Shipshewana Festivals

Kite Komotion 2017!

April 29,2017
11am - 3pm
Kite Komotion Festival & Clinic is held at the Shipshewana Event Center. Free admission and activities, sponsored by LaGrange Community Youth Centers, Inc. & Head Over Heels, LLC.
Watch International Kite Teams dance their kites to music. Activities include: A "Learn to Fly" Clinic - Free Make Your Own Kite Kits to the first 500 kids - Candy Drop for Children - Family Fly Field. Bring your lawn chairs and spend the entire day.


May 5 & 6, 2017
Shipshewana MayFest kicks off on Friday, May 5th with entertainment and food at the main tent all day long. Friday evening will feature musical talent in the main tent.
Saturday features the huge parade stepping off at 10am and then enjoy entertainment for all ages all day!

Shipshewana Road Run 2017

Details TBA

Shipshewana Quilt Festival 2017

June 21 through 24, 2017
The Shipshewana Quilt Festival is a 4-day event with many activities including: lectures; workshops; Shop Hop; and Quilt & Vendor Show. Enrollment opens March 1, 2017.


Shipshewana Antique Festival

Saturday, August 5th, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Love antiques, vintage items, and hunting for unique treasures for your home? Don't miss the 2017 Shipshewana Antique Festival!

Nearly 75 antiques & collectibles vendors set up outside around the sidewalks of the Farmstead Expo Barn and under the Trading Place Pavilion. Item categories include: Antique, vintage, collectible, architectural, industrial, glass, toys, pottery, primitive, country, shabby chic and refurbished. For vendor information, contact 260-768-4129. Check out the website for a schedule of activities.

Fall Crafters Fair

October 5th-7th, 2017
Shipshewana will be hosting a festival of crafters, entertainers, and musicians that has become an annual fall event. The festival will take place in and around the town, located in the heart of beautiful Northern Indiana Amish Country. The festival is set to start at 9am on October 5th and will continue to run all day on October 6th & 7th. The event is planned for families and individuals looking for something truly unique and different from normal weekend routines.
Show Hours: Thurs. & Fri.: 9am - 6pm Sat.: 9am - 5pm

Christmas in Shipshewana

November and December feature many holiday events. It all begins with the Lighting of Shipshewana on November 11th! Then the Christmas celebrations continue with Chocolate Day on November 18th, Wana Night Out on November 28th, Kids Day and Santa comes to town on December 2nd, and more. Check out the list and choose what's perfect for you!

Shipshewana Ice Festival 2017

December 28 & 29, 2017
Come watch professional ice carvers create unimaginable pieces of art! Pieces for local businesses will be carved on Thursday, competition carving on Friday and a chili cook-off!

Shipshewana Pajama Sale

February 3, 2018
Shipshewana IN - The inns, hotels and B & B's have already started to accept your reservations for the annual Shipshewana Pajama Sale, as hundreds make plans for their annual trip for overnight pajama parties, and early morning shopping in their jammies. Most stores open doors at 6 a.m. and some even earlier.