NAPPANEE — The auction for Amish Acres, a longtime tourist attraction in Nappanee, will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.
After 50 years in operation, Amish Acres closed after its Dec. 31, 2019, New Year’s Eve Cabaret. The Pletcher family, who owns the business, is retiring.
Amish Acres has grown to be a nationally recognized destination-of-choice for over 150,000 visitors annually, according to a brochure advertising the auction.
Schrader Real Estate & Auction, Columbia City, is in charge of auctioning the property. More than 28 acres of property will be offered for sale in 16 tracts. A Schrader representative will be at the property for an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.
One tract includes The Round Barn Theatre, lobby, greeting barn and meeting house. A separate tract includes the restaurant barn, shops and two log cabin buildings. There are also three separate tracts for Amish Acres’ soda and fudge shop building, meet and cheese building, and cider and grist mill building.
The auction will be held onsite at the restaurant barn, 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee. Online bidding will also take place during the auction at www.schraderauction.com.