For family fun close to home, plan a visit to Lehman’s, in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country. Founded in 1955 by Jay Lehman to serve the local Amish, today, Lehman’s ships practical products nationwide. The retail store is a rambling 35,000-square-foot building filled with thousands of products, museum-quality antiques, and four pre-Civil War era buildings. It’s like going to a museum and going shopping at the same time. Lehman’s is open every day except Sunday and is always open at Lehmans.com.
Marvel at the non-electric appliances like wood heating and cooking stoves; shop in the year ‘round Christmas store; enjoy the toy room and food samples in the pantry; appreciate the oil lamps and lanterns; and spend time in the massive housewares department that has been recently remodeled. Enjoy snacks, sandwiches, desserts, and specialty drinks at Lehman’s Café, conveniently located in the center of the store.
Kick off fall with the best of family fun at Lehman’s! For details on all the events hosted by Lehman’s, please visit Lehmans.com/events.
Freeze Drying Workshop
September 2, from 2 to 3 pm, $25 per ticket
Want to learn more about freeze-drying? In this class, Learn from Cari Dunn of “Simple Humble Homesteading in Ohio” what freeze drying is and how the Harvest Right Home Freeze Dryer works. Cari will also cover what can and cannot be frozen, how to store freeze-dried food, and how long it lasts. Cari will also share tips for running your freeze dryer more efficiently and troubleshooting common problems. And, of course, enjoy some samples! Get tickets at Lehmans.com/events.
September 16, from 10 am to 3 pm, free
Enjoy fall festivities and seasonal foods at Lehman’s Fall Festival.
It features free activities for the children from 10am – 3pm like face painting and pumpkin decorating, watch fall-themed demonstrations, and indulge in seasonal favorites in Lehman’s café. Taste some treats cooking on the grill and register to win a gift basket.
Honeytown, the popular local folk band, will perform in the store for free from 10 am to 1 pm. Their toe-tapping instrumental and vocal music is always a crowd favorite.
Cow cuddling? Yes, please! Ever see a cute cow and just want to give him a cuddle? Well now you can from 10am – 2pm ($5 per group photo). Meet Hoss; this sweet, beautiful bovine will be at Lehman’s to interact with customers. Come take a picture, pet, or cuddle Hoss the Cow. He will even have merch for sale!
Be sure to check out the newly remodeled housewares department during your visit. With new fixtures (yes, those lights are made from pressure canner lids!), new floors, and products, this area has everything you need for baking, cooking, food preservation, and an impressive assortment of cast iron.
October 7, from 10am to 3 pm, free
The great outdoors will be celebrated at Lehman’s on October 7, 2022. Welcome to the second annual Outdoorsman Expo.
Engage with key vendors who will be featuring their practical products and tools. Register for gift baskets, enjoy food samples, and take advantage of special pricing for this one-day event.
You can also watch seasonal demonstrations and learn from the experts about maple syrup, beekeeping, bird watching, cooking over an open fire, making cider from freshly picked apples, and more.
Meet the Artist is free from 9:30am to 2pm.
Have you been to Lehman’s to see the unbelievable carvings done by Paul Weaver? They are truly worth the trip itself. Every fourth Saturday of the month, Paul will be at the store to answer questions and give some background on these amazing works of art. Pictures do not do them justice; you need to see them in person!
Make your plans for a fun September at Lehmans.com