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Amish Quilt Gardens, Food and Fun

Amish Quilt Gardens, Food and Fun

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Spend 5 nights in Middlebury, Indiana where we see the beautiful Amish Quilt Gardens. Learn about the Amish culture, crafts and cuisine and meet Amish people in their homes and businesses.


This tour is not running in 2020. Please contact us if you would like to be put on an information list for upcoming dates when they are released.



11 Meals

Visit Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail

Wakarusa Dime Store

Hoosier Cabinet Guided Tour

Cabinet Door Hands-On Painting Program

Brown Bag Backroads Tour

Dinner at an Amish Homestead

Shipshewana Flea Market

Thresher’s Dinner Theatre Performance at 

Amish acres

Real Housewives of Amish Country Day Tour

Amish Wedding Feast

Moderate Activity Level

Reservation Info

Motor coach tour deposit due at time of booking: $50 per person refundable until 45 days prior.

Departure Info

Departing from: Marion, Mt. Vernon, Nashville, Fairview Heights, South County, Pontoon Beach, Litchfield, Springfield, Decatur, Champaign, Cape Girardeau, Evansville

  • Included
    Double Occupancy Rooms and Meals as Indicated
    Luggage Handling and Transfers
    Modern Motor Coach
    Professional Tour Guide
    Sightseeing and Admissions
    Tips and Taxes (for services rendered)

Tour Plan


Day 1 | Middlebury

Depart by motor coach for our destination, the Essenhaus Inn and Conference Center in Middlebury, Indiana, our home for the next 5 nights.

Day 2 | Amish Country

Our local guide joins us today as we begin our extensive visit to Amish Country. Today we see the Quilt Gardens in Goshen, Wakarusa, Nappanee Center, Elkhart and Coppes Commons. We also learn how fine cabinetry is made at the Hoosier Cabinet Company and meet a local artist for a hands-on project, where you personally paint your own rustic cabinet door, which you take home as a fun memento and keepsake. Tonight we enjoy a buffet dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 3 | Amish Country

We meet our local guide again today. Quilt Gardens we see today will be at Linton’s Enchanted Gardens, Dutch Country Market in Middlebury and Krider “World’s Fair” Garden. During the Brown Bag Backroads Tour, we travel scenic backroads and stop at a variety of country stores and quaint shops as you load up your brown bag with goodies. Get to know Amish entrepreneurs and see first-hand how they operate their unique enterprises. Dinner this evening will be a delicious home-cooked meal at Hoosier Banquets. Afterward, we’ll engage in lively conversation with the proprietress who is open to answering all your questions. (B,D)

Day 4 | Amish Country

Today is reserved for the Shipshewana Flea Market. Vendors offer a variety of products and truly have something for everyone –crafts, home decor, dollar items, clothes, garden supplies, jewelry, snacks, toys, books, baked goods, t-shirts and everything in between. There are 4 food courts, a sit-down restaurant, many food vendors and rest areas throughout the market. You can also stroll the short couple of blocks into downtown Shipshewana to browse 90+ retail stores. This afternoon, there is time to enjoy the Essenhaus Inn’s swimming pool, shops and grounds and to rest and relax. Later, we depart for Amish Acres in Nappanee for the Thresher’s Dinner and theatre performance in the Round Barn Theatre (show to be determined). (B,D)

Day 5 | Amish Country

Our local guide joins us again today for the Real Housewives of Amish Country tour. Get a first-hand look at a day in the life of Amish women. Enjoy a cinnamon roll demo. Have a haystack lunch and a peanut butter crumb pie making demo in an Amish home and chat with a basket weaver about her thriving business. Everyone gets an after school treat too. This evening at The Carriage House, our dinner consists of a traditional Amish wedding feast. Learn about an Amish wedding day, see a bride’s wedding dress up close and hear the customary German wedding song sung at an Amish wedding. (B,L,D)

Day 6 | Return Home

Our extended visit to Amish Country must come to an end as we depart to make our way home, but we take with us a renewed respect for the Amish people, who live a simple life. We have learned that they are anything but simple. (B)
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