Kick off fall with the best of family fun at Lehman’s! After all, there is no better time to visit Ohio’s Amish Country with the scenic views and beautiful fall foliage. Keep reading to learn more about our Fall 2021 events happening at our store – we hope to see you there!
Lehman’s Fall Festival and Axe Throwing
Saturday, September 18
Bring the kids to play in the traditional corn box and decorate pumpkins in the buggy barn. Watch homemade apple butter being made over an open fire and see how apple cider is made.
Flower the clown will be here from 10 am to 12:30 pm to make balloon art for the kiddos (FREE).
Plus, learn from the “Axe”perts with Bad Axe Throwing and then play a game with your friends. See if you can get a bullseye when you throw the axe in the caged in trailer right in Lehman’s west side parking lot. We will even have axe throwing modified for children (rubber axes – up to age 17) This is a FREE event – 11 am to 1 pm.
We will also have demos and samples in some of our departments. Sign up to win one of four gift baskets valued at $100 and filled with Lehman’s goodies!
Elderberry Days with John Moody
Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25
We are excited to invite John Moody to Lehman’s. We are learning about the health benefits of the “magic” plant the Elderberry. Elderberry is the dark purple berry from the European elder tree. The berries are very popular for holistic medicine. We are hosting John Moody, author, farmer and speaker. He has written five books, including The Elderberry Book and The Frugal Homesteader. Come meet John, get your books signed and reserve your seat to see one of his classes below listed below. Tickets are free but spots are limited. Get your tickets here.
John will be speaking on these topics:
Friday morning 10 am – Grow elderberry!
- Want to add one of the easiest and most versatile plants to your landscape, homestead, or farm? Come learn the basics of growing the elderberry, including the best methods for starting and propagating this incredible plant. Learn about its historical uses as living fence, hedges, land stabilization, and so much else while you also learn how to GROW your own elderberry. Go home with your own elderberry plant!
Friday afternoon 2 pm – Make your own elderberry – the secrets to creating the best syrups and gummies
- Lots of people make elderberry syrup, but often have many questions – how much water? How many berries? How long to cook? What to do with the leftover mash? Join John and Caleb to learn the secrets to getting the most out of your elderberries, including how to turn them into yummy gummies that kids old and young will love!
Saturday morning 10 am – The amazing elderberry – stop vampires, stave off colds and flus, and save the planet!
- Did you know that for almost a thousand years the elderberry was called “the people’s medicine chest?” Or that the berries were the LEAST used medicinal part of the plant until the last 50 years? Why is the elder associated with Judas, vampires, Harry Potter and hundreds of other legends and lore? Come learn all about the amazing history of this one of a kind plant that people have relied on for thousands of years around the world.
Saturday afternoon 2 pm – Elderberry – More than just supplements, spirits, and syrups!
- Most people think of elderberry as a go to remedy during cold and flu season, or a pick me up drink that an older family member used to make decades ago. But the elder is so much more – a vital part of skin care products, inks, dyes, toys, and a hundred other things, this session will explore the many culinary, craft, and other creative uses of this ancient plant.
Savor the Flavor Tour
October 30 and 31
Enjoy crisp air, changing leaves and of course the sweet flavors of fall! Enjoy the unique flavors of fall on the 2021 Best of Ohio’s Amish Country Savor The Flavor Tour. Travel the roads of beautiful Amish Country, stopping to shop and tour seven of Amish Country’s best businesses. At each one, collect delicious treats featuring fall-themed flavors.
Sponsored by Best of Ohio’s Amish Country, stops on the tour include: Lehman’s, Heini’s Cheese Chalet, Coblentz Chocolate Company, Amish Door Village, Homestead Furniture, Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market and the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center.
Participants will register at Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 pm (Noon). Each location on the tour will give out a unique fall flavor-themed treat. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased through Event Brite. All proceeds from the Savor The Flavor Tour will be donated to 58:12 Rescue, an organization that provides rescue, shelter, and restoration to female victims of abuse. It is recommended that participants bring their own cooler to store their treats.
Visit Lehmans.com/events to see a complete list of events.
Glenda Lehman Ervin is the daughter of company founder Jay Lehman and Director of Marketing. “I love talking to people who are on their journey to a simpler life. Step by step, we are all on the path to a meaningful, satisfying life. We are thrilled that Lehman’s can be a part of that journey.” Glenda lives in a woods with her husband and two children, just a few miles north of Lehman’s, in Kidron, OH. They have two cats named, surprisingly uncreatively, Baby Cat and Girl Cat.