Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival celebrates 51 years with new accolades. For the fifth time in eight years, The American Bus Association chose Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival as one of its TOP 100 Events in North America in 2013. It was recognized for the first time by AmericaTheBeautiful.com as a TOP 10 Event in Indiana.
Winners 2012Like a crazy quilt sampler of old, The Competition highlights the talents from all 300 artists under one big top tent for the festival’s visitors to marvel at the array of talent. It is the center point of the festival. From the 900 pieces displayed over $5,000 in cash prizes are awarded, including two $1,000 Best of Show Purchase Prizes for two and three dimensional work. Popular awards chosen by the festival’s visitors add buzz and excitement to The Competition. Trent Gibbs and Lu Fuller won the coveted $1,000 Best of Show purple ribbons in 2012.Over $250,000 in cash prizes have been awarded over the last five decades. The Best of Show collection is on permanent display in the new Arts & Crafts Best of Show Museum located in the Barn Loft Wine Room of Amish Acres Restaurant.
The heart of the festival is The Marketplace that surrounds Amish Acres farm pond and gravel lanes. It is divided into four colorful sections with aisles and booth numbers marked and featured in the festival’s program. Here folk meets art and art meets folks in a bustling bazaar.Over 300 artists and crafter's from 35 States, surround Amish Acres pond to ply their trade and sell their wares. Live entertainment on four stages throughout the day includes country bands, magicians and square dancing. Festival foods are a very important part of the four day event featuring everything from apple pie to zucchini bread.
Entertainment and Festive Food
Fills every minute of every day! Continuous Entertainment on four Stages delight adults and children alike at this most family friendly event, Miscellaneous Roving Clowns, Medicine Show & Musicians, Square & Line Dancing, Swan Paddle Boat Rides, Cloggers, Festival Foods from Roast Pork to Preaching Pies, Homemade Ice Cream to Sassafras Iced Tea draw lines of shoppers seeking refreshment and entertainment. The Festivities and Amish AcresAmish Acres Tour, Rides, Shops, Famous Family-Style Restaurant, Wine Tasting Room, The Round Barn Theatre Showing Plain and Fancy, and Hank Williams: Lost Highway, which will be presented on the outdoor Americana on Parade Stage on Thursday evening of the festival.
Adult Gate Admission $7.00 Seniors (60 & older) $6.00 Active Military $6.00 Students 12 – 17 $6.00 Children under 12 and under FREE Two Day Pass $12.00*Four Day Pass $20.00
Groups of 20 – 80: $6.00 per person Driver & Leader complimentary Groups of 81 or more: $5.00 per personDriver & Leader per coach complimentary* Four Day Pass requires signature ID each day.