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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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Upcoming Events

Shipshewana Antique & Miscellaneous + Toy Auction

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 9:00am
Live auction with 7-10 Auctioneers selling simultaneously! The entire Shipshewana Auction barn will be full with antiques, collectibles, furniture, primitives, glassware, books, advertising, and...

A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 1:00pm
(March 28th- October 31, 2019) She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate...

National Clydesdale Sale and Expo

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30pm
The 2018 National Clydesdale Sale concluded with record-breaking prices, averages, and totals!! The complete Sale Report can be viewed on this page! This industry-leading Sale was more than a...

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  • Blue Gate Garden Inn
    800 South Van Buren St., Shipshewana The Blue Gate Garden Inn is the newest hotel in Shipshewana and built to resemble the rambling white farmhouses that dot the countryside. It features 154 rooms with 12 room types, and many suites to fit your needs. The building has 3 floors, all accessible by elevator and stairway. The Facility has several meeting areas, a fitness room and a new pool in 2014. All stays include their impressive hot breakfast buffet. The Blue Gate Inn is located adjacent to the Shipshewana Event Center which can accommodate meetings and conferences for groups of up to 750 people, and performances for up to 1200 people. Many meeting rooms and space configurations are available. Catering and other services are available on site. 260-768-7688
  • Farmstead Inn & Conference Center, Expo Barn & Event Pavilion
    (A Shipshewana Trading Place Property) 370 South Van Buren Street Our large, Amish-inspired Inn was designed to offer the feel of a quaint, old farmhouse while offering the modern comforts our guests expect including Free Flea Market parking passes (May-Sept.), Free hot continental breakfast, indoor pool, hot-tub, fitness center, ping-pong, basketball and conference center facilities for up to 550. We are the closest hotel to the Flea Market and downtown Shipshewana shopping. Guests receive free Wi-Fi and each room is complete with flat-screen TV’s, refrigerator, microwave & coffee-maker. The Expo Barn and Event Center host a number of special events and are also available for rent. Download the Free Shipshewana Trading Place mobile app for updates. 260.768.4595 Website: www.FarmsteadInn.com
  • Michiana Event Center, LLC
    Michiana Event Center is a premiere midwest destination for tradeshows, concerts, equine events and more. State-of-the-Art Entertainment Campus on 24 acres featuring 100,000 Square Foot Trade Show Building- 55,000 Sq. Ft. Arena, 75,000 Sq. Ft. Storage/Staging Building and 7,200 Sq Ft. Kitchen. Host your next event, large or small at The MEC. Call 260-768-3300 or email Jeff@michianaevents.com. Visit us at our new location 455 East Farver Street, Shipshewana.