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Upcoming Events

Shipshewana Flea Market Open
June 26, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm
Shipshewana Flea Market Open
June 27, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm
Meet Wanda Brunstetter
June 29, 2018
10:30 - 11:30am
Stolen- A New Musical
June 29, 2018
1:00 - 3:00pm
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WELCOME TO SHIPSHEWANA

Nearly 670 residents call Shipshewana home, and many of the two million annual travelers who sojourn here wish that they, too, could call it home.  Locals hold their blessed heritage close to their hearts, while visitors admire and even long for this simpler way of life.  "Shipshe" as we call it, means many things to many different people, but it mostly symbolizes simplicity. 

The Shipshewana area is celebrated for being home to the third largest Amish community in the United States, for having the Midwest's largest flea market, and for its reputation of hand-crafted wares. 

Most area businesses are family-owned.  In keeping with local religious traditions, you'll find that most businesses are closed Sundays.  Sundays and evenings are great times to enjoy the beautiful parks and scenic drives.

We hope your time spent in Shipshewana will renew and refresh your spirit and that your treasured souvenirs include precious memories and new friendships.

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12 Amazing Things to Do in Shipshewana

[Part 1 in a series of 4] By Laurie Sherck People are always asking for ideas for things to do in Shipshewana.  Having grown up...

Quilters' Delight

by Marcia Eichhorn The Shipshewana Quilt Festival is held in June every year.  It’s not uncommon to have enthusiastic quilt groups...

Living My Dream in Amish Country-Part 2

by Marcia Eichhorn Bright Morning Star Bed and Breakfast is located 6 miles east of Middlebury, IN and 2 miles west of Shipshewana. ...

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