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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Amish Country Theater (Walnut Creek)

Amish-Country-TheaterFebruary 11 – December, 2017
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
WEBSITE: www.amishcountrytheater.com

The Confession Musical (Sugarcreek)

The-Confession-MusicalAugust 29 – November 4, 2017
The captivating journey of a young Amish woman who is caught in the middle of secrets, scandal, and plot-twisting surprises. It’s a brilliant love story, with plenty of laughs, and an at-the-edge-of-your-seat mystery all wrapped into one. Come see what happens when the plain, not-so-plain, and downright extravagant lives converge in the hit musical, The Confession.

TIME: visit website   LOCATION: Ohio Star Theater (map)
CONTACT: Box Office (855) 344-7547
WEBSITE: www.ohiostartheater.com

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Mennonite Girls Can Cook – A New Comedy (Sugarcreek)

mennonite-girls-can-cookSeptember 6 – November 4, 2017
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
WEBSITE: www.ohiostartheater.com

“The Spirit of Roscoe” Tour

October 20-21, 2017
Hear about Roscoe’s firebug, the tragedy at the hotel, and the horrible tale of the blood-stained Bible. Sense the fear of the cholera epidemic and experience the danger and humor of being a post boy. Join us in this evening lamp lit tour…..if you DARE! The Spirit of Roscoe Tour will be available on Thursday thru Saturday each week in October at 1:00 PM. The Spirit of Roscoe Lantern Tour is available by RESERVATION ONLY on Friday and Saturday of the Apple Butter Festival.

TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Roscoe Village (map)
CONTACT: 740-622-7644
WEBSITE: www.roscoevillage.com/spirit-of-roscoe-tour

Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival (Roscoe Village)

Roscoe Village Apple Butter Stirring FestivalOctober 20-22, 2017
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)
WEBSITE: www.roscoevillage.com

Baltic Fall Harvest Fest

October 21, 2017
Annual Fall Harvest Fest in Baltic. There will be a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. by the Baltic Fire Department. The 5k Walk/Run will begin at 9 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.) From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be music, games, inflatables, hayrides, pumpkin decorating and more! Food includes pulled pork, apple dumplings, pizza, ice cream, popcorn, and pumpkin pie!

LOCATION: Baltic Park (map)
WEBSITE: www.traveltusc.com

Baddow Pass Benefit Breakfast & Silent Auction


October 28
Come join us for a great breakfast and silent auction. Breakfast includes: eggs, hash browns, fried corn mush, sausage gravy and biscuits, pancakes, sausage patties, sausage links, coffee, hot chocolate, orange juice, and donuts.

TIME: 6:30-11:00 a.m.   LOCATION: Glenmont (map)
CONTACT: (330) 377-4098

Geurnsey County Courthouse Christmas Lights & Music (Cambridge)

November 1, 2017 – January 7, 2018
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)
WEBSITE: www.dickensvictorianvillage.com

Our Christmas Dinner – A Holiday Musical (Sugarcreek)

our-christmas-dinnerNovember 9 – December 16, 2017
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: Ohio Star Theater (map)
CONTACT: Box Office (855) 344-7547
WEBSITE: www.ohiostartheater.com

Walnut Creek Christmas Tree & Candlelighting (Walnut Creek)

walnut-creek-tree-lighting November 9-11, 2017
Bring your family and join us as we welcome the Christmas season. The evening includes caroling, candle lighting, refreshments and goodie bags for kids. The annual Christmas Tree and Candle Lighting event takes place at The Commercial and Savings Bank, featuring music by local residents, devotional by a local pastor, refreshments, Christmas carols and goodies for the kids. Come join us, everyone is welcome! The Tree Lighting will be on Friday, November 10.
This is traditionally a weekend when many of the local shops hold their open houses, with sales and discounts on Fall and Christmas items. Plan your visit to take in the many events! Open Houses begin on Thursday, November 9 and last through November 11.

LOCATION: Walnut Creek, Ohio (map)
Website: www.cometowalnutcreekohio.com

Christmas Open House (Berlin)

November 9-10, 2017
Kicking off the Christmas season, the Berlin Ohio shops will be decked out in their holiday splendor cliquez sur ce lien.

