Date: May 29, 2019

Take the Handmade Trail Challenge at the Shipshewana Flea Market

By Anna Camburn

Do you love shopping for unique, handmade items? Then you need to take the new Shipshewana Flea Market Handmade Trail challenge!





Available exclusively on the Shipshewana Trading Place Mobile App, the Handmade Trail features flea market vendor booths with a variety of crafts, upcycled and hand-crafted products.


Visitors can visit and "check-in" to the booths on the mobile app. Once you've checked into at least 10 handmade booths, you will earn a free wooden paintbrush pen from the Shipshewana Flea Market office! 


How It Works

Shop the Shipshewana Flea Market on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, May through September, or visit during one of our special holiday or weekend markets.

  1.  Download the free Shipshewana Trading Place Mobile App by searching for "Shipshewana" in the App Store or Google Play Store.
  2.  Open the app, and tap "Flea Market" then "Handmade Trail."
  3.  Create an account with your email address and a password.
  4. Tap "Start the Handmade Trail." Here you will see a listing of all of the handmade vendor booths (in booth number order, starting in row 1.)
  5. Visit each booth and check-in by tapping "check-in" within each vendor's listing. The vendor will have a passcode word to give you. (The code word should also be posted on a sign within the booth).
  6. Once you've checked into at least 10 booths, show your app at the Flea Market Office (main entrance, by gate 1) to claim your free wooden paintbrush pen!

Handmade Trail 2



Handmade Trail Booths

Here are the participating booths for this year's handmade trail! Visit each of them and ask for a unique passcode so you can "check-in!"


1. Country Shadows — Booth 140

Hanging Chalkboards, Wall Decor, Welcome Plaques, Door Signs, Animal and Whimsical Chalkboards.


2. Handmade by Carol — Booth 156

18" Doll Clothes


3. Jo's Crafts — Booth 157

Rag Rugs, Goose Clothes, Wood Crafts, Handmade Benches, Flags, Sleds, Toy Tractors.


4. Tracy's Designs 1 — Booth 237

Handmade 18" Doll Clothes & Accessories, Crocheted Hats for All Sizes, Deco Mesh Wreaths


5. Casting Green — Booth 296

Solar Fountains, Colorful Bird Baths handmade from Leaves, Garden Decor

Casting Green Birdbaths


7. Tuelker's Treasures — Booth 374

Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings, Handpainted Items, Wood Signs, Glass Blocks, Crocks


8. C&H Wood Products — Booth 399

Hand Painted & Personalized Yard, Beach, Pool, and Camping Signs, Steam Punk Lighting, Wall Art, Unique Floral and Furniture, Old Windows, Corian Cutting Boards


9. Eve's Leaves — Booth 439

Florals, Wall Baskets, Table Top Containers, Basket Arrangements


10. Country Weaving — Booth 458

Hand-woven Rugs, Runners, Coasters, Antiques, Primitives, Vintage and Collectibles

Country Weaving


11. DNL Woodworks — Booth 467-470

Handmade Pine Furniture (hutches, pie safes, pantries, dressers, headboards, hall trees, shelves, benches, etc.)


12. The Purple Porch — Booth 493

Hand-sewn Bags made from Rugs, Handmade Pottery, Gourmet Granola Bars, Gourmet Trail Mix, Cheesecakes, Wooden Cutting Boards, Coasters, Painted Furniture


13. Uniquely Crafted — Booth 495

Handcrafted Wooden Signs, Indoor / Outdoor Wooden Decorations


14. York Mercantile — Booth 569-570

Pine Furniture, Framed Prints, Sports Banners


15. Norm the Artist — Booth 591

Hand-painted Old Windows, Saws and Miscellaneous Items

Paintings by Norm


16. Taproot Tees — Booth 606

Hand-painted T-shirts, Tank Tops and Sweatshirts with Groovy Designs


14. Oil of Gladness Decor — Booth 619-620

Engraved Signs, Painted Sings, Tins, Rugs, Potpourri, Crossroads Candles


15. The Vintage Arrow — Booth 621

Repurposed Furniture and Crafts, Vintage Home Decor, Antiques & Collectibles


16. Hundt No More — Booth 630 / 662

Farmhouse, Shabby Chic Tables & Home Decor, Antiques


17. George the Sign Painter — Booth 644

Hand-Lettered Signs, Party Signs, Custom Signs, Folk Art

George the Signman (24)


18. Grandma Bessie's Custom Threadz — Booth 711-712

Handmade, Embroidered Towels, Hats, Kids' Purses, Aprons, T-Shirts, Pot Holders, Stuffed Animals, Totes and More. Personalized!


19. OATH Handcrafts — Booth 778

Crafts, Decor, Seasonal Items


20. Tammie's Unique Gifts — Booth 790

Handcrafted Therapeutic Magnetic Jewelry with Semi-Precious Stones


21. Sewing Sweet Stitches — Booth 1008

Handmade Baby Items, Tote Bags, Kids Items, Bowl Holders, Tree Art Welcome Signs


22. Uneek Artworks — Booth 413

All-natural lip balm, lip scrub, bath salts, body butter, beeswax candles and more!


23. York Mercantile — Booth 569-570

Pine Furniture, Framed Prints, Sports Banners


The new Handmade Trail is available all season long in 2019. The Shipshewana Flea Market is open every Tuesday and Wednesday, May through September from 8am-4pm, plus these special dates and hours.


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