While quilts take center stage during the Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale, the annual two-day event, held August 4-5 this year, offers a wide range of items for sale plus games and entertainment.
The Mennonite Relief Sale began in 1966, and today is sponsored by more than 100 churches. Proceeds go to support the Mennonite Central Committee’s efforts in meeting human needs around the world. All items sold have been donated, as is the policy of the organization. The weekend begins late Friday afternoon and continues Saturday, with the quilt auction that morning.
In addition to more than120 Amish and Mennonite quilts, look for wood crafted items such as grandfather’s clocks and furniture. As you would expect with an Amish and Mennonite event, food is an important component. Specialty dishes and baked items will be available along with stands selling popular BBQ chicken dinners, pulled pork sandwiches, Hershberger Truck Patch Fry Pies, Lerches Donuts, and more taste pleasers.
A children’s area will include a carnival, jumping house, face painting and games.
The Quilter’s Corner is a must stop for sewers, with fabric, patterns, and more for sale. The Needlework & Crafts booth has handmade items for sale—scarves, comforters, holiday decorations and the like.
Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale
August 4-5, 2017
Wayne County Fairgrounds
199 Vanover Street, Wooster, OH (about a 50-minute drive from the Inn)
Friday, August 4, 2017
Opens at 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Music by John Schmid and The Troyer Twins
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Opens at 7:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. Wood and Tool Auction
9:30 a.m., Quilt Auction
Plan to stay at White Oak Inn and you can take in this event as well as enjoy other activities and attractions in the area—antique shops, wineries, hiking trails, and more. Call today to book your getaway!