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

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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Shipshewana has a lot to offer just about anyone. From great food to awesome crafts. I love to see the homemade items from woodworking, quilts, and, of course, the baked goods. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
Kyle H
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Warsaw, Indiana
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Clayton, Ohio, United States
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Flea Market seems to be suffering from same-ness. a lot of the stalls have the same items and theres not alot of differences. the antiques that they do have are very nice but very few and far between.

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Thank Mmagoo13
Warsaw, Indiana
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Shipshewana has a lot to offer just about anyone. From great food to awesome crafts. I love to see the homemade items from woodworking, quilts, and, of course, the baked goods. It is a fun and relaxing time for the family.

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Thank Kyle H
Berrien Springs, Michigan
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Over the years I have learned to save a day of vacation from work to go to Shipshewana, and the Flea Market. The Flea market is only open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and summer holidays. LOL I have gone with my elderly mother and aunt, and they can only tolerate the summer heat for about an hour. I know right where... More 

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Thank Deni P
Cromwell, Indiana
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank EvanZoey
Lafayette, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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

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Thank dick c
Shipshewana, Indiana
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

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 

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

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!

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Thank ilike2eatalot
Cincinnati, Ohio
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

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Thank fairfield744
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

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
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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 

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