CULTURES CONNECT … Amish life blends seamlessly with this small town’s modern-day mix of commerce and community.

Eat slowly and savor roast beef and delicious fried chicken served family-style in the home-like surroundings of the Blue Gate Restaurant. Locals love the palate-pleasing treats at Yoder’s Meat and Cheese and always fresh-from-the-oven JoJo’s Pretzels or Ben’s Pretzels. Break from shopping (and beat the heat) with an iced mocha or latte at the Kitchen Cupboard.

Shop the Midwest’s largest Flea Market, Shipshewana Flea Market, brimming with miles of aisles (and bags full of bargains!) May through September. Travel down the quaint shop-lined streets of Harrison and Morton where you’ll discover artisan locally made items, antiques and everything else from bracelets to banjos. Nostalgia comes with every purchase at Yoder’s Shipshewana Hardware and Yoder’s Red Barn Shoppes. Grocery shopping is no ordinary experience at E&S Sales, where antique toys line the top shelf of the entire store.

Explore the sights and sounds of a twister come alive at the tornado experience at Menno-Hof. Enjoy musical comedies and Grammy-winning performers as they take the stage at the Blue Gate Theatre. Travel scenic backroads dotted with Amish farms on a tour with a local expert guide. Children of all ages will enjoy a turn on the restored 1906 Dentzel Carousel at the Davis Mercantile or weaving their way through a fall family favorite, the Shipshewana Corn Maze.

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