Feast on Amish cooking inside the Blue Gate Restaurant or dine in the country with reservations at Yoder’s Homestyle Cooking or The Carriage House. Savor jumbo hand-rolled pretzels at JoJo’s Pretzels or Ben’s Pretzels then stop at the Visitors Center, vote for your favorite, and get a free sticker! Enjoy the new Black Sheep Restaurant & Shawna Rae’s Bakery. Take a snack break at Dutch Kernel Popcorn or Vanilla Bean Creamery before driving nearby to Coody Brown’s or Linder’s Tavern for BBQ, burgers, seafood and pizza.


Shop for bargains and treasures at the Midwest’s largest flea market at the Shipshewana Flea Market. Stroll quaint shop-lined streets and discover Teaberry Wood Products, Riverwood Pottery and doll-making fun at Kid’s Kreations. Enjoy a color explosion inside Lolly’s Fabrics or Yoder’s Department Store, then step back in time at Yoder’s Shipshewana Hardware. Pick up a cooler for organic, farmfresh meats from Yoder’s Meat and Cheese Company. Experience where the Amish grocery shop at E&S Sales where antique toys line the top shelf of the entire store. 


Take the free Off The Beaten Path audio-guided driving tour on picture-perfect backroads discovering over 16 Barn Quilts, Amish cottage industry shops, rich farmlands, and relaxing county parks. Pet, feed and learn at Dutch Creek Animal Park, Cook’s Bison Ranch, or on the Stutzman Amish Dairy Farm Tour. Learn about the Amish and Mennonite faiths at the interactive Menno-Hof. Enjoy the Blue Gate Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides and delight in musical comedies, Grammy winning artists, Country top-chart names or Gospel favorites at the Blue Gate Theatre or PAC. Enjoy multiple events including rodeos, and professional bull riding.



Seeking something special to see & do?
Check out these and other popular events at

Josiah for President / March 15 – July 27
Gospel Week-Summer / June 3 – 7
When Calls the Heart / August 8 – January 5, 2025
Gospel Jubilee / August 14 – September 28
Classic Country Countdown
August 14 – September 28
Gospel Week-Fall / October 15 – 19
+100s of Concerts by National Acts

Ice Festival / January 19 – 20
Pajama Days / February 3
Mayfest / May 3 – 4
Light Parade / November 11

Flea Market / Weekly, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, April 30 – September 25 , Plus Extended Dates
Antique & Misc Auction Weekly, Year-Round – Wednesdays
Makers Event / March 4 – 6
Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Markets April 20, October 26, December 7
Shipshewana Swap Meets / April 27, May 18, June 15, August 3, September 21, October 19
Lights of Joy / Mid-November – December 31

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