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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.

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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.

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The 6th Annual Union County Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival is Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22.

The 2013 Union County Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival will run from Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22. The event will be held again this year at the Pottersburg Bridge near North Lewisburg. You can even have dinner on the Pottersburg Bridge on Friday evening and breakfast there on Saturday morning. Additionally, there will be tons of great music, food, and history. There will even be a “Marketplace” this year where you can buy antiques and art.

Make sure you take a tour of the bridges. You can find out about the bridge tours HERE.

When Joe and I attended Mechanicsburg Junior High School, one of our super history teachers was Mr. Bill Purk. Mr. Purk was also my Junior High basketball coach (he sadistically loved to make us run sprints and I can still hear him telling us to line up for one more gut busting sprint down the gym–“On the line!”).

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 from 3-5 pm. Mr. Purk and friends will also be at the festival on Friday evening from 6:30 to 8 pm. For a full musical line up, go HERE.

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

To find out more, visit the web site HERE.

For a schedule of events, please go HERE.

For a printable flyer with events listed for each day, go HERE.

To LIKE the event on Facebook and see photos from last year’s festival, go HERE.

There is A Lot Going on September 11.

If you try to do everything that is being offered on Saturday, September 11, you are going to need all day Sunday to recuperate from too much fun!

First off is the Shekinah Festival and Auction, which actually begins Friday, September 10, with a 7:30 pm concert by Jonny Diaz, a Dove Awards nominee for Best New Artist of the year in 2010. Admission is free to the concert and some food stands will be open during the evening.

The rest of the festival gets underway at sunrise on Saturday the 11th with hot air balloon rides and breakfast beginning at 7 am. Pancakes, sausage, 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 much anticipated auction gets started at 10 am with the furniture and crafts portion. Plain City artist, Jim Converse, has donated a hand carved piece featuring bluebirds perching on an axe. The hand-quilted quilts will be auctioned at 1 pm. Many of the auction items, including the Converse bluebirds, can be viewed on the web site.

This is the 31st 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.

After you’ve had your hot air balloon ride and stuffed away a few pancakes, you might want to head to the “Game Day 5K Run and Walk” at Glacier Ridge Metro Park (if you can waddle after loading up on goodies at Shekinah). Check-in begins at 8 am with the race beginning at 9 am. This race, which is sponsored by the United Way of Union County and Jerome Village, allows every participant who finishes to enter into a raffle to win a pair of OSU FOOTBALL TICKETS. Additionally, former OSU Quarterback Craig Krenzel, 2002 National Champion, will be available to sign autographs. The walk/run will take place on the paved trails through Glacier Ridge. If you wear an outfit or costume supporting your favorite football team, you might win an award, as well, for “team spirit.” For more information and to register online, go to: United Way of Union County

After sprinting the 5K, you can then meander back to Plain City to participate in many activities associated with the Union County Covered Bridge Festival. Quilt displays, a visit with Tom McNutt, NBC 4 Garden Expert, and much more are on the agenda in Plain City for the day from 9 am to 4 pm. Additionally, in Marysville, you can take a covered bridge bus tour or visit the “FestiFair: Arts, Crafts, and Antiques” in the uptown area. You can also stop by the Marysville Public Library the whole month of September to see their Covered Bridge Exhibit. For more information, call the Union County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 937-642-6279.

As we already mentioned in an older post, The Plain City Historical Society will also be hosting a Perennial Plant Sale on the sidewalk outside the Historical Society (111 West Main Street) from 10 am to 4 pm.

If you are not exhausted by the end of the day, it won’t be from lack of things to do.

The Plain City Historical Society Needs Your Help to Raise Operating Funds!

The Plain City Historical Society needs your help as their operating funds are currently running very low. To help raise money, they are planning a few events, but they need your participation.

On September 11, The Union County Covered Bridge Festival and the Shekinah Festival and Auction will take place in and around Plain City. To take advantage of the people who will be coming through town, the Plain City Historical Society will be hosting a Perennial Plant Sale on the sidewalk outside the Historical Society (111 West Main Street). Historical Society President, Karen Kile Vance, is asking for perennial plant donations for the sale. She suggests that as you split your perennials with Fall approaching, you donate some of the divided plants and flowers for the sale. And, if you don’t know how to divide up your plants, Karen will even send out a “non-professional plant splitter” to help you.

Besides donating plants for the sale, the Plain City Historical Society also needs Plain City residents to buy the plants. The Historical Society will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 11 to allow you to make your purchases and visit their lovely facility.

There are other ways you can help the Plain City Historical Society, as well. Make sure to attend their monthly meetings, which always fall on the fourth Tuesday of the month and start at 7 pm. The August meeting will be on August 24 at 7 pm and will feature Jack Alston, who is involved with the restoration/renovation projects taking place in downtown/historic Plain City. When you attend the meeting, you can pay your yearly dues (for new or renewing members), as well as make a donation to the “One Dollar Club.” Members participating in this exclusive club, play one dollar per week ($52 per year) to keep the Historical Society “bucking” along.

If you’d just like to make a kind donation to allow the Historical Society to keep history alive and relevant in Plain City, mail a donation to them at P. O. Box 82, Plain City, Ohio 43064.

You can also drop off a donation to them during their hours of operation:

Tuesday, 10 am to Noon

Thursday, Noon to 3 pm

Saturday, 10 am to Noon

The volunteers will be very glad to see you, but even happier if you take them a nice donation.

Click here to download the entire August newsletter from The Plain City Historical Society and read about upcoming events, local history, and lots of fun historical facts: