Amish Event Calendar

January

Ma & Pa’s Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides– Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh! 440-548-5521 www.maandpas.com

March

Pancake Breakfast– Served with 100 percent Geauga maple syrup over several locations (Every Sun-except Easter) 440-632-1538 www.DestinationGeauga.com

Maple Sugarin’ Open House Weekends– Enjoy the ‘Behind the Scenes’ tours of several Geauga County Sugar Houses. 440-632-1538 www.DestinationGeauga.com

April

Geauga Small Business Expo– More than 30 different vendors (many Amish participants) offering all types of local products and services. 440-632-0174 www.pinecraftstructures.com

Maple Stirs– Maple Stirs at the Geauga County Maple Festival Sugarhouse in Chardon. 440-286-3007 www.maplefestival.com

The Geauga Maple Festival– Oldest Maple festival in the United States, celebrates the production of pure maple syrup in Geauga County and northeast Ohio. www.maplefestival.com

May

Sunrise Farm’s Spring Garden Party– Spring Garden Party with colorful annuals, perennials and herbs. 440-834-1298
www.facebook.com/sunrisefarmgifts

Opening Day/Annual Plant Sale – Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market– The market season begins with the Annual Plant Sale and continues EVERY Saturday 9 a.m. – noon. South Russell, Route 306 and Bell Road. 440-474-9885 www.geaugafarmersmarket.com

Spring Drive-It-Yourself Tour– Family -friendly, fun and prizes! Various locations throughout the County. Details on website!

440-632-1538 www.DestinationGeauga.com

Civil War Reenactment– Memorial Day Weekend- Historic artisans, artillery battles, education programs and traditional music. 440-834-1492 www.centuryvillagemuseum.org

Saturdays in the Country– On the Village Green, crafters, artisans, collectibles, a farmers market, and an Amish bake sale. Last Saturday of the month, May-Sept. 440-834-4204

www.burtonchamberofcommerce.org

June

Chardon Square Flea Market– More than 100 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, produce, plants, homemade items, pies and so much more. www.chardonsquareassociation.org/events/flea-market

Strawberry Season at Ridgeview Farm– Pick your own strawberries, call ahead for start date and picking forecast.

440-693-4000 www.RidgeviewFarm.com

Pick Your Own Strawberries– Pick your own strawberries. Check daily for picking information at 440-729-9809

www.pattersonfarm.com

Chardon Square Farmers Market & Concert- Every Friday night. (weather permitting) Farmers Market opens at 4 p.m. Open air concert on the Square in the bandstand at 7 p.m. Historic Chardon Square 440-285-3519.

www.chardonsquareassociation.org

Burton Antiques Market– 400 Dealers – inside and out – rain or shine – dealers from all over the US and Canada – Largest one day antique show in the country. www.burtonantiquesmarket.com

Gardens Galore, Art and More– This is an opportunity to view unique private gardens, along with historic homes and gardens at the beautiful Burton Century Village. 440-834-4656

www.geauga.osu.edu

Dip & Decorate For Father’s Day– Kids get to dip and decorate a pretzel in chocolate for their dad. 440-834-3133

www.whitehousechocolates.com

Middlefield Summer Fest – An all-day event, featuring a huge parade, music, vendors and activities for all ages. Located in

Harrington Square. www.middlefieldohio.com

July

Support Our Vets– Buy 1 pound of fudge and we will donate $2 to Wounded Warriors. 440-834-3133

www.whitehousechocolates.com

Summer Tent Sale at Mullet’s Footwear & Country Cedar – Join Us for our Annual Summer Tent Sale! 440-693-4363.

Mesopotamia Ox Roast & Antique Market– Wide variety of and vendors. 440-693-4295 www.mespofire.com

Antique Power and Steam Show– Exhibition and demonstration of several hundred power-driven machines and steam driven engines. 440-834-4656 www.centuryvillagemuseum.org

2nd Annual St. Mary Chardon Festival– Festival, featuring homemade foods, beverages, rides, music, dancing, entertainment, fireworks, 440-285-7051 www.stmarychardon.org

August

Annual Nature Arts Festival– Media include woodcarvings, paintings, photography, handcrafted jewelry, and other forms of nature art 440-286-9516 www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

Chardon Arts Festival– Over 100 artists, in a park like setting. www.chardonsquareassociation.org

Raccoon County Music Festival– a day of dancing, music and sing -alongs for all ages. 440-834-4656 www.centuryvillagemuseum.org

