Fresh cut flowers, for sale at a vendors booth, add a splash of color to the Springfield Farmers Market.

First weekend of September: 5 things to do in Clark County

Celebrate the first weekend of September with these Clark County events you don’t want to miss.

1. Mystery dinner

Booknapped, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at The Ohio Masonic Home, 2655 West National Rd. in Springfield, is a mystery dinner experience.

Appetizers and drinks will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. The mystery begins at 7 p.m. and night concludes with dancing at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person with proceeds benefiting the Clark County Literacy Coalition (CCLC) programs. If an attendee only wants to dance, $20 dance tickets are available at the door with two drinks included.

To purchase tickets visit or call CCLC at 937-389-8617.

For more information, search for Booknapped: A Mystery Dinner Experience on Facebook.

2. Car show

The 4th annual Kerry White DC I Can I Will car, bike and craft show is 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Northwestern High School, 5780 Troy Rd. in Springfield.

This event will feature several car and motorcycle classes with car pre-registration ending 8 a.m. Saturday and motorcycle pre-registration ending 12 p.m. Saturday.

There will be vendors, food, raffles, and music by DJ Hot Dog Ryman.

For more information, search for 4th Annual Kerry White DC I Can I Will Car, Bike and Craft Show on Facebook.

3. PromiseFest

PromiseFest, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Elementary School, 1500 Tibbetts Ave. in Springfield, will feature family fun activities, community resources, and live entertainment.

This event is hosted by the Springfield Promise Neighborhood Association.

Between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m, attendees can bring soil samples to be tested for lead by Wittenberg University’s Geology Department.

Soil testing is being offered because Springfield is in a high-risk zip code for lead.

For more information, search for PromiseFest on Facebook.

4. Farmers market

The Springfield Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Center Museum, 117 S. Fountain Ave. in Springfield will feature more than 35 vendors, live music, food trucks, and cooking demos.

Admission is free.

For more information, search Springfield Farmers Market on Facebook.

5. Corn Festival

The 43rd annual South Vienna Corn Festival starts this weekend, running from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Held in downtown South Vienna, it will feature a corn eating contest, a corn bakeoff, crafts, rides and cornhole and softball tournaments.

On Saturday at 2 p.m. a parade is scheduled to go through the downtown area and Sunday’s festivities will kickoff after a morning church service at 10:30 a.m.

There will also be approximately 30 food vendors and 100 arts and craft vendors. Admission is free and more information can be found at

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