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Shipshewana Ice Festival and Chili Cook-off

Come watch professional ice carvers create unimaginable pieces of art for the 11th year! Ice Carvers will be drilling and shaving blocks of ice all over Shipshewana.  Pieces for local businesses will be carved on Thursday, competition carving on Friday will be at the Wolfe Building along with a chili cook-off! Don’t forget to purchase …

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Harvest Fest Vintage Market

The Michiana Antique Market presents HarvestFest 2018 ! Makers & Peddlers from Lands Far & Near will be gathering & hunting Friday, October 19, 3-9PM.  Early Bird/Buy Tickets Click Here Saturday, October 20, 10-6PM Tickets Click Here Traditional Antiques & Primitives Vintage & Vintage-Inspired Goods Artisans, Arts & Crafts A fleet of Fashion Boutiques Olde Worlde Trades Sensational Artisan Treats …

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Indian Summer Days

Bring the family out to enjoy the Howe Indian Summer Days festival in our historical little town.  We will have music, a car show, a parade, crafts, kids activities, refreshments and so much more. Click here for a full schedule!  

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Lighting of Shipshewana & Light Parade

“Christmas Lights & Winter Nights” 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 …

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BURGER BASH

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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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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