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It's Octoburrrr! - Ohio Amish Country Experiences Volume #4 Issue #10
October 12, 2012


Ohio Amish Country Experiences

A publication of
and Ohio Amish Country Marketing

Volume 04
Issue 10

October 2012

Photo by Rich McBride

Dear Ohio Amish Country Enthusiast,

The trees are at their peak - NOW is the time to come and experience Ohio Amish Country! We've had "frost on the pumpkins" but the days are still fairly warm & mild.

The daylight is fading noticeably faster now, making the afternoon & evening sun cast a special glow on the leaves. It makes them look almost as if they are on fire!

fall-harvest.jpg Corn stalks and soybeans are turning golden brown. The frost has allowed beautiful pumpkins, guards and squash to show through the now dead vines.

The final harvest is being gathered, preparations for winter are now a priority. The air is crisp and fresh with that special smell only fall can bring.

Make your plans now before the wind, rain and - yes even snow will take away the last leaf and leave the stark reality that another season has come and gone.

fall-lake-mirror There's still much to do, many wonderful events and fall festivals are still going on. Remember, it is the busiest time of year - so if you plan to spend the night, you'll need to make reservations ASAP.

Don't forget - if you need a little help navigating around Ohio Amish Country, we strongly advise that you get an Ohio Amish Country map.

Also, be sure to follow Experience Ohio Amish Country on Facebook for more exciting tips & info.

In this issue we'll be highlighting:

Feature of the Month - Park Street Pizza

Tip of the Month - Trip Ideas

Featured Recipe of the Month - Pumpkin Roll

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

See Previous Issues of Ohio Amish Country Experiences

Park Street Pizza
We have an important confession to make - we do not always eat Amish-style food every time we eat in Amish Country. We occasionally branch out.

We do; however, go through Sugarcreek, Ohio almost every time we are in that area. So, naturally, we couldn't help but notice the sign for a pizza shop located just off of SR 39 in Sugarcreek.

As with many other places, we kept thinking that we "need" to stop and check it out some time. And . . . that we did, just recently.

Here's another confession: we really like pizza and we've tried a lot of different kinds and places in our travels. You might say that we are "amateur" pizza connoisseurs.

park-street-stromboli So . . . we just happened to have the opportunity to drop in on Park Street Pizza and try their fare - twice. Let me explain.

We ordered their pizza and were thoroughly impressed. You might say that our taste buds were quite pleasantly tickled! They use fresh, locally-grown ingredients and make their own sauce and crust.

We went away well filled and satisfied, but not before noticing that Tuesdays are their "stromboli day." So, of course, we filed that away and . . . dutifully returned on Tuesday to sample their stromboli.

Once again, we were not disappointed. Actually, they make some of the best stromboli we've tasted! So, we give Park Street Pizza a hearty whole-family seal of approval and highest recommendation!

Next time you are in the Sugarcreek area, stop by 215 Dover Road NW. Give them a call at 330-852-2993 or visit their site at:

But, by all means, stop and check them out!

Trip Ideas

From time to time we have folks contact us asking for suggestions and ideas of what to do and where to go in Ohio Amish Country.

We have come up with several different types of trip ideas that can be tailored to fit various time schedules.

Check out the following link to our idea pages - we hope they inspire you to better enjoy Ohio Amish Country!

Ohio Amish Country Trip Ideas.

Featured Recipe of the Month

pumpkins Since pumpkins are plentiful - here's a recipe to try:

Pumpkin Roll

1 c. sugar
3/4 c. flour
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
3/4 c. chopped nuts
2/3 c. pumpkin
3 eggs, beaten

2 Tbsp. butter
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 c. whipped topping
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. powdered sugar

Mix dry ingredients. Add pumpkin and eggs and mix well. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper and spray with cooking spray. Spread mixture on waxed paper and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Invert baked mixture on a clean dish towel that is sprinkled with powdered sugar. Remove waxed paper immediately. Roll cake in towel, starting with long end. Cool completely. Unroll and spread filling on cooled cake. Roll up again and refrigerate.

