchen appliances and gadgets, as well as unique eateries. Groups welcome.
Bradford Railroad Museum
200 North Miami Ave., Bradford (937) 552-2196 | BradfordRRMuseum.org The railroad was a significant part of Bradford’s economy, employing many who manned the trains, worked in the switching yards and the roundhouse where steam locomotives were kept. The museum allows visitors to explore nearly 130 years of Bradford railroad history, including the restored BF Tower, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Rollin’ 50’s Classics Car Show in Downtown Greenville
Sculptural Village of Versailles
(800) 504-2995 On permanent display in the quaint village of Versailles are twelve bronze, life-size sculptures plus a unique historical arch and brick wall. The sculptures depict family values, activities, careers, history and French heritage of the area.
St. Clair Manor
224 E. Third St., Greenville (937) 621-3079 | StClairManor.com Built during the Victorian Era, the St. Clair Manor offers the elegance of days gone by with today’s modern conveniences; the perfect setting for all gatherings. Situated in the historic downtown Greenville district, the Manor is within walking distance of restaurants, shops and entertainment.
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There’s plenty to like about Osgood, the quaint village tucked into the northeast corner of Darke County. The people are friendly. The air is fresh. Traffic is light. Even with its small-town charm, Karen Homan admits she never would have picked Osgood— a village of about 285 people—as the place to open her restaurant. But God did. The Do Good Restaurant and Ministry has thrived in Osgood. The Christian, God-driven restaurant and ministry offers more than delicious menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Do Good features a Baby Ministry, Bible Study, Children’s Memorial Garden, Kids for Christ programs, Honor Meals, Tutoring and other programs all aimed to glorify God. The restaurant runs as a
standard business except for the tips, which are collected each month and donated to a specific family in need or worthy cause. The Do Good, which opened in December of 2019, reached $1 million in donations in just 20 months. Homan’s decision to open Do Good Restaurant and Ministry was a leap of faith. Homan was guided by the Holy Spirit—after some convincing and some amazing signs along the way—to build a restaurant that would bring attention and glory to God. To truly appreciate her journey read Homan’s story at DoGoodRM.com. “I don’t have any skills. I have no degree. I have no background in any of this,” Homan
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said. “This is God’s work. It wouldn’t work otherwise. This is a beautiful little town, but you would never choose this as a business location. You need a lot of foot traffic. I think that the restaurant works so well and flourishes makes it more apparent this is His work. A little old grandma who has no skills in a tiny town makes it more apparent this is His work.” Do Good’s staff has more volunteers, 300 and counting, than Osgood has residents. Her family—husband Jay, daughter Megan Schmitmeyer and sons Zach, Ethan and Zeb Homan—also help out when time allows. “We’re blessed. We have over 300 volunteers, which we need,” Homan said of the help ranging from line cooks to dishwashers to Saturday night staff and everything between
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Do Good Restaurant & Ministry
Children’s Memorial Garden dedication in the Courtyard
with the many free programs offered. “They don’t do it for the love of me. They do it for the love the Lord.”
Good, located at 25 West Main Street, has since had visitors check in from as far away as Africa and Australia.
The same goes for Homan. She heard the signs from God to open a restaurant, but admits she had her doubts. One of those messages was this: “There are many good people in the world but they are not coming to my churches. People are so busy with work, schedules, children that they don’t have time for Me, but they go out to eat because of that busyness. I will show you things to do there that will draw people back to me.”
People have felt the pull of the Do Good Restaurant and Ministry for more than just the food, which is reason enough to visit. The second floor meeting room, simply called the Upper Room, features a life-sized mural of the Last Supper. The basement hosts ministries and activities. The courtyard features a splash pad, a Children’s Memorial Garden and Stations of the Cross.
Word about Do Good Restaurant and Ministry traveled fast, bringing in customers from as far away as Illinois on two-day trips. Visitors from as far west as Colorado and as far south as Florida arrived, too, prompting Homan to add a sign-in book in the main entrance. Do
“It was a lot to take in. It was a lot to believe,” Homan said, admitting at times she questioned if the voices were a figment of her imagination. “One time, I said I need this particular person to spontaneously give me $10,000 tomorrow. I promised God if that happens, I know it’s You.
It happened. One day I just sat there and thought, if this is God, I should do it if I believe in God. If I don’t do it, then I don’t really believe in Him. There is no natural answer for what is happening. It’s supernatural.” Ask customers their favorite thing about Do Good and you’ll get a variety of answers ranging from the food, the fellowship and the feeling of being able to help a family in need with tip donations. As for Homan? “When I see someone come in and they don’t have a relationship with God at all. And they start to ask questions,” Homan said. “Maybe they’ll tear up and say there really is a God, isn’t there? When the Holy Spirit told me to do this, He said it would save many souls. If it helps even one person go to heaven, then that would be more than gloriously wonderful.”
The thrill of the race at Eldora Speedway
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The county’s more than 306,000 acres of rich farmland? It ranks Darke County among Ohio’s top grain producers. A half-mile dirt oval near the village of Rossburg? It ranks Eldora Speedway among the world’s greatest dirt tracks. Located 15 miles to the north of Greenville up State Route 118, Eldora Speedway plays host to some of dirt racing’s richest payouts and rip-roaring events. The Dirt Late Model Dream and World 100 are two of dirt late model racing’s most coveted victories. Winning the Kings Royal ranks among winged sprint car racing’s greatest achievements. And the 4-Crown Nationals features the USAC Series’ midget sprint cars, non-wing sprint cars and Silver Crown cars all in the same night—often battling for the national points championship.
Perhaps the biggest blast comes with Family Fireworks Night. In addition to the autograph session that gives fans personal interaction with their favorite regional and area drivers, the post-race fireworks are likely the biggest (and best) fireworks display fans will see all year, including the Fourth of July. It all started in 1954 when legendary racing promoter Earl Baltes, a band leader and musician who had no racing experience, carved Eldora Speedway out of a cornfield in northern Darke County. Since then racing legends like Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Bobby Unser, Jeff Gordon, Johnny Rutherford and Tony Stewart—just to name a very few—have tested their luck against Eldora’s intimidating high-banked oval.
What does a victory at Eldora Speedway mean to those steel-nerved drivers? Just ask Indiana sprint car driver Tyler Courtney, who claimed a $50,000 Kings Royal victory in 2021. “That really got to me,” Courtney said of the loud ovation from approximately 25,000 spectators as he rolled onto Eldora’s Victory Lane stage. “That got my tears flowing a little bit. I had to soak them back before I climbed to the top of the (sprint car’s) wing (to celebrate).” It’s not just the competitors that feel the emotional tug from Eldora. Courtney brought home $50,000 for his Kings Royal victory. The fan holding the winning 50/50 ticket took home $88,518.
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Aerial view of Eldora Sppedway
First-time visitors traveling State Route 118 or North Star Fort Loramie Road often wonder if they missed a turn. Then Eldora Speedway emerges on the landscape. For major events the campgrounds swell to make Eldora Speedway the largest—and unofficial, of course— city in Dark County by doubling Greenville’s population of almost 13,000 residents. The racing schedule has something for every race fan including the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, United States Auto Club national series, DIRTcar Late Models, National Racing Alliance and All Star Circuit of Champions, plus special events like the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX Series).
Events at Eldora are more than just highpowered, high-adrenaline racing. Souvenir trailers, fair-like food vendors, autograph sessions and pit passes allowing fans an up-close view of their favorite stars are all included in the Eldora Experience. And a word of advice for first timers: Bring goggles. What Earl Baltes started in 1954, three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has continued. Stewart purchased the track from Baltes in 2004. It’s not uncommon to see Stewart checking out Eldora’s action while zipping around on a four-wheeler or even strapping in behind the wheel to join the competition.
