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

First Friday Shop Hop (Mansfield)

April 7 – Dec. 1, 2017
Join us every FIRST Friday, beginning at 5:00 pm in historic downtown Mansfield for the First Friday Shop Hop. Over fifty independent businesses now populate the city center. To celebrate longtime patrons and welcome new guests, downtown businesses offer entertainment, hold unique events and offer specials during the First Friday Shop Hop. Guests are encouraged to meet friends and explore the new face of downtown Mansfield.

TIME:5 pm – 9 pm
LOCATION: Downtown Mansfield (map)
WEBSITE: www.mansfieldtourism.com

Mansfield Flea Market & Antique Show

April 29-30, 2017 – November 25-26, 2017
The Flea Market & Antique Show is held at the Richland County Fairgrounds the last full weekend of each month February thru November. Hours are 9am-4pm. Antiques, new & used merchandise, with lots of collectibles. Over 400 indoor & outdoor spaces. Located at Richland County Fairgrounds near intersection of US 30 and Trimble Road.

TIME: 9 am – 4 pm
LOCATION: Richland County Fairgrounds (map)
CONTACT: Phone:(419)571-4716  
WEBSITE: www.mansfieldtourism.com/calendar

Velvet Ice Cream at Ye Olde Mill (Utica)

April – October, 2017
Since 1970, Velvet’s Ye Olde Mill has been a destination serving up delicious ice cream, food and memories. Join us in Utica to spend a day surrounded by ice cream! Each year, more than 150,000 come to Licking County Ohio to be at one with nature and get their fill of the freshest ice cream they’ve ever tasted at Ye Olde Mill. With 20 picturesque acres of rolling hills and thick forests, Ye Olde Mill provides the perfect setting for family fun, reunions, weddings and more.

TIME: see website
LOCATION: Velvet Ice Cream Co. at Ye Olde Mill (map)
CONTACT: Phone:(800)589-5000  
WEBSITE: www.velveticecream.com

The Home Game Musical (Sugarcreek)

May 9- August 19, 2017
For as long as he can remember, handsome Levi Troyer has loved playing baseball. He daydreams about playing in the major leagues, but with his father’s expectations that he remain on the farm, he manages to keep most of his dreaming in check. All of that changes when a sports talent scout happens into town one day and catches sight of Levi’s amazing fast ball. Impressed with both his pitching and batting skills, the talent scout offers Levi a deal he can’t refuse.

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

Vintage Garden Tractor Show & Swap Meet

Vintage Garden Tractor Show SugarcreekMay 13, 2017
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. NEW LOCATION!We are located in Sugarcreek, Ohio, 7 miles west of Dover (just off State Route 39). Our meet is held at Eagle Machinery/Harvest Barn, near Dutch Valley Restaurant. Watch for signs!

TIME: Saturday 8am
LOCATION: Sugarcreek, OH (Eagle Machinery/ Harvest Barn) (map)
WEBSITE: www.vintagegardentractorshow.com

Antiques in the Alley – Spring (Millersburg)

May 13, 2017
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)
WEBSITE: www.historicdowntownmillersburg.com

East Holmes Fire & EMS Fish Fry

May 19, 2017
All-You-Can-Eat Benefit Fish Fry!
Homemade Ice Cream
Hot dogs will also be available
Helicopter will land at 6pm

TIME: 4-8 pm
LOCATION: East Holmes Fire House,
5257 Co Hwy 77, Millersburg, OH 44654, USA (map)
WEBSITE: East Holmes Fire & EMS

Sertoma Ice Cream Festival (Utica)

May 27-29, 2017
Enjoy a day surrounded by Ice Cream at the annual Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival. Join us everyday Memorial Day Weekend in Utica, Ohio to celebrate everything ice cream! There’s fun for the whole family, including contests for kids, ice cream eating contests, over 90 local artisans, pony rides, classic car show with more than 400 cars and live entertainment. Enjoy delicious food and of course, enjoy dozens of flavors of ice cream served almost any way you can think of.

