192 responses to The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee

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    Norma Burroughs
    The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (September 16th, 2012 at 14:07)

    We are getting ready for our next visit to Ethridge the weekend of October 6…hope to attend the auction and of course, “shop” throughout the community. Really looking forward to finding the house Maggie posted about that has the quilts! I was wondering if anyone else that follows this post is going to go for the auction? Erik…it would be a fine time for you to visit Ethridge too!!

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      CC Crane
      auction (September 16th, 2012 at 15:18)

      auction

      How about more information on the auction you mentioned? Is it an Amish auction and of what products?

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        Norma Burroughs
        The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (September 16th, 2012 at 16:12)

        Yes,it is in Ethridge.And I believe they sell everything from livestock to furniture.An all day event.This year the date is Saturday Oct 6.
        There is also a yard sale that runs from Summertown over to Hohenwald,about 40 miles I think. Hohenwald also has a lot of other things going on in their downtown area too that weekend
        We were there last year and really enjoyed it. We stayed in Lawerenceburg, just a few miles out of Ethridge on Hwy 43.This will be our 3rd trip and we love it.The weather is just right too!

        The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee

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          Norma Burroughs
          Wrong Date!! (September 29th, 2012 at 11:28)

          Wrong Date!!

          In an earlier post, I stated the auction is Oct 6…I was wrong…it is Oct.13! So sorry for my error.
          All other info in that post was correct.
          again, my apologies!

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            Doug from N Alabama
            The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (October 1st, 2012 at 06:35)

            Yes, the Octoberfest celebration / yard sale is the 6th, the Amish auction is on the 13th. Our Amish neighbors were very confused when I asked them about Octoberfest, they knew nothing about it. Said they’d probably bring a goat or two on the 13th :-)

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              Doug from N Alabama
              The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (October 9th, 2012 at 08:25)

              Correction – Oktoberfest and the auction are both going to be on the 13th. Oktoberfest used to be the 1st weekend in October, but it’s been changed to be the 2nd weekend. Both events draw a lot of visitors, so be prepared!

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                Diann
                Amish Consignment Auction (September 27th, 2013 at 16:35)

                Amish Consignment Auction

                The big consignment auction and Octoberfest will be on Saturday, October 12. This year they are not having a lot of animals. Horses only. This auction is Amish and English. All kinds of goods will be there. Modern and primitive. Something for everyone. There will be more Amish folks there than you’ve ever seen anywhere. Everyone has such a good time. Come and visit if you get the chance.

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            Heather Bearb
            2013 dates (July 2nd, 2013 at 11:28)

            2013 dates

            Hello, I love reading and learning about the Amish, my family has all been, and God willing this year I can go! And so Im doing a lot of research, and as I live in Louisiana and Tn is about as far as I can travel at this time I was sssooo excited to see they have Amish in Tn!! I was reading about the auction in October and wondering if anyone knows if they will do it again this year (2013) and if so the dates of it and/or any other information.
            Id sure be so greatful for any information! God Bless!

            2013 dates

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              Norma Burroughs
              Auction Date is 10/12/13 (July 2nd, 2013 at 13:59)

              Auction Date is 10/12/13

              Hi Heather…The big auction is 10/12.I think they have weekly produce auctions too.
              I would urge you to make a reservation is advance for a motel room. There are several in Lawrenceburg.This year there are also a few cabins available behind the welcome center. They are basic…ac/heat and a bed…I think you must supply your towels and sheets too.Bath house on the grounds.No tv,coffee pot etc.But the price is VERY low!
              Be sure to stop in at the Welcome Center! You can get a map of the community and just about anything else there too! Very sweet lady runs it and is very helpful! This is our 5th year to go and we love it!

              Auction Date is 10/12/13

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                Heather Bearb
                The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (July 2nd, 2013 at 21:53)

                Thank you all so much for the information!!! You have help so much!! I will plan to go this year!! Oh Im getting so excited!! Ive read so many books and research and just cant wait to see in person! Im 35 and my best friend is my 88yr old grandmother-she laughs bc I tell her I think I was born in the wrong time!! I would fit in from years past…possibly even somewhat like amish.. just love the simple life! “Little house on the Prairie”:)
                Thanks so much again for all information!! God Bless and I will be there in October!! Im from Louisiana so not too too bad drive!

                The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee

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                Melissa
                Cabins? (August 13th, 2013 at 12:46)

                Cabins?

                I noticed you said cabins were available this year. Do you have any info on that like a number to call or something? Also any ideas on what prices are for pumpkins. I live in a very small town in East Texas. I was through there last year on business and noticed the Auctions and loved the whole Amish Community. I was thinking seriously about coming and buying some pumkins and bring them back to our little town and do a Pumkin patch at the Ballpark, but I need to know about how much to expect to pay for them vs how much I can resell them for here so I can at least pay for my trip there. Thank you so much!

                Cabins?

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                Linda
                October events (October 10th, 2013 at 10:15)

                October events

                Is the big “yard sale and auction” always the 2nd week in October, I am not able to attend this year but would love to plan for 2014.

