While a trip to Shipshewana, Indiana might be a little far away for a day trip from Indianapolis, it does make for a wonderful two day mini vacation into the land of the Amish in northwest Indiana. Shipshewana is in LaGrange County in Indiana and is about a three hour drive from Indy.
Shipshewana is home to the one of the largest flea markets in the midwest. You can expect to find hundreds of vendors there every week. And with all these vendors you will be able to find almost everything and anything you have ever needed or wanted. They have everything to sell from fresh fruit to handcrafted furniture at the Shipshewana Flea Market.
The flea market is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from the first of May and lasting through the end of October. They are open rain or shine and if it does rain, you will be sure to find a vendor selling umbrellas and raincoats.
You will be able to experience delicious home-style Amish cooking at the “Auction Restaurant” on the Flea Market grounds, or at other fine eateries in the area. Snacks of all kinds are also available on the flea markets grounds.
If you plan on staying overnight you can stay at the Farmstead Inn or at the Shipshewana RV Park.
There are many antique shops in the town and lots of friendly people. The gardens are beautiful and you will not want to miss seeing the Quilt Garden on Heritage Trail. It is very easy to spend a day or two at the flea market and the town. For a schedule of what to do when you get to Shipshewana visit Things to Do website at http://www.tradingplaceamerica.com/things-to-do/
For more detailed information on the flea market and staying overnight visit Trading Places at http://www.tradingplaceamerica.com/.