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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.


Tenth Annual 4 Mile Run/Walk is Saturday, September 24.

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The Tenth Annual 4 Mile Run/Walk and Kid Fun Runs, held each year by UPCO, the Uptown Plain City Organization, will fall on Saturday, September 24 this year.

The main race will begin at 8 am with a Kid Fun Race starting at 9 am for those 14 years and younger. The Kid Fun Race includes both a 440 yard and a one mile race. The registration is $2 for the 440 Dash and $5 for the one mile. Both of these races stay within Pastime Park and all participants receive a Fun Run Award.

Registration the day of the race is $40 and will begin at 7 am, ending promptly at 7:45 am. The Kid Fun Run Registration will end at 8:30 am. To register in advance, 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.


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14th Annual Classic Car Cruise-In is Saturday, August 27.


It’s time once again for the Annual Plain City Classic Car Cruise-In. When the car show arrives, I always know that summer is winding down.

This year’s 14th Annual Cruise-In will take place in uptown Plain City on Main Street (Route 161) between Park Street and North Avenue on Saturday, August 27. The show is once again being sponsored by Bob Chapman Ford. Proceeds benefit the Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO).

Registration is $13 the day of the show. Registration runs from 11 am to 2 pm at 204 West Main Street.

There will be tons of awards, including motorcycle awards and specially made awards. The awards ceremony will begin after 5 pm. The show runs until 5 pm.

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

To find out more, go HERE. Pre-register and save $3 (only $10)!

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


2016 Plain City Farmers Market Starts on Monday, July 4.


The Plain City Farmers Market will have a special start date on Monday, July 4. For one Monday only, to coincide with the Fourth of July Parade at 3 pm in uptown Plain City, the Farmers Market will get started at 2 pm and continue immediately following the parade on Independence Day until about 5 pm.

Those who want to participate in the July 4 parade can line up at 2:00 pm at the north entrance of Pastime Park. The Parade will step off at 3:00 pm from the north entrance of the park, head south down Chillicothe, take a right at the traffic light, and then right onto Main Street. Kids on bikes do not need to register.

The gates at Pastime Park will open at 6 pm for the Fireworks display at 9:45 pm. The band Agent 99 will be performing at 7 pm and there will be food vendors available. Agent 99 is a cover band that plays 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s music. The event is free, but donations are accepted.

The Plain City Events Committee will be located in the Lions Building and will have a concession stand set up.

For more information on the Fireworks, visit the Village web site HERE and the events page on Facebook HERE.

Sponsored by The Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO), the Farmers Market will take place every Thursday (beginning on July 7) after July 4th from 4:30-7 pm through October 6.

The Farmers Market is held at the corner of South Chillicothe and State Route 161 in Uptown Plain City (next to the Clock Tower building).

There will be music and lots of local vendors each week with “learn-and-taste” features.

Please shop locally and support our Plain City and Union/Madison County farmers by stopping by the Farmers Market.

Additionally, Marysville is holding their Farmers Markets on Saturdays through October 8 at Partners Park at the corner of Main and 6th Streets. The Markets run from 8 am to 11 am or until goods are sold out. For more information, call 937-644-8530.

You can find out more by visiting the Union County Farmers Market web site HERE.

And Like them on Facebook HERE.

Like UPCO on Facebook HERE.

Keep up with the Plain City Farmers Market by Liking them on Facebook HERE.


Join Us For Our Christmas Under the Clock Open House on Saturday, December 5 from 5:30-8 pm.


Please join us this Saturday, December 5, for our Open House and Customer Appreciation evening from 5:30-8 pm during Christmas Under the Clock. We will have lots of food and the small glass bottles of soda that everyone loves.

Christmas Under the Clock is again being sponsored this year by UPCO (Uptown Plain City Organization) and the Village of Plain City.

Participating open house locations will be giving away lots of prizes, gifts, and refreshments. The more open houses you visit, the more chances you have to win. Pick up a map at the first open house you visit to locate all of the other places holding open houses.

