The 2020 Wayne County Cupcake Tour – New Dates

Martha Starkey, CTP, Executive Director of the Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes 2019 trail guests to Smucker’s in Orrville, Ohio.

2020 Cupcake  Tour Information

Dates: September 25-26, 2020

“7 Stores. 7 Cupcakes. 7 Exclusive Coupons. 1 Sweet Cupcake Tour. Start your day at P.Grahm Dunn and celebrate spring with a sweet tour through seven much-loved retail establishments in beautiful Wayne County, Ohio: P. Graham Dunn, Eastwood Furniture, Journey in Time, Lehman’s, The Pine Cone Gift Shop, Shisler’s Cheese House, and The J.M. Smucker Company Store and Café. Receive a gourmet cupcake plus exclusive coupon savings at each store.”

Ticket Includes:

  • Seven gourmet cupcakes from local Wayne County bakeries. These decadent cupcakes will be individually packaged for your convenience, so you can enjoy them on your tour or savor them later at home.
  • Exclusive Cupcake Tour Coupons for special savings at each of the participating retailers
  • A Cupcake Tour Lanyard (available at your first stop) that will serve as your “admission ticket” as you visit each retailer
  • A scrumptious day of springtime shopping in Amish Country with a sweet cupcake bonus

This is a self-guided food tour starting at P. Graham Dunn and taking place during the regular business hours of each retailer. You must have a ticket to receive a cupcake at each location.

Tickets must be purchased before the tour. No tickets sold during the tour.The first stop this year is P. Graham Dunn. This is where you will pick up your lanyard and ticket for the other stops.

Tickets are good for BOTH days. You may attend Friday or Saturday, or both!
To purchase tickets click here.


2020 Cupcake Tour Stops


The P. Graham Dunn Factory Store

630 Henry St., Dalton, OH 44618 | website
Hours: 9am – 5pm

You know those cute signs with those great inspirational sayings on them that you find online and in stores?  They were probably made at the P. Graham Dunn Factory Store.  This stop is always a favorite.  Besides your cupcake, you will find wall and tabletop décor, small gifts, personalized gifts, cutting boards, mugs, and more.  If you want to create your own sign, with your own words, you can do that too!   Elevators are available to get to the second floor. (above photo courtesy of P. Graham Dunn Factory Store.)

Lehman’s
4779 Kidron Rd., Kidron, OH 44636
1.800.438.5346 |website
Hours: 9am – 6pm

One of my favorite stops on the tour.  There is no store in Ohio quite like Lehman’s Hardware, family owned and operated since 1955.  If you’re looking for a special widget, well they probably have one.  From garden tools to oil lamps, to toys, snacks and sweets, to Amish made products, you are going to want to make sure you allow enough time to shop.  If you find you can not behave, you can lock yourself in jail.

Make sure your check out the old-time soda pop section.  Nothing like a cold Grape Nehi or Frosty Rootbeer!

 

Lunch suggestion. (Not on trail) 

Pine Tree Barn
4374 Shreve Rd. Wooster, OH
website

Although not on the cupcake tour,  if you want to include a lunch in  your travels, the Pine Tree Barn is always a treat.  One of my favorite selections includes their quiche of the day,  and spinach salad which includes their hot bacon dressing.  You are going to want to make sure you purchase one of their famous lemon muffins to take home.

The Pine Tree Barn is not just a place to stop  and enjoy lunch.  A gift shop, which includes Christmas ornaments, and a home furnishing section can also be found in the restored Dutch bank barn.  Reservations are always suggested.

 


The Pine Cone Gift Shop

2877 Kidron Road, Orrville OH
330-857-4443 | Hours: 9am – 5pm

Here you will find unique gift items.  From gift cards to candles, this little shop offers a nice selection of  home decorations, floral arrangements and gifts.  Make sure you check out the lawn ornaments outside.