Spectacular fireworks display at the Speedway
Among Eldora’s traditions are affordable concession stand prices, including the famous Pizza Burger. Fans indulge in an Eldora hot dog in honor of Baltes, who often quipped: “If we could sell just one more hot dog, we’d break even.” Spectators can also take a selfie with the life-sized Earl and Berneice Baltes statue underneath the grandstand. And how cool is this: After the race fans are allowed to walk the track to provide the perfect opportunity for a personal photo finish. Want additional dirt on Eldora Speedway? Visit EldoraSpeedway.com for news, schedules, results, camping information, area attractions and more to plan your visit!
Life-size bronze statue of Earl & Berneice Baltes
Entertainment on the patio at Olde Schoolhouse Winery
Small Town Finds SMALL TOWN CHARM & URBAN APPEAL You’ll find a little bit of everything here in Darke County, Ohio. We have rolling farmland, charming small towns, and the kind of sophisticated shops and eateries you might expect to find only in a big city. Whether you hail from the sticks or keep house in a high-rise, you’ll find something to write home about in Darke County. Our biggest town, Greenville, sits right smack in the middle of the county (hop on any
Enjoying good company at the Winery at Versailles
county road with a number for a name and it’ll probably lead there). Greenville’s the county seat, and it has more than enough dining seats to go around, no matter what you enjoy. No trip to Greenville is complete without a visit to The Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop, home of the tastiest loose meat sandwiches in the world. Grab a shake and a few “Maid-Rites” and you’ll be chowing down on a local legend. When you’re done, be sure to carry on the tradition of sticking a piece
A hot drink at The Coffee Pot
of gum to the exterior wall. A little weird? You betcha, but sometimes weird is more fun. Just up the street (Broadway, that is), you’ll find a quaint downtown of century-old buildings and charming businesses and restaurants. Shop for haute couture at Sadie Grace or one of the other locally owned clothing shops, and grab some haute cuisine at one of several excellent eateries like The Merchant House. Sip some piping hot coffee at one of several coffee shops, or have a glass of wine with lunch (we won’t tell) at Montage Cafe.
Successful day of shopping at Sadie Grace
Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop
Sure Shot Tap House
Scrumptious salad from The Merchant House
Looking for variety of lunch options in one place? Drop in at Four•Twenty•Three. It’s both the address and the name of this unique food establishment on Broadway Street in Greenville. The culinary and event center brings a variety of vendors together under one roof with locally sourced foods. Relax inside with grab-and-go gourmet food and beverage options. Savor the large selection of baked goods and desserts. Take home a buy-and-bake meal for a delicious dinner. You can find it all—and so much more— at Four•Twenty•Three. The rest of the county has some treats in store for you as well. There are three small wineries
Four•Twenty•Three Urban Marketplace
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peppered around the county. Twenty One Barrels Cidery & Winery pours their tasty libations near Bradford in the eastern part of the county, while A.R. Winery sits further south near Arcanum. Up north, you can stop in at the beloved Winery at Versailles for one of their award-winning pours (or bottles, if you’ve been good all week). For an upscale experience with the charm of the small-town feel, Silas has you covered. Located in the Hotel Versailles, Silas serves up an eclectic mix of globally inspired cocktails, wine and chef-driven cuisine. Dine on the outdoor terrace with a view of historic
Enjoying a delicious meal at The Merchant House
downtown Versailles, inside surrounded by comfortable and contemporary décor or even in the cozy surroundings of your room. The culinary team at Silas features fresh ingredients from their local favorite farms to create a savory experience! Whatever your heart desires, we’ve got you covered, from fruit farms that have been in the same family for generations, to new restaurants on the cutting edge of cuisine (pun intended). Big town, small town, or no town at all, Darke County is the place to be! #DarkeCountyFlavor
The Darke County Whiskey, Wine & Ale Trail is a tribute to the American Spirit and to individuals who appreciate its taste and heritage. It is a touring destination unlike any other, consisting of five wineries, three breweries, and a distillery. Each locale offers its own distinctive experience and authentic character.
We invite you to wind your way through the scenic countryside of Mercer, Darke, Preble, Miami and Montgomery counties for an exceptional whiskey, wine and ale tasting experience, where the age-old art of spirit-making is transformed into a casual event with relaxed style and an educational flare.
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Tailspin Brewing Co. 626 S. Second St. | Coldwater 419.763.4222 | TailSpinBrewing.co Moeller Brew Barn Maria Stein Location 8016 Marion Dr. | Maria Stein 419.925.3005 | MoellerBrewBarn.com Troy Location 214 W. Main St. | Troy 937.552.9430 | MoellerBrewBarn.com Dayton Location–*Coming Spring 2022* 424 E. First St. | Dayton MoellerBrewBarn.com The Winery at Versailles 6572 S.R. 47 | Versailles 937.526.3232 | WineryatVersailles.com Reservations Required Endless Pint Brewing 39 E. Main St. | Versailles 937.827.0318 | EndlessPintBrewing.com Twenty One Barrels Cidery & Winery 9717 Horatio Harris Creek Rd. | Bradford 937.467.4498 | 21Barrels.com A.R. Winery/ Briar Brown Brewing 3564 Gordon-Landis Rd. | Arcanum 937.417.0565 | ARWinery.com Old Mason Winery & Vineyard 4199 S. Iddings Rd. | West Milton 937.698.1122 | OldMason.com Indian Creek Distillery 7095 Staley Rd. | New Carlisle 937.846.1443 | IndianCreekDistillery.com Olde Schoolhouse Winery 152 S.R. 726 | Eaton 937.472.WINE (9463) | OSHWinery.com
For individual ads, see pages 21-23. For overnight accommodations, see pages 32-33.
Stillhouse at Indian Creek Distillery
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TAILSPIN BREWING COMPANY In a historic dairy barn in Coldwater, OH, we’ve combined our passion for great beer with a love of flying, the country life, and spending time with friends and family to create Tailspin Brewing Company. A place where craft beer takes flight!
4 ENDLESS PINT BREWING An Endless Pint for your endless journey. Endless Pint Brewing is a place where you come to meet friends, both new and old, connect with the community, and just have a good time. Grab a seat, order a speciality pizza, and enjoy the company while you sample our locally crafted brew on tap.
2 MOELLER BREW BARN When you see big barns dotting the countryside in the Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches, you’ll know you’re close. Moeller Brew Barn was built because we believe everyone should have a choice to enjoy FRESH. LOCAL. CRAFT. BEER.
5 TWENTY ONE BARRELS CIDERY & WINERY Twenty One Barrels Cidery & Winery, is nestled in the rolling countryside near the Miami and Darke county line and specializes in small-batch, handcrafted wines and hard ciders. From dry to sweet, this beautiful destination is sure satisfy every palate. Sit back, relax with friends and enjoy a glass!
3 THE WINERY AT VERSAILLES Discover the taste of Darke County while sampling wines and touring the Winery at Versailles, located in what else... a renovated 100-year-old barn. Enjoy a presentation of winemaking while sampling our award-winning dry cabernets, port wine and sparkling peach wine.
6 A.R. WINERY/ BRIAR BROWN BREWING Nestled between Dayton and Greenville just outside of Arcanum, you’ll step back in time when you visit A.R. Winery/Briar Brown Brewing. Join us on the farm to enjoy vintage signs and a hand-painted mural while sampling award-winning wines or a craft beer on tap. Before you go, don’t forget to play fetch with Fuel, the logo namesake of the winery!
Twenty One Barrels Cidery & Winery
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OLD MASON WINERY & VINEYARD In business since April 2013, Old Mason Winery & Vineyard is family owned and operated. Our passion for wine began as a hobby that grew over time and resulted in our own winery and vineyard. Join us in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in our brick tasting room or on the covered patio overlooking the vineyard while you sip on one of our handcrafted, award-winning wines. Not sure what to choose? Try a wine flight and discover your favorite flavor.
