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Address: 345 S Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Phone Number: 12607684129
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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 year-round weekly Miscellaneous & Antique Auction (Wednesdays at 9 am) and Livestock Auctions (Wednesdays). Visitors enjoy great food on site at one of our 4 Food Courts or the indoor, sit-down 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. (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Fall Extravaganza)

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Shopping-Anything and Everything

We had a good time. A day full of walking going from shop to shop. If you find something you like write the number down and the price. You might find a bargain if you can find the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Trish W
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Warsaw, Indiana
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Sandusky, Ohio
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The flea market is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. According to my fitbit, we walked 5 miles so wear your walking shoes. Lots of vendors with just about anything you are looking for and things you didn't know you needed. There are shops and restaurants at the flea market also. Along with the flea market, on Wednesday in the auction... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a good time. A day full of walking going from shop to shop. If you find something you like write the number down and the price. You might find a bargain if you can find the shop again.

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Thank Trish W
Ocqueoc, MI
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311 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You want something or u just stumble on it let just say it runs the gamut here. The place bussels with people. The local craftsman have the best products. You can rent a scooter if you don't like the standing and walking

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Thank AlnSue
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had read comments that this is a "must see," "largest flea market in the Midwest," "need 2 days to go through it," etc. We went on the 4th of July and we were done in about 5 hours. So many booths are repeats, so much of the stuff is "made in China" items, a lot of gimmicky kind of... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened upon this place while in town for the RV tourist thing. Nicely organized, clean and reasonably accessable for wheelchair user. Sometimes the crushed stone was difficult to push through. What's disappointing is that it's only open two days a week

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Thank BWV-BWV
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice place if you are a shopper of cheap items you might find at 5 Below. Lots of dresses and simple clothing- same thing over and over. The food is very pricey. We went in July, it was *83 but felt much worse. We grabbed the Guide on the way in- it helped a lot. We could easily... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This flea market had tons of booths. But was a little disappointed with the variety of booths. Besides the live auction area, the booths did not sell local, hand-made items...which I was looking for. I was hoping to find a little more amish-made specialty items and less 'made in china' items.

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Thank CanadianTexan99
Hartford City, Indiana
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone in his mid-30's who has lived in Central Indiana all my life, I had frequently heard of the Shipshewana Flea Market and decided it was time to check it out. I went with my wife and children aged 2 years and 4 months. It was a beautiful day and was therefore pretty crowded (although I suspect it is... More 

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Thank Jeff W
Mt Washington, Ky
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hated this place and actually would love to have gotten my $3 fee for parking back. This flea market was like going to Walmart and buying crap for a dollar. I was not interested in sun glasses, glass cleaning rags, etc.. No antiques or collectibles to speak of. Do not recommend this to anyone looking for vintage or antique... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time, so not sure what to expect. Glad I was prepared for walking! The booths are nicely spaced, plenty of width to accommodate crowds. I appreciated the covered sitting areas and many vendors had fans blowing. Overall a very nice experience; if I had to find fault with anything, it would have to be the lack... More 

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