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The Return of Pumpkin Flavored Everything

The Return of Pumpkin Flavored Everything


Fall is my favorite season of the year. With it comes fuzzy sweaters, pumpkin cookies, crisp cool nights, the changing of leaves, and we must not forgot pumpkin spice lattes! It seems as though we indulge in vast amounts of pumpkin flavored everything during the months of October and November. I happen to think apples get the short end of the stick when we think of fall. So let me give a shout-out to fresh pressed apple cider, apple fritters, apple dumplings with vanilla ice-cream, and good ol’ apple pie. Oh, yeah!

I love to see the leaves change color but on the other hand I hate what is lurking behind the autumn brilliance. Winter. I am shivering at the mere thought. I’m not so sure if I’m entirely ready to say goodbye to warm summer nights and hello to evenings under my heating blanket. Wait. Yeah, I know I am 100 percent not ready to say goodbye. The struggle of functioning without the need of my heat filled blanket is a battle I don’t usually win. It becomes attached to me like an extra arm. I suppose the pumpkin spice latte will help warm my bones. Oh, and a piece of pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream. That should do the trick.

Are you planning a trip to Amish Country, this fall? Out of the top ten places to see autumn leaves, Holmes County ranked number three! Ohio is the place to view stunningly beautiful fall foliage. If you are heading this way to take in the scenery, there are lots of fun events coming up. Here is a sampling in case you decide to “fall” into Amish Country.


*Ohio Swiss Festival* (September 25 – 27) located in the Village of Sugarcreek.

When this post goes live this festival will be over and I will have eaten my share of fried foods but I still wanted to include it so you can put it on next year’s itinerary. Yummy food stands (yay for apple fritters) line the streets and there is so much to take in. A cheese eating contest, parades, the Steintossen (can you throw a REALLY big rock?) and there will be plenty of yodeling going on. Polka bands too so you can get your dance on.

*Apple Butter Stirring at Yoder’s Amish Home*(Oct. 4, 11 and 18) 6050 SR 515, Millersburg

Apple butter…need I say more? On October 25th which is the end of their season, they will be making pumpkin butter. Yum!

*Charm Days* (Oct. 10 – 11) located in the Village of Charm.

Food and entertainment plus a Wooly Worm Derby! What could be better than that? An auction is slated for the 11th with proceeds benefiting the Charm Community Share ‘N Care Fund.

*Fall Festival at The Farm at Walnut Creek* (Oct. 11th and 13th) 4147 CR 114, Sugarcreek

Fun for the whole family: food, fall decorations, pumpkin slingshot, scavenger hunt, corn box, horse drawn wagon rides….lots of activities planned!

Are there any festivals in your area that you plan on attending? More importantly, are you ready for the return of pumpkin flavored everything?

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Michelle Dawn (17 Posts)

Michelle Dawn is a coffee-addicted, donut-loving gal who enjoys all things Amish. When she is not immersing herself in the latest Amish fiction read, you can find her and her awesome hubby with their equally wonderful kiddos eating their way through Ohio’s Amish country. She started Destination Amish with two goals in mind: to share her love of Amish country and spread the word about Amish fiction. Destination Amish has become a popular place for many authors to visit and is known for really fabulous giveaways. Working with the motto Destination Amish…a place where books come to life…Michelle brings the pages of your favorite books to life through pictures and ramblings about consuming vast amounts of Amish pastries.


  1. Hi Michelle. I just got back from Sugar Creek. Went for Wanda Brunstetters Fan Weekend. Had a great time and Wanda took us to Berlin to shop and to see the Behalf. We stayed on at the Carlisle Inn for an extra day on Sunday and enjoyed Parkway Pizza. The best! Shopped half of Monday also. Are you from this area. Got a delicious cup of grog coffee at the Dutch Valley bakery and the coffee sleeve with the donuts on it looked like your cup of coffee featured on your blog site.
    I love pumpkin everything. I drank spiced coffee because Dunkin Donuts had their spiced pumpkin k cups on sale during August.
    I would have loved the festival but we went a week too early. However bought a jar of pumpkin butter from the Dutch Valley bakery. I spread pumpkin butter on my toast all year long. You might say I’m pumpkin crazy. Oh yes we got some kind of marshmallow peanut butter spread in a squeeze jar. Love it on toast and it’s delicious on apples.
    Speaking of apples we bought a peck each of honey crispies and golden delicious at Walnut Creek.
    I’m making Apple sauce and hope to make a pie and spice Apple cider. So I do love apples too. By the time I finish making all this the apples will be used up and will need to head out to the local apple orchard to buy more.
    Oh yes and we bought back lots of cheese from Troyers. Enjoyed shopping with the Amish. Would loved to go to Sugar Creek again. I bought tickets for a double wedding ring quilt there at a neat quilt shop that allows the customers to help make quilts to be donated.
    I also love winter. Don’t mind the cold , unless it’s like last winter was. I just pull out all my warm sweaters and fleeches and use that as an excuse to wear them.

  2. Hi Shirley….I am from Sugarcreek 🙂 Love that you visited our area and yes I drink lots of coffee from Dutch Valley Bakery…yum! Park Street Pizza is the best pizza hands down so I am glad you got to try it. I was just thinking about going to the orchard in Walnut Creek for apples and cider 🙂 Hope you get to visit again!

  3. So fun to see others celebrating autumn! I love this season as well. Pumpkin anything is a winner with me too!

  4. Mmmm..apple butter, pie and cider….yummy!

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