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Shipshewana Named 2024 Destination of the Year.

Shipshewana Awarded Destination of the Year by the Midwest Travel Network During the Midwest Travel Network’s Conference, members voted for a variety of prestigious annual awards. For the first time, Shipshewana was awarded Destination of the Year.   For 2024 the winners are: Destination of the Year: Visit Shipshewana FAM Trip of the Year: Visit Fairfield […]

Shipshewana Named 2024 Destination of the Year.
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A Campground Round-Up

Get back to nature in the Heart of Amish Country!

All the Cool Camping Options Near Shipshewana Northern Indiana has a passing familiarity with the RV lifestyle, that’s true. And Shipshewana is no different, as it has both RV parks and RV services available. But what if you’re a ‘back to nature’ kind of camper? Do you yearn to cook over a campfire? See the […]

A Campground Round-Up
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Show Me Shipshewana Book Signing on June 15th!

Theresa L. Goodrich will be at the Davis Mercantile signing copies of her most recent book.

MEET THE AUTHOR OF SHOW ME SHIPSHEWANA: A GUIDE TO INDIANA AMISH COUNTRY Meet Emmy-winning author Theresa L. Goodrich on Saturday, June 15 at Davis Mercantile. She will be there signing copies of Show Me Shipshewana: a Guide to Indiana Amish Country. Also available will be her books Planning Your Perfect Road Trip, Midwest Road […]

Show Me Shipshewana Book Signing on June 15th!
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Biking in Shipshewana Means a Wheelie Good Time

Bicyclists love it here, and you will too!

LOTS OF BIKES ON THESE ROADS You’ll see bikes everywhere in LaGrange County. Both Amish children and adults alike frequently utilize them as their daily transportation, and the traffic on all the country roads is sparse enough to make recreational biking a common hobby here as well. When you add to that the new sidewalks […]

Biking in Shipshewana Means a Wheelie Good Time
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Top 5 Ways to Immerse Yourself in Amish Culture!

The Amish of Shipshewana Welcome You

Menno-Hof Museum The Menno-Hof Cultural Museum shares a narrated history of Anabaptism and how the religion eventually became the Amish and Mennonite cultures that we know today. See and hear the Amish-Mennonite story through multimedia presentations, historical environments, and colorful displays. Step into a 16th century courtyard where Anabaptism began, then board a ship of […]

Top 5 Ways to Immerse Yourself in Amish Culture!
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New Photo Mirror Selfie Station Debuts at the Blue Gate

Come Picture Yourself in the IN Indiana Photo Mirror!

You’ve never taken selfies like this before! Photo Mirror Selfie Stations have become a huge trend at weddings and events because you can program them with custom and specific text, digital frames, and digital backgrounds. And then visitors can mix it up to produce a one-of-a-kind selfie showing off where they’ve been! The Shipshewana/LaGrange County […]

New Photo Mirror Selfie Station Debuts at the Blue Gate
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Meet Carrie Miller!

Store Manager of Middlebury's Rise'n Roll Bakery

Carrie Miller is the Store Manager of Rise’n Roll Bakery located at 1065 N. 1150 W. (right on the corner of 1150 & SR 20.) The incredibly popular bakery is a Middlebury institution, located right outside of Shipshewana. A favorite of visitors and locals alike, Rise’n Roll is the home of the beloved Cinnamon Caramel […]

Meet Carrie Miller!
National Tourism Week May 20-24th

National Tourism Week is May 20th thru the 24th!

The Shipshewana/LaGrange County CVB will be Promoting & Celebrating National Tourism Week.

The Shipshewana/LaGrange County area is a beloved destination for millions of visitors every year, and tourism is a increasingly large part of the local economy. National Tourism Week gives CVB employees the chance to go out to local establishments, meet people and employees, and share information about all the important things about Shipshewana and LaGrange County […]

National Tourism Week is May 20th thru the 24th!
Flea Market Trails

Discover Shipshewana Flea Market Trails.

Explore & Shop the Easy Way with the Help of Curated Vendor Trails!

DISCOVER SHIPSHEWANA FLEA MARKET TRAILS People who love to shop and hunt for bargains obviously love the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market. Sometimes, because it is THE LARGEST, the sheer size and shopping possibilities might seem overwhelming. Luckily! The smart folks over at the Flea Market, have solutions for that! There is, of course, a Vendor […]

Discover Shipshewana Flea Market Trails.
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Harness Racing Returns to Mayfest in Shipshewana

Check out these photos!

Harness Racing Returns to Mayfest in Shipshewana
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5 Things to Do in Shipshewana in the Spring

Spring in Shipshewana offers a fresh and colorful array of fun and fascinating activities. As the weather warms and nature awakens, visitors are invited to explore the rich tapestry of experiences this quaint town has to offer. From strolling through the bustling aisles of the Shipshewana Flea Market to enjoying horse-drawn wagon tours through the […]

5 Things to Do in Shipshewana in the Spring
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Enjoy a Full Week of Quilt Events in June!

Quilt Shows, Raffles, Prizes, Markets and more! Hop to It!

