Prairie Days schedule packed with entertainment

Darke County Parks’ Prairie Days is set to take place September 24th and 25th and you don’t want to miss all of the entertainment being offered! Step back in time and walk through the encampment, speak with the historical interpreters, and make and take children’s crafts, candle dipping, and more.

Join in the Best Beard competition, Sack Races, Strong Man Contest, and more during the Pioneer Olympics (Sat and Sun). You can also visit with DCP’s raptor ambassadors during Birds Under the Buckeye (Sat 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and Sun 2:00pm). The stage will be busy all weekend long with performances by the Darke County Civic Theater (Sat 1:00pm and Sun 12:45pm), The SilverGrass Band (Sat 10:30am), Ted Yoder (Sat 3:00pm), and Mora & The Boys (Sun 3:00pm).

The Old Thyme Garden is adjacent to the log house. Garden enthusiasts can stop and explore the garden, as well as talk with members of the Old Thyme Gardener’s Club.

There will also be a basket raffle drawing sponsored by the Friends of the Parks on Sunday at 4:30pm. Stop by the nature center to check out the baskets available and enter the raffle.

What better way to enjoy the festival and entertainment than with some delicious food? Blowin’ Smoke BBQ, Mike’s Concessions, and Just Ice Cream will all be offering delicious food. Stop by Mad Anthony’s Tavern for an ice-cold refreshment. There’s fun for the entire family at Prairie Days! For more information please visit www.darkecountyparks.org or call the Nature Center at 937-548-0165.

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