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The Rat Pack Lounge at the Round Barn Theatre

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This Off-Broadway smash hit takes us to the 1958 Springfield High School Prom where we meet the Wonderettes.

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Baskerville by Elkhart Civic Theatre

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Who doesn’t love a good mystery–especially one with Sherlock Holmes at its center?  This one, by comedy chief Ken Ludwig, follows Holmes and Watson as they track a deadly hound prowling the Baskerville heir on the Devonshire moors.  Five actors portray more than 40 characters in this fast-paced comedy.  Hurry–the game’s afoot! (Rated PG 13)

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Shipshewana Antique and Miscellaneous Auction

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The Shipshewana Antique & Miscellaneous Auction is held every Wednesday, year-round. The auction starts by the sound of the bell at 9:00 a.m. as six to ten auctioneers simultaneously sell antiques, collectibles, estate items, primitives, glassware, furniture, architectural salvage, advertising signs and so much more. Our main market thrust is for the better-quality antique and … Continued

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Shipshewana Livestock Auction

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The Shipshewana Livestock Auction is held every Wednesday, year-round as farmers from all over the Midwest come to trade hay, pigs, cows, sheep and goats. Weekly Livestock Auction Schedule: 10 a.m. Hay 10:30 a.m. Feeder Pigs 11 a.m. Dairy Heifers / Dairy Cows 12:30 p.m. Feeder Cattle 2:30 p.m. Veal, Sheep, Lambs, Goats 4 p.m. … Continued

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IDEA Week: Headline Event & Keynote: Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

25 April 2018 3:15 pm

In 1999, at the age of 24, Hsieh sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded, to Microsoft for $265 million. He then joined Zappos as an advisor and investor, and eventually became CEO, where he helped Zappos grow from almost nothing in 1999 to the multi-billion-dollar company it is today. The company was acquired by Amazon … Continued

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Midwest Museum of American Art presents Noon Time Talks

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Held every Thursday at 12:20 pm to 1:00 pm with focus on the museum’s permanent collection or current exhibit. For a listing of upcoming talks see the Calendar of Events. http://midwestmuseum.us/events/calendar/        

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Hiking Club

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Get to know the diverse beauty, trails, and terrain of the Elkhart County Parks by joining the Hiking Club, offered on the third Thursday of every month through October. Whether you’re a beginner looking to meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts or an experienced hiker seeking adventure the Hiking Club is for you. Check out the calendar … Continued

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EmiSunshine with special guest Etta May at the Lerner

26 April 2018 7:30 pm

EmiSunshine is an American country music singer/songwriter from Madisonville, Tennessee, who captured the nation’s attention through her viral social media presence. Her performance of Jimmie Rodgers’ “Blue Yodel No. 6” was posted on YouTube in 2014 and has become a viral hit with over 1 million views that gained attention from the Today show (NBC) … Continued

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Shipshewana Horse Auction

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The Shipshewana Horse Auction is held every Friday, year-round. Horse lovers from all over the United States join us for our weekly auctions of driving, work, saddle horses, ponies, and tack. There are also special large yearly sales on Good Friday and the Day After Thanksgiving with up to 400 or more horses sold. Weekly … Continued

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Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival

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The 49th Annual Maple Syrup Festival is anchored by 2 AYCE Meals! The Lion’s Club AYCE Pancakes & Sausage Meal and the AYCE Nelson’s BBQ Meal. April 27, 28 & 29. So much for free! Free Kettle Popped Popcorn, parade, shuttles, entertainment, Museum and Sugar Camp Tours!

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TRIVIA NIGHT FOR SAFE KIDS ELKHART COUNTY

27 April 2018 6:00 pm

Trivia Night on April 27th in downtown Elkhart at Knights of Columbus Hall, 112 E. Lexington Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. Trivia begins at 6:30 p.m. Help raise funds to obtain child car seats for families with financial constraints. Every $50 raised will purchase 1 car seat. -Sponsor a Trivia Round & Team up … Continued

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Chubby Checker at the Shipshewana Event Center

27 April 2018 7:00 pm

Ernest Evans was born in Spring Gulley, South Carolina, but grew up in South Philadelphia, where he lived with his parents and two brothers. When he was a small boy, his mother took him to see Sugar Child Robinson, a child piano prodigy and also the famous country singer Ernest Tubb. Young Evans Chubby with … Continued

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Michael W. Smith at the Lerner

27 April 2018 7:30 pm

In February 2018, this prolific artist comes roaring back with not one, but two full-length albums from Rocketown Records and The Fuel Music: both a USA Today and Yahoo! Music-acclaimed studio album A Million Lights (Feb. 16) and Surrounded (Feb. 23), his first live worship recording since 2014’s Sovereign that became a top 10 Billboard … Continued

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CAPS Superhero 5k and Sidekicks Fun Run

28 April 2018 9:00 am

  Dress up as your favorite SUPER HERO! and come out for a fun morning downtown in the park! Benefits CAPS which is Child and Parent Services! This is SUPER fun!  And we get real SuperHeros to come- thanks to our SuperHero Hall of Heroes sponsor, Allen Stewart! Hold the date for 2018 and plan to … Continued

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Arbor Day at the Elkhart Environmental Center

28 April 2018 10:00 am

Join us for our 30th annual Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM! The event is family-friendly, free, and open to the public. Stop by our Adopt-A-Tree tent and pick up a free tree! 811 and NIPSCO arborists will be available to answer any questions, and will do a … Continued

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30th Annual Arbor Day Celebration in Elkhart

28 April 2018 10:00 am

Stop by our Adopt-A-Tree tent and pick up a free tree! 811 and NIPSCO arborists will be available to answer any questions, and will do a tree planting demonstration. Guided tree hikes will be offered every hour on the half hour throughout the event at 10:30. 11:30, and 12:30. At 11:30 there will be a … Continued

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Shipshewana Flea Market Season Opener

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The Midwest’s Largest Flea Market opens for the 2018 season on Tuesday, May 1! The Shipshewana Flea Market is a do-not-miss Hoosier tradition with nearly 900 booths in an open-air market covering 40 acres. The market is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., May through September. Vendors offer a variety … Continued

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Shipshewana Flea Market

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The Shipshewana Flea Market is a do-not-miss Hoosier tradition with nearly 900 booths in an open-air market covering 40 acres. The vendors are open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday, May through September. Also open Memorial Day, 4th of July & Labor Day! Vendors offer a variety of products and truly have something for … Continued

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Lifelong Learning Institute class: The Art of Life, Illness & Death at Greencroft Goshen

01 May 2018 2:00 pm

Led by John Blosser May 1, 3, 8, 9; 2:00-3:30 p.m. In the Greencroft Goshen Community Center Jennings Auditorium The very human experience of illness, death and dying has arguably inspired works of art for ages. We will examine some of the more significant works of literature and visual art that were born of these … Continued

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Cultural Differences at Essenhaus’ Heritage Hall

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A sequel to The Mail Order Bride. It has been six years since Anya & Eli were wed. This happy family now has two little girls, with a third child on the way. With an impending birth on the horizon, Anya’s parents have decided to make a trip to Canada to visit. But more than … Continued

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River Bend Film Festival in Goshen

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This celebration of independent cinema from around the globe extends from Thursday, May 3 to Saturday, May 5 in beautiful downtown Goshen. During May First Fridays, enjoy a taste of the film festival with free activities in downtown businesses including receptions with filmmakers, short films, workshops, music, and more! Thursday, May 3 | 6 – … Continued

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Classic Car Cruise In at the Essenhaus

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Cruise-In every Thursday evening through September. Enjoy door prize giveaways, live entertainment, and restaurant specials from 3 p.m. to close or the all you care to eat BBQ pork ribs buffet at a special price. Hours are from 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free admission.

