Ohio Amish Country is a Junker’s DreamMay 2023
If you’re a treasure seeker, Ohio’s Amish Country is a trove of hidden finds, historical delights, and a junker's dream. Scattered across the Amish Scenic Byway, visitors looking for that unique item will stumble across off-the-road antique shops and garage sales with treasures waiting to be found.
Every year in the small towns of Amish Country community garage sales pop up where creative organizers plan the routes and list addresses for garage sale lovers to come and search for whatever their heart desires. While we are nearing the end of the season for 2023, you can mark these for 2024 to attend. Sugarcreek garage sales are usually held in early May and Berlin holds their garage sales in late April typically the same weekend as their Barnstorming event. We often tell visitors to not be alarmed, as even if you miss these Holmes County has a variety of individual and community wide garage sales throughout the summer and fall months.
If you are not the garage sale type but love old things, back road trippers will be amazed at the places they will find. Check out the best antique stores in Ohio’s Amish Country. Carlisle Antiques and More: Up on top of a hill overlooking the beautiful Mudd Valley, you will find aisles and aisles of antique finds. Plan to spend some time walking through each area; there are more things than you can imagine.
Berlin Village Antique Mall: In the heart of Berlin, right in the middle of town, you will find this beacon of history calling you in to seek out specialty items. Claiming to be the largest collection in town, you’ll want to snag a parking spot early. After you have shopped the antiques and extensive selection of glassware, you might be feeling hungry; check out Plain and Simple, where you can grab a burger. Berlin Antique Mall: Looking for a place to spend the afternoon? Berlin Antique Mall, located in Schrock's Heritage Village, is the place to put on your vintage stops bucket list. With ample parking, find hundreds of the best finds around!
Tip: Schrock's Heritage Village is a one-stop shop in Ohio’s Amish Country. Once you park your car, you can shop the complex finding things from fabric, puppies, and gifts! Ohio’s largest Christmas store Tis the Season is filled with all things Christmas and should not be missed. You can even find one of Amish Country’s best farm-to-table restaurants, Olde World Bakery and Cafe, locally sourcing food in season.
Historic Millersburg is one of the hubs of the Amish Community, and lining Main Street are shops galore. Find a spot to park in one of the plentiful public parking areas and walk to the vintage shops in town. Jackson Street Antiques: Find a large selection of kitschy finds, from vinyl albums to the rare pieces you want to fill your curio cabinet. Starlight Antiques and Gifts: Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Millersburg, Ohio, you will find a small family-owned Antique and Gift Shop established in 1987 by owners Phil and Caren Starr. Shoppers can walk through aisles of primitive furniture, collectibles, unique and local household items, garden accessories, and furniture in the rough grab something to take home from this Millersburg staple.