Recipe taken from Amish Wedding Story & Cookbook by Ina Kline and Laura Yoder.

This cookbook makes a really wonderful gift for friends or family! Check here for more information about this and other great cookbooks.

Calendar of Events

October Events:

October 4

Shutterbugs Camera Club
Exercise your creativity with monthly photo assignments. Learn tips, tricks and new techniques. All skill levels welcome. Thu. 7pm - 9pm Geauga Park District - The West Woods Nature Center.

October 5

Chardon Square Farm Market
Join us Friday nights June 15-October 5 for a wonderful night of community fun! Our newly enlarged Farmers Market opens at 4:00 with local produce, bakery, meat, and other tasty treats. Historic Chardon Square 440-285-3519.

October 5-7

Derthick's Corn Maze
Come visit us this Fall to create a family tradition as you stroll through our corn maze with trails that span more than 5 miles over 17 acres of beautiful Mantua farmland. Experience interactive farm & animal education stations. Fri. 5pm - 11pm, Sat. 1pm - 11pm, Sun. 1pm - 5pm.

October 6, 13, 20

Apple Butter Stirring
Yoder's Amish Home, 6050 SR 515, Walnut Creek, 330-893-2541.

October 6

Apple Festival
Apple Festival at Schrock's Amish Farm, 4359 SR 39, Berlin, 330-893-3051.

October 6

The Farm at Walnut Creek's Fall Festival
Farm at Walnut Creek, 4147 CR 114, Sugarcreek, 330-893-4200.

October 6, 7

Apple Dumpling Festval
Whispering Hills RV Park, 8248 SR 514, Shreve, 330-567-2137 or 800-992-243.

October 6, 7

21st Annual Williamsburg Festival
Pine Tree Barn, 4374 Shreve Rd., Wooster, 330-264-1014.

October 6, 7

Holmes County Antique Festival
Historic Downtown Millersburg, 330-674-6781.

October 6, 7

Prairie Peddler Festival
Prairie Peddler Grounds, 3170 State Route 97, Butler, 740-417-9136 or 419-663-1818.

October 6, 13

2012 Geauga Fresh Farmers' Market
The Geauga Fresh Farmers' Market provides fresh local food, fun and community. Monthly events include cooking demos, childrens activities and tomato, salsa and pie competitions, 9am - 12pm, 1-440-474-9885.

October 6

Mesopotamia 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! 10am - 4pm, Mesopotamia Town Commons 440-693-4295.

October 6 & 7

Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival
Located in Huntsburg, Ohio in Geauga County at the intersections of State Routes 322 & 528. This is our 43rd 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. We offer free parking and a free shuttle service from the parking areas to the Festival grounds 10:00 am till 6:00 pm. State Routes 322 440-636-5197.

October 6

Fall Walking & Driving Tours
Fall Walking & Driving Tours Burton Log Cabin & Sugar Camp Burton Chamber of Commerce, 10am - 4pm, 1-440-834-4204; 1-800-526-5630.

October 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28

Sunrise Farm's Fall Festival Weekends
Look outside the autumn leaves are falling--and that means it's time for Sunrise Farm's Fall Festival! Every weekend in October 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 our two huge cornstalk mazes. We can't wait to see you! 10am - 5pm, Sunrise Farm 1-440-834-1298.

October 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28

Fall Fun Weekends at Ridgeview Farm
Fall Fun Weekends. Enjoy a hayride, corn maze, pick you own pumpkin, petting zoo, Amish lunch/bake stand, and other fall activities. PIG RACES ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IN OCTOBER. No admission charge to the farm. Nominal fee for hayride & corn maze. 12pm - 5pm, Family Fun Activities! Ridgeview Farm 1-440-693-4000.

October 6 & 7, 13 & 14

Sirna's Farm Fall Festival
Fun for the whole family, Hayrides, Corn maze, Antique Tractors, Food, Games, Oxen Team Demo's, Kettle Corn, 12pm - 5pm, Sirna's Farm 440-834-0696.

