The Gateway to Amish Country,
Wayne County Ohio
The rural charm of Wayne County’s rolling hills, lush woods, and scenic farmland is only the beginning of the offerings available to visitors. An abundance of cultural activities and events make Wayne County Ohio Amish Country a great destination any time of the year. From the Ohio Light Opera’s nationally recognized lyrical theater in summer to the Wayne County Fair each September, there is something to satisfy every taste year-round.
Known as the “Gateway to Amish Country,” Wayne and the surrounding counties are home to the world’s largest Amish population. Famous for their beautiful quilts and high-quality craftsmanship, the Amish people are also known for their peaceful ways and timeless lifestyle. A large number of restaurants, shops and stores feature authentic Amish products from food to furniture.
Numerous world-renowned companies call Wayne County home including The J.M. Smucker Company and Wooster Brush Company. Shop at one-of-a-kind retail stores such as Lehman’s Hardware, P. Graham Dunn Gallery and JM Smucker Company Store & Café.
Wayne County provides a wealth of educational opportunities as well, from 10 local historical societies rich with local history, to major colleges including The College of Wooster, University of Akron Wayne College, and The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI), and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). The Secrest Arboretum, on the OARDC campus, offers pleasant vistas and diverse landscape theme gardens.
Whether you are looking for a peaceful get-a-way to a cozy bed & breakfast, shopping experience in a wide variety of stores, or an entertaining cultural event, you can find just what you’re looking for in Wayne County, Ohio.
Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau