Welcome to DestinationPreble.com – Preble County, Ohio, Online Travel Information Center

Preble County, Ohio – Events Schedule – 2016

* Check back as events may be added.

Welcome to DestinationPreble.com, the online source for travel & tourism in the Preble County, Ohio area. This online tourism and visitors center offers information on hotels, motels, camp grounds, restaurants as well as an local events schedule. If you have a restaurant and would like your menu on this website please email a copy.

Preble County offers many local festivals such as the Preble County Pork Festival, Lewisburg Derby Days, Camden Black Walnut Festival, New Paris Apple Fest, West Alexandria October Fest, Eatonic Labor Day Music Festival.

The pride in local history is reflected at the Preble County Historical Society, the remaining seven covered bridges and even in the Christmas song "Up on the House Top" that was written in New Paris by Rev. Benjamin Hanby back in 1864.

Destination Preble an online Preble County, Ohio convention & tourism resource.

Visit Preble County

If you have information that you would like included on this website please email:

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Musical entertainment throughout the yearTaffy’s of Eaton, OhioThe Music Mecca of the Universe” – 111 South Barron – Eaton, Ohio 937-472-0300 Website: www.taffysofeaton.com  

 

January 30Kramer Fire Arms Auction – 10:00 a.m. Bruner Arena

February 6  Jeff Mainous – Toy Auction  –  Preble County Fairgrounds – Bruner Arena

February 21 –  New Paris Kiwanis – Car swap – Preble County Fairgrounds – Expo Building

March 4 & 5 – DeKalb Super Pull – Central OH Tractor Pull – Preble County Fairgrounds – Expo/Bruner Building

March 8 – 9  Maple Syrup Festival Hueston Woods State Park

March 15 – 16  Maple Syrup Festival Hueston Woods State Park

Please join us for our Annual Maple Syrup Festival!
2 WEEKENDS!!

March 8th-9th and 15th-16th, 2016

8am – 1pm   Pancake Breakfast at the Lodge
$6 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.

Noon – 4pm
Maple Syrup Tours
Begin with a hay ride at the Pioneer Farm on
Brown Rd. next to the Golf Course.
No dogs or other pets allowed on the tour.

Enjoy a hike through the “Big Woods” a designated State Nature Preserve, and learn the art of Maple Syrup production as well as the cultural and natural history of the area. Food, beverages and Maple Syrup will be on sale throughout the day.

10am – 4:30pm
Visit the Nature Center
Tour our indoor/outdoor exhibits of Reptiles,
Birds of Prey, our resident Bobcat and more!

Any Questions?
Call a Park Naturalist 513-524-4250

March 12  – Rabbit Festival – Preble County Fairgrounds – Expo

March 18 & 19  – Dorset Sheep Sale  Preble County Fairgrounds – Bruner Arena

April 10 – 11 – Preble County Business Expo – Preble County Fairgrounds – Expo Building, Eaton, Ohio (Fri. 3pm-8pm & Sat. 10am-4pm) Preble County Chamber

April 10 – OVKA Points Race #1  G&J Kartway – Camden 1619 Barnets Mill Road – 937-452-1218

April 17 – OVKA Points Race #2  G&J Kartway – Camden 1619 Barnets Mill Road – 937-452-1218

May 1 –  OVKA Points Race #3  G&J Kartway – Camden 1619 Barnets Mill Road – 937-452-1218

May 12 – 14 – Ohio Dorper Showcase Show & Sale – Preble County Fairgrounds – Expo & Bruner

May 28 – 29 – Butler County Horse ShowHorse Arena BarnsPreble County Fairgrounds

June 4 – OVKA Points Race #5 G&J Kartway – Camden 1619 Barnets Mill Road – 937-452-1218

June 4 – Blazin Saddles Horse Show Horse Arena Barns Preble County Fairgrounds 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

June 1 – 5 – National Road Yard Sale – Rt. 40

June 10 – 12 – Ohio Angus Cow Show Preble County Fairgrounds – Expo

June 11 – 12  –  BCSHA Open Horse Show Preble County Fairgrounds – Horse Arena

June 18 – 19  – Preble County Sidewinders Show Preble County Fairgrounds – Horse Arena

June 24 – 25 – Smoke Out Event June 26 Rain-out date – Truck & Tractor Pull – Preble County Fairgrounds.

