Shipshewana Festivals

Shipshewana Pajama Sale

February 6, 2016
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.


Kite Komotion 2016!

April 30,2016
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 6, 7, 2016
Shipshewana MayFest kicks off on Friday, May 6th 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 2016

On Saturday, May 7th, 2016, the Shipshewana Road Run will be taking place as part of Shipshe's annual Mayfest celebration. The event will feature two races designed for runners of all ages and experience levels.

We will kick things off at 8:15 a.m. with the 1 Mile Fun Run. At 8:30 am, the 5K Shipshewana Road Run begins at 345 North Morton Street at the Wolfe Building. The 5K race is designated for anyone over 13 years of age. Click on the link for more information and to pre-register.


Shipshewana Antique Markets

Saturdays May 7, June 4, August 6 and September 3, 2016
Top quality antiques are offered in the Trading Place Pavilion and around the grassy area in front of the Trading Place Antique Gallery. Enjoy antiquing, eating and festivities! Hours 8am to 4pm.

Shipshewana Quilt Festival 2016

June 22 through 25, 2016
The Shipshewana Quilt Festival is a 4-day event with many activities including: lectures; workshops; Shop Hop; and Quilt & Vendor Show.
Lectures by nationally recognized quilters Eleanor Burns, Edyta Sitar, plus: Dawn Cavannaugh and Sue Nickels!; educational schoolhouse; quilting workshops; a shop hop; a Quilt & Vendor Show; and many more activities throughout the county.


Shipshewana Antique Festival

Saturday, August 6th
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Love antiques, vintage items, and hunting for unique treasures for your home? Don't miss the 2016 Shipshewana Antique Festival!

Nearly 75 antiques & collectibles vendors set up outside around the sidewalks of the Antique Mall 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 Elsie at the Shipshewana Antique Mall at 260-768-7090. Check out the website for a schedule of activities.

Fall Crafters Fair

September 29th - October 1st, 2016
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 September 29th and will continue to run all day on September 30th and October 1st. 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 / Light Parade & Lighting Ceremony

November and December feature many holiday events. It all begins with the Light Parade & Lighting Ceremony on November 12th! Then the Christmas celebrations continues with Chocolate Day on November 19th, Wana Night Out on November 29th, Kids Day and Santa comes to town on December 3rd, A Craft and Holiday Gift Bazaar December 10th, and a Christmas Tree walk from November 12th through December 31st. Check out the list and choose what's perfect for you!

Shipshewana Ice Festival 2016

December 27, 28, 2016
Come watch professional ice carvers create unimaginable pieces of art! Pieces for local businesses will be carved on Tuesday, competition carving on Wednesday and a chili cook-off!