Friday, May 17, 2013

See 'Trumpet in the Land' on Your Ohio Weekend Getaways

If you like outdoor dramas on your Ohio weekend getaways then you will want to be sure and see Trumpet in the Land.  Paul Green, a pulitzer prize winning playwright, wrote this drama.  The setting is during the Revolutionary War.  This indian drama is a story of a peaceful people's influence on the war.  The tragic events that take place led to the founding of Ohio's 1st settlement, Schoenbrunn.  Trumpet in the Land runs from June through August, Monday through Saturday.  The shows start at 8:30 p.m.   You have the option of purchasing a pre-show tour ticket that takes you back stage and you will meet the actors and learn about the special effects that you are about to see in the show.  They also run other shows such as White Savage and some specialty performances such as Dracula.

Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hikers Love Rail To Trails in Holmes County Ohio

If you like to hike or ride a bike you will want to visit the Rails To Trails path in Holmes County, Ohio.  This is part of the national trail where old railroad tracks were removed and hiking paths were put in their place.  Holmes County has the first trail in the USA to build a lane for Amish buggies.  Most of the trail has been paved so you can easily walk, run, horseback ride, or accommodate a wheelchair.  Along the trail you will see many birds, a variety of trees plus wildflowers.  In the Killbuck area is the Killbuck Marsh.  Turtles are often discovered sunning themselves on logs in the water.  There are two observation decks with benches to take a rest.  One deck is near Holmesville and the other by Millersburg.  Leave the stress of the big city behind when you inhale the tranquil setting on the Rails to Trails path.
Each year in June there is a benefit auction to raise funds to pave more of the trail until eventually all 29 miles will be paved.  The 2013 benefit auction is Saturday, June 8, 2013.  The auction includes quilts, Amish-made furniture, tools, outdoor items, and more.  In addition there is a 5K run, a chicken BBQ and bake sale.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com



Monday, May 13, 2013

Attend Hot Air Balloon Festival on Your Amish Country Vacation in Ohio

If you are visiting the area in June on your Amish Country vacation in Ohio then be sure to attend the 32nd Annual Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival.  This is the longest running balloon festival in the State.
When:  June 7, 8, and 9, 2013
Where: Coshocton County Fairgrounds
What to Expect:  Over 25 hot air balloons, food, music, crafts, carnival rides
Cost:    FREE
If you stay in Holmes County, Ohio you can enjoy Amish culture, fine gifts, flea markets, animal ranches, museums, etc., in addition to the balloon festival.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Saturday, May 11, 2013

When Staying at a Bed and Breakfast near Sugarcreek Ohio See 'The Confession'

Returning to Amish Country Ohio is 'The Confession' musical, comedy.  Guests staying at our bed and breakfast near Sugarcreek, Ohio, last year saw this amazing play based on the Beverly Lewis book.  The scenario is that a young Amish woman discovers that she was born to an "English" woman but adopted by an Amish family.  She is on a search to find her birth mother and things get really complicated.  The writer that used to write jokes for comedians Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller adapted the Beverly Lewis book to this musical, comedy.  You will laugh, you'll cry, and even smile lots.  This is a must see when visiting Ohio Amish Country.  They offer both matinee performances and evening performances.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ohio Amish Country Getaway Includes 'Taste for Summer Wine & BBQ Fest'

If you are looking for unique events for an Ohio Amish Country Getaway then look no further.  On Saturday, May 18, 2013, is 'Taste for Summer Wine & BBQ Fest'.  It will be held at 588 West Chestnut Street/SR 541 in Coshocton, Ohio.  This is just around the corner from Historic Roscoe Village.  There will be live music, aerial tours, wine tasting, beer tasting, and free horse drawn state coach rides.  The event is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the $5 per person ticket cost proceeds will go to Clary Gardens and Village Pantry.
Featured wineries include: Ravens Glenn Winery, Swiss Heritage Winery, Emerine Estates Winery, Troutman Vineyards, Buckeye Winery, Yellow Butterfly Winery, Shawnee Springs Winery, Black Sheep Vineyard, The Winery at Wolf Creek.
Featured Breweries include Marietta Brewing Company and Weasel Boy Brewing
Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 800-338-4724 or you can purchase them at the gate.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Holmes County Ohio Amish Country Tourist Attractions Include Theater

There is something all new when it comes to Holmes County, Ohio Amish Country tourist attractions:  Come visit the Amish Country Theater.  The inaugural season was in 2012 and they hosted over 12,000.  This year there is an all-new show!  This variety show includes music, hilarious skits, a new character called Fannie Mae, new acts, and more.  There is even audience participation.
The theater is located in Walnut Creek, Ohio, has 325 seats and is air conditioned.  They are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday and offer both matinee and evening performances.  With most gift shops closing at 5 p.m. this is a great option to fill your evening with fun and laughter.  The 2013 season starts May 16 and ends December 15.  Adult Tickets run $19.95 per person.  This show is appropriate for the entire family.  Stay the weekend at a local bed and breakfast and enjoy all of the other attractions offered here in the World's largest Amish community.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com