TIME: See Website
LOCATION: Utica, on the grounds of the Energy Cooperative (map)
CONTACT: Phone:(800)589-5000  
WEBSITE: www.sertomaicecreamfestival.com

Introduction to Essential Oils

June 2, 2017
Come attend this free workshop and learn about the top 10 essential oils. Also, receive a complimentary wellness consultation. Optional: Make your own essential oil rollerball to take home! ($5 charge)

TIME: 10 am – 11:30 am
LOCATION: Wallhouse Hotel Walnut Creek (map)
CONTACT: Phone:(800) 824-2013
WEBSITE: Facebook Page

Holmes County Kidney Fund Auction

Kidney Fund 2June 3, 2017
Locals and out-of-towners agree, our annual auction is a fun, family friendly shindig. Take a tour of the auction grounds, or just wander through the open-air displays of homegrown treasures. If you get tired, have a seat in the auction auditorium, and listen to the enchanting cadence of award-winning auctioneers. Our annual benefit auction is our largest fundraiser and most exciting event of the year. The sale has consistently grown over the years, and we’re proud to feature hundreds of quality products from our generous sponsors.
TIME: Breakfast service starts at 6 AM
LOCATION: Mt. Hope Auction (map)
WEBSITE: www.holmescountykidneyfund.org

Homesteading 101: Butter, Cheese, Yogurt

June 7, 2017
Back by popular demand! The Wallhouse Hotel is excited for another DIY event in our Conference Room on June 7! Along with instructor Karen Geiser, learn how to make your own cheese, yogurt, and butter with a hands on demo and yummy samples to follow. In addition, Karen will be bringing a wide variety of salad greens growing in her garden for you to taste and share tips on growing them in your garden. We’ll even top it off with some fun edible flowers.

TIME: 10 am – 12:30 pm
LOCATION: Wallhouse Hotel (map)
CONTACT: Phone:(800) 824-2013  
WEBSITE: Facebook Page

Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama

June 9 – Sept. 3, 2017
Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700’s. TECUMSEH! has been labeled as one of the most mesmerizing dramas in the nation.
The huge, outdoor stages of the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre afford the audience a unique viewing experience. Sit beneath the stars as sheer spectacle surrounds you with a herd of galloping horses, live military cannon in action, and the most dazzling battle sequences offered on the American stage.

TIME: 8 PM   LOCATION: Sugarloaf Mountain Ampitheatre (map)
CONTACT: Phone: (866)775-0700; Email: tecumseh@bright.net
WEBSITE: www.tecumsehdrama.com

Fabulous 50’s Fling (Sugarcreek)

June 9-10, 2017
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 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, 5pm & Saturday, 9am   
LOCATION: Sugarcreek Ohio (map)
BLOG: Fabulous 50’s Fling
WEBSITE WITH SCHEDULE: www.fab50sfling.com

Holmes County Trail Annual Benefit Auction

June 10, 2017
The Holmes County Trail Benefit Auction and Road Apple 5K is a fun-filled day full of activities for the family. Bring your horses, bikes, roller blades, walking stick or pets for a stroll down the Holmes County Trail. Holmes County’s finest crafts, authentic quilts, furniture, baked goods, homemade ice cream, and chicken BBQ are part of the day’s events, along with some good old hometown hospitality. All the funds raised for the event go towards the continued development of the 29-mile Trail in Holmes County and is a volunteer based event. You won’t want to miss the Holmes County Trail Benefit Auction and Road Apple 5K.

TIME: Visit Website
LOCATION: Hipp Station Depot (Millersburg) (map)
CONTACT: Phone:(330)674-0475  
WEBSITE: www.ohio.org/events

The Living Word Outdoor Drama

June 16 – September 23, 2017
This nationally recognized drama brings to life the passion of Jesus Christ. The 400-foot set was researched, making it an authentic representation of Old Jerusalem. With nearly a half million visitors, we pray and hope that you too will come and witness Ohio’s Only Outdoor Passion Play this summer.
BECAUSE HE LIVES!