INDIAN CREEK DISTILLERY Tour the oldest distillery in Ohio, owned by 6th generation descendants of the 200-yearold family farm. Visit the tasting room and learn the history of the Staley Mill Farm, featuring historic photos and artifacts dating back to the early 1800s. Sample a unique early American frontier whisky that is distilled in the same copper pot stills from two centurys ago. Unique to its heritage and rich in the flavors of history, Staley Rye Whiskey is the Spirit of America in a bottle!
9 OLDE SCHOOLHOUSE WINERY In the Fall of 2014, two couples purchased an old brick school house built in 1890 just north of Eaton, and transformed it into a winery and vineyard. The old building has a new life and is home to Preble County’s first and only winery. Take a tour and experience our beautiful up-scale tasting room featuring internationally award-winning wines made on site. Relax and enjoy the outdoor patio with live music on the weekends while you sip on your favorite wine.
Wine Tastings - Private & Public Crafting Events, Flea Markets & More! Indoor & Outdoor Seating by Reservation Dinner Events Private Event Rental 6572 St Rt 47 • Versailles, OH 45380 • (937) 526-3232 • wineryatversailles.com
New Hours! W 1-6, TH & F 1-9, SAT 1-10
Enjoy a glass of award-winning wine in our tasting room or our relaxing covered patio!
4199 S Iddings Rd West Milton, OH
• Visit Preble County’s first and only winery located in an original 1890’s one-room brick schoolhouse
• Experience the beautiful tasting room featuring
internationally award winning wines made on-site
• Events throughout the year • Relax and enjoy Preble County’s finest winery 152 State Route 726 Eaton OH 45320 www.oshwinery.com 937-472-WINE (9463)
Join us on the farm for a wood-fired brick-oven pizza while sipping on your favorite wine or craft brew!
3564 Gordon-Landis Rd. Arcanum, OH 45304 937.417.0565 arwinery.com
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Unique Finds Treasures Our unique shops have
antique treasures awaiting discovery for both casual shoppers & discriminating collectors alike. Arcanum The Iron Key 112 W. George St. (937) 430-7651 Fri - Sun: 10 am - 4 pm The Olde Nostalgia Shoppe 104 W. George St. (937) 692-5055 By appointment only Staley’s Antiques 7 N. Sycamore St. (937) 692-8050 Tues - Sun: 10 am - 5 pm StaleysAntiques.com
Brookville The Little Shop Antiques & Gardens 11716 Baltimore-Phillipsburg Rd. (937) 884-5948 Fri - Sun: 11 am - 5 pm
Rustic Salvage 200 Martin St. (937) 985-7509 Sat: 11 am - 6 pm RusticSalvage.net
The Little Shop of Antiques & Gardens in Brookville
Shelly’s Antiques & Decor 430 S. Broadway St. (937) 417-3194 Wed - Fri: 11 am - 4 pm Sat: 10 am - 4 pm Also open by appointment
BJ Antiques & Collectibles 236 N. Columbia St. (765) 964-5729 Mon - Tues & Thurs - Sun: 12 - 4 pm
Woodmill Co. Antiques 349 W. Park Dr. (937) 547-0306 Sat & Sun: 12 - 6 pm
Oak Street Antiques 324 Oak St. (765) 964-0212 Fri: 10 am - 3 pm Sunday by appointment
New Paris Jamboree Antiques Mall 308 S. Washington St. (937) 720-4064 Thurs - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm Sun: 1 - 5 pm New Paris Antique Mall 102 E. Main St. (937) 437-0048 Tues - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm Sun: 1 - 5 pm www.newparisantiquemall.com RDK Collectibles LLC 114 S. Washington St. (937) 459-0469 or (937) 459-0468 Wed - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm Sun: 12 - 4 pm
Union City Antique Mall 201 N. Columbia St. (765) 964-3203 Mon - Sun: 10 am - 4 pm Whitey’s Garage 1327 N. County Road 500 E (765) 546-8560 Open most Saturdays & Sundays: 12 - 5 pm Also open by appointment
Verona Baltimore House 11632 Baltimore-Phillipsburg Rd. (937) 232-6376 Fri - Sun: 11 am - 5 pm
Peaceful stroll through the beautiful lights of Downtown Greenville
Dynamic Downtown Greenville Friends enjoying First Fridays Chocolate Walk (Samanth McGlothin Photography)
A beautiful evening to gather Downtown
Downtown is the heart of any community and Greenville has managed to keep that spirit alive. A historic district with architecture, charm and a vibrant shopping atmosphere with over 50 quaint shops, stores and dining opportunities for all to enjoy. Downtown Greenville is a place where families come to spend a morning getting breakfast at one of our bakeries, share a Rollin’ 50’s Classic Car Show
conversation on our sidewalks or take an afternoon with friends to shop. It is a place where locals have followed their dreams to open their own businesses with character and commitment. It is a place where stories are created and memories are made. We welcome you to join us downtown, where the past, present and future combine for a place that you will want to visit again and again.
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Local talent performing during the Artisan Stroll
One of the many community events held at the YOLO Urban Park
Soft lights over historic downtown Greenville
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WHISKEY, WINE & ALE TRAIL: 46 Tailspin Brewing Company (Mercer Co.) 47 Moeller Brew Barn, Maria Stein (Mercer Co.) 48 The Winery at Versailles 49 Endless Pint Brewing 50 Twenty-One Barrels Cidery & Winery 51 Moeller Brew Barn, Troy (Miami Co.) 52 A.R. Winery 53 Old Mason Winery & Vineyard (Miami Co.) 54 Indian Creek Distillery (Miami Co.) 55 Olde Schoolhouse Winery (Preble Co.) 56 Moeller Brew Barn, Dayton (Montgomery Co.) *Coming Spring 2022*
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WHERE TO EAT: 17 Do Good Restaurant & Ministry 18 Silas 19 The Whistle Stop 20 The Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe 21 Montage Cafe 22 The Merchant House 23 The Don’s Pizza WHERE TO STAY: 24 Eldora Village Campground 25 French House B&B 26 Hotel Versailles 27 Quality Inn 28 Holiday Inn Express & Suites 29 Baymont by Wyndham 30 Wayman’s Corner B&B
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ATTRACTIONS: 1 Eldora Speedway 2 Annie Oakley Grave 3 Ghyslain Chocolatier 4 Stillwater Valley Golf Club 5 Union City Country Club 6 White Springs Golf Course 7 Garst Museum 8 Turtle Creek Golf Course 9 Historic Bear’s Mill 10 Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum 11 Longtown Site 12 GREAT! Darke County Fair 13 Fort Jefferson 14 Downing Fruit Farm 15 Brumbaugh Fruit & Fun Farm 16 Beechwood Golf Course
Downtown Greenville Map SHOPPING: 1 Happily Ever Co. 2 Refined-Purveyors of Fine Goods 3 Better You Boutique 4 Granny’s Corner 5 Shelly’s Antiques and Decor 6 Four•Twenty•Three 7 Readmore’s Hallmark 8 Sadie Grace 9 Bread of Life Christian Bookstore
WHERE TO EAT: 1 Danny’s Place 2 Beanz Buttercream Bakery 3 The Merchant House 4 The A&B Coffee & Cake Co. 5 Montage Cafe 6 The Coffee Pot 7 The Double M Diner 8 Sure Shot Taphouse 9 The Don’s Pizza
SERVICE: 1 Darke County Foundation 2 Mercer Savings Bank 3 Park National Bank 4 Welcome Center / Visitors Bureau 5 Welcome Center / Main Street Greenville 6 Park National Bank 7 Greenville National Bank 8 Greenville National Bank
PARKS: 1 Rotary Park 2 YOLO Urban Park 3 Annie Oakley Park GOVERNMENT: 1 Greenville Municipal Building 2 Post Office 3 Darke County Courthouse
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This downstairs guest room of the owner’s home has a private bath and entrance. Enjoy a pond, gardens, boardwalk trails and large front porch on this retired 5-acre Christmas tree farm.
