Sauder Village Offering Free Admission To Williams County Residents On June 27

Picture 106 WEBArchbold, OH – On Saturday, June 27 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!

“A visit to Sauder Village offers guests an opportunity to celebrate the lives of our pioneer ancestors while making special memories with family and friends,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/Media Relations. “On Saturday, June 27 residents of Williams County are invited to spend time together having fun in the past 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 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.”

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, June 27 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.

“Our guests are in for a real treat this year with the opening of our newly renovated Grime Homstead,” Krieger added. “The original farmhouse at Sauder Village has been remodeled, ‘modern’ artifacts like a telephone and radio have been added, and the hemline of the interpreter’s dresses has been shortened! Costumed guides will share stories, demonstrations, and hands-on activities to help guests experience life in the 1920s in the home, barns and garden areas of the Grime Homestead”

On this special Williams County Day guests can visit with costumed guides in historic homes, farms and gardens, and community shops. Guests will also enjoy watching the many craftsmen at work in the Village including the glassblower, potter, blacksmith, 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.”

For more details about Williams 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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