Things to Do in Amish Country

There’s plenty of things to do in Ohio Amish Country. Here you’ll find a comprehensive list of events for the Holmes County, Ohio area including festivals, shows, dinner theaters, music and concerts, shopping, parades, and more.

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Ohio Amish Library Open House (Berlin)

2425-behaltApril 22-23, 2016
The new Ohio Amish Library will hold its open house at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center in Berlin, Ohio. The library contains a comprehensive collection of historical documents, books, The Ausbund Amish songbook, genealogical records, and Bibles. Open to the public, this open house will feature experts sharing their insights including Ed Kline on a Bible that is 500 years old and The Martyr’s Mirror, Fannie Erb-Miller on the history of The Budget Amish newspaper, Henry Erb on early Amish settlers in the area, and more. Authors Leroy Beachy and Michael Lewis will be present. Visitors will learn about Amish and Mennonite culture and history.

TIME: Friday (5pm-9pm), Saturday (9am-2pm)
LOCATION: Amish Mennonite Heritage Center (map)

Gospel Express Ministries – Spring Singspiration Tour

gospel-express-ministries-spring-singspiration-tourApril 24, 2016
Come join us for an evening of inspirational singing. Groups include The Miller Family, The Bontrager Sisters, and Nelson and Sarah Coblentz, all from North Carolina, The Penner Family (Canada), By Grace (Northern Indiana), and The Stutzman Family (Lancaster, PA). All are invited to attend. There is no cost for admission. A free-will offering will be taken in support of Gospel Express Ministries.

TIME: Sunday 6:30pm
LOCATION: Heritage Community Center – 3 miles north of Berlin, Ohio (3558 US RT 62)
CONTACT: (330) 231-6730

Berlin Barnstorm Scavenger Hunt (Berlin)

April 30, 2016
This town wide event is just like an old fashioned scavenger hunt, but with barns. Small wooden barns are hidden in each participating store. Find the barn and register to win gift cards and a grand prize basket. There are usually 40 or more gift cards given away and last year the grand prize basket totaled over $900. Bring your family and spend the day in Berlin with us.

TIME: Saturday   
LOCATION: Downtown Berlin Ohio (map)

Dandelion Festival (Sugarcreek)

May 6-7, 2016
The Dandelion Festival will take place at the new Roadhouse Amphitheater, located just 100 yards east of the winery on Old Rt. 39. Friday the festival is from noon-7 and Saturday it is 9-8. There will be wine sampling, Dandelion Sangria, cellar tours, arts and crafts and live entertainment scheduled for both days. On Saturday at noon, children should gather in the picnic shelter at the top of the hill for the Dandelion picking contest, and to make their own dandelion jelly. Vendors will be open both days, showcasing their Dandelion products. The 5K Dandelion May Run will also be held Saturday, May 7 at 9 am.

TIME: Visit website
LOCATION: Breitenbach Wines – Sugarcreek, Ohio (map)

Antiques in the Alley – Spring (Millersburg)

May 07, 2016
Antiques in the Alley is a all day event held in beautiful downtown Millersburg. Stroll the streets as you search for treasures to call your own! Find inspiration and ideas on how others have turned trash…into treasures. Browse our antique stores or stop at the local brewery and try our local brew! Come early-we have plenty of rooms in Historic Downtown Millersburg to suit anyone’s needs!

TIME: Saturday 9am – 5pm   LOCATION: Downtown Millersburg Ohio (map)

Amish Country Theater (Walnut Creek)

Amish-Country-TheaterMay 12 – October 29, 2016
Live theater in Ohio’s Amish Country! The remarkable venue that hosts these hilarious productions is a 12,000 sq. ft. theater with a 325-seat auditorium designed to trigger your imagination by creating the illusion that youState Of The Art Theater are stepping into an authentic Amish barn—except this barn features state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and effects. As a result, audiences experience the production at the highest level. The climate-controlled theater features comfortable movie theater-style seating and easily accommodates wheelchairs and scooters. Hungry patrons may even purchase homemade treats and desserts at the “Barnyard Fixin’s” stand just outside the theater adjacent to the box office. Make sure you arrive early to shop around in the “Hen House” and take home a souvenir from the show!

TIME: visit website
LOCATION: Amish Country Theater – Walnut Creek, Ohio (map)
CONTACT: 1-888-988-7469

Triumphant Quartet Dinner Concert (Walnut Creek)

Triumphant QuartetMay 14, 2016
Enjoy the start of the Gospel concert season with two shows featuring the Triumphant Quartet!
Breakfast Show, 8:30am Tickets are $31 per person.
Dinner Show, 6pm Tickets are $37 per person.
To buy tickets please call Carol Miller at 330-852-3058.

