Sauder Village plans Memorial Day brunch, concert & events

Press Staff Writer

        Traditionally recognized as the start of the summer vacation season, Memorial Day weekend at Sauder Village – Ohio’s largest living history destination – will feature fun, hands-on activities, baby animals, special music and a holiday brunch.
        In honor of their service to our country, all veterans and active duty military will receive free admission Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27.
        New this year, guests will have an opportunity to enjoy special music on Memorial Day as part of the new “Melodies on Main Street” Concert Series at Sauder Village. From 1-3 p.m. on Monday, May 27, local singer and songwriter Arminda Walborn will be singing and playing acoustic guitar at the 1920s Main Street Bandstand. The afternoon concert is included with admission to the Historic Village and is free for Sauder Village members.  A schedule of other upcoming performances can be found on the Sauder Village website.
        Also on Monday, a special Holiday Brunch will be served at the Barn Restaurant from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The brunch, which has become a family tradition in the community, will feature made-to-order omelets, waffles, crepes, biscuits and gravy, Barn Chicken, home fries, fresh fruit, pastries and a chocolate fountain.
        Throughout the holiday weekend, Sauder Village will offer plenty for guests to see and do. In addition to visiting historic homes, farms, gardens and community shops, families can now take a walk into a more modern age while exploring part of the 1920s Main Street. The relocated District 16 Schoolhouse and Doctor’s Office, as well as the Barbershop, Depot and Bandstand are now open at the 1920s Main Street. By mid-summer, plans call for the Livery, Car Dealership and Gas Station to also be ready for guests to enjoy.
        Also new this season, a ride on the Erie Express Train will be included with admission to the Historic Village. The train ride is not only fun, but also offers an easy way for guests to travel through the expanding “Walk Through Time” experience at Sauder Village.
        Throughout the Memorial Day weekend, guests can enjoy themed experiences with an emphasis on historic cooking, farming and crafts. Activities will encourage guests to discover the power of water, help pack a wagon, learn about horses, pigs, cows and how to milk a goat. Visitors will also enjoy visiting the many new baby animals and exploring the popular “Explore Our Ecosystem” hands-on exhibit in the Garden Shed.
        Historic Sauder Village will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the holiday weekend. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. On Sunday only, kids 16 and younger receive free admission and the special Sunday adult rate is $11.
        Through Labor Day, Sauder Village is offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate families, including National Guard and reserve. As a Blue Star Museum, Sauder Village is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their immediate families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. For more info, visit the Blue Star Museum website at
         For more information Sauder Village, call 1-800-590-9755, visit or follow the village on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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