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                  The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (October 10th, 2013 at 14:09)

                  Linda,

                  Yes, the Amish auction and the Octoberfest yard sales are always on the 2nd Sat. of October. Usually the yard sales start on Wed. or Thurs. all along Hwy. 20 from Summertown to Hohenwald. Saturday is the busiest day for the yard sales. I hope you can make it next year.

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              Diann Pollock
              Amish Auction in Ethridge (July 2nd, 2013 at 17:25)

              Amish Auction in Ethridge

              Heather, you will really enjoy the big consignment sale in Oct. The auction begins at 9am and last year it lasted all day until around 6 or 7pm. There were 4 auctioneers going at the same time. Norma is right. You need to make hotel reservations as early as possible. There will be no rooms available that weekend. All the hotels are in Lawrenceburg. Here are the telephone numbers for some of them: Crockett Motel 931-762-7191 America’s Best Choice 931-762-4467 Richland Inn 931-762-0061 Rhodeway Inn 931-762-4448. Lawrenceburg is only about 6 miles from Ethridge. The number for the campground is 931-829-4655, (Place of Rest Campground) There are cabins at Davy Crockett State Park also 931-762-9408. There’s something for everyone at the auction. Animals, dishes, farm equipment (horse drawn & modern), antiques, primitives, Fenton glassware, vintage jewelry, and so much more. It’s hard to imagine all the stuff. I hope you get to visit us here in Ethridge, TN.

              Amish Auction in Ethridge

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                Heather Bearb
                The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (September 17th, 2013 at 10:36)

                Thank you to all who help! And for all the phone numbers! Thank you sssoo much!! I did call! We are so so so excited to go this year!! Esp with cooler weather up there I hope! Im from Louisiana and OH its still 86! Fall time needs to be cooler!;) Thanks and I cant wait to go!! Im already there in spirit!!

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                  Diann Pollock
                  Fall in Ethridge (September 17th, 2013 at 16:15)

                  Fall in Ethridge

                  Fall is here! We can always tell it has arrived when the Amish start digging sweet potatoes and pulling peanuts. It’s almost time for molasses. We grow sorghum molasses here. Dark sweet goodness. Crisp mornings and warm days are a sure sign that the cane will be ready soon. They usually start cooking the syrup around the end of September. It is so amazing to watch them cook the juice until it turns into the sweet dark syrup. If you get a chance to visit Ethridge just watch for the smoke rising from the molasses mills. You can stop and watch the process and taste the warm, yummy finished product.

                  Fall in Ethridge

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            Steve Burroughs
            Auction (October 6th, 2013 at 19:28)

            Auction

            Where is the auction located and what times?

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              Diann
              Auction (October 7th, 2013 at 11:05)

              Auction

              It is Plowboy Produce Auction, located at 469 S. Brace Rd. Ethridge, TN 38456. Their telephone number is 931-829-1114. The consignment auction is Sat., Oct. 12 @ 9am.

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                Doug B
                The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (October 10th, 2013 at 18:24)

                My wife and I just got back to the farm after going out for dinner. They are already getting things set up at the auction site. Lots of people there, trucks buggies, etc. It’s going to be big! However, we don’t like the fact that there will be a 10% buyers fee and 10% sellers commission. You buy something for $100, you’ll be paying $110. The seller will only get $90. The auction house is in effect getting 20% commission. Yeesh! But still, it is a fun event, lots of people, lots of stuff for sale and the weather looks to be perfect this year.

                The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee

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            Sue Ann
            wondering (June 24th, 2014 at 22:07)

            wondering

            Just wanted to know if we took a ride over to your city, if their would be enough to see. It will take us about three hours. I love the Amish cooking, and the gift shops. And how about the bakeries? I wanted to know if it would be worth are while. Thank you and Blessings your way.

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              Doug Budzak
              No bakeries, but.... (June 25th, 2014 at 07:23)

              No bakeries, but....

              I’d say it all depends on what you’re looking for. There are no Amish restaurants or bakeries here, but there are plenty of Amish selling baked goods at their farms and at roadside stands.

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              Maggie
              The Amish of Ethridge (June 25th, 2014 at 09:12)

              The Amish of Ethridge

              Hello Sue Ann,
              I think it would be worth the three hour trip. You and your family can take the wagon tour; oats are being cut and stooked; lots of produce is in, baked goods sold out of homes and at some of the smaller buildings in front or attached to their homes. The Amish of Ethridge do not work out of their homes in bakeries or restaurants but there are a few shops around here. There is a new (about a year old) quilt shop at 4111 highway 43 N which has quilts which are hand quilted by some of the Amish women in Ethridge. That shop is about one mile north of the welcome center on the left. Besides the Amish community there is a nice little state park Crockett that has bike/hike trails and a small lake for fishing as well as the Davy Crockett museum, etc. You can look it up on line. I think you will find enough to do around here to make it worth your while. Enjoy your visit.

