Ice Festival
  • 2017 Ice Festival Pin
  • Mike Evans- 1st Place
  • Danny Bloss- 2d Place
  • Greg Beachy-3rd place
  • 2017 Chili Cook-off Winners

Ice Festival 2017

December 28th, beginning at 10am

This is the 10th year for the Shipshewana Ice Festival! Ice Carvers will be drilling and shaving blocks of ice all over Shipshewana. The creations they design are submitted by the sponsor or are the carver's choice. These professional carvers enjoy the challenge of creating! Please stop in all over Shipshewana to see them at work... or play!

December 29th, 10am

Come watch as the ice carvers compete in the Wolfe Building parking lot at 345 Morton St. The Ice Carvers love this special event!! They create their own design or sculpture out of special larger pieces of ice. Cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded upon completion. Bring your cameras and video these master carvers at work!

December 29th, 10am-3pm

The 9th annual Chili Cook-Off in the Wolfe Building, 345 Morton St. Open to anyone, no charge to compete! The Cook-off runs from 10am-3pm (or until we run out of chili, whichever comes first).  Trophies, cash awards, gifts and bragging rights for the cooks! (call 260-768-7589 to register) Admission: $5.00  or the 2017 Shipshewana Ice Festival Pin will get you FREE entrance into the Chili Cook-off. The pin will be available at many stores in Shipshewana. You can purchase the pin at the chili tent the day of the event. The Ice Festival Pin is worth approximately $100 in value during the month of January. Many stores will be participating in the specials for January.  And if Old Man Winter should make an appearance, there will be snowman building!

2017 Ice Festival Pins may be purchased for $15 at the following locations:

(These are limited edition pins and are worth approximately $100 in value during the month of January, plus free entry into the Chili Cook-off!)

The pins can be purchased at the following locations:

JoJo's Pretzels and Lolly's located in The Davis Mercantile

Ice Carving Locations:

Maps may be picked up around town.

The 2017 Ice Sculpture Sponsors are:
Featured Ice:

Blue Gate Garden Inn
Davis Mercantile Carousel
Davis Mercantile, Nativity-

  • Back Home Again
  • Kitchen Cupboard
  • The Lang Store
  • Lolly's Fabric
  • Options
  • Red Wagon
  • Shipshe Casuals

E & S Sales
Blue Gate Restaurant
Yoder's Meat & Cheese
Yoder's Red Barn Shoppes
Yoder's Shopping Center:

  • Yoder's Department Store
  • Yoder's Shipshewana Hardware

Business Plus Ice:
  • Der Ruhe Blatz
  • Head Over Heels
  • LaGrange CVB
  • Ole Tin Rooster
  • The Craft Barn
  • Sysco

Business Ice:

  • KPC News
  • Simple Sounds
  • Brethren Retreat
  • Lasting Impressions
  • Pak-A-Sak/Subway
  • CocaCola

Competition Ice:
  • Blue Gate Restaurant
  • Davis Mercantile
  • D Bar D Trucking
  • JoJo's Pretzels
  • LaGrange CVB
  • SRMA
  • The Farm Place 
  • 3rd Floor Shops at Davis Mercantile-
  • Seasons,
  • Aunt Millie's Market &  Cafe
  • Aunt Millie's Candy & Nut Shop
  • Scrapyard
  • Red Wagon

2017 Chili Cook-Off Participants:
  • E & S Sales #1
  • Cynthia Brookshire
  • Shipshewana Auction Restaurant
  • Millie's Market Cafe
  • LaGwana
  • Nick Morton
  • E & S Sales #2

2017 Ice Carving Winners:

Winners of the 2017 Ice Carving Competition: 

1st place- Mike Evans 
2nd place- Danny Bloss
3rd place- Greg Beachey

2017 Chili Cook-off Winners: 

1st place- Cynthia Brookshire
2nd place- E & S Sales #2- White Chili
3rd place- Millie's Market Cafe

Save the Dates for the 2018 Shipshewana Ice Festival- December 27 &28, 2018!