Best of Ohio’s Amish Country Savor the Flavor of Fall

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Best of Ohio’s Amish Country brings you the flavor of fall on their annual Savor the Flavor of Fall Tour, October 28 and 29, 2022.  “Celebrate Ohio’s storied fall harvest season with a trip through Ohio Amish Country to enjoy the changing leaves and the delicious fall-themed treats of different flavors at each stop.”

Last year, I had the opportunity to take this special self-driving tour. Below, I will share some of the highlights, as well as a few of my My Ohio Fun road trip notes for those who are planning on taking the 2022 tour.

PLAN YOUR TRIP

This is a self-guided food tour that includes seven (7) stops, starting at Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market in Sugarcreek. Participants will begin their tour and register at Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 pm (Noon) on either Friday or Saturday of the tour. This is where you will pick up your pass for all the stops and your first fall treat.  You must present your pass at every stop to receive your special “Savor the Flavor of Fall” treat. (Don’t lose it.)

 Presale tickets are $25 each and can be purchased through Event Brite. All proceeds from the Savor The Flavor Tour will be donated to 58:12 Rescue, an organization that provides rescue, shelter, and restoration to female victims of abuse. 

Tickets must be purchased before the tour.  (Deadline October 16, 2022.) No tickets are sold during the tour.  Tickets are good for BOTH days. You may attend Friday or Saturday, or both!

Best of Ohio's Amish Country

Tour dates: October 28-29, 2022. (9am-5pm)
To purchase tickets click here.

2022 Savor the Flavor of Fall Tour Stops

THE TRAIL 

Each of the 7 stops you will be visiting are part of a group called the Best of Ohio’s Amish Country.  During the tour you will be invited to learn about the history of the Amish and Mennonite Heritage, enjoy unique shopping opportunities and experience Amish cooking.  A great representation of Ohio’s Amish Country.

Stop #1 on the Savor the Flavor of Fall is Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market. After registering and picking up your tour pass, you can visit the balance of the stops in any order. A handout and map will be provided when you register and begin the tour at the Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market.

Below,  I have shared the order in which I took the tour.  The order in which I mapped them allowed plenty of time for shopping and enjoying a dinner at the last stop before heading home from my days adventure.

I arrived at my first destination around 9am, there I checked-in and received my pass.


 

Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market

STOP #1

WALNUT CREEK AMISH FLEA MARKET
1900 State Route 39, Sugarcreek, OH 44681
(330) 852-0181 | walnutcreekamishfleamarket.com

March 14-December 14 | Open Thurs – Sat: 9am – 5pm

Hello!  Over 50,000 square feet of indoor shopping is what you will find at the market.  Household items, home decor, garden items, vintage pieces, woodworking, clothing, food items, children toys, pet supplies, jewelry, and so much more.  The market is easily accessible and the selection of items is vast. Just when you think your done, you find another section to browse.

If you are in need of additional coffee or hungry you will find Grandma Schrock’s Kitchen inside the market offering a nice menu selection and plenty of seating.

Walnut Creek Flea Market

My Ohio Fun Road Trip Notes:

There is  food court on the premises.
Free parking for all ticket holders.
Public bathrooms available.
Handicapped accessible.

Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market


Coblentz Chocolate Company

STOP #2

COBLENTZ CHOCOLATE COMPANY
4917 Walnut St., Walnut Creek, OH 44687
330-893-2995 | coblentzchocolates.com

Hours: Mon – Sat: 9am – 5pm | Sun: Closed

Chocolate lovers rejoice! This family-owned chocolate shop has been creating their chocolate creations for over 30 years. Coblentz is always a favorite Ohio Amish Country stop.  Meltaways, clusters, caramels, cream-filled chocolates, truffles, milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, the variety is endless. They also make everyone’s favorite buckeyes.

For those who are looking for something a little less sweet, you will also find specialty popcorns and sugar-free candies.

Don’t forget about those chocolate lovers on your holiday shopping list.  I like to give their deluxe assortment boxes.  You can even create your own box. Online shopping is alos available.

Coblentz Chocolate

My Ohio Fun Road Trip Notes:

Public bathrooms available.
Make sure you check out the Amish Road Apple chocolates. Not only are they delicious, the bags make a fun gift.
The chocolate covered pretzels and their sea salt caramels, always top my purchase list.

