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Classic Car Cruise In at the Essenhaus

Cruise-In every Thursday evening through September. Enjoy door prize giveaways, live entertainment, and restaurant specials from 3 p.m. to close or the all you care to eat BBQ pork ribs buffet at a special price. Hours are from 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free admission.

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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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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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Shipshewana Antique Festival

Bring the family and find a treasure at the Shipshewana Antique Festival. Shop quality dealers who set up selling antiques, jewelry, vintage items, collectibles, furniture, up-cycled products, glassware, and toys, and more! There is also delicious food, entertainment and door prizes! Other Antique Festival events include an antique telephone show, a classic car cruise-in, a …

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Antique Toy Auction

Antique & collectible toys will be featured for auction in a designated area of the regular Wednesday Shipshewana Antique & Miscellaneous Auction. Call the Auction Manager at 260-768-4129 to consign good toys. Held annually the Wednesday before Chicago Toy Auction.

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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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Catalogued Antique Toy Auction

Shipshewana Auction and Kraft Auction Service are teaming up for a catalogued specialty sale featuring high quality antique toys. Held the day before the Shipshewana Antique & Misc. + Toy Auction. Call the Auction Manager @ 260-768-4129 or Del @ 765-790-2407 to consign good toys! Online Bidding Available. More info:

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37th Annual Antique Farm Power Steam & Gas Show

  This years event will feature Massey Harris Tractors and Farm Equipment. Steam Engines, Antique Tractors, Gas Engines, Antique Farm Machinery, Sawmills, Arts & Crafts, Large Flea Market, Trading Post, Camping, Food and More! Activities Include: Wheat Threshing, Plowing with Steam Engines,125 HP Erie Steam Engine operating a sawmill, Ferguson (FENA Display Area, On Friday …

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