              The Amish of Ethridge

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          Rhonda in Northport AL
          The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (August 27th, 2013 at 06:27)

          Is the yard sale going on this year (2013) also on the same day as the Amish auction? I found Ethridge this year and just love the area.

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            Diann
            Big auction and yard sale (August 27th, 2013 at 14:40)

            Big auction and yard sale

            The auction and October Fest are always the second weekend of Oct. The yard sale starts in Summertown, TN and goes all the way to Hohenwald, TN. The yard sales will be going from Thursday thru Sunday. Big auction is on Sat., Oct. 12. Both are a lot of fun. Summertown is about 8 miles north of Ethridge. There is a small group of Mennonites that live on the highway along the yard sale path.

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            Doug B
            The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (October 10th, 2013 at 18:33)

            The yard sale has already started! We saw some stuff on Hwy 43 yesterday, but today went for a drive down Hwy 20 into “downtown” Summertown, and WOW, the vendors are already out in full force! We’re going to go back tomorrow and hit it before it gets really crowded.

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          Donna Williams
          Where to Stay (September 25th, 2013 at 22:54)

          Where to Stay

          I am planning a trip to Ethridge. Hoping to come in time for the auction mentioned. Can you tell me a good place to stay? It is about 3 hours drive for us and I don’t think I can ride that far and be on my feet all day and then ride home again that night. Thank you very much! Donna

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            Diann
            Places to stay in Ethridge area (September 27th, 2013 at 17:31)

            Places to stay in Ethridge area

            Donna, there are no motels in Ethridge. Lawrenceburg is only 5 miles south of Ethridge and that is where all the motels are. Here is a list of them and their numbers. I would call as soon as possible as they fill up fast. Richland Inn 931-762-0061 America’s Best Choice 931-762-4467 Rhodeway Inn 931-762-4448 David Crockett 931-762-7191 The David Crockett I hope this helps you. There is camping available at David Crockett State Park 931-762-9408 and A Place of Rest Campground 931-829-4655.

            Places to stay in Ethridge area

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        Pat Moore
        Auction in Etheridge (June 30th, 2014 at 17:49)

        Auction in Etheridge

        We went last year. They had furniture, glassware, dishes, quilts, farm equipment, tools, and about anything you could ask for. Parking is by donation for the Volunteer Fire Dept, and Amish men are volunteers too. We went to a lot of the homes that had signs out with their products and produce. We spent the day there & sampled a lot of the cookies, pies, fruit that we bought. Also, they were cooking the sugar cane. They didn’t mind us watching. WE try to go at least two or three times a year. Haven’t made it this year but will probably go in the next couple of weeks. The Amish are friendly and don’t mind giving directions if you get lost. We always stop & buy a map in case their are new things out.

        Auction in Etheridge

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      vonda
      visit (October 21st, 2012 at 17:04)

      visit

      I was just there and it was so pretty, I never seen amish people before, they are very nice I thought they were a little mean at first but its just the way they sound. You have to go see ms Fannie she is so sweet

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      Linda MacDonald
      Heading that way (October 24th, 2012 at 05:55)

      Heading that way

      Hi, We are heading out that way on Saturday 27, 2012. Do they close down on Sunday’s for that is when we would be traveling thru Elthridge. If everything is closed down on Sunday then we will not bother to take that route to Mississippi.
      Thank you Linda

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      Your October 6th 2012 Trip To Ethridge (February 4th, 2013 at 19:46)

      Your October 6th 2012 Trip To Ethridge

      Hi there, Norma Burroughs…

      My name is Ken, And My 13 yearold son an I where wondering If you might be able to tell us about your trip and stuff like that..
      Thanks for taking the time to do so.. And if not, Than dont worry about it telling us about anything then. Have a great Night..!

      So how was Your TRIP too, The Settlements of The Ethridge, Tennessee Amish Country work out for you? Would you ever go back there? Would three children that are 13-12 & 10 years old enjoy Going there.. Is there any other place you could go around Ethridge you cn go to learn more about the culture and things like That? I hope your trip was well worth it..

      Your October 6th 2012 Trip To Ethridge

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        Norma Burroughs
        The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (February 4th, 2013 at 20:51)

        Hi Ken
        Thank you for asking about our trip.We enjoyed our trip to Ethridge and yes,we will be visiting again,hopefully this spring and then we will go again in October for the auction.
        Your kids are old enough to appreciate the difference between Amish kids and themselves.I think there is a lot to see there, but I am a grandmother and my interests would be miles apart from what kids the ages of yours would like,I’m sure! We love to watch an Amish man plow his fields with these huge horses…no modern tractors! I was surprised that the homes and yards are not better kept. I expected to see flower gardens and nice yards.I love to “shop” (at the homes that have signs)…for jams and jellies…candles and soap and of course the rag rugs and quilts.when we were there this past October,we found a leather shop,and hope to buy a holster when we go back…didn’t have the size with us that we needed.

        There is a welcome center on Hwy 43.The lady that owns it is Janice.She is very sweet and you can get a map there of the homes and what is sold at each home.I could browse for hours in the welcome center too…lots of things in there.From antiques,to Amish made items like Amazing walking sticks…to quilts,not Amish made I think…just have to see it for yourself!