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MayFest

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Are you ready for spring? It’s right around the corner, and so is our MayFest celebration!

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Home Free at the Lerner

04 May 2018 8:00 pm

The all vocal country sensation Home Free is bringing Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits to town (and having a great time doing so). The band comes to town on the heels of their most recent full-length album release, TIMELESS, bringing with them new music, new jokes, and new production. Home Free has become … Continued

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Shipshewana Road Run

05 May 2018 7:00 am

Things kick off at 8:15 a.m. with the 1 Mile Fun Run. The race will begin at 345 North Morton Street at the Wolfe Building. From there, they will head North on the newly completed Morton Street extension to North Village Drive. They will turn right onto Village Drive and continue to the Shipshewana Fitness … Continued

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Spring Plant Exchange at DeFries Gardens

05 May 2018 1:00 pm

Do you have extra plants growing in your garden? Share them with fellow gardeners and bring home something new. The spring plant exchange will give green thumbs the chance to swap healthy perennials, shrubs, seeds, and bulbs with other gardeners’ extra plants. Participants are welcome to bring in as many plants for trade as they … Continued

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Dailey & Vincent at Blue Gate Theatre

05 May 2018 1:00 pm

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent became the most heralded new act in bluegrass as their debut album Dailey & Vincent (2008) and busy tour schedule introduced them to wildly appreciative audiences. The group took home seven awards at the 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year. … Continued

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Cultural Differences at Essenhaus’ Heritage Hall

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A sequel to The Mail Order Bride. It has been six years since Anya & Eli were wed. This happy family now has two little girls, with a third child on the way. With an impending birth on the horizon, Anya’s parents have decided to make a trip to Canada to visit. But more than … Continued

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America performing at The Lerner

05 May 2018 7:00 pm

The year 2015 marks the 45th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A … Continued

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RETA Spring Parent Series

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Join RETA Tuesdays in May, starting May 8 at the Goshen Public Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for the free Spring Parent Series! Register at retaforlife.com/parentseries. GIVEAWAYS! Pack n’ Plays* Sleep Sacks Diapers Gift Cards Snacks *to those who qualify TOPICS May 8 – Safe Sleep – Learn practical ways to reduce the risk of bedtime … Continued

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Elkhart ArtWalk

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Celebrate visual and performing arts along Elkhart’s Gateway Mile with “pop-up” galleries, entertainment, fun for kids, and street happenings. Food & beverage specials, free admission to museums.

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The Green Butterfly Gala

10 May 2018 5:30 pm

The Center for Community Justice is partnering with Wellfield Botanic Gardens and 523 Tap & Grill for their newest event, The Green Butterfly Gala. It will be an evening of live entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and both live and silent auctions with art and art experience packages. We will showcase art created … Continued

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Hoosier Riverwatch Training at Bonneyville Mill

11 May 2018 9:00 am

Make a difference and help protect Indiana’s natural water resources by becoming a Hoosier Riverwatch volunteer monitor. This hands-on, streamside training will cover everything volunteers need to know to begin monitoring the quality of their local waterways, and explore how this research helps ensure the future health of Indiana’s rivers and streams. No experience necessary. … Continued

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Cultural Differences at Essenhaus’ Heritage Hall

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A sequel to The Mail Order Bride. It has been six years since Anya & Eli were wed. This happy family now has two little girls, with a third child on the way. With an impending birth on the horizon, Anya’s parents have decided to make a trip to Canada to visit. But more than … Continued

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Ball Brothers at Blue Gate Theatre

11 May 2018 7:00 pm

When it comes to the Ball Brothers, forget what you know about other “gospel quartets.” Because this unique group stands in stark contrast to many preconceived notions regarding traditional quartet music, the Ball Brothers have found life “outside of the box.” Tenor vocalist, Andrew, states, “We’re a younger group and we’re a different kind of … Continued

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I hate Hamlet by Elkhart Civic Theatre

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Imagine you are a TV actor with a career in limbo who has the chance to play Hamlet, live and on stage. One problem.  You hate Hamlet. Renting an apartment that belonged to John Barrymore is no help, especially when the famed start–the greatest Hamlet of his time–arrives, in costume and intoxicated, to help you … Continued

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Avengers Day at Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum

12 May 2018 10:00 am

The first Marvel event of the year will be celebrating The Avengers Infinity War, the best film of 2018 and the 55th anniversary of The Avengers. Lots of amazing stuff happening at this event.

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Mother’s Day at Amish Acres

13 May 2018

Moms get a FREE theatre ticket with purchase of Threshers Dinner! Treat your mom to the nostalgia of gathering around antique tables amid the hand hewed beams of the old barn restaurant with your family and share Amish Acres famous Threshers Dinner Buffet. Begin your culinary treat with steaming bean soup, continue with mashed potatoes, … Continued

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Mother’s Day Luncheon

13 May 2018 11:00 am

Treat Mom to an exclusive experience at Michiana’s most beautiful location! Enjoy an al-fresco catered luncheon seated with family under an event tent in the Garden while listening to the sounds of live music and flowing waters while surrounded by beautiful spring flowers. Special giveaways for Moms, flower arrangements, prize drawings. Event registration price includes: … Continued

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Wild Edibles at Ox Bow County Park

13 May 2018 2:00 pm

Spring has sprung and delicious wild edibles are everywhere–just ripe for the picking. A sampling of some of these delicious springtime delicacies will include fried dandelions, wild leek with bacon, and stinging nettle soup rich in vitamin ‘C’. Come for the food, stay for the hike. Preregister by: Thursday, May 10

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I hate Hamelt by Elkhart Civic Theatre

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Imagine you are a TV actor with a career in limbo who has the chance to play Hamlet, live and on stage. One problem.  You hate Hamlet. Renting an apartment that belonged to John Barrymore is no help, especially when the famed start–the greatest Hamlet of his time–arrives, in costume and intoxicated, to help you … Continued

