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Chocolate Day in Shipshewana

18 November 2017

Purchase your one of a kind chocolate box at Aunt Millie’s Candy & Nuts inside the Davis Mercantile.

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Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Marketplace

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New this year… 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 … Continued

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FIRST LEGO League Robotics Competition at Elkhart Memorial High School

18 November 2017 10:00 am

Watch local K-12 robotics teams compete against one another at the FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament at EMHS! This will be the culmination of a season’s worth of work for the kids there. This event is open to the public, and is free to attend.

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Free Pictures with Santa at Linton’s

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2017 Free Pictures with Santa! Linton’s Enchanted Gardens, 315 C.R. 17, Elkhart Bring your camera and at least one non-perishable food item per person in the picture. (All food donations benefit Pantries & Kitchens United for Elkhart County) Saturday, 11/4, 10am- 4pm(Open House Weekend) Sunday, 11/5, 10am- 4pm (Open House Weekend) Saturday 11/11, 10am- 4pm … Continued

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Michiana Scale Model & Picture Car Show

18 November 2017 10:00 am

Michiana Scale Model Show & Picture Car Show sponsored by DJ Fast Eddie – Registration 10a – 1p, Awards at 4p. Entry $5 1st model, $2 for each additional model, $10 picture entry. Dash plaques and Giveaways, Drawings and Door Prizes! Contact Ed at 260.273.1447.

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Silly Safari Show with Snowstorm Steve

18 November 2017 12:30 pm

Silly Safari Reindeer Reserve Show starring Snowstorm Steve and animals of the North Pole will be at the center court stage at 12:30 p.m. You can meet Snowstorm Steve and his LIVE Reindeer from 1:15-2:00 p.m. Come spend the day and enjoy the fun with your family at Concord Mall! Santa and Mrs. Claus will … Continued

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Santa’s Surprise Visit and Parade at Concord Mall

18 November 2017 1:00 pm

Concord Mall celebrates Santa’s Surprise Visit, a special one day event! Silly Safaris’ Reindeer Reserve Show starring Snowstorm Steve and animals of the North Pole will be at the center court stage at 12:30p. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 1p, kids are invited to join Santa in the Parade! You can meet Snowstorm … Continued

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Christmas at the Powerhouse

18 November 2017 3:00 pm

Powerhouse Markets brings to life the Old World tradition of Christmas markets throughout Europe. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a festive evening shopping carefully selected artisan and vintage vendors, live music, pictures with Santa and local food & drink!

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the Round Barn Theater

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One of the most popular Disney films of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way as a practically perfect musical for the Round Barn Theatre!

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A Christmas Story by Elkhart Civic Theatre

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Christmas is just around the corner and Ralphie wants only one thing from Santa — an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. His road to December 25 has all the familiar bumps, plus a holiday score that you won’t need an Orphan Annie secret decoder ring to enjoy. Put this at the … Continued

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A Christmas Story by Elkhart Civic Theatre

19 November 2017 3:00 pm

Christmas is just around the corner and Ralphie wants only one thing from Santa — an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. His road to December 25 has all the familiar bumps, plus a holiday score that you won’t need an Orphan Annie secret decoder ring to enjoy. Put this at the … Continued

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Take Home Thanksgiving Dinners from the Essenhaus

22 November 2017

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. “Our guests have asked us to again offer this opportunity,” states Scott Zimmerman, Restaurant Manager, “so we created a budget-friendly Thanksgiving feast that will be packaged to … Continued

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Shipshewana Misc. & Antique 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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Free Movie: ELF at the Lerner

22 November 2017 11:00 am

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Admission is FREE with donations being accepted on behalf of the Women’s Care Center of Elkhart (any items for newborns up … Continued

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Turkey Stampede for Faith Mission

23 November 2017 8:30 am

A family event for a family day! Get out and get some fresh air before the big meal! Got company? Bring them along. This is truly a fantastic community event to benefit the homeless shelter- on Thanksgiving Day. What a great way to do some good for others, and help yourself at the same time!