This newly renovated 1929 Dutch Colonial house offers 3 room options with private baths, a farmhouse kitchen with Hospitality Center and a large living room for guests use.
Earth & Old Stone Farm 6100 Routzong Rd., Greenville (304) 412-2665 | EOSfarm.org
This 19th century farmhouse surrounded by the rolling landscape and relaxing creek offers accommodations for up to 8 guests.
French House Bed & Breakfast 7660 Burns Rd., Versailles (937) 526-3100 | FrenchHouseBnB.com
This rural setting offers the lower level of the owner’s home with a private entrance, fireplace and kitchenette.
Wayman’s Corner Bed & Breakfast 633 Central Ave., Greenville (937) 316-6074 | WaymansCorner.com
This renovated 1925 Foursquare features all the modern conveniences with private baths and outdoor porches.
Country Outpost Bed & Breakfast 707 Godfrey Rd., Hollansburg (937) 997-2000 | Listed on AirBnB.com DownTowner Bed & Breakfast 201 E. Third St., Greenville (937) 997-2000 | Listed on AirBnB.com
Hotels, Motels Rentals Baymont by Wyndham 851 Martin St., Greenville (937) 490-6225 | WyndhamHotels.com Camp Combs Cottage 1200 Main Dr., Wayne Lakes (765) 993-4180 | Listed on AirBnB.com Charming Studio Apartment 333 West Fourth St., Greenville Listed on AirBnB.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 1195 E. Russ Rd., Greenville (800) HOLIDAY | Hiexpress.com Hotel Versailles - *Coming 2022* 22 North Center St., Versailles (937) 526-3020 | HotelVersaillesOhio.com
This newly-renovated hotel offers a restaurant, fitness center, business center and 1,600 sq. ft. of conference/event space.
This 2nd floor studio apartment in a beautiful home built in the early 1900’s is within walking distance of downtown Greenville.
Stardust Motel 5436 St. Rt. 49 S., Greenville (937) 548-5199
Towne House Motel 209 East Main St., Greenville (937) 548-4171
This cozy fish camp features a remote controlled fireplace, fire-pit, fishing dock, canoe, row boat and connects to a village swimming area on Lake Algonquin.
Quality Inn 1190 E. Russ Rd., Greenville (800) 228-5150 or (937) 316-5252 ChoiceHotels.com
St. Clair Manor 224 E. Third St., Greenville (937) 621-3079 or (937) 623-3241 StClairManor.com
This hotel offers an elevator to handicapaccessible rooms on all three floors, indoor pool, fitness room and a small meeting room.
This modern boutique hotel features enhanced amenities, a fitness room, courtyard, patio, restaurant and an event room with a capacity for 200 guests.
This newly-renovated hotel is convenient to area attractions including Eldora Speedway, as well as restaurants and shops. This motel offers 16 rooms with convenience to the Darke County Fairgrounds. Built in 1896, this Victorian home offers whole house rental on the weekends, perfect for events. Corporate/long-term rentals are also available by the month. This motel offers 20 rooms featuring long-term and weekly rates.
Adventure Lakes & Camping 8600 Versailles Southeastern Rd., Bradford (937) 448-2504 Open year round Arrowhead Campground 1361 Thomas Rd., New Madison (937) 996-6203 | Arrowhead-Campground.com Open April 15 to October 31 Cottonwood Lakes Campground 8549 Althoff Rd., Yorkshire (419) 582-2610 | CottonwoodLakes.com Open April 15 to October 15
Darke County Fairgrounds 800 Sweitzer St., Greenville (937) 548-5044 | DarkeCountyFair.com Open year round
Rossburg Acres 4300 Rossburg-Lightsville Rd., Rossburg (419) 375-4944 | RossburgAcres.com Open May 1 to October 31 Speedy Camping & Parking 4281 N. Star-Ft Loramie Rd., New Weston (937) 338-3311 Open major event weekends Stillwater Beach Campground 8408 Versailles-Southeastern Rd., Bradford (937) 448-2382 Open April 9 to October 9 Wildcat Woods Campground 1355 Wildcat Rd., Greenville (937) 548-7921 WildcatWoodsCampground.com Open April 15 to October 31
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This farm features 140 acres of rolling hills and fields, as well as 20 acres of lakes.
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This location offers fishing lakes, swimming lakes, playground and game room.
The fairgrounds is a 180-acre largely, wooded facility with a self registration system.
This campground offers fishing pond, pool, playground, volleyball and basketball courts, shelter house, wagon rides and planned activities. This campground offers fishing ponds, beach area, playgrounds & large outdoor screen for family movies. This campgrounds is only open during the four major races at Eldora Speedway.
This campground offers many family-friendly activities like fishing ponds, pool, game room, basketball courts, boat rentals, playgrounds and planned activities. Also sell propane.
This campgrounds is only open during the four major races at Eldora Speedway.
Eldora Village 13929 St. Rt. 118, New Weston (937) 338-3815 | EldoraSpeedway.com Open major event weekends
Lazy R Campground 8714 U.S. Rt. 36, Bradford (937) 447-8943 | LazyRCampgrounds.com Open April 15 to October 31
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This campground offers fishing ponds, beach area, playgrounds and a clubhouse.
This campground offers fishing ponds, beach area, paddle boats and shelter house.
Country Outpost B&B
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
An experience that is both
Private dining room
Welcome to Sophisticated and Surprising— Friendly and Fancy— Modern and Memorable.
Silas Restaurant and Lounge
A destination for guests seeking a truly unique experience, whether passing through the area, visiting a local business or celebrating one of life’s memorable moments. Hotel Versailles is rich in tradition and history while generously making room for innovation, inspiration and invention. We have reimagined this hotel to ensure all visitors to Versailles feel our hospitality. With Silas, our spirited restaurant and lounge, and our event space, the 1819 Room, Hotel Versailles creates a modern, world-class experience perfect for any occasion.
The boutique hotel offers 30 rooms, including six suites, enhanced amenities, a fitness room as well as a courtyard and patio. Throughout the space, you will find locally sourced products, showcasing the wonderful items our region has to offer. This includes the pillows, sheets and towels in the guest rooms. Not only are they some of the finest quality, but they also come from Cincinnati-based Standard Textile Company, Inc. and allow us to provide an elevated bedding and bath experience. “The local sourcing will continue through the entire bedding experience—down to the
The 1819 Room - event space for up to 200 guests
mattress. There will be additional surprises from our region in our private bar program, extra amenities and retail offerings. Providing amenities and a comfortable night’s sleep is a basic of guest service but creating a true sense of place and a memorable experience—that’s true hospitality. Our guests will notice items they had no idea were from right here in our region, even if they’ve spent their entire lives here.” – Jack Olshan, Managing Director of Hotel Versailles Throughout your visit, make sure to gather in the hotel’s restaurant and lounge, named Silas, that serves an eclectic mix of cuisines, wines and cocktails inspired from across the world using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The Silas culinary team prides themselves on delivering the freshest dishes in unexpected ways—continuously updating the menu to reflect the latest local harvest. Featuring an array of indoor, outdoor, lounge and private dining, as well as a consistent rotation of live entertainment, each visit will be different than the last.