        Ask Janice at the welcome center about getting info on the culture.I am sure she would be a wealth of info herself!

        I hope,if you decide to visit Ethridge, you and your children have a wonderful time.

        The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee

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      Cathy
      Grocery (March 22nd, 2013 at 12:47)

      Grocery

      Wondering if there is any type of bulk food store run by the Amish. We have enjoyed shopping at these in Shipshewana, IN.

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      john jaya
      need a plow horse (May 6th, 2013 at 16:20)

      need a plow horse

      I,m in need of an older horse or mule for cultivating my garden.

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      marcella scott
      when is the auction (September 27th, 2013 at 15:18)

      when is the auction

      We just visited there this week and would love to purchase home made pies, cakes and bread. Please emaile me so we can find some of the items mentioned in our next trip over. Would also like to purchase Love Struck products.
      Thanks and Have a God filled day

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        Diann
        Amish Goods (September 27th, 2013 at 16:26)

        Amish Goods

        Marcella, the Amish ladies make different things everyday. It just depends on how much time they have to bake. The best way to find bread and pies and such is drive out through the community and watch for the signs. You can stop at the Amish Welcome Center and pick up a free map. Those ladies in there can give you directions to some of the farms that usually have baked goods.

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      Fred Orange
      Ethridge, Tn. Octoberfest (September 22nd, 2014 at 07:47)

      Ethridge, Tn. Octoberfest

      Do not forget 2nd weekend in October (Saturday)

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    Lattice
    The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (September 17th, 2012 at 07:18)

    Do they have the auction at the same location as their produce auction, or is it somewhere else? Thanks.

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      Norma Burroughs
      The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (September 17th, 2012 at 10:30)

      I am not sure where the produce auction is held…but this auction is about 1/2 mile behind where the welcome center is on Hwy 43.Not at all hard to find.

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    ciara
    The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (September 28th, 2012 at 18:58)

    Im wanting to visit ethridge and purchase tack from the Amish. However i do not know where to begin. I read something that there is something going on on oct 6 2012. Can you give me advise please. Thank you

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    Maggie Austen
    Cooking Cane (October 5th, 2012 at 13:37)

    Cooking Cane

    Just returned from a drive through Ethridge, TN and saw that cane is being cooked for Sorghum. There are at least two cooking operations going on – one at Dannie U Gingerich’s place on McDowell Road and one at Chris D Gingerich’s on East Eden. Yum, this is a delicious molasses used as a sweetener and makes great cookies! It is very interesting to watch this process and worth the visit. The annual consignment auction is coming up on the 13th and that is very interesting.

    Cooking Cane

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      Doug from N Alabama
      The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (October 9th, 2012 at 09:23)

      The young guys at the saddle shop on Tom Ln told us they’d be processing theirs next week. So there are at least 3 places processing sorghum in the area.

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    Marla Grosko
    looking for flooring (October 6th, 2012 at 08:29)

    looking for flooring

    I am trying to locate the man who makes flooring in the Ethridge area. I need a replacement plank made for an existing floor and the dimension is not available commercially.

    please contact me if you know the place I am referring to.

    thanks!

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      Maggie Austen
      Flooring planks (October 6th, 2012 at 09:05)

      Flooring planks

      Hello Marla

      There are at least two hardwood flooring shops that I have seen. One is Sammy A Yoder on Three Oaks Road and the other is Jacob J Yoder on Marcella Falls Road, I don’t have box numbers. Hope this helps.

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        Doug from N Alabama
        The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (October 9th, 2012 at 08:20)

        Jacob Yoder is installing flooring at our farm this week, I’ll be seeing him Friday or Saturday. I can drop off a message for him if you’d like.

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          Mark
          Amish Floors (March 9th, 2013 at 16:56)

          Amish Floors

          We are needing hardwood floors. What kind did you get? Pleased? What kind og pricing? Sorry for all of the questions. We had poplar chairs made in Ethridge and loved them.
          Mark

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            Doug from N Alabama
            The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (March 11th, 2013 at 20:49)

            Jacob made our flooring out of red oak. You would need to talk to him about pricing. He does an excellent job, he was out at our place last week putting in flooring in the upstairs part of the house.

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              Mark
              Thanks! (March 12th, 2013 at 09:48)

              Thanks!

              Good deal

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              Everett and Cathy Vickery
              Wish to have information about hardwood flooring (October 14th, 2013 at 16:16)

              Wish to have information about hardwood flooring

              We plan on having the living room and dining room floors done with red oak hardwood. We would like information about a price estimate and how to arrange this job.

              The living room and dining room have a total area of about 515 square feet. There is an area of 110 sq feet of hardwood in our foyer that is between the living room and dining room. The 110 sq foot area would need to sanded and finished to match the new red oak hardwood in the living room and dining room.

