Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bed and Breakfast near Sugarcreek Ohio suggests 2011 Ohio Swiss Festival

After spending time as a child in Germany, and visiting Switzerland, a bed and breakfast near Sugarcreek, Ohio likes to visit the Ohio Swiss Festival.  Sugarcreek is known as the "Little Switzerland" of Ohio and every fall they hold an annual Swiss Festival.  The 2011 festival will be held September 30 - October 1st.  There will be a Kiddie Parade on Friday and the Grand Parade on Saturday.  There are multiple stages around town to offer musical entertainment.  On Saturday afternoon there they will have those huge, long Swiss Alphorns that will be played as part of the entertainment.  There are some contests that are native to Switzerland such as Steintossen (throwing a 138 pound stone), a yodeling contest, and a Swiss costume contest.  No festival is complete without food and drinks and this festival is no exception.  At the firehouse there is wine and cheese sampling, there are several restaurants in town, plus you will find food vendors.  A Craft Tent will be set up both days and offers hand-crafted items.    Whether you plan a day trip or a weekend getaway there are things for the entire family at the Swiss Festival.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

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