Shipshewana Ice Festival

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 p.m.
December 29
Come watch as the ice carvers compete in the Davis Mercantile parking lot. The Ice Carvers love this special event!! They create their own design or sculpture out of special larger pieces of ice. Cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded upon competition. Bring your cameras and video these master cravers at work! Starts at 10 a.m.

The 8th annual Chili Cook-Off in the parking lot of the Davis Mercantile. Open to anyone, no charge to compete! Trophies, cash awards, gifts and bragging rights for the cooks! (call Jay Chupp, 260-463-6175 to register) Admission: 2017 Shipshewana Ice Festival Pin will get you FREE entrance into the Chili Cook-off. The pin will be available at many stores in Shipshewana. You can purchase the pin at the chili tent the day of the event. The Ice Festival Pin is worth approximately $100 in value during the month of January. Many stores will be participating in the specials for January. And if Old Man Winter should make an appearance, there will be snowman building! From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

2017 Ice Festival Pins may be purchased at the following locations:┬áKitchen Cupboard (next to JoJo’s Pretzels in the Davis Mercantile) or┬áLotions and Potions in Yoder’s Red Barn Shoppes