Welcome to The Plains, Virginia
Come join us for our 5th Annual Village Scarecrow Contest and Wakefield 5K run (plus fun run and 1-mile walk) in October. We have lots of activities planned for you and your family thanks to all of our local shop keepers and restaurant chefs. The scarecrow contest will kick-off on October 10th, the same day as the 5K Run and fun run/walk. Everyone can come and enjoy this event filled day. Bring your entire family for the race, have lunch and spend the day. Our artists, chefs and shopkeepers have face painting, special shop treats, a haunted house, puppet making, an art show and reception and so many activities that I can't list them all. We will even have a car wash to support the Wakefield School Track Team that day.
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Take time to visit our shops and restaurants. Slow down and enjoy your time with us. Relax. Our shopkeepers and chefs can't wait to see you again. Everything is within easy walking distance. Just park your car and enjoy a peaceful stroll on Main Street in The Plains. Why not come visit us this weekend. We would like to see you. We are a nationally recognized historic community with plenty of small town charm. Come on by and get to know us.
The images shown here are just some of the many sent to us from last years race and scarecrow contest. Register for the scarecrow contest and 5K race today. The contest and race start October 10th. Scarecrows will be displayed during October. Stop in one of our shops or restaurants to pick up a ballot for the contest; take a healthy, relaxing walk around town; cast your vote for your favorite scarecrow. Help support our local business and have some fun.
See you on Main Street.
Mayor Robert "Bob" L. Gurtler
(AKA for the day:"BATMAN" - Run, run, running...)