Amish Acres

Amish Acres® Historic Farm and Heritage Resort is Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is America's most complete Amish heritage experience featuring historic interpretation, culinary and performing arts, lodging, and shopping.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Good Deed

Amish Acres 51st Arts & Crafts Festival always provides plenty of opportunities to be nice to people. After all over 300 of our vendors, who come from 35 states, are away from home; not a good feeling when troubles arise. We received this letter from an outside observer.

Good morning Jenny,

It is Saturday morning and I don't want to wait a moment longer to let you know about a good deed That I witnessed last evening.

I went back to my tent after supper and as I walked along the drive from the Inn there was a huge motor home and equally huge trailer mired in the mud.

Two crafters, a husband-and-wife, I don't know their names, were attempting to help the driver move his motor home out of the mud onto the pavement. They had detached the trailer from it. I watched a few minutes and then walked on to my booth.

By the time I got back someone on your staff had arrived and the motor home had been pulled out. But the trailer remained and was not at a good angle with the road.

Having nothing else to do, I stayed and watched the rest of the activity. One of your guys used a forklift to lift the hitch area and was able to move the trailer enough so that Another man could back one of your pickup trucks to it and get it hitched.

And then success! When thanked they said that without that it would have been just any other event. All three of them appeared to enjoy the challenge of figuring out the best way to get it done.

I wish that I could tell you their names. Two were wearing your peacock blue shirts.

For that man and his wife they were truly angels in disguise. The crafter told me that they Are not in the show, just stopped to come in and see it.

Bonnie Oliver

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival Named A TOP 10 Event in Indiana

America’s Tour and Travel website, , has named the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival a TOP 10 Event in Indiana. The goal of the website is to encourage travel across these United States and encourage visitors from around the world to explore all that America has to offer. The Festival is also named a Top 100 Event in the United States by the American Bus Association (ABA) for 2013; the fifth time in the last eight years. Paul F. Smith, president of, goes on to say, “Out of the hundreds of events that happen each year across Indiana—we have selected yours as one of the TOP 10 that represents your state very well. “

The Arts and Crafts Festival, among others, joins the Indianapolis 500 Festival, Fort Wayne’s Three Rivers Festival, Jasper Strassenfest, Indiana State Fair, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, and Parke County Covered Bridge Festival in Indiana’s Top 10 Events.

Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival begins its next half century celebrating 51 years on August 1st and continues through August 4th. Over 300 artists and crafters from across the country will ply their trade and sell their wares around the historic farm’s pond. Farm wagon rides, marionettes and magic shows, famous family style Threshers Dinner in the century old barn restaurant, and guided house and farm tours intertwine the festival’s and farm’s attractions. Continuous free entertainment throughout the four days along with festive food concoctions including kettle corn, pulled pork sandwiches, and breaded Hoosier tenderloins bring a distinctive flavor to the annual event. Smith further states, “The event Amish Acres hosts every year is a vital part of the amazing culture that we maintain here in America and we are proud of all that you do.”

The America Companies created as The United States Destination Marketing Agency to promote travel within the 50 States of this union, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean. This agency works to encourage domestic travel and international visitation in the tourism and convention industry while promoting the patriotic spirit of the American culture.

For more information about Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival call 800-800-4942 or visit the website at