Bed and Breakfast near Sugarcreek, Ohio suggests that you visit the 2012 Sugarcreek Swiss Festival. This year the festival will be held on September 28 & 29th in downtown Sugarcreek. There are 2 big parades: the Kiddie Parade on Friday and the Grand Parade on Saturday. There will be Polka dancing in the streets at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. on Friday Other Polka bands will be at the Pavilion. Be sure to check out the Steintossen at 7:30 p.m. (stone throwing) which is a Swiss tradition. Saturday activities will include a 5k run, a yodeling contest, and a Swiss costume contest. In addition there is an antique car parade at 1:45 p.m. followed by the Grand Parade at 2:05 p.m. There will be more Steintossen, food, craft tent, carnival rides, and music around town. Local organizations will be selling specialty foods such as fry pies, apple fritters, homemade soups, swiss cheese, Trail bologna, and more. The Ohio Swiss Festival started in 1953 and is an annual tradition for many families.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com