Experience Amish Benefit Auctions

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Amish benefit auctions are a type of social gathering for the Amish. They also serve to raise money for special purposes.

Some of these special purposes are for Amish schools, healthcare, financial aid and even mission or outreach type causes.

The Amish communities are very self-supporting, self-sustaining and non-reliant upon local, state or federal aid.

The Amish do not look to the government for provision - instead, they look within themselves to provide for their needs.

Many Amish communities have their own private schools - which are not government supported.

They build and maintain their own buildings, provide their own curriculum and pay their own teachers.

Most Amish do not participate in health insurance programs, welfare or other government aid programs. They provide for their own - from their own, through benefit auctions.


These Amish benefit auctions are a time and place for them to get together with friends and family much like any other community festival.

Most of them serve great tasting food for breakfast and lunch as well. They have anything from biscuits and gravy to bar-b-que chicken or ribs grilled over an outdoor grill.

There's usually a bake sale, homemade ice cream, fry pies, donuts and pies. We've even seen homemade pizza baked in a wood burning oven at one auction.

The good news in all this - admission is usually free and you're welcome to attend and get in on the wonderful experience!

Special Aid Amish Benefit Auctions

Andover Area Amish Benefit
Benefit sale is usually held the last Saturday of July on Noah J. Yoder's farm at 2405 Pymatuning Lake Road, Andover, Ohio. Starting at 9 a.m., the sale features household items, tools, farm equipment, etc. The quilt sale starts approximately 10:30 a.m. They also serve breakfast and lunch as well as having a bake sale and ice cream. Sale conducted by Orus Mast, auctioneer 330-359-0721.

Conneaut Area Amish Benefit for Hospital Aid


Benefit sale is usually held the first Saturday of August on Dan & Anna Shetler's farm at 6742 Hildom Road, Conneaut, Ohio. Starting at 9 a.m. Accepting donations of household and farm related items for auction. Features Amish baked goods & restaurant with BBQ chicken and ice cream. Sale conducted by Bob Fink Auction Service, 440-858-2260.

Amish Benefit Auctions

DDC Clinic for Special Needs Children Amish Benefit Auction
A fundraiser for the DDC Clinic for Special Needs Children, a small non-profit clinic located in Middlefield, Ohio is primary care for special needs children and also a research center on the disorders they have, patient base is primarily Amish (70%).


A Traditional Amish Auction held the second Friday of October, 4:00 pm - finished, at the Middlefield Market Pavillion, 15848 Nauvoo Road, Middlefield, OH 44062, free admission and parking, fabulous 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.

Holmes County Home
Holds an annual benefit auction with the proceeds benefiting the elderly of the Holmes County Home. The auction is always on the 3rd Saturday of September.

Holmes County Home

The schedule includes breakfast from 7-10 a.m., bake sale starting at 8 a.m., miscellaneous & furniture action at 9 a.m., lunch starts at 10 a.m., specialty items sale begins at noon, 1:30 p.m. is lawn furniture sale followed by barns, horses & buggies, quilt auction starts at 1:30 p.m. & kids auction is at 2 p.m. there will be 2 silent auctions, the first one is from 8-10 a.m. and the second one is from 11-2 p.m. Friday night, features volleyball, kettle stew & a fish fry starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Aden Hershberger at 330-473-3665.

Holmes County Kidney Fund
The Holmes County Kidney Fund is a voluntary nonprofit organization founded in 1976 by Lizzie Ann Yoder as a way to give back to a community that was so instrumental in helping offset the medical expenses of her son’s kidney transplant. Lizzie Ann oversaw the fund until her death in 1979. Today, her children keep the vision alive, with her youngest son Marv chairing the organization with the help of a council of volunteers. They offer assistance to area individuals suffering from kidney disease who have no other means of support. Funding comes from two sources, charitable donations and the annual benefit auction. This auction is held on the first Saturday in June at the Mt. Hope Auction Barn. The auction barn is located on State Route 241 in Mt. Hope, Ohio. Sale day begins at 6:00am with a pancake and sausage breakfast with all the trimmings. The sale starts at 9:00am, auction items include Amish and Mennonite made quilts, locally handcrafted furniture, home and garden accessories, and much more, P.O. Box 172, Berlin, Ohio 44610, 330-465-8318.

Holmes County Rails-To-Trails Coalition
Annual Benefit Auction held the second weekend of June at the Millersburg Depot/Hipp Station in Millersburg, Ohio 44654, to benefit the Holmes County Trail, youth volleyball, cornhole tournaments, entertainment on Friday, Saturday starts with breakfast at 7 am, 5-K race starts at 7:15 am, miscellaneous item auction at 9 am, followed by furniture and quilts, silent auction from 9-1, Chinese auction 9-12:30, buggy & lawn furniture starts at 10:30 am, breakfast, lunch and bake sale, 330-674-0475.

