Bluffton Fall Festival

Sept. 22 – Fall Festival at the Homestead

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The Schumacher Homestead is busy with family fun during the Bluffton Fall Festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, September 22.

  • Hay bale maze and organized children’s games
  • Brick oven bread baking
  • Woodworking tool and cooking demonstrations
  • Animal displays and horse-drawn plowing
  • Scrap Artist Quilters display
  • Explore the 1843 Schumacher house, summer kitchen, workshop, culinary garden and bank barn

Lunch is available for a donation. We’ll be serving from 11:00 until it’s all gone!

Visit Bluffton Fall Festival for information about other locations and transportation by bus and wagon.

Homestead Tours

Group tours, big and small, are available by appointment. Please contact Joanne Niswander at 419-358-0186 to set up a custom tour. For more information, see our Tours page.

SCHS Mission

The Swiss Community Historical Society was founded over fifty years ago to honor and preserve the heritage of the Bluffton-Pandora community. 

We do this by collecting and preserving papers, books, artifacts, and records of historical interest, and by acquiring property especially important to this heritage.

Many of our activities are focused around the Schumacher Homestead, garden, summer kitchen, workshop, and bank barn, 8350 Bixel Rd, between Bluffton and Pandora.


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