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.

Fall Lawn Care

Applying fertilizer is one of the most important procedures done as far as lawn care goes, as it influences grass color, helps it deal with stress and prevents weed invasion and disease.  Two important factors to consider when applying a fertilizer are when and how much.  Use Labor Day and Halloween as a guideline for …

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August Gardening

I consider August as the last month of summer. A time when the gardens are overflowing with produce and almost everything is lush and beautiful.    Late July and early August can be a bit dry due to little, if any, rainfall. There are some perennials in my gardens that tend to look a bit ragged …

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10 Ways To Unplug In Shipshewana, Indiana

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, where simple living is all we know. Making it the perfect destination to unplug. Check out these 10 ways to “unplug” in Shipshewana, Indiana: 1. Hollow …

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