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Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market

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Address: 345 S van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565-9488
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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Great Place To Do Some Serious Shopping

Absolutely love seeing all the venders!!! The first time I came here was with my girl scout troop back in 1996. How can you go wrong here when you are 16 and have a bunch of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 13, 2017
irishbear142017
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Westland, Michigan
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Graytown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Had not visited here in like 10 years! Loved it. I went in October when about a third of the vendors were gone for the season, which I guess was good, since I was able to get through the whole market. Even got great parking. Not as many people either.

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Westland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Absolutely love seeing all the venders!!! The first time I came here was with my girl scout troop back in 1996. How can you go wrong here when you are 16 and have a bunch of different shops to shop at? Coming back here twice within the last three years, it gets better and better!!!! I love the fresh made... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is truly an amazing experience. There are vendors far and wide, and you had better have very comfortable shoes and good legs if you hope to walk the complex. Unfortunately, the rock/gravel walkways are extremely hard on the legs, and so my wife and I just couldn't walk more than a row or two before we had to give... More 

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Chestertown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

If you love to browse & shop, you must go here. They have everything from clothes to hardware to produce. It is so large that they even rent scooters for those who feel the need for one. You can even park your RV here!

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Thank outsidenow
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Oh can anybody say so much going on all at one time. I believe they had ten auctions going on all at once. I only gave it a three star because I was confused by the whole concept. It is big and we'll put together, just a Lil much for me.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

they had a nice craft show with lots of Amish made crafts as well as non Amish crafts some very unique Items like Camel Milk soap and petrosky stone jewelry..we found this quite by accident as we had come to town so my wife could look at quilt fabric at Yoders

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Took my wife and daughter for the day trip and we had a great time! We spent about three hours there and walked around the open flea market. We definitely plan on coming back to catch a show at the dinner theater! I do highly recommend this location for a little family outing.

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Thank John R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited during the Fall Extravaganza, the last week of the year when they are open Tues - Saturday. We went on Friday and were disappointed that so few vendors were still there. Lots of walking down rows where open vendors were spaced so far apart. Luckily, there was a lot of other shops in town to visit along with... More 

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McCordsville, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Came with mom, sister and husband. We really enjoyed ourselves. The tents had many crafty items a lot of repeat items. Ham and beans were awesome. There were only 5 actual tents with crafts the others had food. Would like to see more crafts.

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Avon, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Last year, we arrived a little late as several of the merchants had left for the season. This was our fault. We arrived a little earlier before the actual close, and enjoyed our time there. Will probably attend next year.

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