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Address: 345 S Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Phone Number: 260-768-4129
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Tue - Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market was established in 1922 and...

The Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market was established in 1922 and is now home of the Midwest's largest flea market, boasting nearly 900 booths. The Flea Market is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 am - 5 pm, from May to the 1st Saturday in October. Visitors can also enjoy the weekly Miscellaneous & Antique Auction (Wednesdays at 9 am) and Livestock Auctions (Wednesdays). Visitors enjoy great food at the Auction Restaurant and can stay overnight at the Farmstead Inn, our Amish-inspired hotel. Call us for specific hours and special holiday flea market dates.

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Decent flea market

If you are searching for used merchandise, this flea market might not impress you. But if you like new stuff at discount prices, this flea market will make you happy. It's quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
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Cromwell, Indiana
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shopping and plenty of it. There was something for everyone. Skip the food here and head to blue gate. Lots of good deals good for an afternoon.

Thank EvanZoey
Lafayette, Indiana
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i found an old dude that was really fat and he mugged me and took my prized possession ddot doot mr skeltal doll i was crying for weeks afterwards find him and arrest him

Thank dick c
Shipshewana, Indiana
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once in a while you may find something great at the auction. The flea market is probably at least average. If you need some socks, or an out dated cell phone accessory you will be in heaven. There are some hand made items, a few antiques, a little art, but nowhere near what most people expect. The majority of what... More 

Thank brandon b
Bartlett, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I can say I had a lot of fun and spent hours visiting this place! Everyone's so friendly. Easily accessible from town and highway. I just wish the place stayed open longer!

Thank ilike2eatalot
Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This review is about the spring Horse Auction NOT the flea market or the quilt auction (I've never been to those): While in Shipshewana one Friday evening my husband and I happened to see lots carriages clopping quickly along the streets--many dozens heading to town on every road from every direction. Curious, we followed them and found ourselves in a... More 

Thank fairfield744
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61 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

If you are searching for used merchandise, this flea market might not impress you. But if you like new stuff at discount prices, this flea market will make you happy. It's quite large and well laid out. It takes a couple hours to stroll from one end to the other, we went twice in one week while visiting the area.

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Taylor, Michigan
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

My sister and Ii went on the last day of the flee market and even though it was cold and started to rain we were able to see almost all and buy plenty of great things. Expect. To walk alott ! Where your walking shoes. Plenty of places to find a place to sit outside. Prices for meals and other... More 

Thank LetsGoGirls2014
Ventura County, USA
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164 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

One of my top 5 places in the world to visit. Not just the flea market but the town itself. Visit the camel guy at the flea market. So friendly and fun to talk to. So much to see and do. Take a buggy ride slowly through the town. Stop at a restaurant and get a traditional Amish meal. Go... More 

Thank City_Girls_CA
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223 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Mostly a bunch of junk. Prices were not even very good. Vendors were not pleasant or friendly. Perhaps because it is the end of the season. $3.00 parking fee.

Thank DayBreeze
Spanaway, Washington
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This place is huge! We arrived about 10 AM and spent the day browsing through the market. Lots of antiques and also lots of things that looked like antiques so be careful before you buy. There is an auction area too. We bought smoked brats for lunch from a very nice vendor. The home made ice cream was real, very... More 

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