TIME: Saturday 8:30am & 6:00pm   
Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek Ohio (map)
CONTACT: Carlisle Inn (800) 852-2631 For reservations call or visit website.   

Vintage Garden Tractor Show

Vintage Garden Tractor Show SugarcreekMay 14th, 2016
Organized locally, what started out as a hobby for two neighbors has turned into a show and swap meet. There are vintage garden tractors, parts vendors, a dead sled pull, hourly giveaways, a pedal tractor pull for children and more. This show also features customized garden tractors, lawn equipment, walk behinds, chainsaws and toy tractors.

TIME: Saturday 8am
LOCATION: Downtown Sugarcreek (map)

Josiah for President (Sugarcreek)

Josiah for PresidentJune 01, 2016 – November 08, 2016
When former Congressman Mark Stedman throws in the towel on his presidential campaign, his only choice is to return to his home state and decide how to spend the rest of his life … until he meets Josiah Stoltzfus, an Amish farmer from Pennsylvania.
“Great fun!” “Entertaining!” “Inspiring.” “Poignant – and funny as all get out!!” These are just some of the words audiences are using to describe this captivating story. Sold-out audiences are standing and cheering this new hit musical. You’re in for a fun ride as common sense, character, and Washington collide head on!

TIME: visit website   LOCATION: Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek Ohio (map)
CONTACT: Carlisle Inn Box Office (855) 344-7547

Mark Bishop Dinner Concert (Walnut Creek)

Mark BishopJune 4, 2016
Our second gospel concert will feature Mark Bishop. Dinner will be served at 6pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. To buy tickets please call Carol Miller at 330-852-3058.
Ticket / Registration Fees: $30

TIME: Saturday 6:00pm   
Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek Ohio (map)
CONTACT: Carol Miller (330) 852-3058 

Fabulous 50’s Fling (Sugarcreek)

June 10-11, 2016
The second weekend in June is always slated to be a weekend to bust out the poodle skirts, roll up your shirt sleeves, grease back your hair and twist the night away at Sugarcreek. Come enjoy the 10th Annual Friday Night Cruise-In or the all-day vintage car show on Saturday. Other Fling events include the Cruisin’ 5k Run/Walk , a Model Car Contest, live oldies music all weekend, and of course homemade bargain-priced food.

TIME: Friday & Saturday   LOCATION: Sugarcreek Ohio (map)
BLOG: Fabulous 50’s Fling

Walnut Creek Vintage Fair (Walnut Creek)

vintage-fair-walnut-creekJune 25, 2016
Join us in Walnut Creek for our 2nd annual Vintage Fair! If you like garage sales and the TV show “American Pickers,” this is the event for you. You never know what you’ll find! Find your next project or take home a finished one. Located near Walnut Creek Furniture. Vendors are currently being accepted. For additional information or to be a vendor at the Vintage Fair, please contact Ruby at 330-893-3383 or Amy at 330-893-2995

TIME: 7AM to 4PM
Walnut Creek, Ohio (map)

Thunder over Holmes County Independence Day Celebration

July 02, 2016
Come enjoy the Independence Day festivities and fireworks in downtown Millersburg, Ohio.

TIME: Saturday
LOCATION: Downtown Millersburg Ohio (map)

Greater Vision Dinner Concert

Greater VisionJuly 2, 2016 Our third gospel concert will feature the group, Greater Vision. Dinner will be served at 6pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. To buy tickets please call Carol Miller at 330-852-3058.
Ticket / Registration Fees: $37

TIME: Saturday 6:00pm   
Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek Ohio (map)
CONTACT: Carol Miller (330) 852-3058

Amish Country Cookbook Extravaganza and Tasting (Berlin)

July 02, 2016

TIME: Saturday, 10am – 1pm
LOCATION: Gospel Bookstore at German Village Center (map)
CONTACT : 330-893-2523

Great Mohican Pow Wow (Loudonville)

July 8-10, 2016
September 16-18, 2016

Pow-Wow time is the Native American people’s way of meeting together, to join in dancing, signing, and visiting renewing old friendships and make new one. This is a time to renew thought of the old ways and to preserve a rich heritage. Events and activities include tomahawk throwing, dance and drum competition, fire starting, story telling, flute making and playing, and more. Native American Indian foods. Over 40 top craftsmen, traders & top artisans.
TIME: Friday – Sunday
LOCATION: Loudonville, Ohio (map)
CONTACT : Visit Website

Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale and Auction (Kidron)

August 5-6, 2016
The Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale began in 1966. The sale was started by a group of dedicated individuals who wanted to aid Mennonite Central Committee in world relief. The Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale has a policy of selling only what is donated by individuals, Sunday School classes, churches or other groups. Since its humble beginnings, the Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale has continued in its efforts to support relief to those in need around the world.