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Amish Acres

23 November 2017 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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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 our Calendar of Events. JULY 6 Sarah Dolezal, South Bend, IN: The artist speaks about her re-purposed and found-object sculpture. JULY 13 Film: “Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris”. A film … 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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BLAMMO Concert at Concord Mall

23 November 2017 7:00 pm

BLAMMO will be in concert beginning at 7p.m. Bring the family and enjoy shopping while dancing to your favorite songs.

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Day After Thanksgiving Horse Sale

24 November 2017

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 also a tack auction with up to five rings of tack … Continued

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Winter Wonderland at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

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Wellfield Botanic Gardens’ Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights presented by Welch Packaging will transport you to a magical setting of lights, sound and beauty, perfect for families to enjoy during the holiday season. Featuring professional light displays accentuating the natural beauty of Wellfield, the ½-mile Promenade Pathway is aglow with color and texture, framing our Garden … Continued

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Fall Concert – Nicholas Roth at Ruthmere

24 November 2017 7:00 pm

Fall Concert Series- Nicholas Roth Elkhart favorite son Nicholas Roth will treat Ruthmere patrons with his annual “Black Friday Concert, ” the Friday evening after Thanksgiving, what a way to celebrate the holiday! Nicholas is Professor of piano at Drake University. Don’t miss Nicholas Roth for this once in a lifetime performance! Ticket pricing for … Continued

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David Pendleton at the Blue Gate

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As one of the nation’s premiere ventriloquists, David will make your believe anything can talk! A 20-year veteran entertainer, David’s humor and stellar technique keep audiences laughing from start to finish.

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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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I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Ruthmere Holiday Tours Begin November 25 – December 30th

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Ruthmere will once again be a must-see during the holiday season. We will be honoring both active duty personnel and veterans by showing our support with this year’s theme “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and will highlight the Armed Services through the decades. Throughout the years, soldiers have fought for our freedom and the holidays … Continued

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Free Screening of “Elf” @ Goshen Theater

25 November 2017 3:00 pm

Thanks to the good people at The Goshen Theater, The Goshen News and Goshen Rotary, we will be hosting a free screening of “Elf” (2003)! Enjoy the day downtown Goshen during Small Business Saturday, then head to the theater to relax with this family-friendly holiday favorite. Concession will be available for purchase. Elf 2003 ~ … Continued

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Special Events during the Holiday Tour Season at Ruthmere

25 November 2017 6:00 pm

The I’ll Be Home For Christmas! holiday tour season opening day kicks off on Saturday, November 25. After a full day of tours, what could be better than kicking back with Santa and Mrs. Claus for a festive “Cocktails with Claus: 21 and Over Holiday Party with Santa and Mrs. Claus” from 6-8 p.m. in … Continued

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Contemporary Nutcracker at the Lerner

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The Aurinko Ballet is thrilled to once again present the Contemporary Nutcracker in the breathtaking Lerner Theater. What images come to mind when you think of the Nutcracker? Swaying ball gowns that glide at the foot of a decked-out evergreen? Heaps of brightly wrapped boxes with shimmering bows? A girl traveling through a magic world … Continued

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“Sunday with Santa” at Ruthmere Museum

26 November 2017 1:00 pm

November 26, Ruthmere will host the popular “Sunday with Santa” an unforgettable photo op with Santa in Ruthmere’s Library and a story and music program for young children and their families from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Admission is $10 per person (only $5 each for Ruthmere members!) and seating is extremely limited. Two seatings of … Continued

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Lunchtime Live! Free Concert Featuring New Horizons Band and Paul Erdman

29 November 2017 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. Paul Erdman draws a lot of influence from American roots music. He has a background firmly planted in blues and jazz and found … Continued

