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Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market

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Address: 345 S van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565-9488
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Tue - Wed 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market was established in 1922 and is...

The Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market was established in 1922 and is now home of the Midwest's largest flea market, boasting nearly 900 booths. The Flea Market is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 am - 5 pm, from May to the 1st Saturday in October. Visitors can also enjoy the year-round weekly Miscellaneous & Antique Auction (Wednesdays at 9 am) and Livestock Auctions (Wednesdays). Visitors enjoy great food on site at one of our 4 Food Courts or the indoor, sit-down Auction Restaurant and can stay overnight at the Farmstead Inn, our Amish-inspired hotel. Call us for specific hours and special holiday flea market dates. (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Fall Extravaganza)

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Well Run Auction

Traveled all the way from Mississippi to buy a load of antiques for re-sale. They had a good assortment with seven auctioneers running at the same time. We attended as buyers... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Traveled all the way from Mississippi to buy a load of antiques for re-sale. They had a good assortment with seven auctioneers running at the same time. We attended as buyers, so we bought some stuff but alot was higher than we would have liked. The best part of this place is that it is very well run. They have... More 

Thank ChuckBennett
gulf coast
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I recently visited for the antique and miscellaneous auction. We had been told that it was worth the visit and you could get great deals. Our experience was mixed. The people running the auction were great! Extremely friendly and personable. The prices however varied. If you are going to buy to resale, be careful. Prices where a... More 

1 Thank mbfree66
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Great 3 day weekend, couldn't of asked for better weather!!!! The shows were fabulous with no long lines and great parking. Just good old fashion fun!!!!!!!

Thank Lucy S
Flat Rock
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

I would advise to come early to the flea market! This place is huge and if you are only planning on a one day adventure you will regret not going early! They have a huge amount of vendors!

Thank Christala G
Graytown, Ohio
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Had not visited here in like 10 years! Loved it. I went in October when about a third of the vendors were gone for the season, which I guess was good, since I was able to get through the whole market. Even got great parking. Not as many people either.

Thank cbo133
Westland, Michigan
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Absolutely love seeing all the venders!!! The first time I came here was with my girl scout troop back in 1996. How can you go wrong here when you are 16 and have a bunch of different shops to shop at? Coming back here twice within the last three years, it gets better and better!!!! I love the fresh made... More 

1 Thank irishbear142017
Conway, South Carolina
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is truly an amazing experience. There are vendors far and wide, and you had better have very comfortable shoes and good legs if you hope to walk the complex. Unfortunately, the rock/gravel walkways are extremely hard on the legs, and so my wife and I just couldn't walk more than a row or two before we had to give... More 

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Chestertown, New York
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

If you love to browse & shop, you must go here. They have everything from clothes to hardware to produce. It is so large that they even rent scooters for those who feel the need for one. You can even park your RV here!

Thank outsidenow
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Oh can anybody say so much going on all at one time. I believe they had ten auctions going on all at once. I only gave it a three star because I was confused by the whole concept. It is big and we'll put together, just a Lil much for me.

Thank Cindy B
Lakeville, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

they had a nice craft show with lots of Amish made crafts as well as non Amish crafts some very unique Items like Camel Milk soap and petrosky stone jewelry..we found this quite by accident as we had come to town so my wife could look at quilt fabric at Yoders

Thank MinnScooter

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