TIME: Friday & Saturday   
LOCATION: Visit Website

Brian Free & Assurance Dinner Concert (Walnut Creek)

Brian Free and AssuranceAugust 6, 2016
Our August concert will feature Brian Free & Assurance. Dinner will be served at 6pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. To buy tickets please call Carol Miller at 330-852-3058.
Ticket / Registration Fees: $35

TIME: Saturday 6:00pm   
Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek Ohio (map)
CONTACT: Carlisle Inn (330) 852-3058 For reservations call.  

Collectable Event at Tis the Season (Berlin)

TTS-580August 6, 2016
Join us to see what is new this year in your favorite collectable lines. We carry Jim Shore, Byers Choice, NeQwa, Fontanini, Possible Dreams, Baldwin Brass, Christopher Radko and more.

CONTACT: 330-893-3604
LOCATION: Schrock’s Amish Farm (Berlin) (map)

Antiques in the Alley – Summer (Millersburg)

August 6, 2016
Antiques in the Alley is a all day event held in beautiful downtown Millersburg. Stroll the streets as you search fro treasures to call your own! Find inspiration and ideas on how others have turned trash…into treasures.

TIME: Saturday 9am – 5pm   LOCATION: Downtown Millersburg Ohio (map)

Holmes County Fair (Millersburg)

August 08-13, 2016
Food, rides, friends, rodeo, tractors, displays, demolition derby, contests, awards, 4-H, music, cows, pigs, rabbits, fowl, sheep, goats, and more! There’s nothing quite like the county fair!

TIME: Monday – Saturday   
LOCATION: Harvest Ridge Fair Grounds (map)

The Browns Dinner Concert (Walnut Creek)

the BrownsSeptember 10, 2016
Our September concert will feature the family group, The Browns. Dinner will be served at 6pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. To buy tickets please call Carol Miller at 330-852-3058.
Tickets: $35

TIME: Saturday 6:00pm   
Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek Ohio (map)
CONTACT: Carol Miller (330) 852-3058 

Harvest Festival Parade and Rib Cook Off (Berlin)

September 10, 2016
The Harvest Festival & Rib Cook Off is Berlin’s largest event of the year. Celebrating the Harvest with food, music and fun! Rib vendors come from just down the street and also far and wide to participate in the rib cook-off. Mouth watering ribs are available beginning at 10am. Be sure to vote for your favorite so we can crown the people’s choice award. There will also be a judges award given. Live music will begin at 10am along with kids activities, bake sales, dunk tank, sales throughout town, local food, samples, a raffle, and a parade at 6pm to end the day. A fun family event that you don’t want to miss.

TIME: Saturday all day
LOCATION: downtown Berlin, Ohio (map)
CONTACT : Website
BLOG: Harvest Festival Parade and Rib Cook-Off

Mennonite Girls Can Cook – A New Comedy (Sugarcreek)

mennonite-girls-can-cookSeptember 13, 2016 – November 04, 2016
Watch the excitement, confusion, and just plain frantic fun when a small town cable cooking show, hosted by two Mennonite women, attracts the attention of a Hollywood producer. This ideal recipe for hilarity will make you laugh your spatulas off as these lovely ladies gear up for the “Big Time,” and do their best to deal with their starstruck neighbors competing for their own fifteen minutes of fame. This brand new one-act play mixes faith, food, and friendship into a comedy that really sizzles! Inspired by the popular blog and subsequent cookbook Mennonite Girls Can Cook, by Lovella Schellenberg and the authors of the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog. As always, groups are welcome at our shows! Discounts available for groups of 20 or more.

TIME: visit website   LOCATION: Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek Ohio (map)
CONTACT: Carlisle Inn Box Office (855) 344-7547

Gathering Stitches Mini Quilt Shop Hop (Berlin)

Gramma-Fannies-Quilt-Barn-Berlin-OhioSeptember 16, 2016
Join us for a fun day for doughnuts, demos, and discounts. Limited tickets available. Call Gramma Fannie’s Quilt Barn for more information about this shop hop in Ohio’s Amish country.