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Mother’s Day Memorial Butterfly Release

13 May 2018 4:00 pm

Chapel Hill Community Outreach, a program of Chapel Hill Funeral Home will host the annual Mother’s Day Memorial Butterfly Release to remember and honor loved mothers. The Mother’s Day Memorial Butterfly Release is a free community event open to the entire public. The hour-long program supports loss of parent, loss of child, and general loss. … Continued

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The Importance of Audience to Your Message

15 May 2018 11:30 am

In the digital world, reaching the right audience matters. The art of radio marketing in a digital world means knowing your audience. Our speaker, Brad Williams will dial in on how to know your audience. Brad Williams is the COO of Federated Media. Federated Media owns 17 radio stations including Country stations WBYT/South Bend, WQHK/Ft.Wayne … Continued

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Lifelong Learning Institute class: A Taste of Personal History at Greencroft Goshen

15 May 2018 2:00 pm

Led by Dawn Szabo May 15, 17, 22, 24; 2:00-3:30 p.m. In the Greencroft Goshen Community Center Jennings Auditorium Have you thought about writing your life story but you don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’ve started to write your story, but your project has stalled. This class takes a theme-based approach to writing … Continued

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Wednesday Bird Walk

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Enjoy a beautiful winter stroll through Bonneyville Mills looking for sparrows, nuthatches, woodpeckers, and finches. In late winter, these hardy birds are easy to spot, providing birders the chance to observe their interesting foraging and social behavior. Outdoor clothing, good walking shoes/boots and binoculars are recommended. 1st Wednesday of every month.

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Cobus Creek Campout

18 May 2018 6:00 am

Bring your family and friends on an overnight adventure at Cobus Creek. Campers will seek out the nocturnal creatures of the park on an evening wildlife hike, roast tasty treats over the fire, and enjoy a variety of other naturalistled activities. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday. If requested, tents will be available … Continued

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Oaklawn’s 19th Annual Spring Spectacular at the Lerner

18 May 2018 7:30 pm

Oaklawn is pleased to announce that author, singer and television host Sheila Walsh will be the featured speaker at the 19th Annual Spring Spectacular on May 18. Walsh has sold more than 5 million books, including “Loved Back to Life: How I Found the Courage to Live Free,” which details her struggle with clinical depression, … Continued

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Laura Story at Shipshewana Event Center

18 May 2018 8:00 pm

It’s one thing to write compelling, heart-stirring, emotionally rich songs of worship, praise and honor to Christ. People have been doing it for centuries, forming the backbone of faith traditions the world over. It’s another thing entirely to bare your soul, share your vulnerabilities and risk criticism and career success by challenging the mold and … Continued

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Newbury Square Swap Meet at Shipshewana Trading Place

19 May 2018 6:00 am

Shoppers hunt for bargains and neat finds at the Newbury Square Swap Meet’s outdoor, open-air marketplace, held on the grounds at Shipshewana Auction on select Saturdays throughout the year. All kinds of fowl, poultry, small animals, pets, produce, baked goods, antiques, guns, flowers, trees, shrubs, and food. There are lots of local vendors. Most vendors … Continued

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2nd Annual Elkhart Optimist Pinewood Challenge

19 May 2018 10:30 am

This is for the entire family. This is a Pinewood Car Race like the cub scouts however this is open to everyone in the family to race. Our website has full details. We have 4 Race Class’, Traditional, Outlaw, Box Truck and 18 Wheeler – Tractor Trailer. Free Admission to watch. Girl scouts and Cub … Continued

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Rick Springfield at Shipshewana Event Center

19 May 2018 8:00 pm

Over the past three decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, he’s a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” … Continued

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Kimball Organ Series: The General

20 May 2018 2:00 pm

(1926) Johnnie Gray is an engineer on his train, The General, on the Western and Atlantic railroad. When war is declared between North and South he does his best to sign up with the Confederate army but is refused because he’s in a designated occupation. His sweetheart Annabelle and her family don’t believe him and … Continued

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Bon Voyage

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Come traveling with The Music and Dance Academy. This local academy will present dance and musical pieces with a travel theme. Buckle your seat belt and join the ride with entertaining ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, vocal and piano performances.

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Plain and Fancy at the Round Barn Theatre

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A New Yorker and his sophisticated girlfriend drive down around Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to sell a piece of property.

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Memorial Day at Amish Acres

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Make This Memorial Day Weekend Memorable Down on the Farm Veterans or those in active military eat FREE with the purchase of one Thresher’s Dinner! Just print off this page and present it at the restaurant desk upon arrival. Valid Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day Only through sacrifices made by patriotic Americans over the centuries … Continued

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Memorial Day Extended Flea Market

28 May 2018 8:00 am

The Midwest’s Largest Flea Market is open Monday, May 28 through Wednesday, May 30 for Memorial Day! The Shipshewana Flea Market is a do-not-miss Hoosier tradition with nearly 900 booths in an open-air market covering 40 acres. Vendors offer a variety of products and truly have something for everyone – fresh seasonal produce, crafts, home … Continued

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Mark Lowry: What’s Not To Love? Tour at Shipshewana Event Center

01 June 2018 7:30 pm

ABOUT MARK Mark Lowry is known and loved around the world as a trusted voice in the realm of gospel music and beyond. He started making music at age 11 and now, more than four decades later, his legacy is forever sealed as an innately entertaining communicator who can, at once, make audiences laugh, cry, … Continued

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Rodney Carrington

01 June 2018 7:30 pm

Rodney Carrington is a multitalented comedian, actor, and writer who has recorded eight major record label comedy albums, selling over 3 million copies. “Morning Wood” has been certified gold and “Greatest Hits” has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. Rodney starred in his own TV sitcom, Rodney, which ran for two seasons on ABC. He … Continued

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Elkhart Family Fish Fest

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Free bait, loaner tackle, and lots of fun fishing at 10 locations. Teams of all ages participate during Indiana’s free fishing weekend. Registration for the Family Fishing Tournament will be from 8:30 to 12:30 on Saturday, June 2nd. Registration is at the Nibco Water and Ice Park. If you need a fishing pole, be sure … Continued

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Carpenters Once More at Shipshewana Event Center

02 June 2018 1:00 pm

Come celebrate one Unforgettable Voice and one unforgettable duo, with the sounds of The Carpenters Once More featuring vocalists Diana Lynn. From the birth of this dynamic duo to the last of their public performances, this heartwarming show highlights hits like Yesterday Once More, Close To You, For All We Know: We’ve Only Just Begun, … Continued

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Neil Diamond Tribute at Shipshewana Event Center

