When the MEC (Michiana Event Center) built it’s new facility in Shipshewana, the motto was Bringing BIG to Michiana, and boy, they weren’t kidding. The multi-purpose venue hosts everything from the concerts of world-class musicians to rodeos, and from enormous craft fairs to holiday spectaculars, it’s become a true destination for big events and entertainment.
The planning and construction of the building is a model of ingenuity due to its ability to change size, shape, seating, and even flooring, based on the needs of the next event. Thousands of pounds of dirt are routinely moved in for horse shows tractor pulls, and then removed again so they can set up for a concert. It’s truly a marvel.