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?