Just in time for spring, Plain City is preparing for its second annual Heritage Days celebration in the village's historic uptown district.

Just in time for spring, Plain City is preparing for its second annual Heritage Days celebration in the village's historic uptown district.

Organized by the Plain City Heritage Group (PCHG) and the Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO), Heritage Days will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and will offer many outdoor events suitable for the entire family, according to county tourism director Candace Watson.

Returning events for this year's celebration include a shed-building demonstration by Beachy Barns, live music, a children's inflatable playhouse, horse-drawn wagon rides, vintage tractor exhibits, homemade ice cream, Amish-built furniture from Miller's Furniture, food contests, face painting and samples from such local restaurants as Der Dutchman, Dutch Kitchen, Yutzy's Farm Market and The Cheese House, according to Watson.

New to this year's event will be a petting zoo, ice sculpting and chalk drawing by Rock On Ice, historic period dancers, vegetable-carving contests, Civil War attractions, children's games and other events, Watson said. Local vendors also will be on hand to sell handmade purses, jewelry and woodworking items, among other wares.

Heritage Days is "a family-friendly event with many entertainment possibilities, where guests will have the chance to see products and skills from the past while experiencing more modern talents demonstrated by local tradespeople," Watson said.

For more information on Heritage Days, visit www.uptownplaincity.org.