02 June 2018 8:00 pm

A Neil Diamond Tribute 8x Branson Show Award Winner Keith Allynn and Diamond look and sound alike, tells the story of Neil Diamond’s life through Diamond’s own songs from the 60’s through today, while weaving through his own comedic career change from a stand-up comedian and Top 10 Elvis Tribute Artist (by Graceland) to Neil … Continued

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Elkhart Jazz Festival Preview Party featuring Mike Smith

04 June 2018 1:00 pm

The Four Arts Club is excited to present the preview event for the 31st Annual Elkhart Jazz Festival featuring Mike Smith and the Jim Catalano Trio! A Chicago native, Mike Smith first became enthralled with jazz as an eleven-year-old beginning band student. And his dedication to the art form was so great that eight years … Continued

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Gospel Night w/ Lynda Randle, Aaron Wilburn & The Browns at Shipshewana Event Center

05 June 2018 7:00 pm

Gospel Night with Lynda Randle, Aaron Wilburn and the Browns – (June 05, 2018) Showtime: 7:00 p.m. | Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. Prices: Tickets Only – $19.95 -$24.95 -$29.95 -$34.95 | Dinner and Theater – $36.95 -$41.95 -$46.95 -$51.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center Buy My Tickets Now! Gospel Night … Continued

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Momma Mia at Amish Acres’ Round Barn Theatre

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.It’s time to dust of your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and return to a simpler time as the Round Barn Theatre revives Grease, the original “High School Musical” for the first time since 200

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Larry Gatlin and Gatlin Brothers with Booth Brothers at the Shipshewana Event Center

07 June 2018 7:30 pm

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers have been dazzling audiences for more than 60 years. It all began in Abilene, Texas in 1955, when Larry was six, Steve was four, and Rudy was two. Since those days, the road the brothers have plowed has won them countless awards and has taken them to numerous concert … Continued

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Rhapsody in Green

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Celebrating its 36th year, showcasing national and local entertainment hourly, craft booths, kids’ activities, antique autos plus ethnic and festival foods at Island Park in downtown Elkhart.

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Ricky Skaggs at Shipshewana Event Center

08 June 2018 8:00 pm

A life full of music. That’s the story of Ricky Skaggs. By age twenty-one, he was already considered a “recognized master” of one of America’s most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music. His life’s path has taken him … Continued

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Sandi Patty at the Shipshewana Event Center

09 June 2018 7:30 pm

Sandi Patty – American Songbook: Songs of Freedom and Inspiration She’s won 39 Dove Awards, five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards and became a Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee in 2004. Her albums have sold more than 11 million units, garnering her three platinum and five gold recordings. As the most-awarded female vocalist … Continued

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Amish Arts 1900-1940: From the Pottinger Collection at Goshen College

11 June 2018

Lecture: “Collecting Amish Arts,” by David Pottinger, Rieth Hall, Music Center, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23 to Nov. 18: Exhibit re-mounted in the Library Gallery at Goshen College. The exhibit presents a wide range of domestic folk arts gathered from Old Order Amish communities in primarily Elkhart and LaGrange Counties in north central Indiana. Quilts, comforters, … Continued

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2018 EnviroFest Application Deadline

15 June 2018

Calling all businesses, organizations, and artists committed to sustainability, the environment, and the community in Michiana: Join us for our 23rd annual EnviroFest event! Apply to have a booth at our regional environmental festival–-last year we had over 3,000 people attend! The Elkhart Environmental Center (EEC) is accepting exhibitor and vendor booth applications. You can … Continued

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Jeff & Sheri Easter at Blue Gate Theatre

15 June 2018 7:00 pm

For Jeff and Sheri, Gospel music is genetically programmed into their DNA. As members of acclaimed musical families – Jeff’s father is one of the Easter Brothers and Sheri’s mother is a member of The Lewis Family – they grew up surrounded by the sound of people praising God through their musical gifts. In August … Continued

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Pumpkinvine Bike Ride

16 June 2018 7:00 am

Add a memorable ride to your 2018 cycling season by joining the Pumpkinvine Bike Ride. This ride combines the beauty of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail with routes on lightly traveled country roads that pass by Amish farms with newborn foals, horses and cattle in summer pastures. Bicycle beside horses and buggies while listening to the … Continued

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Father’s Day at Amish Acres

17 June 2018 11:00 am

Don’t Slight Dad Sunday!

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Shipshewana Quilt Festival

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The 2018 Quilt & Vendor Show will open at 12 noon on June 20. The Quilt Show will once again be juried and limited to approximately 200 quilts. You can look forward to the best of the best! Many different vendors from around the country will provide you with the newest and best products. Whether … Continued

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31st Annual Elkhart Jazz Fest

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Since 1988, jazz legends and fans have gathered each summer for a memorable weekend at the Elkhart Jazz Festival. Combining warm, intimate, small-town hospitality with the excitement of big city jazz, the Elkhart Jazz Festival has become an internationally acclaimed event. Today, the festival showcases more than 100 performers and draws an audience of 15,000 … Continued

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Soul’d Out Quartet at Blue Gate Theatre

22 June 2018 7:00 pm

Based in Georgetown, Ohio, Soul’d Out Ministries was formed in 2001 as a trio and then reformed as an all male quartet in 2004. Soul’d Out is a full time ministry touring 25 states each year. SOQT performs in churches, theatres, fairs/festivals, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City, as well as the main stage at the National … Continued

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Dark in the Park at Ox Bow Haus

22 June 2018 10:00 pm

Discover how the dark can sharpen the five senses you use every day in a nighttime prowl at Ox Bow County Park. This interactive program will explore our understanding of how our senses work and how our bodies adapt to different conditions – especially at night. Activities will include a night hike experiencing our nocturnal … Continued

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Escape the Museum at Elkhart County Historical Museum

23 June 2018 5:00 am

Put on your thinking cap, grab your friends and Escape the Museum! This escape-room style event will take players all over the building and in every exhibit gallery. Learn about Elkhart County history as you solve puzzles and answer questions with your team to reach the goal before the time runs out. Each group gets … Continued

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Newbury Square Swap Meet at Shipshewana Trading Place

23 June 2018 6:00 am

Shoppers hunt for bargains and neat finds at the Newbury Square Swap Meet’s outdoor, open-air marketplace, held on the grounds at Shipshewana Auction on select Saturdays throughout the year. All kinds of fowl, poultry, small animals, pets, produce, baked goods, antiques, guns, flowers, trees, shrubs, and food. There are lots of local vendors. Most vendors … Continued

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Nature Explorer Day Camp with Elkhart County Parks

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Young explorers are invited to experience the forest, wetlands, and prairies through games, shelter-building, swamp tromp, and upclose encounters with LIVE animals. For ages 7-9. Limit 15 kids.

