Monday, May 18, 2015

Craft Beer, Eagles Tribute Band Among Highlights for 2015's Gathering at Garst

The Gathering at Garst will return to the grounds of Garst Museum on July 25 and 26. “This will be our fifth anniversary,” stated Jenny Clark, organizer of the event, “and the Gathering Committee is planning many new and exciting activities.” The theme this year is “Heroes and Legends of Darke County.”Focusing on the theme, a children’s contest, “Lil’ Heroes” will take place on Saturday. Kids ages 3-6 can enter dressed as their favorite real life hero. Judges will choose a boy and girl to reign supreme. Sponsors are Sadie Grace Boutique and Gordon Orthodontics. Entry forms can be downloaded from the website or picked up at Sadie Grace in downtown Greenville.

Entertainment at the Gathering has always been memorable. This year visitors will enjoy a “peaceful easy feeling” when the Double Eagles Tribute Band performs on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. History and humor will take the stage as historical reenactors, Annie Oakley, Daniel Boone and Dr. Balthazar perform on Saturday and Sunday. Great deals can be had at the second annual Gather Round Auction on Sunday at noon.A wonderful variety of vintage goodies and antiques will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

The living history encampment is growing bigger and LOUDER. The cannons will boom and the muskets will fire as the skilled historic craftsmen hammer iron and weave baskets for visitors. They welcome questions and are experts on what life was like back in the day. The Gathering has also expanded the art, antique, and garden vendor area where you will find many one of a kind items.

The Gathering has a reputation for having wonderful and unique food vendors. All of the favorites are returning this year to feed our hungry visitors. Be sure to save room for homemade pie and ice cream at the Gathering tent. Thirsty? Visit the Lewis and Clark Trailside Tavern on Saturday where several ice cold craft beers will be on tap. This new area at the Gathering is set up for adults only to enjoy some great brews including Warped Wing Brewery, Great Lakes Sharpshooter, Blue Moon Belgian White, and Leinenkugel Summer Shandy.

Be sure to save the date, July 25 and 26, and plan on attending the Gathering at Garst. For more information go to: Visit and like our Facebook page to receive updates.

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