Plain City Fall Festival proves to be spooktacular


(Posted Oct. 23, 2023)

By Dedra Cordle, Staff Writer/Photographer

The village of Plain City hosted its 3rd annual Fall Festival on Oct. 21. More than a thousand costumed animals, adults, and children haunted the grounds at Pastime Park as they searched for and found a spooktacular time.

Mandy Wolford and her daughter, Izzy, pose for a photo before participating in the children’s costume contest. Izzy’s grandmother handcrafted the scarecrow attire.
Theresa Weese and her co-workers at Marathon were among the 40 local businesses, civic organizations, and individuals who passed out candy at Trick-or-Treat Alley.
Vampire Cameron Duty flies down one of the inflatable slides.
Gus “Squashcarver” Smithhisler takes a break from carving an homage to Jonathan Alder Local Schools, home of the Pioneers. Local farmer Wayne Kleiber grew the 783-pound pumpkin.
London residents Eileen Martin and her 4-month-old daughter, Kinsley, are dressed as Monsters Inc. characters, Mike Wazowski and Boo.
Construction vehicle Marcus Dionisio has a good time at the photo station.
The Miami Steam Valley Threshers Association provided treks to haunted lands via their haunted hayrides.
Local Ghostbusters Kelsey Yusupov and Burkhon Yusupov wrangle their “ghost” son, Vincent, for a family photo.
Columbus siblings Aunalee and Ivan Whiting could not resist the festive face cut-out booth.
While Princess Ariel might be a bit more comfortable with sea creatures, her fellow Little Mermaid, Aubrey Williams, seems to be right at home upon meeting Bo, a 6-year-old miniature donkey. His human, Derek Hutchinson of South Charleston, said he often brings Bo out to public events like the Fall Fest in Plain City because Bo loves attention and affection.
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