TIME: Thursday & Friday   
WEBSITE: www.ohiosamishcountry.com
LOCATION: Berlin Ohio (map)

Holmes County’s Largest Book Signing – Gospel Bookstore (Berlin)

November 11, 2017
Join us in the heart of Ohio Amish country for Holmes County’s largest book signing. There will be 40+ authors, many of them local, selling and signing their books. Trying to find that special Christmas gift? Here is your opportunity! Give the gift of a personalized signed book with a great message.

TIME: Saturday 9am – 1pm   
CONTACT: (330) 893-2523
LOCATION: Gospel Bookstore at The German Village Center, Berlin, Ohio
WEBSITE: www.mygospelbookstore.com/events

Christmas Nativity Parade (Berlin)

November 24, 2017
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)
WEBSITE: www.heartofamishcountry.com

Berlin Amish Country Half Marathon (Berlin)

Amish-Country-Half-MarathonNovember 25, 2017
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
WEBSITE: www.runinamishcountry.com

Christmas Time in the City (Mansfield)

December 1, 2017
Enjoy Christmas Time in the City in the historic Carrousel District. Festivities will begin at 5:00pm with a reindeer petting zoo, photos with Santa, carriages rides, Christmas caroling, light displays at the Brickyard, and more! At 6:00pm, Mayor Theaker will join the crowd for the Christmas Tree Lighting. He will light the 50foot tree at Richland Carrousel Park. After the tree lighting, guests can visit the Tiny Tim Shoppe or go on a Historic Church Tour. Downtown businesses will be open late for the December Shop Hop and will have special events, including entertainment and holiday deals!

TIME: 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Downtown Mansfield(map)
WEBSITE: www.mansfieldtourism.com

Christmas with Steve Green (Sugarcreek)

December 5-6, 2017
Throughout his years of ministry, Steve’s music has been honored with four Grammy nominations, 18 No. 1 songs, and seven Dove Awards, Christian music’s highest honor. He’s been honored twice as the Gospel Music Association’s Male Entertainer of the Year. With 35 recordings to his credit, including children’s projects and Spanish-language albums, Green has sold over three million albums worldwide.

TIME: visit website   LOCATION: Ohio Star Theater (map)
CONTACT: Box Office (855) 344-7547
WEBSITE: www.ohiostartheater.com

Shopping Under the Stars (Berlin)

December 8, 2017
Enjoy holiday shopping at its best. Come to Berlin, in the heart of Ohio Amish Country, and enjoy extended shopping hours in many of Berlin’s shops. Many stores will offer sales, refreshments, raffles, and hours extended until 9pm.

TIME: Friday, 10am – 9pm   LOCATION: Downtown Berlin Ohio
WEBSITE: www.berlinohioinfo.com

Christmas in Baltic

December 16,2017
Baltic Community Christmas at the Baltic Fire Station. Food line starts serving at 4:30 pm. Cost is by donation. Santa arrives at 6 pm.

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LOCATION: Baltic Community Park (map)
WEBSITE: www.facebook.com

Journey to Bethlehem (Walnut Creek)

December 1-2, 2017
Experience 1st century Bethlehem and the Christmas Story in seven dramatic stops at various businesses in Walnut Creek Township. 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 at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church where you will receive a map, and ends with the Live Nativity at The Farm at Walnut Creek buy cialis online.

TIME: Friday & Saturday, 4pm-8pm each night
LOCATION: Walnut Creek, Ohio (map)
Website: www.cometowalnutcreekohio.com

Roscoe Village Christmas Candle Lighting (Coshocton)

December 2, 9, & 16, 2017
The Christmas Candlelightings have become a tradition to many families. Roscoe Village cheers on the holiday season with its Christmas Candlelighting Ceremony. Share in the evening’s tradition of lighting the Christmas tree and your own candle as everyone softly sings “Silent Night.” During the day, guests can enjoy a visit with Santa, strolling carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, and many other holiday festivities. We invite you for a heart-felt Christmas event to begin your holiday season.
TIME: Saturday at 6pm plus other activities start at 10AM
LOCATION: Roscoe Village, Coshocton, Ohio
WEBSITE: www.roscoevillageohio.com

Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns (Area)

December 9-10, 2017
Happy Holidays and welcome to the 10th Annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns 2017. Celebrate the season during an afternoon of progressive cookie tasting and touring through festively decorated inns of Amish Country. Explore treasure-filled interiors and experience the scents and sounds of Christmas! Proceeds from this event will be given to area charities.
LOCATION: Various Inns
WEBSITE: www.christmascookietour.com