TIME: Friday & Saturday, 7:30 pm – 10 pm
LOCATION: Living Word Ampitheatre (map)
CONTACT: Phone: (740)439-2761  
TICKETS: click here for tickets
WEBSITE: www.livingworddrama.org

Moo Fest (Berlin)

June 17, 2017
Celebrating National Dairy Month. Lots of Ice Cream and other dairy products samples throughout town, milk “Callie”, a mechanical cow, special sales, and more. Sol’s Exchange always has the famous $2.00 Banana Splits during the Moo Fest! Listen to music on the square in downtown Berlin. Come help us celebrate Ohio dairy farmers.

LOCATION: Berlin, Ohio (map)
WEBSITE: www.heartofamishcountry.com
WEBSITE: Berlin Ohio Stores

Ernie Haas & Signature Sound – David Pendleton

June 23, 2017
From its formation in 2003, Ernie Haase has built Signature Sound into one of the most popular and beloved quartets in all of Southern Gospel music. The group has traveled all over the world, offering energy, excitement and encouragement through its powerful brand of gospel music. David brings to his show a cast of comedic characters including lovable but blunt Aunt Tilly, a 94 year-old spinster; the classic quick-witted trouble maker, Mack Elroy; the dopey yet adorable hound dog, Buford; and the slightly misguided albino vulture, Vern.

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

Selah – David Pendleton

June 24, 2017
For the past 19 years, the music and ministry of Selah has inspired and encouraged audiences with their timeless and worshipful songs of hope. With over 4 million album and single units sold, this 8-time-Dove-Award winning trio comprised of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry have set a standard for Christian Music that transcends multiple genres. David brings to his show a cast of comedic characters including lovable but blunt Aunt Tilly, a 94 year-old spinster; the classic quick-witted trouble maker, Mack Elroy; the dopey yet adorable hound dog, Buford; and the slightly misguided albino vulture, Vern.

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

Walnut Creek Vintage Fair (Walnut Creek)

vintage-fair-walnut-creekJune 24, 2017
Join us in Walnut Creek for our 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
LOCATION:
Walnut Creek, Ohio (near Walnut Creek Furniture) (map)
WEBSITE: www.cometowalnutcreekohio.com

Homesteading 101: Fermenting, Sauerkraut, and Edible Weeds

June 26, 2017
Join us at The Wallhouse Hotel on July 26 for another DIY Class instructed by a local simple living expert Karen Geiser. Probiotics are a hot topic and you can create your own with just vegetables and salt. Karen will demonstrate making a counter top batch of sauerkraut and dill pickles plus a few other fermented products like kombucha. Samples will follow.

TIME: 10 am – 12:30 pm
LOCATION: Wallhouse Hotel (map)
CONTACT: Phone:(800) 824-2013  
WEBSITE: Facebook Page

Lodging & Shopping

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Ashland Ohio Balloonfest

June 29 – July 1, 2017
27 years of high flying fun! Balloonfest promises to be an outing with the entire family in mind. Everyone will enjoy the colorful Ashland skies as the hot air balloons fill the air for this memorable weekend. Delight yourself in the festivities! Each year you attend you will have a new experience to treasure for years to come. Entertainment, music, shows, 5K Run/Walk and an assortment of food vending is all part of the nonstop activities.

TIME: visit website
LOCATION: Freer Field (Ashland) (map)
WEBSITE: www.ashlandohioballoonfest.com

Thunder over Holmes County Independence Day Celebration

June 30 & July 1, 2017
Come enjoy the Independence Day festivities in Downtown Millersburg. The children’s area is absolutely free and features inflatables, carnival games, face painting and much much more. Did we mention it’s all free? The Beer Garden includes 5 different Beers on Tap and Live entertainment on stage both days including Gold Fish Racing! When the lights go down the fun continues with our fire works display at 9:45 on Saturday, and the bands will continue to play well into the night. Food Vendors will be on hand on the Courthouse Lawn to fill you with BBQ, Frozen Bananas and plenty more. The shops are open and just waiting for you to stroll in and enjoy all they have to offer. Antiques, Jewelry, Refurbished wares- Millersburg has a great mix of everything.