Coblentz Chocolate Company


Behalt - Amish Mennonite Heritage Museum

STOP #3

AMISH & MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTER
5798 County Road 77, Millersburg, OH 44654
330-893-3192 | behalt.com

Hours
March-November: Mon – Sat: 9am – 5pm
December – February: Mon-Sat: 9am-4:30pm

If this is your first time visiting the Heritage Center, you are not going to want to skip the  30-minute tour of the history of the Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites on the Behalt cyclorama.  I knew a little bit about the heritage of the religion, but after the tour I have a whole new appreciation for the area and the beliefs of the Amish. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and are not afraid to answer all your questions pertaining to the Amish and Mennonite culture.

“The cyclorama begins and ends with a prominent illustration of Jesus Christ, displayed in dazzling warmth. A local Amish guide begins the tour by describing “Behalt,” the remarkable 10 foot high by 265 foot-long mural that illustrates the history of the Anabaptist religion.”

Behalt - Amish Mennonite Heritage Center

My Ohio Fun Road Trip Notes:

Public bathrooms available.
Handicapped accessible.
Allow time to take the tour and view the historical displays in the museum area. There is also a gift shop located in the museum
The name Behalt, means “to keep, hold, remember.”

Amish Mennonite Heritage Center


 

STOP #4

HEINI’S CHEESE CHALET
6005 County Road 77, Millersburg, OH
330-893-2131 | heinis.com
Hours:
Mon – Sat: 7am – 8pm | Sun: Closed

“The Dauwalder family immigrated from Switzerland and purchased the Bunker Hill Cheese Co-op in 1935 and it became the Bunker Hill Cheese Company. We’ve been making handcrafted small batch cheese on site ever since.”

Did someone say cheese? You are going to be amazed at the variety of cheeses that are sold at Heini’s Cheese Chalet. Classic cheeses, a large variety of cheddar cheeses including curds, swiss cheese, hot cheese, specialty cheeses, cheese spreads, and more. Your charcuterie board is going to love you.  Heini’s also makes cheese fudge. Wait until you try it.

In addition to their numerous cheese selections, you will also find a nice variety of jams, smoked meats, crackers, snacks, chocolates, bulk candies and gift items.  When shopping, remember the holidays are just around the corner.

Heini's Cheese Chalet

My Ohio Fun Road Trip Notes:

Public bathrooms available.
Handicapped accessible.
If you want to watch them make cheese, make plans to visit the Chalet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am to Noon.

Heini's Cheese Chalet

 


Homestead Furniture

STOP #5

HOMESTEAD FURNITURE
8233 State Route 241, Millersburg, OH
866-674-4902 330-674-4902
homesteadfurnitureonline.com

Hours
Mon – Sat: 8:30am – 5pm | Sun: Closed

The first thing you will learn about Homestead Furniture is that all their furniture is manufactured in their Ohio factory by Amish craftsman.  Throughout the showroom you will find both stylish and trendy designs. From dining tables to hutches, to office furniture, Homestead furniture offers a beautiful selection of refined furnishings.  Take time and check out the outdoor furniture section, so many beautiful pieces.   They can also customize any piece.  A great place to find your next heirloom piece of furniture.

 

Homestead Furniture

My Ohio Fun Road Trip Notes:

Public bathrooms available.
Handicapped accessible.
Catalogs available for free.

 


Lehman's
Photo credit: Lehman’s.

STOP #6

LEHMAN’S 
4779 Kidron Rd., Kidron, OH 44636
1.800.438.5346 |lehmans.com
Hours: 9am – 6pm

One of my favorite stops on the tour.  There is no store in Ohio quite like Lehman’s Hardware.  If you’re looking for a special widget, well they probably have one. The store has a kitchen department, pantry area, garden and bird section, hardware section, home decor area, oil lamps, candles, apparel, personal care items, a laundry section with drying racks, a BBQ section which also has camping cookware, toys, puzzles and books, a home heating area and appliances, including retro red appliances!   No worries if you forget to purchase something, Lehman’s has a catalog that you can purchase so you can browse at your leisure. Online shopping is also available.

