Date: Dec 07, 2018

Shipshewana, IN Getaway for the Girls

By Anna Camburn

Grab your friends for a fun filled trip to Shipshewana! This itinerary is jam packed with shopping, good food and fun entertainment. Relax in Indiana's Amish Country with your girlfriends!

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Kick off your morning with a great breakfast at the Auction Restaurant - and be sure to share one of their giant homemade cinnamon rolls with the girls!

After breakfast, it’s time to shop the flea market. The Shipshewana Flea Market has nearly 700 open-air booths so that you can literally shop til’ you drop. Your group will love browsing the decor and crafts, plus you’ll catch some sweet deals on items like makeup, perfumes, purses, tools, cleaning supplies, games, candles, fabric, fruits & veggies, flowers, cookware, books and more.

Girls shopping the shipshewana flea market


If you’re in the mood for lunch, grab a quick bite at one of the four flea market food court stands within the market. Don’t forget to grab an ice cream cone from the vendor who has a 1920’s antique ice cream maker!

After you’ve finished shopping the market, take a stroll in downtown Shipshewana to browse the many unique shops and cafes. Sit and have a snack on the 3rd floor rooftop of the Davis Mercantile at Millie’s Market Cafe, or grab a mid-afternoon pick me up latte from Kitchen Cupboard.


Cup of Coffee at Kitchen Cupboard Shipshewana, IN



For dinner, consider these dining options: Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakery (inviting atmosphere, great home-style cooking, friendly service and all the baked goods your heart desires), 41 Degrees North (fresh local food, cocktails, and a wide craft beer selection), or Das Dutchman Essenhaus (Indiana's largest restaurant with homestyle American fare in a folksy setting.)


For evening entertainment, check the theatre and concert schedule at the Blue Gate Theatre or Michiana Event Center. More than likely, there is a play, a comedian, or musical act showing that you and the girls will love.


Where to Stay

Shipshewana Hotel Farmstead Inn & Conference Center

Farmstead Inn & Conference Center is right in the middle of Shipshewana - giving easy access to all that the area has to offer. Large guest rooms can accommodate your group, plus the large indoor pool and hot tub make it a great girls’ getaway.


For more trip ideas, download the 2019 Shipshewana, Indiana Amish Country Trip Planner! {download here}


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