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Artisans Abound in Shipshewana.

Handmade and one-of-a kind items can be found around every corner!

Artisans & Craftsman Patience and craftmanship are prized in LaGrange County, which helps explain why these communities are known for well-crafted furniture, quilts, hand-loomed rugs, wood crafts, leather goods, and pottery, as well as hand-made foods, ice cream, and candy and so much more. A visit here means a unique opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and […]

Artisans Abound in Shipshewana.

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!
Pumpkinvine Mural

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

Are You Ready to Follow the Barn Quilt Trail?

The newly expanded barn quilt trail now has over 80 barn quilts!

Barn Quilt Trail Expansion Driving the scenic country backroads of Northern Indiana, you might see something called a Barn Quilt adorning historic barns, family homesteads, Amish farms, and public spaces. Similar in design to traditional quilts, Barn Quilts are constructed using wood, and painted with heirloom or newly designed quilt patterns,  chosen by the owner […]

Are You Ready to Follow the Barn Quilt Trail?
Kid riding on the back of a buggy

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!
Packed car for a road trip

Plan the Perfect Girls’ Getaway to Shipshewana!

What could a day in Shipshe look like for you and your best girlfriends?

So, you and three of your best girlfriends are planning a few days together for some relaxation and much-needed friend time. What could a day in Shipshewana look like for you? 8am: Wake up from your restful night’s sleep in an Amish Lodging Cabin at Shipshewana North Park, and leisurely drink your coffee on the […]

Plan the Perfect Girls’ Getaway to Shipshewana!
Clearspring produce auction

Clearspring Produce & Flower Auction

A not-to-be-missed Amish Country Experience

JUST DOWN THE ROAD FROM SHIPSHEWANA IS A HIDDEN GEM If you’ve never attended the Clearspring Auction, it is something amazing to see. Located just down the road a bit from Shipshewana, Indiana, the only indication that you’ve found the auction is a small sign, a gravel parking lot full of cars, buggies, horses, and […]

Clearspring Produce & Flower Auction
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.
close up of horse

Harness Racing Returns to Mayfest in Shipshewana

Check out these photos!

Harness Racing Returns to Mayfest in Shipshewana
Couple with dog in a kayak

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

Group Bus Tours & Step-On Guides

Who better to give a tour of Amish country than a local?

Shipshewana is one of the most popular Group Tour destinations in the U.S.   Visitors choose Group Bus Tours for a number of reasons! No driving, and no navigating. You can travel with friends. No decisions to make: the trip is already fully planned! You’ll experience a curated adventure. You can meet new people and […]

Group Bus Tours & Step-On Guides

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!

Do-It-Yourselfers Love Shipshewana! Here’s why:

It's a Pickers Paradise!

Are you a Picker? A Home-Improvement Guru? Landscaper? An Antique-Hunter? A DIY’er? Whatever the hands-on hobby, if you like to get your hands dirty, Shipshewana’s for you! Everyone knows that Shipshewana is home to the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market (opening for the season on April 30th.) Fewer people know that the Flea Market location (Shipshewana Trading […]

Do-It-Yourselfers Love Shipshewana! Here’s why:

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

A Barn Quilt How-To Guide

Driving the scenic country backroads of Northern Indiana, you’ll likely see Barn Quilts adorning historic barns, family homesteads, Amish farms, and public spaces. Similar in design to fabrics quilts, traditional Barn Quilts are constructed using wood, and painted with heirloom or newly designed quilt patterns chosen by the owner or artist. Barn Quilts are either geometric […]

A Barn Quilt How-To Guide
Farmstead Inn & Conference Center

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!

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

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

Meet Barn Quilt Project Manager Karen Weiland

Karen Weiland is a local Artist and the Project Manager for the Expansion of the Barn Quilt Trail throughout LaGrange County in 2024. You can read more about the project here. We asked Karen for a quick interview so people can learn a little more about her, and she kindly agreed. Q: Can you tell […]

Meet Barn Quilt Project Manager Karen Weiland

Indiana Hannah Visits Shipshewana and Mongo

Check out her cool videos.

There’s one from Dutch Creek Animal Farm.   And there’s one from Trading Post outfitters in Mongo.  

Indiana Hannah Visits Shipshewana and Mongo

A Recent Visit to Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park

A fantastic photo-taking opportunity.

If either photography or painting is a favorite pastime, LaGrange County needs to be the destination for your next trip. Whether you prefer landscapes, classic architecture, gorgeous farm sunrises, interesting portrait opportunities, or amazingly photogenic animals, there are subjects to be had everywhere you turn. A recent quick stop at Dutch Creek in Shipshewana inspired […]

A Recent Visit to Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park

Shipshewana Featured Story Ideas

At the Heart of Amish Country

Need a great story idea? We’re here to help! Choose from the categories and suggestions below and contact us for the info and illustrative pieces you need. Need info on a topic that you don’t see here? Contact us and we’ll assist with whatever you need!   Historical: The History of Shipshewana The Story of Davis […]

Shipshewana Featured Story Ideas
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