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Upcoming Events

A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical
March 28, 2019
7:00 - 9:30pm
A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical
March 29, 2019
1:00 - 3:00pm
A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical
March 30, 2019
1:00 - 3:00pm
Diamond Rio with Restless Heart
March 30, 2019
7:30 - 9:30pm
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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.

What's New

New Blue Gate Performing Arts Center Announced

Shipshewana, IN- (March 14, 2019) This week, Blue Gate Theatre announced the construction of a new 1500+ seat, $3 million dollar...

Shipshewana Carousel Co.- The Rest of the Story

Did you know this hand carved carousel is in the quaint little town of Shipshewana? It’s got quite the story behind how a carousel...

Whose idea was this Crazy Pajama Day Sale in Shipshewana?

That question has been asked numerous times. I don't want to point fingers, but one of Shipshewana’s favorite merchants at Sarah Davis,...

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