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American Portraits from the Permanent Collection at the Midwest Museum of American Art

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As an adjunct to the museum’s Story of American Art survey of 200 years, this exhibit complements the 39th Elkhart Juried Regional by including several well-known Michiana artists whose works are found in concert with major artists of the past. The timeframe covered by the 21 works in “American Portraits” features images from the 19th … Continued

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American Portraits from the Permanent Collection at the Midwest Museum of American Art

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As an adjunct to the museum’s Story of American Art survey of 200 years, this exhibit complements the 39th Elkhart Juried Regional by including several well-known Michiana artists whose works are found in concert with major artists of the past. The timeframe covered by the 21 works in “American Portraits” features images from the 19th … Continued

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Here & There: Large and Small Scale Views in Photography at the Midwest Museum of American Art

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This exhibit features an incredible sampling of world-class photographers who have worked or are now working in the United States. In this age of cell phone cameras and social media, the ability for anyone to participate as an image maker/chronicler of their time, is in sharp technological contrast to the careful and trained eye of … Continued

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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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Lunchtime Live! Free Concert featuring Celia Weiss

24 January 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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Quentin Flag presents: Q’s Rock & Roll Variety Show at Southgate Crossing

25 January 2018 6:00 pm

Rock & Roll music Variety Show! $5.00 at the door. Dinner options available!

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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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Ana & Micha- acoustic retro & rock classics at Southgate Crossing

26 January 2018 6:00 pm

Acoustic retro & rock classics. $5.00 at the door, Dinner options available!

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Standardbred Horse Sale

27 January 2018

Saturday Standardbred auction. Preview and driving 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. To Consign a horse, call Dale Chupp: 260.499.0093. Held Annually the 4th Saturday in January.

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Polar Plunge at Oakwood Resort

27 January 2018 11:30 am

Trip Advisor® Certificate of Excellence winner, Oakwood Resort announces their beach area will host a Polar Plunge Fundraiser. The Polar Plunge will take place Saturday, January 27, 2018, with registration opening at 11:30 a.m. and the Plunge beginning at 12:00 p.m. The net proceeds from the event will benefit Turkey Creek Fire Department which provides … Continued

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Fairytale Fantasy at the Lerner

27 January 2018 1:30 pm

The Conservatory of Dance presents their cutest performance of the year featuring their youngest performers six years of age and younger. This performance was created to introduce young dancers to the stage with a positive performance experience. This performance is always held at the end of January or the start of February and has a … Continued

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Little Texas at the Shipshwana Event Center

27 January 2018 8:00 pm

As part of the Young Country movement of the early ’90s, Little Texas were responsible for shaking up the country music world with a new, energetic sound that fused the look and attitude of modern rock music with traditional country themes and styles, bringing a much appreciated bolt of life into the genre. For their … Continued

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Here & There: Large and Small Scale Views in Photography at the Midwest Museum of American Art

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This exhibit features an incredible sampling of world-class photographers who have worked or are now working in the United States. In this age of cell phone cameras and social media, the ability for anyone to participate as an image maker/chronicler of their time, is in sharp technological contrast to the careful and trained eye of … Continued

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The Healing Path Workshop Series

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St. Joseph & Elkhart Counties, IN – Chapel Hill Community Outreach offers a FREE workshop series for community who have experienced loss. The Healing Path Workshops take place on certain Wednesdays at 4:00 pm at Trine University-South Bend Education Center located at 4101 Edison Lakes Pkwy, Suite 250, Mishawaka, IN 46545. This unique 8-week long … Continued

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Meet the Author Linda Akeson McGurk at Elkhart Public Library

01 February 2018 6:30 pm

Linda Akeson McGurk, author of “There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather” and the blog “Rain or Shine Mamma” comes to the Elkhart Public Library Downtown Branch to sign books and share her view on Scandinavian parenting; getting children to play outdoors in all kinds of weather and freely. McGurk advocates for the Scandinavian ideas … Continued