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Brian Regan at the Lerner

30 November 2017 7:30 pm

Setting a comedic standard of excellence that others continually try to follow, Brian Regan made history on September 26, 2015 with the critically-acclaimed live broadcast of Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall, the first live broadcast of a stand-up special in Comedy Central’s history. And on May 8, 2015, Brian made his 28th … Continued

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Mickey Gilley at the Blue Gate

30 November 2017 7:30 pm

Mickey Gilley has accomplished what most artists only dream of – a long and fulfilling career marked by loyal fans and financial success. One of the secrets behind Mickey’s longevity is his ability to balance the heart of an entertainer with the brain of a businessman. He hasn’t had to “reinvent” himself to stay in … Continued

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Goshen First Fridays Hometown Holiday

01 December 2017 5:00 pm

It’s the holiday season! Come warm up and spread the holiday cheer in downtown Goshen during our Hometown Holiday celebration. Find unique gifts for your friends and loved ones at our many retail shops, join a caroling group, and watch the night light up at the annual tree-lighting ceremony.

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It’s a Wonderful Market at Coppes Commons

01 December 2017 5:00 pm

“It’s a Wonderful Market” is a free-admission holiday shopping event featuring dozens of Michiana artists, crafters and antique dealers in the elegant industrial event spaces of Coppes Commons. Hours are 5 – 9 pm on Friday and 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday. Bring a friend or the family and finish up your holiday … Continued

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A Coppes Christmas

01 December 2017 5:00 pm

“A Coppes Christmas” will kick off with an Open House on Friday evening from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. In-store specials will be offered throughout the complex. Visitors can enjoy free cookies and hot drinks in the Mill Room from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., with a performace from bluegrass gospel group, the Marlin Wagler Music Ministry, … Continued

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Sixth Annual Bears in the Air Kickoff Party

01 December 2017 6:00 pm

Come celebrate South Bend International Airport’s SIXTH year of Bears in the Air at our kickoff party! Admission to the party is $15 which will provide a bear to a child in area hospitals, including Elkhart General Hospital, Lakeland Health, Memorial Children’s Hospital, and the Saint Joseph Health System. Additionally, admission will provide funds for … Continued

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Christmas Tree Lighting

01 December 2017 6:30 pm

Cocoa, cookies, and a craft for kids! Middlebury will be lighting their Christmas tree in Memorial Park on Dec. 1st at 6:30 p.m. Sing along on a few Christmas carols as we flip the switch to light the tree. In the spirit of giving, we encourage you to bring a donation for the Middlebury Food … Continued

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Dailey & Vincent – Christmas at the Shipshewana Event Center

01 December 2017 7:30 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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A Christmas Story by Elkhart Civic Theatre

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Christmas is just around the corner and Ralphie wants only one thing from Santa — an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. His road to December 25 has all the familiar bumps, plus a holiday score that you won’t need an Orphan Annie secret decoder ring to enjoy. Put this at the … Continued

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Cirque Musica Holiday presents BELIEVE at The Lerner

01 December 2017 7:30 pm

CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY presents BELIEVE, an all-new concert experience, is a fun-filled family holiday event featuring the cast of Cirque Musica together with all-time favorite holiday songs performed by a live orchestra. Cirque Musica is a concert and visual experience where audiences journey into a world of high-flying adventure with amazing acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks … Continued

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Festival of Carols at Goshen College

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A Festival of Carols is the college’s annual Christmas music extravaganza. Concerts will feature performances by the Goshen College Choirs, Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, music students, and music professors, interspersed with audience singing and readings, and all set in a lavishly decorated Sauder Concert Hall. Tickets are reserved seating and available for purchase beginning Monday, … Continued

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Wreaths and Swags

02 December 2017 9:00 am

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Come one, come all! Are ye in the Christmas spirit? Are ye ready to Deck you Halls? Make a traditional Williamsburg wreath, Christmas wreath, or a swag using greens and fresh fruit to grace your door this Christmas season.

