Date: Dec 18, 2017

23 Most Asked About Products at Shipshewana Flea Market

By Carlie Cripe

During Shipshewana Flea Market season, I get the pleasure of working inside the flea market office. Part of my job is to assist customers (whether in person or on the phone) with their questions.

Most questions have to do with where certain vendors are located. Questions like:

  • "Where is that one lady that was here 5 years ago who sold purses and stuff?"
  • "What booth has the clothes for geese?"
  • "Do you know the name of the one guy who was always at the end of the aisle?

With all of the vendor-related questions I get on a daily basis, I noticed a trend in the specific flea market items our visitors ask for over and over. So, this year (2017),  I wrote the most-asked-about products down on a piece of paper and decided to share it with you just for fun! It will definitely give you a glimpse of the variety (and quirkiness) of the products here at the Shipshewana Flea Market

 

23 Most Asked About Products (In No Particular Order)

1. Southwest Native American Jewelry

We have a regular vendor called "Quiet Eagle" who sells beautiful jewelry. Unfortunately, they are only here on certain days during the season, so we get lots of questions about this vendor.

23 Most Asked About Products at Shipshewana Flea Market
2. Spices

Most people are looking for the "Shipshewana Spice Company," famous for their Happy Salt and a variety of other great spices. 

23 Most Asked About Products at Shipshewana Flea Market
3. Mary Kay

It's amazing the amount of beauty supplies you can get at the flea market.

 

4. Sunglasses

Indiana summer days are hot, bright and sunny. You can find some great sunglasses at the flea market for even better prices.

 

5. Bulk Party Supplies 

Throwing a birthday party or wedding shower? Stock up.

23 Most Asked About Products at Shipshewana Flea Market
6. Tupperware

Yes, believe it or not.

23 Most Asked About Products at Shipshewana Flea Market

7. Cleaning Cloths

There's microfiber cleaning cloths, and then there's a vendor who sells "Holy Moly" cleaning cloths which are simply magical. Lots of people ask for this vendor.

 

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8. Fiesta Ware

A whole booth dedicated to Fiesta Ware? Collectors...get excited.

23 Most Asked About Products at Shipshewana Flea Market

9. Glass Nail Files

Keep those nails nicely filed with a sustainable glass nail file.

 

10. African Shea Butter

So moisturizing.

 

11. Pharmacy-type Items

Who doesn't need 'em?

 

12. Rugs

Some vendors even offer locally-made rag rugs!

23 Most Asked About Products at Shipshewana Flea Market

13. Amish Dress Shirts

They're blue and with no pockets.

 

14. Shoes/Socks/Underwear

You'll want to get your picture with this booth display. Check it out:

23 Most Asked About Products at Shipshewana Flea Market
15. Sky Lanterns

Perfect for weddings.

 

16. Discounted Bulk Items

You won't believe the bargains you can find here.

23 Most Asked About Products at Shipshewana Flea Market
17. Custom License Plates and Graphics

Lots of vendors offer personalization on their products, which means they are great for gifts!

 

18. Wood Drying Racks

Perfect for your delicates and for camping! Plus, they're energy efficient...the Amish way.

23 Most Asked About Products at Shipshewana Flea Market
19. As Seen on TV Products

Lots of selection for the As-Seen-On-TV products.

 

20. Corn Hole Boards and Bags

You can even get customizable corn hole boards and bags!

 

21. Yeti Cups

Keep those drinks hot!

 

22. Drones

You'll know you are near the drone vendor when you hear the "buzzing" above you.

23 Most Asked About Products at Shipshewana Flea Market

23. "The Amish"

(Okay, obviously not a product, but I do get asked where the Amish are... A LOT)

22 Most Asked About Flea Market Products at Shipshewana

 

My personal pick and must-have is grabbing my annual desk calendar for just $1.00!

 

What's yours?!

 


 

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