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2023 Guide to Events in Shipshewana

Post Date: Jan 27, 2023

It's easy to find special events and one-of-a-kind things to do in Shipshewana, Indiana all year long. Take a look at some of the best upcoming 2023 area events for seasonal festivals, shows, auctions, markets and other events that you'll only find in Indiana's Amish country.

This is NOT a complete list of all Shipshewana area events, but for a more exhaustive list, please visit the Official Shipshewana Visitor Center site!

Shipshewana event resources include:

Please note that event details, dates and times are subject to change. Please confirm with the venues directly before making travel plans.

January 2023

  • 3rd Weekend of January: Shipshewana Ice Festival & Chili Cookoff
  • 12th-14th: Midwest Winter Nationals - MEC
  • 27th: Forever Seger - Blue Gate PAC
  • 28th: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit w-Peter One - Blue Gate PAC
  • 27th-28th: Midwest Tool Expo & Auction - MEC

February 2023

  • 3rd: Southern Fried Chicks - BlueGate PAC
  • 3rd-4th: Northern Indiana Grazing Conference & MXR ArenaCross - MEC
  • 4th: Pajama Day Sales
  • 10th-11th: Midwest Home and Yard Show - MEC
  • 11th: Josh Turner - Blue Gate PAC
  • 18th: Mark Farner's American Band - Blue Gate PAC
  • 23rd: John Crist - Blue Gate PAC
  • 25th: Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour - Blue Gate PAC

March 2023

  • 2nd-4th: Michiana Camping & RV Show - MEC
  • 3rd: Aaron Lewis Acoustic - Blue Gate PAC
  • 6th: March Madness Makers Event - Farmstead Inn & Conference Center
  • 10th: Postmodern Jukebox - Blue Gate Performing Arts Center
  • 13th-14th: NIWA Furniture Expo - MEC
  • 17th: Blackhawk - Blue Gate PAC
  • 17th-18th: NTPA Spring Nationals Indoor Truck & Tractor Pull - MEC
  • 18th: Scotty McCreery - Blue Gate PAC
  • 24th-25th: Passion Play - MEC
  • 25th: Amy Grant - Blue Gate PAC
  • 30th: The Circus - MEC
  • 31st: Champions of Magic - Blue Gate PAC

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April 2023

Above: MayFest Parade

May 2023

June 2023

  • 2nd: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives featuring Junior Brown - Blue Gate PAC
  • 6th: Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, & Legacy V - Blue Gate Music Hall
  • 8th: David Phelps - Blue Gate PAC
  • 8th: Quilt & Fiber Expo - RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart
  • 9th: Gaither Vocal Band - Blue Gate PAC
  • 10th: Jeff Foxworthy:  The Good Old Days Tour - Blue Gate PAC
  • 16th-17th: Weekend Flea Market - Shipshewana Flea Market
  • 17th: Swap Meet - Shipshewana Trading Place
  • 17th: John Anderson - Blue Gate PAC
  • 21st: Oak Ridge Boys - Blue Gate PAC
  • 29th: JoDee Messina - Blue Gate PAC
  • 30th: Horse Progress Days - MEC

July 2023

  • 1st-29th: A Neil Diamond Tribute - Blue Gate Music Hall
  • 1st - Horse Progress Days - MEC
  • 3rd-5th: Independence Day Extended - Shipshewana Flea Market
  • 6th:  Confession the Musical Opens - Blue Gate PAC
  • 7th:  PBR Bull Bash Challenger Series - MEC
  • 7th: Dion Pride - Blue Gate Music Hall
  • 8th:  Ty Herndon - Blue Gate Music Hall
  • 8th-15th: LaGrange Country 4-H Fair - LaGrange 4H Fairgrounds
  • 21st:  Georgette Jones - Blue Gate Music Hall

Above: Shipshewana Antique Festival

August 2023

Above: Shopping at Shipshewana Flea Market

September 2023

October 2023

Above: Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show

November 2023

  • 10th-11th: Amish Furniture Auction - MEC
  • 11th: Lighting of Shipshewana & Holiday Light Parade - Downtown Shipshewana
  • 17th-Dec. 31st: Shipshewana's Lights of Joy (Open through December) - Shipshewana RV Park
  • 24th: Friday After Thanksgiving Horse Auction - Shipshewana Auction
  • 27th-Dec. 5th: Daniel O'Donnell Christmas and More - Blue Gate PAC
  • Late November: Wana Night Out - Downtown Shipshewana 

December 2023

*No Shipshewana Antique Auctions on December 27, 2023 or January 3, 2024
*No Horse Sale on December 22, 2023

Above: Shipshewana Ice Festival

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