TIME: Friday & Saturday (Fireworks at 9:45 on Saturday)
LOCATION: Downtown Millersburg Ohio (map)
WEBSITE: www.historicdowntownmillersburg.com

Amish Country Cookbook Extravaganza and Tasting (Berlin)

July 1, 2017
A dozen cookbook authors will be on hand with delicious samples of recipes from their cookbooks. Sample great food, chat with the authors and then vote for your favorites to help us crown a winner.

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

Great Mohican Pow Wow (Loudonville)

July 7-9, 2017 and
September 15-17, 2017

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
WEBSITE: www.mohicanpowwow.com

Doughty Run School Auction

Doughty Run School Auction 2July 8, 2017
This annual auction features many quilts, wall hangings, furniture, crafts and lots of consignments. And don’t forget the yummy food- BBQ Chicken, Root Beer Floats, Kettle Popcorn, Homemade Ice Cream and much more! There will also be a bake sale, door prizes and flea market.

TIME: Breakfast available at 7:00 AM, Auction begins at 8:30 AM
LOCATION: Wise School, between Berlin and Charm, Ohio (map)
WEBSITE: www.allevents.in/org

East Holmes Fireman’s Festival

east-holmes-firemens-festival-berlin-ohioJuly 15, 2017
The annual East Holmes Fireman’s Festival is held every year to honor the many volunteers who protect life and property in Holmes County, at Berlin Elementary School. This year’s festivities will be as good as they have been in the past, with games for the kids, an auction, lots of food and ending the night with fireworks at dusk.
TIME: 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Berlin Elementary School (map)
WEBSITE: www.eastholmesfire.org

Michael English & Russ Taff in Concert (Sugarcreek)

July 18, 2017
Grammy Award Winner and 13 Time Dove Award Winner As a Christian music artist, Michael English sold a tremendous amount of records, had an array of number one hits on the radio charts and won nearly every Dove Award known to man, including “Artist of the Year” and “Best Male Vocalist” during the course of his career. Authentic, but never predictable, Russ Taff’s eclectic taste is reflected in his recordings and live concerts, as he draws from all genres – rock, pop, blues, Southern gospel, Black gospel, country, even big band. “I guess I’m just not a right-down-the-middle kind of guy,” he cheerfully admits. “I’ve been influenced by so many styles that I try to never place restrictions on myself. If it moves me, I figure it will probably move other people too.”

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

Rainbow of Hope Benefit Auction

July 21-22, 2017
This annual (non-profit) Benefit Auction is to provide financial assistance to area residents who are unable to pay the health costs resulting from catastrophic illnesses affecting infants and children. Pre-Auction – Friday Night with chicken barbeque, local entertainment, volleyball tournaments, and kids toys/fun auction. Saturday – Full course breakfast starts at 6:00 am. Auction begins at 8:30 am. Quilts, crafts, furniture, lawn furniture, bake sale, livestock, and many more local items.

TIME: see above
LOCATION: Mt. Hope Auction Grounds (map)
CONTACT:(330)674-5062  
WEBSITE: www.mthopeauction.com

Dominic Greco Concert

July 22, 2017
Dominic Greco Band members are community members, including students, professional educators, musicians, and people from all walks of life. The common denominator for all members is a love for band music and the camaraderie shared by musicians everywhere.

