Friday, March 29, 2013

Holmes County Ohio, Bed and Breakfast is excited to announce return of Amish Country Theater

Holmes County, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast located in Ohio Amish Country is excited to announce that The Amish Country Theater is back! After glowing reviews in 2012, the theater returns with brand new shows for 2013. The unique shows are guaranteed to entertain the whole family, and include: live country gospel music, hilarious actors, magicians, clean family comedians, homemade concessions, souvenirs, a spectacular view, and must of all a fun great atmosphere. It is a place where guests come and laugh together from the second the doors open, through the journey home. The 2013 Show Schedule is: May 16 - December 14, Thursdays at 7:00 pm. Friday and Saturday shows are at 3:00 pm. and 7:00 pm.

Venriloquist Ken Groves and juggler Lance Weirick.

Be sure and catch the one-time only performance Laughs & Gasps! A Springtime Spectacular, coming Saturday, April 20 at 7:00 pm. Opening this exciting show will be an act you won't soon forget! Get ready to witness Lance Weirick, a gravity-defying juggler, as he tosses heavy and hazardous objects high above his head, all while perched carelessly atop an eight-foot ladder. Last but not least prepare to be charmed by the hilarious international ventriloquist Ken Groves and his crazy cast of characters! You won't want to miss Weirick's breathtaking stunts and Groves' sidesplitting comedy! Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for kids 11 and under when ordered in advance. Tickets can be purchased at (888) 988-7469 or online at

The Amish Country Theater is located at:
3149 OH 39
Walnut Creek, OH 44687

Submitted by: Elizabeth Beam

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ohio, Amish Country Bed and Breakfast Invites to Musical

A leading B & B in Ohio Amish Country, The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast invites you to the 2013 theater season at Carlisle Inn! Returning to stage in June will be Beverly Lewis's hit musical The Confession. If you didn't get the chance to see it in 2012, now is your opportunity, playing June 4 through August 17! Come see what happens when the plain life, the not-so-plain life, and the downright extravagant life all meet together in this hit musical drama about a young Amish woman caught in the center of secrets and scandal, love lost and love found, and heartache and healing. The audience will enjoy a roller coaster ride of high and lows combined with soaring melodies, inspiring lyrics, and completely enjoyable orchestrations.

All new this fall, from the award winning novelist Wanda E. Brunstetter is the musical Half Stitched, playing August 22 through December 21. In this new hit musical comedy with with dramatic elements woven throughout, Amish widow Emma Yoder's first quilt class brings the most improbable people together. There's a young woman yearning for stability, a struggling couple at odds in their marriage, a young widower hoping to find solace in finishing a quilt, a rough and tough biker doing some creative community service, and a preacher's wife looking for relaxation when parish problems mount. As these beginning quilters learn to change scraps of material into beauty, their torn lives begin to take new shape with the helping hands of each other and the healing hand of God.

Both Stories will capture the audience's heart as they take a journey through the lives of each character while tapping their feet to the Broadway-style melodies and captivating ballads.Tickets are on sale via Carlisle Inn Box Office 855-344-7547. Ticket pricing is; $37 each for theater or $55 for dinner and theater. Discounts are available for groups of twenty or more people.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Beam

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Shreve Spring Migration Sensation Returns

The Millersburg, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast located near Shreve, Ohio is pleased to inform those of you who enjoy birds, nature, and the outdoors that the 13th annual Shreve Spring Migration Sensation (sponsored by the ODNR Division of Wildlife, Friends of the Killbuck Marsh, Inc., The Wilderness Center, Greater Mohican Audubon Society, Triway Local Schools, Shreve Library, and Shreve Business and Community Association.) will be held on Saturday, March 16 2013. This spring bird migration event includes self-guided tours with experts that will be located at help stations in the close-by Killbuck Marsh, Shreve Lake, Brown's Bog, and Funk Bottoms wildlife areas, Ohio's largest inland natural wetland, covering 5,671 acres.

 The Beam children at the end of Brown's Lake Bog 1997

In addition to the six workshops and help stations, you can enjoy a full day of "Sensational" Family-Friendly Activities! 10 am. to 2 pm., bring your boots and participate in the dip netting for aquatic invertebrates with Carrie Elvy and the Ohio Certified  Volunteer Naturalists. Be sure and check out their table set up near the roadway where you can get a closer look at the creatures that inhabit our marsh. Visit the Wilderness Center Exploration Area in the Birder's Market Place, where you can view the different booths, with items for sale such as, binoculars, nature photographs, books, bird houses and artwork. At the Shreve Elementary School, children can participate in programs including, face-painting, stories, crafts, and coloring projects.

8:00 a.m. to 4:45 - Birders Market Place will be open
10:00 a.m to 2:00 Dip-net for marsh creatures with Carrie Elvery
9:30 a.m. - Fur, Feathers & Scales, by Akron Zoo
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 - Family Activity Area, sponsored by the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists.
12:30 p.m. - Snakes of Ohio, by Lynda Price, The Wilderness Center
2:30 p.m. - In Living Color, by Akron Zoo

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Shreve Elementary School - 598 North Market St. (State Route 226). A $10 admission ($15 per family) includes any or all events and six workshops. Free maps directing to the help stations will be available. 

Submitted by: Elizabeth Beam

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ohio, Bed and Breakfast only seven miles from Mid-Ohio Draft Horse Sale

The Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, located approximately seven miles from the Mt. Hope Auction Barn, is a convenient lodging choice for persons attending the Mid-Ohio Draft Horse Sale. The horse sale is held three times a year, the second Saturday in March, June, and October. During the months of March and October the sale begins on Tuesday and runs through Saturday. The sale not only includes many different horse breeds, but  thousands of tack items, harnesses, collars, horse drawn machinery, carriages, box wagons, buggies, and sleighs. Throughout the week over 1,400 horses are sold ranging from drafts, ponies, cross breds, and standard breds. The sale schedule for the week of Tuesday, March 5-9 2013 is as follows:

Swartzentruber Amish boys traveling in box wagon.

Mid-Ohio Draft Horse Sale
March 5-9, 2013

Tuesday, March 5              
8:00 am. - Tack in four locations
9:00 am. - Field Items and Equipment     
10:00 am. - Harness in main ring, Collars sell after
12:00 pm. - Box Wagons, Saddles
1:00 pm. - Carriages (expecting 200-250)
5:00 pm. - Cataloged Pony Sale (174 consigned)

Wednesday, March 6
8:00 am. - Riding Horses, Spotted Drafts, Clydesdales, Crossbreds. (447 consigned)                           

Thursday, March 7                                                                                                                                  

7:30 am. - Horse pull demonstration for Cataloged and Uncataloged Draft Horses.
8:00 am - Haflingers, Belgians and Pulling Horses (414 consigned)

Friday, March 8 

8:00 am - Cataloged Percherons (170 consigned) followed by Uncataloged Horses.  

Saturday, March 9

7:30 am. - Regular Horse Sale       

Auctioneers: Dave Kaufman, Dean Beachy, Steve Andrews, Atlee Shetler, Jr. Miller, Orus Mast, David Miller, Joseph Miller, Aden Yoder, Jon Yoder, Arlen Yoder, Myron Miller, Walter Zimmerman, and Leroy Miller.  

Submitted by: Elizabeth Beam