AMISH WARES

Clare County is home to a large community of Amish, with roots going back to the original founders from Switzerland. The Amish way of life is one of simple enjoyment of the land and community. Skills are passed down through the generations and the Amish craftsmen are renowned for their finely crafted products including furniture, quilts, and baskets. Baked goods and produce from their farms are offered for purchase along the roadside when weather permits.

The Yoder’s and their friends hold a large quilt auction, craft show, and flea market each spring (third Friday and Saturday of May) and late summer (Friday and Saturday of Labor Day weekend). Imagine fields transformed with rows of crafters, antiques, and flea marketers – hundreds of vendors in all! This event is one of the largest, well attended, craft shows, flea markets and quilt auctions in Michigan. No machine stitched quilts are sold at the auction. In addition to the Amish crafted furniture, quilts and goods, one may purchase an array of arts and craft items, discounted tools, jewelry, cutlery, jams, and plants – to name a few. A number of concession stands and several food specialty tents, featuring baked goods and cheese, are hosted by the Amish women. Parking is best in downtown Clare with shuttle services running to and from the auction site on a regular basis.

The Yoder Brother’s Auction host a consignment horse and tack auction and a separate auction for equipment every spring and fall.

The countryside of an Amish Community invites further exploration. Enjoy at your leisure a drive through Clare County’s Amish areas, visit featured businesses listed on our map, and spend a day browsing Amish wares, furniture, quilts, and more!

PLEASE SHOW CONSIDERATION: DO NOT VISIT AMISH-OWNED BUSINESSES ON SUNDAYS. THEY MAY ALSO BE CLOSED FOR WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND HOLIDAYS.

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Directory of Amish Wares

THE COLONVILLE COUNTRY STORE
     Dan & Mary Ann Hochstetler
     7047 E. Colonville Rd.
     Clare, MI 48617
     989-386-8686
     Open 8-6 p.m., five days a week.
     Closed Thurs. & Sun.
     From kitchenware to propane-
     specializing in hard to find items.

 SURREY DISCOUNT FOODS INC.
     Eli Byler & Eli Yoder
     10304 E. Surrey Rd.
     Clare, MI 48617
     989-386-2421
    Open Mon.-Wed. & Sat. 8-5 p.m.
    Thurs. & Fri. 8-6 p.m.
    Closed Sunday

 DOVER ROAD WOODWORKING
     William Byler
     2985 Dover Rd.
     Farwell, MI 48622
     989-386-4164
    Open Mon.-Sat., dawn to dusk.
    Retail furniture, solid oak and cherry.

 COLONVILLE BIKE SHOP
     Allen Yoder  
     7902 Colonville Rd.
     Clare, MI 48617
     Mon., Tue., Thurs. 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.,
     Wed., 8-8 p.m.
     Fuji bikes and bicycle repair

TOBACCO RIVER RUSTICS
      Raymond & Mary Ruth Byler
     10795 Tobacco Drive
     Clare, MI 48617
     989-386-6025
     Open Mon.-Sat., 8-5 p.m.
     Quality rustic indoor furniture – made in Michigan
     Hickory, Pine, Cedar & Aspen.
     Outdoor Red Cedar furniture.

HERSHBERGER’S PRO HARDWARE & SUPPLY
       Jonas & Kathryn Hershberger
       10289 N. Leaton Rd.
       Clare, MI 48617
       989-386-5338
       Open Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
       Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
       Vinyl fence, plumbing, electrical, tools, etc.

BENCHLEY’S AMISH FURNITURE & GIFTS (Not Amish-Owned)
       9425 Tobacco Dr.
       Clare, MI 48617
       989-386-7951
       Open Mon.-Sat., 10-5 p.m, Sun., noon-5 p.m.

COUNTRY SIDE CABINETS
       Leroy Miller
       6221 E. Surrey Rd.
       Clare, MI 48617
       989-386-6952
       Custom cabinets.

MEADOWVIEW KITCHENS
      Ervin Byler
      2640 Dover Rd.
      Farwell, MI 48622
      989-386-5006
       Complete home furnishings.

