Sometimes the stuff you find at the Shipshewana Flea Market is just a little...well...random. I asked ten vendors what their best selling products were right now and here are some favorites! Random, yes, but also awesome!
1. Interstate Highway Bingo
How often do you or your kids get bored on long car rides? These auto bingo cards are the perfect remedy!
It's kind of like a game of I Spy but for car trips. When you see the objects listed on the card, you use the sliders to mark the spaces. The first person to get five in a row either up and down, across or diagonally, wins!
Interstate Highway Bingo
$1.99 per card
Gadget & Game Depot, Booth 552 / 580
2. Bloody Mary Mix
Have you visited the "bloody mary guy" yet? He'll give you a free sample of his famous bloody mary mix.
Each bag of the mix can make up to 150 cocktails and has a shelf life of 3-5 years. All you do is mix one teaspoon of it with 8-10 ounces of tomato juice and stir. Then you can add vodka or tequila to make it a bloody mary! He also suggests using the mix as a popcorn flavor. Sounds interesting!
Bloody Mary Mix
$12 / bag
3. Cupcake Corian Cutting Boards
Besides from being an adorable cupcake, these cutting boards are non-pourous and non-absorbent, meaning they are sanitary to use! You could also use them as a hot plate!
Corian Cutting Boards
C&H Wood Products, Booth 399
4. Giant Fake Sunflowers
I see lots of people all around the flea market carrying these large artificial sunflowers. Wouldn't they bring a nice pop of color to your fall decor this year?
Giant Fake Sunflowers
$4 each, or 3 for $10
5. All-Natural Summer Sausage
Master's Hand BBQ has amazing all-natural summer sausage that they make WITHOUT the extra harmful substances like corn syrup, gluten, MSG, smoke flavoring, dairy, soy or nitrates. They have five flavors of smoked sausage including Mild, Beef with Garlic, Jalapeno Cheddar, BBQ and Spicy.
People love their summer sausages because they have a less greasy feeling than normal summer sausage, and it doesn't leave that film in your mouth that some do.
$8.00, or 2 for $15, or 3 for $22
Master's Hand BBQ, Booth #630
6. Barnwood Outhouses
Okay, so I confess that I really don't know if shoppers are specifically loving these decorative outhouses, but I do know they are loving lawn decor, and, well, these things are just the cutest!
They are handmade right here in Shipshewana by Lambright Country Chimes out of old barnwood. Love it!
Barnwood Decorative Outhouses
$60 for small, $85 for medium, $115 for large
Lambright Country Chimes, Booth 382
7. Pet Car Coasters
These car coasters keep your vehicle dry from beverage drips and condensation...plus...they've got your favorite pet on them! From Pit Bulls to Pomeranians, every breed of dog is available!
$2.49 each or 2 for $3.99
Pine Corner Merchandise, Booth 609 / 641-643
8. Genuine Handmade Gemstone Jewelry
Peter is a retired geology teacher who loves sharing his knowledge of gemstones with his customers. Plus, these genuine stone pendants are so beautiful! Peter will be happy to tell you about what you are purchasing, whether it's amethyst, turquoise, opal, or any other gemstone!
Genuine Gemstone Jewelry
Creation Corner, Booth 645
9. Funny Kid's Shirts
The kids clothes at this booth are hilarious. My favorite one says, "I wouldn't be so spoiled if someone would spank Grandma." That's what grandma's are for, right?
Have a grandkid, neice or nephew to buy for? Show them your love with these one-of-a-kind t-shirts, onesies and hoodies with cute sayings on them.
$6 each or 2 for $10
Amy's Accessories, Booth 624
10. Fall Wood Craft Decor
Ahhhh.. fall. If you're like me, decorating for fall is one of the best parts of the season! Local vendor Teaberry Wood Products, makes these awesome cut-out fall letters and wooden puzzles. So cute, and I love that it's handmade!
Teaberry Wood Products, Booth 381
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