At the Flower and Produce Auction in Mt. Hope, local Amish farmers cart in various plants by the lot.
Amish Country in the fall draws visitors from all around the country.
Two young Amish boys make their way back home.
Several shops line the quiet streets in Winesburg.
In the spring and summer, flowers are as common as buggies in Holmes County. Every year, the Lamplight Inn in Berlin has hundreds of tulips.
Farmers using work horses in the field are a common sight, especially in the spring and fall.
From roadside flower shops and organic options to colorful nurseries, Holmes County is a haven for gardeners.
Release Date: Aug. 14, 2012
Send in your parade entries today
The Holmes County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau is accepting registrations for the sixth-annual Harvest Fest Parade scheduled for Sept. 8, 2012, in Berlin.
Since July 2003, the Holmes County Chamber and Berlin Main Street Merchants have jointly organized a parade either in July or, since 2007, in September. Having the parade in September makes it one component of a fun-filled day by coinciding with the annual Berlin Harvest Fest.
Harvest Fest activities begin with live music on the Berlin square. A mouthwatering rib cook-off, where disgnated judges select the first-place winner and anyone with a hankering for barbeque can vote for the people's choice award, rounds out the daytime festivities.
The Harvest Fest Parade will step off at 6 p.m. on U.S. 62 and end at the Berlin Elementary School. Parade sign-in will be located across from Berlin Farmstead Restaurant. Entries should sign in by 5 p.m.
Marching bands, fire departments, local businesses, residents and children are invited to participate. The more participation, the better! To register, simply download and complete the registration form below and return it to the Chamber. Or call the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau at 330-674-3975. All entries are due by Aug. 31.