2017 Box Office Ticket Pre Registration

March 6, 2017 – Greenville OH

In an effort to shorten the online ticket purchase process, effective today you can create an account in the Great Darke County Fair Box Office software without having to purchase a ticket by following this link https://itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/DARK/index.php?acct_maint=true

From this page, you can do 1 of 2 things. 1) Existing customers can login by entering their user name and password. Once you have logged in, you will see Account Maintenance – Order History in red letters. You will also see options to click on. a) Event Schedule; b) Update Account; c) Change Password; d) Logout. There is also a Forget Your Password? function from this screen. From that same page, new customers can 2) create an account by completing the required fields.

NOTE: The Create Account, Change Password and Update Account functionality works properly but intermittently displays this message: “Error occurred contact box office” and you may be re-directed to Choiceticketing.com. The system still inputs your account/password/update. Please know that although there was an error message displayed, your account was updated/created.

The concert seating chart configuration can be viewed online at http://darkecountyfair.com/grandstand-information/.

If you have any questions, please call the Fair Box Office at 937-548-5044 during normal office hours of Monday-Friday: 8am to 4pm. If you call to inquire about your account, as a security measure, the caller will be required to provide information to the Fair Office to verify their identity.

Tickets for the Sunday, August 20th 8pm Josh Turner concert with Special Guest Jo Dee Messina go on sale Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 9 AM via internet (https://itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/DARK/) and by phone, 937-548-5044 using a debit or credit card. Beginning Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8 AM, tickets may also be purchased at the Fair Box Office located at 800 Sweitzer Street, Greenville OH.

Kissel Bros. Announce 2017 Ride Pricing

Kissel Bros. Announce 2017 Ride Pricing

February 22, 2017 – Greenville OH – Kissel Brothers Shows, Inc. have announced their 2017 online specials for the 161st Great Darke County Fair that runs August 18-26. The 3-tier online purchase pricing and time periods are as follows:

Tier # 1. March 1 to April 30.

3-day pass $30.00
5-day pass $50.00
9-day pass $75.00
20/tickets for $18.00
Single day armbands $14.00

Tier # 2. May 1 to June 30.

3 day $40.00
5 day $65.00
9 day $105.00
20/ tickets for $20.00
Single day armbands $16.00

Tier # 3. July 1 to August 17.
3 day pass $45.00
5 day pass $70.00
9 day pass $110.00
20/tickets for $22.00
Single day armbands $17.00

Beginning March 1, 2017 visit kisselbros.com and click on Darke County to make your online purchases. Submit any questions using the Contact Us link.


2017 Demo Derby Info Is Out

2017 Demo Derby Info Is Out

The 2017 Great Darke County Fair Demolition Derby information is available for viewing.  The event takes place Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets go on sale Monday, April 10th.

Click here for the 2017 class information Demolition Derby

Click here for the 2017 rules www.smashitderby.com

Christmas Stocking Stuffer Idea


Looking for a Christmas Stocking Stuffer? The 9-day, 2017 Fair tickets are on sale now for $20.00 each in the Fair Office under the Grandstand Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm.  Call 937-548-5044 for additional information.

John Glessner Presents Photo Collage

John Glessner Presents Photo Collage

November 15, 2016 – Greenville OH

The Board of Directors for the Darke County Agricultural Society recently received a framed photo collage from John Glessner. John and his wife Rosella lived on Martz Street at the time of the December 27, 2013 fire that destroyed the 60′ by 240′ Beef Palace; the 60′ by 240′ Dairy Palace; the 50’ by 50’ connector and the 12’ by 20’ Cattle Office. The 34 photo collage includes images of the actual fire, the demolition, site preparation and construction of the new 170-foot by 240-foot all steel Beef and Dairy Pavilion. The picture shows Mr. Glessner holding the photo collage along with the 11 Board Members and Fair Manager at a recent meeting.


Historic Great Darke County Fair Vendor Exits

Greenville OH: After 54 years, a historic Great Darke County Fair vendor has decided to not return to Greenville. In 1963, Melvin Moore from Lancaster OH first brought the Arcade Express to the Great Darke County Fair. Melvin operated the arcade until his son, Jon Moore, took over the business in 1970. John’s daughter Holly and her husband Mike Williams became the owners in 1997 and have continued the tradition by returning to Greenville for the annual event that always begins the 3rd Friday in August. It was a very emotional decision and Holly spoke with her year old 93 grandfather before she and husband Mike confirmed they would not return. Holly’s father, Jon passed away in 2009. Holly stated it was strictly a business decision only. Holly and Mike reassure everyone that they are not going out of business, they are just minimizing their travel distances and overnight setups and teardowns. The entire Moore and Williams families wish to extend a sincere thank you to everyone that has played and enjoyed the arcade these past 54 years.

160th Fair Information Released

Here are some Official 160th Great Darke County Fair statistics.  This data will be include additional categories once all numbers are confirmed.

Attendance:                         186,333 (excludes individuals under the age of 12)
Gate Receipts:                    $500,977.00
Livestock Sale Revenue:  $557,895.00 (excludes market price)
Checks Written:                 1,004
Trash Removed (tons):     65.84
Vendors:                                   312
Judges:                                      114
Gazebo Entertainers:               26
Junior Fair Market Exhibits:  1,094
Junior Fair Non-Market Exhibits:  903
Junior Fair Group Exhibits:  2,335
Total Junior Fair Exhibits:  4,332

New Trot Track Record:        1.55 2/5th (old record 1:59)
New Pace Track Record:        1.52 (old record 1:52 4/5th)

Grandstand Event Attendance
Band Spectacular:                   1,148
Chicago Concert:                     5,898 (sellout)
Darke County Tractor Pull:      686
NTPA Pull August 23;             2,993
NTPA Pull August 24:             2,447
Demolition Derby:                   4,603 (sellout)

New Track Records Set At Great Darke County Fair

New Track Records Set At Great Darke County Fair

On Friday, August 26, 2016 2 new track records were set at The Great Darke County Fair.  The 1 mile trot new track record of 1:55 2/5 was set by ALLGROOVEALLTHETIME. The old trot track record was 1:59. The 1 mile pace new track record of 1:52 was set by ATTA BOY DAN. The old track record was 1:52 4/5.

08.26.2016 Track Record Photo