TIME: 7 pm
LOCATION: Sugarcreek Fire Station (map)
WEBSITE: www.dominicgrecoband.com

Zoar Harvest Festival Antiques Show & Sale

Zoar Harvest FestivalJuly 29-30, 2017
Experience the harvest in Zoar Village! Tour all of our historic buildings, shop from high quality artisans and antique dealers, enjoy the juried craft and art show, and learn from a variety of historic demonstrators! With so much to see, you’ll want to spend the weekend with us! It’s FREE to walk the village and shop the craft show.

TIME: Saturday, 10 – 5; Sunday, 10 – 4
CONTACT: 330-874-3011
LOCATION: Zoar Village(map)
WEBSITE: www.historiczoarvillage.com

The Gospel Harmony Boys in concert

August 2, 2017 & September 12, 2017
Enjoy the classic gospel sound of this Christian Music Hall of Fame quartet. The Gospel Harmony Boys were organized in Huntington, WV in 1952, by Harold Lane, a member of the Southern Gospel Hall Music of Fame. Throughout their half century history, this group of professional men has been given many honors and has attained many goals. These include the distinction of being the first gospel quartet to ever appear on live network television as the guest of Dave Garroway on NBC’s “Today Show” in the early 1950s. They also hosted the nation’s first weekly scheduled gospel music television program that was regular viewing for a million fans in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia for nearly two decades. The GHB still can be seen on TV by way of their videos and guest appearances on several popular shows.

TIME: 7 pm   
LOCATION: Ohio Star Theater (map)
CONTACT: Box Office (855) 344-7547
WEBSITE: www.ohiostartheater.com

Holmes County Steam and Power Show (Mt. Hope)

August 3-5, 2017
The Steam and Engine show is held annually on the first weekend in August. The show features a Horse Pull on Thursday evening, Tractor and Steam Engine Pulls Friday evening, and Steam Engine and Antique Tractor activities throughout the weekend. The steam traction engine was the predecessor of the gas tractor. It was used for belt and drawbar work. The steam engine used fire to heat the water in the boiler to make steam. It then used the expansive force of steam in a cylinder to create power. The steam engines at the show will be kept busy powering a sawmill, threshing machines, power-eater, Baker fans, steam engine games, and spark shows at night. Admission: $5.00, Children 12 and under are free.
TIME: 9 AM
LOCATION: Mt. Hope Auction Grounds (map)
CONTACT : Steve Fender (740) 502-5454
WEBSITE: www.mthopeauction.com/events

Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale and Auction

August 4-5, 2017
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, 4 pm; Saturday, 7 am
LOCATION: Wayne County Fairgrounds (map)
WEBSITE: www.ohiomccreliefsale.org

Antiques in the Alley – Summer (Millersburg)

August 5, 2017
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)
WEBSITE: www.historicdowntownmillersburg.com

Holmes County Fair (Millersburg)

August 7-12, 2017
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)
WEBSITE: www.holmescountyfair.com

DIY Homesteading 101: Growing Garlic, Herbs, and Heirloom Veggies

August 9, 2017
Join us at The Wallhouse Hotel on August 9 for a brand new DIY Class instructed by a local simple living expert Karen Geiser. So many good things to grow in the garden and for this session we’ll learn about different varieties of garlic, how to grow them and ways to use it in the kitchen and home medicine cabinet.

TIME: 10 am – 12:30 pm
LOCATION: Wallhouse Hotel (map)
CONTACT: Phone:(800) 824-2013  
WEBSITE: Facebook Page

Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival (Mt. Vernon)

Dan-Emmett-Music-and-Art-FestivalAugust 10-13, 2017
The 28th annual Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival celebrates the legacy of Daniel Decatur Emmett. This homegrown musician, composer, and founder of minstrelsy tradition is known world-wide as the author of “Dixie.” Dan Emmett’s life and career is honored through a varied format of performing and creative artists on four stages and all along South Main Street for the enjoyment of Festival goers of all ages.

