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Ohio Amish Country Experiences Volume #2 Issue #9 - Fall Has Fallen!
September 30, 2010

Ohio Amish Country Experiences

A publication of Experience-Ohio-Amish-Country.com
and Ohio Amish Country Marketing

Volume 02
Issue 09

October 2010

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Dear Ohio Amish Country Enthusiast,

The days are growing shorter, the sun is setting sooner, the nights are getting cooler, the morning is staying dark longer and the colors are getting brighter.

Yep, its official - fall is here, autumn has arrived - and soon we'll be seeing "frost on the pumpkins" as they say. You can even smell fall in the air.

There is something very nostalgic about fall in Ohio. The sights, the sounds, the smells, they all come together to make fall one of the most special times of the year.

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The leaves have begun their marvelous annual transformation from various shades of green to bold, bright yellows, golds, reds, oranges and bronze.

Then, the winds of change begin to blow once again as the leaves fall to the ground and then swirl around yards and fields. Sadly, the piles of leaves will be replaced by piles of snow.

But wait - its not winter yet, its fall - and fall is a great time to visit Ohio Amish Country!

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Don't delay - make your plans now to visit Ohio Amish Country this fall - before fall is all gone.

There's so many wonderful things to see and do in Ohio Amish Country in the fall. There's fall festivals and special events, there's the fall harvest and fall produce.

So, come and enjoy the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of - Autumn in Amish Country!

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In this issue we'll be highlighting:

Our Feature of the Month Hershberger's Truck Patch & Bakery

The Tip of the Month Great Fall Fishing!

A - Featured Recipe of the Month Pumpkin Pie

And as always Monthly Events - Find out what's happening - where and when in Ohio Amish Country.

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Hershberger's Truck Patch & Bakery

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A favorite destination of ours in Holmes County is a little before you actually come to the village of Charm, Ohio.

It is Hershberger's Truck Patch & Bakery and is located just south of Berlin at 5452 SR 557.

They sell their own and other locally grown, farm-fresh produce. They also have a bakery on site serving up wonderful Amish baked goodies.

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Their store has grown over the years. Over time, they've added Amish canned goods and food staples.

And now, this past year, they've added a whole new area selling saddles, tack and handmade wooden crafts and gift items.

These items range from rocking chairs and rocking horses to children's wooden toys, wishing wells and wagon wheels.

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They also have a petting zoo that keeps expanding. They offer pony and horse rides, lots of baby animals to pet and feed and even feature a special contraption to feed the goats on the roof.

If you're "up" to it, you might be able to ride the big horse. Hershberger's boasts the largest horse in all of Holmes County.

Big Ben, a Belgian, was born in May of 2003. He "measures in" at 19 hands and 3 inches high - quite the gentle giant!

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They also offer buggy rides, covered wagon rides, have homemade ice cream, fresh-squeezed lemonade, kettle corn - popped over an open fire, fry pies, gift items and so much more.

You'll not want to miss this virtual extravaganza - especially this fall when it comes to picking up great, fresh, local produce.

Make them one of your must-see, must-stop locations as you travel down SR 557 in Holmes County.

For more information, days and hours of operation you can call them at 330-674-6096. _________________________________________________________________

Great Fall Fishing!

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Photo Courtesy Rich McBride

Just because summer has come to an end doesn't mean fishing season has. Quite to the contrary, fall marks the time when anglers return to the creeks and streams that run into Lake Erie.

The reason - steelhead trout. Around Labor Day, the steelhead begin cruising along the Lake Erie break-walls and start their annual journey back upstream.

One such highly renowned and recommended stream for just this kind of angling is the Conneaut Creek in Ashtabula County.

Looking for some good muskie, walleye or saugeye fishing? Try Pymatuning Lake in Ashtabula County or Mosquito Lake in Trumbull County. _________________________________________________________________

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Featured Recipe of the Month

Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

4 eggs, separated
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 c. pumpkin
3-4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 c. flour
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cans evaporated milk
3 c. milk

Beat egg whites until peaks hold. Beat egg yolks and sugar well. Add pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, flour and vanilla. Fold in half of egg whites. Add milk. Last fold in remaining egg whites. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes, then at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until done. Makes 2 pies.

Pumpkin Pie Recipe given by Mrs. Jonas L. Miller.

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Calendar of Events

October Events:

October 1 - December 31, 2010

Millersburg Carnival Glass: The Genius of John Fenton
Millersburg Glass Museum, 87 W. Jackson Street, Millersburg, Ohio 44654. Call 330-674-5497 for more information.

October 1

Amish Friends of DDC Clinic for Special Needs Children Auction
A traditional Amish auction to benefit the DDC Clinic for Special Needs Children Auction, from 4:00 pm till finished, at the Middlefield Market Pavilion 15848 Nauvoo Road, Middlefield, OH 44062, free admission and parking, food stand and bake sale, large silent auction, live auction to include, Amish made quilts, furniture and crafts. For more information call 440-632-1668.