“Silas will utilize and source the highest quality, sustainable produce and proteins from the surrounding area. By partnering with our local vendors, like Winner’s Quality Meats, King’s Poultry Farm, Weaver Eggs, local Ohio farms
and our own farm at Sycamore Bridge, Silas creative kitchen will create a unique and memorable culinary experience unlike anything in Ohio.” – Aaron Allen, Executive Chef Are you looking for an event space for a corporate meeting, family gathering or wedding? The 1819 Room at Hotel Versailles is served by Silas restaurant and lounge and is designed to host group sizes up to 200 with its own courtyard overlooking historic town square. The space is equipped with its own bar, audio-visual technologies, private bathrooms, a coat room and an infant care room, making it ideal for any occasion. At Hotel Versailles, you’ll enjoy an experience that is both Sophisticated and Surprising— Friendly and Fancy—Modern and Memorable. You’ll find nooks and crannies for community and conversation. Warm and inviting like the people who live and work and love here. To learn more about the hospitality and culinary experience, follow Hotel Versailles and Silas on Facebook and Instagram @hotelversaillesohio and @silascreativekitchen. Visit HotelVersaillesOhio.com to reserve your next experience.
Comfortable, modern rooms with enhanced amenities
Seasoned stak and sides from the Merchant House
Savor the Flavors D E F I N I N G Enjoy the local cuisine and specialties that put Darke County on the culinary map. You’ll be surprised by what the chefs in our down-home diners and fine-dining hot spots are dishing up!
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D I N I N G Arcanum
M ‘n M Petro & Deli 201 S. Main St., Ansonia (937) 337-5661 Lunch |
Farmer Brown Restaurant 6363 Hollansburg-Sampson Rd. Arcanum | (937) 692-8774 Lunch & Dinner |
Thwaits Bar & Grill 200 Covington St., Ansonia (937) 337-9995 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner |
Huston’s Restaurant 9 E. Water St., Arcanum (937) 692-8576 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner |
Whistle Stop (The) 200 S. Main St., Ansonia (937) 337-4101 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner |
Miller’s Tavern 15 N. High St., Arcanum (937) 692-5359 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner |
Wooden Spoon (The) 9690 US Rt. 127, Ansonia (937) 548-9770 Breakfast & Lunch |
Petey’s Pizza 2494 US Rt. 127, Ansonia (937) 692-8384 Dinner |
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Greek salad, croissant and a German chocolate cupcake from The Coffee Pot
Coffee cake from A & B Coffee & Cake Co.
Picnic’s Pizza & Grill 3 E. Woodside Dr., Arcanum (937) 692-6112 Lunch & Dinner | Toni & John’s Route 571 Diner 8975 St. Rt. 574, Arcanum (937) 569-0112 Lunch & Dinner |
Bradford Cafe 721 133 N. Miami Ave., Bradford (937) 541-3439 Dinner | Clark’s Pizza House & Restaurant 125 N. Miami Ave., Bradford (937) 448-6577 Dinner | T-B’s Place & Patio 118 E. Main St., Bradford (937) 448-2226 Dinner |
Burkettsville Gilbert Station Bar & Grill 13 W. Main St., Burkettsville (419) 375-4880 Lunch & Dinner | Wagon Wheel Nite Club 31 W. Main St., Burkettsville (419) 375-4820 Lunch & Dinner |
Gettysburg B & D Pizza and Subs 130 E. Main St., Gettysburg (937) 447-2627 Dinner |
Greenville A & B Coffee & Cake Co. 501 S. Broadway, Greenville (937) 621-2675 Breakfast | Asian Buffet 521 Wagner Ave., Greenville (937) 316-6111 Lunch & Dinner | Beanz Buttercream Bakery 180 E. Third St., Greenville (937) 459-5008 Baked goods | Bismark Donuts 678 Wagner Ave., Greenville (937) 459-4112 Baked goods | Blue Lantern Tea 106 N. Broadway, Greenville (937) 423-2862 Variety of artisan teas | Bob Evans Restaurant 1366 Wagner Ave. Greenville (937) 547-9193 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner |
Brewer’s Gatehouse 1054 Main Dr., Greenville (937) 459-5002 Lunch & Dinner | China Garden 1303 Wagner Ave., Greenville (937) 548-4705 Lunch & Dinner | Coffee Pot (The) 537 S. Broadway, Suite 101 Greenville | (937) 459-5498 Breakfast & Lunch | Coles’ Front Street Inn Restaurant 812 Front St., Greenville (937) 548-8727 Breakfast & Lunch | Dairy Barn (The) (seasonal) 1271 Sweitzer St., Greenville (937) 548-3555 Lunch & Dinner | Dairy King 805 Martin St., Greenville (937) 459-5021 Lunch & Dinner | Dairy Queen 1510 Wagner Ave., Greenville (937) 459-4548 Lunch & Dinner |
Glazed chicken, red skin mashed potatoes, and green bean almondine from Do Good
Chicken Mac n’ Cheese Waffles from the Merchant House
Feed Your Cravings Greenville (cont.) Danny’s Place 308 S. Broadway, Greenville (937) 548-2127 Lunch & Dinner–Breakfast on Fridays | Don’s Pizza (The) 617 S. Broadway, Greenville (937) 547-1113 Lunch & Dinner | Double M Diner 537 S. Broadway, Suite 104 Greenville | (937) 547-3031 Breakfast & Lunch | El Carreton Mexican Grill 401 Wagner Ave., Greenville (937) 316-6183 Lunch & Dinner | Hot Head Burritos 1324 Wagner Ave. Greenville | (937) 548-1060 Lunch & Dinner |
Jack’s Cabin 851 Martin St., Greenville (937) 548-1763 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner |
Las Marias Mexican Grill 1160 E. Russ Rd., Greenville (937) 316-8484 Lunch & Dinner |
Jim’s Drive-In (seasonal) 100 Martz St., Greenville (937) 548-5078 Lunch & Dinner–Take-out only |
Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe 125 N. Broadway, Greenville (937) 548-9340 Lunch & Dinner |
JT’s Brew & Grill 1475 Wagner Ave., Greenville (937) 548-1400 Lunch & Dinner–Breakfast on Sundays |
Merchant House (The) 406 S. Broadway, Greenville (937) 459-4405 Lunch & Dinner |
Kathy’s Restaurant 416 Martin St., Greenville (937) 547-1651 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner | La Carreta 925 Sweitzer St., Greenville (937) 459-4708 Lunch & Dinner |
Montage Cafe 527 S. Broadway, Greenville (937) 548-1950 Breakfast & Lunch | Sloopy’s 1240 E. Russ Rd., Greenville (937) 548-0019 Lunch & Dinner |
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Bacon cheeseburger on a pretzel bun from Gilbert Station
Sure Shot Tap House 117 E. Fifth St., Greenville (937) 549-5117 Lunch & Dinner | Teaford’s Pizza & Subs 101 Pine St., Greenville (937) 547-9383 Lunch & Dinner–Take out only | Thirsty Turtle Lounge 6545 US Rt. 36, Greenville (937) 548-2700 Lunch & Dinner | Tolly’s Gastropub 644 Wagner Ave., Greenville (937) 459-5225 Lunch & Dinner | Vint’s Family Restaurant 1226 Sweitzer St., Greenville (937) 548-1803 Lunch & Dinner | Win Nutrition 684 Wagner Ave., Greenville (419) 953-5640 Nutrition Shakes & Drinks |
Hollansburg Sam’s Place 3103 Hollansburg Tampico Rd., Hollansburg (937) 997-2844 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner |
New Madison Firpo’s Bar & Grill 113 E. Washington, New Madison (937) 996-0742 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner | Schlechty’s Sports Bar & Grill 124 W. Washington, New Madison (937) 775-4005 Lunch & Dinner | Snack Shop 395 N. Main St., New Madison (937) 996-5591 Lunch & Dinner |
New Weston Harry Birt’s General Store 501 Main St., New Weston (937) 338-3111 Chocolates & Candy. Fresh produce. |
North Star BG’s Restaurant & Lounge 26 S. Main St., North Star (419) 336-7641 Lunch & Dinner |
Osgood Do Good Restaurant & Ministry 25 W. Main St., Osgood (419) 582-4663 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner |
Hot wings from JT’s Brew & Grill
Palestine Sharp’s Tavern 101 S. Main St., Palestine (937) 548-7454 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner |
Union City A&W All American Food (seasonal) 800 E. Elm St., Union City (937) 968-5424 Lunch & Dinner | Ghyslain Chocolatier 350 W. Deerfield Rd., Union City (765) 964-7305 Gourmet chocolates & pastries | Taqueria Luz Tacos 228 N. Columbia St., Union City (937) 968-3151 Lunch & Dinner |
Versailles Alice’s Dairy Bar (seasonal) 892 E. Main St., Versailles (937) 526-9950 Lunch & Dinner | Brown’s Sweet Shop 40 E. Main St., Versailles (937) 526-3722 Breakfast & Lunch |
Excellent Eats Versailles (cont.)
