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Heartland Destination: Mt. Hope

Story & Photos by Emily Rumes | Amish Heartland Writer Published: March 1, 2017 12:00 AM
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Open, relaxed and agrarian would be an accurate way to describe the rolling landscape around Mount Hope, Ohio. After taking in the sights and sounds of the famous Mt. Hope Auction you can sit down for a delicious home cooked meal and enjoy stopping in at the local shops.

As you stroll around the neighborhood and look up to see buggies going by or a group of children heading to school, you might even spot some chickens pecking around outside the local church. The blue skies and green slopes all around, come together in a beautiful pastoral symphony with the sounds of the animals at auction up on the hill.

March 6th will be the Mid Ohio Pony Sale, with the following day featuring the opposite side of the equine spectrum in the Mid Ohio Draft Horse Sale on the 7th, 9th and 10th.

Also related to these two auctions will be the Mid Ohio Carriage & Tack Sale on the 8th and the Horse Sale on March 11th. The rest of the auctions in Mt. Hope this month include; the Livestock Sale - March 15th, 22nd and 29th, the Dairy Sale - March 17th, and the Mid Ohio Alternative Animal Bird Sale March 23rd through the 25th. For more auction details go to MtHopeAuction.com.

The new Mt. Hope Event Center brings visitors to the Amish Country Spring Home and Garden Show March 2nd-4th, and the Mid Ohio Draft Horse Expo on March 6th. For more information on upcoming events you can visit MtHopeShows.com.

Mount Hope is located in eastern Salt Creek Township in Holmes County. Whether you come to Mt. Hope for the food, the farming or the new event center, be sure to bring an appetite for authentic Amish cooking with a love for the agricultural community and at the end of your visit, you'll go home feeling relaxed and satisfied.

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