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Ultimate Guide to the Shipshewana Antique Festival

Post Date: Jul 04, 2018

Calling all vintage lovers! You won't want to miss this year's Shipshewana Antique Festival - a day of shopping for treasures including antiques, refurbished items, jewelry, furniture, industrial salvage, glassware, toys and so much more.

Here is your ultimate guide to this year's festival - better than ever!

The main event (antique & vintage market) will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 8am - 4pm at the Farmstead Event Pavilion, 368 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN.

Best of all, it's free admission and free parking! So come enjoy the day in Shipshewana.

Shipshewana Antique Festival Events / Activities:

1. Antique & Vintage Market

When: August 3, 2019 8am - 4pm

Location: Farmstead Event Pavilion

This market is a gathering of antique and vintage dealers selling their treasures. Come shop booths packed with collectibles, furniture, unique vintage items, primitives and more. 

There will be food on site too!

Be sure to sign up for the 1:00 pm drawing...you could win $25, $50, or $100 market cash! (Must be present to win).

What to Bring: Tape Measure, Cash, Bag or Packing Materials, Comfortable Shoes, Sunglasses or Hat, Large Vehicle for When you Find that Perfect Furniture Piece!

2. Shipshewana Steam & Gas Show

When: August 2-3, 2019

Location: Farmstead Event Pavilion (keep going on back past the expo barn)

  • Friday Night Set Up (August 2)
    • Swamill Demonstration 4pm & 7pm
    • Threshing 5pm & 7pm
    • Plowing 4pm & 8pm
    • Spark Show - Dusk
    • Saturday 8am-4pm (30+ Antique Tractors, Hit & Miss Engines plus old-fashioned farming demonstrations like field plowing, saw mill and wheat threshing!

3. Antique Telephone Show

When: August 3

Location: Farmstead Conference Center (inside the hotel)

Browse hundreds antique phones and parts located in the Farmstead Conference Center (next door to the Antique Market).

Where to Stay

The Farmstead Inn & Conference Center is right next door to all of the festivities. Modeled after an Amish homestead, the Farmstead Inn offers free hot breakfast, an indoor pool, spa, basketball court and ping pong.

Hope to see you on the first Saturday in August for the Antique Festival! It's going to be great!

Are you interested in setting up and selling antique or vintage items? We'd love to have you at the August 4 Antique Market! See our sell at Antique Market website page for more information.

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