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Ron White at the Lerner

01 February 2018 7:30 pm

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. White has always been a classic storyteller. His stories relay … Continued

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Goshen First Fridays February Hygge Fest

02 February 2018 5:00 pm

We’re bringing you a celebration of all-things cozy and heart-warming for the first-ever Hygge Fest! Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a Danish word for “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Think candles, woolen slippers, foamy lattes, pastries, chocolate, tea, and flannel blankets. Enjoy an evening of life’s … Continued

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The Churchmen at Essenhaus’ Heritage Hall

02 February 2018 7:00 pm

The Churchmen Quartet is known across the country for their Southern Gospel style, four part harmony and bluegrass instrumentation. They’re unique brand of Gospel entertains and truly warms the heart and uplifts the spirit.

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Cirque D’Or

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With an array of the worlds greatest acrobats, contortionists and aerial artists, Cirque D’Or has been entertaining fans around the world with tremendous popularity. Their electrifying and mesmerizing stunts have been performed live on and above the stage with breathtaking aerial performances. The show travels with a cast of 30 performers from around the world … Continued

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Pajama Day Sale

03 February 2018

18th Annual Shipshewana Pajama Day Sale!

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Daddy Daughter Valentine Tea at the Lerner

04 February 2018 3:00 pm

Enjoy sweets and treats with Cinderella. Make a keepsake craft with dad. Dance and twirl with Cinderella and her fairy friends! Limited seating available. 1 hour duration.

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Frosty 5K and Mitten Mile

10 February 2018 8:30 am

This is a lovely run through the woods on a path that is mostly flat. Last year, we had to modify the course due to snow melt/flooding and participants actually liked that route better, so we are going to use it. It makes the course loop section a bit bigger and combines running on some … Continued

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Valentine’s Dinner

10 February 2018 6:00 pm

Join us for our Valentine’s Dinner… Dinner to be announced, but get your tickets now. $30/person includes all food, drink, tax, and gratuity! Reservations required. Confirm your seat(s) today by calling us at 574.546.4911 or emailing kelly@thefarmhouseat52.com.

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Elkhart County Symphony: Marimba Magic at the Lerner

11 February 2018 4:00 pm

We highlight our students and their teachers, bringing to the stage Ben Runkel, percussionist and educator, and the Elkhart County Youth Honors Symphony Orchestra, in performance with your Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra.

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Das Dutchman Essenhaus Train Show

17 February 2018 9:00 am

All aboard! We’re hosting an all-gauge train show for collectors, enthusiasts and anyone interested in trains.

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Jay Owenhouse – The Authentic Illusionist

17 February 2018 8:00 pm

Jay Owenhouse, a legendary escape artists and one of the most awarded illusionists in history, will perform in Elkhart one night only in “Dare to Believe!”, an illusion spectacular. The show has been voted by audiences and critics alike “One of the Top 10 Live Shows in America”. Jay has amazed millions on T.V. in … Continued

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Elkhart Municpal Band Free Winter Concert at the Lerner

18 February 2018 2:30 pm

The Elkhart Municipal Band knows no winter blahs with this family musicale that has something for all. This concert program includes great band works by Rolf Rudin, Leonard Bernstein, John Philip Sousa, John Williams, Claude T. Smith and David Maslanka. As a celebration for our former band member, Onsby Rose, the concert opens with this … Continued

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Lunchtime Live! Free Concert featuring New Horizons Band and Gemini at the Lerner

21 February 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. Gemini. Music that’s out of this world! In 2014 Jim Stanton and Mel Williams began their mission to bring a new twist to … Continued

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Get the Led Out at the Lerner

22 February 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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Work As Worship Conference

23 February 2018

God has a purpose for us on this earth. That calling is to be on mission for God where He has placed us. And since many people spend the majority of their waking hours on the job, we have to stop compartmentalizing life into “spiritual activities” and “work activities.” How are we living examples of … Continued

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Goshen’s First Fridays: Live and Local

02 March 2018 5:00 pm

You don’t have to travel far to experience exceptional talent. Local singers, songwriters, and poets entertain guests with performances inside downtown stores. We know you’ll be surprised by the caliber of talent in our small city.

