Date: Apr 04, 2019

Shipshewana Trading Place Selling Opportunities

By Carlie Cripe

 
Are you looking for a place to sell your stuff? Or maybe you are ready to grow your online business by setting up at a physical market.
 
Shipshewana Trading Place in Shipshewana, Indiana, has selling opportunities of all kinds - from auctions to swap meets to permanent spaces at our famous flea market - the largest in the Midwest!Shipshewana Trading Place Selling Opportunities
 

Check out some of the 2019 vendor opportunities below!

 

1. Shipshewana Flea Market

The Shipshewana Flea Market is a summer, outdoor market with nearly 700 spaces on 40 acres...that's about 52 football fields of vendors! The Flea Market accepts ALL TYPES of merchandise! Walk-in vendors are welcome, or your can reserve a space by submitting a vendor application.

Shoppers at Shipshewana Flea Market booth

Approximate number of shoppers: 10,000 per week.

 

Dates & Hours:

 

Open Tues & Wed, 8am-4pm EST May 7 - September 25, 2019. The Shipshewana Flea Market is also open for holidays and special weekend events! See all dates and hours.


Location:

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

 

Amenities:

  • Parking is allowed on your space
  • Electricity is available (no additional charge)
  • Night watchman Monday-Tuesday nights
  • Free Wifi
  • Restrooms / Shower Building
  • Multiple Food Stands
  • Pet-friendly

Flea Market Space Fees

1. Daily and/or Weekly Space: $35 per space, per day, or $55 per space, per week

  • Must be paid for in advance of setup
  • Available on a first-come, first served basis
  • Additional days for extended Holiday Market dates (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day) are $20 per space per day in addition to the weekly rate paid. Weekend Markets are $20 per space per day.
  • Outdoor space - Bring your own tables, chairs, canopy, etc.

2. Monthly Space: $37 - $45 per space, per week 

  • Rate varies based on space location
  • Fees paid monthly
  • All holiday & weekend market dates are included
  • Requires $90 deposit, with remaining balance for first month due within 30 days.
  • Outdoor space - Bring your own tables, chairs, canopy, etc.

3. Full-Season Space (May-Sept): $37 - $45 per space, per week

  • Rate varies based on space location
  • Fees paid monthly
  • All holiday & weekend market dates are included
  • Requires $90 deposit, with remaining balance for first month due within 30 days.
  • Full-season vendors have the option of renting buildings or big top tents that can be placed on respective spaces. View Building & Tent Rental Rates PDF

To Reserve a Flea Market Space:

2019 Flea Market Vendor Application

2. Shipshewana Antique & Miscellaneous Auction

At the Shipshewana Antique & Miscellaneous Auction, buyers move from ring to ring catching the best deals on a wide variety of merchandise as six to ten auctioneers simultaneously sell inside the Antique Building every week.

Antiques and primitives for sale inside the Shipshewana Antique Auction building

Sell at our Antique Auction if you want to quickly liquidate antiques, collectibles, salvage, furniture, signs and miscellaneous items.

 

Dates & Hours:

The Shipshewana Antique Auction is every Wednesday, year-round, starting at 9:00 am EST.

 

Location:

Shipshewana Misc. & Antique Building, 345 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565

 

Amenities:

  • Reserve space in advance
  • Seller payout check is available 1-hour after your last item has sold
  • Enclosed, heated building with snack bar and restrooms

Auction Commission & Fees:

  • Consignment fee is $15-$20 per auction location (7'x10' or 9'x12' spaces).
  • Commission is based on your gross sales and lot averages. See full commission schedule.

Reserve an Auction Spot:

If you are interested in selling at the Antique Auction, give us a call at 260-768-4129 to reserve your auction space. View Seller Information PDF

 

 

3. Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market

Vendor posing with handmade rugs at Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market

The Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market is a fall / winter indoor version of the famous Shipshewana Flea Market. Accepts vendors with all types of merchandise.

 

Dates & Hours:

Open Fridays and Saturdays, 9am - 4pm EST, October 4 - December 7, 2019.

 

Location:

Farmstead Expo Barn, 368 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565

 

Indoor Market Space Fees:

  • Permanent Full Season Single Space: $550
  • Permanent Full Season Double Space: $1000
  • Weekly Single Space: $55 per week
  • Weekly Double Space: $100 per week
  • Daily Single Space: $30 for one day

See Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market Vendor Information

 

4. Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show

Booth Displays at the Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show

The Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Shows are curated, indoor pop-up markets that feature amazing products for DIY lovers, Pinterest-obsessive folks who want a unique holiday shopping experience! Old stuff, new stuff, and awesome stuff - all picked with quality in mind.

 

Dates & Hours:

Saturday, October 26 & December 7, 2019 @ 9am-3pm EST

 

Location:

Shipshewana Auction Building, 345 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565

 

Ship-Chic Space Fee:
  • $65 per 8'x10' wall space or 10'x10' middle space

Amenities:

  • Electricity & Tables are available to rent

To Reserve a Space:

Download and Send in a Vendor Application

 

 

5. Swap Meets

Animals for sale at Shipshewana Swap Meet

Shipshewana Swap Meets are outdoor marketplaces where shoppers can find bargains on poultry, hunting/fishing items, small animals, antiques, second-hand goods, crafts and more.

 

Dates & Hours:

Held on Select Saturdays in the spring through fall, daylight - 1 pm. View 2019 Swap Meet Dates.

 

Location:

Shipshewana Flea Market grounds, 345 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565

 

Space Fee:

20'x25' space: $20

 

How to Sell at the Swap Meet:

Space is available first come, first served. Just show up! Management will be around to collect your payment.

 

 

6. Shipshewana Antique Markets

Shipshewana Antique Market Booth

These upscale markets specialize in antiques, collectibles, primitives, country furniture, advertising, vintage jewelry, toys, and more.

 

Dates & Hours:

  • Antique Festival - Saturday, August 3, 2019, 8am-4pm
  • October Antique Market - Friday & Saturday, October 4-5, 2019, 9am-4pm

Location:

Farmstead Event Pavilion, 368 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565

 

Spaces and Rates - August Antique Festival

  • Outdoor 20'x25': $75 per space
  • Pavilion 10'x15': $150 per space
  • Pavilion 10'x20': $200 per space

Spaces and Rates - October Antique Market

  • Pavilion 10'x10': $25 per space
  • Pavilion 10'x10': $45 per space

To Reserve a Space:

Download and Send in a Vendor Application

 


If you'd like to keep up with all of the upcoming vendor opportunities, be sure to sign up for our monthly Shipshewana email newsletter.

 

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