              If someone would like to call us, our phone number is 615 – 525 – 6197 or our mailing address is 1429 Mayberry Lane, Franklin, TN. If there is someone who helps as a go-between communicator and has access to email, my email is mathycathy58@yahoo.com.

              Thank you for your help.

              Wish to have information about hardwood flooring

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                Diann
                Hardwood flooring (October 15th, 2013 at 10:22)

                Hardwood flooring

                The only way to get prices for flooring is drive down to visit the Amish that make it. These are Old Order and do not use telephones. If you drive down to Ethridge just stop in the Amish Welcome Center. They will give you a map and driving directions to the fellows that make the flooring. There are 3 different ones that make flooring. I hope this helps.

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    Pat Mor
    Amish Country Galeres (October 7th, 2012 at 18:20)

    Amish Country Galeres

    The Amish Country Galleries is locatd at 393 Hwy43 N, Ethrige, 38456. They carry a lot of local Amish products I found Davd & Lorie Williams to be very helpful and willing to guide you to whoever can help you with what you are lookig for, If you send me an email,will be glad to send you their business number. They are no Amish but their store carries local Amish products.

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    Susan Saban
    Amish kitchen cabinets (October 17th, 2012 at 20:05)

    Amish kitchen cabinets

    Hi, I have not visited the Amish in Ethridge, TN, but am very interested in speaking with an Amish cabinet maker about cabinets for my kitchen. Does anyone know who I should contact in Ethridge? Thank you!

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      Doug from N Alabama
      The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (October 17th, 2012 at 22:44)

      J.D. Gingerich comes highly recommended, but he’s booked up well into next year. I don’t know any of them that aren’t booked up months in advance, so I hope you’re not in a hurry.

      -Doug B

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    Sandra Anders
    New Years Day (December 30th, 2012 at 13:54)

    New Years Day

    I was wondering if the amish community would be selling stuff on new years day

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      maggie austen
      New Year's Day (December 30th, 2012 at 16:43)

      New Year's Day

      As far as I know they will be open for business, it is not a relegious holiday for them.

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    Diane Love
    Stores (January 17th, 2013 at 14:22)

    Stores

    Never been to Ethridge,TN but close to it to Summertown to jeep trail riding. I was wondering if they have stores where you can buy like cookbooks etc? Thanks

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      Pat Moore
      Where to Buy Amish Cookbooks (January 24th, 2013 at 15:30)

      Where to Buy Amish Cookbooks

      The Amish Country Galleries is locatd at 393 Hwy43 N, Ethrige, 38456

      I’ve bought several, both local and from PA. The recipes I’ve tried are very good. They carry a lot of things that are from local Amish vendors. Furniture, baskets, quilts, etc

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    Christie
    Furniture (January 21st, 2013 at 17:40)

    Furniture

    Does anyone in this community make furniture. We are looking to have a wall entertainment unit made for our living room and have had no luck in finding what we like at any local furniture stores

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      Charles in N AL
      The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (August 27th, 2013 at 23:22)

      Andy Hostetler on Buffalo Rd. He is located about 1/4 mile North of Oaks Market on the left (west side). He does custom work with just about any type of wood you want. He recently built two custom pieces for me and I am very happy.

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    Amanda
    The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (February 2nd, 2013 at 21:35)

    My husband is wanting to visit, is January a good
    Time to visit not

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      Lattice
      The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (February 3rd, 2013 at 09:34)

      Hi Amanda. Well, it’s February now – do you mean next year?

      Anyhow, you’ll miss out on the fresh produce, but they’ll still sell their jams, pickles, etc., and also soaps, furniture, all things other than fresh produce. If you go on a day that it’s dry and the ground is thawed, farmers will be turning ground for this Spring’s crops.

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    Shari Koeper
    Somewhere to stay? (February 27th, 2013 at 00:27)

    Somewhere to stay?

    A group of ladies are interested in visiting Ethridge in April. We are wondering if there is somewhere we can stay overnight there.

    Thanks!

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    Cindy
    The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (March 12th, 2013 at 08:26)

    I have been reading about the Ethridge Amish. Thinking about going this weekend (March 16). Will the tours be going on at this time?

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      Maggie Austen
      Tours in Ethridge (March 12th, 2013 at 09:06)

      Tours in Ethridge

      Cindy,

      Jerry’s Wagon Tours has gone out of business, but the wagon tour which leaves from the Amish Welcome Center is still in business. If you are interested in Amish made quilts, the ladies about a mile north of the welcome center on highway 43 have them even though their building is not finished yet.

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        KP
        The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (March 23rd, 2013 at 11:25)

        Maggie,
        I visited Ethridge last year with some ladies. We visited a welcome center on 43 and then used their map to visit the homes and shops. I am returning with my husband to show him some furniture I saw in one particular man’s furniture shop. Is there just one welcome center on 43? On the trip with my friends last year, we were just passing through on the way to Nashville and I really cannot remember the area very well. I am worried about find that certain Amish home with the furniture shop.

