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Ice Festival/Chili Cookoff

Event Starts
Friday, Jan 19 2024
Event Ends
Saturday, Jan 20 2024


This is the 17th year for the Shipshewana Ice Festival! Ice carvers will be drilling and shaving blocks of ice all over town. The creations they design are submitted by the sponsor or the carver’s choice. These professional carvers enjoy the challenge of creating! Please stop in Shipshewana to see them work…or play.   To see more of the carving process, come Friday at 10AM  and stay until Saturday to see the finished results!  As an added bonus, several stores will have extended hours on Friday night!  Please call ahead for specific store hours.

Bring your taste buds and your appetite to the Shipshewana Chili Cook-Off that is scheduled to take place during the Ice Festival at 11AM on Saturday. Experience a variety of chilis, talk to our cooks, confer with your fellow judges, and cast your vote for the best Chili. The cook-off will take place downtown at the Smokehouse Grill & Supply store located on Morton Street.

2024 information will be posted when received

The dates for 2025 are:  January 17-18, 2025

January 2023

10am Friday

Ice Carving Locations

Ice Burg

  • Blue Gate Restaurant

Featured Ice

  • E&S Sales
  • Country Road Fabrics
  • Davis Mercantile
  • Shipshewana Carousel
  • Yoder’s Meat & Cheese
  • Yoder’s Red Barn Shoppes
  • Yoder’s Shopping Center

Business Plus Ice

  • Cariloha
  • Ole Tin Rooster
  • Farmstead Inn
  • Head Over Heels (Davis Mercantile)
  • LaGrange CVB
  • Glow Bookstore
  • Der Ruhe Blatz
  • Aunt Millie’s Nut and Candy Shop
  • Simple Sounds (Davis Mercantile)
  • Smokehouse Grills & Supply
  • 2 Chicks and a Chair
  • Lasting Impressions
  • Edward Jones
  • Flagstar Bank
  • Lake City Bank
  • Coca-Cola (Davis Mercantile)


Ice Competition

11am Saturday

  • Howe LaGrange Insurance Agency
  • D Bar D Trucking
  • SRMA
  • Red Wagon
  • Aunt Millies Candy & Nut Shop
  • JoJo’s Pretzels
  • Hiton & MariJanne Rauch

Chili Cook-Off

11am – Until Sold Out

  • Smokehouse Grills & Supply
  • E&S Sales
  • Blue Gate
  • Kathryn Martin
  • Essenhaus
  • El Zorrito
  • Floyd Borkholder
  • Caroline Hostetler
  • Chris Stauffer

Chili Cook-Off Entrance Fee

  1. Buy a ticket for $10 – This gets you into the Chili Cook-Off Tasting
  2. Buy an Ice Festival Pin for $15 – This gets you the Chili Cook-Off Tasting… PLUS access to over 35 store specials valued at $200. Deals are valid through January 2023.


Download the Brochure!

Be sure to purchase a pin from the LaGrange County CVB (exact cash only-no cards), Kitchen Cupboard, Smokehouse Grills & Supply (During the Chili Cook-Off), or Lolly’s Fabrics! Pins are $15 each and grant deals throughout Shipshewana businesses when presented.



SRMA & Town of Shipshewana
Shipshewana, IN 46565

Contact Info
Phone: 800-254-8090