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The Gathering at Garst – Greenville, Ohio

The Gathering at Garst takes place on the grounds of the Garst Museum where visitors can find plenty of artisans, food vendors, live music and a Living History encampment. You may even meet local legend, Annie Oakley.

2024 DATE: July 27-28, 2024
Location: Garst Museum
205 N Broadway
Greenville, OH 45331
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/941032924071502

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This post documents my experience on July 25, 2015.

We went straight from the Annie Oakley Festival to the Garst Museum…

…where The Gathering at Garst was taking place.

(This is also where we happened to find Annie getting some lemonade.)

This festival was divided by a road utilized for carriage rides.

On one side was the Living History Encampment…

…where period vendors sold crafted boxes (Dan Hrinko)…

…baskets and chairs (Margaret Bickenheuser)…

…silver items (Roger Moore)…

…and various gifts.

As historic campers enjoyed their campfires…

…festival goers checked out cannons…

…learned how to play Native American games…

…and enjoyed Native song.

On the other side of the carriage road…

…more vendors filled the lawn…

…and surrounded the museum…

…with plenty of flowers…

…garden decor…

…rugs…

…jewelry…

…and antiques…

…which weren’t as old as across the way (I feel old).

This side also entertained guests with musical performances (Jeremy and Lynn)…

…while offering a cute Trailside Tavern…

…and grub that included stuffed cabbage…

…pulled pork…

…and a chicken BBQ…

…that looked particularly delicious.

But, as promised to Max, we ate lunch at Maid-Rite

…with all its bubble-gum-covered splendor.

And it was nothing short of delicious.

A special thanks to Georgia and Pat for sharing their table and making our lunch all the more enjoyable!