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Lunchtime Live! Free Concert featuring The Marty Miles Band

27 June 2018 11:00 am

With a serious nod to the 60’s folk/rock revolution and an eclectic conspiracy between acoustic and electric guitars encouraged by coltish pots-and-pans of percussion, the Marty Miles Band is simultaneously divergent and classic. Guided by the smooth vocals and lyric songwriting of front man, Marty Miles, an audience can expect a musical journey through the … Continued

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Sheila Mullet at Blue Gate Theatre

29 June 2018 7:00 pm

Sheila Mullet – (June 29, 2018) Showtime: 7:00 p.m. | Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.

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Aaron Stutzman at Blue Gate Theatre

30 June 2018 7:00 pm

Aaron Stutzman – (June 30, 2018) Prices: Tickets Only – $19.95 | Dinner and Theater – $36.95 This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre Aaron Stutzman – “The Yodeler” with Band

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Independence Day Extended Flea Market

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The Midwest’s Largest Flea Market is open Monday, July 2 through Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day! The Shipshewana Flea Market is a do-not-miss Hoosier tradition with nearly 900 booths in an open-air market covering 40 acres. Vendors offer a variety of products and truly have something for everyone – fresh seasonal produce, crafts, home … Continued

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Old Fashioned Independence Day at Amish Acres

04 July 2018

Come celebrate an Old Fashioned Independence Day Weekend as an Honorary Small Town Citizen For A Day.

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Shipshewana Breakfast Club: McMillan and Life

06 July 2018 8:30 am

McMillan & Life combines solid gospel music careers & ministry with years of family tradition. You may recognize any one of them from having been a part of groups such as Heartland Boys, Wilburns, Toney Brothers, New Speers & The Lesters.

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The Inspirations at Blue Gate Theatre

06 July 2018 7:00 pm

There’s one group whose name inspires thoughts of pure, passionate, solid and true music, it’s The Kingsmen. They’ve encouraged and uplifted listeners with their unique style since the conception of the group in 1956. With countless records and compilations sold, Grammy nominations, four Dove Awards and an induction into the “Gospel Music Hall of Fame”-class … Continued

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America’s Freedom Fest

07 July 2018 3:00 pm

America’s Freedom Fest is an airshow fireworks event that you won’t find anywhere else. In addition to the regions largest fireworks display you’ll find F-22 military jets, warbirds, Shockwave jet trucks, great food, and more. Come out for this new event that combines the excitement of the Freedom Fest Airshow and Celebrate America Black Squirrel … Continued

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Adventure Day Camp with Elkhart County Parks

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Campers will enjoy a high ropes course with zip line, fun outdoor games, hands-on animal farm, a trip to Deep River Water Park, a magical time with science-experiments and camp out under the stars. Only 15 available openings. Thrusday- Friday is an overnight from 10 a.m.- 9 a.m. Preregister by Friday, July 6 by 4 … Continued

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Shipshewana Breakfast Club: Allison Speer

13 July 2018 8:30 am

A regular performer on the popular Gaither Homecoming Videos, featured on the television networks, TBN, INSP, and GAC. Her career as a successful Christian recording artist has taken Allison from her humble beginnings in Parksville, KY to some of this nations largest venues.

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Beauty and the Beast by Elkhart Civic Theatre

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This “tale as old as time” never seems to age in the telling, especially when it’s set to the music of Alan Menken, with Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Join Belle, her princely Beast (or beastly Prince) and the entourage of enchanted inhabitants of his castle as they work to teach him to love and … Continued

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Elkhart Bike Night

14 July 2018 6:00 pm

  Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese and the Gateway Mile Elkhart Bike Night committee would like to invite you to attend the Gateway Mile Elkhart Bike Night. We welcome motorcyclists from all over Michiana to converge on Downtown Elkhart remembering our cities motorcycling heritage while making your own memories. Main Street will be transformed into a … Continued

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Don’t Kick The Turkeys at Essenhaus’ Heritage Hall

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On Reverend Thompson’s third day as pastor of New Hope Church, his secretary lays down the laws of the office, the janitor is “fixing” everything in sight, the most prestigious member of the congregation is on the war path and an eccentric lay-person presents some far out ideas for Sunday morning’s special. Alongside the laughs … Continued

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Beauty and the Beast by Elkhart Civic Theatre

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This “tale as old as time” never seems to age in the telling, especially when it’s set to the music of Alan Menken, with Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Join Belle, her princely Beast (or beastly Prince) and the entourage of enchanted inhabitants of his castle as they work to teach him to love and … Continued

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Elkhart County 4-H Fair

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Non-stop action and 9 days of family fun are guaranteed at one of the largest county fairs in the nation.

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Shipshewana Breakfast Club: Legacy Five

20 July 2018 8:30 am

The rich four and five part harmony that Legacy Five has become noted for are the result of a masterful weaving together of five unique and versatile talents. Matt Fouch sings the bass, Scott Howard sings the baritone, Scott Fowler sings the Lead, Gus Gaches sings the tenor and Trey Ivey is the group’s pianist.

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Newsies by Premier Arts at the Lerner Theatre

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Set in New York City and based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this Disney musical tells the rousing story of Jack Kelly – a rebellious, charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life as an artist away from the big city and away … Continued

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Gateway Mile Auto Fest

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Every ride on Main Street is cool. All types of collector cars welcome: Muscle cars, street rods, rat rods, classic cars, original cars, restored, unrestored, trucks, and more. Talk to the owners, interact with car buffs and enthusiasts, get a photo with your dream car, enjoy live music, and grab some great food – all … Continued

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Barry Manilow’s Copacabana at the Round Barn Theatre

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One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is sailing to the Joseph Stein Stage.

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Lunchtime Live! Free Concert featuring GoProv

25 July 2018 11:00 am

GoProv is improv comedy on the go. Based in Goshen, Indiana, GoProv has been performing improv comedy in the Michiana area for the past 9 years. GoProv will use audience suggestions to create comedic scenes. Everything is made up and the only thing that is real is the laughter. http://www.goprovcomedy.com/

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Jim Brady at Blue Gate Theatre

27 July 2018 8:30 am

It’s been quite some time since the Gospel Music world has seen the merger of such a talented musical force. Of course, it was a merger that those close to the source felt certain would eventually happen. Jim and Melissa Brady’s friends have known for many years that when God united this young couple in … Continued

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Michiana Paranormal Fair & Evening Investigation

28 July 2018

The Michiana Para-Fair that will be on Saturday, July 28th, in Goshen, Indiana at Ox Bow Park from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The paranormal fair is FREE to everyone who would like to attend. However, the parks department will charge a $2 entrance fee per vehicle. We are looking for those interested in having … Continued

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Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival

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More than 300 juried artists and crafters from around the nation to display and sell their wares around the pond on a historic Amish farmstead listed on the National Register.

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Shipshewana Breakfast Club: The King’s Brass

03 August 2018 8:30 am

Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass present hymn classics with a contemporary flair. The King’s Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards. These instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations.

