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: Mar. 31, 2008
Ohio's Appalachian Country
Steubenville, Ohio-Fort Steuben Mall
Steubenville, Ohio - The Holmes County Tourism Bureau recently attended the Ohio's Appalachian Country "2008 Spotlight on Ohio's Appalachian Country...Art, Music, and Travel Show" at the Fort Steuben Mall in Steubenville, Ohio, March 28-29, 2008.
The show, in its ninth year, brings travel experts from the 29 Ohio Appalachian Counties under one roof to promote travel and tourism to both the leisure traveler and the group tour market. There were 55+ exhibitors from around the region in attendance giving new ideas for vacation and getaways in our own backyard.
Authentic Appalachian entertainment, artisans, and crafters performed throughout the day.
As part of the event First Lady Francis Strickland announced the four trails in Ohio that are featured in a major tourism map that the National Geographic Society and the Appalachian Regional Commission are producing collaboratively.
The printed map will be instered in the April issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine and delivered to more than 900,000 subscribers nationwide. The map is also being supported by a website.
Ohio's Appalachian Country's mission is to promote the Appalachian counties of Ohio as a destination for travel and tourism. This show is one of the many ways that the mission is being accomplished.