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Fall Crafter’s Fair

Shipshewana will be hosting a festival of crafters, entertainers, and musicians that has become an annual fall event. The festival will take place in and around the town, located in the heart of beautiful Northern Indiana Amish Country.  The event is planned for families and individuals looking for something truly unique and different from normal …

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Maple Syrup Days

Maple Syrup season is worth celebrating and that is what we do! There’s much more to experience than the meal.  We show three different ways to make maple syrup: how we used to do it, how we do it now, and how you can do it at home.  Horse wagons carry visitors into the maple …

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Classic Car Cruise In at the Essenhaus

Whether you are a classic car owner or a car enthusiast this event is for you! We invite you to join us every Thursday night from May to September, 4:30pm-8pm, for this free event featuring theme nights, LIVE entertainment, hand dipped ice cream & old fashioned sodas.  Registering your classic car is completely free and …

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Midwest Tool Expo & Auction

The Midwest Tool Expo and Auction is coming to Shipshewana, and it is going to be full of tool sales, informative seminars and exciting auctions.  Specializing in Woodworking, Carpentry and Construction.  We will be taking consignments Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  See contact info below with any questions. $5.00 Admission Fee …

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Guided Bus Tour with Great Life Tours

Eager to start our day full of exploring, we stepped outside the hotel and let the fresh Northern Indiana air wake us up. Our step-on tour guide, Vickie Estep from Great Life Tours, welcomed us aboard the bus, excited about what she had in store for us. With over 10 years of experience, she could …

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CopperTop Tavern – Foodie Friday

When Foodie Friday rolled around this week, I was more excited than usual. I haven’t eaten at The CopperTop Tavern in months, so it was long overdue. CopperTop is famous in the county for their delicious food and fun atmosphere. We took our food to-go but eating there is an even better experience, especially if …

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Guided Bus Tour with Step-On Guide Scott Miller

Many people skip right over the motor coach tour option when planning a vacation, and you’re thinking, “so what, can’t I see the same things on my own?” Which may be partially true, but it’s not nearly the same experience. For the first time, I was able to join a guided bus tour and view …

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Ribs @ Rogers

Ribs. Brisket. Pulled Pork. Chicken. Is your mouth watering yet? Then you missed a great opportunity to have a full-on feast. The first ever Ribs @ Rogers event was a great success! The David Rogers Memorial Park filled up early in the morning with 14 vendors firing up their grills. I was lucky enough to …

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Shipshewana Corn Maze

15 Acres of Corn, 7.3 Miles of Trails and 3 Unique Mazes!!! The Shipshewana Corn Maze was created with the goal of quality family fun in the traditional American way. Our corn maze is a safe and relaxing event for the whole family and gives the next generation an understanding on how corn is grown …

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