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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...

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...

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...

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Josh Turner at Shipshewana Event Center

Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:30pm
Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of country music's most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 8 million...

Grand Funk Railroad

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 8:00am
Originating from Flint, Michigan in 1969, this top selling American rock group of the '70s is "COMIN' TO YOUR TOWN TO HELP YOU PARTY IT DOWN." Grand Funk Railroad is extremely excited to be touring...

Pajama Party at The MEC

Friday, February 1, 2019, 3:00pm
SHOP IN THE WARMTH OF THE MEC COLISEUM CONCOURSE AND MEZZANINE WHILE ATTENDING THE SHIPSHEWANA PAJAMA SHOPPING. You can shop through Vendors from throughout Michiana who offer their merchandise in...

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Shipshewana is host to some great festivals and events each year.    Don your cutest, or craziest pajamas and join us in Shipshewana on February 2nd, 2019 for Shipshewana Pajama Day Sales.   The best deals are before sunrise.    Shipshewana Mayfest kicks off the Spring & Summer months on May 3rd & 4th, 2019, and there's so much more!

  • 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.
  • 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 in and around the town, located in the heart of beautiful Northern Indiana Amish Country. The festival is set to start at 9am on 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. Show Hours: Thurs. & Fri.: 9am - 6pm Sat.: 9am - 5pm
  • 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!