Monday, October 28, 2013

Amish Country Ohio Bed and Breakfast and Annual Craft Show

Located within 10 minutes of the Ohio Amish Country Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast is the West Holmes Annual Craft Show that will be held Saturday, November 9, 9 am - 2 pm. in the West Holmes High School gym.

The Annual Craft Show offers a wide selection of crafts and hand made goods that are perfect for a holiday gift or a new piece for your decorations. More than 70 vendors from the area will be participating in the show.

With the proceeds going toward the West Holmes Levy Fund, the Craft Show has become an important part of the West Holmes school district. Kids from the high school volunteer throughout the day, helping the vendors set up and running errands for whoever needs them. The show gives the students at West Holmes a positive and constructive way to participate in a community event that benefits their school.

Featuring plenty of decorations, jewelry, and other handmade craft items, the Craft Show also hosts a concession stand in the high school cafeteria for both breakfast and lunch. The show is free to attend, with plenty of free parking available at the school.

Fore more information, contact Teresa Mackey at 330-674-3546

Submitted by: Elizabeth Beam
October 28, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bed and Breakfast Yogurt, Honey, and Granola Breakfast Tart

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast serves a full country breakfast each morning, which generally includes some kind of egg, meat, pastry, and fruit (these combinations change daily). One favorite recipe we would like to share is our Yogurt, Honey, and Granola Breakfast Tart:

Baked Oatmeal, Eggs & Sausage, and Sour cream Coffee Cake

Yogurt, Honey, and Granola Breakfast Tart

1 1/2 cup  Oatmeal
1/2 cup  Sunflower Seeds
1/2 cup  Pecans (chopped)
1/4 cup  Honey
5 Tbsp.  Butter (melted)
Greek Yogurt
Assorted or sliced fruit for topping

Mix the oatmeal, nuts, seeds, melted butter, and honey together in a bowl until everything is thoroughly coated. Press the mixture into a greased 10" tart pan with a removable bottom (or pie plate). Use a measuring cup to help press the granola evenly across the pan and up the sides. Bake for about 15 minutes, until lightly golden. Let cool. (You can make the crust ahead if you want to and fill it the next morning just before serving). Fill the tart with Greek yogurt, and smooth out evenly. Arrange fruit on top and serve immediately (as yogurt will make the granola soggy if left to sit too long).

Submitted by: Elizabeth Beam
October 23, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

30th Annual Charm Merchant Days Promote Local Goods October 11 & 12

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast invites you to the Charm Merchant Days Festival on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, 2013. This event is perfect for families and travelers looking to enjoy an autumn weekend in the heart of Amish country.

Located on State Route 557 in Holmes County, Charm is a small Amish town with plenty of local merchants looking to sell their home-made, local goods and produce. During the Charm Merchant Days, held annually on the second weekend of October since 1983, merchants in the area offer discounts and bargains in the form of bake sales, flea markets, and yard sales. A benefit for the local school is also held, selling old-fashioned chili and fry pies.

On Friday evening, a special, old-time fiddling program and performance is held at the festival. Additionally, elementary children from Charm hold a Wooly Worm Derby on Friday afternoon, in which the children select their favorite caterpillar to race up a string.

Saturday brings an auction with donations from area residents and businesses, along with a horse show at the southern end of town in the morning. A pie contest has been held on Saturday of the festival since 1991, where the winning pies are auctioned after judging. The proceeds from the auction go to the Charm Community Share-N-Care Fund, which provides charity to local families in need. the final event on Saturday is a prize drawing where the names of participants are pulled to win a variety of items from the merchants, and one grand prize of $1000.

For more information on this event visit

Submitted by: Elizabeth Beam
October 9, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The 51st Holmes County Antique Festival October 5 & 6, 2013

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast invites you to the 51st Holmes County Antique Festival, taking place Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 2013 in Downtown Millersburg. The two-day event is a perfect opportunity for families and friends to get together and enjoy a crisp, autumn, Amish Country weekend.

Returning to the Festival this year is the Millersburg Glass Auction. While last year's auction was a huge success, the committee agreed to present a smaller one this year rather than wait three years for another. Although it wont be as large as last year's auction, the 2013 auction will feature 107 radiant Millersburg glass pieces that will brighten up any collection.

Holmes County Antique Festival 
Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 5

9:00 am. - 5K race starts at the courthouse
10:00 am. - Annual Antique Market, arts and craft, Princess contest, and Millersburg Glass Auction begins
12:00 pm. - Queen Contest
1:00 pm. - 4:00 pm. - Classic Car Show
3:00 pm. - Costume contest
4:30 pm. - Antique, Classic Car & Fireman's Parade
7:00 pm. - 9:00 pm. - Featuring St. Jimmies on main stage
(Other musical performances will be taking place at 1 and 3:30 pm.)

Sunday, October 6

10:00 am - 4:00 pm. - Antique Market and arts and crafts
12:30 pm. - Lumber Jack Show
2:00 pm. - Grand Parade and Kiddie Tractor Pull following parade

Submitted by: Elizabeth Beam
October 3, 2013