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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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We went for 1 1/2 days had fun looking at everything and people watching bought a few things along the way. They should just go ahead and blacktop the whole thing make it easier... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Philip W
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Kentwood, Michigan, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was looking forward to going to the flea market while in the area and even spent an extra night in town to go. But I was disappointed. A vast majority of what was there was "new" goods that I could have gotten at any store. No, I wasn't expecting junk, but would like to have seen more older items... More 

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Thank LoriG619
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We hadn't been to the flea market in about 15 years and thought we'd give it another try. It's about what I remembered. Way too much new stuff and drug store buy out items. I'd prefer more antiques, arts and crafts, vintage, etc. I wouldn't drive too far for it. The towns hotels and restaurants are very charming though so... More 

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Thank Deanna K
Macomb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My mother and I took an overnight road trip back to the Flea Market where we had so much fun about 15 years ago. The market is still quite large was exciting as we pulled in and parked but after 2 rows we were quickly disappointed. So many vendors carry the same and several vendors have more than one booth.... More 

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Thank Cher N
Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being from Ohio, I wanted to check out flea market. Entry into the area was not to bad with a short wait in traffic. Once in, a fee of $3.00 was collected. Due to wife being handicapped I was able to obtain a electric scooter for her to ride so she could get around. Items were your usual $2-3.00 stuff,... More 

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Thank Bear_Tree
Otsego, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very large, clean flea market with a wide variety of items for sale. Over 900 sellers in an outdoor setting. Food is available at many locations. Open on Tuesdays and Wednesday only until October 1st.

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Thank TAMMY425
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for 1 1/2 days had fun looking at everything and people watching bought a few things along the way. They should just go ahead and blacktop the whole thing make it easier for people to get around .

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Thank Philip W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been doing this for years, and more and more cheap Made In China is taking over from Amish, northern Indiana crafts. While this is losing its luster, there is enough to keep you busy on a Summer Tuesday or Wednesday. Wonderful area to explore, and drift back into an easier world. Just please drive slow and keep your eyes open... More 

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Thank rwmentzer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sure it's hot and can get crowded, but it's a flea market ! When you get get past the knock off booths,you can find some real good vintage and unusual items . The produce area has a great selection and great prices. Get there when the gate opens for the best parking and no crowds.

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Thank Melanie H
Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shipshewana Flea Market is nothing special. No local crafts or wares, just boxes of items Made in China. It was a huge disappointment to drive there for items you can see at Big Lots or Wal-Mart.

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Thank Michigan_Family3
Anna P, Digital Marketing Specialist at Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market, responded to this review

Thanks for making the trip, and we're sorry the market didn't meet your expectations! With so many vendors here, yes, there are a ton of bargain items, plus clothes, home decor, signs, beauty products, paper products, dishes....etc. If you're specifically looking for local crafts and wares, I might suggest visiting the following Shipshewana flea market booths: - Teaberry Wood Products... More 

Muncie, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just enjoyed seeing all the auctions going on at the same time. The items being auctioned had some real value. Others not so much. Enjoyed plotting out our path around the flea market and was able to visit the vendors we wanted to without wasting too much time.

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