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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.

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Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show

This indoor handmade and vintage market is a curated indoor pop-up market featuring vendors who specialize in antiques, crafts, handmade items, primitives, artisan goods, furniture, salvage, home & garden décor, baked goods, gifts and so much more. The barn will be full of unique items, plus there are shopper door prizes and giveaways. $5 admission, …

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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 2 and run through December 30.Shipshewana Trading Place and Blue Gate Hospitality have partnered with …

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Shipshewana Winter Wonderland Equestrian Variety Show

Winter Wonderland Equestrian Variety Show featuring the Mid America Cowgirl Rodeo Drill Team & Transition Equestrian Center Trick Riders, Jumpers, Upper Level Dressage, and Reiners will perform a variety of acts that will amaze you! Featuring: ● Ice Princess Riders ● Mid America Cowgirl Flag Presentation & Patriot Drill Riders ●Roman Riding ●Majestic Fresian Stallions …

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Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale & Quilt Auction

Browse tents filled with crafts, housewares plus homemade pies, breads, cheeses, sausages and other goodies. Come join the festivities and bring your family and friends, and help raise money for those suffering from natural disasters. You may help by bidding generously, donating new and gently used items and enjoy all the delicious variety of foods. …

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Elkhart County 4H Fair

Non-stop action and 9 days of family fun are guaranteed at one of the largest county fairs in the nation. Kids show off prize farm animals from plump pigs to sleek horses, folks flock to the grandstand to watch rodeos, harness racing, tractor-pulls, a demolition derby and top name entertainers. A bounty of fair foods, …

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Shipshewana Quilt Festival

The Shipshewana Quilt Festival is an award-winning 4-day event with many activities including: lectures and workshops by Moda Fabrics owner Mark Dunn and internationally recognized quilters including Kaye England, Pat Sloan & Jinny Beyer; educational schoolhouse; a shop hop; a Quilt & Vendor Show; and many more activities throughout the county. Pre-enrollment begins on March …

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