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“Rally in the Alley” During the “Dawg Days” of July and Watch The Reaganomics “Rock the Clock,” too!



If you are looking for a way to enjoy the summer heat instead of loathing it, there are some fun activities in Plain City on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 to take your mind off the hot weather.

First off is The Dawg Daze Festival on both Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 in Pastime Park. from 12-6 pm on Friday and 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, check out flea market vendors, as well as crafts artists, and antique dealers. Additionally, there will be carnival rides on Friday from 3-9 pm and on Saturday from 12-9 pm.

The Grand Parade through downtown will take place at 2 pm on Saturday, July 22.

Chris Clark, from Jan and Tony’s Pizza, is generously awarding $100 to the best float, display, or artistic endeavor in the parade. There will also be an award of $50 to second place and $25 to third.

All kids participating in the parade (either on floats, bikes, or little cars) will receive a special prize just for being involved. Please be at the north entrance of Pastime Park at 1:00 pm if you plan to be in the parade. Line up begins at 1:30 pm.

Admission to Pastime Park is free. The Dawg Daze Festival is being sponsored by The Plain City Events Committee. 


The Rally in the Alley behind the Ol’ 42 Grubhouse, 138 West Main Street, will feature food, music, beer, and wine, as well as giveaways from 5-9 pm on Saturday, July 22. Jordan Ranly will be the featured musician. The music usually gets underway around 6 pm.

There will be a final Rally in the Alley on Saturday, August 19 with Byrd Manning providing music.

UPCO is sponsoring the Rally in the Alley Saturdays each month during the summer to bring people in to uptown Plain City.

To find out more, visit the Ol’ 42 Grub House web site HERE or the Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO) web site HERE.


Additionally, Pioneer Pizza will be featuring a “Rock the Clock” event on Saturday, July 22 from 6-11:30 pm. For the location of “Rock the Clock,” see the map below (intersection of 161 and Chillicothe Street).

From 6-7:30 pm, The Scott Hunter Band will perform. From 8-11 pm, The Reagonomics will take the stage. This event is being sponsored by Pioneer Pizza, Honda Marysville, Impact60, and the Ohio Premier Soccer Club.

Plain City will be filled with music and laughter on Saturday thanks to the Ol’42 Grubhouse and Pioneer Pizza.



Laughing Dog Studio Presents Kids Art Afternoon at Ol’ 42 Grub House.


Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer? Sign them up for the Laughing Dog Studio Kids Art Afternoon events at the Ol’ 42 Grub House.

The Art Afternoon events take place on Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 1 pm.

Here is the lineup through August:

  • July 12–Fireflies
  • July 19–Printmaking
  • August 2–Rock painting
  • August 9–Bully posters

The cost is $16 and includes the supplies for the art projects and lessons, as well as pizza, cookies, and a priceless amount of fun.

You can LIKE Laughing Dog Studio on Facebook HERE.

To find out more about the classes that Hilary Frambes and Laughing Dog Studio offer, please go HERE.

You can register for Kids Art Afternoon summer series HERE.

LIKE Ol’ 42 Grub House on Facebook HERE.


Ol’ 42 Grub House Offers Good Food and Plain City Murals!

Joe and I finally made it a point to stop in and try out the Ol’ 42 Grub House. We’ve been talking about going for several weeks, as we’ve been hearing lots of good things about it. Happily, all of the rumors are true–there was tasty food, a very nice atmosphere, and a lot of customers going in and out. We are glad to have something in this space in the downtown again, as we were sorry to see the coffee shop leave.

Remnants of the coffee shop remain with the paint colors and the set up. But many things have also changed. First and foremost was the menu. Simple and straight forward, the menu offered salads, sandwiches, pasta, and pizza. Something for everyone. Joe had a sausage sandwich (one of his most favorite things in the whole world after pizza) and I had the baked penne pasta. Both meals were excellent with a starter salad and drinks. Since that first meal, we have been back to savor stuffed shells, bread sticks, and pizza. Everything has been super!

Another change inside was the artwork. One of the things that Joe and I really liked were the murals of Plain City landmarks and people adorning the walls of the Ol’ 42 Grub House. The murals, created by local artist Hilary Frambes, feature the clock tower, a view of Main Street, a tractor and cornfield, and Jonathan Alder football players. You can see each of the murals displayed on Hilary’s web site HERE.

Besides murals and commissioned artwork, Hilary also volunteers with an after school art program for fourth graders in the Plain City Elementary.

We truly hope that if you have not been to the Ol’ 42 Grub House, you will give it a try for lunch or dinner. We don’t have a lot of restaurants in Plain City, so please support this one to give us another choice when dinner at home just isn’t on the menu.

Please LIKE Ol’ 42 Grub House on Facebook HERE.

The Ol’ 42 Grub House is located at 138 West Main Streetin uptown Plain City.

They are open Mondays: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Tuesdays – Thursdays: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Fridays: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm; and Saturdays: 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm. They are closed on Sundays.
You can call 614-873-2262 to order in advance. They can also be reached by email at ol42grubhouse@gmail.com.