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Mark Chesnutt with The Hubie Ashcraft Band at the Shipshewana Event Center

02 March 2018 7:30 pm

Mark Chesnutt is one of Country’s true musical treasures. Critics have hailed him as a classic Country singer of the first order and some of Country music’s most elite entertainers, from George Jones to George Strait, echo the sentiment. Mark Chesnutt’s stature is easily gauged. He has 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, … Continued

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No Way to Treat a Lady by Elkhart Civic Theatre

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A publicity-hungry actor (and serial killer) is the focus of this musical, based on the movie, based on the novel, in which all of the victims are a reminder of the killer’s actress mother. On his trail is an equally determined detective. Loaded with gallows humor, this murderous tale is–a comedy! Don’t believe it? Come … Continued

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Marshall Tucker Band at the Shipshewana Event Center

03 March 2018 8:00 pm

Marshall Tucker Band Details: Showtime: 8:00 p.m. | Doors Open: 7:00 p.m. Prices: Tickets Only – $19.95 -$39.95 -$49.95 -$64.95 | Dinner and Theater – $36.95 -$56.95 -$66.95 -$81.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center  

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RETA Celebrating Life Benefit Dinner

08 March 2018 5:30 pm

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 8 AT RETAFORLIFE.COM/DINNER Celebrate life with RETA at our 28th annual Celebrating Life Benefit Dinner presented by Newmar Corporation on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Northern Indiana Event Center/RV Hall of Fame. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Registration is $30/person or $240/table of eight. The … Continued

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Forgiven at Essenhaus’ Heritage Hall

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A new play. Meet an unlikely group of individuals whose lives are seemingly different but strikingly similar. Take a peek into their inner circle and listen as they share their life stories and discover what it truly means to be “forgiven”.

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Phillips, Craig and Dean at the Shipshewana Event Center

09 March 2018 8:00 pm

Few songwriters cultivate more fertile creative soil when crafting a new album than Phillips, Craig, and Dean. Juggling dual vocations as both pastors and recording artists for more than two decades, Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig, and Dan Dean have created an impressive body of work inspired by what God is doing in their lives and … Continued

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Blackberry Smoke at the Lerner

09 March 2018 8:00 pm

Blackberry Smoke has never been a band that stands still. Whether pursuing the dream by logging hundreds of thousands of miles on America’s highways and abroad or relentlessly exploring the many facets of its most unique art form, the Atlanta quintet is always on the move. The songs on Blackberry Smoke’s sixth album, Like an … Continued

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Forgiven at Essenhaus’ Heritage Hall

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A new play. Meet an unlikely group of individuals whose lives are seemingly different but strikingly similar. Take a peek into their inner circle and listen as they share their life stories and discover what it truly means to be “forgiven”.

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Pink Droyd

10 March 2018 7:30 pm

For over 4 decades the amazing music and live concerts of Pink Floyd have entertained and mesmerized audiences around the world. Their live performances were both aurally astounding and visually brilliant. Today Pink Droyd, a tribute to Pink Floyd, brings the look, feel, and sound of those shows to audiences, both young and old, around … Continued

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Anita Renfroe at the Shipshewana Event Center

10 March 2018 8:00 pm

“Comedian and author Anita Renfroe became an overnight Internet sensation when her YouTube video of her singing everything a mother says to her children in a single day to the tune of “The William Tell Overture” in just two minutes and fifty-five seconds was viewed by millions. Renfroe was featured on morning and late night … Continued

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Addison Agen at the Lerner

11 March 2018 7:00 pm

Addison Agen, singing sensation and runner up on The Voice, is coming to the Lerner! Addison is a 16 year old singer songwriter from Ft Wayne, IN, with a voice and songwriting chops far beyond her years. Addison started singing when she was only four years old. When she was nine, her father bought a … Continued

