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Antiquers and thrifters know that much of the fun is in the search as well as the discovery. Begin the day with an item in mind. Come away with the memories made on your venture and the collected recollections represented by your unique finds. Every shelf holds some whimsy and adventure. A book with a century-old inscription. A soldier’s canteen. A tattered, hand-caned chair. Whether you love to find those historic antiques, browse the vintage items, or upcycle something into a whole new use, we’ve got goodies galore in Amish Country. You just have to begin the search to find the treasure.
If you love thrifting with a mission, stop in Sugarcreek at Harvest Thrift Store. This non-profit store shelves antiques, crafts, books, furniture, toys, and housewares. What about fresh duds for your wardrobe? You’ll find shoes, purses, and quality clothing as well. Proceeds from sales go to support local and international youth programs. They also have a sister store in Wilmot.
Carlisle Antiques offers a great selection of quality antiques, primitives, farm house items, coins, and collectibles. After opening in 2018, they have already become a vintage-hunter’s destination. They are located between Berlin and Walnut Creek, so just look for the big buffalo at the driveway entrance.
Don’t worry about coming away empty-handed from your shopping day. Berlin Village Antique Mall is located in the heart of Amish Country in Berlin and has two floors of primitives, tools, coins, glassware, collectibles, and much more! If you find your dream item but don’t have the budget that day, they offer 30-day layaway.
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Fan of antiques? Millersburg holds their annual Antique Festival on the second weekend of October. The festival features antique markets, craft vendors, food, entertainment, and demonstrations right in downtown. This is often near the peak of our fall leaf color, making it an excellent time for an Amish Country overnighter.
Many of our area thrift shops serve a purpose. Trading Post Thrift Store is a nonprofit thrift store specializing in clothes, furniture, books, tools, and antiques. You can find great bargains and unique items. All profits collected in the store are used to support Ohio Boys Camp, a local organization designed to help troubled boys and families.
Save & Serve thrift store is another opportunity to find bargain buys with a mission. This non-profit thrift store’s sales benefit the Mennonite Central Committee, which has missions locally and globally. Find great bargains in clothing, toys, housewares, furniture, books, and much more. Ask their volunteer staff about any silent auction items or special buys.
Historic Downtown Millersburg has character to spare and several antique shops. The Victorian-era downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic places and offers an afternoon of walkable shopping, with dining opportunities as well. Several shops feature vintage merchandise, antiques, and handmade crafts from local artisans. There’s so much to explore!
Have you heard of Millersburg Glass? The company existed in Millersburg from 1909-11 and manufactured carnival glass much like Fenton. In fact, it was opened by a Fenton brother. These glass pieces are still valuable among collectors. Try to spot some for sale on your antiquing trip.
Nestled in the hills of Walnut Creek, The Wallhouse Hotel is an upscale, modern-style hotel with a crisp, refreshing decor. Amenities include, complimentary breakfast buffet, indoor heated salt water pool, whirlpool, fitness center, and meeting space. They are now a part of the Choice Hotels Ascend Collection.
Zinck’s Inn offers a relaxing, casual inn with fantastic views from their Gathering Room during complimentary hot breakfast or complimentary evening snacks. Located on the east edge of Berlin, Zinck’s will keep you close to the action of the village and the peace of the country.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Millersburg is located conveniently near Historic Downtown Millersburg and can accommodate your furry companions. Enjoy amenities such as indoor heated pool, state of the art fitness center and more. They offer a free breakfast buffet as well as complimentary WiFi.