Ten Darke Co. sites receive ‘Best of Ohio’ awards


GREENVILLE — After being well represented in the “Best of Ohio Reader’s Choice” awards from Ohio Magazine last year, Darke County was recognized with 10 awards in the 2017 iteration of the annual contest. The 10 sites awarded include:

  • Best Main Street/Downtown: Main Street Greenville (second year in a row)
  • County Fair: The GREAT! Darke County Fair (third year in a row)
  • Best Historical Museum: Garst Museum (third year in a row)
  • Best Summer Festival: Gathering at Garst (second year in a row)
  • Best Winery: The Winery at Versailles (second year in a row)
  • Fine Dining: Michael Anthony’s at the Inn
  • Casual Dining: The Merchant House
  • Breakfast Spot: The Old Arcana
  • Coffee Shop/Roaster: The Coffee Pot
  • Historical Site: Bear’s Mill

“We were pleasantly surprised with the five awards from last year, but to be recognized with ten awards this year is very special,” said Matthew Staugler, executive director of the Darke County Visitors Bureau. “All of the places and attractions on this list work incredibly hard and are terrific ambassadors for our community. I’m also very excited about the accolades for our restaurants. You can truly have a culinary experience here in Darke County, and that’s a great complement to our traditional tourism entities.”

For more information on Ohio Magazine and the “Best of Ohio” awards, visit www.ohiomagazine.com. The Darke County Visitors Bureau is located at 421 South Broadway in Greenville and can be reached at 937-548-5158 or www.visitdarkecounty.org.

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