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In the Mood at the Lerner

13 March 2018 2:00 pm

Complete with the String of Pearls Orchestra and the IN THE MOOD Singers & Dancers, IN THE MOOD, a 1940s musical revue creates a nostalgic atmosphere that transports the audience back in time – a time when everyone was singing and dancing to the same kind of music. IN THE MOOD aspires to promote the … Continued

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In the Mood at the Lerner

13 March 2018 7:30 pm

Complete with the String of Pearls Orchestra and the IN THE MOOD Singers & Dancers, IN THE MOOD, a 1940s musical revue creates a nostalgic atmosphere that transports the audience back in time – a time when everyone was singing and dancing to the same kind of music. IN THE MOOD aspires to promote the … Continued

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Crowder at the Lerner Theatre

17 March 2018 7:30 pm

3X GRAMMY® nominee Crowder has been embraced for his lyrically powerful and musically elaborate, unpredictable songs that have found themselves being sung everywhere from churches to clubs all across the country. Crowder’s first solo album, Neon Steeple, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, was named iTunes 2014 Christian Album of the Year, garnered … Continued

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AMA Luncheon/Speaker – Adding Story to Your Brand

20 March 2018 11:30 am

Kerry Edelstein is the President and Founder of Research Narrative, a firm which specializes in turning facts and figures of research into a STORY worth telling by finding the story in the data. Because our modern landscape is on data overload and inboxes are bursting, creating clear and compelling business narratives has never been more … Continued

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Wakarusa Historical Museum Educational Days

21 March 2018 9:00 am

49th Annual Wakarusa Educational Days. Celebrating the Maple Syrup Heritage of Wakarusa, Indiana.

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Under the Streetlamp at the Shipshewana Event Center

23 March 2018 8:00 pm

Under the Streetlamp – (March 23, 2018) Showtime: 8:00 p.m. | Doors Open: 7:00 p.m. Prices: Tickets Only – $19.95 -$34.95 -$44.95 -$59.95 | Dinner and Theater – $36.95 -$51.95 -$61.95 -$76.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center  

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Gary Allan

23 March 2018 8:00 pm

With the allure of a modern-day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way. Allan re-signed with Universal … Continued

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Standardbred Horse Sale

24 March 2018 2:34 pm

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

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Silent Movie: The Freshman at the Lerner

25 March 2018 2:00 pm

(1925) Harold Lloyd’s biggest hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the everyman at his eager best as a new college student. Though he dreams of being a big man on campus, the freshman’s plans inevitably go awry. But he gets a chance to prove his mettle in one of the most famous sports sequences … Continued

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Lunchtime Live! Free Concert featuring HiFi2WiFi

28 March 2018 11:00 am

HiFi2WiFi started their journey in 2006. Matt Kennedy (Guitar and Vocals) met Tim Gardner (Lead Singer/Drums and Lead Vocals) and the two quickly became friends. They decided to form a band, but not just a regular bar band. They searched out and found Josef Szaday (Bass Guitar) and with a keyboardist and sax player on … Continued

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Good Friday Horse Auction

30 March 2018 9:00 am

The Shipshewana Good Friday Horse 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 also a tack auction with up to five rings of tack … Continued

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Easter at Amish Acres

01 April 2018 10:30 am

The secular traditions and festivities that surround and symbolize Easter create a spring stir on the farm. An Easter egg hunt for 1,000 hidden eggs in the courtyard brings out a vigorous group of kids of all ages. A coloring contest in the Barn Loft Grill provides a place for families to wait for their … Continued

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Spring Maker’s Market at Coppes Commons

06 April 2018 4:00 pm

Join us this spring to shop for quality, locally handcrafted items and gifts for all! Spring Maker’s Market will feature unique, one-of-a-kind handmade vendors in the historic Coppes Commons building in Nappanee, Indiana. With Mother’s Day around the corner, what better time to shop for mom? Spring is all about “out with the old, in … Continued

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Goshen’s First Fridays: Spring Breaaaaaaak!

