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Address: 345 S Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Tue - Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: The Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market was established in 1922 and is now...
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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Worth going at least once

We went with several other people. It was our first time. Much larger than we realized. Lots of the same items for sale at different prices, so be aware of that. Prices were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Springfield, IL
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Springfield, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We went with several other people. It was our first time. Much larger than we realized. Lots of the same items for sale at different prices, so be aware of that. Prices were good on most things. Wide variety of things for sale. Not sure if I'd go back, but glad I went.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A lot of items 4 sale. If you buy something it will be cheaper on the next row. Just kept on shopping till you thru. Go early take a break and go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Tarp tents galore! . Rows and rows of them, from gadgets, seen on tv, purses, tools, kites, Amish furniture, beef sticks, kettle corn, and more! Some companies have multiple tents, so you get confused if you've been to them already, but part of the fun. Antiques, dolls, fresh fruit, and plantlife galore, too! The town streets have nice stores too,... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I am not a huge flea market person but I thought a lot of flea markets usually had a lot of vendors selling used and homemade items. This appeared to have rows and rows of vendors selling relatively inexpensive new items and it all started to look the same. The actual auction house was where we saw the used item... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Its a nice size flea market outdoors with many booths. We didnt find some nice things and reasonable prices but many booths looked identical to others. Many made in China items were sold at multiple booths throughout in standard banana box fashion and knock off items as well. Past that junk, theres a few refreshing booths but not many. I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I went there thinking it was going to be handmade Amish goods but it is over run with cheap china made products. If you're in the market for cheap items sold for twice they're worth then this is the flea market for you. At my next visit I will be stopping at the shops around the flea market and hopefully... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It's a big flea market, perhaps one of the biggest. Many of the items , though, can be easily found in a large department or grocery store. There are some finds, but you have to look. Plenty of food options. Unless you like to search for items you never knew you needed, this might not be a great use of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Walked around in the heat and son for hours and didn't buy a thing. There were few quality vendors. Unless you wanted bamboo sheets and pillows available at just about every other vendor, or cheap junk from China, you can find most things in dollar stores or box stores for the same price or cheaper even.

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Hobart, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a giant flea market, but it's not what it used to be. It's more new, cheap items than used bargains. You CAN find a lot of bargains here, but some is cheap China stuff. There's lots of walking so wear comfy shoes and if hot bring hat/cap and water. There are places to eat there but nothing fancy... More 

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Watertown, Wisconsin, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Was not at all what we expected. Most of the booths are filled with t-shirts, socks, sun glasses and a multitude of other cheap imported items. There really are no antiques maybe 1 or 2 booths. If you are expecting to find items that are old, one of a kind or that can be repurposed this is not the place... More 

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