Holmes County, Ohio Amish tourist attractions don't overlook the benefit auctions. People from all over the County, including Amish, and tourists from all over the world attend these auctions. You will find treasures such as Amish-made bedroom and dining room sets, lawn and garden furniture or decorations, toys for children, Amish-made quilts, craft items, homemade food and more!
The next major benefit auction in Amish Country is the Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale and Auction in Kidron. This is an annual auction held the first weekend in August. It will begin Friday, August 6, 2010, with sale booths and food stands opening at 4 p.m. plus a silent auction. Saturday is the main auction. Art and collectibles and wood items start the auction at 9 a.m. Quilts will be auctioned at 10 a.m. followed by a children's auction. Special items will be auctioned off in the afternoon. There will be food booths and a chicken dinner so you can even eat while you are there. All proceeds from this auction go to world charities.
Labor Day weekend is another major auction, the Ohio Haiti Benefit Auction. The mission is to bring Christ to the Haitians but also food to the hungry, medical care to the sick, and clothing to those in need. This auction is held at the Mt. Hope Auction yard. Everything is donated and 100% of the proceeds to go missions in Haiti.
Many of the Amish schools hold benefit auctions that are open to the public. As you drive through Holmes County you may see a sign for an auction and you will find Amish-made crafts and more.
So the next time you are looking for Holmes County, Ohio Amish tourist attractions don't overlook these special sales and auctions.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com