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Shipshewana Flea Market

Address: 345 S Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN
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Ranked #7 of 10 Attractions in Shipshewana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Hours:
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have been to a million swap meets all over the world over the last fifty years. This great swap meet is the only one that I am aware of that takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the summer with the exception that it is open for holiday weekends at specific times, check their website for those dates. I... More 

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Allegany, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is the best flea market I have ever been to. Have been 2 times and not disappointed either time, Always find something, and everything I am looking for. Be prepared to spend the whole day, it is worth it.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited last summer when we were already in the area visiting my extended family. I thought there was a good mix of vendors, food and non-food, old and new, clothes and household. In my hometown (Virginia Beach, VA) we have several out door festivals. I found similar items at the Shipshe flea market (dresses, jewelry, bags, etc) that the... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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29 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It was not really a flea market. I was expecting home made goods from local vendors, hopefully some antiques or old junk from the area. Instead it was the world's largest dollar store with new junk made in China. I read that this was the best flea market in the midwest. We heard from some folks in South Bend that... More 

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Comstock Park, Michigan
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36 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visit the flea market about every other year. It's still a fun experience. You have to visit in spring or September when the kids are in school (otherwise the place is mobbed). Summer is hot and dusty. Sept you find some great deals on fruits and veges. The market itself has some repeats when it comes to the vendors,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The flea market was closed the day we went. I think it is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. So we went to the auction barn to watch the Horse auction. This was an amazing experience. I took my two granddaughters who are horse crazy. And granny is too! We were spell bound and could not leave until it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were expecting a lot of vendors with garage sale type stuff, but it was mostly cheap Chinese dollar store items. I must point out we did go at the end of the season on a cold October day. The vendors were cheerful and enjoyable to talk too, despite the weather.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

we visited the flea market on the last two days it was open. There were very few stores open, more places were closed than were open. However the vendors are very nice. They only took cash or personal checks, we only found 1 vendor that accepted credit cards. So lesson learned, BRING CASH. mostly personal goods like clothing and toys... More 

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Traverse City
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We waited to visit the flea market until it almost closed thinking bargains would be in the making. More than half of the vendors were already closed for the year. Actually, no bargains were to be had by us. Think maybe if we visit again, it would be late in the summer. Most vendors didn't mention any deals the day... More 

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mason, oh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

They advertise being open through October BUT most vendors were closed and the majority that were open were selling new plastic goods besides a few Amish vendors selling food. In the area where we found a few flea/antiques they were just setting up an hour after opening. We decided to drive 3.5 hours to Shipshewana because we read reviews that... More 

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