Thanks for Annie Oakley Days



I would like to personally thank all of the many volunteers, sponsors, community members and my fellow committee members for making this year’s Annie Oakley Festival one of the best in the past several years. A special thank you to all of the vendors and food vendors that set up in the woods. We had a great time with you all and I saw many, many people carrying out items they had purchased with large smiles on their faces.

The 53rd Annie Oakley Festival was truly a family friendly event with something for everyone. Three days of activities that were totally free with free admission and free parking. Great free entertainment from the Darke County Civic Theater melodrama, the Annie Oakley Western Arts Showcase, the Historical Bus tours, the marksmanship contest, National Fast Draw Competition, Talent Show, Family Fun Games and Story Time with Annie, Buffalo Bill and meeting the 2015 Miss Annie Oakley.

The 4th Annual Car Show, meeting the Ohio Cardinal Semi-Pro Football team, the Ohio National Guard, and one of our new events, Parent Horsemanship Demos and Cowboy Mounted Shooting. We also had 5 free concerts in the entertainment tent.

The 53rd Annie Oakley Festival is now history but the planning for the 54th has already begun. Become a part of this exciting, growing festival. Your comments, suggestions, and ideas are always welcome.

Bill Gunckle,

Committee Member


By Bill Gunckle

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