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Reformation Renaissance Faire Will Take Place in Pastime Park on Saturdays and Sundays from September 23 to October 8.


It has been 500 years since the Reformation. To celebrate the Great Reformer, Martin Luther, and his posting of the “Ninty-Five Theses” in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517, St. John’s Lutheran Church in Marysville will be hosting a Reformation Renaissance Faire in Pastime Park on Saturdays and Sundays from September 23 to October 8 from 10 am to 6 pm each day.

Martin Luther changed history and the religious thinking of his time by promoting the idea that God’s mercy and grace through Jesus is freely given to everyone. Five hundred years later and Martin Luther’s beliefs are still as life-changing as they were in 1517.

The Reformation Renaissance Faire will feature many performers and artists who will make you feel as if you have stepped into life in 1517. A full list of performers can be found HERE.


Additionally, get a taste of dining in 1517 by purchasing tickets for The Madrigal Dinner on Saturday, September 23 at 6:30 pm. You can see a description of the full menu and purchase tickets to this once in a lifetime event by going HERE. Unfortunately, tickets for the dinner are no longer being sold. 

To find out more, visit the Reformation Renaissance Faire web site HERE.

You can also keep up on all the news about the Faire by liking their Facebook page HERE.

To read an article in The Madison Press about the Faire, go HERE.

For more information, call: 937-644-5540


10th Union County Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival is September 23-24.

The 2017 Union County Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival will run from Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24. The event will be held again this year at the Pottersburg Bridge, 17141 Inskeep-Cratty Road, North Lewisburg. General admission is $5 and includes both Saturday and Sunday. Children under 12 are admitted for free. There will be tons of great music, food, and history.


When Joe and I were in Junior High School, our history teacher was Mr. Bill Purk (pictured to the right). Besides being a great teacher, Mr. Purk is also a wonderful musician who performed at my and Joe’s wedding reception. Mr. Purk and The Muleskinner Band will be playing at the Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival on Friday, September 22 for the Sunset dinner on the bridge from 5:30 to 8 pm. Unfortunately, this very popular event is now SOLD OUT!

You can still have breakfast on the bridge, however, on Saturday from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.

For a full musical line up, go HERE.

There will be a special Saturday evening Picnic on the Bridge from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring the Sugar Creek Bluegrass. The cost for the picnic is $25 per person and includes broasted chicken, two sides, rolls, drink, and pie. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling Tina Knotts, Chamber and Tourism Director, at the Union County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 937-642-6279 or by emailing: tknotts@unioncounty.org.

On Sunday, the Ohio Village Muffins Baseball Team will hold an exhibition game at 2 pm..

This is the tenth year for this festival and it only continues to get better and better!

For a full schedule of events for the festival, go HERE.

To find out more, visit the web site HERE.

To LIKE the event on Facebook and see photos from previous festivals, go HERE.


Eleventh Annual 4 Mile Run/Walk is Saturday, September 23.


The Eleventh Annual 4 Mile Run/Walk and Kid Fun Runs, held each year by UPCO, the Uptown Plain City Organization, will fall on Saturday, September 23 this year. Note that this year’s race will be held at the Plain City Elementary School, 580 South Chillicothe Street. The race this year will take runners and walkers through beautiful Uptown Plain City and neighboring areas of the Village.

The main race will begin at 8 am.

The Kid Fun Race will start at 8:45 am for those 14 years and younger. The Kid Fun Race is about a one mile race and stays within the confines of the schoolyard. All participants receive a Fun Run Award.

Registration is $35 for a timed race and $30 for an untimed race. The Kid Fun Run Registration is $5. To register online, go HERE. Registration ends on Friday, September 22 at 6 pm. For more information on registering, go HERE.

There will be awards for the top finishers, as well as awards for age categories. For more information on all awards and event details, go HERE.

All proceeds from the run/walk will go for the charitable efforts of UPCO and the Plain City Masonic Lodge (Urania Lodge #311).

For additional information on the run/walk, go HERE.

To Like the Run/Walk on Facebook, go HERE.

The Orchard and Company is Open Weekends in September and October Beginning September 9.


The Orchard and Company, a family friendly destination, will be open from 11 am-6 pm, September weekends beginning this weekend on the 9th and every Saturday and Sunday the entire month of October through October 29th.