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Newbury Square Swap Meet at Shipshewana Trading Place

04 August 2018 6:00 am

Shoppers hunt for bargains and neat finds at the Newbury Square Swap Meet’s outdoor, open-air marketplace, held on the grounds at Shipshewana Auction on select Saturdays throughout the year. All kinds of fowl, poultry, small animals, pets, produce, baked goods, antiques, guns, flowers, trees, shrubs, and food. There are lots of local vendors. Most vendors … Continued

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Shipshewana Antique Festival

04 August 2018 8:00 am

Bring the family and find a treasure at the Shipshewana Antique Festival. Shop quality dealers who set up selling antiques, jewelry, vintage items, collectibles, furniture, up-cycled products, glassware, and toys, and more! There is also delicious food, entertainment and door prizes! Other Antique Festival events include an antique telephone show, a classic car cruise-in, a … Continued

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Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix

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The premier karting street race returns to Elkhart. The Elkhart Grand Prix brings street racing once again to the streets in Indiana. Join us on the Riverwalk for Racing, Kids Zone and Free Concerts!   Friday: 5 p.m.  Opening Ceremony 5 p.m.  Kids Pre-PRIX Race 6 p.m. Free Concert – JR Clark & All Star … Continued

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Middlebury Summer Festival

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Bring your family to meet old friends and new, with live music, festival food, crafters, children’s activities and more!

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Shipshewana Event Center: The Talleys

10 August 2018 8:30 am

The Talleys have become one of the most beloved and respected groups in Christian music. The east Tennessee family’s unmistakable style of progressive southern gospel has kept them at the forefront of gospel music for many years. The hallmarks of the “Talley” sound are their lush arrangements, close-knit harmonies and powerful vocals.

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Shipshewana Breakfast Club: The Craguns

17 August 2018 8:30 am

At a Craguns concert you can expect to laugh, be challenged and leave encouraged! The Cragun Family is absolutely committed to effectively ministering the Gospel through song. They will do this through Spirit filled, Christ honoring, musical excellence for people of all ages! The Cragun name may be relatively new to the Gospel music scene, … Continued

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Shipshewana Breakfast Club: Dove Brothers

24 August 2018 8:30 am

In 1998 a quartet was formed that took the Southern Gospel industry by storm. Bringing to the stage an excitement and a style that had not been seen since the glory days of gospel music. Now that McCray Dove, Tony Peace and Wesley Smith have joined together to form the New Dove Brothers it looks … Continued

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Taste of the Gardens at Wellfield

26 August 2018 11:00 am

Spend a summer day strolling through beautiful gardens, perusing fine art, listening to music and enjoying a sampling of tasty foods.

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Lunchtime Live! Free Concert featuring Celia Weiss

29 August 2018 11:00 am

Celia Weiss is one of few musical artists who hold the enviable record of having served as a soloist on two different musical instruments. A pianist and organist well known to local audiences, the artist has appeared on numerous occasions with the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, the IUSB Philharmonic, the … Continued

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Shipshewana Breakfast Club: Old Time Preacher’s Quartet

31 August 2018 8:30 am

While the name of the group may be new, the members of the quartet will be familiar faces to the fans of Southern Gospel Music. The Old Time Preachers Quartet was formed by industry leader Les Butler with a desire to blend old time preaching with traditional quartet singing. This combination has resonated with the … Continued

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Labor Day Weekend at Amish Acres

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Set your Chores Aside this Labor Day Weekend! Come celebrate the long Labor Day Weekend at Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort. Bring the family to the farm for the day or the weekend, either way you’ll head home refreshed and relaxed.

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Labor Day Extended Flea Market

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The Midwest’s Largest Flea Market is open Monday, Sept 3 through Wednesday, Sept 5 for Labor Day! The Shipshewana Flea Market is a do-not-miss Hoosier tradition with nearly 900 booths in an open-air market covering 40 acres. Vendors offer a variety of products and truly have something for everyone – fresh seasonal produce, crafts, home … Continued

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Happy Days at the Round Barn Theatre

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Winner of 9 Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and of course, Joseph Stein.

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Janie Fricke at Shipshewana Event Center

06 September 2018 8:00 pm

“All I ever wanted to do was sing.” Janie Fricke has gone from Indiana farm girl to internationally acclaimed recording artist throughout her career. She was born in South Whitley, Indiana, and raised on a 400-acre farm where her father taught her how to play guitar. From county fairs to corporate trade shows, live concerts, … Continued

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Shipshewana Breakfast Club: Squire Parsons

07 September 2018 8:30 am

Squire Parsons, a native of West Virginia was raised in a Christian home and was introduced to gospel music by his parents. His father, Squire Parsons, Sr., was a choir director in their home church and taught shaped note gospel music. Squire attended West Virginia Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science … Continued

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Newbury Square Swap Meet at Shipshewana Trading Place

08 September 2018 6:00 am

Shoppers hunt for bargains and neat finds at the Newbury Square Swap Meet’s outdoor, open-air marketplace, held on the grounds at Shipshewana Auction on select Saturdays throughout the year. All kinds of fowl, poultry, small animals, pets, produce, baked goods, antiques, guns, flowers, trees, shrubs, and food. There are lots of local vendors. Most vendors … Continued

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Hall of Heroes Comic Con at the Lerner

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Nappanee Apple Festival

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Nappanee becomes a bustling community the third weekend in September as the Nappanee Apple Festival kicks off the 40th annual event!

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Silent Movie: Steamboat Bill, Jr. at the Lerner

13 September 2018 7:00 pm

(1928) In this silent comedy, college boy William Canfield Jr. (Buster Keaton) reunites with his boat captain father in a Mississippi River town. Though he’s flummoxed by Willie’s citified appearance, the elder Canfield seems to have found an ally to help him compete with fellow riverboat owner John James King (Tom McGuire). Willie finds himself … Continued

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Country Gold at Shipshewana Event Center

13 September 2018 8:00 pm

LEROY VAN DYKE Leroy Van Dyke, of “Auctioneer” and “Walk On By” fame, star of the movie, “What Am I Bid?” is known around the world as an entertainer, recording artist, radio and television star, actor, auctioneer and veteran of the Nevada circuit. He has recorded over 500 songs, and probably holds the record for … Continued

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Middlebury Fall Festival

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This small town event is big on fun.

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Fall Harvest Days at Amish Acres

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Visitors will come from near and far to experience Fall Harvest Days at Amish Acres mid-September through November 1st. Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in Indiana with its cool, comfortable days and crisp October evenings. Amish Acres Historic Farm and Heritage Resort will be decorated for the season with corn shocks, pumpkins … Continued

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Dailey & Vincent – Country at Shipshewana Event Center

14 September 2018 8:00 pm

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent became the most heralded new act in bluegrass as their debut album Dailey & Vincent (2008) and busy tour schedule introduced them to wildly appreciative audiences. The group took home seven awards at the 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year. … Continued

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Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale & Quilt Auction

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Bid on the hundreds of quilts, antiques and miscellaneous items that go on the auction block.

