Blog

Local Stories From Local People

Chupp Auctions Special Standardbred Sale

The finest driving horses in the area, this annual event is always a popular one. Operated by Chupp Auctions, Shipshewana, Indiana.

Read More >

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 …

Read More >

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.

Read More >

Midwest Tool Expo & Auction

The Midwest Tool Expo and Auction is coming to Shipshewana, and it is going to be full of tool sales, informative seminars and exciting auctions.  Specializing in Woodworking, Carpentry and Construction.  We will be taking consignments Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  See contact info below with any questions. $5.00 Admission Fee …

Read More >

LaGrange Annual Super Bowl Chili Shuffle

Come and support this annual fundraiser for Focus LaGrange!  Proceeds stay in the community! Registration Information

Read More >

Kick Off the Holiday Season in Shipshewana, Indiana

The holidays come early in Shipshewana, and we love that. The end of October the elves are out hanging lights and decorating all over town. It’s a nice mix of fall and Christmas decor for a period of time, but once November arrives, it’s an all-out Christmas mood. The Lighting of Shipshewana is the official …

Read More >

Do the Amish Celebrate Christmas?

This blog was originally posted December 21, 2015, revised October 26, 2018 by Jordan Mazzoni. You probably won’t find decorated trees, hanging wreaths, or wrapped presents in an Amish home during the holidays, but you will find the spirit of Christmas alive and well. As I was out and about these last few weeks visiting …

Read More >

10 Ways To Unplug In Shipshewana, Indiana

You see evidence of this every day, more and more people are spending more time on their phones and less talking to an actual human. And in many vacation destinations, adding more digital technology can make trip experiences less personable and more about being quick. Shipshewana is one of the few exceptions to that trend, …

Read More >

Shipshewana Ice Festival and Chili Cook-off

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE!!   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 SATURDAY, competition carving will remain on Friday at the Wolfe Building along with a chili …

Read More >

Get your official copy of our

Destination Guide

Request Printed Guide

View E-Guide

Stay informed and sign up for the

EMAIL-Newsletter

Sign Up