TIME: Visit Website
CONTACT: 740-392-3378
LOCATION: Downtown Mt. Vernon(map)
WEBSITE: www.danemmettfestival.org

Rigs for Relay (Sugarcreek)

Rigs for relayAugust 12, 2017
Rigs for Relay Benefit Semi-Tractor Show.

TIME: Saturday 2:00pm – 8:00pm
CONTACT: 330-852-4112
LOCATION: Pavilion behind Fire Station(map)
WEBSITE: www.visitsugarcreek.com

Lexington Blueberry Festival

August 17-20, 2017
The Lexington Blueberry Festival, held at Lexington Community Park, is Ohio’s only festival of its kind! Family fun abounds with popular events such as the 5K Run/Walk, Parades, Blueberry bash, kids games, pageants, various rides and craft vendors, and many live entertainment. It’s a four day event centered around blueberry foods and games and topped off with fireworks Saturday night. Admission & parking are free!

TIME: see website
LOCATION: Lexington Community Park (map)
CONTACT:(419)884-1797  
WEBSITE: www.lexblueberryfest.com

Baltic Homecoming

August 18-20, 2017
Parade, Food, Music, Softball, Volleyball, Games for the Kids, Bingo, Ice Cream, Cornhole, Auction. Come join the fun at the Baltic Community Park!


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

Ohio Haiti Benefit Auction (Mt. Hope)

Ohio Haiti Benefit AuctionSeptember 1-2, 2017
This is a cooperative effort of many churches and individuals to bring relief to the hungry, the sick, the naked, and the homeless people of Haiti. Our ultimate goal is to bring them to Christ. Relief is given without regard to race, religion, color, or creed. The Haiti Benefit Auction is held once a year on Labor Day weekend. The Ohio Haiti Benefit Auction was born in 1987 by brethren who, seeing the great need, had compassion on the poor people in Haiti. We are a channel through which people can contribute with auction items, or by helping. All labor is donated; all workers and board members are expected to pay for what they eat. There are no salaries and no commissions. All auction proceeds go 100% to the many missions in Haiti which are required to give a financial report, meet certain standards, and show proper use of funds in the past. It is a serious responsibility, and wisdom is sought from the Lord for guidance in this task.
TIME: Visit Website
CONTACT: (330)231-4796  or(330)231-5421  
LOCATION: Mt. Hope Auction Barn (map)
WEBSITE: www.mthopeauction.com

An Evening with Mark Lowry (Sugarcreek)

September 2, 2017
Mark Lowry is known and loved around the world as a trusted voice in the realm of gospel music and beyond. He started making music at age 11 and now, more than four decades later, his legacy is forever sealed as an innately entertaining communicator who can, at once, make audiences laugh, cry, and think.

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

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

Harvest Festival Parade and Rib Cook Off (Berlin)

Berlin Harvest FestivalSeptember 9, 2017
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)
WEBSITE: www.berlinharvestfestival.com

Mohican Bluegrass Festival

September 14-16, 2017
The 26th annual Mohican Bluegrass Festival is a family event that offers persons of all ages the opportunity to venture out to the Mohican Wilderness Campground. The grand log stage is settled in the valley along the Mohican River. Food vendors on-site, coolers welcome. Craft vendors on site and plenty of recreation in camp to help keep the kiddos entertained. Although picnic tables and benches are present in the stage area, lawn chairs are highly recommended to keep you comfortable.

TIME: see website
LOCATION: Mohican Wilderness Campground (map)
CONTACT: (740)599-6741  
WEBSITE: www.mohicanwilderness.com

Dutch Valley Fall Festival (Sugarcreek)

Dutch Valley Fall FestivalSeptember 15 & 16, 2017
Bring the family and celebrate fall at Dutch Valley with a variety of activities. Annual fall celebration includes carriage rides, an animal exhibit, fresh produce, samples from Dutch Valley’s Bakery and much more.

