Chasing the Amish
Across Ohio & Indiana
5 Days | Spring | Summer | Fall
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Explore the simple life on a laid-back tour filled with great food, shopping, crafts and humor. This tour includes two different evenings of Amish Comedy; one at the Ohio Star Theater one at the Blue Gate Theater. Both are insightful into Amish culture and life.
Scene from Blue Gate Theater
We are happy to accommodate Groups who want to add a night or two, or further customize their trip.
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Day 1 – Sugarcreek, OH – Amish Country Dinner
Today, you travel to Sugarcreek, Ohio, the heart of the world’s largest Amish community. Here you will stay the next two nights at a local area hotel. Dinner tonight will be included at one of the area’s Amish Country Cooking Restaurants located close your hotel. (D)
Day 2 – Amish Artisans Tour – Church Luncheon – Dinner in Amish Home – Ohio Star Theater
This morning, you meet your local guide for a full day of Amish Touring. Start with a visit to the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center. Discover the history of the Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites on Behalt – one of four cycloramas in North America. Behalt is a 10 foot by 265 foot circular mural. The painted oil-on-canvas cyclorama uses unique artistic techniques of line and color to illustrate multiple stories within a vast time-line. The name Behalt, means “to keep, hold, remember.”
Next, you travel into the Amish Countryside where you will visit local Amish Artisans. You will make several stops and see merchandise ranging from: candle and candy makers, baskets, leather goods, brooms, and furniture.
Then you enjoy an Amish Style Church Lunch in Mt. Hope. There will also be the chance to watch the Amish make the fine quality wood crafts they are known for.
Next, stop at Walnut Creek Cheese and shop for a great selection of bulk foods smoked meats, cheese, jams and jellies, bakery items and much more. Walnut Creek Cheese also makes some of the best homemade ice cream in the county and even features season flavors. End the day by taking a ride in an authentic Amish Buggy and experience how the Amish get around the countryside.
Tonight, you will enjoy dinner in an Amish Family Home. Enjoy a delicious family style feast and fellowship with your Amish Hosts. Enjoy all you can eat fresh meats, sides, homemade bread with Amish peanut butter whip and mouthwatering whoopie pies.
Following dinner, you enjoy a show at the NEW Ohio Star Theater. The theater features Amish Musicals and nationally known gospel musical performers. From unforgettable characters to old-fashioned simplicity and non-stop laughter, this is the place to let your heart sing and your spirit soar. (B,L,D)
Scene from Ohio Star Theater
Day 3 – Shipshewana – Amish Acres
Today, you travel to Shipshewana, IN. Upon arrival at Amish Acres enjoy a fun hands-on group activity in the Amish Acres bakery kitchen. Learn how to make a Shoofly Pie in the kitchen with Frieda the Amish baker… take home your tasty creation. Check into the Inn for a two night stay and enjoy a welcome reception.
Before dinner this evening discover the fruits of the Lake Michigan shore Round Barn Winery in the Barn loft wine tasting room. Enjoy the famous family style Threshers Dinner in the century old barn restaurant. From hearth baked bread, to platters of steaming country chicken, cider baked ham, and beef; the menu brings “Oohs and Aah’s” from the hungry “Threshers” of all ages. (B,D)
Day 4 – Real Housewives of Indiana Tour – Blue Gate Theatre
This morning after breakfast meet your guide and begin your “Real Housewives of Amish Country” full day tour. Forget reality TV! Instead meet the real housewives and learn how these ladies do household chores without electrical appliances and run their businesses without modern technology. Enjoy a cinnamon roll demo with Elaine or Mary Lou. Visit Carolyn’s home for a haystack lunch and peanut butter crumb pie making demo. Chat with a basket weaver about her thriving business. Meet an Amish school teacher and find out how she manages her classes in a one room school. Everyone will get an after school treat to take home — a whoopee pie!!
This evening enjoy dinner and a show at the Blue Gate Theatre. Family-friendly entertainment and family-style dining come together for an exceptional night of fun. Laugh, cry and sing along with the Blue Gate’s line-up of outstanding entertainment including Broadway Style Plays, musicals, Country, Comedy, and more! (B,D)
Scene from Blue Gate Theater Show
Day 5 – Amish Countryside Tour – Depart for Home
This morning travel the scenic back roads passing horse drawn buggies, tidy farm homes and white washed barns. Learn about the fascinating lifestyle of the Amish as your knowledgeable guide tells all about the area and the history, traditions, and customs of the Amish. You will stop at a variety of welcoming country stores and quaint shops as you load your brown bag with goodies.
Depart for home. (B)
Penn Dutch Add-On
If you’ve got the time we can add a couple of days with The Pennsylvania Amish in Lancaster to begin this tour. Let us know if you have interest.