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Christmas Ornaments

02 December 2017 9:00 am

Gain new skills in the woodshop and watch the sawdust fly as you make beautiful Christmas ornaments to grace your tree or give as gifts. Stain, paint, or wood burn your finished creations. Let your imagination be your guide.

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Run Run Rudolph 5k/3k Run Walk McCormick Creek Golf Course

02 December 2017 9:30 am

5k/3k Run/Walk supports FCDC’s Christmas Jublilee. Dogs welcome (treats for pre-registered dogs) & Prize for best Christmas costume. Form for preregister can be emailed.

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Kid’s Day in Shipshewana

02 December 2017 10:00 am

Kids pick up their free Passports and itinerary at The Davis Mercantile and travel to locations throughout Shipshewana for a day of fun activities and surprises!

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It’s a Wonderful Market at Coppes Commons

02 December 2017 10:00 am

“It’s a Wonderful Market” is a free-admission holiday shopping event featuring dozens of Michiana artists, crafters and antique dealers in the elegant industrial event spaces of Coppes Commons. Hours are 5 – 9 pm on Friday and 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday. Bring a friend or the family and finish up your holiday … Continued

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Collingsworth Christmas at the Shipshewna Event Center

02 December 2017 1:00 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. The rapid expansion they have seen occur with the transition to an all-concert ministry is a direct result of the … Continued

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Elkhart’s Winterfest Celebration

02 December 2017 6:00 pm

Enjoy celebrating the season in Downtown Elkhart. Join us for the WinterFest Parade and colorfully decorated floats make their way down Main Street in Elkhart! Tree lighting and Skate at NIBCO afterward.    

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Christmas Cookies

03 December 2017 12:00 pm

Fill your cookie jar for the holidays! Camp provides the ingredients, measuring utensils, and mixing bowls. You bring the family (or not), mix the dough, sample cookies, and sip hot chocolate. Best of all, camp cleans up the mess! Choose 4 batches of cookies (each makes about 3 dozen). See our website for more informations.

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Elkhart Municipal Band Free Holiday Concert at the Lerner

03 December 2017 2:30 pm

The Elkhart Municipal Band, sponsored by Mayor Tim Neese and the Elkhart City Council, present their annual Christmas gift of holiday music. Handbell pre-concert ‘Sounds of the Season’ will be performed at 1:45 pm by The Jubilee Ringers of Elkhart County; Elkhart’s Handbell performing group, now in their 30th community season. The crowd-pleasing annual “Tuba … Continued

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A Christmas Story by Elkhart Civic Theatre

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Christmas is just around the corner and Ralphie wants only one thing from Santa — an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. His road to December 25 has all the familiar bumps, plus a holiday score that you won’t need an Orphan Annie secret decoder ring to enjoy. Put this at the … Continued

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Festival of Carols at Goshen College

03 December 2017 4:00 pm

A Festival of Carols is the college’s annual Christmas music extravaganza. Concerts will feature performances by the Goshen College Choirs, Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, music students, and music professors, interspersed with audience singing and readings, and all set in a lavishly decorated Sauder Concert Hall. Tickets are reserved seating and available for purchase beginning Monday, … Continued

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Light of Hope Community Candlelight Remembrance

07 December 2017 6:00 pm

Chapel Hill Community Outreach will host the Light of Hope Community Candlelight Remembrance on Thursday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. at Chapel Hill Funeral Home located at 10776 McKinkley Hwy in Osceola, IN 46561. This free community event is an opportunity for St. Joseph and Elkhart County’s area residents to come together and honor the … Continued

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Texas Tenors at the Blue Gate.

08 December 2017 1:00 pm

Over 100 Million people from around the world tuned in to NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2009 to see The Texas Tenors become the highest ranking vocal group in the history of the show. From Alabama to Puccini, John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher bring their unique blend of Country, Gospel, Classical and Broadway … Continued

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New Paris Church 100th Anniversary

08 December 2017 4:00 pm

New Paris Church of the Brethren is having a free community event to celebrate our 100th Anniversary on Saturday August 12, 2017 4-8 p.m. Games, free meal and homemade ice cream and music.