Creekside Bar & Grill 176 N. Center St., Versailles (937) 526-4038 Lunch & Dinner | Endless Pint Brewing 39 E. Main St., Versailles (937) 827-0318 Lunch & Dinner | Gus’s Cafe 16 Marker Rd., Versailles (937) 827-0275 Breakfast & Lunch | McBo’s Lanes 498 W. Main St., Versailles (937) 526-4938 Lunch & Dinner |
Mi Casa Mexican Grill 17 E. Main St., Versailles Lunch & Dinner |
Silas (coming Spring 2022) 21 W. Main St., Versailles (317) 656-1565 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner |
Loaded fries from Whistle Stop Cafe
Winery at Versailles (The) 6572 S.R. 47, Versailles (937) 526-3232 Lunch & Dinner |
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Nature, Parks Preserves
Aerial view of the 18th Century Log House and Blacksmith Shop atShawnee Prairie Preserve
Nature, Parks Preserves
Observation deck at Turkeyfoot Preserve
Kayaking Greenville Creek
Majestic trees at Eidson Woods Preserve
Wildlife on the Tecumseh Trail Multiuse Path
Explore the Outdoors A D V E N T U R E
A W A I T S
Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, naturalist or adventurer, Darke County has everything you need to plan the perfect escape.
we do say so ourselves, and you can explore them through our excellent system of parks, pathways, and preserves.
When the first European immigrants explored the western Ohio frontier, they found thick forests and endless swamps. Over the years a lot of the trees were used to build sturdy pioneer houses and barns, and most of the swamps were filled in to make the rich farmland we take so much pride in today. While Darke County might not look how it did a few hundred years ago, we still have some of the most beautiful wild spaces in this country, if
The crown jewel of Darke County’s parks is Shawnee Prairie Preserve & Nature Center just outside Greenville. With forest paths, meadow overlooks, and a nature center with educational displays, animal ambassadors and interactive exhibits, Shawnee is a great destination for families looking to learn more about our wild heritage. In September, Prairie Days takes over Shawnee Preserve, with historical reenactments and more fun activities than you can shake a caramel apple at. The folks at Darke County Parks maintain numerous other parks and preserves around the county as well, including Routzong
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Preserve, Turkeyfoot Preserve, and Eidson Woods Preserve. Our towns have some lovely green spaces too, whether you want to have a picnic, throw a frisbee, or just go for a walk to enjoy the outdoors. Looking to get some exercise? Consider taking a run or a bike ride on our fourteen mile Tecumseh Trail path—which is being expanded and will eventually stretch all the way across our beautiful county—or put a canoe on the water and paddle down scenic Greenville Creek. Between our small towns stretch miles of beautiful countryside and wild woodlands. Step outdoors and enjoy the natural wonder of Darke County.
Nature, Parks Preserves
Breathtaking scenery at Historic Bear’s Mill
Anthony Wayne Peace Council House at Prairie Ridge Meadow
Kayak rentals available from Bish Discovery Center at Alice Bish Park
Get Back to Nature Y O U R
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Alice Bish Park & Canoe Launch
This 7.5 acre park is accessible from Ohio and Fourth Streets, and mirrors the course of Greenville Creek with sightings of wildflowers, waterfowl, songbirds and colorful leaves. The park hosts the Bish Discovery Center, where visitors can learn about sustainable living, renewable energy and how to have a positive impact on the environment. The center is also the District’s hub for outdoor recreation. A paved canoe and kayak launch provides access to Greenville Creek and the Tecumseh Trail runs through this park. Bike, canoe and kayak rentals are available.
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Anthony Wayne Peace Council House
Located across from Garst Museum in Greenville, this building honors the Native American tribes who signed the Treaty of Greene Ville with General Wayne. Open on select dates.
Historic Bear’s Mill
This 35 acre park offers woodlands, dams and levees along a peaceful stretch of Greenville Creek. On the National Register of Historic Places, it hosts one of the few operating water-powered gristmills in Ohio. Visitors can hike the woodland trails, tour the mill, shop
at the Mill Store and visit the Art Gallery. Public paddling access is available at this park.
Coppess Nature Sanctuary
Located between Ansonia and Union City, this 32-acre area is typical Darke County woodland with a mix of hickory, oak, beech and maple.
Donna May Campbell Preserve
Located along the head-waters of the Stillwater River, this preserve is a fine example of riparian habitat. This 4 acre park is home to beaver, raccoon, fox, deer, woodpecker and many other types of wildlife.
Nature, Parks Preserves
Shawnee Prairie Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie Preserve
Spectacular foilage at Routzong Preserve
Eidson Woods Preserve
Eidson Woods Preserve consists of 55 acres of maturing woodland and 15 acres of intermediate succession savanna. Providing an excellent range of habitats and species, this preserve gives visitors a look at what a maturing woodlands in Darke County can offer.
Prairie Ridge Meadow / Tecumseh Point
Containing more than 100 species of grasses and flowering plants native to Darke County, this site has both natural and historic significance.
This beech-maple forest is an area of interest during every season. More than 1.5 miles of trails are here to explore in these 55 acres located off State Route 571 East.
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Shawnee Prairie Preserve
Located west of Greenville, this 118-acre preserve is the largest Darke County park. Enjoy a leisurely walk through trails showcasing the three habitats of this park: woodlands, wetlands and prairies. Also found at Shawnee Prairie is the Nature Center, park offices, sugar shack, a natural play area for children, and an 18th century Log House and blacksmith shop.
Tecumseh Trail Multiuse Path
From the Tecumseh Trail Hub, located on Bridge Street in Gettysburg, enjoy over fourteen miles of Darke County Parks’ multiuse trail system leading you through pristine Darke County countryside. As you bike, run, walk, or ride along the path, you can hope to encounter a wide variety of wild flowers, colorful songbirds, historic bridges and pristine creek corridors.
Bish Discovery Center at Alice Bish Park
This Preserve boasts 60 acres of reestablished prairie and managed wetlands accessible from State Route 121 South of Greenville. This significant birding area hosts a wide variety of grassland species, including Turkeyfoot grass for which the park is named.
Located west of Ansonia on State Route 47, this diverse 60-acre preserve provides a glimpse of Ohio as it was prior to settlement. The combination of quality habitats makes this area a premiere birding location.
Worth Family Nature Preserve
This 35-acre preserve borders the pristine head waters of The State Scenic River, Greenville Creek with a mixture of floodplain, hardwood forests, upland meadows and thickets.
