(Posted Oct. 4, 2021)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Last October, Plain City held a costume party at Pastime Park. This year, the village has added a bunch more attractions, turning the party into a full-fledged fall festival.
“We had 300 people last year. We’re definitely planning on it being an even bigger event this year,” said Mayor Jody Carney.
The festivities are planned for Oct. 16, 5-8 p.m., at the park. The costume party returns to the schedule (6 p.m.) and includes prizes by age category. Once again, the Plain City Police Department will provide DJ music and set up their community outreach trailer.
Several food trucks will be on site, including Biscuit Boss, Lil e’s Ice Cream, Skyward Grille, and Rocky Mountain Coffee.
New this year are hayrides courtesy of the Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association, balloon art by Dean Bohl Entertainment, and pumpkin carving by Gus The Squash Carver who has performed at the Ohio State Fair, Circleville Pumpkin Show, and Columbus Zoo.
Plain City Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a bounce house, face painters, and fall-themed children’s games. Children are invited to visit Trick-or-Treat Alley where local organizations and businesses will be handing out treats. Approximately 10 craft and baked good vendors will be selling their wares throughout the evening.
“I’m excited that we have a lot of community support for the festival,” Carney said.
Pastime Park is located at 370 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City. Admission to the festival is free.