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.

Shipshewana, Indiana in the heart of Amish country

This display in front of an antique store aptly describes the Shipshewana area

This display in front of an antique store aptly describes the Shipshewana area

Shipshewana, Indiana is a tiny community in LaGrange County in the northeast corner of the state. The rural area is one of the largest communities of Amish families in the Midwest. The main roads all have extra wide shoulders to allow for safe travel for the horse drawn buggies and wagons.

The area is known for its many tourist attractions, including a huge flea market that is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. In addition, there are many small shops in the town featuring hand made crafts, country decor items and antiques. As you might expect, you can take a horse drawn carriage ride or even enjoy a home made meal at one of the Amish homes who open there doors to visitors.

There are several nice RV parks in the area. All are reasonably priced. There is an RV park that is part of the flea market grounds. Enjoy a level, full hook up site that is just steps away from the market.

Restaurant, bakery and theater all in one!

Restaurant, bakery and theater all in one!

Shipshewana is truly a must see stop for anyone traveling in northern Indiana. Note that several RV companies have their assembly plants in this area. Couple a trip to see RV’s being built with an enjoyable and interesting trip to Shipshewana Amish country and you will have a trip to remember.

Lots of interesting shops to peruse.

Lots of interesting shops to visit.