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A Christmas Carol

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Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his … Continued

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Ship-Chic Craft 7 Vintage Show

09 December 2017 9:00 am

This indoor handmade and vintage market features juried 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, free parking. For more information, … Continued

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Santa Run in Downtown Elkhart

09 December 2017 9:00 am

The most festive run of the holiday season! Downtown Elkhart turns into a sea of red when tons of “Santa’s” hit the streets for the 5K or 10K event. Our little Santa helpers enjoy the leisurely stroll along the 1 mile walk route. Free Santa suit if registered before Thanksgiving! Be sure to register early … Continued

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Breakfast with Santa at Amish Acres

09 December 2017 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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Sara Evans at the Blue Gate

09 December 2017 7:30 pm

Slow Me Down is Evans’ seventh album for RCA Nashville Records and never has she sounded more self-assured and in control of her artistry. “I have a lot of strong opinions because I’ve been doing this my whole life and I know what I want,” says Evans, who co-produced the album with Mark Bright, who … Continued

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Meditation Yoga

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Make fitness a part of your lifestyle and relax while stretching your body at our free monthly yoga class! Join us at the Elkhart Environmental Center on the second Monday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to discover a relaxing way to stay fit and increase your energy. Classes are lead by … Continued

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Biz-Ness Before Hours hosted by CAPS – Child and Parent Services

12 December 2017 7:30 am

CAPS-Child and Parent Services will host a Biz-Ness Before Hours Tue. Dec. 12th from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. At 9:00 a.m a ribbon-cutting ceremony will officially open their new building at 1000 West Hively Avenue, Elkhart. STEAM Academy Orchestra will also perform from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

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The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas Celebration Tour 2017

12 December 2017 7:30 pm

The Oak Ridge Boys will bring their distinctive and recognizable sound to the Lerner Theatre in Elkhart on December 12. The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits and a #1 pop hit (Elvira) that have earned them numerous Grammy, Dove, CMA and ACM awards. The group has more than a dozen #1 … Continued

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98 Degrees at Christmas at the Lerner

13 December 2017 7:30 pm

In five short years — from 1997 to 2002 — they’d sold a staggering 10 million records, scored a chart-topping single, “Thank God I Found You,” with Mariah Carey and Joe, and collaborated with their collective idol, Stevie Wonder, on “True to Your Heart,” for the 1998 animated Disney film, Mulan. Their four-million-selling album, 98° … Continued

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Glory and Majesty of Christmas with The Webbs at the Blue Gate Theatre

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Make your plans once again this year with family and friends and experience the heartwarming sights and sounds of the season with the “9th Annual Glory and Majesty of Christmas” featuring The Rick Webb Family, one of America’s Premier Family Vocal Groups singing seasonal favorites, joined by veteran actor/narrator Mr. Bill Brooks, the Reigsecker Grandchildren … Continued

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CAPS-Child And Parent Services Holiday Open House

16 December 2017 10:30 am

Join us for pictures with Santa, hot cocoa, cookies, and a tour of our new facility on Saturday, December 16th from 10:30am-Noon at our Holiday Open House. STEAM Academy Orchestra will be performing holiday music throughout the open house while you enjoy our new Joy Rose Center.

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Elkhart County Symphony: Ring In the Holiday at the Lerner

16 December 2017 7:30 pm

The Jubilee Ringers of Elkhart County, Elkhart’s handbell performing group, bring their holiday spirit to the ECSO, along with seasonal favorites and a few surprises!

