Big Daddy Weave to take main stage at Illumination 2022. (submitted photo)

Illumination Ready For Big Day

Illumination Light in the Darke 2022 ready for daylong Saturday event

GREENVILLE – Illumination Light in the Darke 2022 begins tomorrow morning, September 17th at the Great Darke County Fair Grounds with many events taking place.

“The weather looks fantastic for Saturday,” said Marty McCabe. “Couldn’t dial up a better forecast.”

Main stage attractions include; Big Daddy Weave, Attaboy, Riley Clemmons and Mac Powell.

“We have eight food trucks coming anywhere from Heavenly Pretzel to Martin’s Lemonade to Badger’s Barbeque and everything in between,” McCabe noted.

The games on the midway have a 12 noon start time and all games are free to the public.

“We have 11 different games this year … we have inflatables, rock climbing wall, laser tag, just a bunch of great games,” said McCabe. ‘We have the Virtual Reality trailer that was at the fair.’

Three local bands will be playing in the Coffee House located in the Ohio Spiritual Center located on the fair grounds.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with Attaboy opening at 5 p.m.

“What is kind of neat this year; we have the Final Bow Dance Studio performing around 6:30 p.m.,” McCabe shared. “That will be the Warehouse Dance Group on the main stage.”

McCabe took a moment to share the goals of the annual Illumination event.

“Our goal is to bring the love of Jesus Christ to Darke County through music, to lift people’s spirits,” McCabe stated. “The community works together on this which is always a good thing. We have churches that help park cars – there is pretty good cooperation with our local churches.”

Attaboy to perform and Illumination 2022 at the fairgrounds. (submitted photo)
Riley Clemmons (submitted photo)
Mac Powell (submitted photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at or 937-459-9547.

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