June 25 – Buckeye Bridge Bike Ridewebsite

June 26OVKA Points Race #7 G&J Kartway – Camden 1619 Barnets Mill Road – 937-452-1218

July 2 – PAS Show4-H State Qualifying Horse Show – Horse Arena 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

July 9 & 10 OVKA Points Race #8 & Memorial Championship Race G&J Kartway – Camden 1619 Barnets Mill Road – 937-452-1218

July 23 – OVKA Points Race #9 G&J Kartway – Camden 1619 Barnets Mill Road – 937-452-1218

July 30 – August 6 – The Great Preble County Fair Preble County Fairgrounds

August 7 OVKA Points Race #10 G&J Kartway – Camden 1619 Barnets Mill Road – 937-452-1218

August 4 – 7 – Rt. 127. Yard Sale  Welcome to the World's Longest Yardsale, also known as the 127 Corridor Sale. The headquarters are located at the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce in Jamestown, TN on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau. 1-800-327-3945 NOW 690 MILES! From 5 Miles North of Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama!

August 12 – 14 – Lewisburg Derby Days Lewisburg contact Park Harry 937-962-4377

August 27 OVKA Points Race #12 G&J Kartway – Camden 1619 Barnets Mill Road – 937-452-1218

September 3 – 4 – 5 – (Rain-out dates – September 9 – 10 -11) Eatonic Labor Day Music FestivalPreble County Fairgrounds

September 10 –  OVKA Points Race #13 G&J Kartway – Camden 1619 Barnets Mill Road – 937-452-1218

September 24 –  OVKA Points Race #14 G&J Kartway – Camden 1619 Barnets Mill Road – 937-452-1218

September 24 – OVKA – Make-up date – G&J Kartway – Camden 1619 Barnets Mill Road – 937-452-1218

September 17 – 18 – Preble County Pork Festival – Preble County Fairgrounds – Eaton, Ohio

September 24 & 25New Paris Apple Fest – Old School Grounds – New Paris

October 8 Charity RaceG&J Kartway – Camden 1619 Barnets Mill Road – 937-452-1218

October 8 & 9 – Octoberfest West Alexandria – Peace Park 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. E-Mail Address   kiwanisoktoberfest@earthlink.net Location

October 15 & 16Black Walnut Festival – Camden, Ohio

November 12 & 13 – Yes Fund Fall Tack Show Preble County Fairgrounds – Expo

November 25 – Annual "White Christmas" Celebration – 6:00 PM Located in Downtown Eaton Parade begins at Eaton Middle School, E. Decatur Street at 5:30 p.m., Courthouse lawn lighting, Eaton Area Community Choir, Christmas Carols by 2nd Graders, Christmas Music by Eaton High School Band & a visit with Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus & lots of Door Prizes. For information contact Patty Wagner 937-456-1705

December 1 thru 31 Whispering Christmas ALL Month – December 1st thru 31st from 6 pm – 10 pm each evening. Located at Fort St. Clair Park, Eaton, Ohio. Features lighting display and visit with Santa Claus on Wed., Fri., Sat., & Sun. from 7-9 pm up until Christmas eve. For information contact the City of Eaton at 937-456-4125

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Welcome to DestinationPreble.com – Preble County, Ohio, Online Travel Information Center

Preble County, Ohio – Events Schedule – 2015

* Check back as events may be added.

Welcome to DestinationPreble.com, the online source for travel & tourism in the Preble County, Ohio area. This online tourism and visitors center offers information on hotels, motels, camp grounds, restaurants as well as an local events schedule. If you have a restaurant and would like your menu on this website please email a copy.

Preble County offers many local festivals such as the Preble County Pork Festival, Lewisburg Derby Days, Camden Black Walnut Festival, New Paris Apple Fest, West Alexandria October Fest.

The pride in local history is reflected at the Preble County Historical Society, the remaining seven covered bridges and even in the Christmas song "Up on the House Top" that was written in New Paris by Rev. Benjamin Hanby back in 1864.

Destination Preble an online Preble County, Ohio convention & tourism resource.

