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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.

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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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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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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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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 …

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LaGrange Annual Super Bowl Chili Shuffle

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

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Guided Bus Tour with Great Life Tours

Eager to start our day full of exploring, we stepped outside the hotel and let the fresh Northern Indiana air wake us up. Our step-on tour guide, Vickie Estep from Great Life Tours, welcomed us aboard the bus, excited about what she had in store for us. With over 10 years of experience, she could …

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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 …

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CopperTop Tavern – Foodie Friday

When Foodie Friday rolled around this week, I was more excited than usual. I haven’t eaten at The CopperTop Tavern in months, so it was long overdue. CopperTop is famous in the county for their delicious food and fun atmosphere. We took our food to-go but eating there is an even better experience, especially if …

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