Sauder Village Announces Free Admission For Fulton County Residents On October 17

sauder_village WEBArchbold, OH – All Fulton County residents will receive free admission to Sauder Village on Saturday, October 17 for Fulton County Community Appreciation Day! Have fun in the past with your family, friends, and neighbors while visiting more than 40 historic homes and shops, trying hands-on activities and creating special memories at Sauder Village!

“A visit to Sauder Village offers guests an opportunity to celebrate the lives of our pioneer ancestors while enjoying a fun day away with family and friends,” shared Kim Krieger, Media Relations. “On Saturday, October 17 Fulton County residents are invited to spend time together exploring historic homes and shops, visiting barnyard animals and trying hands-on activities – with no admission fee, with valid ID. Whether it’s a couple looking for a relaxing getaway, a fun day with grandchildren or a special outing with good friends – Sauder Village is a perfect fall destination.”

October 17 is also Community Health Day at Sauder Village – offering guests an opportunity to have fun in the past while also learning valuable information about how to lead a healthy and safe lifestyle. Again this year, health and safety professionals from throughout the region will gather for the Community Health Day event featuring informational displays, health screenings, door prizes and more.

As a non-profit organization, Sauder Village understands the importance of giving back to the community. Free admission is being offered to all Fulton County residents on Saturday, October 17 as a way to say thank you for supporting Sauder Village for nearly 40 years! The County Days events have also been a great way to encourage people in local communities to visit and see all the changes that have taken place over the years.

On this special Fulton County Day guests can visit with costumed guides in historic homes, farms and gardens, and community shops. Guests will enjoy watching the many craftsmen at work including the glassblower, potter, cooper, weaver, spinner and many others! This will be a great opportunity for guests 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 visiting Little Pioneers Homestead where they can 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,” Krieger shared. “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, October 17 all Fulton County residents should be prepared to present a drivers license or other form of identification to verify county residency. For more details about Fulton County Community Appreciation Day or other events planned at Sauder Village call 800.590.9755, visit, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Instagram.


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