Visit Preble County

If you have information that you would like included on this website please email:

information@destinationpreble.com  

Open nightly December 1-31, 6-10 pm

A spectacular lights display with no admission fee!

 

2015 Schedule:  Our 29th year!

 

Drive-Thru (No cabins):   Friday, Nov. 27                      6:00 – 8:30 pm

                                               Sat. – Mon. Nov. 28 – 30       6:00 – 10:00 pm

                                                Fri. – Thurs. Dec. 25 – 31     6:00 – 10:00 pm

 

Drive-Thru w/cabins:        December 1 – 24                   6:00 – 10:00 pm

With refreshments served in Santa’s Cabin for donation.  Hot cocoa & McDonald’s orange drink, plus cookies provided & served by local groups, churches & businesses.  Commemorative coffee mugs are available for purchase for $5 each.  Heated restrooms are behind Santa’s Cabin.

 

Santa Claus:  Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday – December 1-23, plus the entire week leading up to Christmas Eve.                         6:00 – 10:00 pm

 

There are 3 parking areas near both Cabins so that spectators may walk around to see some of the displays up close, visit the 2 Cabins and the Little Christmas Village.  On some nights without Santa, there is entertainment in the Cabin.  Always the first Monday of the month, a Barbershop Quartet (group) entertains us with marvelous Christmas music.  This year, a local Robotics Team has some displays/lights animated to music.

 

Cost:  No admission fee; however, donations are graciously accepted to help keep the lights on, purchase new displays and lighting supplies, and help to maintain the Park grounds for future generations.  The entire set up and take down labor is provided by100% VOLUNTEERS!  This amazing annual holiday tradition is brought to you strictly through donations.  Please donate so that we can keep the lights on!

 

History:

It all started with a few Christmas-loving people and 800 lights back in 1987.  Today, there are nearly 2 million lights burning bright for your holiday enjoyment!  Drive the winding, paved road through the Park to enjoy the spectacular Christmas lights display.  Each year something new is added to this fabulous event.  This year, we are proud to say that almost all of our displays have been switched to LED bulbs—to save energy and provide a brighter presentation.  Fort St. Clair Park is an impressive landmark of approximately 77 acres with picnic areas, large grassy fields and woods.  The Park is open to the public April through October with access to the playground and the Cabins are available to rent for special occasions.  Walkers may enjoy the Park year-round. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

We are always looking for more volunteers to help with our magnificent event.   Please contact the Whispering Christmas Committee with any questions you may have.  Our email address is 1whisperingchristmas@gmail.com or you may leave a message at 937/456-4125.  The refreshment serving group calendar is usually filled 1 year in advance and is set by first response, first reserved. Our 2016 calendar has been started.   The set up and take down dates, plus some other information, are posted in an auto-reply message when you send an email to us. 

 

Location & Directions:

Fort St. Clair Park is located at 135 Camden Rd., between St. Rt. 122W & St. Rt. 732S, at the West edge of the City of Eaton, Preble Co., Ohio.

  • From the North:  St. Rt. 127S to St. Rt. 35W to St. Rt. 122W to left on Camden Rd.
  • From the South:  St. Rt. 127N to St. Rt. 35W to St. Rt. 122W to left on Camden Rd.
  • From the East:  St. Rt. 35W to St. Rt. 122W to left on Camden Rd.
  • From the West:  St. Rt. 122E to right on Camden Rd.

 

Contact Us:

Telephone:  City of Eaton (leave a message for Whispering Christmas) 937/456-4125

Email:  1whisperingchristmas@gmail.com

Facebook:  FortStClairWhisperingChristmas

December 1 thru 31 Whispering Christmas ALL Month – December 1st thru 31st from 6 pm – 10 pm each evening. Located at Fort St. Clair Park, Eaton, Ohio. Features lighting display and visit with Santa Claus on Wed., Fri., Sat., & Sun. from 7-9 pm up until Christmas eve. For information contact the City of Eaton at 937-456-4125

Musical entertainment throughout the yearTaffy’s of Eaton, OhioThe Music Mecca of the Universe” – 111 South Barron – Eaton, Ohio 937-472-0300 Website: www.taffysofeaton.com  

 

 

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