There’s nothing like a classic fall festival to celebrate the changing seasons. In Plymouth, it’s a community tradition that’s been in the making since 1956.
The Plymouth Fall Festival started as a chicken barbecue picnic for the community sponsored by the Plymouth Rotary Club as a way to get people together to raise money for new playground equipment. About 500 people attended that gathering and the tradition has been going strong ever since.
This year’s Plymouth Fall Festival – including its famous barbecue chicken dinner – will take place Sept. 11-13, 2015 in downtown Plymouth. The fair invites area residents of all ages to take part in games and activities while also raising money for various community organizations.
A full carnival will take place on all three days of the festival, with rides opening at 3 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Guests can purchase a ride wristband for $25 or buy tickets individually at $5 for four tickets (rides cost two to four tickets each).
You won’t want to miss the pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. until noon on Saturday across from Kellogg Park, and the Rotary Club’s annual barbecue chicken dinner, which will be held at Kellogg Park from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. There’s also a take-out option for the dinner located at West Middle School.
The festival features a car show on Saturday and Sunday where enthusiasts can show off their classic cars and cruise Main Street, and you’ll also find a daily craft show and a pet show on Saturday. Other attractions sure to please the crowds include bingo, a spaghetti dinner, Taste Fest, live entertainment and a variety of booths.
Plymouth Fall Festival hours for 2015 are noon-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11; 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12; and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13.
Photo courtesy of the Plymouth Fall Festival Facebook page