Plain City is expanding last year’s Halloween festivities to a full fall festival this weekend.
The Village’s Fall Festival will be held form 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Pastime Park.
Mayor Jody Carney said the event has been in the making for years.
In 2019, as the council representative for the village’s parks and recreation committee, Carney said she hoped to add a fall event to Plain City’s line-up of celebrations.
However, the pandemic put ideas for a festival on hold in 2020.
Instead, the village hosted a “Costume Party in the Park” that provided an opportunity for children to celebrate Halloween while staying safe and socially distant.
Carney said this year’s event is an “all call” to the community that will offer activities for those of all ages.
The festival will feature a trick-or-treat alley for children, a costume contest, games and craft vendors.
Professional pumpkin carver, Gus “Squashcarver” Smithhisler, will carve a 400-pound pumpkin at the festival, Carney said.
The Miami Valley Steam Threshers will also provide hay rides throughout the evening.
Carney said there will also be food trucks from several local businesses, including Biscuit Boss, Rocky Mountain Coffee, Lil E’s and Skyward Grille.
Those in attendance are asked to use the south entrance of the park and to be aware that interior park roads will close at 4 p.m.
Though food and vendors will be available, Carney emphasized that admission and plenty of entertainment is free.
She said she hopes the fall festival will become an annual village event and participation will continue to increase.
“I’m really excited to see where this goes in the coming years,” Carney said.