Date: Jul 04, 2018

Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Shipshewana Antique Festival

By Anna Camburn

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Calling all vintage lovers! You won't want to miss this year's Shipshewana Antique Festival - a day of shopping for treasures including antiques, refurbished items, jewelry, furniture, industrial salvage, glassware, toys and so much more.

Here is your ultimate guide to this year's festival - better than ever!

 

The main event (antique & vintage market) will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 8am - 4pm at the Farmstead Event Pavilion, 368 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN.

 

Best of all, it's free admission and free parking! So come enjoy the day in Shipshewana.

 

Shipshewana Antique Festival Events / Activities:

1. Antique & Vintage Market

Amish Lady shopping for antiques on the lawn Antique Market

When: August 4, 8am - 4pm

Location: Farmstead Event Pavilion, Shipshewana, IN

 

This market is a gathering of antique and vintage dealers selling their treasures. Come shop booths packed with collectibles, furniture, unique vintage items, primitives and more. 

 

There will be live music, food, and door prize drawings for market cash too!

 

What to Bring: Tape Measure, Cash, Bag or Packing Materials, Comfortable Shoes, Sunglasses or Hat, Large Vehicle for When you Find that Perfect Furniture Piece!

 

2. Shipshewana Steam & Gas Show

Shipshewana Steam & Gas Show

When: August 3-4

Location: Farmstead Event Pavilion (keep going on back past the expo barn)

 

See the gas engines, 30+ antique tractors, and hit & miss engines. There will be live working demonstrations too! Don't miss the steam engine set-up and spark show held on Friday night (August 3). 

 

The Steam & Gas Show will also have a vintage baseball game played on the Lawn of the Farmstead Inn from 11am - 2pm. Enjoy watching!

 

3. Swap Meet

Family showing off finds at the Shipshewana Antique Festival

When: August 4, Daylight - 1 pm

Location: Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market Grounds, 345 S Van Buren St (Across from the Antique Market)

 

Shop all kinds of garage sale items, small animals, pets, produce, guns, flowers, hunting and fishing items, poultry and more. Parking for the swap meet is $3 per vehicle. 

 

4. Antique Telephone Show

Shipshewana Antique Phone Show at Farmstead Conference Center

When: August 4

Location: Farmstead Conference Center (inside the hotel)

 

Browse hundreds antique phones and parts located in the Farmstead Conference Center (next door to the Antique Market).

 

Where to Stay

The Farmstead Inn & Conference Center is right next door to all of the festivities. Modeled after an Amish homestead, the Farmstead Inn offers free hot breakfast, an indoor pool, spa, basketball court and ping pong.

Hope to see you on August 4 for the Antique Festival! It's going to be great!

 

Are you interested in setting up and selling antique or vintage items? We'd love to have you at the August 4 Antique Market! See our sell at Antique Market website page for more information.

 


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