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Middlebury

Small Town Delights

Small town charm The neighborhood butcher, the Main Street hardware store, the welcoming shop owner capture everyone’s idea of a small town. Amish and “English” come to Middlebury to do business, greet their neighbors and catch up on local happenings in the newly renovated town center. A thriving main street Local merchants take pride in the personal service they promise with every sale. You’ll likely see them behind the counter, suggesting baked goods fresh from the oven, award-winning cheeses, flavored honey and smoked meats. Seasonal celebrations Festive events, brimming with food and fun, capture the local charm and include the town’s annual Summer (August 8 & 9) and Fall (September 19 & 20) Festivals and monthly “Third Friday” celebrations.

2,992 residents | 40 shops & restaurants

Locals Love

  • Pick up 5-star smoked ribs (voted #1Readers Choice) every Thursday at Old Hoosier Meats
  • Bring home heaven in a crust – the bakery at Das Dutchman Essenhaus offers 30 tempting pie varieties
  • Shop for placements and napkins to hammers and nails and a whole lot in between at Varns & Hoover Hardware
  • Sit down to a steaming mug of coffee and lip-smacking cinnamon roll while catching up on local news at the Village Inn
  • Spend Third Fridays shopping late at downtown shops and enjoying special events
  • Check out makes, models and memories during summer months at the Classic Car Cruise-in at Das Dutchman Essenhaus

Only in Middlebury

  • Shop for the chic accessories and the area's biggest selection of Vera Bradley items at The Cinnamon Stick
  • Watch the Lehman family make noodles and take home a bag or two at the Amish operated Dutch Country Market
  • Browse for antiques at The Market Place of Middlebury and stop for a snack at The Pumpkinvine Café
  • Shop "the Amish way" at Gohn Brothers, a dry-goods emporium and Main Street mainstay
  • Grab a take-out from a local eatery and enjoy a picnic lunch in Krider World's Fair Garden
  • Get personalized instruction for a quilting or latch-hooking project from Roz at The Quilt Shop at Essenhaus

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