Get inspired, work a craft at Sauder Village

Woodworking skills along with some design ideas get poured into making a bucket. These skills are passed from generation to generation. Come experience some craft making opportunities at Sauder Village Saturday, July 18.

ARCHBOLD – Take time to be inspired this summer during the annual Explore the Crafts Event at Sauder Village. On Saturday, July 18, guests will be encouraged to try pottery, drawing, embroidery, weaving, broom making, tinsmithing, printing and more while exploring the crafts at Ohio’s largest living-history destination.

“Our Explore the Crafts event offers guests a greater appreciation of the talented craftsmen that work each day at Sauder Village,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/Media Relations. “This popular day is filled with inspiration and creativity and provides great memories for all involved.”

During this fun-filled event, craftsmen will share their talents while allowing guests to explore their own creativity. Visitors may want to try pottery, making wooden tops, mini decorative brooms, felt balls, wooden beaded necklaces and tussie mussies. Some of the other hands-on activities planned for this event include assembling a wooden bucket, making a tin icicle ornament, spinning, weaving and embroidery. Guests participate in drawing activities, stamp bookmarks in the Print Shop and make a God’s eye ornament in the Basket Shop.

Other upcoming events at Sauder Village include a Vintage Base Ball Tournament on July 25 and the 32nd Annual Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale on Aug. 1 and 2. The 19th Annual Rug Hooking Event is Aug. 12-15 and the annual Barbershop Sing will be held on Aug. 22. A Sauder Village Membership is a great way to enjoy the many events planned at Sauder Village. Single, Couple, Family and Grandparent Memberships may be purchased online at