Shipshewana, IN

April showers bring May flowers and thoughts of open flea markets in Indiana. Shipshewana is a small town in northeast Indiana and home to an Amish community. It is, also, home to be the largest flea market in the midwest. The Shipshewana Auction and Flea Market will open the 2016 season on May 3.

The Shipshewana Flea Market will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week from May 3rd through October 1st. At this big flea market you can find almost everything you are looking for. There are hundreds of vendors selling everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to antiques and handcrafted furniture at the Shipshewana Flea. . The first week in May this little community comes alive with visitors traveling from all over to experience this, do not miss Hoosier tradition. The atmosphere around the Flea Market is happy, welcoming and fun.

There are plenty of places to eat and you won’t want to leave the area without experiencing home-style Amish cooking at the “Auction Restaurant” on the Flea Market grounds, or at other fine restaurants in the area.

The town of Shipshewana offers lots of activities to keep you busy after you’re finished flea marketing. For more info on activities such as buggy tours visit the official Shipshewana attraction page by clicking here.

Shipshewana is located in LaGrange County about 3 hours from Indianapolis. While it is a little far to take from Indianapolis for a daytrip it would make a wonderful weekend trip into the land of the Amish in northeast Indiana. For more information on the flea market visit the website by clicking here.

Duchess Market Place

Fishkill, New York is home to a vibrant shopping experience named the Duchess MarketPlace. The main buiding covers 100,000 square feet of indoor spaces occupied by a huge variety of vendors. A typical flea market, this indoor shopping offers just the kind of goods you come to know and love at a flea market. Open year round on Saturdays and Sundays, Duchess is a great place to browse.

During the months of March through December your treasure and bargain hunting is enhanced by the outdoor flea market. The entire south parking lot begins to fill with vendors every Saturday at first light. Some vendors set up tents and canopies while others simply set their wares out on tarps on the ground. Either way the sharp shopper can find all kinds of bargains during the good weather days. The outdoor spaces are filled with everything from new merchandise to what some would call garage sale junk.

The Duchess MarketPlace and outdoor flea market is easy to find. It is located on Route 9 south of I-84 Exit 13. The indooor market is open from 10 until 5 each Saturday and Sunday. The outdoor market opens early those days. Vendors begin setting up at the crack of dawn. Get there early for a chance at the best bargains!. More details are found on the Duchess MarketPlace website.