Plainfield Old Home Days starts on Friday, September 8th at 7 pm with a rolicking revue at the Plainfield Opera House and then continues all day on Saturday, September 9th with Plainfield’s unique community parade, followed by the traditional chicken barbeque and other activities at the Plainfield Recreation Field. All is free except for the chicken barbeque.
Plainfield’s hometown revue includes storytelling, music, skits, standup comedy, poets, and step dancing. Plainfield native Diane Martin, who created the Vermont State Song, will wrap up a program that includes Skitmeisters, two bands, Umlaut and Araña, and the Step ‘n’ Time Line Dancers. And the Plainfield Old Home Days Revue is free and open to the public.
Even before the Old Home Days parade at 11 am on Saturday, September 9th, Plainfield Town Clerk Linda Wells will lead early birds in a fitness walk starting at the rec field at 8:30 am, perhaps past the very large yard sale at the Methodist Church which runs from 9 to 2. Music at the rec field will accompany the Plainfield Rescue and Fire Department chicken barbeque, including the Twinfield High School Jazz Band, Swedish Fiddlers and the band, Araña.
You can make yourself a bicycle smoothie, your children can play in the bouncie house, you can get local maple syrup, and learn about Plainfield’s hazard mitigation and flood prevention work, and about the Plainfield library, and coop, and senior center, participate in a rubber duck race, play volleyball and more at the rec field from 11:45 to 2 pm.
Plainfield’s Tree Warden, Niko Rubin, will take people on a Street Tree Walk from the rec field at 1:30, Rose Paul will lead an Invasive Species walk starting from the Park ‘n’ Ride at 2:30, and Susan Grimaldi will wrap up the day with a Plainfield Historical Walk starting from the Mill Street Park at 4 pm.