5 Must-See Summer Events in Amish Country, Indiana

Summertime in Amish Country is always one of the best times to visit. If you can catch one of these 5 must-see summer events, even more of a bonus.

“Dog Days” & “Mother/Daughter Days” Weekend Markets: June 14-15 & August 16-17

For the first time ever the Shipshewana Flea Market is hosting two weekend markets! Bring your four-legged friend to “Dog Days” for treats, a photo booth, and even a puppy parade. Visit in August for “Mother/Daughter Days” to shop ’til you drop while taking part in special activities and drawings.

Shipshewana Quilt Festival: June 19-22

Going into its 11th year, you don’t have to be a quilter to appreciate the craftsmanship at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival. The Michiana Event Center will be full of quilts from all over the world. In addition to the Quilt & Vendor Show, there are tons of lectures and workshops to learn the newest techniques and trends.

Rogers Rib Fest: June 29

There’s nothing better than a summer barbecue and Rogers Rib Fest is no exception. On Saturday, June 29, purchase some $1 tickets and make your way around the vendors to try the brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs, and delicious sides. Once you’ve got a full plate, sit and enjoy the live music while you figure out your favorites.

Shipshewana’s Majestic Frontier: August 2-24

Get ready for 90 minutes of action-packed western entertainment at Shipshewana’s Majestic Frontier. Watch cowboys and cowgirls riding, roping, and so much more all while keeping you on the edge of your seat. With a month long of showings, finding a time to go won’t be a problem.

Shipshewana Antique Festival: August 3

You’ll find more than antiques and collectibles at the Shipshewana Antique Festival. Vendors are set up all day on Saturday, August 3, but also check out old fashioned farming demonstrations, a steam & tractor show, antique telephone show, live music, food vendors, and more. Arrive the night before for even more activities and a steam engine spark show.

About The Amish Culture: Six Social Courtesies

LaGrange County and Shipshewana are home to the third-largest Amish community in the nation. This community’s simple way of life is the reason many people visit our area — to observe, learn about, pay tribute to, and purchase items from the Amish. Here are a few things to remember as you travel to our area …

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Scenic Fall Drive in Shipshewana, Indiana

Typically when you roll into Shipshewana, you’re greeted by endless farms and open fields. It might be surprising to hear of the beautiful fall foliage that can be seen this time of year. The natural beauty here in LaGrange County can often be underappreciated, many people not knowing about hidden gems like the Pigeon River …

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15 Best Things to Do in Shipshewana, Indiana

This blog was originally posted on shipshewanatradingplace.com  By Anna Camburn Shipshewana brings simple living, Amish hospitality, amazing shopping, and fun activities to Northern Indiana. Take in the area’s best attractions including shopping the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market, catching a musical at the Blue Gate Theatre,  or eating a home-cooked Amish meal. (All group-friendly!) You’ll want to spend …

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