Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Amish Country Ohio Weekend Events May 1-3, 2015

  For those traveling to Ohio's Amish Country this weekend; May 1-3, there is plenty to do and see. Listed below are a few events that will be taking place in the area, that you may want to check out while you are here.

Friday & Saturday, May 1-2, 2015

Boogie Woogie Bugle Gals - Dinner Theater 12:15 pm. & 6:15 pm. each day at Amish Door Village. "The Fittser Sisters chase after the man of their dreams in this high flying musical comedy". Perfect for groups! Tickets are on sale at $40. Click here to order.

Breitenbach Dandelion Festival - will take place on Friday, May 1 from noon - 7 and Saturday, May 2 from 9-8. This festival provides fun and many activities for the entire family to enjoy. Dandelion wine sampling, cellar tours, and live entertainment are scheduled for both days. On May 2 at noon, children will enjoy the dandelion picking contest and making their own dandelion jelly. Children should gather in the picnic shelter on top of the hill. Dandelion sausage, dandelion bread, dandelion gravy, dandelion lasagna, dandelion ice cream, and dandelion sangria will be available both Friday and Saturday. Arts and craft vendors dot the hillside. Past vendors have included fine art, blown glass, handmade jewelry, lawn ornaments and much more! The festival will be taking place at the New Roadhouse Amphitheater located just 100 yards east of the winery on Old Rt. 39. Click here for more information. 

9th Annual Dutch Harness & Friesian Horse Sale - Taking place at the Mt. Hope Auction Barn Friday & Saturday. For more information click here. or call Steve Mullet at 330-674-6188.

Miller's Dry Goods Anniversary Sale - Don't miss the last two days of Miller's Dry Good's Anniversary sale! Receive 30% Off storewide (excludes quilts and handmade items). Free gift with $5 purchase, register for daily prizes and $50 gift card giveaways, and a grand prize of a $500 gift card. For more information contact Miller's Dry Goods at 330-893-9899.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May Daze at Lehman's - Visit Lehman's on Saturday, May 2, for the annual May Daze event, and help them usher in the changing seasons. Product demos, food samples, live music, and children's activities make this a fun for all ages open house. They will be celebrating their 60th year in business with ice cream and cake. Plus join them for a ribbon cutting ceremony as they open Lehman's brand new outdoor garden.

The Millersburg, Ohio Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast still has accommodations available for Friday and Saturday. Call 330-674-7600 for reservations.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Schlabach
April 28, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Amish Country Ohio Bed and Breakfast Gluten-Free Bread

Here at the Ohio Amish Country Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, we frequently cook for a variety of dietary restrictions and allergies. One of the most common requests is for gluten-free dishes. Using the flour and recipe from Dolch Bakery, we serve a moist and delicious gluten-free bread to all of our guests who request it.

Find here the recipe, which is also printed on the back of the package

Dolch Bakery Pour and Bake Bread

1 2/3 cups warm milk
1 whole egg, plus enough egg whites to make 3/4 cup of eggs total
1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
1 Tbsp Honey
3/4 tsp sea salt (we use a little bit more)
1 packet of yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
1 tsp cider vinegar
4 cups sifted gluten-free flour

Place flour in large bowl or heavy-duty tabletop mixer. Add yeast to warm milk in separate bowl, let foam for 5 minutes. Add eggs, melted butter or oil, vinegar, honey, salt and yeast mixture to flour. Mix with regular beaters (not dough hook) at medium speed for 3 minutes, scraping sides of bowl with spatula as necessary. Place dough in greased 9 x 5 inch nonstick bread pan. Smooth top of dough with wet spatula. Cover with oiled aluminum foil or plastic wrap and let rise in warm place until dough is level with top of pan (approximately 25-35 minutes). Remove cover and bake at 375 degrees for 60-65 minutes. Cover with foil after 10 minutes to prevent over-browning. To test whether the bread is done, tap the top with your fingernail. A crisp, hard sound indicated a properly baked loaf. Turn loaf out on to wire rack and cool thoroughly before slicing.

We, here at The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast sell Dolch flour.

Gluten-free Bread
 For more information, recipes, and to order the gluten-free flour directly from the bakery, visit dolchhealthfoods.com.

Holmes County Ohio
When visiting Ohio's Amish Country in Holmes County, Ohio, consider a stay at the Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast located in the largest Amish population in the world.  Here natural beauty of the culture have created a destination where the notion of doing things, creating things, feeling real life with hands - and hearts - is very much alive.  Come and experience the authentic.

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
April 17, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ohio Amish Country Businesses Open on Good Friday 2015

Although many of the Amish and Mennonite businesses in Ohio's Amish Country will be closed on Good Friday, expect most of the shops along the Main street in Berlin and Millersburg, Ohio to be open, but may close at earlier hours then usual. Find a list below of businesses and restaurants that will be open on Friday, April 3, 2015 along with hours.

Camelot room is available for Friday. Farmhouse for Friday & Saturday.

Businesses Open on Good Friday;

Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center (Behalt) - Hours: 9 am. - 3 pm.
Coblentz Chocolate Co. - Hours: 9 am. - 5 pm.
David Warther Carvings & Gift Shop - Hours: 9 am. - 5 pm.
Guggisberg Cheese Inc. - Hours: 8 am. - 5 pm. 
Heini's Cheese - Hours: 8 am. - 6 pm. 
Holmes County Flea Market - Hours: 9 am. - 5 pm.
Lehman's Hardware - Hours: 9 am. - 6 pm.
Sol's - Hours: 9 am. - 5 pm.
Troyer's Country Market - Hours: 9 am. - 5 pm. 
Walnut Creek Cheese - Hours: 8 am. - 4 pm. 
Wendell August Forge - Hours: 9 am. - 6 pm. 


Bags Sports Pub - Hours: 11 am. - 10 pm.
Chalet in the Valley - Hours: 11 am. - 8 pm.
Der Dutchman Restaurant - Hours: 7 am. - 11 am. (Breakfast only)
Farmstead Restaurant - Hours: 7 am. - 8 pm.
Hotel Millersburg - Hours: 11 am. - 10 pm.
Jitters Coffee House - Hours: 7 am. - 10 pm.
Rebecca's Bistro - Hours: 8 am. - 3 pm. 
Tarragon Restaurant (Finer Dining) - Hours: Breakfast: 8 am. - 11 am. Lunch: 12 pm. - 3 pm. Dinner: 5 pm. - 9 pm. (Reservations required) 

The Millersburg, Ohio,  Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast still has availability for the weekend: Friday-Sunday, April 3-5, 2015. Enjoy a full country breakfast served each morning. Click here to make a reservation or call (330)-674-7600.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Schlabach
April 2, 2015