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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.

15th Annual Classic Car Cruise-In is Saturday, August 26. Meet the Artists on the Lawn at White Feather Gallery-Boutique!



The 15th Annual Classic Car Cruise-In roars into town on Saturday, August 26, 2017. New this year, the show will take place in the evening from 2 pm to 8 pm. Also new this year will be the ability to purchase alcohol which must be kept inside the designated beer/wine garden.

There will be a variety of food trucks and vendors on site, including, Pitabilities, Dan’s Deli, Miller’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Timmy’s Meltdown, Troncone & Perry’s, Barley 31, Tavern 161, and The Buckeye Pig Rig.

There will also be entertainment featuring DJ Mac Thomas and live music from The Groove.

This year’s 15th Annual Cruise-In will take place in uptown Plain City on Main Street (Route 161) between Park Street and North Avenue. The show is once again being sponsored by Bob Chapman Ford. Proceeds benefit the Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO) and the Friends of the Plain City Public Library.

If you would like to register in advance, it is only $10 and you can do so by going HERE. Online registration ends on August 24. Pre-register and save $3 (only $10)! Registration is $13 the day of the show. Registration takes place from 2 pm to 5 pm.

You can also download the registration form by going HERE.

There will be tons of awards, including motorcycle awards and specially made awards.

Stop by for lots of food, fun, and super cars!


Additionally, White Feather Gallery-Boutique & Garden Events will be hosting an “Artists on the Lawn” event at their boutique at 179 E. Main Street in uptown Plain City.

White Feather has many, many artists who they showcase in their Gallery. Many of the 50 plus artists are from right here in Ohio. Some of those artists will be available during the car show from 11 am to 3 pm on the lawn at White Feather to show off their products. Please stop by.

To learn more about the “Artists on the Lawn” event, go HERE.

To find out more about the car show, go HERE.

To keep up on all the Car Show Events, Like the Facebook page HERE.



“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.



Young Artists: Get Ready for the Christmas Under the Clock Coloring Contest!


It’s that time of year again. Time for your young artists to pull out their crayons and markers and enter the coloring contest to win a chance to be a “Tree lighting Pixie.”

Children 10 and under are eligible to enter the annual coloring contest. Winners will be chosen from three age groups: 5 and under, 6-8, and 9-10.

All winners must be available on Saturday, December 3 from 4:30 to 5:45 pm for the tree lighting ceremony during Christmas Under the Clock. Tree lighting pixies will turn on the switch to officially light the Plain City Christmas tree and get the holiday underway.

To download an official coloring contest entry form, please go HERE. Or print off the form at the bottom of this posting by clicking on it and then printing.

Coloring contest entry forms can also be picked up at Mainstreet Treasures, 150 West Main Street in Plain City.

Send your completed entry to: UPCO, PO Box 297, Plain City, OH 43064

All entries must be received by Friday, November 18.

Winners will be chosen by Mayor Darrin Lane.

To read an article in the Plain City Advocate on the coloring contest, please go HERE.

For more information on Christmas Under the Clock, visit the Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO) web site HERE.

Winners will be announced on the Uptown Plain City (UPCO) Facebook page and via their contact information provided on the entry form. Visit the UPCO Facebook page, HERE.

You can also find out more on the Christmas Under the Clock Facebook page HERE.

The rules for the coloring contest are below. The date for Christmas Under the Clock should be December 3, however, not December 5 as listed on the flyer. The deadline to turn in the entry is Friday, November 18.




Harvest Night at the Market, Thursday, October 6.



Join the Plain City Farmer’s Market and UPCO (Uptown Plain City Organization) for the First Annual Harvest Night at the Market during the Plain City Farmer’s Market final market of the season on Thursday, October 6.

Harvest Night at the Market will take place from 4:30-7 pm at Bicentennial Park on South Chillicothe Street in Plain City. There will be music, games, pumpkin decorating, fresh produce, and other artisan foods.

Admission and activities are all free. So come out for a night of fall fun.

Find out more on the Farmer’s Market Facebook page HERE.