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Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market - Shipshewana, INDIANA

Nestled in the picturesque Amish country of northern Indiana, the Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market is the largest outdoor flea market in the Midwest, a remarkable evolution from its humble beginnings as a home business in 1922. Today, it spans over 100 acres and hosts more than 900 vendors, making it not only the largest in the Midwest but also a bustling hub of activity and history.

Approaching its centennial, the Shipshewana Flea Market is not only a marketplace but a historical artifact in its own right. Every Wednesday morning, the air buzzes with excitement as ten rings of antiques are auctioned off, attracting collectors and enthusiasts alike. From May through November, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are transformed into a vibrant tapestry of commerce, with hundreds of vendors showcasing an eclectic range of items, from fresh local produce to handcrafted furniture.

The market’s antiques section is a highlight, with three outdoor antiques events each year. Tents dot the Mall lawn and the Trading Place Pavilion brims with finds, creating an irresistible allure for antique hunters. Here, more than 100 vendors offer an array of antiques and collectibles, ranging from delicate jewelry to substantial kitchen cabinets. The atmosphere is enhanced by food and music, and the added pleasure of free admission makes it a magnet for early birds looking for the best deals.

In June 2017, the Shipshewana Flea Market introduced an innovative addition – the Vendor Village. This area, aptly named “FLEA”ture, focuses on a different theme each week, providing a diverse shopping experience. Visitors should check the calendar before their trip as the vendors vary with themes including Shabby Chic, Local Crafts, Jewelry & Boutique Clothing, and Antiques & Collectibles. A unique highlight is the “Junk in the Trunk” event, held the last week of August, where vendors sell directly from their car trunks, adding a new twist to the flea market experience. For detailed information and event schedules, visit the organizer’s website.

Where: 345 S Van Buren St. Shipshewana, Indiana 46565 (show on Fleamapket)
When:  Every Tuesday and Wednesday, from the beginning of May till the end of September: 08:00 – 16:00
Phone: +1 260-768-4129
Shipshewana Auction and Flea Market listing on Fleamapket
Website: http://www.tradingplaceamerica.com/