Make Amish Country your local shopping destination.
From one-of-a-kind shops to beautiful scenery, there’s so much that makes Amish Country a great place to live, work and visit. Shopping at our local stores is about more than experiencing beautiful, hand-crafted items and amazing regional flavors. You’ll be supporting family-owned businesses and helping to keep Amish traditions alive for generations.
Here are 9 reasons we’ll think you’ll find our area well worth the trip:
1. Appreciate Craftsmanship
Whether you’re starting a hobby in the New Year or are already a seasoned craftsman, Amish Country is a great place for woodworkers. Stop by Colonial Homestead where you can find antique hand tools that will let you take on your project using traditional Amish methods.
Want to design your dream furniture, but leave the hard work to the professionals? Head over to Keim and enjoy a cup of coffee while you explore the largest selection of hardwoods in the country.
2. Enjoy Fresh Baked Goods
Can we tempt you with a fry pie or Amish cookies? At Walnut Creek Cheese in the quaint village of Walnut Creek, stock up on baked goods, bulk food and cooking items for every holiday need. For a truly unique experience, visit Hershberger’s Farm and Bakery. In addition to enjoying the delicious food, you can pet and feed the “Biggest Horse in all Amish Country” and explore the property from the seat of a buggy.
3. Learn About Our Culture
After you’ve had plenty to eat, head over to The Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center to tour an Amish school and barn. Inside the center, you’ll learn about the Amish and Mennonite journey from Europe to Holmes County, Ohio through the narration of a hand-painted, 360-degree cyclorama. Discover even more local history at the German Culture Museum in Walnut Creek where you can explore the area’s Amish, German and Swiss traditions.
4. Get Lost In A Good Book
Ready to slow down after an exciting day of local culture, shopping and food? Check out the Gospel Book Store just inside the German Village Center. From beautiful children’s stories to Pennsylvania Dutch Bibles, find the perfect inspirational book to take back to your cabin and read by the fireplace.
5. Sample Locally Made Cheese
Need a snack for the trip home or a gift that’s sure to be enjoyed? At family-owned Guggisberg Cheese, you can pick up their Award-winning Original Baby Swiss or try one of the more unique flavors sold at their gift shop. Also, be sure to visit Heini’s Cheese for a wide selection of tasty cheeses as well as gifts. Take the tour and see the farm-to-table story of how their products are made.
6. Spruce Up Your Home
If you want to bring a new look to your home then you can’t miss Lehman’s Hardware. In addition to vintage home décor, the store offers a wide selection of tin toys, gardening tools, appliances, heating products, canning supplies and non-electric products perfect for off-the-grid living. Find the special items you’ve been looking for, and be surprised by the many unique products that can enhance your home.
7. Catch A Show
When the shopping is done, extend your family time by driving over to the Amish Country Theater where Lynyrd and his friends will give you a belly of laughs. Check their schedule for one of their special concert shows, and get to know the comedy trio “The Beachy’s” and Fannie Mae for family-friendly Amish jokes.
8. Sip Locally Crafted Wines
With live music, food and wine, Sunny Slope Winery is a welcoming location to end your day. What better way to officially make it a vacation than indulging in one of their wine slushies? On the opposite side of the county, you can pick up a bottle of your favorite wine at the beautiful Baltic Mill Winery. While there, soak up the atmosphere of the historic mill and lovely fireplace.
9. Get Some Rest
Make your visit complete by booking a stay with Amish Blessings Cabins, just a short walk from your shopping destinations. This is the perfect place to enjoy your glass of local wine, cheese and crackers while watching the Amish buggies roll by in the sunset.
If you prefer something more modern, then you must visit Tiny Stays, offering an apartment style space and luxurious tiny homes. Be sure to take advantage of the amazing outdoor sauna to end your day in Amish Country.
We invite you to visit us and enjoy the unique experiences that can be found through every season. From the changing scenery to the endless variety of places to learn, eat and play, there is something new to discover each time you return. Once you’re here, you won’t have to travel far. Our popular destinations can all be found within a 30-mile radius of Milllersburg, Ohio.
Find exceptional products and memorable experiences by making Holmes County your local shopping destination. We look forward to seeing you!