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Lunchtime Live! Free Concert featuring Celia Weiss

20 December 2017 11:00 am

Celia Weiss shares her talents as an organist, pianist and accompanist by both performing and teaching. She has been the organist for First Presbyterian Church in Elkhart since 1975, and is an adjunct professor with the Raclin School of Arts at IU South Bend. She performs regularly at The Lerner on the historic 1924 Kimball … Continued

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Shipshewana Ice Festival

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December 28 Ice Carvers will be drilling and shaving blocks of ice all over Shipshewana. The creations they design are submitted by the sponsor or are the carver’s choice. These professional carvers enjoy the challenge of creating! Please stop in all over Shipshewana to see them at work… or play! From 10 a.m. – 8 … Continued

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New Year’s Eve Retreat

31 December 2017 2:00 pm

Great fun for youth, peace of mind for parents! Why bring in the New Year sitting at home when you can have a great time reuniting with friends form summer or introducing someone new to Camp Mack? This is the place to be counting down the minutes until the ball drops at our very own … Continued

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New Year’s Celebration at Amish Acres

31 December 2017 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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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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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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AMA Luncheon/Speaker – From the CMO’s Suite: “The Evolutions and Revolutions of Marketing: The Four Ps are Now the S.E.A.T. at the Table for Marketers”

16 January 2018 11:30 am

American Marketing Association-Michiana invites you to join us for a luncheon of insightful discussion, lively networking and a celebration of our volunteers with featured guest Russ Klein, the American Marketing Association’s Chief Executive Officer, who will present a 2018 State of Marketing Address and share his outlook for the industry as well as what it … Continued

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Justified Quartet at Essenhaus’ Heritage Hall

19 January 2018 7:00 pm

Since 2011, Justified Quartet has been spreading the Gospel through song and music to audiences across the Michigan and Indiana area. Comprised of four talented gentleman, each with over 20 years of experience in the music industry, the members of Justified Quartet look forward to blessing each and every concert attendee in a very special … Continued

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Little Women by Elkhart Civic Theatre

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Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale of love and togetherness reunites the March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — and their friends as they struggle to keep the family together while their father is away in the Civil War. Privation, illness and sibling rivalry cast their shadows as each girl strives to find her … Continued

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Sidewalk Prophets with Cody Collier at the Blue Gate

19 January 2018 8:00 pm

In a cabin on a lake in Pennsylvania, founding members of Sidewalk Prophets, Ben McDonald and David Frey, wrote most of what would become their third full studio album, Something Different. A band known for spending more days on the road than anywhere else, the quiet seclusion of the cabin helped Ben and Dave create … Continued

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Thompson Square with The Hubie Ashcraft Band at the Shipshewana Event Center

20 January 2018 8:00 pm

The duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are a force to be reckoned with in the modern day Country music landscape. International Country music stars, Thompson Square has topped the radio charts across the Unites States, Canada and Australia with #1 hits “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” “If I Didn’t Have You” and … Continued

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Little Women by Elkhart Civic Theatre

21 January 2018 3:00 pm

Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale of love and togetherness reunites the March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — and their friends as they struggle to keep the family together while their father is away in the Civil War. Privation, illness and sibling rivalry cast their shadows as each girl strives to find her … Continued

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Forgiven at Essenhaus’ Heritage Hall

Multiple Dates

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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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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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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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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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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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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The Rat Pack Lounge at the Round Barn Theatre

Multiple Dates

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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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

Multiple Dates

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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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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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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MayFest

Multiple Dates

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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Plain and Fancy at the Round Barn Theatre

Multiple Dates

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

Multiple Dates

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

Multiple Dates

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

Multiple Dates

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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Father’s Day at Amish Acres

17 June 2018 11:00 am

Don’t Slight Dad Sunday!

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Shipshewana Quilt Festival

Multiple Dates

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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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

Multiple Dates

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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Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival

Multiple Dates

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

Multiple Dates

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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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

Multiple Dates

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Nappanee Apple Festival

Multiple Dates

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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Middlebury Fall Festival

Multiple Dates

This small town event is big on fun.

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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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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

Multiple Dates

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

Multiple Dates

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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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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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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