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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
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Indianapolis, Indiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Taverham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I returned back to Indiana to visit for a couple of weeks and I had to make sure that I came to the Flea Market. I always loved going at least a couple of times a year. It was mid September and I have to say many of the stalls were missing, but that didn't mean I bought any less... More

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Celina, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I love flea markets! This one is, by far, the largest one I have ever been to. It is well laid out and many vendors with lots of stuff to sell. I enjoy just browsing, but it's really hard to do that because it is so crowded and parking is difficult. We even went early to try to avoid crowds.... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

it is the grand daddy of all flea markets in terms of size and vendors. I was hoping to see more local arts, crafts, antiques and food items. Unfortunately, there were more vendors selling socks, t-shirts, clothing and other items made in China. We did enjoy a Ben's Pretzel which was freshly made by the Amish at their booth. The... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I found a very good selection of goods as well as a huge number of vendors. The prices were very good and there were plenty of rest and refreshment stands. Many homemade crafts, fresh produce, flowers and shrubbery. I was able to rent a powered cart to assist my shopping, I have problems walking for long distances. They had a... More

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Mt Prospect, IL
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

haha....Shipshewana is a short 1.5 hr drive on the I-80 east of La Porte. Lots of shops, restaurants, bakeries, Amish goods, hotels, dinner theater. Worth the drive! yes, even went to the Flea Market...my first experience - it was HUGE and well organized,

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