Shipshewana is a small town in northeast Indiana and home to an Amish community. It is, also, home to the largest flea market in the Midwest: the Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market
The Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market is a do-not-miss Hoosier tradition. What started out as a home business in 1922 is now Midwest’s Largest Flea Market with nearly 900 booths hosted in an open-air market covering 100 acres.
Vendors attending this market have a broad variety of products on offer: from vintage items, furniture, clothes, home decor, to quirky novelties, fresh seasonal produce, hand-made goods, re-purposed crafts, handcrafted furniture, cleaning supplies, snacks, accessories and everything in between, the Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market is a true paradise for bargain hunters. Most dealers are willing to haggle, but visitors usually get better prices at the end of the day when vendors are packing up.
On Wednesdays, visitors can also take in the weekly Shipshewana Miscellaneous & Antique Auction (located on the same property), which is held every Wednesday, year-round. The auction starts by the sound of the bell at 9:00 am sharp, when six to ten auctioneers take up the auction cry and simultaneously sell antiques, collectibles, estate items, primitives, glassware, furniture, architectural salvage, and so much more.
Among the amenities available on site, electric scooters, wagons, and shopping carts, can be rented by the main entrance at booth #1018. Wagons cost $10 per day and shopping carts $5. Electric scooters are priced $10 per hour with a two-hour run.
All in all, the Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market provides a real treasure hunt in charming Northern Indiana Amish country.