Shisler’s Cheese House

55 Kidron Rd., Orrville, OH 44667
330-682-2105 | Hours: 8am-6pm

Just around the corner, (a 2 minute drive), is the Shisler’s Cheese House.  This is where that cooler is going to come in real handy.  Shisler’s was established in 1958, to offer locals and travelers on the Lincoln Highway a place to purchase local cheese, meats, and other products.  Today you will find cheese, meats, chocolate, gourmet foods, gift boxes, pickles and more.  I can never leave the cheese house without a pound of their Swiss Cheese.  My suggestion is that you purchase one of their sample packs of cheese for later, to enjoy during your travels or if you stop at a local winery.

 


The J.M. Smucker Company Store and Café

333 Wadsworth Rd., Orrville, OH 44667 |website
330-684-1500 | Hours: pam-5:30pm

The J.M. Smucker Company has been making those delicious jars of goodness for over 120 years.  The store includes all their famous jellies, jams, as well as gift baskets, kitchen accessories, and pet products.  Allow at least a 1/2 hour for shopping.

Journey in Time
1314 Wadsworth Rd., Orrville, Ohio 44667
330-857-2009 | Hours: 9am-5pm

What isn’t to love about this stop.  Such wonderful antiques, primitives, and farmhouse items to choose from.  Don’t let the exterior fool you.  The store is much bigger that you think.  The merchandise is also changing daily, so if you find something you like, you better grab it.


 





Eastwood Furniture
4722 Kidron Rd., Kidron, OH 44636

Family owned and operated, the Eastwood Furniture store has been partnering with Amish Craftsman to furnish high quality made in Ohio furniture.  They will also custom make your furniture.  The day we visited they offered a special savings coupon for anyone who wanted to make a purchase.


Looking for something to do after your day of cupcake collecting? Here are a few options.  Before finalizing plans, please check with each establishment to check their COVID-19 updates.

The Barn Restaurant
877 W Main Street, Smithville, OH  44677 | website

For dinner, we headed to the Barn Restaurant in Smithville.  Here our group enjoyed a buffet in the remodeled old barn.  The salad bar offers quite a selection, and the main buffet included roast beef, ham, meatloaf, chicken, mashed potatoes, noodles, pizza, mac & cheese, vegetables, soft serve ice cream, cakes, and desserts.

 

Bent Ladder
13550 Mt. Eaton Rd N, Doylestown, OH | website

Bent Ladder not only offers a tasting room with a view, they offer eight different handcrafted hard ciders that you can enjoy and sample. Bent Ladder is located next to Rittman Orchards & Farm Market, where throughout the year you can purchase fresh fruit or pick-your-own.   They are open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 11am-5pm.


 

 

 

Here are a few Wayne County Cupcake Tour #MyOhioFun road trip notes:

  • Before the tour purchase a cupcake holders at the Dollar Store.  Every cupcake that you receive on the tour will come in it’s own container, so you really do not need a cupcake holder.  It just makes for a great place to store your confectionery treasures when you got home.
  • Make sure you take a cooler!  Some of the cupcakes have chocolate, and no one likes melted frosting.
  • The stops on the cupcake tour are offering special one day shopping coupon.
  • We completed the tour in a day, leaving northern Summit County, Ohio at 8 a.m, and arriving back 8:30 p.m..
  • There were seven (7) stops on the cupcake tour.
  • If you need tour information, reach out to the Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau.  They can send you a FREE visitor guide, assist with accommodations and additional shopping and dining locations.

Wayne County Wines, Beer & Spirits Trail:

If you enjoy wine, beer or other spirits, the Wayne County CVB has put together a Wine, Beer, & Spirits Trail. Trail stops include; Silver Run Vineyard & Winery and Bent Ladder Cider & Wine in Doylestown. JAFB, Minglewood Distilling Company, Lincoln Way Vineyards and Troutman Vineyards & Winery all in Wooster.  For more information click here.

 


Article and photos: Diane Rock
Rocky Hill | MyOhioFun.com

Editor’s note:  Part of this story ran in 2019.  The story has been updated for the 2020 Wayne County Cupcake Tour. Any use of the above article or images without prior permission, will be in violation of copyright laws.