Memorial Day Weekend in LaGrange County


Everyone knows Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summertime, so welcome the season with a bang! LaGrange County has plenty going on all weekend long to make it a memorable holiday.

If you roll into town Saturday morning, of course you’ll need some breakfast to fuel your day, and there’s nothing more hearty and delicious than a breakfast haystack. Every Saturday Country Corral Restaurant dishes up some of the best haystacks around. Don’t believe me, just ask the voters who determined they have the Best Breakfast in LaGrange County in this year’s Breakfast Wars! But what is a haystack? First, they start by laying down the hay, a.k.a. biscuits and hash browns, layer some scrambled eggs on top of that, cover with sausage gravy, and sprinkle some bacon and cheese to top it off.

*I’ll pause so you can wipe the drool off your mouth*

Now that you’re ready to start the day, head downtown where you can experience 50+ locally owned shops, take a buggy ride, experience the Menno-Hof Museum, or whatever your heart desires. Not in the shopping mood? Take a trip out to Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park or Cook’s Bison Ranch to check out our other “local residents.”

Cap off the night with the PBR Memorial Day Weekend Bull Fest. Hosted in the newly built Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana, the place will be jammed pack with action. The top bull riders from across the nation will be competing, so this is an event you won’t want to miss!

After a full Saturday, take it easy and make Sunday a nice, relaxing day. Most businesses are closed on Sundays, so it’s the perfect day to get out and experience the beautiful nature we’re blessed with here. Did you know we have several public parks and beaches throughout the county? Whether you’re taking a nature hike at Pine Knob Park, soaking up the sun at Dallas Lake Beach, or playing some disc golf at Delt Church Park, it’s a perfect way to spend a Sunday. Feeling a little more adventurous, canoe/kayak down one of our scenic rivers. They offer both short trips or an all-day excursion. If water isn’t your thing rent a bike in Shipshewana and cruise the peaceful Pumpkinvine Nature Trail.

Once Memorial Day rolls around, join the hype and visit the extended Flea Market. Shop rows and rows of vendors, there’s nearly 900 booths! If you can name it, I’m sure it can be found at the Flea Market. Didn’t make all the stops on your list earlier in the weekend? No, problem. Area businesses will be open Memorial Day as well, so you can finish off your list after the Flea Market.

Make sure to take lots of pictures Memorial Day weekend using #VisitShipshewana on your social media posts for a chance to be featured on VisitShipshewana.org, or on our Visitor Center kiosk!

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