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Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival

Festivities include farm wagon rides, 4 stages of continuous free entertainment, special festival foods including famous breaded Hoosier tenderloins, bring a distinctive flavor to this annual event.

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Chupp Auctions Special Standardbred Sale

The finest driving horses in the area, this annual event is always a popular one. Operated by Chupp Auctions, Shipshewana, Indiana.

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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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Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy Drive-Thru

Shipshewana will become home to more than two million LED Christmas lights displayed in a mile-long symphony of various light scenes this holiday season. Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy, a drive-through light display experience that will begin this season on November 16 and run through December 30.Shipshewana Trading Place and Blue Gate Hospitality have partnered with …

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44th Annual Topeka Quilt Show & Sale

The Topeka Quilt Show & Sale is one of the premier shows in northeastern Indiana, drawing quilters and quilt lovers from across the nation and around the world. We average 80 exhibitors and over 1,300 quilted items (quilts, wall hangings, purses, coats, etc.) and pieced quilt tops waiting for a quilters touch. Most items are …

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Don’t Kick the Turkeys at Essenhaus’ Heritage Hall

On Reverend Thompson’s third day as pastor of New Hope Church, his secretary lays down the laws of the office, the janitor is “fixing” everything in sight, the most prestigious member of the congregation is on the war path and an eccentric lay-person presents some far out ideas for Sunday morning’s special. Alongside the laughs …

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Classic Car Cruise In at the Essenhaus

Cruise-In every Thursday evening through September. Enjoy door prize giveaways, live entertainment, and restaurant specials from 3 p.m. to close or the all you care to eat BBQ pork ribs buffet at a special price. Hours are from 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free admission.

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America’s Freedom Fest

America’s Freedom Fest is an airshow fireworks event that you won’t find anywhere else. In addition to the regions largest fireworks display you’ll find F-22 military jets, warbirds, Shockwave jet trucks, great food, and more. Come out for this new event that combines the excitement of the Freedom Fest Airshow and Celebrate America Black Squirrel …

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Indiana Spring Classic Morgan Horse Show

Brand new for 2018! Come watch the best Morgan horses in the area compete on all levels. Three days of action packed showing.  

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