A Visit to Marion’s Amish community in April

Pat Thomann, LL Editor

A Visit to Marion’s Amish community in April

Marion Kentucky is home to some of the country’s finest craftsmen. The Amish community in the Marion Kentucky area are a vital part of the local community. A wide variety of items are produced by the Amish in this beautiful area bordered by the Ohio River on the north and extending to Marion Kentucky. Locals in the area are very familiar with the positive affect the Amish community brings to the area. Visitors arriving from Illinois can reach the area easily by crossing the Cave-In-Rock Ferry.

A wide variety of shops, gardens, and farms dot the countryside. From leather shops to greenhouses, rustic furniture shops to antiques, saddle shops, butcher shops, bakeries, a wide variety of produce, groceries and variety stores, there is something for everyone. There are more than 30 shops and businesses to choose from.

During the weekend of April 25th and 26th the Amish Tour Backroads Festival is held. The Welcome Center Quilt Show will feature antique and collector quilts. The Woman’s Club Quilt Show & Bake Sale will be held on Friday only on East Carlisle Street. The Christian Church Quilt Show will be held at 211 West Bellville St Friday and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with food, entertainment and games.

The Amish Market & Craft Bazaar will be Friday and Saturday at the Marion Commons/Welcome Center. The Backroads Quilt Show will be Saturday only at the Marion City Hall.

Maps are available at the Welcome Center for self-guided tours of the Amish community. All events are free and food concession sales will benefit the Tourism Commission Crittenden County Animal Shelter.

If you have never visited this Amish community April is the perfect time. There is so much going on that you will thoroughly enjoy. Museum tours are available and buses are welcome. Be sure to visit as many shops and farms as possible.

For more information contact them at Marion Tourism Commission at 270-965-5015 or 800-755-0361 or check them out on the web at www.MarionKentucky.org.