With kids back in school and summer barbecues slowing down, fall is an ideal time for a getaway to Amish Country, Ohio. The season brings colorful bursts of fall foliage and cool, crisp air to the region, a perfect atmosphere in which to celebrate Amish culture. An array of unique events crop up representing the cuisine, craftsmanship, and diversity of Ohio’s Amish population. There’s so much to see and taste in a fall visit that the planning process can approach sensory overload. To help keep track of what you just can’t miss, here are our top picks for fall events to fill out your itinerary for a fall getaway to Ohio Amish Country.
Essential Fall Activities in Amish Country Ohio
Go Stir-Crazy at Yoder’s Amish Home
Fall is apple butter season at Yoder’s Amish Home, and you can join in the fun. Throughout the season, you can come visit with Uncle Andy and Aunt Mattie and learn all about their process for making famous apple butter: they stir apple butter all day long, and then portion it out in jars for public sale. They’ll even let you have a turn on the stirring position to get a real feel for how their apple butter is made.
Celebrate in Swiss Style at the Ohio Swiss Festival
The Ohio Swiss Cheese Association started the Ohio Swiss Festival in 1953 as a way to sell its extra cheese and celebrate Swiss roots in Sugarcreek. Today, it includes live music, cheese competitions, antique cars, and even a parade. There may be holes in the cheese, but you won’t find any in the schedule.
Time Travel to Colonial Williamsburg at Pine Tree Barn
Every fall for over 20 years, the Pine Tree Barn transforms into a colonial village where you can meet blacksmiths and wool spinners crafting their wares just as they would have over 200 years ago in Colonial Williamsburg. Taste period cuisine and mingle immerse yourself in reenactments from the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment. Meet Roger Moore, a descendant of the Melungeon tribe, and find the comically-interactive cure to your ailments with Dr. Balthasar’s Marvelous Miracle Medicine Show. The Williamsburg Festival is a free festival in Wooster, Ohio.
Ogle Over Antiques in Millersburg
The Holmes County Antique Festival is jam-packed with activities for the antique lover, from classic car shows to antique markets, parades, and more. Feeling inspired? Try your hand in the costume contest. Situated in historic downtown Millersburg, this antique festival is sure to leave you wondering where the time went.
Looking for a more laid back fall getaway?
The Inn at Honey Run is full of trails perfect for relaxing in the midst of the fall foliage. Fall color spills through every window, and the view from the porches of our luxurious Honeycombs and cottages is extra special this time of year. Venture out during the day to any number of fall events in Amish Country, Ohio, then return to enjoy the evening one of our cozy rooms. The splendid fall foliage only lasts a few weeks, so be sure to plan accordingly.