TIME: Friday & Saturday   
LOCATION: Dutch Valley (map)
WEBSITE: www.dutchvalleygifts.com

Holmes County Home Annual Auction

September 15-16, 2017
Annual benefit auction, with proceeds benefiting the residents at the Holmes County Home. The fun begins Friday night, the 15th, with Volleyball and a Fish Fry starting at 6 pm. The auction begins at 9 am Saturday, but festivities start with breakfast at 7 am.

LOCATION: Holmes County Home(map)
CONTACT: (330)279-2801,   (330)473-3665  
WEBSITE:www.facebook.com

Prairie Peddler

September 23-24 & September 30-October 1, 2017
A Handmade Marketplace featuring over 180 artisan booths, live music, festival food, horse-drawn wagon rides, artist demonstrations and hands-on crafting for kids.

TIME: see website
LOCATION: Prairie Peddler(map)
CONTACT: (740)417-9136  
WEBSITE: www.prairietown.com

Ohio Swiss Festival (Sugarcreek)

September 29-30 2017
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
LOCATION:
Sugarcreek, Ohio (map)
BLOG: Ohio Swiss Festival
WEBSITE: Facebook/

Woosterfest

September 29-30, 2017
We are gearing up for the 2017 Woosterfest! We are excited for this downtown community festival. We hope you plan to join us for what promises to be a great time!
FEATURING
• Live Entertainment • Food Concessions • Kinderplatz • Biergarten • Winegarten • Art & Craft Vendors • Beer Stein Race • Cornhole Tournament • Farmer’s Market • Cruise In • Wooster’s Own Talent Show
TIME: Friday, 12 – 11, Saturday, 11 – 11
LOCATION: Downtown Wooster (map)
CONTACT: (330)262-5735  
WEBSITE: www.woosterchamber.com/events

Apple Dumpling Festival Weekend (Shreve)

30th Annual Apple Dumpling Festival Whispering Hills RV ParkSeptember 29, 2017
The Apple Dumpling Festival held at Whispering Hills RV Park includes their famous apple dumpling dessert, apple butter stirring, and crafts. Kick-off the season of FALL FAMILY FUN and enjoy a day with the kids at the Annual Apple Dumpling Festival- a family tradition for over 50 years! Visit the local crafters, artisans, & bakers, explore their 8-acre corn maze, play in the children’s straw maze, tour a cabin, make & take crafts, listen to live music, explore the beauty of nature on the hiking trails, take a Percheron Draft Horse drawn wagon ride, purchase a pumpkin, help make Apple Butter, participate in contests & drawings, grab a bite to eat and don’t forget to purchase some of Mrs. Saurer’s famous Apple Dumplings (dine in or carry home)! This event is open to the public; $5.00/person day pass, Children 2 & under and Campers FREE.

TIME: Festivities Friday evening and all day Saturday.
LOCATION: Whispering Hills RV Park Shreve Ohio (map)
WEBSITE: www.whisperinghillsrvpark.com

Algonquin Mill Festival (Carrollton)

Algonquin-Mill-FestivalOctober 6-8, 2017
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

Atwood Area Fall Festival (Mineral City)

October 6-8, 2017
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)
WEBSITE: www.atwoodfallfest.org

Fall Festival at The Farm at Walnut Creek

October 6,7,9 and 13-14, 2017
The Fall Festival at The Farm at Walnut Creek will now be October 6, 7, 9, 13 and 14. 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
WEBSITE: www.thefarmatwalnutcreek.com

Holmes County Antique Festival (Millersburg)

October 7-8, 2017
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
WEBSITE: www.holmescountyantiquefestival.org

Oktoberfest (Sugarcreek)

Heinis Gourmet Market OktoberfestOctober 7, 2017
Swisster’s Annual Oktoberfest includes great food and plenty of German craft beers and wines. Demos from favorite vendors will be done throughout the day.

TIME: 9AM – 9PM
LOCATION: Swissters (map)
WEBSITE: www.visitamishcountry.com

Charm Days (Charm)

October 13-14, 2017
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

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

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.

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.

TIME:
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.

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