Prairie Days at Shawnee Prairie Preserve
Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland event at Shawnee Prairie
Natural playzone at Shawnee Prairie Preserve
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Not to Miss Events For a full list of events in Darke County, please visit our website. Year Round
Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie 4267 St. Rt. 502, Greenville DarkeCountyParks.org
Darke County Sheriff’s Home & Sport Expo 800 Sweitzer St., Greenville DarkeCountyFair.com
Lectures, Classes and Special Events – Darke County Parks 4267 St. Rt. 502, Greenville DarkeCountyParks.org
Friends of Bear’s Mill Soup ‘n Bowl 6450 Arcanum Bears Mill Rd., Greenville | BearsMill.com
April - October
Darke County Spring Wine Festival Downtown Greenville (937) 526-3232
April - December
First Fridays Downtown Greenville S. Broadway, Greenville MainStreetGreenville.org
January Taste of Wine & Jazz 527 S. Broadway, Downtown Greenville CenterForArts.net
Vendor wares at the Gathering at the Garst
Arcanum Golf Cart Parade
Thrill of the Grill 6572 St. Rt. 47, Versailles WineryatVersailles.com Art at The Mill 6450 Arcanum Bears Mill Rd., Greenville | BearsMill.com
Candle making at Prairie Days
Delicious treats at Versailles Poultry Days
Arcanum Brick Street Block Party
Hometown Holiday Horse Parade in Greenville
May Spring Open House at Bear’s Mill 6450 Arcanum Bears Mill Rd., Greenville | BearsMill.com Arcanum Old Fashioned Days George St., Arcanum
June 10 – 12
June 14 – 16
Barbeque & Blues Greenville CenterForArts.net
Willowdell Wiener Fest Downtown Willowdell Facebook: Willowdell Wiener Fest
Kings Royal 13929 St. Rt. 118, New Weston EldoraSpeedway.com
North Star Community Picnic Community Center (formerly the elementary school grounds), North Star Facebook: North Star Community Center
Steam Threshers Reunion York Woods, US 127 N., Greenville DarkeCountySteam.com
Ringer Classic Horseshoe Tournament Greenville City Park HorseshoePitching.com
Ohio Dreamfest J&M Ranch, 6129 Reed Rd., Ansonia (937) 621-9091 Facebook: Ohio Dreamfest
June 9 – 11
Dirt Late Model Dream 13929 St. Rt. 118, New Weston EldoraSpeedway.com
Taste of Wine & Jazz 527 S. Broadway, Downtown Greenville CenterForArts.net Versailles Poultry Days Heritage Park, Versailles VersaillesPoultryDays.com
Farm Power of the Past 800 Sweitzer St., Greenville GreenvilleFarmPower.org
Gathering at Garst 205 N. Broadway, Greenville GatheringatGarst.com Annie Oakley Festival 800 Sweitzer St., Greenville AnnieOakleyFestival.org Sips and Sounds 6572 St. Rt. 47, Versailles WineryatVersailles.com
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World’s Longest Yard Sale (800) 504-2995 VisitDarkeCounty.org Great! Darke County Fair 800 Sweitzer St., Greenville DarkeCountyFair.com Versailles FareFest 21 W. Main St., Versailles (937) 526-3020 Brick Street Block Party Downtown Arcanum (937) 692-8310 Facebook: Brick Street Block Party Apache Troop Gauntlet 5K Adventure Race 440 Greenville-Nashville Rd., Greenville TheGauntletTrailRun.com
September Rollin’ 50’s Classics Car Show S. Broadway, Downtown Greenville World 100 13929 St. Rt. 118, New Weston EldoraSpeedway.com
Carnival games at the GREAT! Darke County Fair
Autumn Farm Fest 6420 Hollansburg-Arcanum Rd., Arcanum BrumbaughFruitFarm.com
Beggars Night Downtown Greenville MainStreetGreenville.org
Illumination Festival 800 Sweitzer St., Greenville IlluminationFestival.org
Ghost Walk Downtown Greenville CenterForArts.net
Versailles MusicFest Heritage Park, Versailles Facebook: VHSAlumniEvents
Prairie Days 4267 St. Rt. 502, Greenville DarkeCountyParks.org Farm-to-Table 6572 St. Rt. 47, Versailles WineryatVersailles.com
October Bradford Pumpkin Show BradfordPumpkinShow.org Phyllis Mong Day of Harvest Downtown Greenville MainStreetGreenville.org Harvest of Quilts 800 Sweitzer St., Greenville (937) 548-7084
Christmas Preview at Bear’s Mill 6450 Arcanum Bears Mill Rd., Greenville | BearsMill.com Candlelight Dinners on the Prairie 4267 St. Rt. 502, Greenville DarkeCountyParks.org Hometown Holiday Horse Parade Downtown Greenville MainStreetGreenville.org
December Candlelight Walk 6450 Arcanum Bears Mill Rd., Greenville | BearsMill.com Walking in a Winter Wonderland 4267 St. Rt. 502, Greenville DarkeCountyParks.org
Family fun at the Bradford Pumpkin Show
Since carved from a Darke County cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to become one of the world’s most famous speedways. Owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, IndyCar, and USAC driving champion, Tony Stewart, since 2004, Eldora continues to be the home of the biggest events in short-track racing. Holding special events from April through October, Eldora’s annual marquee events include: the $128,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend (June); the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal Weekend featuring the World of Outlaws (July); the 52nd running of the World 100 Weekend - The Biggest Dirt Race In The World® (September); and open-wheel racing’s annual homecoming, the historic 4-Crown Nationals (September).
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Simply Artistic The arts in Darke County are a fusion of creativity, innovation and rich, authentic local flavor.
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Darke County Center for the Arts
Memorial Hall, 215 W. Fourth St., Greenville (937) 547-1467 Named after a local artist and art teacher, this gallery has fulfilled Ms. Bier’s wish for a place in Greenville where people of all colors, all creeds and all walks of life can work for development of artistic skills and higher cultural standards for our community. Call for hours and exhibits.
115 N. Howard St., Union City (765) 964-7227 | ArtsDepot.org Located in an historic train depot, this association offers events ranging from jazz to bluegrass concerts, drama to dance, art classes to art shows and poetry readings to photography. Call for hours and exhibits.
520 Sycamore St., Greenville (937) 547-0908 | CenterForArts.net This arts council promotes all forms of art within the county, and strives to expand opportunities for cultural enrichment by attracting high-quality performing artists. DCCA is also committed to the preservation of the Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall as an important cultural center.
Darke County Civic Theater
PO Box 255, Greenville (937) 815-1582 | DarkeCountyCivicTheater.org The nonprofit organization, established in 1995, performs six shows during its season. The schedule features two melodramas, two murder mysteries and two full-length stage productions. Shows are performed at various locations including St. Memorial Hall, Montage Cafe and area festivals. The Darke County Civic Theater strives to provide exciting entertainment to the community while providing opportunities for those interested to learn about theatre and production.
Arts Culture Towne & Country Players present Mary Poppins at the Versailles Performing Arts Center
Historic Bear’s Mill
6450 Arcanum-Bear’s Mill Rd., Greenville (937) 548-5112 | BearsMill.com Art, history and culture are combined at Historic Bear’s Mill with stimulating results. The Gallery at Bear’s Mill showcases art exhibits which rotate on a monthly basis, with receptions for the artists on the final Friday of each month. Closed on Mondays.
Sculptural Village of Versailles
Located throughout the Village of Versailles Discover the Sculptural Village of Ohio located in Versailles. Twelve life-size bronzed sculptures blend delightfully into this charming community. Most of the art is lit for viewing at night, and all but one piece is publicly accessible. Call the Darke County Visitors Bureau at (800) 504-2995 for a detailed brochure and map.
Two Story Mural
Darke County Civic Theaters present The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe at St. Clair Memorial Hall
Versailles The life size mural that spans the entire west side of “La Pharmacie Versailles” depicts a sampling of establishments along a French village avenue. Painted by local artist Pam Sommer, the mural is dominated by the two story “Le Restaurant” and adjacent “L’Hôtel de Versailles” which are connected to the single story “Pharmacie” after passing by a stoned arched intersecting avenue.
