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Wayne County Picnic Basket Tour

Situated in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country, the Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau invites you to enjoy the gorgeous autumn weather on a Backroads of Wayne County, Fill the Picnic Basket Tour.

The Wayne County Convention & Vistors Bureau suggests your first stop should be at their office located at 428 W. Liberty Street in downtown Wooster. They will be happy to furnish you with maps and information on the area. The office is open Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. A convenient afterhours kiosk is located outside of the building with local maps and the Wayne County Visitors Guide.

While in Downtown Wooster stop by Local Roots Market and Café, a year-round indoor local food co-op featuring baked goods, meats, pierogies, eggs, produce, coffee, arts and crafts and seasonal ready-to-go salads, wraps, hummus and soups. Try Boo Bear’s Brew, a new coffee shop within Local Roots, for pour overs and cold brews.

Downtown Wooster is home to the JAFB Wooster Brewery, a local brewery, crafting fresh handmade beer. JAFB invites you to bring your picnic lunch and enjoy it in their tap room while trying their fall beer offerings. They only make one thing at JAFB … beer, and they do it right. Just a short walk from the brewery you’ll find the Minglewood Distilling Company, a small batch micro distillery whose hand crafted spirits are made from locally sourced ingredients.

Wayne County boasts five award-winning wineries: Troutman Vineyards & Winery, Blue Barn Winery and Lincoln Way Vineyards in Wooster, Silver Run Vineyard & Winery and Bent Ladder Cider & Wine, both in Doylestown. These establishments offer tasting rooms with scenic views of the rural Wayne County countryside, wonderful outdoor concerts, food trucks and events throughout the fall.

If you’d like to fill your cooler with locally butchered meats or cheeses to take home, you’ll find the Marshallville Packing Company in Marshallville, Whitefeather Meats in Creston and Cannon Center Meats North of Wooster. Shisler’s Cheese Shop on Route 30 between Orrville and Kidron offers local cheeses, meats, chocolates, Amish baked goods and snack mixes.

Another beautiful place to enjoy your picnic would be the Secrest Arboretum & Gardens on The Ohio State University’s agricultural College campus in Wooster. This 110-acre arboretum is open daily from dawn to dusk offering scenic walking and biking paths, children’s areas and the opportunity to explore the diverse landscape theme gardens.

Our friends at have put together a wonderful road trip called Get Out of the House Trip #4. This fun daylong tour stops at many unknown back road destinations. You are invited to enjoy the rolling hills of the countryside on a relaxing drive through Amish Country.

Information on all of the above businesses, events and attractions, as well as accommodations in the Wayne County area, can be found on our website at Come experience all that Wayne County has to offer along our backroads featuring quaint villages and towns, stunning vistas and rural country farmland at its best. See why we say, “You deserve a Get-A-Wayne!”

Article courtesy of Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Wayne County Picnic Basket Tour

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