06 April 2018 5:00 pm

Sometimes the most rejuvenating vacations are staycations. On this First Fridays, we’re bringing the sun and fun to you. Break out your sandals and sunglasses and head downtown for a Spring Break celebration to warm the heart and refresh the soul.

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Spring Maker’s Market at Coppes Commons

07 April 2018 9:00 am

Join us this spring to shop for quality, locally handcrafted items and gifts for all! Spring Maker’s Market will feature unique, one-of-a-kind handmade vendors in the historic Coppes Commons building in Nappanee, Indiana. With Mother’s Day around the corner, what better time to shop for mom? Spring is all about “out with the old, in … Continued

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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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Million Dollar Quartet

12 April 2018 7:30 pm

Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award-winning smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would … Continued

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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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Asleep at the Wheel at the Shipshewana Event Center

13 April 2018 8:00 pm

Asleep at the Wheel Showtime: 8:00 p.m. | Doors Open: 7:00 p.m. Prices: Tickets Only – $19.95 -$29.95 -$39.95 -$49.95 | Dinner and Theater – $36.95 -$46.95 -$56.95 -$66.95 This Concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center  

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Elkhart County Symphony: The Symphony Meets the Beat-Box at the Lerner

14 April 2018 7:30 pm

Gemeinhardt presents PROJECT Trio, joining the ECSO for an eclectic program of classic and modern selections, featuring the beat-box sounds of Greg Pattillo – flute.

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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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Catalogued Antique Toy Auction

17 April 2018

Shipshewana Auction and Kraft Auction Service are teaming up for a cataloged specialty sale featuring high quality antique toys. Held the day before the Shipshewana Antique & Misc. + Toy Auction. Call the Auction Manager at 260-768-4129 or Del at 765-790-2407 to consign good toys! Online Bidding Available. More info: https://shipshewanatradingplace.com/auctions/special-antique-sales/

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Catalogued Antique Toy Auction at the Shipshewana Flea Market

17 April 2018 1:00 pm

Shipshewana Auction and Kraft Auction Service are teaming up for a cataloged specialty sale featuring high quality antique toys. Held the day before the Shipshewana Antique & Misc. + Toy Auction. Call the Auction Manager at 260-768-4129 or Del at 765-790-2407 to consign good toys! Online Bidding Available.

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Essenhaus Spring Fashion Show

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

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Shipshewana Toy plus Miscellaneous Antique Toy Auction

18 April 2018 9:00 am

Antique & collectible toys will be featured for auction in a designated area of the regular Wednesday Shipshewana Antique & Miscellaneous Auction. Call the Auction Manager at 260.768.4129 to consign good toys. Held annually the Wednesday before Chicago Toy Auction. (Chicago Toy Auction usually the 4th Sunday in April)

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ETHOS Science Center New Building Grand Opening

20 April 2018 5:30 pm

Come join us for the Grand Opening of our new building on North Michigan Street! You’ll have a chance to tour the new facility, participate in family-friendly STEM activities, and learn more about what classes and camps that we’re planning for the future. Check out the Facebook link to the event to RSVP & to … Continued

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Newbury Square Swap Meet at Shipshewana Trading Place

21 April 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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Lunchtime Live! Free Concert featuring Celia Weiss

25 April 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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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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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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Kite Komotion in Shipshewana

28 April 2018 11:00 am

Kite Komotion Festival & Clinic is held at the Shipshewana Event Center. Free admission and activities, sponsored by LaGrange Community Youth Centers, Inc. & Head Over Heels, LLC.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kimball Organ Series: Mother’s Day Out Concert at the Lerner

20 May 2018 2:00 pm

An organ concert of classic Broadway and show tunes for Mother’s Day. Featuring organist Cletus Goens. Sponsored by the Murphey Family.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale & Quilt Auction

Multiple Dates

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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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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Gathering At Five Medals

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Join us for our annual living history event.

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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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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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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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“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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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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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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