Consider making plans to join us at Auglaize Village this weekend! We are open for the season. You may want to consider a membership to the village. To give you a bit of info on the Village...We are a recreated village of life in northwest Ohio in the late 1800’s, early 1900’s. Several of our buildings are actual buildings that were brought here from the surrounding area. We have a barbershop, post office, doctor’s office, 2 log family homes, ice cream shop, broom shop, print shop, dentist, cooper, blacksmith shop, general store, lock keeper’s house, school house, train depot, church, telephone company and several farm buildings displaying farm equipment and tools.
This year we are open the first Saturday of the month and every Tuesday from 9 am to 3 pm. We are also open on special event weekends. The first Saturday of the month will also feature lawn mower tractor pulls. A concession stand is open during all of our events. Our events this year are:
Settler's Encampment - May 17 &18 (Colonial reenactors take up camp in the village for
the weekend showing skills such natural plant dying, soap making, candle making, Native American interpreter for silver smithing, tinsmithing, fishing lures, fire starting with flint and steel, spring lathe demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, lead musket ball making, butter churning, equestrian demonstrations, fur trapping demos and more. Live music by string musician group Fiddlestix. There will be ice cream, pie and brownies and a consession stand will be available.
Ohio Chautauqua – June 4th through June 8th (Ohio Chautauqua is a living history performance brought by the Ohio Humanities Council. There are nightly performance under a big red tent. There are also day programs located throughout the county. We are excited this year to have been chosen to host this free public event.)
Civil War Reenactment –June 22 & 23 (The village will be filled with Northern Union soldiers and Southern Confederate soldiers. They will hold several reenactments “battles” throughout the weekend. They will also be demonstrating life skills of the time.)
Motorama – July 7 (The village becomes a bustling hub of activity with anything with a motor! There will antique and collectable cars, tractors, lawn mowers, etc.)
Wing Fest – Sept. 7 (A friendly competition among vendors to see who makes the best chicken wings in the county…come cast your vote! The village buildings will be open with reenactors. Other side items and drinks will also be available for purchase.
Johnny Appleseed Festival – October 5 & 6 (Our largest event of the year! The village presses will be busy this weekend...we will press apples into cider, sorghum into molasses, and make apple butter and caramel corn. The buildings can be toured and there will be vendors selling items.)
We look forward to seeing you at one of our events this year. The cost of admission is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Members are admitted for free.