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Shipshewana’s Gift of Lights Drive-Thru

Shipshewana will become home to more than two million LED Christmas lights displayed in a mile-long symphony of various light scenes this holiday season. Shipshewana’s Gift of Lights, a drive-through light display experience that will begin this season on November 23 and run through December 30.Shipshewana Trading Place and Blue Gate Hospitality have partnered with …

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Shipshewana Festival of the 4th Market Days

Come out to the NEW Michiana Event Center “MEC”  for our July 4th Market Days. Antiques & Primitives Vintage Goods Artisan/Amish Made Farmhouse Industrial French Country Country Living Decor Equestrian Market Live Entertainment 4th of July Picnic AND SO MUCH MORE!!! Stay for the “Legends of the Horse” performance at 7!   A Dynamic, highly talented …

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44th Annual Topeka Quilt Show & Sale

The Topeka Quilt Show & Sale is one of the premier shows in northeastern Indiana, drawing quilters and quilt lovers from across the nation and around the world. We average 80 exhibitors and over 1,300 quilted items (quilts, wall hangings, purses, coats, etc.) and pieced quilt tops waiting for a quilters touch. Most items are …

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America’s Freedom Fest

America’s Freedom Fest is an airshow fireworks event that you won’t find anywhere else. In addition to the regions largest fireworks display you’ll find F-22 military jets, warbirds, Shockwave jet trucks, great food, and more. Come out for this new event that combines the excitement of the Freedom Fest Airshow and Celebrate America Black Squirrel …

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Indiana Spring Classic Morgan Horse Show

Brand new for 2018! Come watch the best Morgan horses in the area compete on all levels. Three days of action packed showing.  

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Shipshewana Antique Garden & Flower Show

The Shipshewana Merchandise Mart is excited to bring you the very 1st Shipshewana Antique Garden Flower Show coming to the NEW Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana beginning Good Friday, March 30, 2018! Featuring traditional antiques, primitives, vintage home & garden, urban home & farm, furniture, home & garden interior designers, live entertainment, demonstrations, and so …

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Essenhaus Spring Fashion Show

Fashion show, delicious Essenhaus meal, gift ideas, show specials, 20% off shopping pass, decorating & floral tips & door prizes!

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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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Old Fashion Farming Day

Demonstrations of by-gone equipment and activity all day plus exhibits on display along with old fashion fun for the children. Welcome to “Old Fashion Farming Days”  Schedule of Events * July 28, 2018 9:30 am               Threshing 10:00 am               Hay Loading/Corn Shredding 10:30 am               Log Skidding & Milk Separating 11:00 am               Horse Sweep Demo 11:30 am               …

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