Visit Ohio Amish Country.
Holmes County is a favorite destination for generations of families, buses, and those looking for an authentic glimpse into a culture that seems simple but is steeped in family values, faith and a love of community. Visitors can learn the history of the Amish & Mennonite faith in “Behalt” at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center. This 10 x 265 ft cyclorama represents this story in detailed illustration by artist, Heinz Gaugel. A trip to a local farm or a drive through the back roads of the region offer a glimpse into local daily life.
Shopping in Ohio Amish Country is an experience itself. Guests come to the area for farm-fresh foods, hand-crafted home décor, American-made furniture and more. Hardwood furniture made in the region by Amish craftsmen ranges from traditional oak pieces to ultra-modern designs incorporating fabrics and industrial inspiration…all heirloom quality. Fashion, leather goods and accessories are also popular items!
The area is known for traditional Amish-style foods made from local recipes and served in a family or buffet-style. Today’s meal options include hearty meals reminiscent of Sunday gatherings, farm-to-table dinners curated by professional chefs, eclectic fare for couples looking for a perfect romantic dinner, award-winning and locally made cheeses, ever popular bakery items and chocolates and award-winning local brews and wines. Bulk foods and spices as well as holiday shopping for meats and sides are also favorites.
Each community in Holmes County has its own personality and specialties. Antique or thrift shopping trips for a group of friends; quilters looking for a quiet retreat; families wanting to explore by foot, buggy or E-bike; antique car clubs or motorcycle drivers wanting the perfect route and couples or groups from any generation wanting an overnight food adventure will find Buggies and BEYOND in Holmes County!