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Lighting of Shipshewana & Light Parade

The Holiday Light Parade and Lighting of Shipshewana off the Christmas season in Shipshewana and begins at dusk. The parade will wander throughout Shipshewana. Along with the traditional tree lighting in front of the Blue Gate Restaurant & Theatre, there will be Christmas Carols, Santa visits at The Davis Mercantile and refreshments throughout town. Activities …

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Live Music by DJ Alex Herrin at 3 and Topshelf at 5! Mishlers Pork Burgers, Arts & Crafts, Bounce House, Viva La Cupcakes! Tons of fun, food and entertainment for the whole family!    

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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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David Rogers Country Fair

David Rogers Country Fair is a celebration of 19th century LaGrange County. The cultural history event is to remember the lives of the pioneers, civil war families, and cowboys that traveled west from here. They built the farms, towns, and even some of the houses we still use today. Many left here on foot to …

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Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival

Festivities include farm wagon rides, 4 stages of continuous free entertainment, special festival foods including famous breaded Hoosier tenderloins, bring a distinctive flavor to this annual event.

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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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Fall Crafter’s Fair

Shipshewana will be hosting a festival of crafters, entertainers, and musicians that has become an annual fall event. The festival will take place in and around the town, located in the heart of beautiful Northern Indiana Amish Country.  The event is planned for families and individuals looking for something truly unique and different from normal …

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LaGrange County 4-H Fair

Concerts, Rides, Games, Rodeo, Motocross, Truck Pulls, Little Miss & Mister, Talent Show, Petting Zoo, Juggler, Stingray Encounter, Butterfly Encounter, Parade, Pony Races, All New Kids Zone and of course 4-H exhibits! LOTS of Family FUN & Entertainment!    

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43rd Annual Nappanee Apple Festival

The 43rd annual Nappanee Apple Festival opens at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 and ends at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Proud of our family-friendly atmosphere and Midwestern hospitality, the festival attracts an average of more than 80,000 people annually and has become one of the largest festivals in the State of …

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