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Festival Results for 2013

Courtney Osborne Miss Annie Oakley 2013
Allison Moore Best Costume- not pictured
Allysa Baumgardner First Runner Up
Allison Osborne Second Runner Up
Alia Hunt Little Miss Annie  2013
Andy Miller Little Mr Buffalo Bill 2013
2 Little Mr contestants
6 Little Miss Contestants

Sponsored by Diane Evans Insurance, Greenville, OH

 2013 Photo Contest Winners

Name Catorgory Placing
Howard Holland Best of Show - Adult 1 st
Eileen Litchfield Landscape 1st
Howard Holland Landscape 2nd
Howard Holland Portrait 1st
Howard Holland Architecture 1st
Eileen Litchfield Architecture 2nd
Howard Holland Enhanced 1st

Sponsored by Timothy Clopp Photography, Arcanum, OH



2013 Ugly Boot Contest Winners
Name Placing
Evan Addis 3 rd  $   5.00
Blake Addis 2 nd  $ 10.00
Alivia Addis 1 st  $ 15.00

Sponsored by The Bootery, Downtown Greenville.


Some of the 2013 Talent Show Winners

Product PhotoClick Here for our Spring Fundraiser

The officers for 2014 are:

Bill Gunckle, President
Judie Hathaway, 1st Vice President
Darlene Meyers, 2nd Vice President
Darlene Meyers, Secretary
April Osborne, Treasurer

Join the committee, only $5 per year. Use your voice to honor Darke County's most famous daughter.

Any suggestions call: Bill at 548-4249.

The forms page has been updated for the 2014 festival.

We also have a new contest to announce.

Design the artwork for the 2014 Weekend Pass,

For Details click here.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 essay contest.

1st place Morgan Hissong

2nd place Kassondra Weyant

3rd place Haily Porter


Congratulations Brent Welborn, winner of our 2013 T-Shirt Design Contest

 click the image for a larger view.

The Parade Marshall for the 2013 Annie Oakley Parade is:

1970 Miss Annie Oakley

 Patty Nisonger Padula




The Annie Oakley Committee needs your help. We have only 12 members. If you have a few hours available that you could help us, call festival president, Bill Gunckle at 548-4249 or send an email [here] and see how you could help.




In advertisements for the Wild West Show, Annie was called “Little Sure Shot”—the nickname Chief Sitting Bull, her costar, had given her. She would hit the edge of a playing card from 90 feet, and shoot it five or six more times before it hit the ground.

Front Row - Left to Right
Nicole Burke (Hollinger)  2000
Cathy Gibboney (Richardson) 1996
Christina Watson (Mertz) 2003
Courtney Osbourne 2013
Patty Padula (Nisonger) 1970
Hannah Linebaugh 2006
Rachel Castle (Stewart) 1993
Laura Francis 2011
Carolyn Fisher (Antique Annie) 1994
Second Row - Left to Right
Lisa Dodkter (Hollinger) 1999
Darlene Meyers (Osborne) 2002
Joyce Stubbs (Wogoman) 1974
Alyce Hirsch (Rhoades) 1975
Third Row - Left to Right
Yetty Alley (Peiffer) 1983
Elaine Roan (Antique Annie) 1995
Annie Hissong (Linebaugh) 1992
Jenny Schneider (Linebaugh) 1988
Little Miss
Lauren Wright 2010




The Annie Oakley Festival began in the summer of 1963 as the brainchild of local individuals who sought to further the memory and image of their native daughter, “Annie Oakley – Little Miss Sure Shot.”  The festival committee is a group of volunteer citizens and business owners who dedicate themselves, along with countless hours of work, to make this annual festival Darke County’s second oldest festival.


For 33 years, the festival was held behind Garst Museum.  As the museum planned to expand and the festival continued to grow, it was decided that the festival was better suited to move to the Darke County Fairgrounds.  In 1997, the festival moved to allow more room for entertainment, activities and parking.  However, due to the cost of rent for the fairgrounds, the festival was forced to charge admission to cover the rental.


The core mission of The Annie Oakley Festival is honoring Darke Counties most famous Daughter.





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