Festivals & Events
A popular fall festival in Preble County, the Black Walnut Festival overtakes the village of Camden with streets packed with 140+ arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, parade, large car & truck show a kid zone, live entertainment in two venues, a beer and wine garden, kiddie tractor pull, art show and more. While there, don’t forget to try the Lion’s Club’s famous black walnut ice cream!
CAR & TRUCK SHOWS
Throughout the year, Preble County has several Car and Truck Shows including:
- West Alexandria Classic Car Show – Saturday, April 29th – 2-5pm
- Preble County Historical Society Classic Cruise In – Saturday, May 21, 2023
- National Trail Car Show – Saturday, July 8, 2023 (Rain Date: July 9)
- Old-Fashioned Eaton Saturday Nite Car and Truck Show – Saturday Aug. 26, 2023
- Lewisburg Derby Days Cruise In – Motorcycle Cruise In, Friday, Aug 11 and Car Cruise In, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023
- Whitey’s Memorial Applefest Car Show – Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023
- Gratis Car Show – Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023
- Camden Black Walnut Festival Car Show – Saturday, October 21, 2023
LEWISBURG DERBY DAYS – August 11-13, 2023
Enjoy some old-fashioned soapbox derby races during this three-day festival in quaint Lewisburg. There’s bingo night, pork chops from the Lion’s Club, a kiddie tractor pull, a cruise-in, motorcycle night, a street dance, and on Saturday, the festival culminates with the races followed that night with a huge fireworks display!
NEW PARIS APPLEFEST – Sept. 8-10, 2023
Bring your family and friends to the friendly little Village of New Paris for a two-day fun-filled street fair festival featuring: craft and festival/flea market, vendors, apple baking contest, food vendors and beer garden, games and parade, car and tractor shows, and a kiddie tractor pull!
PREBLE COUNTY FAIR – July 29 – August 5, 2023
Take in all things Preble County at the famous Preble County Fair! There’s something to do every day, including a country concert, Preble County idol finals, demolition derby, tractor pulls, tug-a-truck, lawnmower derby, rodeo, and much more! Get a weekly pass to make sure and enjoy all the Preble County Fair has to offer!
PREBLE COUNTY PORK FESTIVAL Sept 16-17, 2023
Bring your appetite to the famous Preble County Pork Festival. Browse hundreds of vendors on your way to the smorgasbord or short order lines and see why people travel hundreds of miles to Preble County in late September. The weekend also features entertainment, a petting zoo, and pig races. If you don’t get enough, get some pork to go at the country store!
WEST ALEXANDRIA OKTOBERFEST Oct 14-15, 2023
A wonderful Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, held annually in a beautiful community park for 46 years. Come and enjoy a peaceful Fall weekend with handmade crafts and delicious food, much of it home made by local organizations.
Sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club.
WHITE CHRISTMAS (Eaton) – Nov. 24, 2023
Held annually in downtown Eaton the Friday after Thanksgiving to herald in the holiday season. Includes children’s parade to welcome Santa Claus, and closes with a tree lighting ceremony. Usually followed by a preview of the upcoming holiday lighting display at Fort St. Clair, Whispering Christmas.
WHISPERING CHRISTMAS (at Fort St. Clair) – December 1-31, 2023
The best display of Christmas lights in the area, Whispering Christmas began in 1987 with just 800 lights. Today the display has grown to over 1.2 million lights. For donation only, take a ride through beautiful Fort St. Clair Park in Eaton for a display you’re sure to want to come back to. Santa will make regular appearances in his cabin!