Middlefield Care Center Benefit Auction
Annual auction to benefit the Middlefield Care Center (Amish Birthing Center), held the first Saturday of August at the Middlefield Sale Barn at 15848 Nauvoo Road, Middlefield, Ohio 44062. Begins at 9:00 a.m. and features bake sale, hot lunches, ice cream, chicken BBQ, fresh doughnuts, sausage sandwiches and more. Auction includes furniture, tools, crafts, hay, straw and more. Quilts sell at 1:00.

Amish Benefit Auctions

Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale and Auction

Ohio-Mennonite-Relief-Sale-sign A benefit auction held annually on the first Saturday of August.

Staffed soley by volunteers the proceeds go to the Mennonite Central Committee to be used for disaster relief and aiding the poor worldwide.

Hundreds of handmade Amish and Mennonite quilts along with locally-crafted furniture are auctioned off.

A fine arts auction features prints and original works. Children have been welcomed in the past with activities including a train ride, jump house, games, face painting and even a Children's Auction.

There is great food and entertainment as well. For more information call 330 877-9508.

The auction is held in the Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry Street, Dalton, Ohio 44618.

Amish Benefit Auctions

Ohio Crippled Children's Fund
Annual benefit auction held the first weekend (Saturday) of July at Kidron Auction Grounds, 4885 Kidron Road, Kidron, Ohio 44636, to benefit children with medical needs. Breakfast served from 6:30-9:00 am, auction starts at 9 am, auction features furniture, horses, buggies, approximately 100 locally-made quilts, other items include crafts, collectibles, lawn furniture, harness, grandfather clock, Keim Lumber Co. clock and lots of furniture, 800-589-9749.

Pymatuning Valley Annual Amish Hospital Benefit Auction
Held on the Noah J. Yoder farm at 2405 Pymatuning Lake Road in Andover, Ohio. Selling household items, also features a quilt sale. There is a breakfast, lunch and bake sale by Amish ladies. Andy J. Raber auctioneer. For more information contact: Enos Hershberger, 5838 Leon Road, Andover, Ohio 44003.

The Rainbow of Hope Foundation
Sponsors an annual benefit auction at the Mt. Hope Auction Grounds. All of the proceeds are given to eligible families in Holmes, Wayne, Tuscarawas and Coshocton Counties to meet children's medical expenses.

Held Friday evening and Saturday, usually the last weekend in July, this two-day event features lots of good food, games, a kids toy auction and local entertainment on Friday. Saturday morning starts with a full-course breakfast. The auction follows with the sale of furniture, quilts, crafts, garden tools, commemorative and specialty items, livestock, buggies and horses, and lawn furniture. All items are fully donated.

For more information contact Rainbow of Hope Foundation at 330-674-5062.

Amish Benefit Auctions

School Amish Benefit Auctions

Butler School Auction
Annual auction held at Yoder Woodworking, 21198 Swendal Road, Butler, Ohio, the third weekend of August, event starts at 8:30am, quilts, comforters, wall hangers, new furniture, household items, misc. antiques and coins, farm, lawn and garden items, shop tools, horse & livestock items, hay, firewood, lunch stand, bake sale, BBQ chicken, home-made ice cream, kettle corn, fruit stand, auctioneers: Red Shaw, Joseph Miller, Jr. Yoder, Nelson Weaver, Atlee Raber, Dennis Mast, for more information contact: Mervin Yoder at 740-599-7927, Henry Nisley at 740-599-7797, Daniel Kauffman at 740-599-5458.

Doughty Run Schools Benefit Auction at Wise School
Annual auction held around the second weekend in July at Wise School on SR 557 between Berlin & Charm. Breakfast at 7, lunch starts at 10:30. Bake sale, kettle corn, flea market, door prizes, Amish quilts, handmade furniture and much more. For more information contact School Auction 1998 TR 122 Millersburg, OH 44654 or call 330-674-2774.

Hidden Acres School Benefit Auction
Annual consignment auction held around the first weekend in July at the Mervin Miller Residence 7039 TR 673 between Berlin and Winesburg just off US 62. Breakfast at 7, bake sale, ice cream, pies, and lunch. Solid oak & cherry furniture, crafts, quilts, tools, horse items and more. For more information contact Mervin Miller at 330-893-3460 or Myron Miller at 330-359-0295.

Meadow Mill School Benefit Auction
Annual auction held the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend at Meadow Brook School on CR 59 between Clark and New Bedford. Breakfast at 7, lunch at 10, quality handcrafted furniture, quilts, horse items and much more. For more information contact Meadow Mill School 33976 TR 125 Millersburg, Ohio 44654 or call 330-897-8059.

Tri-Township School Auction
Annual auction held mid-August at Farmerstown School located at 2769 SR 557 in Farmerstown. Breakfast at 7, lunch starts at 10:30. Bake sale, Amish quilts, handmade furniture and much more. For more information contact Andy Raber Auctioneer at 330-893-2604.

Amish Benefit Auctions

Amish Benefit Auctions are a must on your list of attractions to see and do. However, be sure to confirm details from contact persons as event times and details may change without our knowledge!

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