Archbold, OH – On Saturday, July 9 all residents of Williams County will receive free admission to Historic Sauder Village for Williams County Community Appreciation Day. Have fun in the past with your family and Williams County neighbors while visiting Ohio’s largest living-history destination!
“We look forward to having many Williams County residents join us on July 9 for this special opportunity to visit Sauder Village for free,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/Media Relations. “Saturday, July 9th is also our Summer on the Farm and Fiddle Contest event – making this an extra special day to visit Sauder Village! Williams County residents are invited to enjoy the many hands-on activities and toe-tapping fiddle music with no admission fee, with valid ID.”
As a non-profit organization, Sauder Village understands the importance of giving back to the community. Free admission is being offered to all Williams County residents on Saturday, July 9 as a way to say thank you for supporting Sauder Village and to encourage people in local communities to visit and see all the changes that have taken place over the years. The 2016 Williams County Day is co-sponsored by The Ohio Art Company and CHWC – Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers.
Whether it’s a couple looking for a relaxing day away, a fun day with grandchildren or a special outing with good friends – Sauder Village is the perfect destination for a memorable get-away! On Williams County Day guests can visit with costumed guides in historic homes and community shops. Guests will also enjoy watching the many craftsmen at work in the Village including the glassblower, potter, weaver, spinner and many others! This will be a great opportunity for Williams County residents to take a “Walk Through Time” while visiting Natives and Newcomers, Pioneer Settlement and the new 1920s Grime Homestead. Families with young children will enjoy spending time at Little Pioneers Homestead where they can “play pioneer” as they gather eggs, milk the fiberglass cow and play in the log cabin.
A visit to Sauder Village would not be complete without a ride on the horse and buggy or the Erie Express Train. Other favorite stops include a visit to the Ice Cream Parlor and Lauber’s General Store. There also are many unique shopping opportunities at Sauder Village including Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop, the Village Gift Shop and the Sauder Store & Outlet – just across the parking lot.
“Many people in our region don’t realize that Sauder Village is Ohio’s largest living history destination,” shared Krieger. “Each year Sauder Village welcomes nearly 100,000 guests with even more people dining at the Barn Restaurant, staying at the Inn and Campground or enjoying our many retail shops.”
To receive free admission on Saturday, July 9, all Williams County residents should be prepared to present a drivers license or other form of identification to verify county residency. Historic Sauder Village is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon-4:00 p.m. The Village is closed on Mondays, except holidays. Regular admission is $16.00/adults, $14.00/seniors, $10.00/students (6-16) and free for members and children 5 and under. Again this year, children 16 and under are free every Sunday this season!
For more details about Williams County Community Appreciation Day or other events planned at Sauder Village call 800.590.9755, visit www.saudervillage.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Instagram.