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Pine Knob Field & Fish Day

Competition Bow Shoot 8a-11a It is time to tuneup your bow and competition is a way to sharpen your skill.  The competition bow Shoot i 8a-11:30a.  Score cards must be turned in by 11:30 to be eligible for awards.  The competition follows the 1.7 mile, 30 target 3-D course.  Registration is $10 for 16 years …

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Sew Some Fun with Kaye Getaway! Kaye England Sewing Retreat

If you have ever had a chance to meet Miss Kaye England, one of our local favorite Queens of Quilting- you know this event will sell out fast, will be SEW fun, and is something you WILL NOT WANT TO MISS!   What’s Included: 3- Day Retreat (Thursday, September 27 — Saturday, September 29) Hotel …

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Big Hat Rodeo “Born to Buck” Tour Championship

The Big Hat Rodeo Co is proud to be bringing their 2018 Tour Championship Rodeo to the MEC. 2 HUGE performances of non-stop pro rodeo action and excitement including 7 sensational rodeo events! Bareback Riding Steer Wrestling Team Roping Saddle Brone Riding Tie Down Roping Cowgirls Barrel Racing Bull Riding The spectacular, award-winning bucking livestock …

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Shipshewana Stampede

The Shipshewana Stampede isn’t your average county fair rodeo, this is rodeo like you’ve never seen it in the Midwest, with a MASSIVE instant replay screen. Featuring Six main events: Bare Back Bronc, Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding, Team Roping, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling.First-ever Freestyle Bullfighting Competition to be held each night during the rodeo, the …

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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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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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LaGrange 500 Gun, Kinfe & Outdoorsmen Show

The LaGrange County 500 Gun Show will be held on March 9th and 10th in Shipshewana, IN at the Michiana Event Center and hosted by Gun Slinger Promotions USA. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.   Hours Friday: 3:00pm – 8:00pm Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm Admission General: $6.00 Children 12 & under: …

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