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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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A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7:00pm
(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...

A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

Friday, March 29, 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...

A Simple Sanctuary- a New Musical

Saturday, March 30, 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...

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Shipshewana is host to some great festivals and events each year.    Coming up soon!    Shipshewana Mayfest kicks off the Spring & Summer months on May 3rd & 4th, 2019, and there's so much more!

  • Mayfest
    May 3 & 4, 2019 Shipshewana MayFest kicks off on Friday, May 3rd 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 Quilt Festival
    June 19th-22nd, 2019 The Shipshewana Quilt Festival is a 4-day event with many activities including: lectures; workshops; Shop Hop; and Quilt & Vendor Show. Enrollment opens March 1, 2019 at 9am EST at www.shipshewanaquiltfest.com or call 1-877-768-2010
  • Shipshewana Antique Festival
    August 3, 2019 8am – 4pm Farmstead Expo Barn & Event Pavilion, 368 S Van Buren St Bring the family and find a treasure at the Shipshewana Antique Festival. Shop quality dealers who set up selling antiques, jewelry, vintage items, collectibles, furniture, up-cycled products, glassware, and toys, and more! There is also delicious food, entertainment and door prizes! Other Antique Festival events include an antique telephone show, a classic car cruise-in, a swap meet and a steam & gas show. Admission is free. For more information on the Shipshewana Antique Festival, or to become a vendor, visit http://shipshewanatradingplace.com/events/shipshewana-antique-market
  • Fall Crafters Fair
    October 3rd-5th, 2019 Shipshewana will be hosting a festival of crafters, entertainers, and musicians that has become an annual fall event. The festival will take place at The Michiana Event Center (The MEC) 455 Farver St.,Shipshewana, IN in beautiful Northern Indiana Amish Country. The festival is set to start October 3rd and will continue to run all day on October 4th & 5th. The event is planned for families and individuals looking for something truly unique and different from normal weekend routines.
  • Lighting of Shipshewana-Light Parade
    The Holiday Light Parade and Lighting of Shipshewana on November 9,2019 kicks off the Christmas season in Shipshewana and begins at dusk (6pm. The parade will wander throughout Shipshewana. Along with the traditional tree lighting in front of the Blue Gate Restaurant & Theatre, there will be Christmas Carols, Santa visits at The Davis Mercantile and refreshments throughout town. Activities all day long throughout town, including a Christmas pedestrian walk-way along Harrison Street. This is truly a spectacular event!
  • Christmas In Shipshewana
    November and December feature many holiday events. It all begins with the Light Parade and Lighting of Shipshewana on November 9th! Don't miss Shipshewana's Lights of Joy Drive Thru starting November 15th and continuing week-ends to December 30th! Then the Christmas celebrations continue with Chocolate Day on November 16th, Wana Night Out on December 3rd, Kids Day and Santa comes to town on December 7th, Shipshewana Ice Festival December 27th & 28th and more. Check out the list and choose what's perfect for you!
  • Shipshewana Ice Festival
    December 27th & 28th, 2019 Come watch professional ice carvers create unimaginable pieces of art! Pieces for local businesses will be carved on Friday, Dec. 27th. On Saturday, December 28th competition carving begins at 10am and a chili cook-off!
  • SHIPSHEWANA PAJAMA DAY SALE
    February 2, 2019 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.