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Standardbred Horse Sale

22 September 2018 9:30 am

Saturday Standardbred auction. Preview and driving 7 – 9:30 AM. To consign a horse, call Dale Chupp: 260.499.0093.

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Last Flea Market Day for 2018 Season

26 September 2018 8:00 am

It’s your last chance this season to shop the deals at the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market! The Shipshewana Flea Market is a do-not-miss Hoosier tradition with nearly 900 booths in an open-air market covering 40 acres. The market is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., May through September. Vendors offer … Continued

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Lunchtime Live! Free Concert featuring Anna Hagen

26 September 2018 11:00 am

Anna Hagen is a professional harpist in the Michiana area, who combines her skills as a performer and public speaker to entertain civic clubs and senior communities, churches and orchestras as well as all the weddings! Becoming gig harpist at fourteen to helps support her harp habit, Anna has since recorded two CDs of her … Continued

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Wakarusa Pumpkin Tree

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Visit Historic Downtown Wakarusa in the fall to witness the Giant Pumpkin Tree – smack-dab in the center of the town at Waterford and Elkhart streets. It’s the perfect spot to get in the fall spirit and enjoy the other fall decorations that the community puts up.

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Incredible! John Davidson presented by Four Arts, Elkhart

01 October 2018 12:15 pm

From “That’s Incredible” to the “Hollywood Squares,” celebrity John Davidson has been a part of our lives for decades. On Oct. 1, the Four Arts Club is bringing him to Elkhart. Recently, Davidson, he has returned to songwriting and stage acting. He was in the national touring company for “Finding Neverland” in 2017-18. Four Arts, … Continued

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Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Marketplace

05 October 2018 10:00 am

An indoor marketplace offering the “Best of Shipshewana” where shoppers will find unique items you won’t find anywhere else! Enjoy holiday shopping from your favorite Shipshewana Flea Market vendors, as well as, a selection of local vendors. The new indoor market (a condensed version of the famous Shipshewana Flea Market) will be held in nearly … Continued

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Newbury Square Swap Meet at Shipshewana Trading Place

06 October 2018 6:00 am

Shoppers hunt for bargains and neat finds at the Newbury Square Swap Meet’s outdoor, open-air marketplace, held on the grounds at Shipshewana Auction on select Saturdays throughout the year. All kinds of fowl, poultry, small animals, pets, produce, baked goods, antiques, guns, flowers, trees, shrubs, and food. There are lots of local vendors. Most vendors … Continued

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Lend me a Tenor at the Round Barn Theatre

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“Lend Me A Tenor” is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is … Continued

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Glenn Miller Orchestra at Shipshewana Event Center

18 October 2018 7:30 pm

    Formed in March 1938, the second Glenn Miller Orchestra — which would later include the likes of Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton, Ray Eberle, Paul Tanner, Johnny Best, Hal McIntyre, and Al Klinck — soon began breaking attendance records all up and down the East Coast. At the New York State Fair in Syracuse … Continued

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Gathering At Five Medals

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Join us for our annual living history event.

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Get the Led Out at the Lerner

20 October 2018 8:00 pm

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists … Continued

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Tracy Lawrence at Shipshewana Event Center

20 October 2018 8:00 pm

By nearly every metric, Tracy Lawrence is a mega-watt success story. Thirteen million albums sold, eighteen No.1 singles and twenty-two songs on the Billboard Top 10 charts, multiple CMA and ACM awards and even a Grammy nomination. Yes, the small town Arkansas-bred teenager who arrived in Nashville nearly three decades ago, with a guitar and … Continued

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Catalogued Antique Toy Auction

23 October 2018 1:00 pm

Shipshewana Auction and Kraft Auction Service are teaming up for a catalogued specialty sale featuring high quality antique toys. Held the day before the Shipshewana Antique and Misc. and Toy Auction. Call the auction manager at 260.768.4129 or Del @ 765.790.2407 to consign good toys! Online Bidding Available. More info: http://shipshewanatradingplace.com/auctions/special-antique-sales/’

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Essenhaus Fall Fashion Show

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See the latest trends in spring apparel, accents and inspirations.

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Antique Toy Auction

24 October 2018 9:00 am

Antique and collectible toys will be featured for auction in a designated area of the regular Wednesday Shipshewana Antique and Miscellaneous Auction. Call the Auction Manager at 260.768.4129 to consign good toys. Held annually the Wednesday before Chicago Toy Auction.

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Booth Brothers at the Shipshewana Event Center

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Ronnie, Michael, and Paul love Southern Gospel music. They believe it touches the soul and offers encouragement and hope. By singing and ministering to audiences through word and song, these gentlemen are fulfilling God’s call on their lives. Heritage Ron Booth Sr., Ronnie and Michael’s father, immersed his sons in Southern Gospel music during the … Continued

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Isaacs at the Shipshewana Event Center

26 October 2018 7:30 pm

The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group who began singing 30 years ago, are based out of LaFollette, TN (30 min north of Knoxville). The vocalists are Lily Isaacs, Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that … Continued

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Ship-Chic Craft and Vintage Show

27 October 2018 9:00 am

This indoor handmade and vintage market is a curated indoor pup-up market featuring vendors who specialize in antiques, crafts, handmade items, primitives, artisan goods, furniture, salvage, home and garden décor, baked goods, gifts and so much more. The barn will be full of unique items, plus there are shopper door prizes and giveaways. $5 admission, … Continued

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Kimball Organ Series: A Trick or Treat Sing-Along Concert at the Lerner

29 October 2018 6:30 pm

An organ concert where kids of all ages are welcome to trick or treat in their costumes and sing along to kids songs. Featuring organist Brett Valliant. Sponsored by the Murphey Family.