In Amish Country, fabric creations are an art form. In Shipshewana you can find: knitting, macrame, hand-sewn clothing, weavings, hand-loomed rugs, but this area is well-known for beautiful quilting. Amish Quilts are beloved as decor, and so well-made that they can be handed down as family heirlooms. Not only that, but quilting as a past-time […]

Enjoy a Full Week of Quilt Events in June!

Best of the Best: Shipshewana’s Sweet Eats & Salty Treats

A fun foodie challenge you can really sink your teeth into...

One of the best parts of any visit to the Heart of Amish Country is the delicious food! There are a bunch of tasty bites this area is known for, so trying them all can take some time and planning. But what a great goal! We’ll tell you where to try all the signature Eats & […]

Best of the Best: Shipshewana’s Sweet Eats & Salty Treats
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Blue Gate

The Humble Beginning of a Hospitality Giant

How do you turn a leisure activity into an expansive hospitality group drawing millions to a town of under 700? Hard work. Craftsmanship. A welcoming spirit. For Blue Gate Hospitality Company in Shipshewana, IN, these same traits that define Amish Country also embody the quality goods and services they provide for the many who trek […]

Blue Gate
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Canoeing the Scenic Fawn River

Paddling your troubles away with the help of T & L Country Canoes

One of the most attractive things about visiting LaGrange County is its wide-open spaces. The gorgeous landscapes, beautiful scenery, and large populations of both domestic and wild animals mean there’s always something new to hold your attention. And there are so many ways to experience your surroundings here: buggy, bike, walking paths, trails, but one […]

Canoeing the Scenic Fawn River

Spring has Sprung in Shipshewana…

& Shipshewana has your Horticultural Hookup!

It’s officially Spring in Northern Indiana! That means it’s time to get to planting and pruning and plotting and potting!   One of the first plant and gardening goods stops we always recommend is, of course, the Largest Flea Market in the Midwest. They have produce, plants, and gardening areas, and stock changes from week […]

Spring has Sprung in Shipshewana…

Meet Jessica Linder!

The hardworking co-owner of Trading Post Outfitters is a delight!

Meet Jess Linder! The hardworking business co-owner, wife and mom has made relaxation her business, literally! Read on to get to know her and her family a little better, and make a point of getting out to the Trading Post this spring and summer – you won’t be sorry!   Q: Can you tell us […]

Meet Jessica Linder!

National Agriculture Week

The importance of Farming in the Heart of Amish Country

National Agriculture Week is celebrated every year in March. National Agriculture Week is celebrated every year in March on dates announced by the Agriculture Council of America. This year the week-long event begins on March 17th and ends on March 23rd. The week acknowledges and celebrates the agricultural industry and the role it plays in […]

National Agriculture Week
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Shipshewana Spring Break STAYCATION Fun!

For when you need a break from your Break...

Sure, our kids love the carefree days of Spring Break! And we love having them home and spending time with them! But Spring Break can start to feel a little bit LONG sometimes. And LOUD. But don’t worry, we can help! Whether your kids or young or older, whether the temps cooperate or not, we […]

Shipshewana Spring Break STAYCATION Fun!

Meet Tobi Oxenrider: New Executive Director of the Shipshewana Retail Merchant’s Association

If you haven’t met the SRMA’s (Shipshewana Retail Merchant’s Association) new Executive Director yet, she’s a friendly, spunky spitfire who is kind to everyone, has a super cute dog named Augie (see above) and loves the people of Shipshewana. Here’s Tobi in her own words:   Q: Can you tell us a little bit about […]

Meet Tobi Oxenrider: New Executive Director of the Shipshewana Retail Merchant’s Association

Pajama Sales Day 2024 Photo Gallery!

SHIPSHEWANA — Another Shipshewana tradition is quickly gaining traction and its become a yearly getaway for many from around the area. Pajama Day was held on Saturday (Feb. 3rd) throughout the town of Shipshewana. The day-long event features sales at many of Shipshewana’s locally-owned businesses. This year, over 30 storefronts participated in the pajamas only […]

Pajama Sales Day 2024 Photo Gallery!

Expanding the Barn Quilt Trail for 2024

Local artist Karen Weiland is busy this winter season, working with the all the local farm and business owners who applied to host all new Barn Quilts in 2024. As both Project Manager and Artist, she collaborates with them to choose sizes, patterns, and colors to design a one-of-a-kind Barn Quilt for prominent display on […]

Expanding the Barn Quilt Trail for 2024

Dolls & Amish Culture

Amish individuals do not possess photos of themselves because it’s believed that they may encourage vanity, which runs counter to their  religious ideals of community and equality. The dolls played with by Amish children are faceless for the same reason. The lack of a face or any other distinguishing characteristics also make the dolls “less […]

Dolls & Amish Culture

New Shipshe Sculpture Puts You In the Picture

This 3D Metal Sculpture is interactive!

Smile! The newest art piece in Shipshewana is a special one. The astounding 3D metal sculpture constructed by local artisan and metalsmith Christy Miller, of Countryside Creations, was made possible by a grant from the Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) and is the third public art project to result from it. The first two are […]

New Shipshe Sculpture Puts You In the Picture
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