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Quiltworx University

Located in the heart of Amish Quilt Country! We are extremely excited to announce the coming of Quiltworx University to Shipshewana, Indiana! Yoder Department Store and The Cotton Corner will be hosting the fall 2019 Quiltworx University September 22-27, 2019 in Shipshewana. As you have come to expect with Quiltworx University, your week will be …

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Quiltworx Retreat with Kathryn Groves

Fall in love with Shipshewana in the fall… and also with Quiltworx Quilts! Perfect for everyone, whether you are brand new to paper piecing and “Judy” quilts- or you’re well acquainted! 2 Day Quiltworx Hands-on Workshop with Kathryn Groves, a Certified Quiltworx Instructor will help you create your own beautiful Quiltworx project- Over 12 projects …

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Sew Some Fun with Kaye Getaway! Kaye England Sewing Retreat

If you have ever had a chance to meet Miss Kaye England, one of our local favorite Queens of Quilting- you know this event will sell out fast, will be SEW fun, and is something you WILL NOT WANT TO MISS!   What’s Included: 3- Day Retreat (Thursday, September 27 — Saturday, September 29) Hotel …

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Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival

The 49th Annual Maple Syrup Festival is anchored by 2 AYCE Meals! The Lion’s Club AYCE Pancakes & Sausage Meal and the AYCE Nelson’s BBQ Meal. April 27, 28 & 29. So much for free! Free Kettle Popped Popcorn, parade, shuttles, entertainment, Museum and Sugar Camp Tours!

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Das Dutchman Essenhaus Train Show

Activities are held campus-wide in various locations with a complimentary shuttle service available to transfer guests across the facility. Come enjoy vendors, train repair and sales.

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Maple Syrup Days

Maple Syrup season is worth celebrating and that is what we do! There’s much more to experience than the meal.  We show three different ways to make maple syrup: how we used to do it, how we do it now, and how you can do it at home.  Horse wagons carry visitors into the maple …

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Farm to Family Festival

Join us for a day on the farm with our open house! Enjoy free wagon rides to see the bison, local entertainment, concession food, kid’s fun and more! Please note that this event is in place of our Annual Calf Days Event. For questions, please contact us!

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A Dream of Beauty Holiday Walk Centennial Celebration

Sunday, Dec. 3; 1 – 6 p.m.; $5 per person Celebrate the Centennial of “A Dream of Beauty” with new décor and more surprises! Santa will arrive at 2 p.m. to visit with children and the live music, delicious cookies and craft activities will return. Guests will be transported throughout the Site by horse-drawn wagon and …

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Sip & Create – Holiday Wreath

Saturday, Nov. 18; 6 p.m.; $25 per person; reservations required by Nov. 8; guests must be age 21 or older Join us as we design and create take-home pieces inspired by Gene Stratton-Porter and her love of nature. Staff and volunteers will guide you as you create pieces using natural elements that Gene showcased in her …

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