Football Kick-Off– Our own hand-made peanut butter and chocolate buckeyes on sale to kick-off the football season. 440-834-3133 www.whitehousechocolates.com

September

Sunrise Farm’s Apple Time– Apple picking has become a fall tradition at Sunrise Farm. 440-834-1298. www.facebook.com/sunrisefarmgifts

The Great Geauga County Fair– Bring the family and visit Ohio’s oldest county fair, the Great Geauga County Fair.

www.geaugafair.com

Patterson Family Fun Fest– (Sept through Oct) A young family-oriented, creative, farm-outdoor-play area, reached by a wagon ride, 440-729-1964 www.pattersonfarm.com

Ma & Pa’s Horse Drawn Hay Rides/Fall Harvest– (through October) Come join us for our annual fall harvest celebration. 440-548-5521 www.maandpas.com

Fall Fun Weekends at Ridgeview Farm– (through October) Enjoy a hayride, corn maze, pick your own pumpkin, pig races, petting zoo, Amish lunch/bake stand, and other fall activities. 440-693-4000 www.RidgeviewFarm.com

Sisters of Notre Dame Family BBQ/Boutique– Delicious Chicken or Rib Dinner. Boutique & Chinese Auction. Rain or Shine. 440-286-7101 www.sndchardon.org

Burton Antiques Market– 400 Dealers – something for everyone – inside and out – rain or shine. Geauga County Fairgrounds

www.burtonantiquesmarket.com

October

October Means Caramel– Caramel on pretzels, graham crackers, turtles in pecan, cashew, and almonds, sea salt caramels, and flavored caramels. Chocolate caramel apple with or without toppings. 440-834-313 www.whitehousechocolates.com

Fall Walking & Driving Tours– Fall Walking & Driving Tours 440-834-4204 www.burtonchamberofcommerce.org

Sunrise Farm’s Fall Festival Weekends– Every weekend in October enjoy apple picking, apple fritters, homemade caramel apples, hot apple cider, or hunt for the perfect pumpkin. 440-834-1298. www.facebook.com/sunrisefarmgifts

Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival– A free family day in the country, no entrance fee and all of our games, entertainment and attractions are free. 440-636-5197 www.DestinationGeauga.com

Mesopotamia Fall Heritage Day– Step back in time and enjoy the sights, scents and sounds of yesteryear! 440-693-4295

www.mespo.com

Apple Butter Festival– Visit Century Village Museum to purchase freshly-made apple butter and apple fritters; tour the historic buildings with authentic artifacts. 440-834-4656

www.centuryvillagemuseum.org

Oxtoberfest– The village green will be filled with vendors, ox roast sandwiches, a beer tent and polka music. 440-834-4204

www.burtonchamberofcommerce.org

November

Sunrise Farm’s Christmas Open House– Enjoy hot apple cider and gourmet goodies during our open house. Sunrise Farm

440-834-1298.

www.sunrisefarmgifts.com

Christmas in The Country– Passport Tour & Holiday Open House

Join us this year in scenic Amish Country … featuring 20 local businesses with great holiday gift giving ideas! 440-632-5343

www.CountryArtsandJewelry.com

Fowlers Mill Store Holiday Open House– Sample Specialty Foods and Order Holiday Gifts. Pre-made and custom gift basket will be available. 440-286-2024

www.fowlermill.com

Country Hearth Christmas & Christmas in the Village– A Dickens of a Christmas- Enjoy the many holiday activities including Santa at the Burton Log Cabin. 440-834-4204

www.burtonchamberofcommerce.org

Holiday Open House at Amish Home Craft & Bakery– Local crafters with quilts, wall hangers, place-mats, wooden items, hand-made baskets and more. Bakery will be open. Enjoy free coffee and cookies as you look and shop. 440-632-1888.

December

Chardon Square Christmas Lighting– Main Street and the Park are decorated for the holiday, complete with musical entertainment and a special visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

www.chardonsquareassociation.org

Ma & Pa’s Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides– Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh! Afterwards warm up by the fire with some fresh maple coffee and cookies made by Ma. 440-548-5521 www.maandpas.com

Chardon…Home for the Holidays– Area merchants will have special sales or refreshments; Breakfast with Santa, Carriage Rides around the Square, Christmas lights and Christmas Tree Alley in the Park, and a Gingerbread House Contest!. 440-285-3519

www.chardonsquareassociation.org

Winter Solstice Candlelight Walk– Explore the roots of our modern holiday celebrations, many of which were derived from Roman, Viking, Druid and other ancient traditions associated with the winter solstice, on a candlelit walk through time.

www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

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