FRIDAY, JULY 28
SATURDAY, JULY 29
SUNDAY, JULY 30
A family-friendly festival featuring live entertainment including western arts, cowboy mounted shooting, musical performances and much more.
As always, we also have a variety of food trucks and craft vendors.
It's all in honor of Darke County's most famous daughter!
Welcome to the 2023 Annie Oakley Festival
The Annie Oakley Committee members are so excited about having our 2023 Annie Oakley Festival. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the festival this year. We have a lot of activities planned, and hope that you will join us for this wonderful festival, and honor our very own Miss Annie Oakley.
Join us as we celebrate Darke County's Famous Daughter
President of the Annie Oakley Festival Committee
A marksmanship contest open to young ladies ages 12-19. The winner will receive a cash prize and become the face of the festival until the next year!
Each contestant will shoot the same BB gun, provided by the Festival Committee, starting from a distance of 25 feet and increasing by 5 feet each round.
To enter, please print a copy of the entry form and send it to us. Applications must be received no later than 6 p.m. on July 7, 2023.
For the rules, please visit the Contest Page.
Miss Annie Oakley
The Annie Oakley Center Foundation is pleased to announce its “Annie’s Memorial Shoot” to be held on Friday, July 28 in conjunction with this year’s Annie Oakley Festival. “Classic Annie” and “Classic Frank” shooting competitions are open to women and men who are 19 years or older. Each participant will have the opportunity to shoot like Annie Oakley or her marksman husband, Frank Butler. Competitors will be provided with a BB gun, BBs, target balloons, and practice time. First prize winners receive $75, second prize is $50 and third prize is $25.
Annie's Memorial Shoot
A costume contest open to children ages 3-5.
Contestants will be in costumes depicting Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill. Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume and Most Photogenic.
To enter, please print a copy of the entry form and send it to us. Applications must be received no later than July 24, 2023
Little Miss & Mister
Bring your classic car, truck, or other vehicle for all to see!
Entry fee is $10, and the contest is open to the general public. Enter in person the day of the show.
For more info, please visit the Contest Page.
Dog races open all small dogs. Heats will be organized as needed depending on how many dogs are entered.
There's also a costume contest and an owner/pet look-alike contest; these are open to all breeds!
For the rules and entry form, please visit the Contest Page.
Small Dog Races
COME AND HELP US CELEBRATE OUR 59th YEAR FOR THE ANNIE OAKLEY FESTIVAL
Come see the many vendors and concessioners. Bring your blanket and chairs, or sit on the grass and watch the shows and competitions, while spending time with family at the Annie Oakley Festival, located at the Darke County Fairgrounds, Sweitzer St, Greenville, OH 45331
Additional events and activities will be listed updated as they become more definite.
Please check back often for updates
Times for the activities listed above may be adjusted if necessary.
The 2023 Annie Oakley Festival will be held on July 28, 29 and 30th, at the south end of the Darke County Fairgrounds.
Use Fairgrounds Gate 5, off Fort Jefferson Avenue, and you'll be directed to the parking area.