        The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee

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          Maggie Austen
          Welcome Center in Ethridge (April 5th, 2013 at 08:36)

          Welcome Center in Ethridge

          Hello KP, Sorry for the delay in answering your 3/23 post. Yes, there is just the one welcome center on Highway 43 although most of the businesses have contacts within the community to point you in the right direction. I found the ladies at the quilt shop just north of there very helpful with directing me to local workers when I stop in there. Some of the more established furniture makers may have a backlog of orders, but their offspring have shops and their work is fine as well.

          Welcome Center in Ethridge

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        barbara glab
        The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (September 2nd, 2013 at 08:07)

        I am looking for experienced quilter to quilt my quilts. Does anyone know someone. Would rather work with quilter directly, no middle man.

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          Lorri Graves
          QUILTS (September 2nd, 2013 at 08:17)

          QUILTS

          I use Amanda Gingerich. She is on Jap Lane in Ethridge and reasonably priced. She just completed a Tumbling Block quilt for me. Her cousins wife’s sister also makes them as well, and they are beautiful too. She lives on Mt. Horeb Rd. Thanks, and good luck. :)

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            barbara glab
            quilts (September 2nd, 2013 at 08:32)

            quilts

            Thanks,
            I will write to them. Do you have a house numbers number by any chance…

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            Diann Pollock
            Quilters in Ethridge, Tn (September 2nd, 2013 at 14:29)

            Quilters in Ethridge, Tn

            Barbara, if you mail it to Amanda and just put Jap Lane Ethridge, TN 38456 on the letter she will get it. There are not very many houses on Jap Lane. If you get to come to Ethridge stop in at the Amish Welcome Center and the folks there will give you directions to Amanda’s house. There are several Amish ladies that quilt and they all do beautiful work.

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            Lorri Jones Graves
            Address (September 2nd, 2013 at 17:17)

            Address

            55 Jap Lane
            Ethridge Tn 38456

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    Bed and Breakfasts (April 4th, 2013 at 10:54)

    Bed and Breakfasts

    Planning a trip to Ethridge, can anyone recommend a good Bed & Breafast or nice motel pin the area?

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      Norma Burroughs
      The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (April 4th, 2013 at 11:42)

      Hi Roberta,
      We visit Ethridge usually in October and always stay in Lawrenceburg a few miles south of Ethridge.Unless something has opened recently,I don’t believe there are any B&B’s near by.
      There are several motels right on Hwy 43 (Locust Ave) in Lawrenceburg.Hope you enjoy your visit!

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    Auction (May 11th, 2013 at 20:14)

    Auction

    I would like to no when the Amish auction is in Ethridge, Tennessee

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      Norma Burroughs
      The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (May 11th, 2013 at 23:30)

      The big auction in Ethridge will be October 12.If you are planning to stay overnight,I would suggest you make reservations at one of the motels there at Lawrenceburg well ahead.We learned this the hard way! And a pair of mud boots is a good idea too!

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    Roger….Alabama
    Ethridge visit (May 25th, 2013 at 22:03)

    Ethridge visit

    My wife and I visited the Amish community today by way of horse drawn wagon tour and it was so enjoyable. It was so interesting getting a look into their way of living. The sweets, jams and bread are worth the trip. We are already planning a return trip soon. Our guide was only 19 but was so knowledgeable.

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    john jaya
    mule or horse for sale (May 26th, 2013 at 15:10)

    mule or horse for sale

    Is there anyplace I could go in Etheridge to get a decent plow horse?

  • Armish / Mennonites living near Clarksville Tn and surrounding Ky areas

    http://prairiebluestem.blogspot.com/2007/03/mennonites-and-amish-in-christian.html

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    Wonderfully Blessed Visit (June 9th, 2013 at 16:29)

    Wonderfully Blessed Visit

    I had the privilege of visiting Ethridge and the Amish community yesterday. I was amazed at the complete independence of the Amish people from the rest of “our world”. They have a wonderful life, and are blessed to be able to continue living their own special way without the interference of any government. I feel very blessed today to have had a few hours to visit there. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

    Wonderfully Blessed Visit

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    Diann Pollock
    Fresh produce in Ethridge, Tennessee (June 17th, 2013 at 13:59)

    Fresh produce in Ethridge, Tennessee

    Greetings from Ethridge! The Amish have fresh veggies coming in. I visited last week and bought squash, cucumbers, green beans, onions, and new potatoes. Yum! Sweet corn and tomatoes should be in around the first of July. Nothing better than a home grown mater sandwich. Just stop at the Amish Welcome Center 4001 Hwy 43N Ethridge, TN 38456 for a free Amish map and driving directions. The ladies there can give you directions to get out to the farms for vegetables or furniture or anything you’re looking for. The Plowboy Produce Auction is every Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 1:00pm. It is amazing to go to the auction and see all the fresh produce and the folks that grew it.

    Fresh produce in Ethridge, Tennessee

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    Amish in Ethridge,TN? (June 27th, 2013 at 03:31)

    Amish in Ethridge,TN?

