Date: May 17, 2018

Three Summer Events You Don't Want to Miss in Shipshewana

By Anna Camburn

Summer is finally here, and do you know what that means? There's LOTS to do in Shipshewana, Indiana! 


Here is a list of three upcoming summer 2019 events that you won't want to miss. Start making those road trip plans now.


1. Shipshewana Flea Market

3 Summer 2018 Events You Don't Want to Miss in Shipshewana

Think you can make it through all 40 acres of this huge flea market? 


Shoppers flock to the Shipshewana Flea Market for the bargains on plants, produce, home decor, crafts, tools, books, beauty products, jewelry, soaps, and everything imaginable. You never know what you'll find.


Location: Shipshewana Flea Market, 345 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565


2019 Flea Market Dates & Hours:

The outdoor flea market is open May through September. Auctions are every Wednesday at 9am, year-round.

  • Tues. & Wed. (May 7 - Sept 25), 8am - 4pm
  • Memorial Day (May 27-29), 8am - 4pm
  • Dog Days (June 14, 3pm-8pm) & (June 15, 8am-2pm)
  • Independence Day (July 2-4), 8am - 4pm
  • Mother / Daughter Days (August 16, 3pm-8pm) & (August 17, 8am-2pm)
  • Labor Day (Sept 2-4), 8am - 4pm

2. Swap Meets

3 Summer 2018 Events You Don't Want to Miss in Shipshewana

These Saturday swap meets are true Amish country experiences. You can shop vendors selling animals, poultry, garage sale items, baked goods, antiques, and more.


You'll have fun people watching and also looking at all of the pets for sale. The vendors are open from daylight to 1:00 p.m.


Location: On Shipshewana Auction grounds, 345 S. Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565


Swap Meet Dates:

  • Saturday, April 27
  • Saturday, May 18
  • Saturday, June 15
  • Saturday, August 17
  • Saturday, September 21
  • Saturday, October 19

3. Shipshewana Antique Festival

3 Summer 2018 Events You Don't Want to Miss in Shipshewana

 If you're into antiques, farmhouse and vintage items, you've got to attend the 2019 Shipshewana Antique Festival on Saturday, August 3, from 8am - 4pm.


The main attraction at the festival is the Antique & Vintage Market, where lots of vendors set up booths and sell their picks and finds. It's so much fun to look through the furniture, collectibles, vintage jewelry, tables, signs, and other unique items. Make sure to bring lots of cash, a measuring tape (for furniture and other large items), a reusable bag, a hat, and good shoes. 


The festival also has food, door prizes, old fashioned demonstrations, and the Shipshewana Steam & Gas Engine Show. There's even a vintage baseball game and an antique telephone show. 


Location: Farmstead Event Pavilion & Grounds, 368 S Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN 46565


So there you have it. Three summer events you don't want to miss in Shipshewana this summer. So mark it on your calendar, grab your best friend, and get to Northern Indiana!


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