Mark your Calendars for the 2024 Homecoming


Sonnenberg Village Homecoming August 9-11, 2024

Join us for a day of joy and nostalgia and the 200th Anniversary of Tschantz Family immigration and their heritage businesses

Step back in time and celebrate the rich history and vibrant culture of our community, forefathers, and businesses. Plus delicious food, artisans, buggy rides and opportunities to research your genealogy. There is fun for the whole family! 

Don’t miss this chance to reconnect with old friends and make new memories. Mark your calendars and be part of the Sonnenberg Village Homecoming experience!

Heritage Businesses

Presentations from companies who share common ancestry:

Kidron Electric, Schantz Organ Company

Community Theater

“The Promised Land” A play about immigration from Switzerland. 

Enjoy Live Music

Including performances by Honeytown and the Orrville Community Band



Schedule of Events


7:00pm “The Promised Land” play at the Welcome Center


10:00am Artisans, Heritage Businesses, genealogy lookups, Tschantz History Video, all historical buildings will be open. 

11:00am Food trucks open, wagon rides to Sonnenberg Cemetery

1:00pm Orrville Community Band performance

4:00pm “The Promised Land” play

7:00pm Honeytown concert

9:30pm Village Closes


2:00pm “The Promised Land” play


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the event located?

The event is located on the grounds of the Sonnenberg Village just outside of Kidron, OH. 13497 Hackett Rd, Applecreek, OH 44606. Sonnenberg Village Map

Is there an admission fee?

No, all events are free except “The Promised Land” play. Tickets are sold online for the play and on-site (unless sold out)

How do I purchase tickets for the play?

There will be 3 performances of “The Promised Land”: Friday at 7:00pm, Saturday at 4:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are $5 per person, children 5 and under are free. Families of 5 can purchase a package for $20. Tickets can be reserved by calling Sharon: 330-466-7439.

Where do I park?

Parking will be in the field 

Are wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers allowed?

Yes, and handicap restrooms are available in the welcome center.

May I bring my pet?

Yes, pets are welcome if they are on a leash, controlled, and their waste is disposed of properly.

Where are the restrooms?

There are restrooms at the Welcome Center (handicap accessible) and portable toilets on the south side of the barn.

What kinds of food are planned?

The Sonnenberg Food Truck featuring BBQ Ham sandwhiches. Schlonegers Homemade Ice Cream, and more. There is a tented area with tables and chairs for eating. 

What if it is raining?

The event will be held rain or shine.






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