The Orchard and Company features, not only an apple orchard, but also many exciting activities meant to entice visitors from Plain City and across the state. With a gift shop, bakery, and “Pigadeli Café” on site, shoppers and hungry visitors will find seasonal treasures and edible goodies galore.

You can also take part in the “U-Pick Apples” as different varieties of apples become ready for picking. Check out the web site HERE for picking schedules, pricing, and the type of apple that is ready to pick.

For children, there are tons of fun activities that will keep them on the move, including a pedal car track, tire climb, jumping pillow, zip lines, wagon rides, and more. If the kids aren’t tired after a day at The Orchard, they must be robots!

The Orchard and Company is located south of Plain City at 7255 US Highway 42 North at the intersection of US Highway 42 and Price Hilliard Road, just a short, scenic drive from Columbus, London, Marysville, or Dayton. They are located across the road from Canaan Middle School.

The Orchard and Company would also like to encourage bicycle aficionados to ride out. The Orchard and Company is only a few miles from the Heritage Rail Trail’s endpoint on Cemetery Pike in Plain City.

An Orchard Festival Farm Yard day pass is $10.00 for adults and children (3-18), $5.00 for seniors. Children two and under receive free admission.

Fishing in The Orchard’s pond requires an additional $2. Gem Mining to search for “pay dirt” gems is $5.00, while a hunt for fossils is $6.00.

The Orchard and Company can also accommodate large groups and parties. Contact The Orchard for a place to host school outings, birthday parties, reunions, weddings, company meetings, and other special occasions.

For more information on The Orchard and Company, visit their web site: www.theorchardandcompany.com

Become a fan on Facebook HERE.

38th Shekinah Festival is Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9.

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The Shekinah Festival and Auction will take place on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9. The featured entertainment Friday evening will be One More Soul, a Southern Gospel group made up of local musicians from Hayden Enterprise Baptist Church in Hilliard. One More Soul formed the group over ten years ago. The entertainment will begin at 7:00 pm. Admission is FREE to this concert, but a goodwill offering will be taken.

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From 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Friday the 8th, enjoy a pulled pork dinner provided by Todd and Becky Troyer, as well as homemade ice cream. There will also be a silent auction throughout the evening and a hot air balloon lift off at 5:45 pm.

The rest of the Shekinah Festival gets underway at sunrise on Saturday the 9th with hot air balloon rides (for rides call, 614-504-3068) at 7:15 am and breakfast beginning at 7 am. Sausage sandwiches, coffee, and donuts will be some of the mouth watering breakfast items available. As always, there will also be lots of other food, activities for children, and many homemade items for sale. The craft booths will open at 8:30 am.

The much anticipated auction gets started at 9 am with the furniture and crafts portion. The hand-quilted quilts will be auctioned at 12:30 pm.

This year’s Benefit Auction will also feature a 2018 Jayco RV. This unit was built specifically for the annual Shekinah Festival  and is being sponsored by HOMESTEAD RV CENTER in Hubbard, OH.

Bidding on the RV will begin at 1 PM on September 9, during the Festival. Please note that a reserve has been placed on this item. More information on the reserve is included in the flyer at the end of the posting.

To see more pictures, a slide show, and how to ask questions about the RV, please see the link below.


Additionally, the Festival will also be auctioning off a relaxing week away down south (see flyer below). Spend a week at an Oceanfront Condo located in Hilton Head, South Carolina, on the Palmetto Dunes Plantation. The condo features two bedrooms (sleeps 7) with full baths and a private deck. Activities at the Palmetto Dunes Plantation include swimming, biking, golfing, boating, shopping, and restaurants.

The details for the condo include:

  • A week stay is from Saturday to Saturday.
  • The buyer must be 25 years of age or older.
  • Restricted Dates will be posted at a later time.


This is the 38th year for “The Biggest Little Festival in Ohio,” which is the main way Shekinah Christian School raises money to keep their tuition rates affordable. Please stop by and support them. The Shekinah Festival takes place at the Shekinah Christian School located at 10040 Lafayette-Plain City Road, just outside of Plain City.

For more information, phone: (614) 504-3066 or email: festival@shekinahchristian.org

To Like the Festival on Facebook, go HERE. Many of the auction items are featured in photos on the Facebook page, so take a look.

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