October 12

Hastings Dairy: Crazy About Cows
Discover how milk is produced! Watch cows being milked, pet the calves, take a hayride tour of the freestall barn to see where cows live and learn what they eat. Play on the outdoor farm-themed playground and sit by the bonfire. Younger children will have fun at the indoor play area. 1pm - 6pm, Hastings Dairy Farm, 1-440-635-0313.

October 12

Traditional Amish Auction
Traditional Amish Auction to benefit DDC Clinic for Special Needs Children, Middlefield Market, 4pm - 10pm, 440-632-3196.

October 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

Derthick's Corn Maze
Come visit us this Fall to create a family tradition as you stroll through our corn maze with trails that span more than 5 miles over 17 acres of beautiful Mantua farmland. Experience interactive farm & animal education stations, Fri. 5pm - 11pm, Sat. 1pm - 11pm, Sun. 1pm - 5pm.

October 12

Kumihimo Braided Bracelet Workshop
Join artisan Brenda Traffis to create a kumihimo braid, incorporating nature-themed embellishments. Fee $7 per person payable upon registration. $12 materials fee payable to instructor on date of program. Pre-register after September 20th by calling 440-286-9516, Geauga Park District - Big Creek Park, Meyer Center, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 440-286-9516; 1-800-536-4006.

October 12, 13

Fabulous Fall Garage Sales in Sugarcreek
Village of Sugarcreek, 330-852-4113.

October 12, 13

Charm Days
Charm, Ohio, 330-893-2251.

October 13

Second Saturdays in the 'Burg
1990's Theme, Historic Downtown Millersburg, Courthouse Lawn, 330-674-3955.

October 13

Fall Harvest Festival Family Event
Amish Door Restaurant, 1210 Winesburg St., Wilmot, 888-264-7436.

October 13 & 14

Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival
Ashtabula County Fair Grounds, Sat. & Sun. 8am - 5pm, 1-440-576-3769.

October 13 & 14

Oxtoberfest - enjoy a Burton tradition on the square. The village green will be filled with vendors, ox roast sandwiches, a beer tent and polka music. Sponsored by Burton Chamber of Commerce, Sat. & Sun. 10am - 8pm, Burton Log Cabin & Sugar Camp Burton Chamber of Commerce 440-834-4204; 800-526-5630.

October 13 & 14

64th Annual Apple Butter Festival, Burton
64 years of tradition simmers in copper kettles right before your eyes. Artisans, demonstrations, children's activities, music and much more. Hours are 10am - 5pm. Century Village Museum 1-440-834-1492.

October 18

Girls' Night Out at Pine Tree Barn
Pine Tree Barn, 4374 Shreve Rd, Wooster, 330-264-1014.

October 19, 20

My Name is Ruth
Amish Door Restaurant, 1210 Winesburg St., Wilmot, 888-264-7436.

October 19 - 21

Roscoe Village Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival
Roscoe Village, 600 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, 740-622-9310.

October 20

Fall Craft Class at Ridgeview Farm
Make and take a craft home. Classes start at Noon to 4 p.m. Nominal fee for hayride & corn maze. No admission charge to enter the farm. Family fun activity! Ridgeview Farm 1-440-693-4000.

October 20

Mystery Weekend: So You Want to be a Movie Star
Low budget film producer Lauren DePalma has secured permission for her director, George Brooks, to shoot crowd scenes and the final scene for an upcoming movie at this event. They are behind schedule and over budget and scurrying to get this film in the can. But, they have to deal with typical Hollywood personalities: the soap opera star who has never acted on film, the ingenue model turned actress and the psycho actress with possible multiple personalities. Punderson Manor Resort & Conference Center 1-440-564-9144; 1-800-282-7275.

October 21

Billy Jacobs Signing at Starlight Antiques
Starlight Antiques, 66 W. Jackson St., Millersburg, 330-674-5111.

October 25

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, 7pm - 9pm.

October 25

Legacy Five Gospel Concert
Amish Door Restaurant, 1210 Winesburg St., Wilmot, 888-264-7436.

October 27

Pumpkin Butter Cooking at Yoder's Amish Home
Yoder's Amish Home, 6050 SR 515, Walnut Creek, 330-893-2541.

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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