Fall into Christmas food truck rally, craft show scheduled

GREENVILLE – Darke County will showcase the third annual Fall into Christmas food truck rally and craft show from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Darke County Fairgrounds.

The event will be rain or shine with free admission to the craft show. There will be a $2 charge for parking, and proceeds will help Solid Rock Apostolic Church from Bradford.

Solid Rock Church will collect non-perishable food for a Thanksgiving food drive to help families in Darke County. For each non-perishable food item individuals donate, their name will be entered in a drawing to win more than $500 in prizes donated from local restaurants and businesses.

Individuals can bring non-perishable food items to the Mike Tent to enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced each hour, and winners can collect their prize at the Mike Tent.

The event will feature more than 100 craft vendors and artisans from Darke, Miami, Shelby, Montgomery, Preble, Mercer, Butler, Hamilton and Warren counties and several from Indiana as well.

This family-friendly event will have fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. All the way from the North Pole, Santa Claus will make a special appearance to visit the kids at the Darke County Fairgrounds from noon to 5 p.m. Jungle Island Zoo will bring a petting zoo and pony rides from noon to 5 p.m. Ro-Da-O-Farms from Arcanum will have horse-drawn wagon rides for the entire family to enjoy. Weather permitting, Dayton Area Amusements will have amusement rides and games.

The event will include more than 25 food trucks to choose from. There will be something for everyone to choose from including gluten-free options. The trucks confirmed so far are Latinarepas, McNasty’s, Crème de la Crème Cakery, Tin Roof Mobile, Tennessie’s Phillippine Cuisine, Sinsational Sandwiches, Potato Tornado, Pa’s Pork, Bowman’s Concessions, Cumberland Kettle Corn, Claybourne Grille, Little Z’s Concessions, Kettle Fixins, Chicago Gyros & Dogs, Wildfire Pizza, Hunger Paynes, Son of a Biscuit, Just Jerks, Hogback Pit BBQ, Liberty Grill, Funky Fusion Foods, Mo’s Mexican, D Fish D Chicken, Bohndox Concessions and The Salty Dog.

There is a full line-up of local entertainment throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The live entertainment includes The Teserra String quartet beginning at 10 a.m., Melody Line beginning at 11 a.m., Greenville Waivares beginning at noon, Green de Villes beginning at 1 p.m., Corndrinkers beginning at 3 p.m., and the final act will be Spitin’ Image at 5:30 p.m.

There still are additional openings for craft vendors for the event. Anyone who is interested should send an email to Jason Blackburn at [email protected] or call 937-621-2166.

For more details about the event and to participate in contests, check out Crème de la Crème Cakery’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cremedelacreme.cakery and click on the Events Tab for the Fall into Christmas event.