Versailles Performing Arts Center
280 Marker Rd., Versailles (937) 507-1513 This space with seating for 450 is equipped for state-of-the-art sound and lighting with a fully rigged stage for performances and events. It contains a small orchestra pit for musical accompaniment and a second-level control room that can synchronize the electronic equipment. On display outside the auditorium is a custom-made display case showcasing historical artifacts from the Versailles Exempted Village School District dating back to the 1800s. Custom-designed floor patterns with tiger paw prints and tiger striping in the terrazzo line the surrounding hallways. Classrooms for vocal and instrumental instruction are adjacent to the center. This layout was designed to create a flow of use for the performance area.
Art by Maureen O’Keefe in the Anna Bier Gallery
Bronze musicians in the Sculptural Village of Versailles
Pottery exhibit in the art gallery at Historic Bear’s Mill
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Communities to Explore Discover the vibrant communities the county has to offer. From quaint, small towns to bustling downtowns to rolling farmland, Darke County has a little something for everyone.
The Village of Ansonia is a small, rural community located in northern Darke County at the intersection of State Routes 47 and 118.
Located in the southwest corner of Darke County, Arcanum is approximately 35 miles northwest of Dayton, Ohio and 15 miles east from the Indiana border.
The Village of Bradford is situated in both Miami and Darke Counties. The village dates back to 1857, when the first train reached the end of the railhead at the Miami/Darke County line.
Burkettsville was founded after the construction of a railroad line through northern Darke County in 1883. It was one of the last communities to be established in northern Darke / southern Mercer Counties.
This village is located on the Darke / Preble County line between Greenville and Eaton.
Gettysburg was founded by natives of Adams County, Pennsylvania in the late 1820s. When the settlement was platted in 1842, the community was named for the county seat of Adams County.
City Villages Gordon
Gordon was platted in 1849 and named for one of its first settlers. It was located at the intersection of the Dayton and Union and Ohio Electric railroads. Greenville is the historic location of Fort Greene Ville, a pioneer fort built under General Anthony Wayne’s command. At over 55 acres, this was the largest wooden fortification ever built. It was here that the Treaty of Greenville was signed on August 3, 1795, bringing peace to the area and opening up the Northwest Territory for settlement. Greenville is the only city in Darke County and is the county seat.
The Village of Hollansburg is situated on the Ohio / Indiana border.
John Colville platted the village of Ithaca in 1832 and gave it the name of “Twinsborough.” Its location on an established highway and along the Ohio Electric Railway caused the community to grow rapidly.
New Madison was platted by Zadock Smith in 1817 for purposes of land speculation.
New Weston was founded in the 1880s during the construction of a railroad line through Allen Township. It was one of the last communities to be founded in Darke County. North Star was platted in 1852 along the road between Greenville and Celina, approximately midway between the two cities. Its name was derived from its location on the edge of the Great Black Swamp, as it was the northernmost point in Darke County that was not wetland.
Osgood was founded in the 1880s. While its earliest settlers were primarily Protestants, a Roman Catholic parish was erected in the village in 1906. Today, St. Nicholas’ Catholic Church has been recognized as a historic site.
Palestine was platted by Samuel Loring in 1833.
Pitsburg was founded under the name of “Arnettsville” in the 19th century.
Rossburg was platted by John G. Ross in 1868. The village was very small until a period of growth began circa 1883, when a railroad line was built through Rossburg.
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The village of Union City sprawls across the state line and into Indiana. The community shares some public services, civic organizations and a chamber of commerce, as well as similar goals of growth and quality of life for its people.
Founded in 1819, the village is named after the city of Versailles in France. This community is known for its dedication and hard work to community and its labor force, school system, and way of life. Manufacturing, meat, pasta, eggs, retail and trucking, as well as a variety of service industries provide its citizens with diverse occupational opportunities.
Although most of west central Ohio is a flat landscape intersected with shallow river valleys, Wayne Lakes is located among a series of southwest trending gravel hills over a thick base of limestone. In the early days of the county, this spot of land was known as the Hills of Judea - named by a famous traveler because the area’s beauty reminded him of the Hills of Judea of biblical fame.
The smallest village in Darke County, Yorkshire was incorporated in 1901.
Taking a stroll in scenic Greenville City Park
Fresh produce at the Farmer’s Market in Downtown Greenville
A day of play at Bradford Park
Darke County offers scenic wide-open countryside
A great place to live, work and play
Enjoying retirement in Downtown Greenville
Excellent golf courses to enjoy around the county
Darke County’s hometown atmosphere offers simple, family living. Darke County is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. We have scenic, wide-open spaces if country living is your cup of tea, and numerous charming small towns. Greenville has a population of about 13,000 people and a thriving downtown district that is easily walkable and full of great shops, eateries, and cultural opportunities. Over 50,000 people live in this county, and we’d love to add you to that number.
shops, cafes, and restaurants that offer everything from country cooking to ethnic cuisine.
Situated in west central Ohio’s fertile farm country, Darke County is just a two hour drive from Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Indianapolis, Indiana. In under an hour, you can drive from Greenville to downtown Dayton, a city with a metro population of nearly a million folks and all the cultural and culinary adventures you could wish for. Living in Darke County truly offers the best of both worlds— the simplicity and beauty of rural life, with the excitement and diversity of the big city just a hop, skip, and a jump away.
Moving with kiddos? Darke County has eight public school districts with over 10,000 students, and also has a few private religious schools and a Montessori school. If your kids (or you!) are college bound, there are several community and vocational colleges in and around Darke County that offer affordable education options.
Darke County offers a low cost of living and affordable housing, with a real estate market that can find you the perfect home to lay out your welcome mat. Our excellent employment market encompasses retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and a wide array of other opportunities.
Many of our small towns feature lovely historic architecture in their downtown districts, with brick buildings dating to the 1800s. Downtown Greenville has been recognized as a National Historic District, and while the storefronts are fully occupied, the district appears much as it might have in the memories of our town’s older storytellers.
Adults and little ones alike will love our green parks and preserves. Our towns feature parks with playgrounds and space to walk, run, bike, or just sit and enjoy the scenery. Nature preserves around the county let you get away from all the bustle of town and enjoy Ohio’s wild beauty. These spaces provide a great way to watch the seasons change as well, whether it’s with gorgeous Fall foliage signaling the arrival of sweater weather and baked goodies, or the first buds of Spring promising warmer, sunnier days ahead.
The storefronts in Greenville and neighboring towns feature an eclectic mix of clothing boutiques, antique stores, home decor shops, and more, and that’s before we get to the coffee
We love a good excuse for a party in these parts, and festivals and parades take place all around the county throughout the year. Carve a jack o’ lantern at Bradford’s Pumpkin Show,
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celebrate local history at Arcanum Old Fashioned Days, chow down on a chicken dinner at Versailles Poultry Days, or help make apple butter at Prairie Days at Shawnee Prairie. Downtown Greenville hosts several parades, including the legendary Hometown Holiday Horse Parade each November, which was recently voted the best parade in Ohio by the readers of Ohio Magazine. And, of course, you won’t want to miss The Great Darke County Fair, the best county fair in the state! If you’re looking for a little bit of culture, we aren’t all hay bales and hoedowns out here in the country. Darke County Center for the Arts curates a diverse slate of concerts, plays, and other cultural events throughout the year, many of which take place in the gorgeously restored St. Clair Memorial Hall performing arts center. Take in an art show at Historic Bear’s Mill, or grab a drink and listen to a talented musician at one of our coffee shops or bars. We offer a little something for everyone in Darke County, and we’d love to show you what we’re all about. We serve a big table, and there’s room for everyone. We’ll save you a seat.
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