    I visited the Amish in Delano before,but didn’t know they were in Ethridge. How far is that from Polk Co.(Benton,TN)?I think we also went to McMinn Co.,but I’m not for sure on that.If it’s not too far(husband doesn’t want to drive that far even though he’ll drag me almost to Atlanta,GA to see his sister,almost 3 hours away,another long story!)we might go see what they have to offer.Does anyone know of any Amish/Mennonites around Claiborne Co.,towards Kentucky state line?any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Amish in Ethridge,TN?

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    cafe (July 4th, 2013 at 22:27)

    cafe

    I visited Ethridge, TN. last year with friends. We visited a shop with a neat café in the rear. Can anyone tell me where it is located.

    There were Amish men on the outside selling baskets, walking sticks, birdhouses and other handmade items. The store had some Amish made things, but also other things in it. Back by the door that went into the café there were some beautiful quilts, made by Amish and non Amish.

    If anyone knows where this business is located, please let me know. looking forward to going back this week.

    Thanks, Sara

    cafe

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      Shari
      Amish Welcome Center (July 4th, 2013 at 22:44)

      Amish Welcome Center

      Sara Martin – you visited the Amish Welcome Center. I love that place too! It’s located on Hwy. 43N. Here’s their website: http://www.amishwelcomecenter.com/

      ~ Shari

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      Shari
      Amish Welcome Center (July 4th, 2013 at 22:45)

      Amish Welcome Center

      Sara Martin – you visited the Amish Welcome Center. I love that place too! We always eat at the Red Rooster, which is attached to the Welcome Center. It’s located on Hwy. 43N. Here’s their website: http://www.amishwelcomecenter.com/

      ~ Shari

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    Grew Up There (July 15th, 2013 at 22:55)

    Grew Up There

    I grew up in Ethridge. So weird to hear how other people see that community. I will say that we ALWAYS buy our vegetables from the Amish when things are in season. (We rarely went to their homes/shops or even to the farmer’s market, etc., to make our purchases, though, as there is always stuff for sale along any given road out there if the weather’s halfway decent.) And their furniture is beautiful, though far from inexpensive. My favorite spot is an out-of-the-way greenhouse run by some Mennonites. Most beautiful plants I’ve ever seen, and amazing prices.

    Grew Up There

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    Maggie
    Quilts in Ethridge (July 17th, 2013 at 12:03)

    Quilts in Ethridge

    Just got back from a quick trip to pick up sweet corn and other produce. The ladies at 4111 Highway 43N in Ethridge have their shop open. Amish made (except the antique quilts and tops)traditional and nontraditional quilts, wall hangings, dolls, baskets, etc. They are about one mile north of the Brewer Road/Campbellsville Pike intersection on the main highway on the left (mile marker 28 is in their front yard). White building with a blue roof. Easy to find. Also, big sign in the auction barn reads consignment auction is October 12.

    Quilts in Ethridge

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    Melissa
    Auction (August 13th, 2013 at 12:59)

    Auction

    I noticed you said cabins were available this year. Do you have any info on that like a number to call or something? Also any ideas on what prices are for pumpkins. I live in a very small town in East Texas. I was through there last year on business and noticed the Auctions and loved the whole Amish Community. I was thinking seriously about coming and buying some pumkins and bring them back to our little town and do a Pumkin patch at the Ballpark, but I need to know about how much to expect to pay for them vs how much I can resell them for here so I can at least pay for my trip there. Thank you so much.

    Auction

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    Norma Burroughs
    The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (September 2nd, 2013 at 14:44)

    Really looking forward to our trip to Ethridge the 2nd week of October!
    Apologies to Diann at the Amish Welcome Center! I gave her a new name in a previous post….her name is Diann…NOT Janice! Very sweet lady,as are the other ladies there.

    We love Ethridge Tn and look forward to going every year! The auction and big yard sale from Summertown to Hoenwald is the best!

    and to Melissa…Diann posted the phone number for the campgrounds with the cabins awhile back…931-829-4655.Hope you get to go!

    The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee

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    Kristie Wilson
    Visiting Ethridge for the first time (September 3rd, 2013 at 10:26)

    Visiting Ethridge for the first time

    We live in Nashville and were wanting to travel to Ethridge for the day (about a 1 1 /2 hour drive from home) later this month. It would be my husband and our two girls, ages 14 and 11. Can anyone recommend some things to do in the area? I have always been fascinated by the Amish lifestyle and after having read many books, would love to see the culture first-hand with my family. I think it would be an awesome experience for my girls. Would it be worth it to take a “tour” or just drive around?

    I would also love to purchase some jam/jellies, chow chow, and some baked goods. Any particularly good places to eat while there?

    Any information would be helpful. Thanks!

    Visiting Ethridge for the first time

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      Doug Budzak
      The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (September 3rd, 2013 at 10:31)

      Kristie – I think it is much better to just drive around on your own. You can pick up maps at the Welcome Center, and they do a pretty good job of listing places that have items for sale.

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    Micah
    Hat maker (September 19th, 2013 at 17:40)

    Hat maker

    My family and I are headed up to Ethridge in the morning (9/20/2013), where is a good hat shop to get a straw hat?

