PO Box 104, The Plains, VA 20198

News & Events

09.29.2016 FALL FESTIVAL IN THE PLAINS, VIRGINIA Fall Festival in The Plains - Saturday, October 8, 2016

9 – 11am: Wakefield School’s
Annual 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Fun Run

Moonbounce for kids at Wakefield School.

5K Runners pass through town around 9:30 - Come to Main Street to cheer them on!

Special festival events along Main Street:

10am - 2pm: Open House, Tour & Refreshments at Cochran Masonic Lodge

11am - 2pm: Face-Painting atLive An Artful Life Gallery

12 – 3pm: Exhibit of Paintings by Hilde Vogel-Michalik at Youngblood Art Studio

5 - 7pm: Opening Reception for “Mixing It Up” Books & Paintings by Ginna Cullen at ZigZag Gallery
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09.29.2016 ICE CREAM SOCIAL An Ice Cream Social will be held Saturday, October 1st from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Community Center. click here to read more »
08.25.2016 OLD TAVERN ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT Route 245 (Old Tavern Road), Fauquier Co.

Rehabilitation of bridge over Broad Run

Begin Date: July 2016

Est Completion Date : April 28, 2017

Cost
$595,409 construction contract; $730,553 total project cost

Lengths and Limits
0.3 mile north of Interstate 66; 0.8 mile south of Route 55 (John Marshall Highway)

Contractor: McClain & Co., Inc. of Culpeper

Contact: Wade Smith, CCM
540-738-6261

Project Details: VDOT will replace the substandard superstructure of the Route 245 bridge over Broad Run in northern Fauquier County.

The structurally deficient bridge is located about 0.3 mile north of Interstate 66 and 0.8 mile south of Route 55 (John Marshall Highway).

During this eight-month bridge maintenance project, VDOT will replace the bridge deck and rehabilitate the bridge abutments. Construction will take place in phases to maintain a single travel lane, with temporary signals controlling two-way traffic through the work zone.

The existing concrete bridge was built in 1935 and carries an average of 3,500 vehicles daily, according to a 2015 traffic count.
08.04.2016 DOMINION POWER LOCAL GOVERNMENT NOTICES click here to read more »
07.14.2016 MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We have lots to do in The Plains as we move into our busy late summer and fall season. Please come join us.

October 1 - Ice Cream Social, 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the John Paige Turner Community Center on Main Street.

October 8 - Wakefield School 5K Run & more:
9 – 11am: Wakefield School’s Annual 5K Run/Walk & 1Mile Fun Run - Moonbounce for kids at Wakefield School.
Runners pass through town around 9:30 - Come to Main Street to cheer them on!
10am - 2pm: Open House, Tour & Refreshments at Cochran Masonic Lodge on Main Street
11am - 2pm: Face-Painting at Live An Artful Life Gallery in the heart of downtown Main Street
12 – 3pm: Exhibit of Paintings by Hilde Vogel-Michalik at Youngblood Art Studio - just off of Main Street behind the Rail Stop Restaurant
5 - 7pm: Opening Reception for “Mixing It Up” Books & Paintings by Ginna Cullen at ZigZag Gallery in the heart of Main Street

October 8 to November 6, Books & Paintings : Mixing it Up! Recent works by Ginna Cullen. Opening Reception, Sat. Oct. 8th, 5-7:00 PM - Zig Zag Gallery

October 13, Ashby’s Gap, Paintings by Tom Neel - Live an Artful Life Gallery

October 15, Bookmaking workshop, 1:00 -3:00 PM materials included, call 520-253-5364 - Zig Zag Gallery

October 19 - 30, 2nd Annual The Art of The Scarf - Live an Artful Life Gallery

October 20, 6:30 - 8:30 PM Clear Lake Meditation with David Hazard - Live an Artful Life Gallery

October 22, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Community lunch at Grace Church

October 27, 6:30 - 8:30 PM How to Tie and Wear Scarves - Live an Artful Life Gallery

October 28 - Haunted House - The Plains Service Center
12.05.2013 SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2016 TOWN MEETINGS TOWN COUNCIL - The Town Council meets on the third Monday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Second floor of The Plains Fire Department on Loudoun Avenue on October 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM. The Town Council agenda has a spot for "Citizen Comments" for any citizen to address the Council without prior notice.

PLANNING COMMISSION - The Planning Commission meets on the forth Monday of each month. The next regular Planning Commission meeting will be held on October 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Meetings are held in the Fire Hall, second floor.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD (ARB) - NOTICE: THE OCTOBER 5, 2016 ARB MEETING IS CANCELED. The ARB meets on the first Monday of each month in the Community Center. The next regular monthly ARB meeting is November 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held in the Community Center located on Main Street.

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS (BZA) - Meets on an "as need" basis.

PARKS BOARD - Meets on an "as need" basis.

TRAFFIC CALMING COMMITTEE - Meets on an an "as need" basis.

These regular meetings may be cancelled or rescheduled from time to time. Check with us at the town office 540-364-4945. Go to the "Contact" page of this website for more information. Copies of permits and applications are provided on this website for your use.
12.12.2012 SMALL TOWN CHARM Support our shops & restaurants. Our Main Street shopkeepers, chefs and staff love what they do. Small town charm everyday just for you. Park your car. Enjoy a walk around town. We have lots to do and see in The Plains. Shop locally. click here to read more »

Welcome to The Plains, Virginia

WELCOME TO OUR TOWN

Our website is designed with you, our residents and our many visitors, in mind. We hope you'll find your visit here valuable and informative, and hope that you will find what you're looking for.

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.  We are a nationally recognized historic community with plenty of small town charm. Come on by and get to know us.

Mayor Blakeney Gallagher