Enter the raffle at each open house location to win a $250 Visa Gift Card from UPCO. The drawing for the card will take place at 8 pm at the DNA Building, 340 West Main Street (the old Elementary building). You do not have to be present to win the gift card.

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You’ll also have an extra chance to enter the gift card raffle each time you ride one of the shuttle vans running from Lovejoy’s Market to Yoder’s Hardware between 5:30 and 8 pm. Enter one raffle slip per shuttle ride.

Please bring some non-perishable food items or toiletries for the Plain City Food Pantry, 156 West Main Street. Share your blessings this holiday season. If you drop off items for the food pantry at Clip N Curl Family Hair Care, 251 West Main Street, you will receive a $2 coupon for a service or a product.

Here at the drugstore, we will be giving away gift certificates to many local businesses. So stop in and sign up to win!

We’ll be raffling off gift certificates for:

While our Open House kicks off at 5:30 pm, Christmas Under the Clock actually gets under way at 5 pm with the Tree Lighting Ceremony downtown in Bicentennial Park (the Flatiron between Chillicothe and Main Streets). There will be local carolers, the Plain City Community Band, Starlight Twirlers (baton twirlers), and the Jonathan Alder Mixed Chorus at the Tree Lighting. DJ Tim Firlik will also help out with music and sound. The tree will be lit up by the Tree Lighting Pixies, winners of the Christmas Coloring Contest.

From 5:30 to 6:30 pm, the Plain City Community Band will perform in the plaza.

They will be followed by In Harmony Music Studio from 6:30 to 7 pm.

From 7 to 8 pm, the Sharon Mennonite Church Group will warm your spirits.

Once you’ve been dazzled by the tree lighting ceremony and entertainers, head over to the DNA Building, 340 West Main Street (the old Elementary building) for a Christmas Auction beginning at 7 pm. Proceeds from the auction will benefit UPCO (to continue funding the celebration each year). Auction items will be on display beginning at 5:30 pm. Items have been donated by local businesses.

While you wait for the Auction to get started, you can shop at the Crafter’s Only Show in the DNA Building from 5:30-8 pm. Get all of your holiday gift giving done in one stop and pick up some great home-made items.


You can then take a horse drawn wagon ride to Yoder’s True Value Hardware for photos with Santa.

Stop by the drugstore to meet a fairytale snow princess between 6:30-7:30 pm. You can get your picture taken with Santa and with a Princess! WOW!!

On your way to see Santa and the Snow Princesses, stop by the Plain City Library, 305 West Main Street, for live music with Classical Sounds and the Friends of the Library’s Book and Novelty Sale. The sale will feature an enormous book sale in the library’s large meeting room, as well as holiday novelties and a selection of gift items made from recycled books including jewelry, bookmarks, buttons, and other unique creations. The Book and Novelty Sale gets underway during Christmas Under the Clock and continues through December 12 during regular library hours.

Like the Library on Facebook HERE and keep up on all their events.


Stop by ASE Feed and Supply, 211 South Jefferson Avenue, you can enter to win a year’s worth of Blue Buffalo dog food (12-15 pound bags). ASE will be open 5:30 to 8 pm. Like them on Facebook HERE.

After you come out to visit us, make sure to drop by Rooms that Bloom Florist next to Lovejoy’s IGA and find some great holiday candies and gifts.

As you wait for a wagon ride, enjoy ham and bean soup with cornbread from UPCO. The Plain City Events Committee will also be hosting a bake sale. Eat your items as you walk around town or take them home for a snack later.

For more information on the 14th Annual Christmas Under the Clock celebration, go HERE.

You can also see a complete list of events HERE.

You can also find out more about what is going on by LIKING Christmas Under the Clock on Facebook HERE. You can also like UPCO’s Facebook page HERE.

While you can walk Main Street downtown, it is a little more tricky to get out to us on Route 42. Luckily, as mentioned previously, there will be van shuttles available to take people from Yoder’s Hardware to Lovejoy’s IGA and up and down Jefferson Avenue (Route 42). Let the skilled Christmas Under the Clock volunteer drivers get you safely where you need to go. And, remember, the more times you ride, the more times you can enter the raffle for the $250 Visa gift card.