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      Diann
      Hat Maker (September 19th, 2013 at 17:53)

      Hat Maker

      Micah,
      There are several ladies that make the straw hats. One is on Three Oaks Rd. and one is on Buffalo Rd.. If you need driving directions and a map just stop @ the Welcome Center. They will give you a free map and directions to find hats. I hope you have a good trip. The Amish are all busy with the harvest so you will get to see them working in the fields. This is a beautiful time of year to visit. Safe travels!

      Hat Maker

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        Micah
        The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (September 19th, 2013 at 22:09)

        Thanks for the information, my wife and I are excited to finally get the opportunity to go. What would be some interesting things for our 4 year old to see or do and do you have any suggestions on a good place to stay around there? I looked some hotels up online and I’m not too sure about them.

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    Micah
    Hat Maker (September 19th, 2013 at 17:46)

    Hat Maker

    My family and I are going up to ethridge in the morning and I was wondering if anyone could tell me where a hat maker was up there. I would like to get a straw hat to wear outside.

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    wanda self
    Amish visit in the Spring? (December 27th, 2013 at 12:43)

    Amish visit in the Spring?

    I have never been to the Amish community and would love to visit when the crops are being harvested. When is the best time to book a hotel or a cabin for this? I also will be visiting in the Fall when the yard sale and auction are going on. Thank you so much!
    Wanda Self

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      The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (December 27th, 2013 at 15:48)

      Wanda,
      In May strawberries will be getting ripe. There will also be a few things ready in the gardens. Green onions, cabbage, yellow squash and such. Tomatoes and sweet corn start getting ripe around the 4th of July. The big consignment sale and the Octoberfest yard sales will be the second weekend in October. In April there is Mule Day up in Columbia, TN and there will be lots of yard sales that weekend too. Molasses and pumpkins and gourds will be ready in Sept. Right now they are getting the greenhouses ready to start planting seedlings. Just a couple of more months until we start having some warm days. Plowboy Produce auction starts around the 15th of April. So any time is a good time to visit. Happy New Year!

      The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee

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    KENNETH HUDSON
    WANTING TO BUY FOOD FOR LONG TERM (January 29th, 2014 at 22:03)

    WANTING TO BUY FOOD FOR LONG TERM

    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW I CAN BUY YOUR BEEF THAT HAS BEEN CANNED AS I KNOW IT IS SO MUCH BETTER THEN WHAT I CAN GET IN THE STORE. I LIVE IN GEORGIA SOUTH OF ATLANTA OFF I-85 AND WOULD ENJOY DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU ALL’. I HOPE YOU ARE ALL DOING WELL AND KNOW THAT SOME ENGLISH ARE ON YOUR SIDE OF THE ROAD. I FEEL LIKE YOUR ALL DOING THE BEST YOU CAN WITH WHAT YOU HAVE. IT’S LIKE KIDS WILL BE KID’S BUT THEY NEED TO BE ON THEIR BEST BEHAVIOR. I HOPE WE CAN DO BUSINESS TOGETHER.

    KENNETH HUDSON
    16 FARMER STREET
    NEWNAN,GEORGIA 30263-1417
    770-251-6667
    KENHUDSON2014@YAHOO.COM

    WANTING TO BUY FOOD FOR LONG TERM

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    Donna Pickering
    Re: Ethridge Amish Furniture Shop (May 5th, 2014 at 16:01)

    Re: Ethridge Amish Furniture Shop

    Do you happen to have the address to the Amish Furniture Shop in Ethridge? I recently had new appliances put in but couldn’t afford new cabinets. The cooktop that was installed is deeper than the old one and now the two drawers that were underneath no longer fit. I’ve been trying to find someone who could remake the drawers for me but no one will do such a small job. I’d like to see if the Amish would do it for me . . . I’m even willing to drive the long distance to get it done. Any help would be appreciated, but I’d like to write them a letter before driving all the way out there. Thank you so much!

    Re: Ethridge Amish Furniture Shop

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    Elaine
    need info (June 29th, 2014 at 18:07)

    need info

    My husband and I are traveling to visit your commuity and would like to know when the auction is held in Oct. we have read about or any other activities that would be a good time to visit. that you so much. We are from Alabama and it will take us about 4 hrs to get there.

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      The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee (July 3rd, 2014 at 12:42)

      Plowboy Produce Auction has the large consignment sale this year on Saturday, October 11. It will start at 9am. They have the produce auctions every Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 1pm. All the Amish fresh vegetables are in now also. Corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, cabbage, onions, green beans and more. The Amish will sale their goods on the 4th of July. There are over 200 Amish families and most have things to sale. I think it would be worth your drive to come and visit. The Amish Welcome Center always have the maps FREE. They can also give you directions if you need them.

      The Amish of Ethridge, Tennessee

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        Dan
        what about the carriage rides (July 5th, 2014 at 11:38)

        what about the carriage rides

        I have a little girl who is dying to come to Ethridge for all the festivities… do they have carriage rides in October too?

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