Charm Days, held in mid-October, is a two-day community event that includes delicious food for sale and specials at many of the local stores. Charm Days is featured in my book, Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio, and I was thrilled to get to experience it for myself.
I stayed in nearby Sugarcreek at the Carlisle Inn, a quaint inn with a gorgeous library inside for guests to use. From my balcony, I could see rolling hills and farmland.
It’s a short drive from Sugarcreek to Charm, and I enjoyed every bit of scenery, stopping often to take photos of the picturesque farms. In Charm, I couldn’t resist a little shopping. Keim Lumber is a must see, and I spent some time browsing there after my book signing. There are several quaint little shops nearby, like Miller’s Dry Goods where you can find fabric in just about any pattern. My favorite purchase was an adorable apron to add to my collection.
The food in Charm and the surrounding area is fantastic! Grandma’s Homestead Restaurant is right across from Keim Lumber, and I stopped there for lunch one day. It was delicious, but every meal I had on the trip was delicious. So much so that I think I took pictures of each one!
Besides shopping and eating, I recommend taking some time to drive around the area. I spent half a day just driving—and sharing the road with buggies and Amish youngsters on bicycles.
In Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio, one of the characters is spending time in Charm to get away from her hectic life. Charm and the surrounding area is the perfect getaway if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet—and a glimpse into a simpler way of life.
Annalisa Daughety writes contemporary fiction set in historic locations. Early in her career, she spent time working as a park ranger for the National Park Service. This experience led her to write the Walk in the Park series–each book in the series is set in a different national park. Some of her other books include Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio, Love Finds You in Lancaster County, and A Wedding to Remember in Charleston. She and her husband live in rural Arkansas and are learning the art of chicken and goat farming. As you can imagine, each day is an adventure!
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