The Arts & Crafts Festival Makes a Great Time to Visit Amish Acres

The 51st Annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival runs from August 1-4, 2013 in Nappanee, Indiana.

Amish Acres Arts & Craft Festival logo

Amish Acres barn An art competition, live entertainment and an Indiana Amish Country setting combine to form the annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival.

This event is ideal for art lovers wanting to combine their appreciation for arts and crafts with exploration of the Indiana Amish Country.  The outdoor festival and market takes place at the Amish Acres farm’s pond.

Not content to rest on the artistic laurels of last year’s golden anniversary, the theme of the 2013 Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival is “Proud as a Peacock’s Plumage: The Colorful World of Art.” The festival draws its inspiration for the theme from the “It’s A-Peelin’ Apple Art,” an outdoor exhibit created by local artists and featuring a four foot tall apple sculpture of a peacock in full plumage.  This Amish Acres historic Kuhn’s Apple Cider Mill, which is ranked in the Top 10 Cider Mills in America.

Attendance of this event is expected to be sky high once again, so it is recommended you reserve your lodging right away.  Scottish Bed & Breakfast is just down the road a few miles from the festival and currently has rooms available through the festival weekend.

The Arts & Crafts Competition

Over 300 artists are submitting a total of over 900 works to the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival Competition, which will be displayed in a big top tent for both festival-goers and judges to view.  Visitors have a chance to vote on their favorite pieces.  The Best of Show collection goes on permanent display at the art museum at the Amish Acres Restaurant Barn Loft Wine Room.

Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Marketplace

Surrounding the Amish Acres pond farm are tents housing the sales booths of over 300 artists and crafters hailing from 35 states.  Come stroll and discover that special piece that you simply cannot live without.

Festival Entertainment Offers Something for Everyone


Live Country, Folk and Americana music are an entertainment highlight of Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival.

The Marketplace area features four performance stages featuring a wide array of live, family-friendly entertainment, including:

    • Music
    • Magicians
    • Old-fashioned “Medicine Show”

Plus square, line & clogging dances, roving clowns, swan paddle boat rides, screening of Plain and Fancy at the Round Barn Theatre and Hank Williams: Lost Highway at the Americana on Parade stage, and more.

Refreshments from food vendors range from homemade pies, ice cream & breads, to roast pork, sassafras iced tea and much more.

Amish Acres will also offer its tours, rides, renowned family-style restaurant and wine tasting room.

Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival Awards

The Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival ranks as one of the top events in Indiana, the U.S. and North America!

  • has rated the festival as a Top 10 Event in Indiana
  • The American Bus Association awarded the festival its fifth annual listing (in eight years among the Top 100 Events in North America in 2013
  • Sunshine Artist magazine has rated the festival as high as the 3rd best Classic and Contemporary Craft Show in the country
  • Travel Trade Magazine‘s Focus 500 rates Amish Acres first in its Top 10 Attractions for Group Travel in Indiana

More information about this event is available on the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival website.

Explore Indiana Amish Country & Beyond

Enhance your arts experience at the festival when you explore Indiana Amish Country and northern Indiana during your stay.  From the charming driving tour of Indiana Amish Country Heritage Trail to the big city attractions of South Bend, Indiana and the University of Notre Dame, there are countless places to explore and activities to enjoy.  Your hosts at the Scottish Bed & Breakfast are happy to help you plan your adventures in the area.

Choose Our Convenient, Comfortable Lodging for Your Visit to the Area

Scottish Bed & Breakfast King Suite

Make your festival trip memorable with a stay at Scottish Bed & Breakfast

Scottish Bed & Breakfast, in Bremen, is just six miles from Amish Acres and has comfortable, luxurious rooms available for your visit to the Arts & Crafts Festival.  We invite you to choose the unique lodging of our B&B inn to enhance your time at the festival and explorations of the northern Indiana Amish Country.

Beautifully decorated guest rooms, a sumptuous gourmet breakfast, luxury amenities, our game room, and the signature attention to detail & service of your hosts ensure you are well rested and refreshed for your day’s activities.  You can finish the day with a dip in our swimming pool.

What’s Your Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival Expectation or Experience?

This event is celebrating its 51st year at Amish Acres in 2013.  In that time, it has grown to become one of the premier arts & craft fairs of Indiana and the United States.  We invite you to share your memories of and plans for this year’s festival.

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