PINE VALLEY COUNTRY STORE
      David D. & Edna Schlabach, Jr.
      8181 S. Cornwell Ave.
      Clare, MI 48617
      989-386-3664
      Open Mon., Tues. & Sat. 8-6 p.m.
       Wed. & Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
       Bulk foods, candies, spices, animal health 
products and feed supplements.

STUTZMAN BUTCHER SHOP
      Jerry & Celesta Stutzman
      10660 S. Brand Ave.
      Clare, MI 48617
      989-386-2400
      Custom butchering.

GATEWAY MANUFACTURING
       Leroy Yoder & Alvin Yoder
       7836 E. Colonville Rd.
       Clare, MI 48617
       989-386-4198 
       Mon.-Fri., 8-5 p.m.
       Farm equipment and custom manufacturing.

 

 

RUSTIC LOG FURNITURE & MATTRESS SALES
     Ivan & Nettie Byler
     7265 Grant Avenue
     Clare, MI 48617
     989-386-3778
     Open Mon.-Sat., 8-6 p.m.
     They build and carry a full line of rustic 
     furniture and mattress sales.

COUNTRY COOKSTOVE BAKERY
     Robert & Mabel Kuhr
     8704 S. Eberhart Ave.
     Clare, MI 48617
     989-386-6592
     Open 5 Wed., Fri. & Sat. 9-6 p.m.
     Closed approximately Dec. 24-Apr. 15

MILLER’S GENERAL REPAIR
     Simon Miller
     3681 Surrey Rd.
     Clare, MI 48617
     989-386-7564
     Open Mon.-Fri., 8-5 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m.
     Small engine repair, generators 

SURREY ROAD QUILT SHOP
     Simon & Annie Miller 
     3681 Surrey Rd.
     Clare, MI 48617
     989-386-3043
     Open Mon.-Fri., 8-5 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m.
     Fabric and custom quilts.

MILLER WOODWORKING
      Yost & Ada Mae Miller
      3209 Beaverton Rd.
      Clare, MI 48617
      989-386-8110
      Open Mon.–Sat., 7:30-5 p.m.
      Storage sheds, deer blinds, hunting cabins, 
      picnic tables, dog houses and play houses.

PLANT MOR GREENHOUSE
       Cletus & Rosanna Yoder
       6047 E. Surrey Rd.
       Clare, MI 48617
       989-386-8488
       Open late spring through fall, no set hours.
       Vegetable plants, annuals and perennials.

COLONVILLE HARNESS SHOP
       Chris Yoder
       9459 E. Colonville Rd.
       Clare, MI 48617
       989-386-2416
       Mon.-Sat., 8-5 p.m.
       Harness repair and equipment.

HERSHBERGER FOAM INSTALLATION
     Jonathan Hershberger
     4508 S. Brand Ave.
     Clare, MI 48617
     989-386-6047
    Spray foam installation.

YODER’S BROTHERS AUCTION SERVICE
       Leroy Yoder
       9484 S. Rodgers Ave.
       Clare, MI 48617
       989-386-9589

YODER’S AMISH QUILT AUCTION/ CRAFT SHOW
      Simon Yoder
      10885 N. Leaton Rd.
      Clare, MI 48617
      989-386-2872
      The 3rd Fri. & Sat. in May and
      Fri. & Sat. of Labor Day weekend

COBLENTZ MILLWORKS
     Freeman & Andy Coblentz
     8598 E. Colonville Rd.
     Clare, MI 48617
     989-386-0192
     Moldings, doors, stairs & floors.
     Custom finishing and installation available.

 GATEWAY BUILDERS
     David Byler
     10002 Washington Rd.
     Clare, MI 48617
     989-429-6893
     Home builder, pole barns, roofing & remodeling.

COUNTRY SIDE DINNERS
      Samuel Stutzman
      8400 E. Colonville Rd.
      Clare, MI 48617
      989-386-8400
      Tues.-Sat.
      Authentic Amish cooked dinners, by reservation only.

 

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