Lora Gates

Lora lives in Shipshewana, Indiana with her husband and their three children. She leads the strategic marketing and customer service initiatives for Shipshewana Trading Place. In her spare time, she loves to spend time outdoors with her family, cooking and arts & crafts.

Recent Posts

5 Do-Not-Miss Winter Activities in Shipshewana

Jan 28, 2020

Trying to get rid of the winter blues? During the cold-weather season, there's plenty of adventures to be had in Shipshewana. Not only does Indiana's Amish Country have outdoor parks for winter...

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Do the Amish Celebrate Christmas?

Jan 06, 2020

I have been asked (and even wondered myself) about what kind of differences there are between Amish traditions and celebrations during the Christmas season and those who are not Amish.

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Exclusive Tour of An Amish Buggy

Sep 24, 2019

The Amish buggy has come a long way since they first appeared in Shipshewana, IN. When they first came along, they were uncovered and horse-drawn. Since then, they have added tops, and there have...

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10 Best Places to Get Cinnamon Rolls in Shipshewana, Indiana

Aug 08, 2019

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This Store's Old-Fashioned Shoe Department has People Flocking to Shipshewana From All Over

Jul 22, 2019

Yoder Department Store in Shipshewana, Indiana, still does business the good old-fashioned way.

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17 Flea Market Booths Every Pet Lover Must Shop

Jun 07, 2019


Did you know Shipshewana Flea Market is a pet-lover's paradise? There are SO many pet supply products to choose from so you can spoil your furry family members!

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Lasting Impressions Gift Shoppe in Downtown Shipshewana Is a Must-Stop for Unique Items

Apr 05, 2019

Sometimes, certain shops will leave a good "lasting impression" on you. This is one of those cases.


Lasting Impressions Gift Shoppe (fitting name, right?) is a store in downtown Shipshewana,...

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Amish Peanut Butter

Feb 04, 2019

Ever since I was little, I have loved peanut butter. I remember being served peanut butter and honey sandwiches as a side with chili when I was in grade school. Now that I've moved to Shipshewana,...

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6 Creative Gift Ideas from the Shipshewana Flea Market

Sep 13, 2018

Gift giving can be easy for some, but so hard for others. There are a lot of factors that can add to the difficulty. What do you buy for someone who has everything? How can you shop on a limited...

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14 Inexpensive Ideas to Give Your Home a Cozy Fall Makeover

Aug 24, 2018

Decorating for each season doesn't have to take a lot of effort or money! Check out these 14 tips for making you and your home extra welcoming this fall - brought to you by our favorite...

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