October 1,2

Ohio Swiss Festival
Downtown Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681.

October 2

Apple Butter Stirring
Yoder's Amish Home, 6050 SR 515, Millersburg, Ohio 44654. Call 330-893-2541 for more information.

Oktoberfest
JE Reeves Victorian Home, Dover, Ohio 44622. Hours: 5 pm.-8 pm. Call 330-343-7040 for more information.

Fall Heritage Day
Presenting time-honored craftsmanship from local Amish and Yankee artisans! Step back in time and enjoy the sights, scents and sounds of yesteryear! Featuring soap making, blacksmithing, leather working, traditional crafts, treadle sewing machine, candle making and a gigantic Amish bake sale and lunch stand. Mespo Town Commons, Mesopotamia, OH 44439. Hours: 10am. - 4pm. For more information call 440-693-4295.

Fall Walking & Driving Tours
Burton Log Cabin & Sugar Camp Burton Chamber of Commerce, Saturday 10 am. - 4 pm, Burton, OH 44021. For more information call 440-834-4204 or 800-526-5630.

Chickagami Preserve Opening
Join Geauga Park District for the opening celebration of this new park. Geauga County Park District - Big Creek Park Sat. 10 am. - 11:30 pm. For more information call 440-286-9516 or 800-536-4006. Fall Heritage Day
Ninth Annual Mesopotamia Fall Heritage Day Sat. 10am. - 4pm. Mespo Town Commons, Mesopotamia, OH 44439. For more information call 440-693-4295.

Native American Indians
Native American Indians visit the farm. Sat. Noon - 5 p.m. Dance with the Indians at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. No admission charge to the farm. Nominal fee for hayride & corn maze. Family Fun Activity at Ridgeview Farm, Middlefield, Ohio 44062! For more information call 440-693-4000.

October 2 & 3

Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival
You are invited to attend a country festival in Huntsburg, Ohio in Geauga County at the intersections of State Routes 322 & 528. This is the 41st year of providing a free family day in the country. There is no entrance fee and all of our games, entertainment and attractions are free. There is free parking and a free shuttle service from the parking areas to the Festival grounds 10:00 am till 6:00 pm. For more information call 440-636-5197.

Fall Festival
Fun for the whole family, Hayrides, Corn maze, Antique Tractors, Food, Games, Oxen Team Demo's, Kettle Corn at Sirna's Farm, 19009 Ravenna Rd. / St. Rt. 44. Auburn, Ohio 44023, Sat. & Sun. 11am - 5pm. For more information call 440-834-0696.

October 2 - 24

Ma & Pa's Horse Drawn Hay Rides/Fall Harvest
Ma & Pa's Gift Shack 10:30 am.- 5 pm. Burton, OH 44021. For more information call 440-548-5521.

October 2 - 31

Fall Fun Weekends
Fall Fun Weekends 12am - 5pm. Enjoy a hayride, corn maze, pick you own pumpkin, petting zoo, Amish lunch/bake stand, and other fall activities. No admission charge to the farm. Nominal fee for hayride & corn maze. Family Fun Activities at Ridgeview Farm, Middlefield, Ohio 44062! For more information call 440-693-4000.

Sunrise Farm's Fall Festival Weekends
The autumn leaves are falling--and that means it's time for Sunrise Farm's Fall Festival! Every weekend in October 10 am. - 5 pm. bring the family out to enjoy apple picking, apple fritters, homemade caramel apples, hot apple cider, hunt for the perfect pumpkin and enjoy a trip through a huge cornstalk maze at Sunrise Farm, 13115 Kinsman Rd, Burton, OH 44021. For more information call 440-834-1298.

October 7

Shutterbugs Camera Club
Exercise your creativity with monthly photo assignments. Learn tips, tricks and new techniques. All skill levels welcome. Group meets the first Thursday of each month Thursday 7 pm. - 9 pm. Geauga County Park District - The West Woods Nature Center.

October 9

Apple Butter Stirring
Yoder's Amish Home, 6050 SR 515, Millersburg, Ohio 44654. Call 330-893-2541 for more information.

Oktoberfest
Heini's Gourmet Market, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681. Hours: 9 am.-8 pm. Admission is free.

Driftwood Basket Workshop
Join artist Jan Urbanick from Artful Hands Studio to transform beach cast-offs into basket sculpture while learning basic basket construction with alternative materials. Ages 13 . $5 paid upon registration and $20 paid to instructor on date of program. Pre-registration required after 9/20/10. Geauga County Park District - Big Creek Park, Sat. 9 am. - 12 pm. 440-286-9516 or 800-536-4006.

Ox Roast
Ox Roast during Apple Butter Festival at Burton Log Cabin & Sugar Camp, Burton Chamber of Commerce, Burton, OH 44021, Sat. 9 am. - 5 pm. For more information call 440-834-4204 or 800-526-5630.

