Piqua Ohio Events

There's a good reason why Piqua, Ohio, is known for being as comfortable as a worn-out pyjama and once known as the "underwear capital of the world." Located north of Dayton on I-75, it is a small community first created in 1807, but its history goes back much further.

In 1807, the village began to operate under the control of the Washington City Council and was called the "Village of Washington." In 1823, it formed a city government and was incorporated as the town of Piqua, located on the west side of I-75, north of Interstate 75, about a mile south of Dayton.

The state legislature changed the name of the village to Piqua on the basis of a popular petition. By 1816, the village of Pucca in Shawnee had long since been abandoned and the southwest Indian city was no longer. In 1795, most of the Shawnees had moved from Ohio to Missouri, and the remainder migrated north to Auglaize.

The remaining rail line serving Piqua is the Baltimore-Ohio North-South line, now operated by CSX Transportation (CSXT). The East-West corridor of Conrail also runs through the city centre, but the tracks have since been abandoned. The dual-track thoroughfare was originally built by the Pennsylvania Railroad as part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B & O) in the late 19th century.

The Miami and Erie Canals reached Piqua in 1837, and the community remained the final stop of the canal until 1842. The Ohio-Erie Canal, which had been in service for 81 years, was permanently closed to commercial traffic due to extensive flood damage. Goods and passengers were transported through Pucca, but there was no direct connection to the Ohio or Erie canals, only to the Miami River and its tributaries.

Over the years Piqua has entertained its visitors with lively canals - history of the era and fun - with activities and events ranging from street parties with dancing to an art walk.

Although newspapers are generally geographical, they are not limited to government areas. For example, if a local citizen's wedding is held in a neighboring county or even outside the state, the newspaper may be included. Even if no civil death certificates exist, obituaries can appear in newspapers, and newspapers can also record the deaths of local citizens in other parts of the United States or other countries. Check out the Piqua Historical Society website or the website of your ancestors who lived in the area for more information about other newspapers available.

If you are planning a trip to Piqua or the surrounding areas of Miami County, such as the Miami Valley, you can visit the Miami County Visitors Bureau and call for more information. The annual Miami River Festival, the largest annual festival in Ohio State, will take place July 4-7, 2017 at the Ohio Museum of Natural History in Dayton.

There are a number of hovercraft memorabilia being auctioned off, so bring your checkbook and plan to bid. The trade show takes place from 10 am to 5 pm. M. on Saturday, July 1, and will also offer a raffle as well as food and drinks.

H Hoverclub members are invited to a barbecue on the river at 6pm, and at 7pm there is a boat trip on the Sydney rivers followed by a beer and wine tasting. So come early, register, prepare for the race track that will be built on Friday and help out in every way possible with the barbecue. On Saturday, July 1, the Piqua Hover Club will be on the locks for a day.

The Clark County Fairgrounds Craft Fair features local artisans and handcrafted crafts and coincides with a visit to the farm on Labor Day weekend. Fearless people can be seen on Saturday, July 1, from 10 am to 4 pm at the farmers market in Piqua and at the farmers market in the surrounding area. The Clark County Fair Plaza craft shows showcase local arts and crafts by local artists and manufacturers, as well as local food and beverages.

The Vandalia Recreation Center is holding a Christmas Tree Throw Contest to raise money for the Vandalsia Food Pantry. The Miami County Home and Garden Show is scheduled for February 19 at the Piqua Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

During the event, marshals will close the river to all traffic. At the northern end of the area there is a gravel ramp for access to the river, and this area will also serve as a cruiser mine site. Boats may use the cruiser ramp and the crossing to the racetrack, but there will be no access to the cruiser pit.

The Piqua Historical Area State Memorial is one of the most important historical sites in Ohio. The 220-acre site is the only restored section of a former Ohio mining site with an art museum and museum.

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