Amish Holidays

A good rule of thumb to follow is all Christian Holidays. The Amish hold in high reverence Christian Holidays and you will not find any business activity happening on these days. Every year you will find this list most useful when shopping in Amish Country.

  • Old Christmas – January 6th
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day – December 25th
  • Every Sunday

Upcoming Events


2014 Events for Charm, Ohio


October 1o & 11, 2014 – Charm Merchant Days

This annual sale features sales galore at all of the local merchants as well as a drawing for $1,000 cash!


2014 Events for New Bedford, Ohio


May 12-17, 2014 – New Bedford Merchant Days – New Bedford, Ohio

Area merchants offer huge discount savings as well as lots of various drawings by each of the Merchants along with their own $1000 Merchant Drawing. Lots of fun, food and activities to participate in including their annual auction.

May 24, 2014- 13th Annual Meadow Mill School Consignment Auction- New Bedford, Ohio

Starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. Sale is run by donated labor and is solely for the benefit of four Amish parochial schools that fund without state or tax money. Breakfast served at 7:00 a.m. and lunch stand available with BBQ chicken.

2014 Events for Mt. Hope Sale Barn in Mt. Hope, Ohio

For a more complete list and to learn more about the Mt. Hope Sale and it’s location please visit their website at:

May 16 & 17, 2014 – 7:00 a.m.
May 23, 2014 – 4:00 p.m.
May 24, 2014 – 2:00 p.m.
June 7, 2014 – Kidney Fund Benefit Sale
June 12 & 13, 2014 – 8:00 a.m.
June 21, 2014 – 8:30 a.m.
June 28, 2014 – Red Cross Benefit Sale
July 4 & 5, 2014 – 8:00 a.m.
July 18 & 19, 2014 – 7:00 a.m.
July 25 & 26, 2014 – Rainbow of Hope Benefit Auction. For more information call 330.674.5062
July 31 and August 12, 2014 – Steam & Engine Show
August 9, 2014 – 6:00 p.m.
August 16, 2014 – 8:30 a.m.
August 29 & 30, 2014 – Haiti Benefit Auction. For more information call 330.674.0571
September 18, 19 & 20, 2014 – 2:00 p.m.
September 29, 2014 – Back to the Farm Feeder Sale 7:00 p.m.
October 7, 2014 – 8:00 a.m.
October 8, 9 & 10, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. – Consignment deadline Sept. 1, 2014
October 17 & 18, 2014 – 7:00 a.m.
October 20, 2014 – Back to the Farm Feeder Sale 7:00 p.m.
October 31 & November 1, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. 


2014 Events for Sugarcreek Ohio


June 13-14, 2014 – 24th Annual Fabulous 50s Fling
The second weekend in June is always slated to be a weekend to bust out the poodle skirts, roll up your shirt sleeves, grease back your hair and twist the night away at Sugarcreek. Come enjoy the 10th Annual Friday Night Cruise-In or the all-day vintage car show on Saturday. Other Fling events include the Cruisin’ 5k Run/Walk , live oldies music all weekend, and of course homemade bargain-priced food. See what all the talk is about Daddy-O:

June 21, 2014 – Sugarcreek Firemen’s Festival
The Firemen’s Festival is a don’t-miss event! Festival activities include: an auction (bid on tons of items including cheese and trail, lawn furniture etc.), a petting zoo from The Farm at Walnut Creek, a cornhole tournament, lots of food, Water Wars (area fire departments work to move an empty barrel over their opponents’ line), a parade of local fire trucks, and more!

July 19, 2014 – Dominic Greco Band at Pavilion
Come see the Dominic Greco Band perform at the Pavilion behind the Fire Station.

August 12, 2014 – Sugarcreek Business Association Auction
Dinner starting at 5:00 pm and Auction at 6:00 pm. Bargains can be found here as many of the SBA’s 150 members come together to donate for a good cause. As a non-for-profit organization, the SBA puts its proceeds back into putting on programming for visitors and the community, like the Fabulous 50s Fling and bringing Santa Claus to town for breakfast with the young ones. Stop in to see what you can find.

September 26 & 27, 2014 – Ohio Swiss Festival
The Ohio Swiss Festival began in 1953 as a way to help the Ohio Swiss Cheese Association, based in Sugarcreek, to sell its excess cheese and to celebrate the Sugarcreek area’s Swiss Heritage. Today it continues to be celebrated on the fourth weekend after Labor Day. Friday & Saturday provide two full days of entertainment and events such as costume and yodeling contests, the Steinstossen (throwing of the stone), the Swiss Cheese Chase 5k, and a kiddie and grand parade!

October 10 & 11, 2014 – Fabulous Fall Garage Sales
Follow the signs and pick up a map at one of the many garage sales going on throughout the community and visit the Swiss Village Corridor for bargains and buys from our friendly retailers. Maps are also available at most businesses.

November 28 & 29, 2014 – Christmas in the Village
A Christmas candle lighting service starts the activities, the Christmas story is read, an honorary candle-lighter is recognized, and at the flip of the switch, downtown Sugarcreek comes to life with beautiful tree and light displays and strolling carolers. Enjoy free songbooks, hot chocolate, pastries and gifts, and start your Christmas shopping—our stores will keep the doors open for you.

2014 Events for New Philadelphia, Ohio


August 9, 2014- The 19th Annual Forest Heritage Festival

Located at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Free admission and parking. The Forest Heritage Festival is a family-friendly event featuring delicious, homemade foods and fun activities for children and adults. The festival educates the public about forest conservation and wood products while raising money for Akron Children’s Hospital.

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