CONTACT: 330-893-3243
LOCATION: Schrock’s Amish Farm (Berlin) (map)

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Fall Festival at Dutch Valley (Sugarcreek)

Dutch Valley Fall FestivalSeptember 16 & 17, 2016
Bring the family and celebrate fall at Dutch Valley with a variety of activities. Details will be posted as the date gets closer. Check back soon!

TIME: Friday & Saturday   
LOCATION: Dutch Valley (map)

Ohio Swiss Festival (Sugarcreek)

September 30 – October 01, 2016
The Ohio Swiss Festival began in 1953 as a way to help the Ohio Swiss Cheese Association, based in Sugarcreek, to sell its excess cheese and to celebrate the Sugarcreek area’s Swiss Heritage. Today it continues to be celebrated on the fourth weekend after Labor Day. Friday & Saturday provide two full days of entertainment and events such as costume and yodeling contests, the Steinstossen (throwing of the stone), the Swiss Cheese Chase 5k, and a kiddie and grand parade!

TIME: Friday and Saturday
Sugarcreek, Ohio (map)
BLOG: Ohio Swiss Festival

Atwood Area Fall Festival (Mineral City)

Atwood-Fall-FestivalSeptember 30, 2016 – October 02, 2016
There is “Something for Everyone” each year at the annual “Atwood Area Fall Festival”, located at beautiful Atwood Lake Park in Mineral City, Ohio during the first weekend in October. The Atwood Area Fall Festival reaches a wide audience with food, music, homemade crafts, hands-on displays, entertainment, interpretive demonstrations, exhibits, and so much more. In cooperation with the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, the Atwood Area Fall Festival Committee Inc. coordinates all the weekend’s activities. Visitor’s wishing to spend the weekend can camp at Atwood Lake Park. Reservations for camping can be made at the Atwood Lake Park website. As the weather cools and the colors change, bring your family and friends to Atwood Lake Park to discover the beauty, quality, and fun of the Atwood Area Fall Festival where there truly is “Something for Everyone”.

TIME: visit website   LOCATION: Atwood Lake Park (map)

Algonquin Mill Festival (Carrollton)

Algonquin-Mill-FestivalOctober 7-9, 2016
The annual event is held at the Mill Complex, four miles south of Carrollton, Ohio on State Route 332. Thousands of fall foliage seekers, craft lovers and history buffs converge at the festival each year to step back in time, and revel in the sights and sounds of autumn in Ohio. Visitors can explore a steam-powered flouring mill and sawmill, old time print shop, NYC Railroad station and HO model layout, antique cars and tractors, steam powered engines and an art and photo show.
TIME: Friday – Sunday
LOCATION: Carrollton, Ohio (MAP)
WEBSITE: Algonquin Mill Festival

Charm Days (Charm)

October 7-8, 2016
Charm, a small Amish town, is located on State Rt. 557 in rural Holmes County. Annually, in mid-October, the quaint community of Charm hosts Charm Days, which is a two day event hosting a bake sale, flea market, yard sales, old-fashioned chili and pies from the local school benefit and fiddling program. Merchants also offer discounts, specials and a grand prize drawing that brings the little town of Charm together.

TIME: Friday & Saturday
LOCATION: Charm, Ohio (MAP)
WEBSITE: Charm Merchant Days

Holmes County Antique Festival (Millersburg)

October 8-9, 2016
The Holmes County Antique Festival is a yearly fall festival which takes place in Historic Downtown Millersburg, Ohio. Enjoy two days of markets, arts and crafts, demonstrations on the Square, and continuous entertainment and food, plus the 5K race, Classic Car Show and the Grand Parade. Be sure to visit our Grand Victorian House on Wooster Road, which has been featured on HGTV.

TIME: Saturday & Sunday   
LOCATION: Millersburg Ohio (map)
CONTACT: Contact Info

Fall Festival at The Farm at Walnut Creek

October 7,8,10 and 14-15, 2016
The Fall Festival at The Farm at Walnut Creek will now be October 7, 8, 10, 14 and 15. Now expanded to five days over two weekends, this event will include food, fall decorations, horseshoeing, broom making, pumpkin slingshot, straw castle, scavenger hunt, corn box, sheep shearing, spinning and the horse drawn wagon rides. An activity that children of all ages really enjoy is the “corn box.” In the corn box, traditional sand is replaced with corn for a sensory experience.
Located at 4147 CR 114, Sugarcreek. Call 330-893-4200 for details and pricing.

LOCATION: The Farm at Walnut Creek (map)
CONTACT: 330-893-4200

Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival (Roscoe Village)

Roscoe Village Apple Butter Stirring FestivalOctober 21-23, 2016
The Apple Butter ‘Stirrin’ Festival is host to a wide variety of artisans and crafters, this invitational festival celebrates the sights, sounds and scents of autumn. Smell the fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire as you stroll through the street to the tunes of bluegrass and music from days gone-by. You’ll also find raffles and contests to enter.

TIME: Friday and Saturday
LOCATION: Roscoe Village Coshocton Ohio (map)

Geurnsey County Courthouse Christmas Lights & Music (Cambridge)

November 1, 2016 – January 8, 2017
The courthouse comes alive nightly with thousands of pulsating lights synchronized to holiday music. This magnificent 1881 building jumps into the 21st Century as it is bathed in colored lights, 36 animated light displays, and 15,000 lights outlining the building. The display is computer controlled with 364 electrical circuits meticulously synchronized to a holiday soundtrack, with a total of 30,000 lights.

TIME: 5:30pm – 9:00pm Nightly    LOCATION: Downtown Cambridge, Ohio (map)

Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop (Berlin)

Gramma-Fannies-Quilt-Barn-Berlin-OhioNovember 2-5, 2016
This is the shop hop you don’t want to miss out on! Area quilt shops join together to make this a fabulous 3 day event filled with fabric, fun, and prizes. At each shop you will receive a different FREE pattern and be able to purchase a fabric kit for that block. Call Gramma Fannie’s Quilt Barn for more info.

CONTACT: 330-893-3243
LOCATION:Various (map)

Walnut Creek Christmas Tree & Candlelighting (Walnut Creek)

walnut-creek-tree-lighting November 11, 2016
Bring your family and join us as we welcome the Christmas season. The evening includes caroling, candle lighting, refreshments and goodie bags for kids.

TIME: Saturday 7pm
LOCATION: Walnut Creek, Ohio (map)

Our Christmas Dinner – A New Holiday Musical (Sugarcreek)

our-christmas-dinnerNovember 18, 2016 – December 17, 2016
This not-so-traditional, sports-centered, laughter-filled Christmas dinner features favorite Christmas carols and original songs, too. Brought to you by the same team behind our other three hit musicals, The Confession, Half-Stitched, and Josiah for President, Dan Posthuma, Wally Nason, and Martha Bolton. As always, groups are welcome at our theater! Discounts available for groups of 20 or more.

TIME: visit website   LOCATION: Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek Ohio (map)
CONTACT: Carlisle Inn Box Office (855) 344-7547

Christmas Nativity Parade (Berlin)

November 25, 2016
Visit Berlin for their annual Shopping event and Nativity Parade. Celebrating the true meaning of the season, you will find no Santa in this parade. There will be candle lighting, caroling and hot chocolate and cookies provided by Operation Christmas Child. The parade features live animals begins at 5:45pm at the intersection of Routes 39 and 62 and ends at the square in Berlin.

TIME: Friday, 5:45pm
LOCATION: Downtown Berlin, Ohio (map)

Berlin Amish Country Half Marathon (Berlin)

Amish-Country-Half-MarathonNovember 26, 2016
The 5k and certified 1/2 marathon are run on Ohio Amish Country township and county roads. There will be some nice hills to traverse. These races are being developed by runners for runners. Come and enjoy the country setting. Be a part of the inaugural race or come to watch the race. The races will start and finish near lots of bathrooms and a heated area. All profits are going to the East Holmes Fire Department and the Berlin Main Street Merchants.

TIME: Saturday, 8am (5k & certified 1/2 marathon)
LOCATION: Berlin Ohio (map)
CONTACT : Mark (330) 466-2705

Journey to Bethlehem (Walnut Creek)

December 2-3, 2016
Celebrate the Reason for the Season with us in the town of Walnut Creek! Self-guided tour – approximately 3 miles in length. Includes driving and limited walking.The first stop will be Wallhouse Hotel where you will receive a map, and ends with the Live Nativity at The Farm at Walnut Creek.

TIME: Friday & Saturday, 4pm-8pm each night
LOCATION: Walnut Creek, Ohio (map)

Christmas Down on the Farm (Berlin)

December 3, 2016
Bring the kids out for sleigh rides, gingerbread house decorating, Christmas cutout cookies, great food and much more! The entire farm is decked out for the holidays, this is one event you won’t don’t want to miss out on. Tis the Season and Schrock’s Amish Farm located at 4363 State Route 39 in Berlin.

TIME: Saturday
CONTACT: 330-893-3232
LOCATION: Schrock’s Amish Farm (Berlin) (map)