Fall Craft Class
Make and take a craft home. Classes from Noon - 4 p.m. Nominal fee for hayride & corn maze. No admission charge to enter the farm. Family fun activity at Ridgeview Farm, Middlefield, OH 44062! For more information call 440-693-4000.

October 9 & 10

Corn and Pumpkin Harvest Weekend
A festival featuring a giant corn maze, an opportunity for children to harvest and decorate their own pumpkin (additional fee), harvest activities and demonstrations, hay maze. Food and fun for the entire family! Apple butter, cider, and pumpkin sweet potato soup sampling. Lake County Metroparks Farmpark Sat. & Sun. 9 am. - 5 pm. For more information call 440-256-2122 or 800-366-3276.

62nd Apple Butter Festival
62 years of tradition simmers in copper kettles right before your eyes. Arts, crafts, music, more! Century Village, Burton, OH 44021, Sat. & Sun. 10 am. - 5 pm. For more information call 440-834-1492. Fall Festival
Fun for the whole family, Hayrides, Corn maze, Antique Tractors, Food, Games, Oxen Team Demo's, Kettle Corn Sirna's Farm, 19009 Ravenna Rd. / St. Rt. 44. Auburn, Ohio 44023, Sat. & Sun. 11 am. - 5 pm. For more information call 440-834-0696.

Holmes County Antique Festival
Historic Downtown Millersburg, Millersburg, Ohio 44654. Call 330-674-6781 for more information.

October 15 & 16

Fabulous Fall Garage Sales
Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681. Call 330-852-4112 for more information.

October 15-17

Apple Butter Stirrin'
Enjoy the sounds and scents of autumn, smell the fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire and stroll through the street to a variety of music including bluegrass, country, gospel and tunes from days gone-by. Event features a quilt raffle, artisans' items raffle and fun, unique contests to enter. Don't miss various educational and entertaining outdoor demonstrations throughout the weekend. Special features include Canal Town Journey Tours, Erie Spirit Tours, canal boat rides, and a children's activity area. Admission $3.00 per person for guests 12 and older, free parking. Roscoe Village, 600 North Whitewoman Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812. Call 740-622-9310 or 800-877-1830 for more information.

October 16

Apple Butter Stirring
Yoder's Amish Home, 6050 SR 515, Millersburg, Ohio 44654. Call 330-893-2541 for more information.

Colonial Tavern Dinner
Historic Schoenbrunn Village, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. Hours: 7 pm. Tickets are $25 per person.

Pioneer Day’s
Pioneer housekeeping demonstrations - step back in time with soap making, candle dipping, old fashioned games. Nominal fee for hayride & corn maze. Family fun at Ridgeview Farm, Middlefield, OH 44062, Sat. 12 pm. - 5 pm. For more information call 440-693-4000.

Hometown Hoe-Down
Celebrate a perfect Fall evening in the country as Geauga County Tourism hosts their second Hometown Hoe-Down. On Saturday, October 16 from 6 pm. to 11 pm. The Middlefield Market Pavilion, Middlefield, OH 44062, (indoors) will be the site of some good old fashioned country fun! Dinner buffet, Fort Huntsburg Band, & the "Cow Plop Drop." Call 440-632-1538 to purchase tickets.

October 16 & 17

Colonial Trade Faire
Historic Schoenrbunn Village, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. Hours: Saturday 10 am.-5 pm., Sunday 10 am.-4 pm. Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Children $4. Call 330-339-3636 for more information.

October 17

Fall Fling
Enjoy wagon rides, a pumpkin contest, scarecrow alley, an enchanted forest hike, sing along, refreshments and a host of other activities designed to celebrate autumn during peak color time. FREE. Geauga Park District Sun. 1 pm. - 4 pm. Geauga County Park District - Big Creek Park. Call 440-286-9516 or 800-536-4006 for more information.

October 23

Ohio Country Antique Show
Sixth annual spring session will feature an expanded field of 65 dealers, show includes both regional and national dealers representing several states, extensive inventories offer a diverse selection of traditional country furniture and decorative accessories, furnishings range in style from formal period to log cabin rustic, collectors can choose among an array of items and decorative arts, primitives, stoneware, quilts, coverlets, paintings, lithographs folk art, early advertising and ephemera, toys and children's items, garden and architectural artifacts, 9-4 at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio, at intersection of U.S. 68 and Interstate 71 exit #50, adult admission is $6.00 and parking is free. Call 513-738-7256 for more information.

October 28

Maple Town Tune Traders Jam Session
Singers and musicians: come share songs each month. Acoustic, gently amplified instruments, & vocals welcome. Hot beverages available. Snacks to share welcome. Geauga Park District - The West Woods Nature Center Thu. 7 pm. - 9 pm.

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Well, guess that's all for now - hope you find this news helpful and as exciting as we do.

Trust also that you'll have a great Ohio Amish Country Experience - real soon!

Best Regards,

Stuart & Norma Watson

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