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Shipshewana Spring Bucket List

by Laurie Sherck Ready to say good-bye to grey skies and begin to celebrate Spring? I thought so! A road trip to Shipshewana just may be the ticket! Welcome and celebrate Spring with a few ideas of things to do from this Shipshewana Spring Bucket List.    Ride Bike Pedal the Pumpkinvine Trail.  The ride passes […]

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 theater space at the Blue Gate Performing Arts Center. The new theatre is set to break ground before May and will be completed by January 2020.  The rapid expansion of the Blue Gate’s Concert […]

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 got to the third floor of the incredible Mercantile, the week The Davis Mercantile opened up….circa 2005 Meet Al. Our carousel carver. Al grew up in an Amish family near Shipshewana. […]

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, Ltd. came up with the “crazy” idea 23 years ago, and WE LOVE IT! It’s such a fun day! It’s not uncommon for entire groups dressed in matching PJs to show up in […]

7 Shipshewana Holiday Events That Will Dazzle You!

by Laurie Sherck For me, the holidays in Shipshewana is the most wonderful time of the year.    This year is no exception. Please let me share with you 7 Shipshewana holiday events that absolutely dazzle me and are bound to dazzle you too.  1. Shipshewana Light Parade and Lighting Ceremony One of my favorite events […]

Amish School in Shipshewana area

The ABCs of Amish Schools

By Marcia Eichhorn Prior to moving to Shipshewana to build my home and operate Bright Morning Star Bed and Breakfast, I taught 4th & 5th grade students for 30 years in Elgin, IL, so it’s not a hard stretch to understand why I have found Amish Schools and Amish education so fascinating. Education of Amish […]

Part 4 of 12 Amazing Things To Do in Shipshewana

by Laurie Sherck I’ve known Shipshewana all my life and it is shear pleasure for me to share with you what I find so special and amazing about this little town.  For me to narrow my focus to just 12 Amazing Things To Do In Shipshewana seems so confining. The truth be told, there are […]

Shipshewana-A Caring Community

by Marcia Eichhorn My guests at Bright Morning Star Bed and Breakfast are often interested in our small community and I’m always quick to share how caring and supportive the Amish and Shipshewana community are.   I like to share how I’ve watched my neighbors and community pull together whenever there is a crisis or need. […]

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Part 3 of 12 Amazing Things To Do in Shipshewana

Part 3 of a 4 part series by Laurie Sherck I can’t talk about Amazing Things to Do in Shipshewana without telling you about the amazing shopping in Shipshewana!  With the ability to be able to buy things online and have them shipped directly to your doorstep, there needs to be a good reason for […]

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My Amish Friends

By Marcia Eichhorn Many of my guests at Bright Morning Star Bed and Breakfast are interested in the Amish lifestyle and I do my best to share with them, and now with you, what I’ve learned from living 11 years in Shipshewana Amish Country.   I find the Amish lifestyle very interesting and inspiring.  I think […]