While there, make sure your check out the old-time soda pop section.  Nothing like a cold Grape Nehi or Frosty Rootbeer for the road.

Lehman's

My Ohio Fun Road Trip Notes:

Public bathrooms available.

 

 

 


Amish Door Restaurant

STOP #7

AMISH DOOR VILLAGE
1210 Winesburg St., Wilmot, Ohio 44689
330-359-5464 | amishdoor.com

Restaurant Hours: Mon – Sat: 7am – 8pm | Sun: Closed

It just wouldn’t be a visit to Amish Country without sampling Amish favorites like broasted chicken, slow-cooked roast beef,  Amish-style meatloaf, real mashed potatoes and gravy, roast turkey and for those who can not decide what to pick, there is always the Amish Door Grand Buffet and salad bar.  And let’s not forget the pie!

To view their current menu click here.

No room for dessert after your meal? No worries, take a minute and visit the on-site bakery, filled with their famous pies including Brown Bag Apple Pies, whoopie pies, donuts, select bakery items, a homemade fudge station and more. Call ahead if you have a special request.

Also located on the property is the Amish Door Market.  The market has a bulk food section, a gift shop and a deli section.

If you are looking for a place to stay overnight in Amish country, right next door to the restaurant is the Amish Door Inn. Beautiful views of the countryside and just minutes from many of Ohio’s favorite shopping spots.

Amish Door Restaurant and Bakery

My Ohio Fun Road Trip Notes:

Public bathrooms available.
Handicapped accessible.
Make sure you take time to visit the on-site bakery.


If you want to follow my route, you should plan on arriving at the first stop (Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market) around 9am.

Breakdown of my travel itinerary.

9:00 AM Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market
10:45 AM Coblentz Chocolate Company
11:45 AM Amish Mennonite Heritage Center
Lunch. (There are plenty of areas around Berlin to stop and enjoy lunch. On my tour day,I opted fo stop at Plain & Simple Dinner (4774 US-62, Berlin, OH) for a quick meal. 
2:00 pm Heini’s Cheese Chalet
3:30 pm Homestead Furniture
4:30 pm Lehman’s
6:30 pm Amish Door Village (The restaurant closes at 8pm.)


Road Trip Notes

My Ohio Fun Savor the Flavor of Fall road trip notes:

  • Make sure you take a cooler!  It’s a great place to store your fall treats and you have it available to store any perishable items you may purchase while in Ohio’s Amish Country. It’s also a great place to store a few water bottles for the days travel.
  • Many of the stops on the Savor the Flavor of Fall tour are offering a special one day shopping coupon.
    > Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market – Free parking for all participants
    >Coblentz Chocolate Company – each participant will receive one free Jason & Mary’s oversized treat with a purchase of $25 or more
    > Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center – 10% discount
    > Heini’s Cheese Chalet – 10% coupon
    > Homestead Furniture – 15% off accessories
    > Lehman’s – $5 coupon to use the day of the tour AND a 15% coupon to use in November
    > Amish Door Restaurant – 15% off your restaurant check.
  • There were seven (7) stops on the tour. The tour takes place during each stops regular business hours.
  • Make sure you gas up before heading into Amish Country. You will not find gas stations on the backroads.
  • Bring your camera. Fall is a great time to take pictures.

Pictured: Items received on the 2021 Savor the Flavor of Fall tour.  

2022 SAVOR THE FLAVOR OF FALL TOUR TREATS
  • Apple Fry Pie – Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market
  • Milk Chocolate Pumpkin Spiced Caramels – Coblentz Chocolate Company
  • Apple or Pumpkin Butter – Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center
  • Candy Corn Fudge – Heini’s Cheese Chalet
  • Pumpkin Bar – Homestead Furniture
  • S’mores Whoopie Pie – Lehman’s
  • Frosted Pumpkin Cookie – Amish Door Restaurant

Disclosure: I received compensation for this article from Best of Ohio Amish Country. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.


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Diane Rock is the owner and editor of MyOhioFun.com, NorthernOhioTourism.com and the Tea Cup Rescue Society. She is an avid baker, gardener, Little Free Library owner, who loves to read and travel.  She spends most of her days sharing her love of things to do in Ohio, as well as creating destinations and itineraries for group tours and individual travelers.

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