Festivals

June

Bridges, Bikes, and Blues

Tour Preble County's eight historic covered bridges at the Preble County Historical Society's annual Bridges, Bikes, and Blues tour. Grab a pancake breakfast at PCHS's property before setting out on the scenic 75-mile ride. End in downtown Eaton for a street full of bikes, live music, raffle prizes, vendors, and a beer garden!

June 17, 2017 (3rd Sat. in June)

(937) 787-4256

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August

Preble County Fair

Take in all things Preble County at the famous Preble County Fair! There's something to do every day, including a country concert, Preble County idol finals, demolition derby, tractor pulls, tug-a-truck, lawnmower derby, rodeo, and much more! Get a weekly pass to make sure and enjoy all the Preble County Fair has to offer!

July 29-Aug. 5

(937) 456-3748

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Derby Days in Lewisburg

Enjoy some old-fashioned soapbox derby races during this three-day festival in quaint Lewisburg. There's bingo night, pork chops from the Lion's Club, a kiddie tractor pull, a cruise-in, motorcycle night, a street dance, and Saturday, the festival culminates with the races followed that night with a huge fireworks display!

August 17-19

(937) 962-4377

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September

Preble County Pork Festival

Bring your appetite to the famous Preble County Pork Festival. Browse hundreds of vendors on your way to the smorgasbord or short order lines and see why people travel hundreds of miles to Preble County in late September. The weekend also features entertainment, a petting zoo, and pig races. If you don't get enough, get some pork to go at the country store!

September 16-17 (3rd full weekend in Sept.)

(937) 456-7273

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AppleFest in New Paris

Bring your family and friends to the friendly little Village of New Paris for a two-day fun-filled street fair festival featuring: craft and festival/flea market, vendors, apple baking contest, food vendors and beer garden, games and parade, car and tractor shows, and a kiddie tractor pull!

September 23-24

(937) 437-0048

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October

Oktoberfest in West Alexandria

A wonderful Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, held annually in a beautiful community park for 46 years. Come and enjoy a peaceful Fall weekend with handmade crafts and delicious food, much of it home made by local organizations.

Sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club.

October 14-15

(937) 839-5483

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Black Walnut Festival in Camden

Another popular fall festival in Preble County, the Black Walnut Festival overtakes the village of Camden with streets packed with arts and crafts vendors, food, a petting zoo, musical entertainment, and a chainsaw artist!

Don't forget to try the Lion's Club's famous black walnut ice cream!

October 20-21

(937) 452-3076

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November

White Christmas in Eaton

Held annually in downtown Eaton the Friday after Thanksgiving to herald in the holiday season. Includes children's parade to welcome Santa Claus, and closes with a tree lighting ceremony. Usually followed by a preview of the upcoming holiday lighting display at Fort St. Clair, Whispering Christmas.

Friday after Thanksgiving

(937) 456-4125

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December

Whispering Christmas in Eaton

The best display of Christmas lights in the area, Whispering Christmas began in 1987 with just 800 lights. Today the display has grown to over 1.2 million lights. For donation only, take a ride through beautiful Fort St. Clair Park in Eaton for a display you're sure to want to come back to. Santa will make regular appearances in his cabin!

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Eaton, Ohio 45320

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