CULTURES CONNECT… Amish life blends seamlessly with this small town’s modern day mix of commerce and community.

EAT delicious fried chicken served family-style in the home-like surroundings of the Blue Gate Restaurant. Locals love the palate-pleasing treats at Yoder’s Meat and Cheese and always fresh-from-the-oven JoJo’s Pretzels. Break from shopping (and beat the heat) with an iced mocha or choose from 28 fl avors of ice cream, topped-to-your taste at Fireside Café.

SHOP the Midwest’s largest Flea Market – it brims with miles of aisles (and bags full of bargains!) May 3 through the fi rst weekend in October. Travel down the quaint shop-lined streets of Harrison and Morton where you’ll discover locally made items and everything else from bracelets to banjos. Nostalgia comes with every purchase at Yoder’s Shipshewana Hardware and Yoder’s Red Barn Shoppes.

PLAY Musical comedies and Grammy-winning performers take the stage at the Blue Gate Theatre. Take a tour with one of the local buggy companies along back roads dotted with Amish farms. Families will enjoy the restored 1906 Dentzel Carousel at the Davis Mercantile, the tornado experience at Menno-Hof and the world’s largest collection of classic Hudson automobiles at the Hostetler Hudson Auto Museum. Weave your way through a seasonal family favorite, the Shipshewana Corn Maze.

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