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

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Shipshewana 4th of July Fireworks

The Shipshewana Fireworks is scheduled at 10pm. Fireworks will blast off behind the Michiana Event Center following the Cirque Ma’Ceo Legends of the Horse Show that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 4th.  Free Fireworks!  Call the Ticket Hotline for the Legends of the Horse at 269-625-0364. FREE PARKING! BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS!     …

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Easter at Amish Acres

The secular traditions and festivities that surround and symbolize Easter create a spring stir on the farm. An Easter egg hunt for 1,000 hidden eggs in the courtyard brings out a vigorous group of kids of all ages. A coloring contest in the Barn Loft Grill provides a place for families to wait for their …

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Linton’s Easter Egg-Straordinaire!

Free photos with the Easter Bunny with canned food donation, 8-6pm. Donations benefit the food bank at church community services. Visit baby chicks, baby ducks, baby lambs, a calf, and baby goats in our conservatory. And, back this year, our exclusive Duck Waterslide! Watch the baby ducklings climb up the ramp and slide down the …

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Old Fashioned Independence Day at Amish Acres

Mayor Thompson welcomes you to Nappanee’s 4th of July parade and fireworks. Amish Acres welcomes you to a day of special events to honor our nation’s freedoms. If you’ve never stood on the sidewalk on Main Street and watched a small town marching band, freshly waxed fire engines, boy scout troops, farm tractors, horse troops, …

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Chuck Wagon Gang (Lighting Ceremony)

Shaye Smith The group’s owner, manager, and alto singer, Shaye Smith is the granddaughter of the Gang’s original alto, Anna Carter Gordon Davis, and Howard Gordon, who was the group’s guitarist for many years. Shaye was born in Nashville, TN and grew up in Baton Rouge, LA. She is married to Andy Smith, and they …

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Howe Farmers Market

Every Saturday from May to October. Our market offers Fruits, Vegetables, cookies and baked goods under the Park Shelter. Homegrown by local farmers.  In the park, you will also have crafts made by locals.

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LaGrange Farmers Market

Produce, baked goods, wooden items and plants.  SNAP, WIC, Visa & MC accepted. Market will be open on Tuesdays from 1p-5p and Saturdays 8a-1p. Strawberry Fest June 23, 2018 8a-1p!!  

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