Kettlersville/Van Buren Township Fireman’s Picnic

Family fun abounds at this annual community picnic. Great food, games for the kids, and live music make for a wonder day of family friendly entertainment. While there, be sure to try the chicken dinners.  They’re terrific!!

Antique Quilt Exhibit

This exhibit will display Shelby County family quilts 50 years of age and older.

Those interested in exhibiting are encouraged to contact Sharon at the Shelby County Historical Society, (937) 498-1653 prior to March 1, 2019.

Admission is FREE.

CLICK HERE to download an Exhibitors Form if you would like to show your quilt at this exhibit.

Sponsored by Emerson Wagner Realty Co. Inc., Steve and Rosemary Knouff, Roy & Carol Morelock, Purpose Driven Motors, and the Shelby County Republican Party.

World Record Attempt

Most People Opening Drink Cans Simultaneously

Shelby County students will be joined by others from the Shelby County community in an attempt to break the world record for opening a drink can simultaneously. The current record established in Japan was set in 2018 when, all at one time, 1,204 people opened a soft drink can.

Securing this record is significant to Shelby County Ohio where the process for mass-producing pop-top drink cans originated at the Stolle Corporation in Sidney. Guinness World Records officials will be on hand to validate the attempt.

Planning is underway. Be sure to check back here for more details as available.

Sponsored by Stolle Machinery


Bicentennial MarketPlace

To kick off the fall and Christmas shopping season, the Bicentennial MarketPlace will offer a variety of unique items for shoppers. Antiques, vintage clothing, furniture, glassware, Shelby County collectibles, homemade items such as soaps, candles, crafts, and woodcarvings will be on display and available for purchase. An antique tractor display will accompany the market.  Guests will enjoy live music and refreshments while they browse. Informal appraisals of coins, jewelry, pottery, glassware and fine china will be available as well.

Free Admission from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE to download a Vendor Form if you would like booth space at the Bicentennial MarketPlace.

Sponsored by Douglas Millhoff  and Greg and Priscilla Wilt.

Bicentennial Tree Ceremony

To commemorate the 200 year anniversary of Shelby County, a tree will be planted at every county school in 2019. In the year 2020, a tree will be planted at every Sidney school commemorate its 200 year anniversary. Red Oak trees will be planted in Shelby County.  White Oak trees will be planted in Sidney.  Oak trees were selected for their stately stature, brilliant fall color, and the tremendous value they offer wildlife when mature.

Admission is Free

This activity is being sponsored by AW Golf.

Shelby County Church Tour

Drive it yourself tour of county churches. Open house style visits. Tour booklet for all Shelby County churches will be available including a list of “ghost churches”, those no longer in existence.

Admission is Free

Click below for map of participating churches


Church Tour sponsored by Richard and Kathleen Eshleman

Church Directory sponsored by Steve and Peggy Baker

50th Anniversary of the Sidney High School “30 and 0 + 50 years”

This game commemorates the most significant local sports achievement of Sidney’s 200 years, 30 straight football wins during the three perfect seasons of 1968/69/70. Team members will be introduced at the game with Tipp City.

Tickets can be purchased through Sidney High School Sports Box Office

Patriotic Concert & Ice Cream Social

This open-air concert will feature the Wright Patterson Air Force Band of Flight Rock Band on the lawn of the Shelby County Courthouse. The Band of Flight Rock Band is a 7-member ensemble that provides top-notch, high-energy entertainment for the whole family. This exciting rock band with a full horn section demonstrates the hallmarks of quality, innovation and entertainment. Gather the family and bring your lawn chairs for this sure to be enjoyable performance.

Ice Cream and Cake at: 5:30

Remarks from County Commissioners at: 6:45

Band starts at: 7:00

Admission is Free.

Sponsored by the Great Miami Riverway

German Heritage Days

Join the Village of Ft. Loramie in this annual celebration of German Heritage. Great German food, music, and fun! This year the festival welcomes back Talbach Musikanten, an authentic German band from the Black Forest Region. Also, be sure to check out the living history presentation by Rusty Cottrel as he portrays Black Hoof.

Admission is Free

Bicentennial Ball

The Bicentennial Ball will bring to a close the 200thanniversary celebration of Shelby County Ohio and usher in the 200th anniversary celebration of Sidney Ohio. This glamorous evening will feature live music, dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvre, and an abundance of community fellowship. Historical displays will adorn the historic Shelby County Courthouse. Formal attire is suggested.

Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased through

Tickets can be obtained online through the Shelby County Bicentennial Ball Facebook page or in-person at the offices of Sidney Alive (109 South Ohio Avenue, Sidney). Additional information can be obtained from Ehemann ( or Sidney Alive Executive Director Amy Breinich (

The ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar.  Dress is semi-formal.

This event sponsored by Freshway Foods