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Lunchtime Live! Free Concert featuring Acoustic Justice

31 October 2018 11:00 am

Acoustic Justice was formed in 2010 as a three piece acoustic group specializing in vocal harmonies. The brainchild of percussionist Ken Fozo a lead singer in the former local band Last Call. Kenny sings the high parts that most other bands avoid or drop the keys on! Acoustic Justice was formed by adding Kenny’s talents … Continued

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Take Home Thanksgiving Dinners from the Essenhaus

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The Essenhaus staff will prepare and package traditional Thanksgiving Dinner menu options that guests can pre-order well in advance and pick up one day prior to Thanksgiving Day. With no shopping list to create, no waiting in check out lines and several hours of meal preparation already completed, the “Take Home Thanksgiving Dinner” will allow … Continued

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Shipshewana’s Gift of Lights Drive-Thru

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Shipshewana will become home to more than two million LED Christmas lights displayed in a mile-long symphony of various light scenes this holiday season. Shipshewana’s Gift of Lights, a drive-through light display experience that will begin this season on November 2 and run through December 30.Shipshewana Trading Place and Blue Gate Hospitality have partnered with … Continued

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Collingsworth Family at Shipshewana Event Center

15 November 2018 7:30 pm

Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an Evening of Family Worship and Praise with The Collingsworth Family. Since their first engagement together as musicians for a church camp in Petersburg, Michigan in August, 1986 until now, the … Continued

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Jeanne Robertson at Shipshewana Event Center

16 November 2018 7:30 pm

Jeanne Robertson is a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Speaking to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter. It is a strategy for success. Other speakers might be as witty as … Continued

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Frankie Ballard

16 November 2018 7:30 pm

Country- blues-rocker Frankie Ballard released his latest album El Rio (Warner Nashville) to critical acclaim and was selected by Rolling Stone as one of the 25 Best Country and Americana albums of 2016 and The Tennessean as one of the best 16 Nashville albums of 2016. The singer songwriter has had three #1 country hits … Continued

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Amish Acres

22 November 2018 10:30 am

Relive the simple pleasures of yesterday by bringing the entire family together at Amish Acres on Thanksgiving Day. While in Nappanee, you will enjoy a special feast served buffet style in the century old Restaurant Barn. Four bountiful buffet tables feature Festive Roast Turkey and Country Baked Ham, and all of the trimmings that make … Continued

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The Essenhaus Village Shops Annual After Thanksgiving Day Sale

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Finish your last minute shopping at The Essenhaus Village Shops After Thanksgiving Day Sale.  All gift merchandise will be marked 25% off.  In addition, take advantage of the free on-site complementary gift wrapping at the Corn Crib.

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Day After Thanksgiving Horse Sale

23 November 2018 9:00 am

Tack begins at 9 a.m., Horses 9 a.m., Ponies, 3 p.m. The Shipshewana Day After Thanksgiving Auction is a special sale attracting hundreds of horse lovers from all over the country. This large event lasts well into the evening with up to 400 or more horses sold, or about 25-30 horses per hour. There is … Continued

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E.O.C. A Christmas Reader’s Theatre at Essenhaus’ Heritage Hall

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Newlyweds, Jan & Doug planned to take on extra jobs during the Christmas season to make ends meet and pay for Christmas giving. What they forgot to plan for was the added expense of their new little girl, due to arrive in December. Doug must take Jan’s place at Garrison’s Department Store…in the shoe department. … Continued

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Lunchtime Live! Featuring New Horizons Band and Andrew Kreider at the Lerner

28 November 2018 11:00 am

The New Horizons Band of Elkhart is a concert performing band of about 60 senior citizens. They played band instruments in high school and now are having a great time performing again. Andrew Kreider was born and raised in London, England. He moved to Elkhart, Indiana, over twenty years ago, but somehow never totally lost … Continued

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Ronnie Milsap at Shipshewana Event Center

29 November 2018 8:00 pm

Those formative teenage years set a tone for an entire lifetime. Personal battles, career goals, ideas about love – figuring out how all of that will play out during adulthood is one of the big chores of those high-school years. Setting the backdrop for much of that inner struggle is the music – it’s the … Continued

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“Take-Home” Christmas Dinners Offered at Das Dutchman Essenhaus

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Very similar in style to the popular option offered at Thanksgiving, these dinners will be available for pick up prior to 7:00 pm on Saturday, December 22, 2017.  The Essenhaus staff will prepare and package traditional Christmas Dinner menu options that guests can pre-order well in advance and pick up Christmas Eve. With no shopping … Continued

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Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers with The Booth Brothers at Shipshewana Event Center

01 December 2018 7:30 pm

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers have been dazzling audiences for more than 60 years. It all began in Abilene, Texas in 1955, when Larry was six, Steve was four, and Rudy was two. Since those days, the road the brothers have plowed has won them countless awards and has taken them to numerous concert … Continued

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Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers with The Booth Brothers at Shipshewana Event Center

01 December 2018 7:30 pm

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers have been dazzling audiences for more than 60 years. It all began in Abilene, Texas in 1955, when Larry was six, Steve was four, and Rudy was two. Since those days, the road the brothers have plowed has won them countless awards and has taken them to numerous concert … Continued

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Dailey & Vincent Christmas at Shipshewana Event Center

06 December 2018 8:00 pm

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent became the most heralded new act in bluegrass as their debut album Dailey & Vincent (2008) and busy tour schedule introduced them to wildly appreciative audiences. The group took home seven awards at the 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year. … Continued

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Point of Grace at Shipshewana Event Center

07 December 2018 8:00 pm

From the moment of conception, humanity yearns for those things it needs to survive. Our lungs cry out for oxygen. Our bodies hunger and thirst for food and water. Our hearts long for home. No less a necessity than food and water, the desire for home compels us to seek shelter, refuge, community. It ignites … Continued

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Ship-Chic Craft and Vintage Show

08 December 2018 9:00 am

This indoor handmade and vintage market is a curated indoor pop-up market featuring vendors who specialize in antiques, crafts, handmade items, primitives, artisan goods, furniture, salvage, home & garden décor, baked goods, gifts and so much more. The barn will be full of unique items, plus there are shopper door prizes and giveaways. $5 admission, … Continued

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Breakfast with Santa at Amish Acres

08 December 2018 9:15 am

There’s no place like Amish Acres during the winter holidays. Snow or no snow, the red barns beckon guests to come inside and warm to their country offerings. And, there is no setting more unique and cozy than the century old barn restaurant for Breakfast with Santa. Seating is limited so make your reservations early … Continued

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Lunchtime Live! Free Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life

19 December 2018 11:00 am

George Bailey never got a chance to fulfill his life’s ambitions of exploring the world and building skyscrapers. As he watches his friends and family become success stories he dreads on running his fathers building and loan business, rivaling the grumpy old Mr. Potter. When a financial discrepancy puts George in a difficult position, an … Continued

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New Year’s Celebration at Amish Acres

31 December 2018 8:00 pm

Indiana’s most unique New Year’s Eve Celebration takes place at Amish Acres. Individual and group packages begin with early check in at either The Inn at Amish Acres or The Nappanee Inn followed by leisurely Thresher’s Dinner in the festive old barn restaurant. Anticipation mounts as The Round Barn Theatre curtain opens on the final … Continued

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Jason Crabb at The Blue Gate Theatre

03 April 2019 7:00 pm

GRAMMY® winner Jason Crabb is well known as one of the most compelling voices in any genre of music. With his power, range, and passion, he has moved easily among musical styles including gospel, country, pop and southern gospel. With his Reunion Records debut, Whatever The Road, fans of that incredible talent will gain a … Continued

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