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Upcoming Events

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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ICE FESTIVAL 2019 

Shipshewana Ice Festival will be December 27th & 28th, 2019!

DECEMBER 27th- 10am

This is the 12th year for the Shipshewana Ice Festival! Ice Carvers will be drilling and shaving blocks of ice all over Shipshewana. The creations they design are submitted by the sponsor or are the carver's choice. These professional carvers enjoy the challenge of creating! Please stop in all over Shipshewana to see them at work... or play!

DECEMBER 28th, 10am

Come watch as the ice carvers compete in the Wolfe Building parking lot at 345 Morton St. The Ice Carvers love this special event!! They create their own design or sculpture out of special larger pieces of ice. Cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded upon completion. Bring your cameras and video these master carvers at work!

 

 

 

2018 Shipshewana Ice Festival Information 

2018 Shipshewana Ice Festival Pin2018 Ice Festival Pins may be purchased at the following locations:

JoJo's Pretzels and Lolly's located in The Davis Mercantile
Yoder's Red Barn Shoppes (Lotions & Potions, J Farvers Books & Gifts)

Purchase a 2018 collectible Ice Festival pin to receive free entry into the Chili Cook-Off and access to over 30 store specials valued over $200.00.   Click here for the Store Specials (good from December 27 through January 31, 2019)

 

 

2018 Ice Carving Competition Winners:

1st place Winning entry

 

Mike Evans- 1st Place
Danny Bloss- 2nd Place
Josh Nivan- 3rd Place

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

2018 Chili Cook-off Winners:

1st Place Chili Cook-off Winner- Southwind Carpet

 

Southwind Carpet (Rich Stoltzfus)- 1st Place
Hoosier Banquets (Linda Miller) - 2nd Place
E & S Sales - 3rd Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice Carving Locations IN 2018:

Davis Mercantile (several carvings around the Mercantile-Harrison Street & Main Street)
Harrison Street- near 2 Chicks & Chair/Lasting Impressions; and near Ole Tin Rooster
Jewel's You-nique Bou-tique- (Morton Street) 3 carvings
Hubbard Feeds (Main St)
Blue Gate Restaurant​ (corner of Middlebury St & Van Buren St.)
Pak-A-Sak/Subway​(corner of Middlebury St. & VanBuren St.)
Yoder's Shipshewana Hardware/Yoder's Dept. Store (300 S. Van Buren/SR 5)
LaGrange County Convention & Visitors Center​ (350 S. Van Buren St.)
Yoder's Meat & Cheese Company​ (435 S. Van Buren St.)
Yoder's Red Barn Shoppes (445 S. Van Buren St.)
Farmstead Inn (370 S. Van Buren St.)
Blue Gate Garden Inn (800 S. Van Buren St.)
Der Ruhe Blatz (1195 S. Van Buren St.)
Country Road (1205 S. Van Buren St.)
E & S Sales (1265 S. (SR 5) Van Buren St.)

Competition carvings on Saturday- Dec. 28th will be in the Wolfe Building Parking Lot, 345 Morton Street.